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I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!

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George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2 Red and Gold Valentine's Trees in the Living Room, 2019

  Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

Last year, I did 3 posts on my Living Room Valentine's decorations.

This year, I am doing it in 2 posts so grab a cup of tea or coffee, pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable as this is going to be a long post LOADED with pictures!!

I usually don't change up my Holiday decor that much from year to year....

But I did make a few changes here and there......

I am going to start with the first of 2 Trees decorated in red and gold for Valentine's Day.......

This is the 7 foot Tree in the corner of the Living Room and the area around it....
This Tree stays here in the corner from September until after Easter and I decorate it for all the Holidays that fall during that time......
 After Easter, this Tree is replaced with a 6 foot white Tree that will be decorated for the Summer Patriotic Holidays and then decorated in an "Under The Sea" theme for the remainder of the Summer.......

So there is a decorated Tree in this corner year round.....

That is why I do NOT call my Trees, Christmas Trees, because they are decorated for Holidays year round.....

 After I stripped it of all the Christmas decorations, I decorated it for Valentine's Day and the month of  February which is deemed American Heart Month.......

I keep up my Valentine's decorations up until the last week of February......

Next to the Tree on the left is my fake window........
 Many years ago, I decided to put peel and stick mirror tiles on the faux brick paneled wall....

Little did I realize that to get those suckers off the wall, we would pretty much have to take down the paneling which is also glued to the dry wall behind it  and what a disaster that would be.......

Also, many years ago there was a TV show, Interior Motives, where the host was Christopher Lowell .....
I loved this guy and his decorating ideas!!

He did a segment once where he covered a mirrored wall with drapes and made it look like a window!!

Hence, that is where the idea for my fake window came from!!!

Boy, do I miss the older decorating shows on HGTV, Discovery Channel and TBS!!

I still have a lot of them on VHS tape which I still watch.......

Yes, I still have a VCR strictly for that purpose!!

So anyway, this is how I decorated my fake window in the Living Room for Valentine's Day........
A heart garland was hung from the curtain rod........
 I always hang a wreath in the middle of the "window" for each Holiday and this one I made several years ago.......
 It has red heart lights on it........
  2 heart shaped Valentine's slates hang on each side of the wreath and a Valentine's plaque hangs below them...............
On each side of the fake window........

I simply added some red velvet roses to the cherub shelves.......
The color theme for the Living Room for Valentine's has always been red and gold......
This Tree is decorated in the same color theme.......

Several years ago, I bought a beautiful red velvet ribbon embossed with roses and gold backing in Target after Christmas on Clearance........
I made a bow for the top of the Tree and streamers that hang down around the Tree from the ribbon......
I used ivory beaded garland with roses on the beads and also a red heart garland............
Red and gold rose ornaments were bought at Big Lot's a few years ago after Christmas......
Also, 2 types of Gold Cherub ornaments that I bought in Micheal's many years ago on Clearance for 90 % off were also added to the Tree.......

I then added all the other Valentine's ornaments that I have amassed over many years........
In my last post, I showed you some of the ornaments that I made and some that I embellished......
 Click HERE if you missed it......
 I am going to let the photos do the talking.....
  Many of the ornaments were bought at Michael's, Big Lots, Target, Pier One and Boscov's over the years......
A red heart wire garland is wrapped around the entire Tree......

  You can see that I left the Tree on the platform that my Dad made for me over 40 years ago........
For Fall, Christmas, Valentine's and Easter, I decorate around the bottom of the Tree on the platform.......

Honestly, it is just easier to set up the Tree on the platform in the Fall and leave it there after I take down and pack away my Christmas Village.......
I covered the platform with a vintage red rose tablecloth........
 I thought it was perfect to use for Valentine's Day!!!

I then displayed a few Valentine's decorations on the platform.....
Over on the left side......
In a vintage bowl and pitcher, is a floral arrangement that I made when I chose a Nutcracker theme for my tables many years ago when I was a hostess at our church's Harvest Tea.......
 I loved the red velvet roses and gold leaves.......

A cherub, an embellished heart candy box and a Valentine's Bearington Bear......
"Thief of Hearts"
In the center........
More of my Valentine's Bearington Bears........
"Cutie " and Love Bug" sitting on a park bench.......
A Bearington Bear dressed in a squirrel costume carrying a heart that says" Nuts About You"......
Hearts, white pine cones, candles and a "Love" sign........
On the right side.......
One more Bearington Bear........
"Lover Boy"......

Another bouquet of the red velvet roses and gold leaves in a crystal vase......
More embellished Valentine's candy boxes.......
White pine cones and a jar candle holder with gold cherubs on it.....
The platform is lit by 2 battery operated candles and a set of fairy lights......
So there you have it.......The first of 2 red and gold Valentine's Trees in the Living Room.......
The 2nd red and gold Tree is on top of the TV Entertainment Center which I treat like a mantle.......
This gold tinsel Tree is one of the Trees that I had on the buffet in the Dining Room for Christmas.....
Next year, the buffet will look a bit differently as I have been giving away some of my Christmas decorations to my new daughter-in-law Danielle and my niece Renae.......

The other gold tinsel Tree has found a new home in my son and daughter-in-law's new home.....

Why I bought 2 of them is beyond me......

This is the Valentine's display on the TV Entertainment Center.........
Let's take a look on the left side first........
I placed my aqua mercury glass candle holders inside of a gold pot and added a candle ring that I made out of what used to be red rose garland that I cut.........
A small heart was hung on the candle holder and a gold glittered battery operated candle was placed on top.....

A red glass heart vase filled with roses, a sweet little girl figurine and a red mercury glass votive with a gold glittered rose ornaments placed on top........
In the center.......
  Is the gold tinsel Tree.........
  Decorated with a red heart garland and red heart ornaments.....
 It is topped off with a bow made out of red ribbon with gold glitter.....

In front of the Tree.......
  Is a vintage looking "Post Card" that I bought a few years ago in The Christmas Tree Shop......
 The right side matches the left side except for a cute snow man.....
 I am a person who likes symmetry, what can I tell you!!!

I also have a string of fairy lights woven through out the display......
I hope that you enjoyed seeing how I decorated these 2 Trees for Valentine's Day in a red and gold color theme......
In my next post, I will be sharing the rest of my red and gold Valentine's decorations in the Living Room.....
 So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......

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