Hello, dear friends, I have been busy
doing a bit of redecorating and crafting
for Valentine's Day.
I've 'shopped my house' to add some
sweetness and romance to the heart of my home;
I've replaced the Cozy Red Plaid
with sweet rose buds and lace.
Ling-Ling enjoys the beautiful sunshine
streaming through the open door.
It's been unseasonably warm the last few days.
This has inspired me to lighten things up.
A bit of 'Shabby Chic' as we look forward to spring.
I'm always looking for vintage linens and lace
to add to my collection.
Collected over time
from flea markets, vintage shops,
and sales, very inexpensively.
I love to change the art, too.
Charming cherubs for this romantic season.
A thrift store find - I painted the unattractive
A tiny shelf with a wee porcelain basket of paper roses.
I sewed new curtains from vintage sheets.
I created the Paper Roses last year from
coffee filters painted with watercolors.
The compote was my Mother's wedding gift.
I decorated the heart box with lace and scrapbook paper,
Valentines from days gone by <3
And a new valentine - a delicate hand stitched
and beaded heart from Flower Lady .
A little gift for myself :)
I decorated the inside of my heart box, too.
A perfect place to store sewing notions later.
Flower Lady also included this tiny crocheted and beaded
heart as a bonus gift.
I trimmed the inside with pearl trim
from the bridal section of the craft store.
Don't throw away the heart shaped insert from the
box of chocolates, as it makes a perfect template
for the inside of the box.
This box had an overhanging top which made
it easy to attach the lace under the edge.
Green yarn covers the raw edge of the paper.
I simply used glue stick to adhere the paper,
and tacky glue to adhere the lace, pearls and yarn.
These covered boxes make charming gifts, too.
Thank you for stopping by, sweet friends.
Next time I will show you my redecorated
Kitchen Queen cupboard, and more charming Cherubs,
Paper Hearts and Roses.