Monday, February 2, 2009

V-Day Decorations Part 1


Hello everyone! I had some fun making Valentine decorations with paper and mod podge over the weekend. I have a few things to show you today and some more on Wednesday.




I bought the X and O at Jo-Ann's. I spray painted them red because I knew I didn't want to decoupage the letters front and back with the red toile tissue paper (too lazy I guess :-).



Toile XO - you know I have to work some toile in somewhere!






This is a glittery heart that I bought last year at Target in the $1 section. They hardly have anything worth getting this year. You can't tell from the picture, but the paper behind the heart is pink toile



My one apothecary jar filled with some little red hearts from Hobby Lobby



This pot is the same one that I decoupaged harlequin paper on (there's a picture of them in the fireplace post down below). I just took some Valentine scrapbook paper and glued it on top. Next to paint, paper and glue are my BFF's!




I got this cute LOVE banner last year from another blogger. I think I got it from Bristol Honey Bend Vintage but I'm not positive!



That's actually a ornament I got at the thriftstore after Christmas. When I saw it I thought it would be perfect for Valentines Day! They look like two love birds sitting inside a heart. I added the large prism on the bottom.


I don't know if all those things will stay where they are. I have to finish making all the the other things and then I'll probably shuffle stuff around.

I'm glad so many of you found "dump cooking" a new concept! I never know if what I'm posting is something everyone is already doing or not! Todays dinner is crockpot roast beef because I knew I was going to be busy cutting and gluing most the day!

I'd also like to extend a warm welcome to all the new readers to my blog. I don't know where you all are coming from, but I'm glad to see you. I'm doing my best to get around to say hi to everyone. Don't think I'm ignoring you, it may take me a little time to make my way around to you, but I'll get there!





53 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love all your Valentine decorations. I recently picked up the same love bird ornament at my local thrift store. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Tanya said...

Your Valentine's Decorations are beautiful. I also love toile and have it in a couple of rooms in my house! Have a great week!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh! So great! The hearts string, the x and o. All the hearts! Just love it with your toile!
Just a few days before, we took a leave of absence from our job. Which we thought would be 3-4 months, not 3 years! lol We stayed at South of The Border for four days. Our airplanes were flying out of a farmers field,near by. So parked the Motor Home at South of The Border. I was too sick to get out. But Hubby had a blast. I wanted so to up in the hat elevator. I love the hearts in the apothecary jar! They would make great place card holders! Love the white heart. I guess no Valentine decor. here. Too much other going on. Soon as it drys up, we are taking the armoire, out from the bedroom wall to the family room through the french doors. Then I can get the family room together! I got a lot of new readers too, I having a hard time keeping up. Everything is so lovely for Valentines!

julie & joe said...

I like the heart hanging from your cabinet.

Terri and Bob said...

You will be getting more valentines things soon. Bob inadvertently left your package in the car all week. I am going to mail it myself tonight.

I love your decorations. I have a little decorations to post tomorrow.

I also do a little side bar "what's for dinner tonight". I get a lot of comments about it. I love the dump recipes and am going to try them soon!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I've bought some X & O letters to decoupage too.

Love your idea to frame the glittered heart...very clever!

Daisy Cottage said...

I LOVE your Valentine goodies - soooo pretty and so you!
xo,
Kim

philben5 said...

Absolutely adore your toile X and 0! So simple but most classy. I too purchased the red heart from Target as well as the x and o's in pink. I added them to some Valentine raggamuffin garland.
Blessings and thanks so much for sharing!
Roxanne

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I love the XO's!! I am going to try that one. So cute!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh you really have some cute decor...I love the picture of the heart and the tasel...heck all of it! I can't decide which one is the best to me...

salmagundi said...

You are so clever!! If I can sew it, I'm o.k., but glue and I are a mess together. I get it everywhere. Sally

Heather said...

great decorations. i love the "love" banner!

Kelly said...

I never thought of decopouging with tissue paper. Those turned out great!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love your decorations, especially the toile and vintage look.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Beautiful valentines decorations!

Emily said...

How darling! I love all your Valentine's decorations!

Rosemary said...

Love all of your pretty decorations.
Have a great week,
Rosemary

Barb said...

MANUELA,
Your blog is lovely.

You entered my bird nest 103rd blog giveaway, and I'm glad you did. I found you.

Your Valentine corner is lovely, and great ideas for us thrifty hsoppers. =0)

RE dump soup:
I have my own version of a quick and inexpensive and easy fix meal.(sometimes free!)

Whenever i cook a meal, I take any little bits of leftovers i htink no one will want to mess with, and i put them in quart containers in the freezer. When a couple of them are full, i take them out and thaw them in the frig or microwave. I put everything in them ( veggies, potatoes, meat, noodles, rice, broth from steaming veggies, gravy, french fires -on the rare occassions we have them- salsa, cheese, even pie crust extras). About anything you can name, except fruits and pastries- never tried that yet.
The soup is delicious!! Just put it in the crock pot for the day, and don't tell anyone what is in it! =0))

Blessings, and good luck,
Barbara Jean

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I'm loving your decorations. I am a huge fan of toile, so you can imagine how much I am loving your latest project!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! I love toile. I check out Target's $1 bins, and I also have not found much lately.
Glenda

Vee said...

