I know what you are probably thinking about the title, we are just barely over Christmas and into the New Year and here I am already talking about Valentine's Day. If you are in the retail business, you know you don't wait until the last minute to start preparing for the next holiday. My only pet peave is I really hate to already start seeing Christmas before we've even made it to Halloween or Thanksgiving but that's how it goes with the retailers.
This past Sunday, we drove into McKinney to fluff and redo our booth and I did a small portion for Valentine's Day and as you'll see there were several other vendors also getting ready for this day. Valentine's Day is probably one of my favorite Holidays next to Christmas. I love the beauty of this Holiday and what it represents, the roses, the pretty things that are in the shops, and as many men are hurridly trying to find the perfect gift for their sweetie is sometimes fun to watch. They wouldn't dare forget or you know they'd end up in the dog house until the next holiday or celebration rolled around. They may wait until the last hour but there they are standing in line with their roses and box of candy. Sometimes you just have to smile at this because you can almost see the desperation on their faces, wondering if they got "just the right thing".
If you don't have someone special in your life to celebrate this day with don't let that stop you. You deserve to at least buy yourself some pretty roses or flowers or something special. I love to buy flowers and I often do for myself, no it's not because my husband forgot to get them for me, it's just that sometimes I like to do this for myself.
Getting back to McKinney, here's what I did in my space:
Yes, these are real rose petals/blooms on the table.
I hope you can see the doily LOVE banner hanging across the display.
Here's more inspiration I saw in the shop:
I hope if you visit McKinney you'll stop by the Antique Company Mall on Virginia St. You'll be here hours shopping both levels of the store.