Monday, February 6, 2017

Decorating for Valentine's Day

Hello, Dear Friends, I have been busy
adding some sweet hearts 
and cherubs to my favorite 
place in the whole wide world - 
my little cottage kitchen <3

I've been sewing and crafting pillows and hearts for
my very favorite place,
to brighten up these dreary winter days.

My kitchen is truly the heart of my home,
and what better time of year to celebrate
this special place than on Valentine's day!

Here is one of the heart sachets I recently made :)

I've gussied up my Hoosier cupboard
with all things red and girly :)

I crocheted the little baskets.
You can find the instructions Here.

The framed print is simply scrapbook paper
that I can change for every season.

The door holds a candy box that I decorated
last year.

You can see the details Here.

The front says, 'Sweet' :)
I used the same vintage heart lace trim
on some pillows I just made.

I converted my spice rack to
jars of cupcake sprinkles.
Sometimes you just need a cupcake <3

Everything I need to do a little
cupcake baking and have
a nice mug of tea.

My daybed has a new, romantic look, too.

Hearts, cherubs, ruffles and lace.
The crochet rug was made from fabric strips
and usually lives in my sewing room.

My new hand-sewn pillows with the vintage heart lace.

Pillows made from vintage linens.

The ruffled pillow was a sweet gift from my sis-in-law.

I made the doily pillow and sachets.

A sweet collection of Valentines.

And cherubs <3

A few more vintage style Valentines.....

on my enamel top farm table.

A cozy corner to while away a winter's day
with a good book.
(And a cupcake :)

Sachets made from vintage chenille and toile,

and filled with lavender.

I just made the button heart <3

You can't have too much love <3

A heart for my morning coffee....

And one for my afternoon tea....

You can find directions for the crochet heart Here.

A bit of framed humor from Ann Taintor :)

"From scratch?
Why yes,
I scratched the label
right off the bakery's box."

Thank you for stopping by, dear Friends!

Come visit again and we'll have cupcakes and tea!


Today I am linking with :

Won't you join the fun?

If you would like to make a crocheted heart rug
like mine, I found a link to order a pattern Here.

(I am not in any way affiliated with this link)


  1. Your home is very pretty indeed, with a lot of love in all of those hearts!

  2. Hi Karen,
    My heart is smelting here over the beauty and the lovely decorations - It's like you're getting a whole new home - to Easter, to summer, to fall, to Christmas, and also to Valentines!
    Your sweet husband must really appreciate to have you as a homemaker companion - The red dishes in the cupboard, the pillows and everything!
    The Button Heart looks so sweet ... I feel like doing one, a bit smaller, to our kitchen.
    Thank you for being an inspiration, may you have a lovely Valentine!

  3. Hi Karen, wow you have decorated your house so pretty for Valentine's Day! I love all the hearts you made.
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  4. Hi Beatrice,
    Wow, that sure is a lot of love scattered throughout your home! I love all of the sweet hearts and touches of red. The rack and cupboard are decorated so sweetly! I am in love with that crocheted rug! Did you make it and if so when are you doing a tutorial? ;) I would love to make one of those! Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for sharing the love! Have a lovely week!

    1. Hi Linda, so nice of you to stop by! Thank you for your sweet visit <3 I did make the rug, but it was so long ago that I have lost the pattern. I did a Google search and found a pattern for one just like it for only $3.50. I will put a link on my blog for it. Hope you stop by again! xx Karen

  5. You have such a precious kitchen! I love all of your Valentine decor. I have decorated my classroom for the season, but not my house!

  6. Karen, absolutely gorgeous! All your valentine touches create such a sweet space!

  7. Everything looks so pretty. You kitchen is adorable and love how you decorated it for Valentines' day. Love all the different medium hearts your created. Lovely.

  8. Love the door decoration and the heart made of buttons. Very cute.

  9. Hola amiga querida,, que linda decoración para san Valentín,, adore cada detalle ,, muy romántico, espero que tengas un bello comienzo de semana

  10. I love the vintage linens for pillows and pillowcases. I have a few old pillowcases and should be them back on my extra pillows. Love all of your pretty handmade hearts too. Everything looks so pretty! Hugs!

  11. Karen, what a wonderful post filled with lots of Valentine goodies. The polka dot heart sachet is so cute, and the decorated candy box is delightful. I love your tea mugs and your heart rug. That is so charming. Your collection of Valentine's is such a great idea for you to look at during the day. And your Cherubs are the sweetest of all.

    Thanks for showing us your cozy and heartwarming place, Karen. And you're right.....sometimes you just need a cupcake. :)


    by the way, when you mentioned in your comment that it's snowing and you haven't gotten out yet to take a walk....well, you see nature around that charming house of yours every single day. What a blessing.

  12. Karen I love it all! Difficult to choose but I like your gussied up Hoosier best. So cute!
    I'm an Anne Taintor fan myself. Love that sentiment. :)

  13. Loving all of your cute Valentines decorations and getting inspired. I don't have much but I might do some heart crafting this week!

  14. Oh Karen, your home looks so lovely all dressed up for Valentine's Day! And you're absolutely right, a cupcake is something we just need every once in a while. Sometimes more often than not ;).

