Sunday, January 31, 2016

♥ February- Quiet Romantic Touches

Well, oh, my word and knock my socks off....

How is it that January has now come and gone?!?

We're now in the month of 

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Love ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

It's that special time of year to get our romance on -
 be it real or simply just with our decor!

It's that time now to get out my
big bin of St. Valentine's decor! 

(I was just waiting for February and it snuck up on me!) 

I always find it so exciting to open up a seasonal bin 
and discover what "after season" sale items
that I may have poked inside; it's like experiencing
Christmas or a birthday all over again!

Don't you just adore the quieter, softer side of romance?

Cupids, hearts, roses - all say LOVE!

So....who holds the keys to your heart?

I look forward to sharing more Valentine's decor
 as I dig around the seasonal boxes and find my treasures!

Hope you come back and visit again soon.

I know you are very busy, and the time you give is a gift;
for one I owe sincere gratitute and thanks.

As always, thank you for your visit!



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  1. What a delightful collection of valentine treasures! So lovely- can't wait to pop back again :)

  2. I'm glad I am not the only one with Valentine decor around the house although not as romantic as yours Michele. I brought my VD teacup, heart cookie cutters and a few other things because I can't imagine not bringing some hearts to Florida with me. :-)
    Can't wait to see what else you have!

  3. I heart your Valentine decor, Michele!

    Matthew Goode holds the key to my heart. Hee!

  4. You have some beautiful Valentine decor and I am looking forward to seeing more. My son and granddaughter hold the keys to my heart.

    Have a wonderful week Michele.

  5. I've always known you are a romantic at heart! I love all of your sweet Valentine's Day touches. And it's always a pleasure to visit you! :)


  6. There were some cute things in your big bin. I love that feeling too. Opening a tote full of treasures stored for the year. I look forward to seeing more of your Valentine's Day decor.

  7. Your house is so pretty with all the sweet decorations. I just started decorating for Valentine's Day today - we have a birthday party this week so I wanted to get a head start on decorating this weekend.

  8. Oh my, it is the first of February! How the year is going by again. Time to bring out all those Loving memories from last February! Valentine Day will be here before we know it. I love your softer side of it!

  9. Very pretty valentines decor, time for me to get out our hearts etc.x

  10. Good morning,

    Yes, the quieter, softer side is so elegant. I am amazed at you and other ladies who decorate with such lovely detail for each occasion. My tablecloth is about the only thing that changes around here :)

    Thank you for sharing your pretty February decor.

  11. What pretty, romantic touches around your house, Michele. I love anything with cuspids, and angels year round. Your teacup is a beauty, too!

  12. A delightful visit to your lovely blog today; my first time visit, I believe.

    It is hard to wrap the mind around the fact that January is over and here we are at the beginning of Heart Month. No regrets though for I lived January in the way I wanted it to unfold.

    Wishing you a beautiful month ahead...

  13. Isn't it romantic?! You will have your home looking simply adorable. I don't think I'll bother much with Valentine's Day here, though I certainly love seeing what others do and I know that you'll have a Valentine's Tea or two for your friends. I hope!

  14. Romance is in the air and in your blog today! :) Such a sweet post for the event coming up. :)
    Greetings from India!

  15. Simply delightful decor! You have a special touch with arranging and finding beautiful things to decorate with :)

  16. Such beautiful understated Valentine decor! I really like the photo of the teacup with the classic heart candies along the saucer. I'm slowly acquiring more Valentine's Day decor. I also like opening the bin and seeing "new" items for the first time. Makes the after holiday sales all the more special. Look forward to seeing more of your pretty decor!

  17. Hi Michele: You are always so kind to me, thank you. Love the Valentine decorations, I too, get surprised by what comes out of the bins each month. Hugs, Martha

  18. These is so much romance and beauty here, sweet friend. Your hearts are simply stunning and so perfect to enjoy during this "love" month.

    Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration. Love and hugs!

  19. the three keys on a white heart platter...? swOon.

