I went to Walgreen's, Wal-Mart and The Dollar Tree today and I saw all the flowers and candy and balloons and I was reminded that I hadn't shown my Valentine's Day stuff yet. 'Cause I know you are all on the edge of your seats just about to DIE to see it all. Ha.
I have an old window and a shelf hanging over the couch and on another wall over two chairs. I use them for everything - as you have noticed. Sometimes people think it's a mantle when they see the shelf. I had a whole set of those giant flash cards, but I have sold them one by one. But, I had to keep the big Valentine one. Old sign letters XOXO, some candy boxes and a few Boyds Bears. I used to have a lot of those bears, but I got rid of them all since they don't' fit into my vintage decor. But, a few sweet red themed ones made their way into the Valentine's Day bins.
Because fo my new crafty love - the pinwheel - I am turning everything I can find into pinwheels. I grabbed a few old Valentine's and made some pinwheels out of them. They are on red and white stripey straws with some white ric rac and red Baker's twine. I put them in a striped popcorn container and glued a vintage Valentine on the front.
I picked up this little vintage leather covered bottle last week at the thrift. I'm still researching it, so until I figure out what it is, the heart made it work in this display too.
The famous white shelf. What would I do without this shelf?
Chocolate covered cherry boxes, vintage this and vintage that.
More of the same, but different. I bought the little plastic treat baskets in a box lot this summer.
I long to find some old candy boxes with the flowers and lace. Until then, I doctored up these new ones with vintage flowers and lace.
I've participated in the Heart to Heart sway over at Sarah's since the inception, I think. I have so many handmade Valentine's from clever and creative bloggers and artists all over the web. It's one of my favorite things to get out each year and admire each little piece. Plus, I get a new box full each year! You can click on that link to see what came this year and what I sent. HINT: It's that red and white striped envelope that says Heart to Heart on it..... I put all the bigger ones on an old receipt holder.
Yes, the dollhouse is still in the house. :) But, I think it will soon move to the front porch and then to the Junk Ranch this Spring. Until then, a little Valentine fun.
More Heart to Heart swap things, lots and lots of vintage Valentine's and some other fun stuff.
Any excuse to use my red toy phone is good enough for me! I bought that new Valentine cut out book to cut up as it suggests - but, I just can't bring myself to do it!
Annalee cupid mouse I found at the thrift where I never find anything.
Mini flash card. *This might be what I sent to the swap - a fat pack of them.
And lastly. The PINK tree. Oh, how I love this tree. It glows the most magnificent pink glow. It is covered in all the ornaments I have made and received and some sweet things people have gifted me. You can't go wrong with a vintage toy truck either.
Happy Valentine's day to YOU from me.
Sorry about that roadtrip.
It could still happen though!