Can you believe that it's almost Valentine's Day? I feel like we were just sitting around the table having Christmas dinner.
As I have read on so many blogs, this holiday is not a popular decorating occasion. However, I couldn't resist prettying up a little in our guest bedroom - starting with this sweet pillow that I created today using old buttons and one of my Christmas Ticking pillows.
My mother-in-law collected these buttons for years. She grew up in the 1930s, so she always had the mentality that "it might come in". Well, she would be so proud of me for putting some of them to use!
Since I already had the pillow that I made for Christmas, all I did was hot glue the buttons on.
I think it adds just a touch of romance without going overboard.
I brought out some of my Alfred Meakin "The Courtship" plates to add a little more red.
There's the Bondo table back in her place!
The adorable cherub lamp actually started out as a not-so-pretty brass-ish lamp.
This bowl and pitcher is another heirloom from my mother-in-law.
The flowers are silk (shhhh), but I still love them until the real ones bloom.
There is no question, we have a very eclectic style out of necessity. Since we brought a lot of Dean's mother's items into the house when she passed away, I have made them all fit in with our decor and hopefully look as though they belong where we put them.
For that, I'm sure she is very happy. :)