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Valentine Decorating with Red in Our House…Part 1

Red in Our House for Valentines Day...and BeyondIf you have been around here for any time at all, you know that our house has more than its fair share of red…a lot more.:)So when it comes to holidays like Christmas, the 4th of July, and Valentine’s Day, adding red seasonal touches to our rooms is pretty easy. (Easter, on the other hand, is a challenge!)

bedroom for valentines day

 

I thought I would share a few of the little details that have cropped up here – mainly in the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms.  Remember these are small things – just enough to remind you to celebrate the special day. It doesn’t have to be a big overhaul of a room to decorate for the holiday.  In the master bedroom it is simply a live plant and a heart shaped dish of Hershey kisses.

gerbera daisies

In the master bath, the long handled brush is tied on with a red ribbon.

shower brush tied with ribbonAnd there is another gerbera daisy plant on the dresser in there by the bathtub.

bathroom cabinet with flowers for valentines dayHere is a closer look at it.  I used a gift box (from Christmas) and tied the lid on the back with ribbon.  The plant just sits in a zip lock bag inside the gift box.

flowers in a gift box

Over Christmas, my husband cut leftover scraps of beadboard to fit inside our large bathroom cabinet. The strips fit inside the back of the cabinet and are not nailed in so that they can be removed when I want the original back of the cabinet to show.

Of course, I had him paint the beadboard red.

(Oh, and the bars of soap in the jar there are wrapped in red printed gift wrap and tied with red ribbon.)

bathroom cabinetWander a couple of doors down the hallway, and you will find our daughter’s room.  I bought a red metal mailbox over Christmas and never had a chance to use it in any of our holiday decorations, so I decided that our daughter’s room would be a good place for it for Valentine’s Day. (I am sure you will see it again for other holidays.:))

girls bedroom

valentines mailboxThose are valentines tied with ribbon in front of it.  I added another small mailbox to her desk, and the jar above it is filled with chocolate candy wrapped in red.

girls desk for valentines

Since she is working at Disney, she won’t be able to be home.  We had to mail her Valentine things to her, so the mailboxes were fitting for her room here.  And she follows the blog so she can see the little decorations here.:)IMG_0970I have not added any Valentine things to our sons’ room, but I did want to show you my bargain linens I found at TJMaxx right before Christmas.  You may remember I found some yellow quilts at Target that I had in there a while back (see the post here).  Well I found an even better sale on some sets of quilts and shams that I could not resist using in there for the holidays.  The yellow will return for spring.  (Sorry for the dark photo. It is difficult to photograph in front of that window late in the day.:()

boys bedroomHere is the gallery wall bed.:)

boys bedroom gallery wall

And although this isn’t red, I thought you might want to know about the area in back of the boys’ bookshelves.  It had been yellow, but since I am now frequently changing color schemes in that room with their linens, I felt I needed to have a neutral wall color in that space.  So I painted it the same color as the walls. (Benjamin Moore’s Brandon Beige)

boys bookshelves beadboardWith that, you are now all caught up with the decorating news in the bedroom wing of the house.  I will be back with red in other areas of the house and a super easy diy art project in my next post. I hope you will like it.:)

Until next time…

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Tricia - February 11, 2015 - 5:51 am

Kelly, i just LOVE your style. It Is my absolute favourite of all the beautiful homes on the Internet. So warm, inviting, immaculate but so, so welcoming, thank you for sharing.
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Wow, what a nice compliment Tricia! Thank you for reading the post and leaving your kind words. :)
Kelly

laura@top this top that - February 11, 2015 - 7:08 am

Kelly,you do such a great job with your red in your decor. your home is just amazing.
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Laura, you are so sweet to say that. I do love to use red here. I think it has become an addiction!
Kelly

Sally - February 11, 2015 - 7:48 am

As always, Kelly… just beautiful. I love all the red!
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Thank you Sally. You always leave the nicest comments!
Kelly

