a few more Val. odds 'n ends

PurplemoonFebruary 3, 2012

Luvs had asked about a close-up of my stacked plates on the kitchen counter, so here they

are....

And a few more Valentine bunnies. The crackled bunny and bird on a small corner shelf by bedroom got some roses. The hearth hare and candleholders just got the little wire stuff from DT for decoration. I should have put more effort into that, I know.

And speaking of roses, in 2010, our 40 Anniversary, Jason and Suzie sent me 40 'purple' roses! I saved the petals and put them in this jar, along with a photo I'd taken when I got the roses. I cut the photo down to just the outline of them and put it in the jar so I'd always remember how beautiful they were. Its also on that little corner shelf. I added a white bow is all.

And a few years ago I bought a white ceramic heart at Michaels, decoupaged a purple rose on it, and added an old skeleton key. So here the 'Key to My Heart', on the tea-cart. (photo is blurry, I must've moved)

Oh, and while I have your attention, LOL.... Awhile back I told you I saw a tutorial on a blog about making your own Mercury glass. I did it, then forgot to take photos. Both the vase and candleholder were clear glass from GW. I liked that the vase was 'ribbed' for texture. But it didn't turn out as good as I'd wanted.

hugs, Karen

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phonegirl

Karen, so glad Luvs ask for a close up of the stacked plates. So much prettier up close! Your shelf turned out so neat. Love the candle holders and bunny on the hearth. The wire garland gives the extra touch needed for this.

What a neat jar of memories you have. This must thrill the kids you cared enough to save the petals and a picture from the 40 Anniversary bouquet. The 'Key to My Heart' is awesome. Love the old keys.

I think your mercury glass turned out pretty. The candle holder is shaped like my mercury glass ones. I am so glad you decorated this year!

Punk

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 10:30PM
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Purplemoon

I just realized how dark the photo of the 'mercury glass' was, so I went back and lightened it up some.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 11:15PM
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jeannespines

Those pics of the faux mercury glass sure look good, PM! Way to go, girl!

Your memory jar of purple rose pedals is precious...I love that & the memory behind it! And you added some more Val-bunnies! So darn cute...you have the best collection I've ever seen! Love 'em! The candles/sticks look nice on the hearth. Everything's comin' up 'roses' at your house!
TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 11:17PM
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christmascandy

Okay, now you've done it. You have some amazing Valentine decor and now I have to get going as I got caught up in assembling a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and have been neglecting my decorating, LOL

I used to love jigsaw puzzles and found a Kincaid one that I had received for Christmas a couple of years ago and never got around to assembling, so once I start, I can't stop!!

Puzzle done, so after seeing everybodies pretties on here, I need to get going!

I am so glad you had a change of "heart" about the focus of your Valentine decorating, cause you sure have some wonderful pieces and have created some beautiful vignettes.

TFS,
Candy

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 11:34PM
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nana2010_gw

Thanks for sharing these pictures, Karen, the stacked plate is so pretty. I love that you saved the roses from your 40th Anniversary, what a nice way to display them.
I think your faux mercury glass looks great.
I'm so glad you felt up to doing some decorating.
Nana

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 8:54AM
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slinkey

Karen..glad I got to see this post.
Your stacked plats are arranged so pretty.
Love your memory jar and the sweet story about the roses and the picture of them.
YOu did a great job preserving them - their color is still so vivid.
Great job on the mercury glass. I like the pieces you chose.
I've played with a few pieces too...I added some gold to the silver for a little added interest.
jane

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 12:20AM
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