I still have absolutely nothing to blog about. I literally mean NOTHING this time. Since Sunday we have had six inches of snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, freezing fog, more snow and now temperatures in the negatives. The next week has about the same things over and over again. Such a weird Arkansas Winter this has been. Since I have been nowhere but the grocery store, I will show you my Valentine's decorations.
A few years ago, I didn't have that many Valentine's decorations. But, then I joined in on Sarah's Heart to Heart Swap. Every year I make 12-15 identical ornaments and send them to Sarah, then I get a box back full of the same amount of different ornaments from wonderful creative bloggers and artists. Many of them are suitable for a tree, but a lot of them are cards or things to display on a shelf. I am in this years swap, so that is just more fun to put out when it comes.
That is why I was really excited to find this pink tree after Christmas this year. I mean, it's PINK and it' so pretty on it's own. But, add in the heats and decorations and swap fun and it is GORGEOUS.
I love it at night, but it's even pretty during the day.
Here are a lot of my Heart to Heart items from years past. I love them all and I remember (or they are signed, luckily) who sent me most of them. Special favorites are the peg doll Sarah made and the Nesting dolls in the top right. I made the felt dogs, the felt bird, the glass paperweight in the center and the little shadowbox with the deer.
That nesting doll actually opens and has a set of little fabric dolls inside her.
Other things around the house include glittered K-I-S-S in my ladder on the wall.
The top of my tall cabinet is home to the small pink tree I picked up after Christmas at Hobby Lobby this year and the GIANT Whitman's Sampler that my Dad bought me a few years ago.
I have this crazy card holder thing and it holds a ton of stuff. It has my vintage Valentine's, cards from friends and cards from swaps on it. I give it a spin every so often so I can see different things.
The Chocolate Covered Cherry box collection. It's one of my favorite collections and the hardest to find. Maybe that's why I like it so much - the thrill of the hunt. I have eight now, mostly bought from ebay for cheap and a couple gifted.
This vase and the bird vase on the top shelf are my only two actual vintage Valentine things. Except for the candy boxes, most everything else is vintage and fits the color scheme, so it's in there.
I haven't put out my normal stuff since Christmas, so the Valentine's have taken over the whole living room. I love my old windows. I don't know how I would decorate without them.
I'll leave you with one last look at the tree. It's dreamy, isn't it?
Maybe I will escape the house and hit a thrift soon.