Arlene@Nanaland - February 11, 2015 - 8:03 am

I love RED…it just makes me happy and small touches of it are so charming.
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I am right there with you on the love for red, Arlene!
Kelly

Cindy - February 11, 2015 - 9:01 am

I just love your house and your use of red! Everything is so put together as always. Really like the soap and candy wrapped in red in your signature jars.
How is your workroom coming? Can’t wait to see the finished room.
Hope you and your father in-law are both feeling healthy again.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.
Cindy
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Thank you Cindy. The workroom is at a standstill. Joss and Main cancelled my chair order because they could not get them in. (NOT happy with them.) I had been waiting since December, and they cancelled in February. :( So I am on the hunt for chairs for in there. I still have drapes to make…finally got the ones made for the room over the garage this weekend.
My father in law and I are both doing much much better. Thank you for asking!
Kelly

Gracia @ Gracious Offering - February 11, 2015 - 9:59 am

Kelly, I love all your pops of red for Valentine’s Day! Your home is so warm and inviting…love all the color in this world full of gray interiors! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating Valentine’s Day with your man!
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I am glad you like all the color here Gracia. Yes, I missed out on the gray interiors boat…it left me way behind. I think color is coming back around though. :) Hope your Valentine’s Day was your best!
Kelly

Louvina - February 11, 2015 - 10:36 am

Glad to be “back home” with you and getting to view your touches of red for Valentine’s Week!! Going to Trader Joe’s on Saturday and also Home Goods in Gainesville to celebrate my BD with my daughters. Will be looking for potted red plants and spring bulbs! Thanks for the inspiration! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the house and what you have done! Chilly down here in Central FL!
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I am jealous of your shopping! I have never been to a Trader Joe’s and boy would I be happy if we had a Home Goods here. The closest one is almost 2 hours away. I know you had fun!
Kelly

Cheri - February 11, 2015 - 11:04 am

I love how you incorporate red, that is the color I am choosing as my accent color in the main rooms of our house. Which leads me to my questions, where did you get those curtains in the bathroom?
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I don’t think you will regret using red as your accent color. It works so well seasonally too. The curtains in the bathroom came from Target. Unfortunately, they do not carry them any more. (Which is sad, because I have another room that they would work in. :( )
Kelly

Joy Jenkins - February 11, 2015 - 11:23 am

Kelly, I always love everything you do in your home!
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Thank you Joy! I appreciate your compliment. :)
Kelly

Sue - February 11, 2015 - 12:04 pm

It all looks “lovely” Kelly. I love the red and you are right, just a few touches are all that is needed to give your home a Valentine look. I love the POST box in your daughter’s room.
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What a good play on words Sue. :) That mailbox is one I have been thinking about for a couple of years and finally broke down to buy it (with a gift card!)
Kelly

Michaela - February 11, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Your house looks so good in red! (AS ALWAYS) And that little mailbox is just perfect. : )

Michaela
visiting from http://www.thelodgeonhaydon.com
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Thank you Michaela. I do love to use red here. Glad you liked the mailbox. I thought it was a keeper too!
Kelly

Garden, Home and Party - February 11, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Kelly,
Each room looks pretty and festive. I do love your red and khaki combination. The boys quilt looks great, what a find.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day.
xo,
Karen
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Red does work well with khaki. I am glad you liked it all, Karen. Those quilts were just too good of a bargain to pass up. Hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day with your husband.
Kelly

PATTI - February 11, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Looks GREAT! As always! : )
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Thank you Patti!
Kelly

Design Chic - February 11, 2015 - 9:18 pm

Just love all of your red touches in these rooms – how have I missed the bunk room – amazing!! Every room is so beautiful and looks so perfect – how do you do it???
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Thank you Beth. I don’t know how you missed our daughter’s room. (But it hasn’t been on the blog in awhile.) Hope your Valentine’s Day was extra special. :)
Kelly

