Valentine’s Day-Inspired Centerpiece

Christmas decorations came down a couple of weeks ago, and that is always bittersweet.  It’s not like the house is lacking in decor at all, but everything always looks a little bare once all of the cozy stuff gets put away.  My mom-in-law worked her magic and came up with a pretty little Valentine’s Day-inspired centerpiece for the library.

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It’s simple and just slightly festive.  A beaded silver tray, two little silver mercury glass candle votives, and a big silver beaded hurricane.  She’s got a couple of these trays that are fancy pewter, but she’s also got the Target variety.  For the past several years, at Christmastime, I have seen Target put tons of this beaded silver stuff out on display near their dishes.

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 Moss and little dried roses fill up the tray.  Moss is one of the most versatile decorating ingredients you can have.  It’s perfect for any season, really — you can make it work always, and it’s a great filler.

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 I love how the little beading on the hurricane mimics the beading on the tray.  It’s the little things.  🙂

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