V-Day: I’m into it.
I believe in heart-shaped dinner plates and leaving presents from Cupid on the doorstep. I send Valentines in the mail and make ridiculous desserts.
I love Love.
What the holiday has looked like at my house, thus far:
Tulips in a vintage mercury glass ice bucket.
Pink-striped candy ribbons from Hammond’s. They’re cherry-flavored and delicious and feel like the kind of glories my Mom might have bought as a girl at the St. Johns drugstore soda fountain.
A topiary turned hostess gift — found at Trader Joe’s, dressed up with burlap.
Tulips at Puddinn’s house.
Vintage his and hers statues from Found. I like his outfit better.
My paper straw collection is getting a bit insane. Heart-dotted versions from the Alt hotel sweet shop, also at Crate & Barrel.
Australian Licorice in a candy dish for Mark and Angela’s visit. (We’re all so obsessed that last summer, in Lake Tahoe, we had a licorice tasting.)
I love to watch people’s faces when they look at sparklers. Everyone grins. I’m putting these mini hearts on V-Day dessert. (From Kitty at the Scottsdale Quarter)
The Valentines my nephew made for his kindergarten class:
(And I love my sister, for teaching her little boy about celebrating l’amour with homemade things.)