Thursday, February 2, 2017

Small Valentine Treasures

Collection of Valentine themes - from thrifted finds + playing around with a light box and black chalkboard background. 

Included a Valentine project, using free/thrifted finds, at the end of the post.

Sadler Springtime teapot on a piece of vintage taffeta with a wooden heart on a wire stand holding a pink paper love.

Again the beautiful piece of taffeta with a red lantern, Mickey Mouse card holder and the Moonlight Moods CD, all thrifted.

Used my folding light box, the taffeta and cotton fabric photos were taken in the evening with 2 small bright spotlights.

Added a bit of love to the Dream sign made in January. Backdrop is the white bead type board I often use.

Found a Valentine sauce boat, added a heart and a red wooden valentine. Background of shiny white and black dots are a tray .

Pink buttons in thrifted salt and peppers and a lidded jar. Love the vintage fabric.

I've had the vintage fabric for a few years and on my 'clean out clutter' in January the pile of fabric came to my attention (again) - kept the fabric.

Used my large blackboard as the background for the thrifted wedding topper (1950's era)  shown on another piece of vintage fabric.

Always a pleasure to revisit the past through thrifted finds.

So, a small project - before thrifted/free finds.

Cleaned the 5 goblets with in a bath of boiling water, aluminium foil, baking soda, vinegar, sea salt. Polished dry with a tea towel. Below is the before/after for a pair of goblets.

Cut hearts from a red file folder, used the doily as a base. Since two of the goblets had 25th Anniversary on their sides I made up a story of five good friends getting together to celebrate 25 years of friendship.

Chas at Let's Create posted A Simple Way to Clean Vintage Silverware and this was my inspiration for cleaning the wine goblets.


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Laura@ Little House Big Alaska
Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound Feb 17/17

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  1. Love your valentine decor. Especially the buttons. Thanks for the tip on silver cleaning. I must try it.

  2. Wow!!! Beautiful!!! I need to get my Valentine stuff far I am still exhausted from putting Christmas up and cleaning. Took the last tree down from in the gazebo yesterday and we stored it away this afternoon.

  3. Well, that was an informative post, not only for some of the great finds, but for how you shot the photos. I especially like the one with the buttons in the jar, salt shakers against the retro fabric. I've cleaned silverplate that way too and was amazed at the difference!

  4. Hi Joy ... great finds and so well presented. I have used a light box for small items and loved it. Need to get it out again, but mostly I have large stuff to picture. Will have to remember your method of cleaning silver. Love the pink buttons displayed in the salt shakers and jar.
    Audrey Z.

  5. I love the things you post. It's like walking around my grandmother's house.

  6. Such cute ideas for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing these sweet decorations.

  7. Love the buttons in the salt & pepper shakers - very creative! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

  8. Luv the button jars best

    Happy Monday

    much love...

  9. The goblets are very elegant! And you've given me all kinds of buttons in the salt shakers and pretty hearts cut out to put here and there. Vintage items are in style ALL year long! Hugs!

  10. You are in the Valentine's mood on the blog today. Those vintage fabrics are all lovely. And the cute heart shaped sauce boat is so unusual.

  11. How love are these treasures. I love the buttons. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

  12. So much discarded love, happily found and repurposed by you, clever girl! Thanks for bringing all this love to MM this week.

  13. Looks like you're having fun with your light box, Joy :) I have one rigged up in my workroom--it's not perfect, but it helps a lot. So fun that you picked up just the right items to create a sweet Valentine's display. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm--

  14. Some really fun thrift finds Joy. I've found a few Valentines cuties at our thrift too. Those goblets sure cleaned up wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Great finds. Love that floral fabric you used as a backdrop! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  16. Love all the thrift finds, especially the Mickey & Minnie card holder. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould!

  17. Thank you for Sharing at #overTheMoon!

  18. Happy Pink Saturday, Joy. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day. I always love seeing your treasures.

    This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥


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