valentine’s decor

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

i am not a big decorator for the smaller holidays (basically anything other than christmas), but it sure doesn’t look like it in these pictures!

i’m don’t love the idea of buying new decorations each year for the holidays, so i make do with what i have and what i can make on my own.  so i tend to reuse previous year’s decorations, but with a little bit different styling.  call me cheap!

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy


valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

 i got these paper flowers from consumer crafts awhile back when i ordered my bandanas for my chevron bandana quilt.  and they’re on sale still!  the set came with a few other colors that i used for joy’s adoption shower.

the antlers are still up from christmas, and will probably hang out there for awhile.

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

funny story about this pompom garland:  i was in the craft section of walmart and saw yarn in pink, aqua, and red (a good red is hard to find in yarn!), so i grabbed them to make this pompom garland for valentine’s day.  um, apparently i am very forgetful because i had already made this garland last year.  so now i have yarn to return.  because all i do with yarn is make pompoms!

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy


valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

 these fun little jars have been recirculating on pinterest again!  i loved them so much last year that i just did them again, but with all aqua jars this time.  here’s a link to where i got the idea from originally.

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

 i grabbed a few of my pretty vintage books to set the jars at different heights and add a bit more color.

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

i made this fabric wrapped wire word at craft weekend.  everyone else was so creative with lots of colors and different fabrics, but i was boring with just one.

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

 once i actually got out my small bag holding all our valentine’s decor (after i already bought the yarn), i realized that when i added my new valentines bunting (sold out in the shop – sorry!  i’ll make more next year) that i now had 5 garlands just for valentine’s day!  ri.dic.u.lous.  i only wanted one garland on my mantle this year, so i used the others around the house elsewhere, like here over our front porch windows.

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

i love the look of 2 garlands swagged, so i used a fabric bunting and also the paper one i sewed up last year.

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy


valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

 remember my glitter heart shirt i cut up and remade?  i couldn’t throw away the cute glittery heart, so i just stuck it to the wall under my button monogram.

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

i did buy these cute little mail boxes for the kids while at target on a date with gracie.  at a buck a piece, i couldn’t resist!  i told the kids it was for writing love notes to each other… trying to encourage sibling love ;)

valentine's decor at the pleated poppy

 lily got right to work writing cards to her siblings! (my plan is working!)



  1. 1

    I love your simple decor. So pretty! But what I love most is the mailbox idea for your littles. So great! I hope they enjoy using them.

  2. 2

    I love your festive decor! The heart garland and fabric bunting is so pretty around your window…I love the two together!

  3. 3

    The decor is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the pompom and bunting garlands. What is really heartwarming though, is the sibling lurrrrve! Love that mailbox idea :)

  4. 4

    Wow…I seriously need to start thinking about decorating for other holidays than Christmas.
    So pretty!


  5. 5

    Beautiful! You house is always so nice. I do not know how you do it. :)

    Hope the remainder of your week is awesome!


  6. 6

    That quote from Micah is one of my favorites. Also, I love your fruit jars. I’m a collector.

  7. 7

    I love the decorations!!! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. What a great way to spruce up a house.


  8. 8

    I love your decor! Especially the beautiul, big paper snowflakes (don’t know what you call them). Love the swag valentines on the window. Your house looks festive and cute!!

  9. 9

    Oh, I forgot to say that I love the mason jars with the hearts on them! Super cute!!

  10. 10

    I think your decorations are great! they are simple and make pretty pops of color. the pompom garland is cute cute.

  11. 11

    What a fantastic idea about the sibling love mail boxes!! Not just for this time of year but for all year around!

  12. 12

    Your mantle is always SO lovely! It makes me wish we had a fireplace, but I’m pretty happy with our little wood burning stove.

  13. 13

    Super cute!!! Your home always looks so cheerful!

  14. 14

    My house is so naked with Christmas down. I really love your Valentine’s day decor

  15. 15

    oh my word, sooooooo cute! love your house, always the cutest!!

  16. 16

    I just got finished taking down the Christmas decor and thought I was done. But you got me all pumped up to Decorate for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the inspiration. It looked great!

  17. 17

    Love your blog, Lindsey. Grabbed my doilies and baker’s twine and dressed up some Mason jars last night. Thanks for the inspiration. Thought of you when I saw these jars on Nora Griffin’s blog. One more use for your yarn. :)

  18. 18

    Girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllllllllllll………. you are the reason I started blogging!! Your house is adorable.. I was just at the bookstore and theres this magazine “Flea Market Decorating”.. I’m sure you’ve read it.. your house looks identical to the one in the magazine.. all white and cozy… LOVE IT!!!

  19. 19

    Love your website and your shop! I was wondering what color the walls are in your family room?

  20. 20

    I have poured over every photo so many times. I love everything. All the aqua/turquoise, the wire LOVE, the banners, jars with hearts–PERFECTION! ♥

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