I am not really a huge Valentines Day enthusiast and Matt and I don’t usually celebrate. We save presents for Christmas and birthdays, and expressions of love for any old time! Even though I am not a great fan of Valentines Day I do love the decorating ideas that other bloggers are circulating around the blogosphere. Pink and red are my favorite colors and have been since I was a kid so naturally I love the look of Valentines Day. I decided to create a sweet display with my favorite color, pink.
I bought a neat little collection of used science beakers and flasks on Craigslist for a steal and have been thinking about what to do with them. Ever since Matt and I picked up this large 4000 ml beaker from an antiques shop I have been meaning to get more. I used this gigantic beaker as part of a display at the Leslieville Arts Market when I was a vendor and people kept asking if they could buy it!
There was no way I would ever sell it though, Matt and I both totally love it and it has some sentimental value as it is one of the first few items we purchased when we moved in together. I decided to use the array of beakers as a Valentines Day display. You can get some of your own on Amazon pretty cheaply, or try Craigslist like I did and see if you can’t get a good deal.
I gathered some mini pink carnations, a bit of red food coloring and water. I added drops of food coloring to the water one at a time to create the shade of pink I wanted.
I trimmed down the flower stems and placed them in the beakers to create a lovely display!
Simple and beautiful. Like my wee little fawn? A gift from my dear friend and thrifting queen Alicia!
Happy Valentines Day!