I know everyone in the home blogosphere is decorating their houses for Winter, but to be honest, I'm a little lazy. I don't like having to put things up and take things down all the time. Occasionally, I will skip a holiday or a whole season in this case. This year, I decided to skip the snowflakes and the winter white decor, and start on Valentine's Day.
When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of my parents bringing home little gift bags of flowers, candy, and the latest Ramona book as a treat. My siblings would get their favorite candies and magazines. It was just a small gesture, but it is one I want to continue with my kiddies.
Since I don't know how to decorate with books, and my favorite flower (tulips for those who ever want to send me flowers) isn't really in season right now, I thought it would be cute to decorate with some candy.
Valentine's Candy is the best because it is in small amounts, doesn't count toward your New Year's Resolution eat healthy plan (at least that is what I am telling myself), and it is wrapped in pretty colors.
The first thing I did, was buy a few bags of conversation hearts and fill the glass hurricanes I keep on my dining room table with them. We are not conversation heart people, I actually think they taste chalky, so I stuck candles in the hurricanes and used the candy strictly for decorative purposes. I felt kind of weird using food for decoration, but there are people that use bags of lemons that go wasted, so I didn't feel so bad after that.
The rest of the candy is for consumption though (trust me I keep sneaking dark chocolates). I bought all our favorites: Dove dark chocolates, Dum Dum suckers, and a bag of Valentine M&M's and then put them in some glass vases at different heights.
I then found some leftover fabric from this curtain project, and Ta Da! I made a simple, easy, sweet, and edible tablescape for the cost of some candy, that let's face it, I would have bought this time of year anyway. Plus, at the rate we are going, the vases will be empty in time for Valentine's day for Brian to fill with flowers (hint, hint).
Happy Valentine's Day!!