  20. Hello, What beautiful Valentine decorations that you have! I have just started collecting things for my home, I have always decorated for all other special seasons. I do hope to be inspired to collect more items after seeing yours!
    Happy Valentines Day to you and yours...
    Blessings, Roxy

  21. How very pretty! I have a few Valentine items but have not put them out yet. Guess it is time to get a move on and do so!

  22. Hi! Over from ROI, your decor is lovely...and yes love the quieter side of romance....

  23. Oh, how very sweet and pretty! What a lovely blog! xx Karen

  24. February did creep up on us all, didn't it? The blog following used to be easy, but Now! Thanks for visiting! Love all your festive touches!

  25. Hello Michele,
    You are right, February did sneak up on us! I am happy that January is past, and we are one month closer to spring. Yay! I love your valentine pics, they are soft and romantic. Thank you for the LOVE inspiration!

  26. What beautiful and romantic pictures! I really enjoyed my visit :) I found you via Roses of Inspiration.

  27. I am so glad February is here because that means spring is on its way! :-) I don't really decorate that much for Valentines Day. A few little touches and that does it for me. Not only that my house is in disarray right now because we're painting. Ugh! Can't wait till it's finished. I really like the keys on the white heart! Thanks for sharing the love.


  28. Beautiful Valentine decor pieces!Hard to believe it is already February. Take care! xxx Maria

  29. I love the wordplay....key to the heart and darling vintage keys. ;)
    Your softer side is so pretty.

  30. Amen, sister! It's hard to believe that January is over with already!!
    Love your sweet decor.

    Smiles :)

  31. Gorgeous photos Michele! Thank YOU for being a sweet friend :)


  32. Love your sweet romantic touches Michele! Your hearts are both gorgeous. I am a romantic at heart and love Valentines Day!

  33. Hi Michele, so many pretties with romantic touches for Valentine's Day. I also found the light bluegreen puffed heart you have. I created with it adding embellishments and trims. It's now on the shelf of my etsy shop. Love the keys on the sweet little heart dish. Yes the month of Jan.flew by. Hope it's a beautiful month for you. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. So nice to see you. Blessings. xo

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  35. Lovely decorations! All is so romantic!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  36. hi Michele, Seems like all of blogland is surprised to find February knocking at the door, including me! February seems special to me with, celebrating romance. I love all of your hearts and flowers, such perfect ways to say Happy Valentine's Day……...

  37. Your Valentine's decorations are sweet and romantic. They have an old world charm that bring pleasant childhood memories to mind. I particularly love the adorable cupids flower vase.

    I love February because it celebrates romance, friendships and lots of chocolates. PS and it is also the month of my birthday.

    Have a great week.


  38. Such pretty frippery Michele! I'd love you to come and share at Five Star Frou-Frou at A Tray of Bliss tomorrow. We love a bit o' pretty! Love, Mimi xxx

  39. Dear Michele:
    I love all your decorations. You have a nice flair for decorating. I try not to be whimsical but it just slips up on me! Ha! Love your cupids. So glad you shared - I am responding from the grocery store coffee shop in Missouri!

  40. Oh, a woman after my own heart - hearts everywhere!

    I am going to copy your idea of keys in a heart shaped dish. I have the dish on a shel and I just have to find all of my keys.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  41. Michele, I love your Valentine decor! They are very elegant and simplistic at the same time. Love! Thanks for sharing. Happy Weekend to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  42. Michele I do indeed love the softer side of romance and this post is speaking my language!

    I would love for you to link up this post on the inaugural edition of Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think readers would really enjoy it. There is also a giveaway associated with it. Every link is entered into the drawing. Hope to see you there!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  43. The silver keys in the white, porcelain heart-shaped dish are darling!

    Have a lovely week, Michele!


  44. Wow, loved that picture at the top with the teacup and the conversation hearts! Thanks for suggesting I post my giveaway at the link parties...I went ahead and did a couple ;)


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