Friday, January 21, 2011

IT’S NOT A CHRISTMAS POST!

 

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Some of you, who are very observant (if you didn’t notice, somebody would have to hit you over the head with a Christmas tree to make you notice), may have noticed that one of my favorite things last month was Christmas trees. (Just when you thought Laurie was through posting photos of Christmas trees, she’s got more of them on her blog!)

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So, to keep from having withdrawal when I took down the Christmas décor, I kept some of the trees out.  (Or…I may have left them out, because I’m still looking for room to store them in the holiday closet!)

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Leaving some trees out helps me to adjust to the dullness that seems to invade our home when I put away the Christmas decorations (AND it gives me some extra time to move things around in the holiday closet to make room for them).

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Another of my favorite things right now is Arkansas snow with bling!  Okay, not everybody in Arkansas has bling in their snow.  (We only have it in our back yard, where the twinkle lights around our pool reflect on the snow and make it sparkle at night.) snow

Brad Pitt is another of my favs!  I hope you plan to join me and Brad at the Valentine Party on February 11th.

B PITT I’m linking this  post to The Valentine Party at Holiday Haven.

Thank you for coming to see me.  Please go visit the Favorite Things links below.  laurie




103 comments:

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Laurie,
I love you Valentine trees, especially the aluminum one! You and Brad Pitt are too funny!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Laurie, I love your home it's the best..I still say your grand kiddo's must love going to your fun house..I could go shopping at your house with my big purse ha ha!Oh girl I remember when we use to shop on RMS and steal from each other ha ha!! I took all of your kitchen in my huge purse ha ha!!
Hope you have a GREAT weekend my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The trees look adorable and your all set for Valentines day. Have a nice weekend.

squawmama said...

It looked like Christmas but then I saw hearts.... lots & lots of hearts. You sure know how to do it up for the holidays...
{{{HUGS}}}
Donna

Terra said...

The red heart ornaments and the small tree with the heart ornaments are especially pretty.

Mellodee said...

What a sweet idea! It never even occurred to me to repurpose Christmas for Valentine's Day, you clever girl!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laurie, your valentine tree is just the cutest ever. I love your cloches all decked out for the day also. You just amaze me with how you decorate for each holiday. I'll be lucky if I buy a heart box of candy for DH. lol Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I had a feeling your would have a valentine tree or two. :D
Thanks for hosting again this week.
Now - Do you know how to turn that dang snow button OFF ?!? :-D
Enjoy your weekend.
Glenda

lvroftiques said...

Laurie I love everything that you do!! How adorable is EVERYTHING!!?? There's too much wonderful stuff to even focus on any one! It's all just Wonderland to me!! I've said it before but those grands of yours are the luckiest in the world! Oh and Christine is right....You DO have EVERYTHING!! Lol!! Vanna

Shirley said...

Laurie, That is way cool how you did Brad signing up..and I love your snowman in your cloche jar. He is so cute..I cant wait for the party...
Have a great day..
(we have been belted with snow and a bigger one one the way)..
Hugs,
Shirley

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well you know I love Valentine's trees-really cute! The snowman Valentine card is adorable, I'd love to find something like that!
And since Brad will be there... and he always asks me to tag along... I'm in:@)

Martha said...

I think your trees are perfect!!!! Especially your vignettes under the cloches. PERFECT for this time of year!!!

Sarah said...

I should have known you'd have Valentine Trees! I've not pulled the valentine boxes out as yet. Thought I'd give you know who a little more time decor free. LOL

But this post has me thinking about what I want to do this year. I recently found two little rustic trees with wooden hearts. Guess they'll be my start this year.

I'm soooo excited that Brad is going to be at the party. No one wants to miss your party! ~ Sarah

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your Valentine's Day trees! I know what you mean about the cottage feeling so drab after all the Christmas decorations come down. It always makes me feel sad. Thanks for another great party!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

CAS said...

Your Valentine decor is just too darn cute. Way to go to keep the holiday spirit going.
CAS

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Valentine trees! Fabulous. Maybe next year I can have some decorations to do a VT! hugs, Linda

Frenchy said...

Love the valentine tree and great idea of a valentine party !
HUGS

Carol said...

Very pretty Valentine trees! I need to create one too! Thanks for the inspiration, Laurie.

Smiles,
Carol

Carol said...

Love the Valentine trees! You're right, they do help transition from all the sparkle and glory of Christmas!

Jacqueline said...

I want to come celebrate Valentine's Day at your house, everything is so cute and fun. I love it all.

Christie said...

Laurie, I am just like you...I don't like the dullness that it feels when all the Christmas decorations come down! I leave out lots of the red things...dish towels, pillows, little heart ornaments, but I don't have any pretty trees! These are so fun! Love them! Christie

aimee said...

i love your christmas trees! i love your valentine treasures.i need to put my valentines decorations out !
blessings,
aimee

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Sue said...

Now THIS is adorable Valentine decor!! Love all your little trees, decorations, and vignettes, Laurie. Pops of red everywhere to brighten up your time at home.... How fun.
I have no Valentine decorations at all, so I guess I should at least get out and get looking for some vintage postcards. ♥ Sue

Debbie said...

You crack me up. Period! That picture of Brad Pitt was a hoot. I wish I knew how to do stuff like that.

And I love all of your valentines trees and decorations. It made me feel cheerful.

The Tablescaper said...

Laurie:

I love how you've turned everything to Valentine's Day! I haven't even thought about it.

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

Why didn't I think of that? Leaving out a tree for Valentine's? Love your heart accessories, Laurie. You really do have everything and all of them are fabulous! Hope it's warming up there....Christine

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I don't know....is Angelina going to be there too...cause she scares me!

Everything looks so cute! I know this post was about all your pretty trees but I love those two tablecloths!

Manuela

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Laurie,
Your home is never dull! You know me, I adore your home and all your wonderful decore!
I just love the trees! You clever girl you! And that table, now let me tell you I really love that tablecloth!
And the snowman cloche! Too cute!
You are the best at this!
Hugs,
Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Love all of your sweet Valentiny Things! You have the most wonderful thingys in Blogland!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

I will give you the cold shoulder, elbows, toes and nose because it is FREEZING here!
I love both those tablecloths, and all the decorations are so pretty!!!
Have to think of something LOVE ly for your party!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Brad called me last night and said he would be glad to give me a ride to the party. I said okey dokey! Ha!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, you truly have some wonderful things. You know I "still" don't have one single valentine decoration? No, this is not a repeat of the comment I made this time last year. lol.. I truly don't have any.. oh boo-hoo! Hope you all are staying warm and safe your way. hugs ~lynne~

Shirley said...

Dear Laurie,
I love all your Valentine linen. That's one thing I have not done was purchase any pretty fabric. I guess that will have to be on my "to do" list..
Very pretty,
9 more day's and counting..
~Shirley

Krafty Kat said...

Love the trees and the cloches- so festive! Everything is just so lovely in every room! I, too, have a thing for Brad *sigh!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

How wonderful is this combo of winter and Valentines! Very pretty. Love the orniment holder/final the most, but everything is so perfect for the season.

Thanks so much for adding this to The Valentines Party on my blog. I have added your button to my little slideshow of parties too. :)

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