Mainers love to decorate for a holiday---especially by mid-winter, when everything looks drab and faded. So, it was a pleasure when I went to the market on this gray morning to notice how many houses on my street were decorated for Valentine's Day, and I snapped these pictures to share with you.
|Two large Valentine's Wreathes on the Market set a festive mood for Valentine's day.|
|As do the Valentine's Wreathes decorating the handsome old houses up and down the street|
|My particular favorite is this elegant Valentine's garland, created by an adored friend who never met a holiday she doesn't want to decorate for|
|I especially like these red model dorys filled with Valentine's greenery. I don't get the hearts in the window though. What's that about?|
Okay, you've probably guessed by now that many of us here Down East don't rush to take down the outside Christmas decorations---though only a couple of people still have lights up. One of those doorways might even be the Dilettante's own. We're free spirits up here in Maine.
Happy Valentine's Day---may it be filled with love and big boxes of chocolates.