I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Vintage and Victorian Style Valentine's in the Living Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

 
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!
 
 I want to mention that since Blogger changed to a new format for posting, if you can click on each picture if you care to enlarge it...... 
 
Today, I will be sharing the rest of our Living Room decorated in red and gold for Valentine's..... 

But first, a bit more pictures from that 3 Day snow  storm in the beginning  of last week.....

I had to quickly take these pictures of when the Sun popped out for about 10 minutes the other day before it set.....
 
Love the shades of red on the houses across our Court....
 
 
And look at the red on the trees in the woods at the end of our Court......


 
 The next morning, the Sun rising in the morning was illuminating the icicles hanging off our back awning.....
 


 Before Joe went out on a mission to knock them down and also remove more snow and ice from the awning and back roof......

The tool of his trade...a hammer to chop ice, a snow broom and goggles......
 
 
 
 
 
 Surveying the situation......
 
 
All the ice coming down from the roof......


I always amazes me every time he says " This never happened before"...

What he does not realize is that he never saw it when he got home because I had already taken care of it all!!!

That is when I say, quite sarcastically, one of my favorite phrases, which I have said very frequently, since he has retired....
 
"WELCOME HOME, HONEY!!!"

The ice jams our front gutters on the overhang directly over our front porch and sidewalk so this happens......

 
 I took these on Wednesday evening.....

 
 
The water from the icicles drips on to the side walk, the railing and my urns.....
 
 
 
 

The next morning, we had yet another dusting of snow.....
 
 
 I do love how pretty Mother Nature made my urns look!!!

 
My frogs are encased in ice but I kept my sidewalk clean......
 
 
 
 Joe put Ice Melt down before we went to let out Grand Pup out for the morning, thinking that would do the trick......
 
 So when we came back, I chipped the ice up and shoveled it off the sidewalk......

 
 
 
This is one of the culprits......

 
And this is my ice chopper...we have one out front and one in the back and the blade will take a finger off if you are not careful.....


Again, even though we had 27 inches of snow in 2017, Joe said "This never happened before"!!!!!
 
ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????

Well, yes, it most certainly had, I have the pictures to prove it and Yes, I took care of it all!!!
 
"WELCOME HOME, HONEY!!" 

Geez! 
 
 Totally clueless about taking care of this house!!!

On Thursday, I made a pot of soup since we are having perfect weather for it!!!
 

 Okay, that is enough about the snow even though there is a bit more predicted Sunday and a possible Coastal storm predicted next Thursday......

This is finally the type of Winter that I remember as a child when there was always snow on the ground!!!!
 
On Friday, I made up my mind about my healthcare after registering on the Pennie Insurance Site for Pennsylvania since my Cobra is over the end of this  month.....

 
For the first time in my entire life, because we are retired and Joe is not working part time right now, I qualified for a tax credit on my insurance through the Affordable Care Act!!!!

I have never qualified for any  financial assistance of any kind before!!!
 
 
That took several hundred dollars off my monthly healthcare rate!!!

I will be paying several hundred dollars less a month than I was on Cobra even though I do have a comparable plan to my employer's one..

I will be paying a bit more for certain services but I still will have a very low deductible so I am satisfied.....

Can not wait until I will be 65 in 2 years when my monthly healthcare costs will drop drastically with Medicare and a supplement.......

But I did prepare for all of this with a financial planner so no worries!!!

Now on to the rest of my Living Room all decked out for Valentine's and the month of February which is American Heart month......
 
 
 Joe's Great Grandmother's Hutch.....

 
 
On the side of the hutch.....

 
 
 
 
The top of the hutch......
 
 
 
 
 Gold battery operated branch trees......

 
 
 Gold mercury glass candle holders.....
 
 
 

 
 A swag of red velvet and gold roses on top of the hutch......
 
 
 
 A Valentine's Angel..... 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Inside the hutch......

 
 
Angels, depression glass and crystal.......
 
 
 
 With red rose ornaments from Big Lot's.....
 
