Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Decorating the Cabin for Valentine's Day

When I got sick over the holidays, I was a little upset not to be spending time at our log cabin. Especially since I wanted to enjoy all the Christmas decorations I had put up. By the time I felt better it was time to take everything down. So Dawnie at Dawnies Life by the Sea had mentioned hanging up some Valentine's lights. A light popped on in my head. Literally! I could decorate for Valentine's Day! Just a few simple things.....nothing overboard.

Below I added some red candles with a berry garland wrapped around the candle sticks. Then I found this cute wooden sign that says "Love." (By the way, Kohls is having a sale on their Valentine decorations right now!)






















I hung valentine garland with heart shaped lights on the staircase.












Here's a close up of the heart lights - I love their glow! And Greg if you're reading this....a Bernese Mountain dog puppy with a red ribbon wrapped around his neck would make the PERFECT Valentine's Day gift!

38 comments:

Carol said...

Hi Shelley!
Your Valentine lights are so pretty!
Hope you're having a super week!
Hugs,
Carol

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, You could hang an ole rag at the Log Cabin and it would be beautiful. That cabin is gorgeous!!!!!! The Valentine's decorations just ADD to the beauty!!!!

How's your weather up there now???
Hugs,
Betsy

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Shelley, it looks so cute! So, does your hubby actually read your blog? I think mine is afraid to! LOL

Lady of the Mote said...

the glow is lovely

Sarah said...

It looks so great in there! Hope your having a great day!
Sarah

dAwN said...

that looks so nice and valentine festive....
glad you are spending time in your cabin.

reliv4life said...

I love the valentines stuff! Now you and Greg have your own little love nest!! :) I can't wait to see if you get the dog!!

Ginger said...

I think it looks pretty romantic and special....now about that dog Greg!!! lol

Ruthie said...

I love your valentine decorations. Someone else in Blogland said they didn't want to take down their Christmas tree, so she was decorating it with hearts and heart ornaments for Valentines day. What great ideas you two have! Because it's always so sad to take down the wonderful Christmas decorations- it looks so bare.
Sorry to hear you were sick. Hope you are better now.
Smiles. Ruthie

Heather said...

How sweet and cute it is there at your lovely cabin. I hope you get plenty of chance to enjoy your decorations. By the way, if you get that dog, how do you think Marvin will react? Has he been around dogs before?

April said...

I'm seriously going to move in...I am so envious!!! The lights and decorations are just icing on the cake! Have a great evening!

George said...

The Valentine's decorations look absolutely great. Maybe with a little luck the two of you will get snowed in over the Valentine's Day weekend!

Leedra said...

Love your comment to Greg, as I said it has to be a hoot to live with you.

In the south we decorate with snowmen all over the house, in hopes of bringing one big snow of the year. At your place you are probably afraid to keep the snowmen out after their Christmas duty.

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Shellmo said...

Hi Carol! Thank you! Hope you have a great week too!

Betsy - You are so nice! It is -8 degrees right now, tomorrow it should be -3 with a windchill making it -15. OUCH!!!

Pam - he does read my blog sporadically...then he says "hey, why did you post that?" LOL!

Lady of the Mote - when I first saw the lights in the store, I thought it was candy - lol!

Sarah -glad you like it - thanks!!

Dawn - We are staying till Monday so I'm very happy! :)

Michele - I'm teasing Greg! But I am on a waiting list - it takes so darn long to get one of these dogs - hard to get! I keep hoping maybe he can find another breeder.

Ginger - and the horse! ha,ha!

Hi Ruthie - I love that idea to decorate a tree w/ valentine decorations too!!

Heather - Marvin LOVES dogs! Ridiculously so! He once hopped a fence to get to my neighbors dog to show him kitty love! They had told me at the shelter that they had never seen a cat who loved dogs so much. I'm so glad I got him!

April - I'm prepping the guest room for you right now! Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning? :-)

George - that would be ideal!

Leedra - I have a snowman flag in the front of my house - I'm taking it down immediately! you never told me it was a snow charm! LOL!

Kath said...

Well, look at that..how pretty!
It looks wonderful!! :)
Love it!

"Merry Valentine's"


Hugs-Kath

JyLnC said...

I love your red candles - gorgeous! It's always good to make lemonade out of lemons.

Judy said...

Looking at your pictures, it seems to me that log houses and valentine's decorations definitely do go hand in hand. How cozy and romantic, those heart string lights look draped over the balcony. Who knows, you may end up with 5 horses. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Great idea, I am going to put a few things up for Valentine's Day. A new garland for sure. I like the lights.
denise

Ms. ~K said...

