The Valentine’s Day Holiday Shelf!

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…


This banner is actually strawberries in the shape of a heart affixed to baker’s twine!


Just a combination of striped straws, a wine glass and a few strawberry necklaces here! I threw in the lace doily for affect!


I picked up some artificial strawberries (but don’t they look real?!) and added them to a small silver bucket I had.


I completed it with a silver tray and a pretty napkin!

And since lips and mustaches are a big deal these days…


…I had a little fun here! I kept a strawberry accent, though!


I also have this pretty lil’ wreath on the inside of the door, so folks are wished a “Happy Valentine’s Day” when they’re leaving!


So there ya have it!


I still think it needs something…but what? Any ideas?

106 thoughts on “The Valentine’s Day Holiday Shelf!

  1. Lovely – and I am jealous of having strawberries at this time of year. (We are still at least 5 months away!) The only other thing I could think of, if you like this sort of thing, might be a strawberry-scented candle (or two, for symmetry). That would add another sensory experience to your shelf. But I also love it just as it is!

  2. This is just too lovely. Tomorrow will be spring cleaning for me – I need to fixed my room and everything. I should do something like that too to have that loving vibe all throughout the month or year – perhaps hehe

  3. I like it…there is a bit of white space still maybe affix some thing to the mirror itself in the corners…like a heart? I do like it, I just saw that you asked for feedback. I would love some fresh berries, enjoy!

  4. I agree w/ Brandi. I was going to suggest strawberry ribbon bows at the top ends of the mirror. But already beautiful the way it is.

  5. I love your holiday shelf. It’s always so cute 🙂 Suggestions? How about a couple of small cherubs on either side of the silver bowl? Personally, I don’t think it needs anything else, though.

  6. I always love your holiday shelf! 🙂 You could always get an inexpensive metallic garland with red and pink hearts and run it across your shelf for a little more color. Another suggestion to add color would be to change the wine glass to a milkshake glass and add pink fluff to look like a strawberry milkshake. I love the incorporation of strawberries. Some little pink or red candles might be a nice addition too. 🙂

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  7. Aw cute!!! I love your little shelf! I just decorate inside of a closed glass cabinet so my boys don’t get into it!

  8. I love it. I haven’t decorated for valentines day. we just moved into our two bedroom apartment in April and I have nothing to decorate with other then Christmas stuff. I guess over time I will have to build up a nice collection. great idea of a seasonal shelf to decorate each season I have a book case I can do that with I don’t have a mantel or anything like that shelf you have.

    • Yes, you can definitely build up over time! You can find decor all over the place now, and slowly add to your collection! And yes, that’s why I have a shelf – no mantel and my hubby won’t let me keep the tree up all year round to decorate for holidays LOL

  9. I love the idea of making a Valentine’s themed holiday shelf! I bet my kids would love it if I made something similar to this. Perhaps next year we will make a Valentine’s shelf too. The kids would love to help decorate it.

  10. You have such nice decorations here! My Mom loves to decorate for most holidays as well. It really does make things seem so much brighter. Thanks for sharing and God bless! 🙂

  11. It looks great but it needs chocolates – of course that is because I need chocolates right now! I love the strawberries in the cup. I have been looking all over for stripped straws – where on earth did you get them?

  12. What a lovely idea it looks really pretty i think those artificial strawberries look so real wow.i think you have made it perfect but maybe some flowers or not i don’t know lol.

  13. You are so creative! I can’t get over how real the strawberries in the silver bowl look. It’s all so pretty put together and with a bit of whimsy. I enjoy how you use some jewelry on your shelf decorations to add that bit of bling and eclectic touch. I think it’s perfect but you did ask for suggestions or extra’s to add. An affordable extra could be to sprinkle rose petals (artificial) randomly on shelf and maybe some baubles ? I’m so jealous your entering strawberry season. I have about 6 months before that happens!

  14. You did a really great job decorating, I am really enjoying looking at your decorations and those strawberry’s since they’re almost heart shaped really make it look like Valentines Day.

  15. I love how fresh and scrumptious this looks! Seriously made me hungry! It makes me think of sweet treats at an old fashioned ice cream parlour. I’m not the best at suggestions, but the only other thing that sprang to mind was a nice photo, like one that makes you feel warm and fuzzy when you see it.

  16. This is such a cute idea! I rarely decorate for this holiday, but I have a great mantle that I could work with. Even a small area decorated is inspiring and fun!

    • Oh yes, if I had a mantle I wouldn’t have this shelf, I don’t think. But I DO like that I have this right in the entryway. So even people who just stop by and don’t come far into the house can be greeted in a cheerful manner!

  17. You did an amazing job … I love your beautiful decorations; especially because I had no idea that folk have Valentine’s Day shelves. Great! I learn new things daily.

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