Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine's Day Decorating

 Yes, I am working on this post smack dab in the middle of the Super Bowl!  But I am pretty good at multi-tasking so it's not like I am missing out on anything.  Plus I wanted to share with you some Valentine's Day decorating.  First up is this heart wreath that I made yesterday.  Thanks to Laurel at The North End Loft for the inspiration!  I am in LOVE with this rag wreath.  I used 6 red shop rags (under $5 for 20 at Home Depot) and one metal hanger.  This is the perfect project to do while watching the Super Bowl.  Just cut strips and tie.  Easy peasy and so adorable!
 Speaking of the Super Bowl, here are the cupcakes that I made today.  Cody requested marble cake with chocolate frosting.  The cupcake papers and picks are from Michael's.  Even though Cody's team-the San Diego Chargers-didn't make it to the big game, we are rooting for the Seahawks since they are closest to us.

 And this is my view while watching the game.  Red wine, won ton tacos, quesadillas and corn bread chili bites were on our menu for today.  My favorite part is that it is just us and the dogs...no entertaining or having to get ready for company!
 I finally put up my Valentine's Day decorations.  I changed it up a bit from last year, but the decorations themselves are the same.
 I am still loving my crepe paper rose topiary and vintage playing card bunting.
 My chippy door is so perfect and makes the red stand out so much more!

The mantel has a little bit of red on it too.  Can't leave it out of the festivities!
 Yesterday was my nephew's girlfriends baby shower.  I couldn't bring myself to go but I sent my present with my mom.  They are doing the baby's room in pink and grey elephants so I made them a mobile to match the bedding.  I hear that it was the favorite gift of the day!  That makes me so happy!
 This is the first time I have attempted to sew felt figures and I really love the way these elephants turned out.  The felt is forgiving and you don't have to make perfect stitches.  I used embroidery thread and it really pops.  I hope my new great niece will love this.  I really am looking forward to meeting her and giving her lots of snuggles and loves.
 Here is one last look at my new wreath just because it is so cute and pretty.  I think I might have to make a few more since I have all the supplies on hand.  I can think of a few people who would love one of their own!
So glad that January is done and over with.  I am sure that I am not the only one counting down the days until Spring.  Have a wonderful week!

24 comments:

White Lace and Promises said...

Chippy door, chippy door! Yay! Yay! Love the heart. Is the wreath made out of scraps of fabric.

Tanya Rachelle said...

The cup cakes look so yummy! Wonderful Valentine's dec! So creative.
~Tanya

Laurel Stephens said...

Gosh, you got a lot done while watching the game. All I did was gain about 5 lbs! I love your wreath, Trisha. Thanks for the shout-out. :) Your house is looking very romantic. You are going to be a terrific great-aunt; your pink elephants are adorable!

Ornate Splendor said...

Hi Trisha,
Love this pretty wreath that you made. Wow- shop rags! I would not have guessed. Love the texture of rags/wreath. Beautifully done! And the elephant mobile is super cute -good job on a wonderful gift! Hugs, Catherine

June said...

I am IN LOVE with your rag wreath Trisha! So pretty!!!! I also adore your chippy door!
sending hugs...

Isabelle Thornton said...

I am really picky with wreaths but I love yours! Very pretty! Thanks so much for linking!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Trisha, I love the wreath you made and the mobile with the felt elephant. You are so creative and everything looks so pretty for Valentine's Day. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
Julie

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

I love the way you decorated the door. Your heart shaped wreaths are cute, and I love the little elephant, too.

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything is so pretty and I love the wreath. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Donna Wilkes said...

I have extreme door adoration. Love the rag wreath, but the door is delightful.

Libbie Doyle said...

That wreath!!!! Okay so your whole house looks fab! I used to decorate & then shhhh...I figured out that I'm lazy! I just hated packing everything back up :) So I sold all my other holiday decorations at a garage sale...except for Christmas & will just have to admire yours ...and I TOTALLY do admire them! But back to the wreath...That is so stinkin' cute! It's my fave wreath...ever! Nice job Trish!

Debra Oliver said...

Love all your wonderful Valentine's Day goodies, and wow, that door is beyond fabulous!!

A Few Pennies said...

Love your red wreath; those cupcakes look delicious!

Jenny's Heart said...

So pretty and festive.
I love the mantle :)

Julie Marie said...

Hi Trisha... so happy you stopped by today!... somehow, I did not know you had a new blog name, and have not been able to find you!... signing right up!... thanks so much for Tessy's birthday wishes... and I love that your pup was rescued too and now lives with you in a forever home!... your rag heart is so pretty!... and I love all of your decorations, especially your shabby door... those little animals on the mobile are too cute!... xoxo Julie Marie

Lynnie CottageGalstyle said...

Hi Trisha,

Looks like I need to make one of those rag wreaths...super easy and cheap too. Love it.
Hugs, Lynnie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Trisha,
I just love that cute red heart wreath and I will feature it at my party on Monday. Thanks for sharing with all of us at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Blessings,
Linda

Jann Olson said...

Trisha, love the red rag wreath! Your décor is always pretty and I drool over that door every time I see it! I can see why the mobile was a big hit. It is precious! Hang in there girl! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Susan Clayton said...

Love the wreath - I am working on one made of old eyelet material. I'm choosing the post as my pick of the week for Home Sweet Home in a post titled Cream Please! this coming week. I'd like to use a picture of the wreath with a link back here, Please let me know if you object. And don't forget to stop by and grab my 'Featured At button. So glad to find your lovely blog - Im your newest follower

Lorraine said...

Hi Tricia--What lovely Valentine's Day decorations, and the red rag wreath is fabulous! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Lorraine said...

Hi Tricia--What lovely Valentine's Day decorations, and the red rag wreath is fabulous! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

Hello! Just stopping by to let you know that I featured your Valentine's Day Decorations at this week's Submarine Sunday party!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

Donna Heber said...

Hi Trisha,

I just adore all your Valentine's Day decorations, especially your red rose topiary! Just lovely!

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

Love, love, love your shabby shic Valentine's Day Decor, Tricia! We too stayed home with the doggies for the Superbowl ~ it was great!
Thank you for sharing on Brag About It Link Party Mondays at Midnight on VMG206.
~ Megin of VMG206