Deana had a snow day yesterday, and her boyfriend came over - so I immediately drafted the two of them to help me finally get down all the Christmas decor. It'd be languishing while I dealt with being sick, achy and just plain too worn out to care.
Between the three of us, it was all taken down and stored away inside of a couple hours, and I moved my year 'round tree back to its corner so we'd all stop running into it on the way to the dining room.
Now, normally, it'd go blue for January - lots of white snowflakes, and blue, lavender and white ball ornaments in various shades. But we're half way through the month and I'm about to be gone for a week, so it seemed a bit pointless. Deanna asked if she could decorate it for Valentine's Day and when I said yes, she ran to her room and came out with a couple feather boas, a stuffed toy mouse, and a pink tutu topped with pink leopard print.... hmmm....
Here's the result - the tutu became a tree skirt, the feather boas were draped in the tree along with white and red beads held out from the Christmas stash. Snowflakes - white, silver, gold, and light pink, also held out of the Christmas supplies add to the Gabor-like sparkle.
The remaining ornaments are a set of red heart glass ornaments I picked up last year and some homemade pink and brown hearts we made a couple years back.
The pink and brown hearts started out life as coasters - part of a wedding supply party set, I think? I had left them out on a table along with various supplies... markers, scissors and old magazines, stitckers, and just asked everyone to make a heart or two for the tree. I think I like the magazine collage hearts the best!
Valentine's Day is really very much her holiday and we are living in a very pink world right now.