Touches of Pink and Red

I've always loved Valentine's Day. Isn't it such a wonderful day when you're in elementary school? What fun to pick out a box of Valentines at the store and then pretend not to enjoy passing them out to all the boys in your class! The first year I taught school, I had to pinch myself when I realized that I would be organizing my own Valentine parties. And how could I resist all the yummy chocolate delivered to my desk from at least 25 students? Oh, day of all days!

Packing up Christmas is always difficult for me. It's so refreshing to add touches of pretty pink and bright red around the house after the gray and gloom of January.


C Maisy said...

I agree. I love Valentine's Day even more now that I have a son!
Super cute table cloth!!

Pamela said...

oh i totally remember writing a secret "i love you" on my valentine to that special boy in grade school. pamela

~nanashouse~ said...

Oh Jen,
I'll try to post my matching table runner on my blog!

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

I don't decorate for Valentine's Day only because... actually I don't know why.

I LOOOOVED Vday in elementary school. Such great memories. I miss grade school sometimes. That pitcher is REALLY cute!

Jenny said...


The white pitcher is from Martha Stewart's collection at KMart!

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

Wow! I can't believe that pitcher is from K-Mart! K-Mart must have changed since I've left the US! :)
So, tell me honestly, did I answer your question in my posts this week? I hope I did!
Oh, and you said your hubby went to Multnomah....do you live near there? I'm from (and my family lives) close to there...didn't know if I might be able to meet you when I'm back in the States. :)

Julie said...


I just found your blog the other day and I have really enjoyed reading through it. You have great ideas! And, I have to say, I love that white pitcher, too! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

I love your table runner and pitcher... so sweet!


simplebeauty said...

I love Valentines Day too!!! We have pink hearts cut out in taped up in our hallway! And tomorrow we are going to work on our Valentines for my little girl's play group :O) She get's to go to her first Valentine's Day party on Tuesday! Oh what fun :O) I plan on dressing her up in a denium dress with red hearts on it!!!