Peggy - February 12, 2015 - 12:03 am

I swoon over your red. Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you and your sweetie get to have a date night.
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We had a lovely Valentine’s breakfast to celebrate the day. It was too crowded everywhere to go out for dinner that night, so we cooked at home. :) But we did enjoy a steak dinner out on Sunday night.
Kelly

Debra - February 12, 2015 - 12:20 am

Love… Love your bargain linens from T J Maxx. Girl, you struck gold! I just love your daughter’s room. I had bunk beds as a child too. If I was visiting, I definitely wouldn’t mind camping out in her room! I’d be curled up on that lower bunk with the light on, reading and hoping I wouldn’t get a smudge of chocolate on her linens. :) Oh, those signature goodie jars!
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Yes, I did strike gold with those quilts! You can have chocolate in the bunkbeds…white linens come clean with bleach. :)
Kelly

Jenny Martin - February 12, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Hi Kelly!
I am really enjoying all of your posts with the touches of RED!!
Beautiful! Where do you buy your black and white frames? Great tutorial on framing a gift bag, cool idea!
Thank you for the great posts!
Jenny M
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The frames came from Michaels, but they can be ordered from here: http://www.aifriedman.com/browse.cfm/format-museum-collection-16×20-8×10-frame/4,3746.html (Our Michaels does not carry them any more.)
Kelly

Dawn - February 12, 2015 - 9:59 pm

Kelly,

I love all of your touches of red. Where do you get your red gerbera daisies this time of year! Thanks for sharing! Take care.
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Dawn, our local Kroger grocery store had all those gerbera daisies. I thought it was wonderful! They normally are full of tulips and roses for Valentine’s Day, but this year they also stocked the daisies. I hit the jackpot with them! :)
Kelly

Debi Price - February 13, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Hi Kelly. What a delight it is when I see a message from your blog. Your decorating is so fresh and inviting. You are a master at Valentine’s Day decorating. Your students are very lucky to have you as a teacher! I know they are always excited to see what you are,going to do next for them. Keep those wonderful pictures and ideas of your beautiful home coming. You are an inspiration to us all! Debi
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Aw gosh, Debi! Thank you for yor very sweet comment. I appreciate you for taking the time to leave it.
Kelly

Barbara P from MA - February 13, 2015 - 7:28 pm

Everything looks so pretty! I am in awe of your talent! Your ideas for making everything look wonderful are simply the best!
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Gosh…what wonderful compliments! Thank you so much Barbara. :)
Kelly

Jenny Martin - February 16, 2015 - 3:10 pm

I have really enjoyed all of your Valentine’s Day posts with all of the touches of RED!! Love every room in your house! Where did you find all of your little red flower pots and the red fabric for your bathroom drapes? You have really inspired to think out of the box and use more red in my décor!!
Great job!
Jenny
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Thank you Jenny. I am glad you enjoyed all the posts. The red pot in the master bedroom was one from Christmas that had an amaryllis in it (from Target.) The other one in the post came from Walmart. The bathroom drapes are old ones from several years ago from Target.
You go right ahead and put all the red you can in your decor. :)
Kelly

A Perfect House for Valentine’s Day

barn exteior Partrick Ahearnsource

If we could get away to a little place in the country for a Valentine’s Day trip, I think this house/barn would be just perfect.  You may have seen it before, but I just couldn’t resist posting it for the upcoming day of love.

The fireplace makes the living area so cozy.

Patrick Ahearn car barn fireplacesource

(and the room has a touch of gingham on its lampshades!:))

car barn Patrick Ahearn living roomhomeadore.com

I love the look of the chairs in the dining area (and look at those floors!)

Car Barn Patrick Ahearn dining areahomeadore.com

All those windows make the space bright and cheery.

(Did I mention the abundant use of red in the rooms??)

