February 11, 2013

♥ ♥ ♥ Valentine Hearts and Vignettes ♥ ♥ ♥

Like every year I enjoyed creating some decorations and putting together some vignettes for Valentine’s Day.

This year I made some heart picks from fabric and lace scraps and put them into a painted peat pot.

heart picks

For the large hearts below I used vintage linen, linen covered buttons and all kinds of laces.

Lace Hearts

With two teenager cats in the house, it can be quite challenging to crochet something, but I managed to make a couple of hearts while they were asleep. Instead of crochet yarn I used twine that I had bought in a hardware store.

Crocheted Heart

A tiny old coin wallet, that I had found in an antique store last year, became part of a small Valentines vignette.



This sweet teddy bear sits on a heart shaped box that I had covered with fabric. The beautiful lace heart was a gift from my dear friend Marie some years ago.

teddy bear with heart

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a most wonderful Valentine’s Day, dear friends! Hopefully you’ll get spoiled a lot.

I’ll be linking up with

Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

Blissful White Wednesday at Timewashed

Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground





Astrid Maclean said...

Soooooo beautiful!
Happy Valentines!!

BECKY said...

Just love all of your pretties, Julia!! Especially love the hearts in the peat pot!! So very lovely!!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Tudo belo!!

morkaren said...

Skønne kærligheds symboler, ja selv bamser udstråler kærlighed. knus morkaren.

Lululiz said...

Oh my goodness, those heart picks are the cutest little things in that flower pot, I adore them! Of course, all your vignettes are just wonderful. You sure know how to create the perfect little settings. Great to see you posting, I hope it means power and broadband are ok again.

Wendy said...

Such beautiful hearts! Hope you have a blessed Valentines day!

Jayne said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Julia, love them all. So nice to see something that isn't red for Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's day to you Julia. x

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Absolutely beautiful, Julia!!! So glad to see you've been creating and able to post!!

I've started an email to you but keep getting interrupted!


Okio B Designs said...

Your heart wands are just lovely. I love all of your Valentine's Day goodies!


Shopgirl said...

Rverything is so beautiful, Hugs, mary

♥ Erican Vaaleita Unelmia ♥ said...

Sooo beautiful <3.
Love those hearts <3
Love, Erica

Bente said...

Beautiful hearts. The little bear is so cute.

Have a great day

Angela Richardson said...

Your hearts are so beautiful Julia. It's always a joy when you post.
I love the little hearts in the pot and all your lovely white.
Hugs and smiles,

marda said...

What beautiful hearts.. each one is perfection. Love the vignettes.

Tina said...

All your hearts are so pretty dear Julia. Looks so pretty and decorative.
Is that an old coin purse in the photo - LOVE that ;-)

Tammy said...

Hi Julia, sorry to hear about all the power outages and the internet problems. That would be very frustrating. If our internet starts to go slow for even one minute, my boys start to freak out. That's how reliant everyone is these days on having internet service. All the gifts you received and made in the previous post are so beautiful. And your hearts here are gorgeous, too. It looks like Dorset Buttons on some of them -- did you make those? Hope you are having a good week so far. Best wishes, Tammy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Everything is so precious, you are just so creative! Love the little heart you made with twine. Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
your hearts in the pot are so adorable and I love the old coin purse.Of course all of yur hearts are gorgeous:)Have a Happy Valentine.
Sending hugs,

Sandi said...

Such lovely Valentine projects and vignettes! Love those heart picks!!

Lady Pamela said...

Everything is my favorite! May I post your photos on my Pinterest board? If you would like to check it out, follow the link on my blog
Thank you so very much.

Fabienne said...

Waouh!! It's like a present for me, because I'm a Valentine!! My birthday is at this famous date, and i do love your work .

Unknown said...

Your work is stunningly gorgeous and very inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. happy Valentine's Day! :)

Różowy Zakątek said...

Happy Valentines!!

Anneke said...

dear julia.
what a lovely work.
the bear and the hearts are gorgeous.
how are you doing in Albania?
hugs to you.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

I love all the sweet heart vignettes and everything looks so pretty and vintage. Really love how you have used twine for the heart.
Happy Valentines day to you dear friend and sending love


Sarina said...

Hi Julia,

What a lovely bunch of hearts.
So romantic.
Happy Valentine,


Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia,
was auch immer du angreifst und verschönerst, wird augenblicklich zu einem zauberhaften Unikat, zu etwas ganz und gar Besonderen, und es ist immer dekorativ. Allein schon wie nett (und an einen nostalgischem Bonbonstand erinnernd) deine Herzen am Stil in dem Spitzentöpfchen aussehen! Die Garnrolle mit den Notenblättern - warum komm ich niemals auf solche Ideen?! Und dieses Posting hat mal wieder im wahrsten wie auch im übertragenen Sinne viel Herz - denn man spürt deine Herzlichkeit aus jeder deiner Dekorationen! Ich drück dich ganz lieb, wünsche dir ebenfalls einen wunderschönen Valentinstag und schicke liebste Streichler an Cecil, Dottie und Barney ♥
♥ alles Liebe, Traude
PS: Danke für deine lieben Zeilen zu meinen letzten beiden Posts! Ich freu mich immer so sehr, wenn du es schaffst, den Stromprobemen zu trotzen und mir zu schreiben!

Dorthe said...

Hallo liebste Julia ,
Your post is a wonderful proof of your way of creating ,-and adding beauty to your home.
The hearts in the peat pot looks so adorable, and the bigger ones are so beautiful made, with old laces and the fabric buttons.
And what a great idea to use twine to crochet with -the heart is so sweet, and I love the old purce,and your LOVE arrangement and the bear with dear Marie`s beautiful heart .
Every vignette so lovely, and vintage .
Dearest Julia, I hope ,your Valentine will be sweet and cosy,-my husbond don`t do a thing with that, ( I know!!) but I will think about you tomorrow dear friend.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Michele said...

