February 08, 2012

Lace Hearts and Other Valentine Decorations

 I’m back as promised to show you some more Valentine’s creations and decorations.
Sewing some lace hearts was a “must” for me of course :-). 
Lace Hearts by Vintage with Laces
Lace Heart by Vintage with Laces
Lace Heart by Vintage with Laces
Lace Heart by Vintage with Laces
Valentine Decoration: Lace Hearts by Vintage with Laces
A stamped fabric heart “served” in an embellished heart box.
Altered Heart Box with Fabric Heart by Vintage with Laces 
A tag made for a dear friend.
Tag for Valentine's Day by Vintage with Laces
 Here’s a little vignette on a hanging shelf in our living room.
Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
You might remember my vintage metal wash board that I had repurposed into a memo board last year. Now it’s dressed up for Valentine’s.
Vintage Washboard - Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
 Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
This lovely vintage heart pendant had been a gift from my dear hubby some years ago.
Heart Pendant
I like to include the old type writer in my seasonal decorations. 
Typewriter Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces

 I’ll be linking up with

Wishing you a
next week



Cindy said...

I love those lace hearts, Julia! And also all those little things on your board. Very inspiring!

Dorthe said...

My liebe Julia, such a very beautiful post, those lace hearts of yours are wonderfully sweet, all 6 of them, -the box with heart and your tag, everything so lovely and beautiful made.
Your vignette is wonderful, I never saw a 4 ecked flower holder before, here they are all round ones, so pretty with your old brooch inside.The heart hanger from hubby is gorgeous dear friend-and the board equal wonderful decorated for Valentine.
I need to bring my old typewriter inside from the shop--but where , tehe-your`s looks so great there,with the flowers.
I hope you are warm in the winter weather, and that you feels good.
Thankyou for a beautiful post, sweetie.
Love and hugs, und viele liebe grüsse von mir.
Deine Dorthe

Candylei said...


Anonymous said...

Hallo Julia,

Deine herzen sind einfach zauberhaft geworden! Wünderschön!!

Lieve groetjes uit Holland van Thea ♥

Sandy said...

JULIA *nun muss Sandy erst mal Luft holen und zwar tief *
Meine Güte was für eine tolle Deko. Ich habe noch nie zum Valentines Tag dekoriert, aber wenn ich das hier so sehe, sollte ich das wohl mal ändern. So wunderwunderschön, anders kann man es nicht sagen. Ich kann nur schwärmen und staunen. Das Waschbrett ist der Knaller. Einfach herrlich.
So Sandy geht jetzt nochmal schauen und geniessen *winke*

Minna Perälä said...

Simply stunning hearts!!!! Love each and everyone!

BEARKIS said...

Just beautiful...,admirations!!!!

Rhonda said...

Julia, your lace hearts have stolen my heart! Beautiful beyond words. You create the most gorgeous pieces.
xo Rhonda

Svetik said...

Очень красиво!!!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Love those lace hearts and all your other beautiful Valentine touches! Just lovely!

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Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
your lace hearts just blow me away:)Your Valentine deco is absolutely beautiful.Have a great day and stay warm.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness Julia I am in love with everything that you posted!! They are all beautiful!

Janet Ghio said...

Your lace hearts are just gorgeous--what do you stuff them with?

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, Julia, I just LOVE your hearts! SWOON! They are just so beautiful.

And your typewriter vignette *sigh*

I wish I could visit you and see all your lovely creations in person!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!


Lisa said...

Your hearts take my breath away! I don't think anyone does white, I mean real bright white better than you! I love the lace & how you did kind of a crazy quilt method on them. And I'm still trying to get over the monogramed pillow you did. I must go pin that one too if I didn't already.
Love it all sweetie.

Robin said...

Oh Julia, you make lace hearts that are simply the most beautiful feast for the eyes! Your tags, your decorated heart box, and all your creations are simply gorgeous. Have a wonderful week.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Is there another word to use than OHHHHHH! Those lace hearts are just fabulously gorgeous! Ok, I have no other words but OHHHHHH!!!!

Hojas que caen..... said...

Bellísimos detalles , con sabor a añoranza.Besos.Olga.

Benedetta Elisei said...

Bellissimi i tuoi cuori per S.Valentino!!!! eleganti e raffinati!! un abbraccio Benedetta

Sandi said...