Car Barn Patrick Ahearn living room windowspatrickahearn.com

And then there is that perfect kitchen with it glass door upper cabinets.

sigh….

kitchen Car Barn by Patrick Ahearnpatrickahearn.com

It sits right below a charming small loft area… perfect for reading.

stairs Patrick Ahearn car barnhomeadore.com

(Aren’t those red and white quilts just beautiful??)

loft area car barn Patrick Ahearnhomeadore.com

Then through the doors with the arched opening, you can see yet another cozy space.

room off of the loft Patrick Ahearnhomeadore.com

There is also a luxurious master bedroom with an impressive bed.

bed Patrick Ahearn car barnhomeadore.com 

It is quite an expansive space.

master bedroom Patrick Ahearnpatrickahearn.com

I probably should mention that this is not just another pretty barn/house located someplace out in the country.

No, this barn is on Martha’s Vineyard, and this is what the downstairs area looks like…

sitting area in car barn Patrick Ahearnpatrickahearn.com

the area where the owner parks his cars.

(I’ll take the red one please.:))

Patrick Ahearns car barn

I guess I should tell you that this barn was designed and is owned by Patrick Ahearn…who just also happened to design this year’s HGTV dream house.  From this building, I am sure you can see that not only does he adore architecture, but he also collects cars.  He talks about how his architectural work is often inspired by elements from car design.  (You can see a number of video interviews with him here.)

landscaping the car barn Patrick Ahearnpatrickahearn.com

So don’t you think the car barn would be the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with someone special?

(Although with the high there on Saturday only reaching 22 degrees I might have to rethink that!)

Until next time…

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Kim @ Vintage Pretties - February 10, 2015 - 7:29 am

As I was scrolling through, I was thinking “Wow, this reminds me of the HGTV house!” I love Patrick Ahern’s work. I’ll be pinning some of these images.
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Good eye Kim! So glad you liked the house. And thank you for pinning some of the images. :)
Kelly

Shirley@Housepitality Designs - February 10, 2015 - 8:00 am

Stunning!!!…..I am in love the the entire house, from the decor, furnishings and those ceilings are magnificent!!! Love his work!!!
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Me too! I am glad you like it Shirley. It is really the perfect house (for Valentine’s Day AND beyond. :) )
Kelly

Carolyn - February 10, 2015 - 9:23 am

It’s so you! Love it, too.
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Ha ha! I would love to have it! :)
Kelly

Angela - February 10, 2015 - 9:52 am

Kelly, thanks for sharing this wonderful house. I am going to have to check out more of Patrick Ahern’s work.
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Please do. He has designed some gorgeous places.
Kelly

Becky in 'Bama - February 10, 2015 - 10:25 am

Well, that’s impressive…I could ‘settle’ for the living space in the garage! :)
Comment/question: Am I the only person on this earth who has a dislike of a television being placed over a fireplace in the greata room? My husband and I have had more than one discussion about this. I say it’s a travesty to take away the asthetics of nice artwork and/or other pretties on the mantle. Not to mention that big black eye staring at you when the television is not in use.
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Yes, I could settle for living in the garage too. :) I do not like a television over the mantel either, but I do not mind it if it has doors that close over it. The doors can have architectural interest and be like art work in a sense. Sometimes, due to the shape and size of a room, there is not really any other choice but to put the television up there. My parents’ living room is very looong and thin,and I wish they could put their television over the mantel and behind doors. It would help the furniture arrangement a lot.
Kelly

Dawn - February 10, 2015 - 10:25 am

Kelly,

I love all of the details of this stunning home! I love it as a lake house closer to a warm location perhaps. My favorite decoration in the home is also functional…the green canisters on the kitchen counter speak to me! I love green! I have touches of green and red in every room of our home but I am not a traditional green and red together at Christmas time person. This home has every detail taken care of and it would be the perfect location for Valentine’s day if the temperature there were warmer but not bad still since you could light a fire and read the weekend away just being cozy inside with all the natural light streaming through the wonderful windows! Thanks for sharing it with us! Take care and Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Thank you Dawn. Yes, you would like those green canisters in the kitchen. :) I think I would love curling up there with a book by the fireplace.
Kelly

