A Truck Load of Love!

The Little Red Truck returns again, this time it is filled with a load of Love for Valentine's Day!

Just look at all these goodies!
A Vermont Teddy Bear, Whitman's Chocolates, Red Roses,
A special Valentine, AND the most coveted 
Diamond Ring!!
Doesn't that steal your heart!

I just had to make another tablescape with the
Little Red Truck as the centerpiece!

 No money involved as I already had everything shown.  I used 
Dollar Tree red dinner plates, DT white salad plates, and red goblets.

Also the heart shaped ramekins, woven string placemats, 
red flatware and red napkins around white eyelet napkins.
No tablecloth, I love the wood showing with the truck!

Yes, I'm one of those people who can't stop snapping pictures!

Sorry if that annoys you!

I hope you enjoy all of them!

 So much fun to come up with ideas for the little red truck!

 A place for you!

Which gift would you prefer?
Sorry, the little red truck isn't available -- I plan to use it with more holiday posts, stay tuned! 

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
This is our front door decor.

One of my favorite Valentine decorations
Large heart ornament displayed on hall tree in foyer.

 Valentine decor vignette on the curio cabinet in the dining room.

Right end of curio - Valentine girl inside lantern

Left side of curio cabinet - candlestick

End table in family room 

Coffee table in family room. Heart shaped ornaments

White Bust French Girl

Wheelbarrow filled with small red flowers

 Dark bust of French girl

 End table in Living Room

Closeup of bouquet

God is Love!


Little Red Truck

I found this cute little metal truck at Hobby Lobby back in September and had to have it, I'm glad it was 40% off! I knew right away what I would do with it, as I've seen a lot of trees on vehicles in Christmas decor.
I bought the plaid chargers at Michael's at 40% off too, and the red plates came from Dollar Tree, along with the greenery. I had the napkins and the placemats already.

I bought the red goblets last Christmas at Beall's Outlet.

The tablescape can together easily. I decided to stay rustic and not use a tablecloth.

I also kept the centerpiece simple with only the truck and the tree in the back.

I like the colors using the lime green instead of the traditional red and green.

Here's a place setting just for you!

I love my little red truck!

 I'm looking forward to using it in more tablescapes, it won't be packed away in the Christmas things!

I hope you enjoyed this tablescape.  Merry Christmas!!

NOTE:  I'm posting this late to Susan's Tablescape Thursday, I had it all ready to post Thursday morning, but ended up going to the hospital at 5 a.m. and just returned home tonight (Saturday.) I hope I'm not too late!


Scarecrow Collection

I painted this scarecrow to go with my scarecrow collection. It is 16x20
I displayed it on this easel until I put all my scarecrow collection in the breakfast nook, so I tucked this one in among the others:

Other scarecrows are tucked here and there 

Even hanging from the chandelier!

It is made of chenille, so cute! When I started collecting scarecrows I would only buy those that are a little out of the ordinary, like this one!

He has fallen down and can't get up!!

How different are these? Made from flower pots and a light bulb!

Even a scarecrow clock!

Scarecrow in a wheelbarrow!

And on a screen door!

Displayed on top of the clock:

This is "Chip" (get it? Chip off the block!! Hee-hee!)

Scarecrow candy dish

Skinny Scarecrow:

Chubby Scarecrows:

Chubbier scarecrow:

This scarecrow drives a pumpkin on wheels!

Another rides an ear of corn!

This scarecrow is on a tassel:

Girl scarecrows:

Baby Scarecrow:

Teenage girls hanging out!

Bean Bag Scarecrow:

Rag doll scarecrows:

Scarecrows on a stick:

So which one is your favorite?

I display them differently each year, one year I tucked some into the CD stand:

One year they were all on top of the TV armoire in the family room:

Some on top of the antique clock:

Hanging from a lamp:

And this year in the breakfast nook:

After I painted the scarecrow, he joined the others:

 What should I name him?

Did you choose a favorite? This one may be my favorite:

But, I am growing very fond of my newest one:

 He needs a name!

I hope seeing the cute little scarecrows has cheered you up,
the last few days has been sad with the attack on Paris.
Pray for Paris, and pray for America's protection!