Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Love Day

We don't really "DO" Valentines day in my family. 
The hubby and I will usually mark the occasion with a handmade card (actually that's me, hubby doesn't usually do much at all!) or sometimes some flowers if I'm lucky. This year will be much the same, 1 day away from Pay Day (monthly pay sucks the big one!) and we wont be doing much. 
What can you do for Valentines with no money, no gifts, no flowers and no commercialism you ask? 
Isn't that what valentines all about? (Note to readers: Im do love love...........I'm not really that cynical!)
Well..............How about a romantic dinner for 2?

You might be like Hubby and I and dining on Eggs and Soldiers that night (fridge empty etc etc) but it doesn't mean you cant do it in style!
I created this little Valentines dinner nook in less than 30 minutes using materials and props from around our home. Glass jars with floral sprays and succulents make great displays. Layer your plates and bowls for a pretty place setting with details like the Heart Napkin rings you see here and candles galore..........they are always good at creating the right ambience.
Cut a few hearts out of Paper (or coloured leather as I have done here) and stick them on jars and around the room for decoration. You can use these to create napkin holders, garlands, jumbo confetti to scatter round the room............the possibilities are endless!
You could use ANY colour combination you like! Valentines doesn't always have to be pink & red!

Love to you all!


Kylie Hunt said...

Gorgeous! We don't do Valentines Day either but I feel like spreading a bit of love around our place this year. Thanks for the inspiration Nikki :) Kx

p.s. happy Valentines Day for tomorrow!

My Handmade Heart // Nikki Croft said...

Thank you so much Kylie! Happy Valentines day to you too! x