Love your log cabin...
I agree about the pup for Valentine's gift-who needs roses and chocolate?
Kit

Sandy said...

It looks so pretty and hope you get that dog!!!!

This Country Girl said...

Shelley,

The log cabin looks beautiful bare anyway....but with the added Valentines Day decor, it just adds even more beauty! Great idea!

Oh, and I love the "hint" to you hubby!

Tammy

Cedar ... said...

I really like the table decorations,... the candles, and all. The garland is cute too. You are making me think,... If I decorate for Valentine's Day do you think a handsome prince will ride up in a pickup truck? Maybe?

Jen said...

Your decorations are adorable, and I will send my Amy dog over to teach you how to beg. lol

Jessica said...

Good luck with the puppy thing.

Cassie said...

Valentine decorations are fun and so romantic.Patrick's the romantic at ou place & he surprises me all the time with his mushy sentiments.I'm not good at that stuff,but it sure is nice to be on the receiving end.Greg must be a happy man!

Michelle Dawn said...

I have never decorated for Valentine's Day! Maybe someday! Love how the cabin looks wish I had that kind of artistic flare.

violetlady said...

Since I haven't taken my Christmas tree down yet, I was thinking of removing some of the ornaments and adding some red hearts and keeping it up for Valentines Day.

Sharon/primthyme said...

Hi Shelley,
Thank you for stopping by my blog .I have been thinking of framing the pic.
I love your decorating !
Prim Hugs & Blessings,
Sharon

Shellmo said...

Kath - thank you! Think I might get a few more things.... :)

JyLync - I agree!

Judy - I think the logs inspire me to decorate! :)

Denise - I'd like to see your pics too if you do it!

Mrs. K - yep - a dog is a longer lasting gift!! :-)

Sandy - I hope by this summer!

Tammy - I think I need a valentine tree now - it never stops! lol!

Cedar - I hope so for you!!!

Jen - your dogs are so cute!!

Jessica - thank you!

Cassie - Greg is a little more romantic than me.... but I do feed him well! lol!

Michelle - this is the 1st time I've ever decorated for Valentines - definitely helps fight the winter blahs!

Violet - I think that's a great idea!!

Sharon - thank you! And that pic of your house was great!

Shellmo said...

Kath - thank you! Think I might get a few more things.... :)

JyLync - I agree!

Judy - I think the logs inspire me to decorate! :)

Denise - I'd like to see your pics too if you do it!

Mrs. K - yep - a dog is a longer lasting gift!! :-)

Sandy - I hope by this summer!

Tammy - I think I need a valentine tree now - it never stops! lol!

Cedar - I hope so for you!!!

Jen - your dogs are so cute!!

Jessica - thank you!

Cassie - Greg is a little more romantic than me.... but I do feed him well! lol!

Michelle - this is the 1st time I've ever decorated for Valentines - definitely helps fight the winter blahs!

Violet - I think that's a great idea!!

Sharon - thank you! And that pic of your house was great!

Barbara said...

Shelly, The picture of the table with the candles and the fire place in the back ground is so inviting. Could I send you a big dog? Thanks for comments on lake house, I love it.

Dawnie said...

looks great! I decorate all the way thru Easter...well i guess further because I also do 4th of July. I just cant have a home without something to acknowledge the seasons, holidays..etc.

Constance said...

Today I begin in insurmountable task of taking down and packing away Christmas decor. I have been tempted to put out a few V-Day things because the house looks bare after Christmas is packed away. Those pups are too cute by the way! Probably tomorrow, I'll be posting on our dog sledding adventure!
Connie

Charli and me said...

How beautiful! Your cabin is so beautiful. I decorate for every holiday. It's especially nice to do in the winter months.

Darla said...

Wow, your Cabin looks great no what time of the year it is.

Shellmo said...

Barbara - I might need TWO big dogs! lol! the hubby would freak!

Dawnie - St. Patricks day and Easter decorating are next on my list!

Connie - looking forward to hearing about the dog sledding! We wanted to go this week but it's been too cold!

Charli - I agree, especially impt during the winter months to brighten things up! :)

Darla - you're very nice!!

Dorothy Thompson said...

Valentine lights! ingenious!

Prim2Pink said...

Isn't it amazing how a couple of candles and a few other items can change the whole mood in a room? Lovely as always!!!!!