I’m making my way around our three main rooms as I transition from that empty-nothing-on-the surfaces look to winter embellishment. It’s been lots of fun this year, because I just completed my first real year of blogging. I blogged sparingly from 2016-2018, only sharing posts on my social media. I finally purchased my own domain at the end of 2018. Now that I’ve been through all the yearly seasons and holidays, I have a better idea of what I want to create and write about. I love winter so much more, as a blogger, than I did as a non-blogger. I love creating glistening, snowy vignettes and scapes! Also, half the fun of decorating is having someone to share your ideas with. I truly enjoy sharing with my readers and fellow bloggers. Your comments and encouragement mean so much. I had barrels of fun creating Fauna and Fur Valentine Decor. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
The valentine decor In this post is limited to our Yamaha piano and the wall behind it. This is usually the place where I put my bolder (or tackier) decorations. I try to contain the overdoing side of myself to specific areas. Maybe someday, I’ll adorn everything in our living space to the hilt. But for now, most of the areas I “enhance” in our little cottage can be appreciated by the non-artistic person.
The colors of my valentine decor are in harmony with my Time to Shine New Year’s Vignette, Cottage Glam Winter Tablescape, and Winter Forest Fireplace. I mixed natural greenery from our yard with metallics, mirrors, and angels. I included pops of red, purple, and turquoise in the new year’s and fireplace decor. I added varying shades of blue to my winter tablescape. Although all the angels in the Bible are male, I do like feminine angel figurines. I think angels are a great match for the new year, and Valentine’s Day. I often think of how they provide a hedge of protection around us. The pretty ceramic angel below adds interest and a dab of purple to the piano top.
11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.New American Standard Bible (NASB)
I placed my Love Shines Sign (it was made last year) in the center of the piano. I like to use signs, framed needle crafts (like cross stitch or needlepoint) , or some other type of showpiece as a focal point.
The candleholders are from the Indiana/Colony Glass Harvest pattern. I integrated other pieces from this pattern in with my Winter Forest Fireplace.
I bought the green and silver stacked boxes from Goodwill, to add height variation. I love the antiqued look of the paint.
A beautiful friend of mine bought me some hand lotion and a candle for Christmas. The boxes containing my gifts had a gorgeous French floral pattern, so I used them for this display.
I added silver and gold ornaments to my new year’s vignette, winter fireplace, and tablescape. To keep everything in harmony, I used red and bronze metallic ornaments in my valentine decor as well. They are resting in a hobnail milk glass condiment holder.
As an afterthought, I decided to style the wall above the piano. I found a metal sculpture of some poppies (I guess they’re poppies) at Goodwill. It was a perfect place to display some of the valentine cards that my husband has given me over the years. I used small clothespins to attach the cards. For the final touch, I included a snowball fur garland.
I hope you enjoyed my Fauna and Fur Valentine Decor.
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