Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hi everyone! Today is Laurie’s Valentine Party so be sure to checkout her blog because 1) she always has fun posts and 2) lots of people are showing their Valentine decorations and you might get some ideas for next year or even this year (there’s still time).

Sign
Above is a sign I painted a few years ago. The guy who greets people at my Goodwill always says “Be Sweet” to me as I leave. Isn't that sweet!

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Vintage Valentine Cards. As usual, I didn’t get to do all the things I had planned. Just ran out of time! I did put a few things in some apothecary jars.
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I got some Christmas ornaments at Ikea last month on clearance.  I think they were only 45 cents and they had hearts so I thought they’d be perfect for VDay.
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I did finish the black cabinet in my dining room.

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Isn’t this little fork chandy darling! My friend Linda made it for me, she also made the altered bottle that’s next to the vintage cards above.

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I don’t know if you can tell, but those damask tins are in the shape of hearts.

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Some ticking stripe and black w/button hearts (also Christmas ornaments).

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I just realized that I use a lot of Christmas ornaments as Valentine decorations. This one of a pair I found at Goodwill years ago and I added the crystals on the bottom.

LOVE

My glittery LOVE sign with a tulle bow.


The rest of my Valentine Decorations can be found here:
Living Room China Cabinet
A Valentine Tree
Burlap Heart Wreath

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


66 comments:

vintage girl at heart said...

So sweet indeed!!!
I am still keeping my eyes peeled for a feather tree for you....

Mrs.Rabe said...

Very nice!

I love how you make your home a warm, welcoming and celebratory place!

Have a great Valentine's Day!

Shelia said...

Hi Manuella! Beautifulness and sweetness is always here on your blog! I love seeing all of your pretties!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What beautiful treasures you have. I especially like the doves with the crystal drops. Rosie

Vee said...

Very pretty as always, Manuela! I had no idea that there was a Valentine Party going on anywhere in Blogland, but I will be certain to visit Laurie and see what's happening. I really like your "Be Sweet" sign and not only that, I think I need it! :D

Cindy said...

Manuela, first of all I must tell you that I love your blog. I find it to be very inspiring. I get such great ideas! One of them is the sign "Be Sweet", it reminded me of my dear old aunt who always says "Sleep Sweet", whenever we have stayed with her and are kissing her good night. I think I will make a sign with that on it and hang it over my bed.
On to your Valentine decor, it is gorgeous, beautiful, but not TOO much. I love it, I think I will keep a look out for heart ornaments at the Thrift stores that I frequent. Also, I love your yellow walls and the brown and black that you have with it. I am going in that direction with my decor, slowly weeding out more colorful things. Keep up the great work! Hugs, Cindy S

bj said...

Ahhh, you always have the best things to show us..I just love your Be Sweet sign.
xo bj

Sarah said...

Sweet indeed! Hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

So many beautiful things, I love seeing them all displayed so pretty, love the tureen...cute heart ornaments,who would have thought...thanks for sharing, come for a visit...Phyllis

Melissa Miller said...

Manuela you have the prettiest Valentine items in your cabinet.
I just adore the heart shaped bird ornament. ~Beautiful done!

Happy Valentines Day! ~Melissa :)

vignette design said...

I love that chickenwire cabinet with all the pretties inside. It looks like it is lines with polka dot green paper! Too cute. I'm off to explore more of your blog!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Manuella, you out did your self my friend...Loved seeing this fun post...I just did my hutch the other day with paper Toile in the back like yours and I'm loving it girl thanks for the tip...May you have a GREAT Valentine day my friend....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Donna said...

I love all of your Valentine decorations! You are so creative!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Lovely!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, everything looks so pretty. I love your vintage cards, and you have some great multi-holiday decor. The love birds in the heart are so sweet, and how smart of you to add the bling to them. The ticking herts are so cute too. Thank you so much for joining the party. laurie

Julie Harward said...

And xoxoxo's to a very sweet lady...you have been listening to the nice man! All your things here are so pretty...have a wonderful valentines weekend...come say hi :D

Linda said...

So pretty- I love the glitter and tulle love sign!

Cathy said...

Oh Manuela...everything is gorgeous...as always!

I adore the little heart with the crystal...beautiful!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Manuela~
Your home is so pretty and definitely looks ready for Valentine's Day! Oh, and I love your black cabinet with the chicken wire, AND the back of it is so cute with the green and white polka-dots! :)

Have a good weekend!

KATHY said...

Everything looks so pretty.Happy valentine's day....Kathy

::cottage instincts:: said...

Always love seeing your vignettes Manuela. You have the touch!

Ally's Corner said...

Where did you get the Vintage Valentine Cards.

Paula said...