  15. Come mi rilassa ammirare la tua casa! Complimenti per tutto e grazie per i tutorial.

  16. Hi sweet Karen, your decorations for Valentines Day are so lovely!
    Your home always is filled with so much Love, thank you for sharing it with us!
    Have a wonderful week, my dear friend,
    Love and hugs and blessings to you, Claudia xo

  17. Karen,
    Love your Valentine's decorations!! all so pretty!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  18. Oh my word, dear Karen you are so ready for St. Valentine's Day - just look at all that sweetness in your wonderful home. You've done a remarkable job making it so fun and festive! You have inspired me!!!!! ♥♥♥


  19. You have been so busy making your house look so glamourous for Valentine's Day, thanks for sharing all your great ideas. x

  20. You are inspirational. Your Valentine décor was such a delight to see, such beautiful touches to an already stunning home.

  21. Dear Karen ~ I love it all, it is so sweet and romantic. To me the icing on the cake was your heart shaped rug that you crocheted.

    Happy February ~ FlowerLady

  22. Absolutely delightful! I love all your decorations :-) Have a great afternoon!


  23. So pretty and I love the "girlie"!! It's so cool how you transform the whole space. Such lovely sachet hearts and I ADORE the little baking corner with everything right there and handy. Just the sweetest!!
    Blessings on your week my dear Karen! xoxo

  24. Another fun enjoyable post.. My caught sight of those cute cups hanging..LOVE them!! Also Love your sweet collection of Valentines.

  25. Lovely post and photo's.

    Cupcakes and tea ... what could be better!

    All the best Jan

  26. You have such a charming, lovely home, Karen...and the kitchen truly is the heart. Love all of your personal, creative touches...the heart rug, the daybed, your jam jar display, and all of the beautiful Valentine decor!

  27. Your kitchen is pure sweetness and red looks so good in there. I love all your handmade hearts and pillows. They add so much to make it all so cozy.

  28. Oh My...such a romantic post Karen!
    I love that heart shaped carpet in front of your sweet daybed...
    You really know how to add some punch to your home...lovely!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week...
    Linda :o)

  29. Oh Karen, this post is so sweet! I do so love the fabric rug, so cute.

  30. Beautiful valentine decorating, love all the pillows on your daybed and those lovely sacheted hearts in the bowl. I love fabric crocheted rugs and that heart rug is so pretty! I have just finally took down my snowman collection and have put my Valentine decorations up today, I made it in time for Valentines day and will keep it up until March :)

  31. You've decorated the ❤️ Of your home in such a loving manner, Karen! Of course, I'd love to stop by for a cupcake and a cup of tea, and look around at all your pretty decor. Thanks for the tour through your pictures. I'm especially smitten with the darling cherub on your coffee table. Love and hugs!

  32. Dearest Karen, you have the sweetest home ever! I am in love with your Valentine's decorations and the pops of red and white throughout your home. You have gone the extra mile in decorating and it's truly stunning.

    I had to smile when I saw your sachets and yesterday I made several for my Etsy shop. I love lavender, but sadly it doesn't love me. I can only handle the scent for a bit and then look out, it's headache central.

    Thank you for giving us a tour of your charming home. Love and hugs to you!

  33. Oh Karen, everything looks so charming and sweet! Love all the pretty touches, so many of them made by your own hands. I especially love all the pillows. I have so many vintage linens and laces; I should try and make some pillows from them, yours are so lovely. I actually just took down the Christmas greenery and lights from our stairwell. Everything else has been long gone, but I was enjoying the extra lights during these dark days. You've inspired me to get my nest in order for our next holiday! Hope you have a wonderful week. xo

  34. Your home is so beautiful Karen in your romantic vintage and shabby chic style! My house is more modern and 'empty' these days. But I do admire your lovely home so much ❤︎

  35. You certainly DO KNOW HOW to make a house a home!! I think if I were to look up the definition of "home" it would tell me to see "Karen's Place"!!!

    Beautiful, warm and delightful Valentine's goodies. All the way around.

  36. Hello, your home is so pretty. I love all the cute hearts and Valentine's decorations. Lovely images and post. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  37. Awwwwweee, I LOVE IT!!!! All of your Hearts are so pretty! I'm especially loving the white cupboard, and the country feel! It's all so perfectly sweet and ideal for Valentine's Day!

    Blessings!!! Net :)

  38. Hi Karen, I am so impressed with all the decorating that you did for Valentine's Day. It is almost as extensive like decorating for Thanksgiving or even Christmas. It looks very cozy and lovely!
    I love all your cherubs. Somehow I have a thing for cherubs even though I myself only own very few. I also like all your sewn hearts and sachets in heart shape.
    My Valentine's Day decoration will be very restraint, but I intend to bake something special for my husband and hope we will celebrate our love with a sip of champagne that day!
    Warm regards,

  39. I love all your Valentine's decor, it's cute how you have displayed everything. You have also made some wonderful crafts, it makes me want to go hop on my sewing machine. Enjoy the rest of your week Karen!

  40. beautiful Valentine's decorations..

    Please beautiful:

  41. Your Valentine's Day decorations make your home even cozier and so, so charming, darling Karen, thank you for sharing your creativity and such talent with us !

    Wishing you a joyous day, today,
    and wonderful days to come,
    with much thankfulness

    XX Dany

  42. i love your home and was so excited to see what you had done for valentines day. your decorations did not disappoint!! i just adore that cabinet that you always switch up!!!

  43. Everything is so pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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