Valentine hearts finally came out over the weekend. I haven’t done anything new quilt-wise for Valentine this year, unless you want to count the red and cream Scrap Dance Waltz. But I did put up a couple of things from years past. The pink candles came out to replace the Winter White of January. I need to do a mini quilt for Valentine, but once again this year I didn’t get to it. So I have left the White on White Mini Quilt up. Click on the highlighted titles all through this post for free patterns and instructions. I added the white candle with the pink rhinestone hearts, and a bit of glitter heart garland to the reindeer’s beads.
Over in the dining room, I put another Valentine Hearts Wall Hanging using it as a table topper. Red candles replaced the white ones, and I added some glitter heart garland over the painted white pine cones.
We don’t plan any dinner parties before Valentines, but I wanted to use the red napkin rings I just found at the thrift store. So I put red napkins in them, and set them around the table just for show. I’m sure there will be an opportunity to use them with all kinds of seasonal tablescapes later, so you’ll likely see them again. It makes a nice view coming down the stairs in the mornings.
This sweet little wall hanging is a table topper this year. I don’t have a pattern for this one, it was a block of the month at quilt club some years ago. It is sweet, with the heart shaped applique heart flowers, with buttons and stems, bordered in heart fabric.
Make a wool applique Valentine Penny Rug.
Maybe you can have a Valentine Breakfast this coming weekend. Here’s my breakfast table from a couple of years back, with the pink Cherry Blossom depression glass plates.
I served Popovers with Black Cherry Creme (recipe here)…
Make some Valentine cards to send to your family and well loved friends.
I have been reluctant to take down my Paris inspired tablescape (Romantic Dinner for Two) because it says romance to me more than the red hearts do right now. Just having it out, with the Eiffel Tower, brought back wonderful memories of our trip to Paris years ago, and we reminisced about it last weekend. We stayed in a quaint hotel on the sixth (top) floor with a gorgeous view of the city from the beautiful stonework rooftop balcony off our room. It was just off the Champs-Elysées, right around the corner from a charming café where I got to practice my French and order breakfast each day. It was an enchanting time.
What are your plans for Valentine’s this year?