Oh, Julia! You are so talented and I love love love your beautiful post!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your Valentine pot is so darling! I wish I could grow a bouquet like that! Love the vignette too. So many lovely things to look at!

Kadee Willow said...

Julia, what a lovely post! And my eyes lit upon the vintage leather coin purse. I have started collecting them as I just love that people used to put their change in them. Unlike today's generation (speaking of my boys,here) that frowns on carrying around all those bits. Me? I love change!!!

Donna said...

Your hearts are so pretty! I especially love the picks that you've added to your peat pot, what a great use of vintage linens & lace!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your projects--especially your Peat pot--so cute!

June said...

Valentines Day at your house is always full of so many pretty things Julia. I love your sweet-sweet hearts in the peat pot. And your bigger lace hearts are beautiful. I always love coming here to see what you have been doing my sweet friend.
sending big hugs your way!!!

Hane said...

What a lovely colllection of pictures ! Happy Valentine´s Day to You too !

Shane Pollard said...

Dear Julia

Lovely Valentine hearts you've made and so beautifully displayed in the sweet peat pot!!!

I love everything you do - such an inspiration.

Shane ♥

Reserl said...

Liebe Julia,
sehr schön dein herziger Post und danke für deinen lieben Kommentar und deine Genesungswünsche an mich.
Ich wollte dir eine Mail schreiben aber irgendwas stimmt mit deiner Mailadresse nicht, vielleicht liegt es auch an meinem grippeverseuchten Kopf, keine Ahnung auf jeden Fall geht die Mail nicht raus??.
Ich wollte dir schreiben, dass da geschnittene Baldrianwurzel drinnen sind in den Mäusen und wenn du es nicht so eilig damit hast, dann mach ich dir gerne welche für deine Katzen, wenn du magst dann einfach noch mal Info an mich mit deiner Anschrift.
Alles Liebe von Tatjana und Happy Valentine

Terri said...

Hello Julia,
Your Valentine post is so romantic and with so many beautiful things to see! I love it! I adore the hearts on the sticks. They are precious! I really love them all!
Happy Valentine's Day,

Junkchiccottage said...

It is all so beautiful.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Such beautiful vignettes. I love that little coin purse!
Happy Valentine's day. :)

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Glad you were able to outsmart the cats. Everything is beautiful. I love your heart pics. Such a cute idea!
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

PattieJ said...

Absolutely beautiful! All of it!
Happy Valentine's day!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love all of your valentines treasured the ones in the peat pots are adorable! I am so excited you will be coming to the dress form ball! You have a gorgeous blog I am so glad you found me so I could find you. It seems just when I think I have found every great blog out there...I find another one!


Pat C. said...

Everything is just ♥love♥ly, Julia! How sweet you were to allow your teddy bear to celebrate Valentine's Day, too! xoxo

Mom E. said...

Love your heart picks, the vintage lines and lace hearts and the twine crocheted hearts! I want to try that! my friend just asked if I knew how to crochet hearts...i have a pattern we will see if I can follow it! LOL
hearts to you, Dearheart,

Sarah said...

Sweet! Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with delights.

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful Valentine Decor!

Such a nice visit with you today.

God bless, Amy

Rosalie said...

Das sind ganz zauberhafte Inspirationen!
Liebe Rosaliegrüße

Unknown said...

What pattern did you use to crochet your heart? I love the use of twine! Very vintage!

Lisa said...

I love what you did with your scraps, & the valentine lollys are adorable! I want to reach into my screen and swipe that coinpurse but I won't because it looks so cute holding little treasures.
PS Hope the internet is being kind these days:)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thanks for stopping by, I see you must be busy getting ready for the ball!!


bohemiannie! art said...

Such dreamily beautiful vignettes! I love each and every one of them...but that first picture ----- yummmmmm.

ornate splendor said...

Aah, c'est tres jolie! Love your Valentine vignette - the bouquet of hearts is so creative and so beautiful. I'm a long time admirer and new follower. Happy Creating, Catherine

Lynn Stevens said...

So many lovely Hearts!

Boxwood Cottage said...

So da bin ich wieder, ich wurde vorhin unterbrochen weil es klingelte. Ich hab ja die Herzen hier schon mal still bewundert, aber jetzt habe ich erst verstanden, dass Du das eine Häkelherz am Bügel (ich liebe es auch wie Du Deine Bügel so schön verzierst) selbst gehäkelt hast. Es sieht so alt aus, dass ich dachte es wäre ein altes Fundstück. Ich habe es eben an den Türgriff unten im WZ gehängt, wo auch die schöne Tasche hängt, die Du mir mal gemacht hast und es passt wie sollte es anders sein perfekt zusammen :)

Das weiße hübsche Spitzenherz mit den Wäschknöpfen hat einen Platz an der Schranktür gefunden und leuchtet herrlich weiß gegen das braune Holz.

Es ich einfach toll, wenn man Deine kunsthandwerklichen Kreationen hier sieht und sie dann selbst in den Händen halten kann :)

Sagte ich schon, dass ich von Deiner Idee mit den kleinen Stoffherzen an den Stielen in dem so schön verzierten Torftöpfchen auch ganz begeistet bin?

Roxy ist heute den ganzen Tag mit unserem Auto weg und ich hab endlich mal Zeit hier in Ruhe zu stöbern und zu kommentieren.

Boxwood Cottage said...

P.S. Die alte Coin purse ist ja auch ein toller Fund und so schön in Deiner Vignette!

Christie H. said...

I would like to make this hearts picks item & post back on pinterest, giving you credit for the design. Ok?

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

That's fine with me, Christie! :)