Sunday, January 17, 2016

Valentine's Vignettes

I remember way back cutting out valentines from Valentine books (early 1960's I think, before Valentines came in packs or tear-aparts). 



It was very serious business and so much hard work cutting and printing of names for small hands. 



When DGS was small we had a stamp of his name because printing was a painful activity. Valentines were then in loose packs of cards.



DGS is now 12 and not very interested in Valentine Cards (yet) though he is very good at sharing Hugs.




A few memories shared.
Thanks for visiting and


finally, some Primulas and Love for you to enjoy.



It was fun to take things that were around the house and turn them into Valentine Vignettes. I will admit I bought the Primulas to brighten the window sill.



2015 Valentine post -  Tutorial: Grain Sack Striped Heart 





Featured by:

 Christine @ Rustic and Refined (Jan 24/16)
Brooke @Creative Country Mom (Jan 29/16)

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34 comments:

  1. Love your vignettes and what a beautiful Amaryllis? The primulas are so pretty too in the middle of winter a bright spot of living color!

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  2. Your pretty vignettes are a feast for the eyes and a reminder that I need to get my Valentine things out of the closet. It's that time!

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  3. Sweet vignettes. Love the pan turned into a chalkboard!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. You do beautiful work Joy. I haven't visited for a while but I plan to do better.
    R

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  5. Hi Joy,

    What LOVEly things you've shared today. I used to have a heart-shaped box like the two you're showing. So pretty.

    Thanks for linking in today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  6. Such a sweet vignette, thanks for sharing it with me.

    XO,
    Christine

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  7. Sweet vignettes. When I was young we spent a week cutting and pasting homemade valentines. On Valentine's Day we would run up and down the streets in our neighborhood. Knocking on doors and leaving a valentine before running quickly away.

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  8. These are wonderful heart-themed photographs and collages. Very enjoyable, thank you!

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  9. Hi Joy! Beautiful displays. You are such an inspiration. I need to do something for Valentine's Day in my booths--and at home!

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  10. Hi Joy! Beautiful displays. You are such an inspiration. I need to do something for Valentine's Day in my booths--and at home!

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  11. So cute and can't believe you've already go valentine's decor already done!!!!! Love the tart chalkboards and will have to copy...you've inspired me to get going!

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  12. love the finds and blooms

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and @LivingFromHappiness

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  13. Hi Joy. I love your Valentine post and the nostalgia of Valentine's! Your photos are lovely, too. Thanks for sharing at Two Uses Tuesday!

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  14. Your pretty display makes me look forward to February and our one little cute(!) holiday. I have wonderful memories of Valentine's Day in school--exchanging those store bought cards that we spent so much time and effort in penciling our names. The little bags of heart shaped candies we brought home. Sweet memories!!

    ***Thanks for your comment today. My mammogram seems so minor now that i've heard your story. I've been afraid to face results but they are truly life saving if we catch things from the start. Thank you and God bless you for all that you've been through.

    Jane

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  15. Lovely collage! I'll by some primulas today!

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  16. So very pretty and just right for the season. I love the blackboard paint repurposes.

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  17. When younger and in school, Valentine was a favorite day. We girls would see who go the most cards from boys. Those were the days.

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  18. Hi Joy :)

    I used to love handing out Valentines when I was a little girl. I could hardly wait to see if I got one from whatever crush I had ;)

    Your displays look darling.

    I hope you're enjoying the New Year so far :)

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  19. I remember when Valentines were delivered to the door, like my dad used to do, he would place my mom and I's box of candy and card on the porch, then knock on the door and hide to watch our surprise when we opened the door!!

    But as kids we would pull a prank, but adding a string to a Valentine, place on our friends porch, knocking on the door running off in the bushes to watch their face when we jerked the Valentine when the door was open.:( Sad when I think back. But it was all in kids fun.

    Love your Valentine display, the boxes are beautiful!!

    Thank you for stopping by to linkup on #OMHGWW this week!!
    Have a fantastic day!
    Karren
    Oh My Heartsie Girl!!:)

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  20. Such great ideas! TFS! Visiting from Dream, Create, Inspire.

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  21. Just gorgeous Joy! I hope you'll come and share at Five Star Frou-Frou tomorrow? Love, Mimi xxx

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  22. Thanks for sharing all your pretties and Valentine's Day memories with us at Talk of the Town.

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  23. Joy, I loved your Valentine memories. I have always loved the holiday and making a Valentine box in grade school was one of my favorite things to do! Enjoyed your sweet vignettes and primroses! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  24. I love each of your vignettes, but your flowers are so especially cheerful! I bet they're the perfect pop of color on a dreary January day.

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your post has been pinned to our group board. We hope to see you next Tuesday at 8 pm EST!

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  25. Sharing is what Valentines day is all about. Thank you for bringing your darling thoughts and vignettes to SYC. Jo

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  26. how fun the parties at school were...Valentine boxes made from shoe boxes...every kid dropping a card into the box...cookies shaped like hearts...fun times.

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  27. what a lovely post with so many fun ideas! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  28. Thanks for sharing these beautiful finds at Dream Create and Inspire.
    Maria

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  29. I love that first image! I remember when my elementary, middle, and high school use to Valentines Day Grams that you could purchase and have sent to other students. From students I've talked to recently not as many schools are doing that anymore. Thanks for sharing your post at Tips & Tricks Link Party!

    Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest

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  30. What a beautiful collection of vignettes, my friend. You are so sweet to join Roses of Inspirationa and I always love having you at the party :) I hope to see you there tomorrow. Hugs!

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  31. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  32. This is so pretty, I am featuring your post today at the #fleamarketfriday party! xxx....Brooke (www.creativecountrymom.com)

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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