Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I have added a few little touches to commemorate the day and to add to my Springtime Decorating.
This little basket was a very unattractive dark brown.
I simply painted it with a little acrylic craft paint in the color 'Blue Mist'.
I added a tiny bouquet of vintage paper flowers and a collage brooch made from a puzzle piece!
Here you can see the sweet little details. This was a gift from a long ago friend and I never knew what to do with it. And now it is the perfect thing to hold my miniature posies together!
I like re-purposing old brooches and earrings to decorate with.
I hung it on my kitchen door along with a heart shaped scented sachet that I sewed together.
I filled it with French Lavender and it releases it's scent whenever the door is opened and shut.
I made a similar decorated heart basket for a small corner.
A small bouquet of dried roses is tied with some sheer golden ribbon with a little heart charm.
Hung next to my utility closet and above my heart fly swatter! A little cheer for a neglected space.
I found one more heart basket at the thrift store and decided to create a moss and rose collage with it.
The basket is twig, so I didn't want to paint over this one.
I placed it next to a deep basket filled with faux bird eggs.
My bird print hangs right above it on the wall.
To make the rose and moss collage, I simply lined the basket with a brown paper bag cut a little larger than the bottom (trace around the bottom and add an inch when cutting)
This keeps the moss from seeping through and making a big mess.
Fill the basket with moss, leaving about an inch at the top - or the thickness of your roses.
I used roses that I dried by hanging upside down.
To make this basket, just clip the stems about 1/2 inch long and push them into the moss. Place them around the perimeter first and then fill in. Tuck some moss around the edges.
A pretty and rustic touch for Valentine's Day and beyond.
You can see the finished effect here. The bird print on the wall, the basket of eggs, the grape vine heart garland and the twig basket rose collage.
To add to the romance, I brought down these unglazed bisque pieces from my sewing room and put them on my Kitchen Queen.
Some precious angels to guard sweet treats inside.
A tiny basket to hold a few scented rose buds.
You can find dried rosebuds, lavender and scented oil at Mountain Rose Herbs
I found these two pieces on separate trips to the thrift store. They belonged together, I am sure.
I hung this heart garland made from a tattered applique pillow.
The colors go so well with my McCoy pottery.
And of course what self respecting romantic doesn't have a few keys to the heart?
Together with two porcelain hearts, one sent all the way from Scotland from my dear friend, Christine.
Will you be mine?