I didn’t go all out for Valentine’s Day this year, as I have in years past. If you are looking for a simple Valentine’s Table Idea then this quick and easy tablescape should do the trick! I am not sure if my kids know that decorating is kind of my love language. Creating a cozy home that feels safe and warm is one of the ways I share my love for them. I want them to look back on the years they spent growing up with warm fuzzy feelings. I hope they remember a mom who loved them like crazy and did her best to make each day beautiful and the holidays extra special. I have such great memories of my childhood and I really want the same for my babies!
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to remember we are all loved, even when a significant other isn’t present. I’ve had to work hard this past year in remembering that little truth. Sometimes we let these holidays get us down in the dumps when we look around and see all the happy couples and bright shiny families, but the reflection in our mirror seems a little dull.
When I was shopping last year in Round Top, I was checking out behind a lady who asked the clerk if she could take a picture of the wall decor behind the register. It was a wall full of threes (yes as in the number 3). She explained to the clerk that she had been a single mom with two kids for many years and three was their number, even though she was happily married now, she wanted to send a picture to her girls as a sweet memory. The thing is, I’ve collected fives for years. It’s even in my personal email address. My eyes welled immediately at the fact that my number is no longer five. You never know when the gut punches will strike. But, here’s what happened next. This amazing women turned around in line and I told her my story, I told her that hearing her happiness now mixed with the sweet memory of her time alone with her children made me hopeful. I told her I was sad we were no longer five. Without skipping a beat she said, “do you love Jesus?”. I replied, “YES!”. She said, “then you’re still five – you, your three kids and Jesus. He is the fifth one in your mix” and with a kind smile she sauntered off into the fields.
That simple truth has fueled my days more times than I can count. I sure hope it reminds you that you are never alone either. No matter what your number is now. So set a table and enjoy the people you do have in your presence, celebrate them, love them and love on them while you can! Maybe this simple table will help you pull something together.
I created these mixed media hearts on a Facebook live, but you can see the video here in this post. I just played around with some wood hearts I got for a dollar each from Dollar Tree. I thought they were a fun touch and definitely fit the budget.
Throughout the year I like to collect various colored bottles and vases to use in holiday decor. That way they aren’t holiday-specific and you can use them for a ton of different settings and decorating ideas. Red and white are so useful, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for good staple pieces while thrift hunting.
One other SUPER FUN idea to add to your dining area is a window stencil! I decorated the back door by our breakfast table, but you could easily do the same thing on a window or mirror. You can get the stencil I used HERE. These reusable mesh stencils are simple to use. Place them on the glass, smooth them out and they spread the Chalkart paint over the stencil with a squeegee. Chalkart is a water based paint that will wash off! Perfect for a more adult, tasteful window cling kind of situation! Get more details on how to use these stencils in this blog post.
Enjoy the Valentine’s Day season and let it serve as a reminder to live out God’s call for us… Above all love one another. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35
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