My Non Valentine Decor – Use What You Love

Love this farmhouse kitchen with modern bubble glass chandelier, farmhouse table and huge wall mounted bottle drying rack

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for my dad to arrive home on Valentine’s Day with boxes of heart shaped chocolates for my sister and me. He worked in New York and had a long commute from our house in Pennsylvania and I loved throwing my arms around him and inhaling the scent of his cologne – then devouring all the chocolates!

I don’t really do much for Valentine’s Day anymore. I do miss my girls annual Valentine’s Day party but at 17, they are way too old and cool for that now.

Will that stop me from whipping up a batch of Cupid Floats for them …

or making a fun dessert like this Conversation Heart Cake

or writing letters tucked in pretty envelopes letting them know how much I love them.

I’ll still be doing all of these things but I’ll be keeping it simple around the house without a speck of red or pink to be seen.

Farmhouse table centerpiece with hydrangeas

My table is set with a few things I love …

fresh hydrangeas, a sweet treat for my girls and these adorable gnome salt and pepper shakers.

I found this matching gold gnome hat cookie jar that I want!

How cute is this pair of gnome salt and pepper shakers with gold hats

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I found this cute pair at HomeGoods along with my growing Rae Dunn mug collection.

Valentine hydrangea centerpiece in fun Rae Dunn mugs

So while there won’t be any red or pink in my house for Valentine’s Day, there will be plenty of love.

Love this huge wall mounted bottle drying rack for displaying a mug collection

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

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Gnome cookie jar - love the gold hat!

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  1. I don’t decorate for the day but we sure celebrate. I love your Valentine touches. I remember those days with my dad too. To this day he sends me a card and I send him one.


  2. I love the lazy susan and thanks for the information of where it can be purchased. I really love you dinning table and was wondering where you found that. I have been looking for something similar with a rustic but sophisticated look.

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