Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day!

Although the new antiques booth has been keeping me busy,  I did manage to do some Valentine decorating this week around the house. Somehow I was able put together something that has turned out nice despite not feeling well and being short on time. As usual, I started with my mantel:

Years ago I bought these little handmade Valentine ornies from my talented friend, Beth Hodson. They are so sweet!  I tied them all along my snowy pine and red berries garland. I added lots of vintage lace, red beads, a red heart garland and some glittered cardboard cutouts.

 I also threw together something for my table and the ledge behind the table, incorporating the "use what you have" strategy. For my centerpiece I used my feather tree in a tarnished urn. It was still out as part of my winter decor, so I just took off the snowy ornaments and changed it up a bit. It is now decorated with vintage valentines tucked here and there, along with red beads and vintage tinsel.
The old Hershey's box was a gift from my husband from this past summer when he went to the flea market by himself because I was directing a summer musical. He is such a great picker!

At Christmas I used wine glasses filled with glittered snow and figurines to make mini-snow scenes. For Valentine's Day I filled them with candy hearts and vintage valentines.

Truffle candles like the ones for sale in my booth smell just like chocolate

Find of the week... antique Meakin ironstone tea pot for $10!

Pretty vintage linen with roses
Sweet little lovey-doveys from Goodwill

A bottle of our homemade blackberry wine from 2007.

My great-grandparents on their wedding one of their friends photobombing in the background... One day I will photoshop him out of the picture but its kind of funny!

My Valentine and I, 12 years ago.

Have a wonderful Valentines Day!



  1. Hi Amber...nice to meet you....I think your mantle is so pretty for Valentine's day....and the tree is just too cute.
    Have a wonderful Valentine's day with your sweetie!

  2. Love all of your festive decorations, Amber! The valentines are charming and love the ornies, too! How fun to have your great-grandparents photo on display! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is just beautiful! I love your mantel with all of the beads and vintage Valentine's spilling all over it. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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