Rebecca Jager - February 10, 2015 - 11:22 am

I would love to know the colors of the interior paint.Absolutely
Beautiful!!!
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Sorry, I am no help there Rebecca. Perhaps you can contact the owner at one of his contact links at his site.
Kelly

Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns} - February 10, 2015 - 11:58 am

Wow! I pinned almost everything. Love, love, love this house. So happy you shared this one! :)
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Thanks for sharing the blog love Julie!
Kelly

Susan - February 10, 2015 - 12:21 pm

This was a fun tour -love this place! Unfortunately, I kept thinking, ” I wonder how much it costs to heat & cool this place?” I suppose, if you are that well-to-do, it doesn’t matter :) I guess that I am just a practical Midwestern girl~
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Yes, you are too practical Susan! LOL I don’t think they worry about their utilities when you consider what one of those cars would have cost. (But there is absolutely nothing wrong with being practical. :) )
Kelly

Debra - February 10, 2015 - 1:24 pm

I’m with you Kelly, I love the dining area too. I like the grain sack covers for the parsons chairs. What an easy way to change the look. I don’t know if I’d want a cup of hot tea and just sneak away to the cute arched door space, or pour a glass of wine and hang in that “boys club” area in the garage. Na, lets grab the keys and take one of those gorgeous vintage cars for a ride! Oh, the life! Sweet post!
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Weren’t the grain sack covers such a smart idea? I would love to be driving that red car!
Kelly

Pat - February 10, 2015 - 2:36 pm

This home just appeals to me so much! I love it! Being a quilter, I especially enjoyed the fabulous quilts used throughout this beautiful, yet comfortable looking home.
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Those red and white quilts are always my favorite. They did a great job using them in the various rooms. You should definitely love them if you are a quilter. :)
Kelly

Peggy - February 10, 2015 - 2:58 pm

That living room with all those scrumptious farmhouse pillows on the couch just makes me smile!
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Me too! It is just a comfy and pretty looking home, isn’t it? (And those gorgeous cars don’t hurt either!)
Kelly

Charlene - February 10, 2015 - 3:58 pm

We honeymooned on Martha’s Vineyard. Such a beautiful place. I love this house that you featured – I was hoping it was a rental! :) I also think the HGTV house, this year, is one of the best. Thanks for your terrific blog!
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What a gorgeous place to honeymoon! I would have loved that. :) Glad you are enjoying all the houses on the posts here.
Kelly

Patti - February 10, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Now this-this is MY kind of house! :)Thanks for sharing!
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Yes, I think many of us could be happy just moving right on into it!
Kelly

Kathy - February 13, 2015 - 9:54 pm

I love all of the white with pops of red! That section of the garage with the leather chairs makes me smile. My dad made a bar very similar to that one for our daughter’s wedding. (We still have it in our garage.) We also finished the walls with bead board. So, now I am thinking of putting my husband’s leather chair and tv out there…not really, because there would not be room for even one car. BTW, I have been meaning to tell you how much I love that you comment about a photo “before” the photo instead of after. That way, I know what to look for in the photo following your comment instead of having to back up like with some blogs. (Thank you!)
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Everyone needs a bar and leather chair in their garage,right? LOL I am glad you like the comment before the photo, and your thinking is exactly why I do it that way (great minds think alike!)
Kelly

Talk of the Weekend #17

Bella Cucina Atlanta now closedsource

Happy gorgeous weekend to you!  Are you making plans for next weekend’s Valentine’s Day?  With it being on a Saturday, you will have ample opportunity to really enjoy it.:)

Bella Cucina giftsrestylesource.com

When I think of Valentine’s Day and romance, I think of romantic meals, (food of course!:))  and when I think of romantic meals, I think Italian.  I am probably supposed to think French, but I have never prepared anything French in my life (but a lot of Italian!)  So for this weekend’s post, I have a few Italian things I want to share with you.  Perhaps you will find some inspiration here to help you with your Valentine’s Day plans.