I love each and every detail Julia!! The tag is stunning as are the hearts and I am in love with the typewriter and your display on it. MUST.FIND.ONE. :)

Bente said...

Oh, love those hearts. They are just beautiful.

Hugs Bente

Unknown said...

Your lace hearts are gorgeous!! i love them!!

marymac said...

All are so beautiful. The lace hearts are my favorite and the tag.

nelly said...

Великолепни и очарователни сърца и произведения. Обожавам ги истински любовни обяснения.

die Herzenswerkstatt said...

Wie wunderschön!!! Eins schöner als das andere...und auch das dekorierte Waschbrett ist toll.
Liebe Grüße,

nelleke said...

Ohhhh Julia,
Its the most beautiful post I ever see,about Valentine!

Lieve groetjes,

Jann said...

Oh, your lace hearts are just scrumptious! I love all the other photos, too!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

My oh my,... everything is so beautiful and romantic at your place. I loved all your sweet love hearts, the gorgeous pendant your husband gave you, the memo board with all the old photos and trinkets.
Thanks for the lovely visit today and all the inspiration.
Hope you are enjoying your week


Fabienne said...

Magnifique travail!! j'adore!!!!

Old Paper Roses said...

Oh my...this post is amazing!!!
Love, love it all.

Such pretty heart crafts!

Thank you for your sweet comment Julia!

Have a nice evening..
Hugs Michelle


Wow! Your lace hearts blow me away! I just did some "pinning" and I am your newest follower. LOVE everything you created.


Laurie said...

Oh, so gorgeous -- it's like a breath of fresh air, the entire post! Swooning!

morkaren said...

Oee, så smukke blonde hjerter, meget romantisk. knus morkaren.

Lily's Lace said...

What a beautiful post!! DO you take your own photos? They are perfect! I so wish I could take photos like that! I loved everything you made and how you display everything is so charming. LOVE IT!!!! xox-cindy

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Julia! These are Absolutely Stunning!
I Just Love your Beautiful Work!
Have a Wonderful Day !

NickiLee said...

I become more in awe of your beautiful creations every time I read your Blog. You certainly put your heart into every stitch.

Carole said...

I knew you'd be making the prettiest Valentines Day hearts and I was right. I know you always say that it's not as easy to find vintage lace in Germany but it seems to find you...and I'm glad. The washboard has turned out to be a fabulous place to change out for different holidays. It look great. I know love is in your heart now I know your home reflects it too.


Anonymous said...

Nein, hier gibt es leider auch keine!! Ich gehe immer zum stoffmarkt!!

Und via internet, da gibt es so viele schöne dingen! Und auch die preizen sind nicht slecht!!

Fijne dag.

Lieve groetjes van Thea ♥

Angela Richardson said...

Hello Julia,
Your hearts are the prettiest, such beautiful details, like Suzy the Bonjour is my favourite.
I am always so delighted to see your tags, each one is a work of art!!
Have a wonderful day,
Hugs, Angela.

Beth Leintz said...

So pretty- what an inspiring post- love all your hearts- who needs red and pink for Valentines Day when you've got a beautiful pallet of whites & creams!

LauraO said...

These are absolutely stunning.

Valchen said...

Just fabulous! I really love the lace heart you're showing! Gorgeous!!!

June said...

OH~MY~GOODNESS!!!! Julia, your hearts are incredible beauties!!! Every time I see one of your beautiful creations I find myself holding my breath because of their loveliness! Your Valentine inspiration board is full of darling and charming things. I adore that shot of the typewriter. Just beautiful, my sweet talented friend!
sending love,

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! So many amazingly beautiful creations to see here! I may have to go back and look over your beautiful photos again and I will definitely be following you! Thank you for sharing your lovely work! You are so very talented!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

On Crooked Creek said...

I was sure you had made the hearts I purchased recently at our local Antique Shop!!!They are so very much alike. Your vintage lace Valentines are exquisite! I adore them! Thank you for showing us your lovely Valentines made with your creative talents!

Ana said...

Oh Julia,
What dreamy creations. Love, love, love your blog...So much beautiful inspiration.

