Hello, Dear Friends, I want to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day
and send you this token of affection.
You all know that I have a sentimental heart,
and holidays are always special to me.
It gives me an opportunity to mark the passing of time,
as that is something that always seems to slip away
much too quickly.
I've been having fun decorating,
and putting together some sweet vignettes.
I've always wanted one of those tiered servers,
but they all seem too large and too rustic for my
small cottage kitchen.
So I created one that was just the right size!
I used a vintage coffee tin, a white candlestick,
a metal jar lid, and an egg cup!
My Grandson made the little heart from play-clay
a couple of years ago.
Ramblin' Man found this little mail box
for the play-hut, but I borrowed it temporarily.
It goes with the post box that I already had.
Ramblin' Man finds heart rocks for me,
and he painted this one.
He's a sentimental fool, just like me.
He bought me these silly little pillows a couple of years ago, too.
Polka dots and plaid.
So pretty when the sun shines,
which is rare this time of year!
Whenever it does shine, it makes me
I wish you could come over for a cup of tea
and a little treat!
In a perfect world we would all live close by, wouldn't we?
But then we would not be able to share our unique
little corner of the world with one another!
My vintage crochet pot-holder collection has a new
addition - a little dress.
These were popular in the 30's and 40's.
My refrigerator was decorated by my grandson.
My fancied-up candy boxes.
I was thinking about how many ways we use the word, 'heart' to describe
our feelings or someone's personality.
I came up with quite a list!
I'm sure you can think of some, too!
Key to my Heart
A Heart full of love.
A Heart full of woe.
What describes your heart, Dear Friends?
Mine is a Grateful Heart for having such
wonderful friends as you.
I also have a Grieving Heart for all those
suffering in the world right now.
But I have a faithful and hopeful heart,
that mankind will live up to its name.
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive".
- Dalai Lama -
"There never was any heart truly great and generous,
that was not also tender and compassionate".
- Robert Frost -
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart".
- Jane Austen -
"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes.
Because for those who love with heart and soul
there is no such thing as separation".
- Rumi -
It doesn't seem a year has almost passed when we were celebrating Valentines Day last year ... once again our shops are full of goodies and special things to buy.ReplyDelete
I wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day
Lovely photographs you've shared here.
I do like how your refrigerator was decorated by your grandson.
Enjoy your February days.
Sending my heartiest good wishes :)
All the best Jan
What a beautiful, beautiful post, dear Karen! Your home is ready for Valentine's Day. With your imagination and skills you create important moments and memories to your loved ones.ReplyDelete
There is much suffering in the world... we can only pray for peace and love between nations and individuals... and try to do our own small part in it.
Happy Valentine's day! <3
I love how you made your own server, and it makes it extra special too! So glad you could enjoy some beautiful sunshine, I am with you sunshine always warms my heart and makes me feel so good inside! Your decorations are so wonderful, I didn't get mine out this year, I just took care of all my snowmen that I put out after Christmas, so I decided to skip Valentines and after a good cleaning I will start on Spring and Easter :) You came up with so many heart sayings, my heart goes out to those especially in Turkey and Syria right now, so thankful that today they had still pulled more people out alive!! The amount that has perished is so hard to wrap my head around.ReplyDelete
May you enjoy a lovely week ahead!
Karen, I loved your Valentine post today. The clay heart that your grandson made is a treasure for sure. I really like the Special Delivery box, it's so cute. I also am a lover of heart rocks, so I thought it was so sweet to see that your husband found one and painted it for you. The crocheted dress is darling. And those vintage Valentines you shared made my heart sing. What describes my heart? I try very much to have a "peaceful heart" because when we have peace in our hearts, everything else follows.ReplyDelete
Happy Valentine's Day to my precious friend.
