Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hearts and Tulips

There's something about tulips that just make me smile! 

Recently, I was the very lucky recipient of a blog give-away on Stacy's blog -

Sweet Hearts and Sweet Tarts

where I won three mercury glass bud vases from Pottery Barn.

Aren't they so pretty?

Stacy has a lovely blog where she shares her beautiful home and gardens, travels with her family,

And gorgeous handmade cards.

This is the sweet card she sent to me with the vases.

I had just found the silver plate teapot to use as a vase and they go so well together.

I love when that happens!

Thank you, again, Stacy.

Aren't these tulips so cheerful?
I bought them at the grocery store - it's still a bit early for them in the garden.

Our weather has been very unsettled, with intermittent heavy rain,

and fresh snow in the mountains.

So I have been staying inside doing a bit of sewing.

Here I have made some lavender/rose sachets

with crocheted flowers.

They are so easy to make, and are nice to tuck in a drawer, display, or give as gifts.

Linen dish towels make excellent fabric.

You can make your own potpourri, as I have done here,
or you can buy it ready made or simply use lavender buds.

Fill, using a paper cone or spoon it in.

You can use ready made embroidered flowers, like the daisies I used here.

Be sure to sew them on before you stuff.

I like to make big batches to have on hand for gift giving.

These have already been sent along their way.

They do look sweet piled inside this basket while I worked.

If you would like to win a set of heart sachets with crocheted flowers, filled with my own rose/lavender
potpourri, simply leave a comment between now and March 28th.

I will announce the winner at the end of the month!



  1. Lucky you to receive those pretty vases! Your heart sachets are pretty too. thanks for the chance to win them.

  2. I love your hearts friend!! They are adorable and I bet that they smell fantastic! Please include me in this giveaway!!!! And yes those mercury vases are beautiful!!! They look so wonderful paired with your teapot and tulips! Such a wonderful bit of happiness for this time of year!! Stacy's card to you is awesome! I wish we could all meet for tea!!! Wouldn't that be awesome!?! Happy week to you friend and I hope that the warm weather comes soon! I can not wait for the garden to come alive!!! Nicole xoxo

  3. Hi Karen,
    Wow. Between one day and the next the fairies packed away the Irish green at your house and replaced it with mercury glass and tulips! Such sweet hearts. My three favorite shapes are heart, star, and circle. Your house and craft projects -ah, always so lovely, lovely, lovely.
    xxoo, m

  4. Hi Karen,
    Those Tulips are so hard to resist at the store!! They are Lovely, and lucky you on the pretty vases!
    Your hearts are darling! You have been busy...
    It looks like clear skies ahead at the end of the week, my fingers are crossed:-)

  5. Oh they are such beautiful vases and the tulips I love.
    Your potpourri hearts are so very pretty I am sure they would be lovely anywhere they are set. Hug B

  6. Karen, your tulips are beautifully set in the vases - I also have one of those teapots and it just sits on my dresser looking very boring... it will now have a new lease of life.

    Your hearts are gorgeous and I bet they smell divine!

    Have a wonderful week. Chel x

  7. Tulips are so cheerful and I love them in your new vases - lucky you! Your sachets are pretty and fun!

  8. Karen, tulips are wonderful.
    I've got a bunch of them at home...mine are yellow.
    Have a lovely day

  9. congrats on your vase win! they are really sweet! so are your sachets. you are such a gentle woman. :)

  10. The mercury glass vases are so pretty with the tulips. Congrats on winning them.
    I love your heart sachets. Lavender is my favorite scent. I would love to win one.

  11. Hi Karen! First of all, your sachets are so pretty and I bet they smell divine :) And secondly, congratulations on winning! Stacy is such a sweetheart and her blog is certainly wonderful. Your tulips look perfect in the three small vases.

    Enjoy your day, lovely lady! Hugs to you!

  12. Oh I am so happy that you are enjoying the vases! And the silver tea pot really works well with them too! I love using pitchers as vases. I'd love to be entered for your gorgeous heart sachets. Your basket full of hearts is so beautiful!