Bella Cucina shelvesrestylesource.com

First up… this cute cute shop (that has unfortunately closed in its Virginia Highlands location of Atlanta.):(The photos above (and below) are from Bella Cucina.  It offered wonderful ingredients for Italian cooking and housed a lovely little sandwich shop. But there is good news for us!  Its website still remains open, and you can order any of those delicious pestos, olive oils, breads and other things for your Italian dinner any time you like.:)

Bella Cucinafacebook.com

There is also a small cookbook available here and here from the owners.

Bella Cucina cookbook

Now if you really want to have a full taste of Italy party, here are some inspirational photos from a Taste of Tuscany party.

Taste of Tuscany partypetitesocial.com

and the gorgeous cookies that were the dessert.

Taste of Tuscany cookiespizzazzerie.com

If you need an idea for an invitation here is one that is perfect.

(It would also make a great centerpiece.)

invitations for an Italian party basil in tomato cansjacolynmurphy.com

You might like these for an appetizer…

Caprese kabobsiowagirleats.com

or this for your salad.

Valentine caprese saladgirlexpat.com

If you’d rather have a simple meal, here is a pretty pizza party.

(And don’t you think it looks perfect for Valentine’s Day?)

girls dinner pizza partybecauseitsawesome.blogspot.com

If you are putting together a gift for someone special, how about an Italian dinner gift basket?

Italian dinner gift basket

creativetryals.blogspot.com

Then you could have fun cooking the dinner together.  Or maybe you are not cooking at all, and you will be enjoying your Valentine’s dinner out.  If you live near Atlanta, you can visit the Little Italy area on the Westside.

Little Italy Atlantalittleitalia.com

My husband and son ate at Antico yesterday . (There is a video tour of the restaurant here.)  It is my son’s favorite pizza place.  The always packed eat-with-strangers-at-your-table dining area would not be my choice for Valentine’s Day though.  And the parking is awful in this area, but there is valet parking available across the street.

Antico pizza Atlantareviewatlanta.com

My husband and son had the Diavola pizza there.

diavola pizza Anticoyelp.com

My choice for a Valentine’s date would be Gio’s- which happens to be right next door.

(Video tour here.)

gios chicken atlanta interiorthrillist.com

And this is the dish to order there – Sorrento lemon chicken.

yum…

Gios Sorrento lemon chickenzagat.com

When you finish your meal, go behind the restaurant for dessert here

Caffe Gio for dessertsatlantaeater.com

Gelato imported from Italy

gelato at caffe giosinhonorofdesign.com  photo by Chelsea Heidorn Photography

And if you have time, wander across the street to Bottega Luisa, a tiny Italian market.

Bottega Luisaurbandaddy.com

That would be my idea of a fun (and delicious!) Valentine’s date. Oh, and we could finish it up with a movie at home.  It would be hard to choose between these two…

Letters to Juliet

or
Under the Tuscan Sun
What would be your choice?
Let me finish up this post with two links to a house for you to see…the house that Diane Lane restores in Under the Tuscan Sun. (Scenes from the movie are here.)
Under the Tuscan Sun
And the real life villa is here.
Hope you have found some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day here today.  I have a lot to get done this weekend for it and a party we are hosting after it.  (That is why I am soooo far behind on answering your emails.  Sorry.)
I will fill you in soon on the parties! (and answer the emails!)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.:)
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Patti - February 8, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Mouth-watering post! :)
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Glad you enjoyed it Patti.:)
Kelly

