Saturday, February 10, 2018

More from the Heart

We're closing in on Valentine's Day and so, here's more from the heart!


I love that you can shop after Christmas for loads of red -- and still use it for Valentine's Day! The candle and ribbon were after Christmas finds. I think the small red cake stand was a find last year and that pretty kerchief under was part of a gift package from a friend.


All the trees are down except this one.


With it's pretty red balls, white lights and the addition of a few hearts, it's definitely here for the holiday.


(And given the falling snow that's coming down at this moment, probably for a while beyond that!)


I made a few more valentines. Actually quite a few -- here are some.


For our crafternoon, I dug out some Scrabble tiles and made a few pairings -- I decided to leave them out!


It's time for starlight mints and pink and red M&M's!


I'm not sure these silks look right here but I just couldn't put greens and white branches in a valentine basket!


If I could find a heart, I brought it out!


And it turned out that I had a few!


I always like bringing out the vintage valentines.


This was an early one sent by me as a child, probably to mom and dad.


And here's one I sent to my grandma!


I even have a couple that my dad sent to his mom.


So whether you are coming or going...


...or settling in...


Here's my heart!


Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy the week!

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54 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is all so pretty, love the Valentine decorations and your never ending creativity.I wish I was half so creative in the decorating department. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Jeanie,
I am a gal that loves pink in all of it's glorious shades. What a creative soul you are in so many ways:) still wish you lived closer to me or I to you. Your Christmas/Valentine Tree is wonderful and how savvy to leave it up and make the most of it and it's wonderful glow.
Happy Valentine weekend to you!
Jemma

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love your decorating skills and your beautiful Valentines. It's fun to visit your place around that special day. I usually buy Christmas red and green candies, candles, and such after Christmas, then use them for both Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. More bang for the cheap buck! Glad you do something similar, dear Jeanie. Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with love and heART.

Ann said...

That first card is gorgeous!!!! I love vintage Valentines and have quite a few that I put in scrapbooks years ago.

Ann

Chippy White Cottage said...

It all looks so sweet! I adore vintage Valentines and have quite a collection too.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Valentine Blessings,
Rebecca

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Jeanie,
What a sweet post! You know how I just love vintage, and adore the cards. The first photo with the humming bird, what medium, Paper clay perhaps?
Love your Valentine tree.. I just finished some wool hearts for my table top tree.
Thank you so much for sharing. Have a lovely weekend
blessings,
Penny

William Kendall said...

A lovely Valentine's tree!

Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Joanne Huffman said...

I love the way you share the decorations of your home. Lovely!

I need orange said...

Thanks for sharing your Valentine decorating fun with us. :-)

La Table De Nana said...

I love Vintage cards! Happy Vday to you!

Joyful said...

Wow! I love all the hearts. Beautiful tree. xx

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I loved Valentines Day when I was young. I could hardly wait to address all my cards for school. We made a beautiful box that we put the cards into.

Love all your pretty red and hearts through out the house.

Mary

Stacey said...

It's all so fun and festive, Jeanie. I love the vintage Valentines all hanging together. The Scrabble tiles are sweet too. :)

Lynne said...

Love all the red, pink, frilly, snow tree . . .
the vintage cards . . . such a collection you have . . .
And the hearts, heart shapes. . . you bring the zing into the day . . .
I recently heard a quote that I wrote on some of my cards . . .
Here’s to you and Rick . . .
Share A Sunset . . .

peggy gatto said...

What fun to see your special decor!!! And I love your paper valentine!!!

Sandra Cox said...

All kinds of Valentine wonders. I smiled all the way through.
Enjoy your weekend, dear Jeanie.
Hugs

Pom Pom said...

Happy Valentine's Day to YOU, Jeanie! I hope you have a very chocolate-y and ROSE-Y day!

Marilyn Miller said...

Vintage Valentine's are always a favorite of mine. I really should put mine out somewhere. I do have a bowl of hearts though. Not sure that is enough when I see all your pretties. Love the tree. I think I may have a white ceramic heart similar to yours somewhere. Humm? Now where is it? Happy Valentine's!

BeachGypsy said...

WOW!!you are really decked out for valentines day!!--it all looks so sweet and festive! Love all those pretty valentines and the candies and hearts and all. You make things look so pretty!

whatshesthinking1 said...

The only Valentine decoration I have is the Jack of Hearts card you sent me with your rendering of Porch Pup. It's sitting on a small table in the family room.

All of your decorations are beautiful. I love the vintage cards. So sweet. They remind me of school when I was a kid. We used to decorate shoeboxes every year for our valentines. Such fun. I wonder if they still do that.

Rowan Tree Cottage said...

Such a pretty display with family memories full of love. Perfect!

roughterrain crane said...

I enjoyed your heartful photos. They have brought me happy smiles.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a charming Valentines display - and I am just CRAZY about your pressed paper heart at the top of the post - did you make it?! It's stunning!
I love old Valentines and wish I had saved some. I have a kind of fun story about one. When I was in kindergarten, a little girl's mother helped her make Victorian style Valentines for the class (I guess Mom was into crafting before Michael's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby!). My mother was so taken with it, she saved it. Flash ahead forty years, I was living in central New York, teaching, and running a restaurant and small country inn. There was a welcome dinner in our restaurant for the new librarian at Colgate University (the local school), and it turned out the librarian was the girl of the fancy-schmancy Valentine - I could still remember her name being scrawled across the bottom of it!
Anyway, thanks once again for sharing your lovely holiday displays with us. I enjoy them tremendously.
Happy Pink Saturday - and Valentine's Day!

shoreacres said...

