Tomorrow it is Valentines day. It is not really a date that means anything to me. If my husband needs to be reminded for weeks by TV, radio, Internet and other advertises to buy a gift to show his wife that he loves her, it doesn't feel very romantic for me. So normally we are not celebrating that date, except that maybe I make a fancy cake or so. Just for fun and because my darling loves cakes and I like to make them.
But over the years I generated anyway some little decorations that lasted in our household.
Several years ago I mad this two patchwork hearts from scraps. Now they are hanging together with a faded rose on the air exhaust beside the chimney.
Last year I took little stones and draw hearts with red acrylic paint on them. For each family member there has been one with his name on it. I put them for decoration in the middle of the table on a small linen (that's why it looks so crinkled, I tried to iron it!) table runner. Those pebbles stayed for some weeks as decoration and I guess I will get them out for tomorrow again.
I have an other house deco that has hearts in it. When I first tried to make garlands with triangle pennants I experimented a little with the size and form. I used an old white bed sheet and when I found my preferred form I quickly made some more the same size to see how they appear as a garland. For not wasting this example I applied some red hearts to decorate the boring white pennants. I found no one whom I could give this as a present, so it is now hanging in our bedroom between two roof beams.
Yeah, I am not the most romantic person in the world, but I wish you all have a Darling to think about tomorrow!