First of all, Happy Memorial Day, all! For those who gave their lives, we are forever grateful. There is no way we could ever repay your sacrifice – so we do our best to live to make you proud. Thank you.
Second of all, fitting for today, it’s time for this year’s Patriotic Holiday Shelf!
I normally decorate the holiday shelf in a patriotic theme in time for Memorial Day, and leave it up through July 4. (That still leaves a little bit of a gap in between my Easter shelf and Memorial Day…but I haven’t quite figured out what to do with that yet!) So this year I kinda did an Easter/Spring shelf and it worked a little better. (Check it out HERE in case you missed it!)
But for now, here’s last year’s Patriotic Holiday Shelf (CLICK HERE!) and now…
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I can hardly believe that it’s time to decorate my holiday shelf again! 2014 is much better than 2013, as far as holiday spacing on the calendar is concerned. I had a good amount of time for the St. Patricks’s Day decor to stay up, and now Easter and Spring are coinciding nicely! So, may I present, the Spring-Easter Holiday Shelf!
Now, I MAY be a bit willing to admit that I MIGHT have gone a little bit bright and colorful and cheerful on this one. I. DON’T. CARE. It’s SPRING, for goodness sake! And EASTER, too!
Yes, yes, we decorate for St. Patrick’s Day at our house. The main reason being: St. Patrick’s Day is also my hubby’s birthday! And last year it was so close to Easter that it was pretty hard to decorate for! (I think I was only able to leave it up for about a week or so! But, if you want to see last year’s short-lived St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Shelf, CLICK HERE!)
I’m thankful that there was much more time between holidays this year, but I went simple anyways! Here we go…
Well, I’ve procrastinated a bit with the Valentine’s Day Holiday Shelf this time, due to the fact that I’m not even totally sure that’s it’s complete! Ever had one of those projects that you had a direction for, but you just couldn’t get it to come together in a satisfactory manner? Yeah. That’s me with this! So we’ll see what everyone thinks…maybe you can help me out a bit with it!
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about with a Holiday Shelf, CLICK HERE for my original post on the old blog on the matter. And if you want to see last year’s Valentine’s Day Holiday Shelf, over on the old blog, too, CLICK HERE!
My idea for the decor was that I wanted to combine strawberries and Valentine’s Day, because I’m from the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World, and we’re gearing up for berry season right now, which overlaps Valentine’s Day, too…so I wanted to do, “For the Love of Strawberries”. Here’s what I ended up with:
Let’s look at the details…
I know, I know, I should have shown this to you WAY before now…but it needed something, and I couldn’t figure out what! I finally figured it out, so now it’s done. Behold…the 2013 Christmas Holiday Shelf!
Allow me to explain…