I'm a little early with my Valentine décor. When I took the New Year's decorations off the mantel, I started thinking about what to put on it.
When I realized whatever I put on it would only be there a week or two, because I'd be decorating it for Valentine's Day soon, I decided to skip right on to Valentine's Day.
If you look through the window pane, you'll see a boy courting a girl from the top of a tree.
From another window pane, you'll find a boy delivering Valentine cakes.
Across the window is a banner with faux chalkboard hearts. A vintage Valentine treat box tops the window.
Some of the cards are reproductions. Most of the vintage cards were a gift from a friend who decided she didn't want to collect them any longer.
A cherub lifts some of the cards into the air.
A few of the cards were mine from childhood, and some belonged to my mother.
On either side of the "Be Mine" banner, there are paper napkins my mother had saved from Valentine parties she attended. See, I didn't have a choice about becoming a collector. My mother and grandmother were both collectors.
Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Are you surprised I do? I know you're not. I decorate for everything, and nothing I do should surprise anybody! Thank you for visiting.