Dawn - February 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Kelly,

My ideal date for Valentine’s day would out to eat at a local Italian restaurant called Madison’s or take out from there with a rented movie. I would fix dessert of course. I love Pioneer Woman’s Knock You Naked brownie recipe! It’s a winner every time I make them! This Valentine’s Day we are flying to Riviera Mia, Mexico to celebrate our 15th anniversary, another couples 25th anniversary and a birthday. I will only miss 3 days of school since it’s Presidents day weekend. I can hardly wait. Thanks for your inspirational post! I will pins some of the ideas for next year! I always think of Italian on Valentine’s day too! Take care!
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Wow! What a great way to celebrate your anniversary and birthdays. I hope your trip was wonderful!
Kelly

Marken - February 8, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Enjoyed such a cheerful post on this gloomy day here. Hadn’t given much thought to Valentine’s Day this year,but now the wheels are turning.
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Well I am glad to be bright spot in your gloomy day Marken. Hope your wheels keep on turning!
Kelly

Debra - February 8, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Quite the delicious post! I have to say, the home pizza party is to my liking. That table set up would be fun and it looks like a close (Kelly inspire). :) I like the idea of eating at home on such a “pumped up” holiday. That appetizer and heart salad would be a wonderful starter for sure. I love Italian. Hard to say what the day will bring. Hmmm… Thanks for this drool worthy post.
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Yes, there is enough yumminess here to make anyone hungry! I could go for that salad right now.:)
Kelly

Leslie Anne @ Fairhope Supply Co. - February 8, 2015 - 5:33 pm

I love Antico and wrote a post about how fabulous it was! I would make a special trip to Atlanta just to eat there again!

As for the Italian food basket idea – my husband loves Italian food so much, that’s what I did for him for Christmas – but he may just need another one for Valentine’s Day, come to think of it! (and St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day . . .)

Your photos are always so beautiful and appealing. Great inspiration as always.
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What a great gift for your husband Leslie Anne! I know he had to love that. I am glad you have enjoyed Antico’s pizza. Yum!
Kelly

Kathy - February 9, 2015 - 8:29 am

I am so excited to be going to Atlanta for Valentine’s Day weekend…my husband’s idea! We are going to the Ballard Outlet, the Pottery Barn Outlet and the Williams Sonoma Outlet. Dinner with be either Italian or possibly Bahama Breeze. (I might want to pretend I am on an island but you certainly planted the Italian seed.)
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What a fabulous idea! Your husband did great!! I know this will be a super trip!(and I wish I could do the same thing. :) )
Kelly

Design Chic - February 9, 2015 - 10:58 am

I love Italian food and can’t think of anything I’d love more for Valentine’s Day.
We actually have a dance Saturday night so our plans are made…hoping yours is wonderful!
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A dance sounds like a lot of fun! Hope you had a great time!
Kelly

Vicki - February 9, 2015 - 11:54 am

You had me at the mozzarella hearts on the tomatoes. Sweet and simple. Love the pizza party idea, but those restaurants look mighty tempting. A 3 day weekend trip to Atlanta would make for a pretty swell Valentine’s Day celebration!
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I like the idea of the pizza party too. (And that red striped tablecloth.) I agree. A 3 day Atlanta trip would be great!
Kelly

L J - February 9, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Bella! Bella!!
Ciao
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:)
Kelly

Garden, Home and Party - February 9, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Kelly,
I love Italian food and several of the dishes you showed us made me hungry! We have been invited to a friend’s house for Valentine’s Day, along with 2 other couples. I’m responsible for making the salad…your caprese salad won me over. How cute to have mozzarella cut like hearts. I love it!

That restaurant you showed looks amazing.
Enjoy your week.
Karen
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Yum! I love caprese salad. I know yours will be delicious!
Kelly

Kelly - February 19, 2015 - 9:19 pm

Lovely post. I actually visited Cortona, Italy last year as was able to see the home where the Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed. I absolutely loved Tuscany…..SO BEAUTIFUL!
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Lucky you!! What a wonderful place to visit. And you got to see that home!!! We are all jealous.
Kelly

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