Hugs and Kisses,

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Your Creative Lacey Hearts are Incredible, along with all the other Fun vintage inspirations
Thanks for sharing, stop by my blog sometime, you're always welcome~

very merry vintage style said...

So many beautiful things here--those hearts are fabulous! Visiting from Common Ground--

Debra@CommonGround said...

Julia, these are just so beautiful, love anything lace, are you making these for sale? Didn't know if you had a store or Etsy shop. You're work is always wonderful!! thanks so much for linking up with the party! xoxo

Alexandra said...

Das ist ein wunderschöner Post mit vielen tollen Bildern. Deine Herzen sind super klasse geworden meine Liebe und in dein Tag habe ich mich auch gleich verliebt. Und ganz ganz tolle Fotos hast du gemacht. Echt supersuperklasse.
Ich wünsche dir was
liebe Grüße Alexandra

Brianne said...

Hi, Julia. Your hearts are beautiful. The boards and your decorating must make your house look so lovely. My mother gave me her wedding dress that is made of chantilly lace. She had it altered in the 1950s so that she could wear it as an evening dress with a slip dress underneath. I put it on. The lace is so delicate, just a little pull and it pulls apart. It is a shame because I don't know what to do with it. A whole dress of beautiful chantilly lace. She had bought the dress in Germany in the mid 1950s. When I see your beautiful crafts with Vintage lace, I think about cutting up the dress.... Take care. Peace. Brianne

Gaby Bee said...

Deine Valentine Deko ist einfach wunderbar. Die Herzen sind ein Traum, Julia. Wo findest du nur immer diese wunderschöne Spitze? Ich wünschte ich könnte auch nähen:)...

LG Gaby xoxox

Anneke said...

dear julia
such a wonderful post and wow, i am in love with your metal washboard and your old typewriter.
gorgeous lace layers on your hearts, and beautiful sewing work.
have a nice weekend and hugs!

Viola said...

Deine Herzchen sind ganz toll geworden, Julia! Einfach zauberhaft!!
Die Box gefällt mir auch sehr. Natürlich auch das süße tag. Ich mach es jetzt einfach kurz: Mir gefällt alles, hihi! Schönes WE und liebe Grüße, Viola :o)

Martina said...

Oh mein Gott, Julia! Das sind ja wieder ganz bezaubernde Dinge! Ich bin total begeistert! Die süßen Herzen, das Tag, das Waschbrett....einfach Alles sieht so super aus!
Haste wunderschön gemacht.
Wünsche Dir ein schönes WE.

My Creative House said...

Dear Julia thanks for all your sweet comment, yes it was so wonderful to meet Dorthe, all your hearts are gorgeous, love the way you use lace on them, love also the lovely box with a heart in,all so beautifully made, when I saw your metal washboard I remembered that I have one in the basement and asked my husband to find it, but the washboard is glass so it could not be used as you have done, hope you have a nice weekend.
Knus og kys
Hugs Anni

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
ein zarter Spitzentraum Deine schönen Herzen.
Schönen Sonntag und liebe Grüße

Rika said...

Those hearts are stunning!

Jillayne said...

Your lace hearts are just beyond beautiful Julia! I love them. They are so pretty and perfect in every way...

aboutgarden said...

HI Julia
I love your beautiful blog and yuor romantic heart !!!
saluti dall'Italia

Lynn Stevens said...

Julia your hearts are perfect!! The curves so smooth. You really are a master seamstress!
Your decor is divine. Your home must look so pretty with all these beautiful things around.
I hope your Valentines day is filled with LOVE!
Hugs Lynn

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh wow! Your lace hearts are gorgeous and their shapes are just perfect. Love, love, love your typewriter and every one of your pretty treasures.

Marge said...

I love your handworks, allways!! ♥
You are amazing lady!!:)
Your Valentine`s Day decoration is really beautiful!!

Now, I wish you, my dear friend, HAPPY VALENTINE`S DAY!!♥

Many hugs, Marge

Unknown said...

Oh Julia... everything is just so lovely! I dont even know what to look at, the lace and delicate colours and the sweet embellishments... wow. The hearts are darling too... so much beauty in one go! :D


Boxwood Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful post dear Julia I could look at it again and again. Love all your gorgeous white Valentine creations very much!
I wish you a Happy Valentine's day today!
xoxo~ Carola ♥

Anonymous said...

