Cottage Style Party & A $4 Valentine's Display

I'm so glad that the Dollar Store has moved into my neighborhood.
It especially comes in handy for thrifty holiday fun.

I decided I wanted to make a Valentine's Day display.
But my budget was tiny…less than $5.

So I went to the Dollar Store, where else?

This is my thrifty $4 display with candle light!
Kind of fun, right?

Her'e how it breaks down:

A glass ginger jar vase.

A small red pillar candle, apple cinnamon scent.

About half a bag of clear glass stones.

Glitter heart stickers, just the red ones.

Romantic hearts abound!
Total $4

Easy, fun and cheap!
That is me!


Have you made any fun dollar store items lately?

Hello Friends!

Welcome to this weeks

Cottage Style Party!


If it's February, it must be snowing…again!

No signs of spring here yet, just snow storm after snow storm. 

Thankfully we have indoor pursuits such as crafts, cooking and rearranging our cottages!

How are you dealing with this long winter?
Let's see...

Brooke has been rearranging her kitchen and I love these galvanized watering cans on this green shelf!

Drop into to her blog Creative Country Mom to see more of her kitchen update. Don't miss her creative plant holders!

How sweet is this display? I love the chalkboard, lavender and the enamelware!

Join Abby at Abby's Way for her photo tour of French Vanilla, a charming bit of eye candy in Victoria, BC.  Don't miss it!

Fabby is celebrating the Year of the Horse with her wonderful Chinese New Year tablescape!

I love this cheerful table setting which was curated over many years and looks so pretty together! Stop in to Fabby's blog Fabby's Living to see the details.

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  1. Love that lovely French laundry Deb! Thanks for hosting.

  2. How fun!!! And the icing on the cake is those wonderful heart shadows cast on the wall!!!

    Hope your week is off to an Extraordinary start, Deb!!!

  3. The watering cans in the kitchen was my favorite last week. I, too, love the shadows of the hearts on the wall. Thank you for hosting.

  4. That valentines vase and candle are so cute - and only $4! Thanks for hosting and for this great idea!

  5. Your Valentine's Jar is so cool! How clever of you. Thanks for a fun party.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  6. Hi Deb, Sharing our gardening project, enjoy! Thanks for hosting!


  7. What nice features and a great dollar store decor! Thx for hosting. Happy Valentine's Day :)

  8. Deb,
    Thanks for the party and love your Dollar Tree Vase!

  9. Someone already mentioned this, but I adore the heart shadows... thanks for sharing such a lovely and doable project... love it!

  10. I love your valentine project! So sweet! Thank you for featuring me and hosting Cottage Style Party.

  11. That is such a cute project! Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!


  12. Cute project. Thanks for the party.

  13. What a great craft idea! I'll make one with my daughter in homeschool. She will love it <3

  14. Dan,

    Thanks for your great blog party. I love that heart candle that you have made. I have got to do this.

  15. Deb,

    My AutoCorrect struck again. Your name is not Dan.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  16. Pinned ya! Love the heart candle vase.


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