Sunday, February 10, 2013

Seeing Red

When I pack up the Christmas decorations 
I keep all the hearts and red decor items
 separate so that I can
 use them thru February.
That means I keep out the toss pillows
on the breakfast chairs. 
I keep the red-checked pillowcases on
the wicker chair cushions too.
I add a bright red rag rug by the sink.
I add a little Valentine's decor.
 I put the red hearts garland in a 
few apothecary jars on the sofa table.
Two red heart ornaments hang from
the ivory candlesticks on the bar counter.
 I added the red and white checked hearts
 vinyl tablecloth to the back of the kitchen
 cabinet again this year and added
all of my red and white china.
 Extra plates are in the chicken feeder. This
 has been a great spot to rotate my seasonal
dishes and have them handy to use daily.
 I bring out my red Le Creuset cookware and 
the red Chantel kettle. I use that to boil
 water for a proper pot of afternoon tea. 
A few kitchen essentials in red sit next to the
 stove on the Longaberger wrought iron 
stand on the Hearts and Pines plates.
 The red checked valance/turned table runner
stayed on the island. A pile of heart-shaped
cookie cutters in various sizes are used to cut
 toast, brownies, pie crust trims or scones.
One of my thrifted throws in red and white is
tossed on the back of the family room sofa.
 I used the hearts and stars wooden garland
 on jute string to add a little color to the the
 bowl of pinecones on the coffee table.
I added collection of brass heart boxes
to the table runner (two placemats) 
on the coffee table. 
 I keep all the red decorations along with
napkins, bows, pillows and covers in a
separate box to make it easy to pack away.
That way I can pull it out again and
use some of it for July 4th.



  1. I love your collection of heart-shaped
    cookie cutters! My husband is a heart cutter collector, and picked up one yesterday at the antique store. Happy Month of Hearts~

  2. How smart you are to keep the reds together, so that you can use them throughout the year - brilliant! Love your idea of the hearts in the apothecary jars. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  3. How pretty and what a great idea. I love it. Hugs, Marty

  4. Lots of good ideeas. I love that chicken feeder. I love the open cabinet that you change out too. I hope you like the meatballs! The fennel really gives them a distinct flavor. XO, Pinky

  5. Such a good idea and all the red
    looks so pretty!
    Happy V Day!

  6. Rita, isn't it fun that we can use our reds for so many holidays? Fun to see all your red touches. I have a bowl of heart cutters in my kitchen. I use them for cookies, biscuits, and brownies. Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Love all your touches of red!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Oh how charming everything looks. I love your chicken feeder plate rack. How cute that hearts and checks paper looks in your kitchen cabinet, with all of your pretty reds in the cabinet. Love those plates on your plate stand. I don't think I've ever seen that pattern. Thanks so much for linking all of this great decor to my party. laurie

  9. Great tip! All the red touches really give a warm feeling to a Winter day. Happy Valentine's Day.

  10. I love all of your red and hearts, Rita. I think I called you May in a previous comment - sorry. Have a great Sunday!