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Sunday, February 9, 2014


Valentine Decor

For a Valentine vignette, I gathered some symbols of love.

Valentine decor

A vintage Valentine handkerchief,

Valentine Decor

A heart-shaped china box,

Valentine Decor

A vintage Valentine card,

Valentine Decor

A faux conversation heart and a few strings of pearls.

Valentine Decor

Does anybody else remember “The Love Bug”?  These were necklaces with the VW Beatle on the front and the words “The Love Bug Loves”.  On the back was the word “Me”.  I know, you can’t believe I still have these?

Valentine Decor

A romantic plate and

Valentine Decor

A reproduction vintage Valentine fan.

Valentine Decor

The necklace from my sweetheart’s tour in Viet Nam.  He took my half of the heart, and I kept his half.  When he returned from Viet Nam, the two halves became a necklace for me.

Valentine Decor

A “Love” sign,

Valentine Decor

A ribbon-tied stack of love letters, and

Valentine Decor

A book of pictures of old Valentine cards.

Valentine Decor

I put them all into the jewelry box, which was mine when I was a teenager (and which, unfortunately, is now vintage) for a vignette on a table in the sunroom.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The Valentine party linkup is still available.  A huge thanks to all who have already joined the par-tay.  I am slowly, but surely, visiting the links.  Click the box above if you would like to link up, or if you want find links to some fabulous Valentine inspiration.  I’m so glad you visited my blog today.  laurie

I’m linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, and Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The jewelry box is so perfect for all of your pretty things. And how sweet of you to share the story of the heart halves and memories of Viet Nam. That is just the sweetest thing I've heard in a long time. Sweet hugs my friend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So many treasures. Wonderful that you still have both parts of the heart.
No V.Day decor. here this year with other things going on.
Hope you enjoyed the weekend and staying warm. said...

I am so impressed with all you've saved, how much fun to be able to use your "vintage" jewelry box! So Adorable!

The Tablescaper said...

Love your vignette in your vintage box. So neat that you have that necklace and the history behind it.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh laurie, you kept the most wonderful treasures and I love your box. Hugs, Marty

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a cute idea using the jewelry box! I love that reproduction fan valentine and the story about the heart necklace. How sweet is that!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Aw what a sweet display! Love the heart necklace!

Debbie said...

What a perfect way to display a valentine theme. I love this. I'm going to pin it for a good idea inspiration. I don't have an old jewelry box, but I love that part of it best of all.

I am so bummed that I was late to the par-tay, but I did stick my link up there three days late. It let me.

I'm trying to learn this balance thing, and I couldn't balance taking pictures and posting in to my luncheon preparation. (Especially when I felt the need to be refinishing a piece of furniture right in the middle of it all. I shouldn't have done it. I ruined the top and have to sand it back down again. Sigh...)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!

Love what you did with the jewelry box!! So pretty!!


Denise said...

It's all so gorgeous ! Blessings Denise