February 14, 2013

Inexpensive and Low Key Valentine's Decor

I've never been one for decorating when it comes to Valentine's Day.  But last year I did create something really simple and really pretty to mark the day.  It went over so well and became one of my most viewed posts so I thought I'd share it again this year for those of you who missed it.  


{The following content is a repost}:
 
I'm not a big Valentine's Day decorator.  True confession:  I'm actually a NO Valentine's Day decorator.  Until now.  Have you seen these yet?  I'm in love.  I recently ran across a blog that introduced me to these lovely rose petal soaps, a la Dollar Tree ~ Polly at Motley Junket.  Her first idea as to how to use them gave me inspiration of my own.  She later added other ideas here.  (Between you and me I think she's hooked....sshhhh, so am I!)


I can't imagine how I missed these, since the one place I frequent almost as much as Goodwill is Dollar Tree.  Anyway, I brought some of these pretty things home and immediately used them to fill a vintage white ironstone bowl, a cloche and a vintage silver pedestal bowl.  I'll probably do more with them later but I wanted to share them with you before Valentine's Day is just a sweet memory.






I liked the combination of pink and white, but you know me, I L.O.V.E.D. the white all by itself.
 
Update:  You can find my tutorial for this darling "bee" adorned clay tag project HERE.





For more inspiration I did some research, a.k.a. googled, and came up with two other sites that have fab Dollar Tree flower petal soap ideas. One is  The 36th Avenue.  The other is Pleasant Home.  Their ideas are genius and you've got to check them out.  The only thing I don't understand is how these two posts were written in January and May of 2011 and I missed them altogether? Oh well, I'm just glad I found them now and can share them with you all.

Hope you've enjoyed my attempt at Valentine decor.  I know it's not very elaborate but I prefer shabby chic (and frugal!) over commercial any day.  
 
UPDATEDollar Tree has the rose soaps again this year, hope you got some!
 
Have a great weekend!

xoxo

 
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2 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I missed those - I am past due for a trip to DT. I didn't decorate either, so dug up pics I took 4 yrs. ago.
Have a great day.

chateau chic said...

These soaps are beautiful, Kathleen. You've displayed them in very lovely ways.
Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comments.
Mary Alice

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