Happy Valentine’s Day, my sweets! On this day I always remember my Grandpa, because each year when I was a kid he would sneak into our house early on Valentine’s morning, leaving red raspberry pastries and cards for me and my Mom. I can understand how some might not get too excited about this day, but to me it is a reason to give yourself a little treat and be extra nice, especially to any little ones in your life. :)
If you are planning a special dinner at home (I almost always prefer this over a crowded restaurant), why not steal a few tips from lovely Nina Holst’s table setting, seen above and below. A simple kraft paper envelope paired with a butterfly-stamped card and floral clothespin makes a delightful Valentine.
Everyday white dishes and basic glassware get a lift from a pink runner (you can always use pink wrapping paper), branches in a vase, and scrabble tiles spelling out a message. I adore those little tree stump salt & pepper shakers too, don’t you?
If you are feeling more ambitious, I love this party decorating DIY from Holly Becker. Paper umbrellas look magical suspended over a table and hung with streamers and stamped tag embellishments.
I also had fun browsing German Funkytime Magazine; some of my favorite ideas & projects from the issue are gathered above: heart-shaped marshmallows, Nutella toast, and sewn fabric hearts are all fairly easy to pull off. What about you? Any special plans for your day? I’d love to hear! xoxo Laura
(images: linked to sources above)