gallamore west: Oh my darling Clementine! {Valentine's Day Display}

Monday, January 21, 2013

Oh my darling Clementine! {Valentine's Day Display}

 I always have a bowl of oranges picked from our backyard on top of this tall green dresser thing in our kitchen {let's call her Greenie} during the winter months, and because I really wanted to keep them there AND decorate Greenie for Valentine's Day, I came up with this- something fun, bright, and whimsical for Valentine's Day!

I love having lots of little nooks and crannies to decorate here, and this tall green dresser thing is one of my favorite place to decorate because it's in a central, visible place in our home, and because it belonged to my grandparents.  They were getting rid of it years ago and when I spied it in my parents garage one day, I laid claim to it.  Not really, but I did hint that if they didn't have a spot for it, I would loooove to take it off of their hands.   Some time later, she made her way to our house {yippee!!}

These are THE best oranges in the world.  Seriously.  I don't think they are really Clementines, but for the sake of Valentine's Day, they're happy to go along with it.

  Don't they look delicious, my darling Clementine?

In the space above the display, I added this quick little jute and heart doily garland.  I adore those little mini clothespins and seem to find ways to tie them into just about every project.

The "Clementines" looked a little lonely up on Greenie all alone, so I added a little Mason jar with red and white stripey straws {$2 at Michael's right now} and added lace doilies underneath.  Those doilies were given to us on our wedding day 12 years ago by my husband's Aunt.  They belonged to my husband's Grandmother many years ago.  I love mixing old things with new things, and especially when those old things have a story behind them.

And that little red glittered star... yes, I know it should really be a heart.  But while setting up this display, I had to stop and run out to the garage for something and that little red heart was lying on the garage floor.  It had somehow fallen off of a Christmas decoration and been lying on the garage floor for weeks without getting run over.  So I rescued her and hooked her onto the ribbon just to see how she looked.  I loved her there, so there she stayed... my little rescued star.

I have to admit that sometimes lately it's been hard to come up with fun, original ideas for decorating, baking, projects... anything!... now that Pinterest is here.  I LOVE Pinterest, but I feel that I sometimes let it suck my creativity away.  But every once in awhile, an idea hits me and I just go with it, just like the old pre-Pinterest days.  This was one of those days and I smile every time I walk by Greenie.  

Oh My Darling, Clementine... 
we'll be singing/humming/whistling that line for weeks around here! 

I'll be sharing this Valentine's Day Display at some of my favorite party places. xoxo


Kari said...

Greenie turned out really cute! Did you paint Greenie green, or did she come that way? I'm trying to place it in the Grandparents home. Office maybe? Rebecca is dying to make some heart decorations for Valentine's Day. Maybe this will give me the kick I need to get it going!

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Jennifer said...

Love it!! Very original!! And I totally agree with you about Pinterest sucking ideas! I've been in a crafting rut! Your vintage vday wreath is awesome too!! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

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Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

How sweet! it. I miss our orange tree in Phoenix! I have a whole pinterest board of orange what? :)


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