The sun popped out this weekend and it put me in the mood to get a little Valentine's Day decorating done. So I'm sharing this Valentine's Day kitchen wreath that I got finished today.
It has been a cold and rainy January, and I have to admit that I didn't really feel like doing much of anything in regards to decorating. In fact, after putting all the Christmas decorations away, we were actually enjoying the clean and bare look for a while. How about you?
One of the things that I did leave up was this wreath in the kitchen. During Christmas it served as a base for my gingerbread wreath that you can see in this post: CHRISTMAS KITCHEN. If you remember, this was an old, outdoor wreath that had faded. I spray painted it white, and it actually turned out better than I expected! You can only see a little of the original green color if you look closely.
But the real reason I left up this wreath is that I planned to reuse all those black and white hearts that I made last year! You can see how I used them last year in this post: CHICKEN WIRE HEART ON THE CHALKBOARD. The little wooden tags were made last year, too.
It's quite common for me to reuse holiday decor but in a totally different way. And I'll have to say that I'm loving how the hearts and tags look on the wreath this year.
Very non-traditional Valentine's Day colors, but they work with the colors in our kitchen which are green and black.
I kept the same bow on the wreath that I used at Christmas. No need to throw the baby out with the bathwater, as the old expression goes!
Not too long ago, Leo asked me what XOXO meant. He had no clue, folks! Do me a favor and quiz the guys in your life and report back to me. I was just floored that he didn't know!
I think about all the times I've put Xs and Os on notes or cards to my true love, and he never said anything! Tell me he's not the only one!
Well, he can't miss the messages on this Valentine's Day Kitchen Wreath, can he? I'll have to give him some extra hugs and kisses and point to the tag!
After all, we don't need to wait until February 14th to express our love. I try to show it daily but look forward to making Valentine's Day extra special.
All the hearts wouldn't fit on the wreath so the extra ones ended up here in this wall pocket in a corner of our kitchen.
And if you're looking for a little splash of red for Valentine's Day, stay tuned for our next post! I spent part of my day painting something red today!
Brilliant repurpose of the wreath! I love when you can use something for more than one season. You were lucky to see the sun. It's hasn't show itself up here for a long time! Enjoy your weekend...
I love your wreath so much! I shared a winter wreath at WUW today too!
love love this Jane! so brave and brilliant not to use the expected red! I love love love black and white too, and my favorite accent is apple green~ so adorable!
Thanks so much Jenna! I love black, white, and green combo too!
This is most unexpected yet very striking!!! It totally changed the look from the Christmas wreath. (Which de-emphasized the black and green). The whole kitchen looks wonderful. I love that chicken wire frame with was it Fenton? But I couldn't get blogs for awhile so I finally rejoined recently. It looks like the basket is not all there but welllll I'm totally wondering what im seeing? And how does it attach to the wall??? And im totally confused by your wall pocket!! I've never collected so maybe they made them that way?!!! It seems to balance the wreath's heart theme by tucking a few in here too. Love it all
Gwen, don't tell anyone but the wall pocket is made of hard plastic! It just looks like milk glass. You can't even tell until you touch it! It does not have a back, and it's attached to the chicken wire frame with some floral wire. But it's made to be attached to a wall and has a hook on the back.
Love the wreath and I know what you mean, sometimes we just like our homes plain for a while. Pinning!
Pat @ Life At Lydias House
I still can't believe that's an old Christmas wreath! What a great repurpose. It is so cute and your black and white valentines are wonderful for your apple green kitchen!
I was just thinking that those old wreaths could be painted any color, Pat!
Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage
Fabulous love the wreath and the extra hearts in the wall pocket. Love it all. I am going to ask Terry tonight if he knows what XXOO means lol! I think he knows but we will see!
I can't wait to hear if our guys really know what it means!
I love your kitchen wreath Jane, your black and white hearts and tags are wonderful! I love the combination of apple green, black and silver or stainless. My kitchen in Charlotte was a similar shade of green as yours with a black floral and fruit print on the windows and was always bright and cheery. I'll have to ask my hubby if he knows what xo means, I just assumed he did 🙂
Thanks Mary! We haven't tired of the green color, even after 5 years!