Saturday, January 10, 2009

Valentines is on my mind

The "holidays" are over, as we refer to them, but there is another holiday approaching...Valentines Day! Not that I'm necessarily a huge advocate of the day or anything, but if you don't know/can't tell, I love to decorate for any and every holiday (except St. Patricks...I just don't know about all the green. I love green, but thinking of putting shamrocks and leprechauns on my walls just doesn't seem right to me)!!

I have this plate rack that is now semi-permanently on the wall. Once I took down the Christmas plates there was nothing and it was looking kind of bare. So I was on the hunt for some Valentines plates. A great place to buy seasonal items of this nature is Secret Haven at the Rock Loft up in Kaysville? Not quite sure, but it's up north. Anyway, I called and they said they had some plates that they thought might work with my plate rack. My fabulous sister who lives up that way picked them up for me and brought them today! Hooray, no more bare wall.

This picture doesn't really do them justice, but they are cute! I promise.

Now I next was thinking that it would be fun to do some blocks. How I didn't copy this idea earlier is beyond me. I went over to Home Depot, picked up a 2x4 and had a guy cut it for me there into 4 inch blocks. I paid just under $2 for that! I was so happy with myself! Then I found some cute paper and embellishments. I would say for my four blocks it cost me under $10 to make them. Feel free to copy my copied idea!!










10 comments:

erinmalia said...

so cute! how did you attach the paper to the wood blocks? just mod podge?

Patrice Pedersen said...

Darling!!! So the Rock Loft eh.. So let me tell you what, that is one of my favorite stores!

Karen said...

you amaze me! I just don't think of cute stuff like that! I just might have to copy you!

Christine and Seth said...

All are adorable!

Jane and Stuart said...

Those are so cute! I might need you to show me how you did that.

Nicole said...

Yeah, I used mod podge or on Nat's we used spray glue, but that was pretty messy. But the mod podge worked pretty well...at least for now!! :)

Brooke Button said...

Looks fabulous as usual, I love Valentines day!

Niederfam said...

they did turn out so cute, and the plates are darling!!!! i had fun this weekend!!! thanks xoxooox

Becky said...

Nicole, I totally bought four blocks the same size before Christmas! I was going to do "N-O-E-L" and make them all decorative and cute, but I never had the time. Maybe I'll do "L-O-V-E" or "F-A-L-L" instead. Too bad I spent way more than you did.

emily said...

totally cute - all of it. i thought you made the plates. you always amaze me. what a fun/cute home you make. :)