  13. Those vases are lovely! And the tulips look so pretty in them. Tulips make me smile as well. One of my favorite flowers!

    I would be thrilled to win a set of your heart sachets! They are so pretty and I bet they smell wonderful :) Please enter me in your drawing!

  14. I love tulips they are colorful and beautiful! What a sensational idea of gifting, I'll be tocendo to win. And lavenders!
    Karen your lovely decor Double Springs, the Irish decor, very beautiful towel ... I love these celebrations and I will prepare myself coming to celebrate the entry of spring here in the house year. You did everything with great care and affection. Big kiss and a beautiful week for you guys!

  15. Such a pretty post, Karen! Love your sweet vases and tulips and your sachets, as well! And I would love to win some!

  16. Primero que nada que lindo esos tulipanes querida Beatriz ,, y yo tengo ganas de hacerme esos lindos corazones ,, que tengas un óptimo resto de semana

  17. Dearest Karen,
    You have a very keen eye for decorating with the things you have on hand and you're quick to see if items pair together. Lucky gift indeed those vases and filled with tulips they look very special on your crocheted table runner.
    Your potpourri stuffed hearts are a lovely work of art and love.
    Sending you hugs,

  18. Jak tu cudnie, sielsko:))
    Piękny stół i krzesełka...
    Zapraszam w wolnej chwili do siebie (www.rustykalnydom.blogspot.com)
    Pozdrawiam z Polski!! ;)

  19. Charming post, Karen! Flowers and hearts. What else?


  20. Tulips are wonderful. The way you have displayed them gives them more pride. Your paper jug looks fine. Your hearts too cute!

  21. Happy Spring, Karen! Your home is so inviting, and the tulips look so pretty!

    I love your little hearts too. The last two pink ones are so sweet! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. :)


  22. Your sachets are beautiful. When I was a child in England, we made sachets, stuffed with lavender we cut from a plentiful field. Those sachets held their fragrance for decades and I love the scent of lavender to this day. Thank you for a post that prompted memories. P.S. Hope I win the giveaway!

  23. I have forgotten about this little sweet potpourri sachets - #11 photo is my favorite today -- it just such a sweet image of a little sewing project day - love it! I could see this in a huge size in ones sewing room...wink!
    This heart project is so perfect for a stormy day - thanks for sharing. Now you got me wanting to sew a few of these but umm don't have a sewing machine..Oh well hand sewing these would not be to hard - wink!

  24. Hi Karen, I love your new vases you won wow how exciting and it looks so pretty with the tulips. The tulips are perfect for spring and Happy Spring today! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving the sweet comment on my grandmothers Birthday! She even remembered who I was at he party! The lavender sachets are so pretty and perfect for spring and scenting your dresser drawers or for decoration! Thanks for the chance to win the sachets. You are so talented and creative. Have a nice spring weekend whatever you do.

  25. Dear Karen,
    oh the hearts, I can smell roses!!! Lovely.
    Happy spring to you

  26. Those tulips are so pretty and cheerful and remind me that Spring is finally here! Love your sachets - they are adorable. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

  27. Congratulations on your win, Karen!! The tulips look so lovely displayed on your pretty table. I love your handmade sachet hearts. xo

  28. Oh Mrs Karen, how beautiful they are! Stacey has left a comment on my blog, but I've been hard to find her blog - thank you for sharing in this post. Anyway, I love love the sachets, I wish I could live in your country and I can buy them, or would you like to sharing how you made it here and i will give a try :D. You're just so lucky those vases are so beautiful and the tulips colors. LOVE IT ALL! :
    Anyway, I just nominated you for my sunshine award you may go and check it :)
    Sending you many blessings,

  29. Hi Karen, Tulips are my favorite flower I adore them... your vases are so beautiful...Love your Beautiful hearts they are Gorgeous... would love to be entered in the draw...Thank you Hugs May x x x

  30. Everything about your home dear Karen, takes my breath away, I am so happy for you :)

  31. Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! :)

    I grew some lavender last summer and plan to make some sachets for my nieces (three birthdays in June!) this year. Lovely idea, Karen. <3


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