Sunday, January 31, 2016

Valentine Porch


I LOVE Valentine's Day!  It may be because red is my favorite color.  It may be because it adds color and fun to a typically, dreary month of the year around here.  It may be because after taking down all of the Christmas decorations, the house looks so sad and bare.  It may be because I LOVE chocolate and this gives me an excuse to indulge.  Whatever the reason, my Valentine decorations go up immediately after the Christmas ones come down so I've had these up since around January 2.  I started with my outdoor decorations since I was excited to continue using my grapevine and lights from my fall porch.
 Now when doing this post, I realized (sadly) that I didn't take pictures of my Christmas porch (how on earth did that happen??).  But it was really pretty -- take my word for it!  For Valentine's Day, I decided to keep up the white lights and just add in a few strings of red and pink, along with some red netting that I got in the Christmas clearance aisle.  (I always look for lights and red decorations in Christmas clearance to add to my Valentine stash!).
 I got this cute wooden "XOXO" banner in the dollar spot at Target (does anyone else have a hard time avoiding that space???).  Of course this was in the "$3.00" dollar spot but a deal nonetheless I think.
 I kept out the fence board section that I used in the fall (and Christmas -- which remember I didn't take any pictures of) and added this bling-y heart from Dollar Tree.  The metal, heart-shaped lights were also from the Target Dollar Spot (the $3.00 spot).  Now these surprised me -- the batteries last a really long time in these!  In fact, we went away for a few days and I forgot to turn them off -- they were still lit!

 I love being able to carry over decorations and modify them for different holidays so the porch will probably take on different colors, lights and decorations for Easter!
 Happy Valentine's Day!

14 comments:

  1. Lauren, you have such festive Valentine's decorations at your home. And it made me smile knowing that you love Valentine's Day as much as I do. I think my favorite was the red ribbon over your porch, it looks so pretty. And you didn't spend too much on all of it, way to go.

    Have a peaceful Sunday, dear.

    ~Sheri

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  2. Oh, I love all of your holiday decorations!! I have put out a few things, but not quite as festive as you!! Red is also my fav color!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hi Lauren, I can tell you love VD, you do a wonderful job decorating for it! Thanks so much for your recent comment on my master bath changes, glad you liked it and thanks for letting me know that you did!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Gina

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  4. Hi Lauren, I can tell you love VD, you do a wonderful job decorating for it! Thanks so much for your recent comment on my master bath changes, glad you liked it and thanks for letting me know that you did!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Gina

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  5. How pretty! You've inspired me today. I think I'll work on a banner of hearts for inside! Hugs, Diane

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  6. Very inspirational and oh so pretty!

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  7. Hi Lauren, you have a lovely blog here! By reading about you, I see you also have an Aaron! My Aaron is my oldest and he has a younger brother, Adam. Your Valentine's Day porch is absolutely adorable! I love red too and everything Valentine-y. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  8. So cheery and fun! Thanks so much for sharing it with Let's Talk Vintage! Enjoy your week, Jill

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  9. You know I never thought to decorate the outside of my house for Valentines, isn't that funny we do for fall and Christmas but not Valentines, may have to change that this year :) I love that vine and how you put the ribbon through and the lights, sounds like you found some great deals for decorating!

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  10. What a sweet "welcome home" that is for you!!

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  11. Your porch looks so festive and cozy. Thanks so much, Lauren, for sharing your Valentine's Day decor at Talk of the Town.

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  12. Hi sweet friend! I wanted to let you know that this lovely post will be featured at Roses of Inspiration tomorrow. Thanks for sharing :) Hugs!

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  13. Lauren!! Love how you decorated your porch!! Adorable!! I have mine decorated for Winter which is definitely in season since we are predicted to have a low of -3 degrees tomorrow here in NEPA!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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