Monday, January 28, 2013

THE LAST OF THE VALENTINE CARDS (I think)

If you’re tired of seeing my Valentine card collection, you can now rejoice, because this is my last Valentine card décor post this year (I’m almost sure).  I am partying at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.

BFT

I really only have a few cards displayed on the buffet behind our sofa.

SANTOS

BOOK

HEART UNDR CLOCHE

VASE

Q OF HRTS

You can’t count the Queen of Hearts as a Valentine card, right?

K OF HRTS

Anything placed on this buffet is visible from both sides, so, the Queen of Hearts is backed by the King of Hearts (also not a Valentine card).

SANTOS BACK

BOOK BACK

I previously shared my “snow birds mantel”.  I wasn’t ready to let my snow birds fly away, so, guess what I added to decorate my mantel for Valentine’s Day.  I’m sure you guessed correctly.  (I’m so predictable.)   I added Valentine cards!  

nmbrs card-horz lanterns

dove cards

garland mos

mr and ms penguin-horz

I also added Mr. and Miss Penguin, dressed for their Valentine’s date.

mantel

I hope I’ll see you here for my Valentine party on February 11th!  I’m almost finished with my blog overload of Valentine cards, so please do come back to visit soon.

CARD BUTTON

(Update on our grandson, Cooper:  He is improving daily.  Although he’s still on oxygen and will be for months, all of his signs are really good.  Recently, one of the nurses in the ICU remarked to my son, “I don’t know who you have praying for this baby, but tell them to keep it up, because they are doing an incredible job!”  YOU and GOD are doing an incredible job, so as the nurse said, please keep it up!  Thank you so much.  laurie)

17 comments:

Carol said...

You have a wonderful collection of Valentine pretties! Thank you for sharing with us.

Smiles,
Carol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's such a good report of Cooper. What a strong little fighter he is. I keep him in my prayers. And I love your beautiful collection of Valentines. You always decorate so beautifully for every holiday. Mr and Mrs. Penguin are sweet!

Sarah said...

Laurie, so happy to hear this upbeat news about Cooper. This little guy is a fighter! ;-)
Love Mr. and Mrs. Penguin in their fine attire. And just so you know, you are responsible for me bringing home two vintage valentines today. LOL I had an appointment that got postponed, so when I found myself with a bit of "found" time, I went to the antique mall. Both are mechanical with moving parts and are adorable!

Di said...

And we will all keep praying! Your valentines are beautiful!! Di@Cottage-wishes

Pat transplanted to MN said...

As every thing you do and share, remarkable. We are snow birding along the MS Gulf shores and it seems Valentines Day plays far behind Mardi Gras; so much green/gold/and purple decor around here. I talked hubby into stringing some globe lights across the windshield of the coach, just to get in the spirit kind of. That is positive about Cooper.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

PS I love that angel that resembles a miniature marionette??

Dewena Callis said...

That's so encouraging about Cooper! Prayer and God! And all the love floating around in your home with the Valentines. And no, we're not getting tired of them, far from it. Beauty everywhere you look.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I am in love with your mantel and that sweet banner. I think the whole vignette with the bell jars and cards on your beautiful buffet is wonderful. I love the feel of everything!
Karen

Sue said...

Lots of pretty and cute Valentine decor here, Laurie. My favorites are the king and queen of hearts under the cloche and those adorable penguins. I have one little cloche set up and will have to join you for your Linky party again this year. :-) I'm glad to hear better news about your grandson.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You have a great collection of old Valentines and you sure can find great ways to display them.

Shirley said...

The Penguin's are sooo cute..love them and what?? the last of the Valentine's..say it aint so! There can never be an end to Valentine's, or the images of love...it's in your (and mine) blood my friend...

Phyllis @Around the House said...

The cards are awesome, I was looking and looking and you just cannot find such cuties as you have, soo sweet, I am going to go on the internet and see if I can find me a vintage card or two...lol

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Laurie,
Certainly not tired of your precious Valentines. Wow, what a collection you have. Such fun. I love how you used the king and queen of hearts. Love how you made Valentine "belts" for your gals. Really enjoyed it all.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Denise Marie said...

What a beautiful lil grandson!! Hope to make the party.

Shelia said...

HI Laurie! I love it all! You have the most wonderful collection of sweet Valentine's cards! Love how you decorate for each season!
Be a weetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie said...

Oh Laurie, I'm so glad to read the update on little Cooper. That is such a huge praise of encouragement. I can't imagine how you must feel.

As always, I smiled my way through your valentine cards. Now... I know I've been away, but it seems that I have missed some of that signature Brad swooning I've come to association with your Valentine posts. Grin.

20 North Ora said...

So glad your grandson is getting better. Praying for him!!

Love all of your Valentine decor. The pair of penquins are so cute.

Judy