Valentine’s Home Tour 2017

Thanks for visiting my Valentine’s Home Tour 2017!

Where do you fall? Are you camp Valentine’s Day or anti-Valentine’s Day?

I’m guessing if you are reading this post, than perhaps you are as gungho for red and pink decorations and ooey gooey Valentine’s Day cards as I am. Don’t get me wrong. I know it is a holiday which feasts on millions of dollars of American consumers’ money every year. It’s a total commercial stab to the wallet.

Call me crazy. I love it anyway.

Valentine's Home Tour - Budget Friendly Decor Ideas - The Gifted Gabber

Last year, I shared our 2016 Valentine’s home tour. I wasn’t planning on doing one again this year, but since I fooled around and never did a Christmas tour this year, I decided to share a Valentine’s home tour 2017.

Granted, I didn’t buy any new decorations this year, and I’m quite proud of that for myself since the Target Dollar Spot sucks me in like quicksand. Actually, that may not be totally accurate. I did succumb to a pom pom garland. But that was totally before I made my New Year’s pledge to not spend as much money in the Dollar Spot this year. Total truth.

The big twist this year is that I tried to repurpose things or use things I already have – such as my plants. Many of the decorations I bought last year and reused this year – the red tinsel hearts, the pink tinsel on the dining table, the heart picks – were all finds at The Dollar Tree. 

I admit that I have horrible, horrible handwriting – especially for chalkboard art, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.

Valentine's Home Tour 2017 - The Gifted Gabber

Valentine's Home Tour 2017 - The Gifted Gabber

All three of these plants are new residents of our home – having just been purchased the first week of January. My husband was in such shock that my other snake plant managed to see 2017, I decided to bring home two new snake plants friends for it. Also, I bought a ZZ plant and a ponytail palm (seen on the porch in the top photo).

The Hubs thought I had lost my mind. He used to say that our home is hospice for plants. A few months ago, he edited his statement to say that our house is actually not hospice for plants because that would indicate the plants were in declining health when they arrived. Instead, he basically thinks my caretaking is a death sentence for plants.

I will show him. 20167 will be the year of the plant in our home.

Valentine's Home Tour 2017 - The Gifted Gabber

Valentine's Home Tour - Budget Friendly Decor Ideas - The Gifted Gabber

Valentine's Home Tour - Budget Friendly Decor Ideas - The Gifted Gabber

 

I think my favorite set of decorations this year had to be the artwork my two-year-old and four-year-old made. There is so much beauty in the imperfections of little kid art! I sketched out the tree trunk and branches and heart for Little One’s tree. Scooter Britches wanted to shape her own heart, and she did a pretty good job, I think. They both used red paint to add fingerprint blooms on the tree. The idea came from Easy Pleasy Crafts.

My beloved snake plant with a Dollar Tree heart prick and one of the new garlands dressed up the area.

Valentine's Home Tour - Budget Friendly Decor Ideas - The Gifted Gabber

The living room got a few touches of Valentine’s Day, starting with the mantle.

Valentine's Home Tour - Budget Friendly Decor Ideas - The Gifted Gabber

Valentine's Home Tour - Budget Friendly Decor Ideas - The Gifted Gabber

Valentine's Home Tour - Budget Friendly Decor Ideas - The Gifted Gabber

Valentine's Home Tour - Budget Friendly Decor Ideas - The Gifted Gabber

My snake plant moves around between two spots, depending on the time of day and the light. Here, the same snake plant from the kitchen counter adds a presence to the bookcase in the living room. I repurposed a greeting card I received last February from one of the influencing companies here in Arkansas.

Valentine's Home Tour 2017 - The Gifted Gabber

These little fabric hearts that I found at my favorite local crafts vendor are perfect for a little festive punch.

Valentine's Home Tour 2017 - The Gifted Gabber

Well, that is it for the Valentine’s Home Tour 2017! Hopefully, you will feel inspired to add a few doses of pink and red to your place over the next few weeks!

Linking up my Valentine’s Home Tour 2017 at the following link ups:

All About You (Tuesdays)
Too Cute Tuesday (Tuesdays)
Inspire Me Wednesdays (Wednesdays)

5 comments

  1. Suzy @ In The Lyons Den says:

    Love all the decorations you have put up! We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day because our anniversary is a week earlier so we just celebrate that! But these decorations make the house look so lovely and warm!
    #humpdayhype

  2. Fi Morrison says:

    I love the decorations! (We aren’t so much Valentine’s Day people, but that’s because our anniversary is 2 days later!) I particularly love the “Hugs and Kisses” artwork and the heart garland across the mantlepiece – gorgeous! How long do you leave the decorations up for? #humpdayhype

  3. Budget Mums says:

    It’s all so lovely! I’m a pretty big fan of Valentine’s Day, I’ve never thought to decorate the house though!
    Good job on keeping the plants alive! I kill all of mine, I even managed to kill our aloe vera plant 🙁 My husband won’t let me near our garden anymore, I can’t say I blame him!

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