The mantle never really took shape. The garland I made was more effort than impact (some people have such lovely valentine garlands).Since I never managed to find backing and quilt the table runner I was planning to finish, I dug this one out from several years ago. Then, some pears in one of my grandmother's flow blue soup bowls-- Mother treasured these bowls, and so do I. There are only four of them left, and although they are certainly not for everyday use, they should not be tucked away all the time. The colors on the table topper look good with the pears, I think.
There are projects that are still in progress, but I'm all out of Valentine energy for this year. Time is too short to worry about finishing them and there is always next year. My first year to decorate for Valentine's Day provided me with a lot of pleasure, and now it is almost time to take it all down.
Poet.org has these wonderful valentines to print or email. I chose these because they are favorite poems by favorite poets.
Linking to Little Eme's Tute Yourself Tuesday.