For our Saturday Valentine's Tea, we put up our Last Supper painting, but today it occurred to me that the Sacred Heart picture from our kitchen ought to be featured on Valentine's day.
The image was too small for the space, so I added pillar candles to frame it.
Right vase. (Roses and lilies from my Valentine.)
The photo above is the second picture I took of Danielle by the mantel.
Here is the first. I took a second shot, because I realized the Last Supper painting was on the floor in the background of this one. Still, nothing beats the smile of a child in a first photo.
The candles looked so lovely lit by the Sacred Heart, and we used the pink flowers from Candlemas again.
This is really a blend of Candlemas and Christmas decorations, bringing us straight into Valentine's Day. The Liturgical Year flows so perfectly.
These photos will help if I want to duplicate this next year.
I was beginning to wonder if the garland of dolls was too whimsical to go beneath the Sacred Heart image. Then I remembered that my daughter put them there with her own hand. "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
St. Valentine, faithful martyr, pray for us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my salvation!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!