Friday, January 20, 2012

I Just Couldn't Wait . . .



I couldn't wait one more day. Today I busted out the Valentine's Day decorations. I tried really hard to wait until the end of January but I just couldn't do it. There are so many cute ideas out in blogland and I was itching to decorate.


I usually just decorate my console table in the family room . . . but this time I decided to decorate the hall shelf too.






I love turquoise and red together! 


I found the set of 3 white vases at the Target Dollar Spot - I think they were $2.50. The burlap heart is from JoAnn's (last year on clearance). Everything else I already had.


Here is my console table all decked out . . .


 I need to hide that lamp cord!!
When I saw the mailbox idea on Pintrist I knew it was something I had to recreate. The mailboxes are only $1 at Target's Dollar Spot. I already had the candlesticks but they were really ugly. I slapped on some white paint and for $2 I have these cuties!
















I might have done a happy dance in Target when I saw the turquoise mailboxes!  : )






The only thing I purchased besides the mailboxes were the felt hearts. I found them at the Dollar Store and they were picks but I cut the stems off. I reused one of the Family Dollar candles and just added some polka dot ribbon. (I always tape the ribbon on the back so it can be reused). 


Remember that you can have really cute decorations without breaking the bank. The Dollar Store is a great place to find inexpensive items. I also check out the clearance section at Target and craft stores to get things super cheap.


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29 comments:

  1. You are too stinking creative, love your shelf and how you decorate for the different seasons. I didn't see those little vases at Target, but maybe I'll have to go back because they are cute. I bought one of those mailboxes for my daughter for her American girls......

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  2. Now you're making me want to decorate for Valentines! Those mailboxes are really cute. I like how you set everything up. It makes me want to send you hugs and kisses!

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  3. Those mailboxes are just adorable!!!! I love decorating for Vday!

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  4. Your mailboxes are so cute. I've never seen that - I should get out more.

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  5. What a DARLING idea. Now I've got to run down to Target and see if they have any. Just too too cute for words. I too want to break out the Valentines stuff. But as I've seen already on so many blogs....well you and I are already Late. (big smile) I think we shouldn't started a week or two ago. So this IS the week for me. Hey, I too am a BIG dollar store person. I love frugality and when you can make it look as pretty as you did....well theres the proof!

    Your blog is just delightful. I am now following you!

    Nann

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  6. PS I hopped on over from Sundays Best Par.tay. And so glad I did!

    Nann

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  7. These little mailboxes are so darling!!! Great idea!

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  8. I love the mailboxes, wonder if I can still get my hands on some!!
    I would love for you to come and link this to my party, I have a giveaway on the same page too!!
    http://aweemeenit.blogspot.com/2012/01/wait-wee-meenit-wednesdays-link-party-1.html
    Thanks!

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  9. You gotta love the Target dollar bins and the dollar store! I love all the fun and thrifty details you added for Valentines day! Love those mailboxes.
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Be Mine Bonanza event!

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  10. I love the Target Dollar Spot and just picked up the cute mailboxes. I never thought to elevate them on candlesticks...how did I miss that on Pinterest?!?! Cute idea! Thanks for sharing it :)
    I'm stopping by from Simply Klassic Sundays.
    Jennifer

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  11. I also love the turquoise and red together. Great looking console table. Your right we do not have to spend a lot of money. I rarely shop at Target, but I'll have to check out the dollar spot, so many great finds there. You sure were lucky finding the turquoise mailbox. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best party!

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  12. Super cute! Love those mailboxes. I never can resist buying one ;)

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  13. LOVE this!! The mailboxes are adorable!! ;) Would LOVE for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party!!

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  14. Love, Love, Love all your cute decorations!! So Cute! I love the red and turquoise together too. And those mailboxes are adorable!!
    I currently have a link party going that I would love for you to share these at.

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/01/thursdays-temptation-link-party-2.html
    Jill

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  15. I also love red and turquoise together! How cute is all of your decor. Don't you just love the Target dollar spot? Such a fun and cheap place to find great decor!

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  16. That looks fabulous! I have one of those Target mail boxes from last year that I haven't used yet. Now to find a candlestick... Love the turquoise so much - may have to head to Target for that one, too. My one from last year is hot pink. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. SO cute!! Red and turquoise are one of my favorite color combos! My Target only had the mailboxes in white {I bought three and hope to have my mantel linked up at A to Z, where I found your blog, soon!} I'm your newest follower- I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like.
    Have a great weekend!
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

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  18. Darling. I love the little mailboxes. It's fun to see the blue thrown in as an unexpected element.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  19. I know I commented on this before, but I just wanted to say thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation!!
    Jill

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  20. HI!! So so cute. I am your newest follower.

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  21. I love your Valentines decor...especially the mailboxes!! We did mailboxes at our house this year too....I SO wanted those from Target, but couldn't find them anywhere! So I had to go another route, but they still turned out cute :)

    Come check them out if you have time www.engineeringlifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  22. How darling! I have some of these mailboxes up in the attic somewhere... what a great idea! I'm your newest follower! Please check out bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance.

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  23. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

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  24. I know I have commented on this a few times...but I just wanted to let you know it is being featured at the link party today!!!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-temptation-link-party-3-some.html
    Jill

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  25. they are far to adorable!! just beautiful!

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  26. Thanks for linking this up! I love this fun heart.

    We're starting a new party today and look forward to seeing your entry/ies there. And, come have a look what the others have made. Good stuff!! http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

    Have a happy day, Rose

    ps. When you have a little moment... could you please be so kind so as to add a link back to us, so that readers can click the FineCraftGuild logo? (A simple text link with 'Fine Craft Guild .com' is also acceptable.) So appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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