Friday, January 08, 2010

The Valentine Tree....I have been wanting one of those small white feather style trees for a long time now. I have seen them used to display Valentines and Easter decorations and they always looks so cute. But I have never found one in person and online they seem to cost as much or more than my white Christmas tree- plus shipping! So this year I just left up my Christmas tree and made it a Valentines tree! I wasn't too sure about it- it seemed a bit too weird (even for me!). But my boys love it and so it will stay...I guess. But I'm getting pretty tired of pulling Dylan away from it every 5 minutes! Anyway, it looks better in close ups and it's not really finished so I will just show you a few my favorite parts.I love vintage valentines! The first one is my favorite. It came in an envelope addressed to "Edward". Next ist the sweetest Mary Engelbriet envelope and a vintage playing card.
The adorable little Valentine below was a gift from my sweet and talented friend Mel! Isn't it the cutest??
I used candy canes on the tree because they fit in so well- who says candy canes are only for Christmas?
A glittery red heart garland my sweet mama gave me and a Mary Engelbriet card. Have I ever told you how much I love Mary E.? I fell in love with her artwork when I was a teenager way back in the 80's.
A sweet vintage postcard.
Doves, sparkling key (the key to your heart, of course!)
A cute little flapper lady dressed up for a Valentine's party.I have been more into pastels for the past few years, but I have and always will love red. This hatbox is a favorite find. I think the toile wallpaper used to cover it is so beautiful! And this vintage scrapbook is such a great shade of dark red.And another one of my fun thrift store finds! A super cute Mary E. pillow that is in perfect condition!I'm hoping to find time to make some cute Valentines this year. I haven't created anything since this time last year because I have been busy with this little sweet heart.Meet me here tomorrow for Silver Sunday!!
Michelle xoxo


Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Just found your blog! I love your tree and all your pretties. And I'm also a ME fan. Too bad the publication is gone. But we shall always love her and her whimsical characters. Your little cuties are adorable (the live ones.)

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Michelle,
What a fun idea love your Valentines tree and all its sweet goodies!

June said...

Oh isn't Dylan growimg up?! What a doll he is. I love this beautiful tree you are creating here. It's beautiful and I hope you show us some as you go.

just_charming_ said...

Everything looks super cute! (Including that sweet little boy!) Such a lovely post, Suzanne.

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Michelle; I love the idea of using what you have.. you have some lovely vintage Valentine cards.. And what a sweet pie he is those bright eyes and beautiful smile.. love the last one,, he seems to be saying,,, I Love You this Much..... lol;
Have a great weekend.


Joy said...

Every photo just got better and better - magical - and clearly you saved the best for last!

She'sSewPretty said...

Michele, I love your Valentine tree. I have a small red tinsel tree in my bathroom and I have not wanted to put it away. I think I am going to go put some Valentines on it and call it my Valentine tree too!!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

omg, I just found your blog and LOVE it!!!!!!!!! Super cute, everything!! xOxO deb

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

oh, btw, my Christmas tree is pink, and now maybe I'll leave mine up and make it a Valentine's Day tree thanks to you!! Love that! xOxO

Gillian L. said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I really love all your Valentines cards and treasures!


Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh Michelle!

Every display, every vignette, every corner of your home is just gorgeous! I love your Valentine trees - and am so jealous but even more happy for you with your feather tree find! You know what my favorite Valentine of all is right? Your sweet little bambino who is getting so big!!! Are big brothers off at school now? We really need to catch up! I miss you! xo-Mel