I love Valentine's Day. This is one of those holidays that does not overwhelm my house, but still lots of sweetness.
My front window displays a collection of vintage Valentine candy boxes.
I did my love bird garland again this year. I have a good size collection of vintage mica birds and this seems to be a great holiday to display them with.
I keep up the white garland from Christmas and it will come down after the birdies fly away. The garland has Shiny Brites for Christmas and honeycomb bells for the New Year.
One of my favorite collections is old Valentine card boxes. I buy them if they are empty or full. They are not the easiest to find. I love the expression on the boy on the "Valentines for Boys" box. I found this sweet paper image at the Alameda Flea Market a few years ago. It was mounted on the red construction paper. I just add an old clip hanger for an easy display.
Instagram has seen my new lady that lives in the corner, but I haven't had her on my blog. I bought her from a local dealer and she was decapitated when I bought her. I fixed her up and she will live here permanently. I love her style and colors. The little heart shaped cutouts on the frame were an estate sale find. I have no idea who the children are, but they look sweet tucked into my decorations. My framed crepe paper tablecloth piece is front and center. I also have a few Valentine themed plates...and of course vintage honeycomb. This pair of cherubs are just awesome. I have seen them smaller, but these light up and are huge.Vintage heart shaped ceramic vases and a few other cherubs. Honeycomb garland and a few tiny Valentine heart shaped candy boxes. My coffee table gets the heart shaped treatment. They tiny cherubs are old baby rattles (in a vintage heart shaped glass container). A collection of old childrens craft magazines. The best old Woolworths advertising banner. I had the candle trimmers out for New Years (the trimmers hold a candle and hang ornaments)...I added cupids to transition to Valentine's Day. Many of my Valentine smalls get corralled into one spot. It is a shrine of Valentine love.
A collection of vintage Cherry candy boxes. I really like the graphics on my collection of HEARTS game boxes. The earliest dates to the 1940s.
And last but not least. my collection of vintage heart shaped baking tins. Picked up at estate sales over time. Definitely a house with some vintage Valentine love.
We have had some crazy snowy weather here in Portland, Oregon. Lots of house bound days due to the snow and that meant days of valentine crafting for me. I have all my crafting efforts lined up ready to list.
Heading to Etsy, Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. (pacific time).
Lots of spun heads of course.
I do bingo girls for all the holidays.
Lots of fun little figures spreading the Valentine love.
Ive got cupids.
I have kewpies.
I have birdies flying in with some Valentine love. It has been a non stop gossip fest in the studio crafting some of these gals.
It is really truly a big parade of Valentine love. It was definitely some fun snowbound crafting. Hope to see you on Etsy. Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. (pacific time)
p.s. Just FYI, I will have more than is in this post :)