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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Valentine Tree

I didn't take down  the Christmas tree in the formal living/dining room because I wanted to decorate it for Valentines day....Easter....maybe I'll just leave it up year round!
On the left is the Christmas tree.............on the right is the Valentine tree

 You can see I added quite a few more flowers to the tree for Valentines Day!

Since the tree was so full of flowers ,  I didn't add many Valentine decorations.      I hung a few pink hearts on the end of the branches where you could see them.   I was afraid if I put them very far into the tree,  they would get "lost"

Before .............................................After

If you look really close,  you will see silver tea pots and china tea cups in my Valentine tree.

I had a little help decorating the tree.....

I didn't do a Valentine mantel this year......

I put a glass block light,  a couple of pictures,  a Victorian baby and a small china dish to create a simple mantel.     I want something easy to take down because I plan to do an elaborate Easter mantel.

   I had my vintage  gloves tied together to make a Christmas garland,  but I took them loose and just pinned them to a rose garland.

Thank you some much for stopping by....come back soon!


  1. You are always such an inspiration to me. I think this is a good day to do a small Valentine' tree I have been planning in my head as it is so rainy here in Fla. I have a lanyard with gems that broke... it will be cute to add to the clothespins like you have used for hanging things. Now to choose which tree to use... I buy the small ones when I find them at sales.

  2. Hello from Spain: lovely proposals.Very inspiring. Keep in touch

  3. Penny, your Valentine's tree look beautiful.....


  4. Penny, Little white gloves make me want to cry...I miss my guardian angel who always took me to church and I wore those gloves. I love your pink chairs. !!! Your tree is a beauty. So clever of you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Such a gorgeous tree - and why not leave it up year round!

    I remember dressing for church each Sunday as a child with my gloves and fancy socks. I wonder what my sister did with my mother's wonderful collection of white gloves?

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  6. I think I could live with the pretty pink tree all year. I don't remember seeing the two dark pieces of furniture you have in your living room now. Were they there christmas. When you use some dark pieces it gives me ideals what it would look like in my home. Your blogs is the 1st. one I want to see every day. I love how you use the silver tea set & the painted silver set. I have another question to ask you. Did you change your home out as much when you were working as you do now. I would have love to seen your office how you had it all pretty up (lol) Thank You sweet lady for showing us a lot of pretty things.

    1. Hi Lou, The two china cabinets have been there for! I am storing the bigger one for our's been here about 5 years and she still doesn't have room for it! The curved one belonged to my mother and it's been in that corner about 9 years now. I think I need to move those around don't you? No, I didn't have time to do all this when I was working....I retired in July of 2005. My office was decorated more than anyone else in the courthouse! I retired from the State of New Mexico....Budget and Finance dept. It was my job to advise the elected officials what they could spend their money on and help them plan their yearly budgets. hugs...

  7. You always inspire me a lot. I love all these pinks. The tree is fabulous

  8. I thought of doing a Valentine tree but my energy level gave out on me so I'll just come and look at yours! :) It's prettier than I could ever do anyway. The whole room is stunning. Your home is definitely unique! WONDERFUL!!!

  9. Penny,
    The Tree is spectacular!! Love all the flowers that you used for it...Love the glove garland too!! I finally have all of Christmas put away downstairs. I hope to finsh my V day decorating by Monday. I decorated the Den for Winter and will be posting it later today....


  10. Your Valentine's Tree is gorgeous, Penny. The flowers give it such a lovely look. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  11. Penny you are just about the cutest blogger I have ever ran across. Your sense of style is so feminine and girly- I LOVE all the frills and pretty touches. Looking at your photos is like going into a boutique.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

    Olivia- Co-hostess
    Reinvented Collection

  12. This tree is beautiful Penny! I love the creativity. I never would have thought to make a Valentine tree but it totally works! I want one now! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!


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