I love your posts and how you make your home such a pretty, inviting place. Happy Valentine's Day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So pretty, Manuela! I love your damask heart tins and so many of the other items. It's funny how so many Christmas ornaments work well for Valentine's Day.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely decorations...but then, you always do everything PERFECTFULLY whatever the season~
have a wonderful weekend.
hugs

Jamie said...

Lovily. Happy Valentines Day!

Richella said...

Hugs and Kisses to you, Manuela!

Thank you for pointing out that many of your Valentine's decorations are actually re-purposed Christmas decorations. Now that I think about it, I have at least one wonderful ornament that's actually a heart. I've never thought to pull it out for V Day.

As usual, things look so warm and inviting at your house. Hope your Valentine's Day is wonderful!

Be sweet!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Very beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

Mary Ellen

Lamp Tramp said...

Very sweet, indeed! Love your treasures, they always inspire me!

Leann said...

Happy Valentine's Day my sweet friend!

Leann

Melanie said...

Looks great. I love anything Damas like you love anything toile. I want those tins:)

Donna said...

You have the prettiest decorations! I love all your ideas and creativity. Vintage cards are a favorite.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Julie said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So many pretty decorations. Really like the framed Love picture and the doves in the heart.

Anna said...

I love hearts and bows!I loved all your photos.Happy St.Valentine's Day!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Every pic is so much fun. I love the little be sweet sign.

Happy Valentines
Barb

Tanya said...

Adorable decorations as usual. I just love all of the Valentine's cute stuff. I think I'm going to make the "Be sweet" sign to put up all year. Love that!

Linda said...

You always inspire me, probably isn't happening this year, but I can prepare ahead for next year.

dana said...

I loved your V-Day decor...the little B/W hearts are so darling!! Well,it all was! I also LOVED your burlap heart shown on your previous post!

Hope you have a great weekend! Dana

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely decorations! Happy Valentine's Day.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Dawn @ alteredartists said...

Really Pretty and I love the view from your bedroom picture!

My Cozy Cubby said...

Lovely as always!! I should go to IKEA. Those ornaments are perfect! Enjoy the weekend!

Pamela

Megan said...

Oh Manuela--how absolutely wonderful it all looks. I have a vintage black cabinet with a wire front that looks quite a bit like yours--you've inspired me to get it in order.

Sharon said...

Just beautiful Manuela :) I just love how you decorate, all of the lovely touched. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Sharon

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your cabinet is lovely. What a great idea to find Christmas that works for Valentine's day! Happy Valentine's Day!

Patti said...

I have been enjoying your blog for several days now, checking out many of your posts. I think I love toile even more than you, well, maybe not more, but at least as much. You have a great blog! I think I would like to live at your house, or at least be a friend who could stop by and enjoy it! Come visit me at my blog.

Denise Marie said...

gorgeous post...as always!

Be Sweet is really cute.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What a pretty post. I always leave your blog home feeling inspired and refreshed! Love that distressed black cabinet.

Kim said...

Lovely & inspiring, as usual!

I was at the Salvation Army & attempted to channel your thrifting mojo. It must have worked...I came home with some winners!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Happy Valentine's Day Manuela!
Such pretty decorations. Have a
wonderful weekend, Donna

Kathleen said...

I love reading your blog..you do the most creative things!
That check fork is great!
Wish I lived in Atlanta so I could come to your sale!
Happy ♥ Day, M!

jenjen said...

Everything is so pretty Manuela. I love that cabinet with the chicken wire!

XOXO
Jen

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything is so sweet , Manuela!! I love your Valentine's Day decor. I especially love the little fork chandelier!! How cute!! It made me smile!

xoxo
Janie

Liz said...

CUTE STUFF! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

~Liz

Jenny said...

What a totally lovely post. Thank you for all the time you put into sharing your treasures.

Sandy said...

Love the sweet touches!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your decorations are just gorgeous. I love that you save out some of your Christmas Decor to use at Valentine's. I never thought of that. The little boxes and the small ticking hearts are just fabulous. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Suzanne said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love all of your heart decorations, and I especially love that little fork chandy!

Miss Janice said...

Love your Valentine goodies and love the way the black cabinet is decorated! And...I love those ornaments:) Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Prior said...

Love your blog! I felt welcome from the moment I got here, like somewhere I would like to visit in person. I love your cloche! Lezlee

Storybook Woods said...

So mcuh love, well I know we all love you. Happy Valentine's day xoxoxox Clarice

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Manuella; I always love to stop by and see your beautiful home.. and the wonderful things you create... Happy Valentine's Day

Hugs;
Alaura

Kathleen Grace said...

Love the shabby white bird ornament, it is as perfect for Valentines day as it is for Christmas:>) Beautiful decorations Manuela. Have a very happy Valentines day!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty this all is -- I especially love your "love"sign.

micky said...

Your garden is beautiful. The valentine decorations are precious. Good luck on selling your home. Take care