Karen, the kitten belongs to Mia. She has been wanting a cat, and Nel decided to get her one. They thought Felix was a boy, but discovered shortly that she was a girl, but I think they will still call her Felix. Mia loves the kitten and is getting close to it. But as you saw in the picture, cats can get a little feisty haha. I'm more of a dog person, and have had dogs all my life. And my Cinnamon (a dachshund) was my favorite when I was a little girl. I hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day. ~SheriDelete
Your handmade tiered stand is just darling, Karen. I haven’t succumbed to one yet, but I do like how people decorate them. The crocheted dress pot holder is so cute! Yes, I’d love to share some tea and a treat with you. My oh my, but you have shared so many ways that we describe a person’s heart, along with such sweet vintage Valentine images. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your Ramblin’ Man! 💕ReplyDelete
Wishing you a very Happy Valentines day in amongst the hearts and flowers. xReplyDelete
Hi Karen! I always love how you are so clever with making sweet decorations for you home. I wish I were that talented. ;) I love all the Valentines touches. And all the heart words you thought of. I think I definitely relate with a grateful and faith filled heart. (& have had a shattered heart and mended heart and several other kinds thrown in through the years 😉 ) I hope you had a wonderful ♥️ day with Rambling Man and all of your sweet grandkiddos. Blessings to you. xoxoReplyDelete
From this post and the previous [Cabin Fever] I can see that you are managing the mid-winter doldrums well. Winter in south-central Kentucky is far milder than in my native Vermont or in Wyoming where we spent 12 years. Still there is that point where I long to be outdoors more. Creative projects help to fill the days and the long evenings while we wait for spring.ReplyDelete
Karen your posts are always so delightful, and enjoyable! I loved all your heart expressions! I think you just about covered every one! I absolutely the tray you created with your coffee can and old metal lid - that is so creative, and beautiful! I far prefer a vintage tray like this than a fancy silver one bought in a store! Love your decor style, your home is just so lovely. Loved all the lovely Valentine's you shared. Many blessings to you dear friend!ReplyDelete
If only the whole of mankind would just be kind. So, so many sadnesses and tragedy in the world right now. All the Valentine vignettes are lovely, Karen. Your special touches throughout your home are filled with love and whimsy. Your tiered server is genius and I love that your grandson decorated the fridge. Such a sweet little heart he has. Sunshine makes me happy, too. In just a little while spring will arrive at your doorstep and hopefully warmer, sunny days.ReplyDelete
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Your home looks so pretty for this holiday! You always make everything beautiful! Sweet hugs, DianeReplyDelete
I have a happy heart after visiting your lovely holiday home and your words of joy. (even though I'm late to the party -- it is never too late to be reminded of love.)ReplyDelete
Karen, I love the way you decorated your house for Valentine's Day. The tray is so pretty and festive. I hope you had a nice time with your husband celebrating Valentine's Day.ReplyDelete
Love the decorations and the vintage cards. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.ReplyDelete
Dear Karen I am still in trance of your magical post!ReplyDelete
What an ideal and beautiful way to speak your heart. Above all you certainly have a Loving Heart my beautiful friend :)
Love is most powerful emotion and necessity to each heart but those who share it further with all around them live surly a "luxurious spiritual life fulfilled with love"
I find that "fulfillment" in every bit of your beautiful world dear Karen :)
This is truly grace of good God that he always keeps promises of giving us back what we deliver to this world.
You sowed love and reaping it with all your grateful heart. This is one of the most beautiful things to see for me.
I never get tired of looking at your seasonal and occasional arrangements. Your gorgeous home is shining with the theme of love :)ReplyDelete
Smile stays on my lips throughout my visit here but got deeper when you called your husband sentimental fool. Because this is what we both call ourselves :)
Loved each decoration thoroughly my friend
Life without emotion of love is curse. May our soul be blessed with love for eternity amen.
Hugs and blessings.
Your home is so lovely! The vintage cards are just amazing...ReplyDelete
Love from Titti
I hope you enjoy March!ReplyDelete