Hallo Julia,

du hast bei meiner Flohmarkt/Valentins-Verlosung mitgemacht und GEWONNEN!!! Schick mit bitte deine Adresse, damit ich dir das Buch auch zuschicken kann!

Liebe Grüße

Guriana said...

breathtaking!!!I love your hearts and valentines creations:))


{oc cottage} said...

BEYOND gorgeous!!!

m ^..^

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Julia,
Suzy sent me here and I'm sooo glad she did.
You have some pretty, inspirational pieces here.
I'll be back soon.
Creative hugs,

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Adore your gorgeous hearts Julia and especially your sweet typewriter...it reminds me of the typewriter I have that belonged to my Dad. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's.

OlenkaFotiou said...

I like it so much...No,i like it so-so-so much... No, i like it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
much :-)

OlenkaFotiou said...

Julia, я рада,что нашла ваш блог.
Блог очень красивый...кружевной...
Я-Оля. Родом из Беларуси,сейчас живу в Греции.
Я обожаю кружева hand made...винтажные кружева...
Однажды я нашла немного старых кружев,сделанных мамой мужа hand made в комоде, и была очень рада. :-)
От таких вещей исходит потрясающая энергетика.
Стала вашим постоянным читателем.Хотя мне будет читать блог немного трудно....из-за перевода...
Aпельсиновый привет вам из Греции!

marie said...

Hello Julia! What a beautiful post this is ~ I love your lacy hearts and the pretty heart box. The tag is just perfect too. But I think my favorite is the washboard turned magnet board. It looks wonderful all decorated for Valentine's Day! The little #14 tag is so very sweet!

Chris said...

Hi Julia, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia, hab dank für deine lieben, süßen Zeilen! Das hier ist sooo ein romantisches Valentins-Posting, und ich war eigentlich überzeugt davon, dass ich bereits meinen Kommentar dazu abgegeben hatte, aber das hat entweder nicht geklappt oder mir ist was dazwischen gekommen... Auf jeden Fall möchte ich dir unbedingt auch jetzt noch sagen, wie inspirierend, ästhetisch und kreativ ich deine Kompositionen zum Thema Liebe finde! Ich drück dich ganz lieb, leg dir noch eine schön verzierte Schachtel mit Küschelbüschels dazu und natürlich auch Öhrchenkrauler für den Cecil!
Habt einen schönen Sonntag! Alles Liebe, Traude

Vesna Maric said...

The lace hearts are simply gorgeous.

Minna Perälä said...

Dear Julia

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for your lovely heart of lace and tag. Your artwork inspires and gives me so much joy... I am so happy for my gift, I will treasure it.

Have a wonderful week, dear friend!

Hugs, Minnamarika

vintagegirlbirgit said...

Hallo liebe Julia,
ich bin sprachlos....was für schöne Herzen. Und überhaupt der ganze Post, so eine tolle Valentinstag-Deko....ein Traum. Meistens wird das Thema ja ein wenig kitschig interpretiert, da ist Deine geschmackvolle und unbunte Version eine wunderbare Ausnahme.
Das Waschbrett ist ja der Hammer!!!

Hast Du eigentlich einen Shop oder machst Du all die schönen Dinge nur für Euer Zuhause?

Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche,
liebe Grüße,

Danke für das Kompliment zu unserem Minibadezimmer!

Olga Siedlecka said...

Your creations are breathtaking! Just taken from Wonderland!

very merry vintage style said...

your hearts are just gorgeous!

Nataša said...

wow! i haven"t comment! this is GREAT idea! congrulations from heart!

Maria José said...


junemac2 said...

Julia i so love coming here and seeing your amazing pieces, Such beauty and love added to each individual creation.
Hugs June x

Cat said...

Wow, these all look so beautiful!
I love all the intricate detail,

Cat x


handmade by amalia said...

So so gorgeous!

Larain said...

I just found your site on Pinterest and followed to your website. I am in love 💝 with your ideas. I live in Australia, although I am leaving for a holiday in the USA tonight. I have a friend who worked for a thrift store she made me aware when doilies lace etc. we're in stock. I purchased a lot and am in the process of making a lace doily Doona cover. When I saw your site i could not believe my luck. You will have a very keen follower Downunder. Thank you🎀🎀