 
 
On the other side of the hutch......
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
The stairs......

Lanterns on the stairs....



Red velvet bows.....




This was what this wreath looked like for many years.....


I took the bow off to use on another Valentine's Tree in the Living Room.....

 
 Made a new bow from 2 different ribbons and added a plaque that I made a few years back in the center.....
 
 
 

 Another plaque that I made a long time ago.....

 
On this side of the stairs......

 
 


 
 I shared this Valentine's Tree in a previous post.....

 
Click HERE if you missed it.....

 
 
 
I like to decorate this chair for different Holidays and Seasons......

 
 
 I embellished red velvet heart shaped candy boxes....
 


Red velvet and gold roses.....


 
 
 
 
 
Under the chair......

 
A red and gold ribbon bow on the lantern on the side.....
 
 
 Red and gold ornaments and a candle inside of 2 lanterns under the chair......



 
 


Garland with red velvet roses added to the top of the curio.....


Looking down the hall to the Kitchen....


A sachet that I embellished and a tussie mussie that I made.....

 
 
 
 On the mirror in the hall.....

 
 
 
 A heart plaque that I made.....

 
 A heart wreath that I made but changed the bow this year....

 
 
 
 
 Another heart plaque.....



The stereo table by the Dining Room.....

 
 
 
 Red velvet roses added to the top of the stereo.....
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 A vintage Valentine that I placed in a gold frame card....
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another vintage Valentine framed and a heart box that I embellished.....
 

 
 
 

 
Red rose garland hung above the cherub plaque......



In the corner by the Dining Room.....




On the wall.....



More red roses and a red heart....


 
The round table in the corner......


 




 
 


Vintage Valentine's that were my neighbor Elly's.....


 
A vintage red vase with a gold rose.....

 
 
 
A sweet Snow Lady.....

 



 
On the faux mirror.......
 
 
 
 I added a plaque that I made to a red featered fan, along with some Valentine's tags....
 

 
 
 
A wreath I made a long time ago.....
 
 
 


I shared this Tree in a previous post.....

 
 On the wall....


The vintage tiered table by the TV Entertainment Center.....

 
 
 More red roses and a vintage heart porcelain box.....


 
 
 
 
 


On top of the TV Entertainment Center....



 
Red velvet bows on aqua mercury glass candle holders.....


Red heart vases, Valentine's bottles, Valentine's ephemera....

 
One of 3 sweet figurines that I think look like they have Lips on their clothes......

 
And one more Valentine's Tree.....

 
 A gold tinsel Tree decorated with red heart lights and red and gold heart ornaments....

 
 
 
 I bought this vintage styles post card in The Christmas Tree Shop.....

 
Another cute figurine.....

 
 
 
 
Same on the other side.....
 

 

 
The round table on the side of the TV Entertainment Center......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another vintage Valentine card.....

 
 
 
 
 The marble topped plant stand by the front door.....

 

 
 


And that finishes my room by room tour of our townhouse decorated for Winter/Valentine's.....

In my next post, I will be sharing how my other house, Nelson Crest, looks decorated for Winter.....



So I hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!

Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

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7 comments:

  1. That's such good news on your insurance! Hooray! And your home is beautiful with the snow-- glad those icicles came down before they came on someone's head!

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  2. *sigh* Your home is so cozy and welcoming....it seems to give a hug to everyone who enters...and the cold outside just emphasizes how sweet and comfy your home is.

    I hope your hubby knows how blessed he is to have your his life! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us...reading your blog is one of my favorite things to do...it certainly brightens my day!

    Blessings to you and your family.
    xoxo,
    Nina

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  3. Nina,
    Thanks again for stopping by and for your kind words!!! It is always nice to hear from people who appreciate what I blog about and I am always very thankful for those who spent a bit of time visiting with me so i really appreciate your visits!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. I love finding all the little novelties in your posts. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your pretty Valentine decor at Vintage Charm!

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  7. I hope you had a lovely valentines day. Your home decor photos are always such a delight to view. Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Naush

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