Monday, January 19, 2009

Having lots of fun today....
I have been busy making pretty Valentines with my stash of vintage goodies!!
I can't decide which one of these I love more. One is for my sweet mama, so I will let her pick which one she likes the best. I love the checked paper I used on the sides.I started out just planning to cover one vintage cardboard candy box, but I was liking it so much, I just used the top of the box for one of these Valentines and the bottom for the other one.I was lucky enough to go to my favorite antique malls in town this weekend. (All 5 of them!!) My excuse was looking for presents for my sweet mama's upcoming birthday. I had so much fun and found lots of little goodies. These are a few of my favorite finds. (Look away, Mama! Some of these things may find their way into your present!)

40 comments:

Lori said...

Michelle, your valentines are gorgeous!!! and you really did find some sweet goodies!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your style! Simply beautiful.

Fran

tiffany ~ Shabby Scraps said...

your valentine's are gorgeous! Great job!!
xoxo, Tiffany

Heidi said...

I love it all! I have ogled your stuff on flickr for a while now but hadn't wandered over to your blog till today - shame on me!
:)Heidi

Little Pink Studio said...

Your Valentinesa are just darling Michelle!
xo, Cerri

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

You did such a beautiful job with the valentines!! Sooooo pretty(;
Hugs~Kelly

Elyse said...

hi michelle,

how BEAUTIFUL!!! mama will be so excited!

awesome!!!

xo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello,
I was checking out blogs and found yours. I LOVE your Valentines. So pretty.I have an addiction to paper goods:) I go to estate sales and try to find them. They go fast.
I'll be back. COme visit me sometime, if you want.
Deb :)

Maria said...

OMG love your valentines. so pretty!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

hugs, Maria

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh what a sweet blog you have! Enjoyed my visit!!!!!

Hugs,
Maryjane

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your Valentines are beautiful! I enjoyed the pictorial display of your creativity.
Wonderful blog...will be back :-)

tami said...

these are beautiful! please send me one lol

debbie said...

DEAR MICHELLE,
WHAT BEAUTIFUL VALENTINES YOU CREATE. I LOVE, LOVE YOUR BLOG...I AM GOING TO ADD A LINK TO YOUR BLOG FROM MINE.
I AM A NEW BLOGGER BUT HAVE MET THE MOST AWESOME WOMEN.
HUGS
debbie

The White Bench said...

Hi Michelle! I just wanted to say hello!
Your Valentines are sooo cute! That checked paper was such a lovely touch!
Monica.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

These are really precious!

oxox
Jennifer

Rachael said...

those hand made valentines are great! i stumbled upon your blog. awesome ideas. just wanted to share these simple out of the (chocolate) box activities to do for Vday. I hate the standard flowers, and im sure others do as well.

1.Write love notes to one another, even if it’s just the word “I love you” Leave them where your partner will find them during the day.
2. Share a romantic meal. Prepare it together. Put candles on the table. Dress up. Play your favorite music. Unplug the phone and enjoy each other.
3. Give your partner the day off. Do your partner’s chores for the day. Let them do whatever they want for the whole day. When they get home, they’ll be ready to thank you.
4. Be spontaneous. Do something fun and silly, enter a kissing contest, like the Netflix Greatest Kiss Contest.
5. Find yourselves a new hobby, a chance for the two of you to spend time together . You can try a couples sports league, cooking workshops or dance classes.
6. Pack a picnic complete with candles and wine and take it to a rooftop for a romantic midnight rendezvous.
7. Give your Relationship a fresh start with a fresh coat of paint. Redecorate your bedroom to be more inviting and have an incentive to spend more time there.
8. Go on a second honeymoon. If getting out to a tropical island isn’t a feasible option, no problem....just check into a nice hotel one weekend, for some room service, relaxation and romance.
9. Embrace your inner teenager and do something fun....go to a theme park, stay out all night dancing or go to a midnight movie.
10. Exchange gifts, but set the rule that it has to be something homemade, like a mixed tape or a card. That way it will come from the heart and mean much more.

Shabby Kim said...

What a beautiful job you did on the lovely heart valentines Michelle. They are so pretty as are your new treasures you found at the antique mall. You seem to have such good luck in finding such sweet and pretty things. I have an award for you on my blog. Stop by and pick it up when you get a chance. Take care.... Kim

suzeeez said...

Beautiful! Sue

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

These hearts are really cute. Great job!

Maison Douce said...

What darling valentines... Very romantic, indeed!!
Isabel

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

love your beautiful things..and your ode to Paris is Tre' Magnifique!

paperbird said...

Michelle, these are lovely Valentines. You must have a wonderful relationship with your Mom- you talk so cute about her!

Barbra joan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog , I've looked at yours several times and love it, because Victoria is my favorite mag, so is white, Parisian text, ephemera etc. Need I say more.?

The Whispering Poppies said...

Your Valentines are just beautiful! Your dear Mom is going to be so pleased! =)

Cathy said...

Michelle,

These are absolutely beautiful. I love them both!

xo Cath

Lady Jane Vintage said...

Soooooooo pretty! I wish I was that crafty! Been a long time awa from Blog-land - Just wanted to stop by and say Hi!!!!:) Hope all is well with you and yours! Jen

Becky said...

I am just loving all the pretty things that you are using on your valentines. I am going to have to start trying to do this art. I love it.
Becky

The Faded Cottage said...

Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I'm new to the blog world and after looking at your GORGEOUS blog, I feel so honored that you commented on mine. I will be adding your blog to my blog roll. Gosh, the valentines are just so sweet!!, Janice

Barbra joan said...

Back again to visit and enjoying your valentine goodies.

shabbydreaming said...

Hi there!! I love them all!! what a descison to only pick one I think I'd say can I PWWEEZZEE have both?? LOL
Your blog is Gorgeous just like you work!
mandii

Gail McCormack said...

My Goodness they are all so beautiful!! WOW

KatCollects said...

These are so pretty, I love them.
Kathy

Leah said...

Hello, your blog is just beautiful!!

eM said...

These are so sweet! Love them! xoxo

Rebecca said...

Oh....thank you for visiting, Michelle! I absolutely LOVE your style...love your BLOG! I just MUST FOLLOW!

Blessings for a wonderful day. Your boys are beautiful!

xoRebecca PS: I'm from Cali, too...then lived in Texas for years! I STILL miss my home state and ALWAYS will! xo

Broke Bettie said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. All I can say is....SIGH. Gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Hi Michelle! You won my birthday giveaway over at my littlejunkshop!!! Yippee!!!! Get ahold of me woth your addy, so I can send it off to you...congratulations!!!
xo,
Tammy

Tammy said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got the package and that you like it! Have fun creating when you get a chance...sounds like your pretty busy! Congratulations in advance of your little one coming! I hope you are all healthy and well when that happy day comes!
xo,
Tammy

Sandy said...

Love your sweet Valentines & other goodies!

The Apiary said...

Thank you for your comment. I love these I know Valentines is a while away but I would love to know if you sell these. My mom would love one of these we both always hold on to the boxes never to use them. Only to dream of something as wonderful as what you created. You are very talented.