I always enjoy your Valentine posts, partly because I recognize so many of those vintage cards as being ones I sent so many years ago. I am curious about that green heart in the middle of the crystal (?) What is that? It looks very much like a huge chunk of peridot, which it probably isn't, but peridot is one of my favorite stones, and if I had that heart, it would be front and center, too!

Rita C. said...

How sweet, Jeanie. Your last remark.....reminded me of the Avon perfume from years ago.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a sweet collection of vintage valentines you have! So Special! Enjoy the 14th!

Polly said...

What a lovely post Jeanie. I love your red candle, ribbon and cake stand and your tree is gorgeous. The little duck card is so cute.

Lynda Shoup said...

What beautiful Valentines! Loving the fact that you did some after Christmas shopping and flipped it to use for Valentine's Day. You are creative! Well, we always knew that, but this is one more reminder. Sweet decorations all round!

Jenny said...

I love the display of vintage cards - I totally wish I had saved my own now! Such a lovely idea.

My name is Erika. said...

Love the festive looks you are decorating with Jeanie. Valentine's Day is always a fun holiday and I LOVE all the fun decorations you have. Hope your holiday is full of hearts and love. Hugs-Erika

Bonnie said...

Such a sweet post! Love the vintage cards you saved. Your Valentine tree with your handmade cards displayed is so charming.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, what a sweet post to enjoy with my coffee on a rainy Monday morning, You have created so many pretty Valentine’s vignettes and the vintage cards are the best! Happy Monday!

Danielle L Zecher said...

I like the Valentine's tree. You are so good at decorating!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Love all your darling decorations, Jeanie!! Hope you have a wonderful Valentines day!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

It's all so sweet and pretty. I'm a huge fan of vintage cards.

Sami said...

Beautiful vintage cards Jeanie.
Love your decorations for Valentine's Day.

Annie said...

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. You lifted my spirits.

Anonymous said...

My goodness I wish I had your talent for decorating ! Absolutely beautiful. I particularly like what you did with the vintage cards, which have always been a favorite of mine. If I recall you also did something at Christmas with vintage cards am I correct?

Curtains in My Tree said...


I really like the cards you made, I have trying to get a few together.
It is because lack of time and ideas is why I;m behind
You have great ideas

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Oooh, thank you for treating us to all those beautiful hearts!! Something about red and white at this time of year! (and pinks and purples too.) I think I had that ducky one when I was a child! I just love those old kids' cards. And I love the Valentine's that you yourself made!! And the Valentine's Scrabble too!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love all the Valentine's Day decor! Especially the vintage Valentines! I am impressed that you still have them! I loved this holiday when I was a child and I still love it as an adult. Hopefully next year at this time we'll be in a house with a fireplace as I'd love to have a Valentine's Day bunting on the mantel!

Barb said...

What a treat to see your decorations. Those vintage Valentines are extra-special! My "decorating" consisted of removing the swag and Christmas lights from my antique sled. Luckily, I do have some favorite hearts out year round. Your home definitely makes me want to say HAPPY VALENTINE DAY!

Sandra Cox said...

I love your candle and berry center piece. So pretty.

bj said...

Love all the hearts...such a fun time of the year.

Tracy said...

WOW, Jeanie! Such great LOVE Day ideas!! The shopping after Christmas sales for red goodies is a good idea, which I hadn't considered much before, as I've not really decorated much for Valentine's Day as such. Guess I'm a slow learner... haha! ;) LOVE your little white & red tree--sooo pretty!! The sparkly candle and berries is lovely... I admire your decorating for all the seasons and fun times--such an inspiration you are!! :))) ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

All the card looks beautiful!

Katie Mansfield said...

Adorable. I have vintage Valentine's from my family too. So fun.

Pam Jackson said...

Oh everything looks so neat. I love the tree.

Zaa said...

Such delightful Valentines... and I love it when they are hand made...however the vintage Valentine do bring back fond memories . My Hubby doesn’t arrive home till Saturday .. so I still have some preparation time (ha Ha) and maybe even do a little ‘ RED” shopping ..Thanks for the l super ideas....Hugs

Sandra Cox said...

Those cards are so sweet:)

Red Rose Alley said...

A Valentine tree, how wonderful! I'm lovin' all the RED on here today, Jeanie. Those vintage Valentines are such treasures, especially the ones that your father gave his mother, and the one you gave to your grandma, how precious. I like the idea of adding the Scrabble blocks to your Valentine d├ęcor. And I love those red balls on the tree. They remind me of my dear mom, who used to put them on her tree every year. What a lovely post this was.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day, Jeanie.

~Sheri

Sally Wessely said...

Like I said, no one does holidays like you! You especially shine when it comes to Valentine’s Day. There is something so special about those old Valentines. I don’t think the ones that kids buy in mass today will ever be saved or treasured. Loved this post!

Maggie said...

Amazing collection of Valentines and ephemera, you certainly know how to celebrate the holidays. Love the white tree with it's love heart decorations, so sweet.

The French Hutch said...

Lots of inspiration here Jeanie! I love the pretty white tree you are leaving out and adding hearts. I intended doing that and Jim had it put away before I knew what he was doing. I always have my saved valentine cards displayed on a tray or plate. I have a collection of reproduction vintage cards I enjoy displaying too. Never to many cards on Valentine's Day..........

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