Very Nice! I had every intention of creating some Valentine things today, but time ran out. I did put together the cranberry chicken dump recipe for tomorrow's dinner...yippee!

Milah said...

You have very cute ideas!

I'm a huge fan of toile!

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my site....your valentine decorations as so pretty. I found myself going back to some of your older posts I had not seen - WOW! Great ideas! Linda

Karen said...

Loved your decorations.
I don't know how I found you . . . probably just wandering around blogland and found something I liked and enjoyed! Keep it up!!
Have great week!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are so beautiful Manuela. I love all of them!

Steph said...

Cute stuff! Love the letters and the banner.

Nora said...

So cute. I love the red toile xo. Where did you get the tissue?

Sheryl said...

Cute, cute, cute, Manuela! Of course, they all look extra lovely with the red accents in your room.

Sheryl

Shabbywears said...

How beautiful! I love the toile..Your blog is adorable...I love your ideas! Love Julie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You have the best ideas Manuela! I love the toile XO..too cute! Where in the world did you find red toile tissue paper?

Sue said...

Hi Manuela...Happy Monday!! I love the big X and O....very cute. SO, your a crock pot cooker....I am a huge fan of the crock pot. Do you have any good recipes to share? Have you tried the rice pudding yet?? Su.e

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

You never disappoint...I will be ok without MEmagazine and domino and the others....I will just visit you, my friend.....

Mimi Sue said...

Everything looks so festive. Love the heart shape. Love the birds in the heart thing. So cute. mimi

Marianna said...

Love your decorations! My husband, trying to be helpful, put all of my seasonal boxes up in the attic and now I can't find anything. So, alas, I have nothing out!

Marianna

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I love all of your valentines decor. You do such a great job. It is a little dreary looking around here. I better spread some love. Jackie

Chrissy said...

Such cute valentine decor...I love it all!!! You've inspired me once again! I just need more time!

Storybook Woods said...

Well you did it again xoxoxo Clarice

southerninspiration said...

Love your decor, Manuela! Looks great, and I do love toile, too!

Suzanne

Dawn Gahan said...

Love the toile letters. As you, I can never get enough of toile.

Dawn

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Love the toile hugs and kisses!! Very creative...great foresight using the ornament for Valentine's Day decoration, too! Blessings!

Angie said...

LOOOOOVE all the V. Day decorations! You are so talented! I always look forward to your posts!

honeysuckle said...

I love coming to your post because you always have beautiful things. I am always inspired. I am also posting Valentine's ideas. Thanks

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,
I love all your pretty Valentine decorations! You are so creative!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!! I need to start decorating too!
Love, Paula

Victoria said...

My sweet sister bought me one of the hearts that you bought at Target last year. I absolutely love it!

All your valentine decor is so beautiful!

Christa said...

I really, really enjoyed your site today. It was just what I needed, great work!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, I just love your blog! I so much enjoy my visits here! :) I love ALL of your decorations for Valentines Day! The toile tissue paper is beautiful, and the letters look wonderful! The love banner you found is so cute, too! :) Actually, EVERYTHING is cute! :)

By the way, I was wondering if you happen to remember where you bought the beautiful red on white pattern fabric that is around the little table on your blog header. I have been looking for something just like that for a while now, and have had no luck. I am looking for a bright red on a clean, crisp white background, and this seems to be scarce. Just curious...

I hope you have a beautiful day! :)

bec4 said...

Cute, cute, cute--I especially love the toile X and O. Also, thanks for the dump recipes--they look yummy and I will be trying one tomorrow Ü

Mona said...

YOU are so creative!! I am impressed! :)

Betty said...

Beautiful decorations Manuela....

Blessings...Betty

Linda's Blue Gate said...

So many beautiful V day things..... Even before you did the V day decorating .... your home always is filled with such love and care it just shine through that "Home is where your heart" is all year long....
HUgs
XO
Linda

Tammy said...

Wow, so beautiful!
I guess I can see why you're having so many visitors here...

I would love to try to do something like you've done sometime. I'm not familiar with toile, but love the effect! :)

diXymiss said...

Fab ideas! I haven't done much in the way of Valentine decor, but your ideas inspire... Of course, it probably goes without saying that I'm particularly fond of those XoXo's! ;-)

patti said...

This is an amazing blog even for a noncrafty person. You made my day by reminding me that it's the personal little touches that make a house a home! Many blessings to you.
Patti Lacy
www.pattilacy.com
P.S. I sent this blog name to my publicist and will probably pass it around a bit!