Monday, 14 February 2011

My Shabby Valentine

Happy Valentines Day ! 

Hearts and the colour red, perfect symbols of Valentines day.  Here are a few of mine, dotted around my home reminding me of my life and my loves.

Above - in a corner of my home, a shaker style chest of drawers fits perfectly.  On top are two tin hearts, one red, one white, picked up from a boot sale for 20p for three, I have seen them retail for £9.99 each !  The lovely white wooden photo frame is from The  Range and cost approx £5.  In it is one of my favourite black and white  photographs of myself and No 1 son on my wedding day.  The Laura Ashley lamp base was purchased in their sale (can't remember how much I paid)  The red Shade from Ikea.

Above - 3 pretty hearts hang from the door of my work unit.  This was picked up for a song from IKEA and was a horrible grey colour, a few quick coats of paint and now its a gorgeous white work station. ( more on this at a later date).  The white wooden "LOVE" heart was a gift from the lovely Vintage Amethyst  I popped over and couldn't resist several items in her Winter sale, including the red gingham christmas tree heart. I love it so much I couldn't bear to put it away until christmas and have it hanging on the unit door.  The white wooden heart with red decoration was another boot sale find, I got 2 for £1 !

Finally, upstairs in my bedroom I have this gorgeous framed card. I bought several of them from Etsy to sell in my shop but couldn't resist keeping one for myself.  Machine stitched on Silk dupone the beautifully simple "LOVE" word says it all.  Framing the card in a simple white box frame from The Range, makes a unique and inexpensive picture.  The red candlesticks a gift from a friend were from M & S and the beautiful heart glass vase is by Lalique, a gift to me from my husband when we married (in the days before we had to count every penny).


Take a minute to pop over to Missielizzie and take part in Magpie Monday.  If you love vintage finds you will love this.


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