Valentine’s Day Crush


Valentine’s Day was made for people like me.. hopeless romantics that see the world through rose-colored glasses. I love surrounding myself with pretty things, and Valentine’s day is just one big, fat excuse for filling the house with flowers, heart-shaped pillows and and other pretty things. I collect flowers from our farm and dry them for use year round. Here I’ve combined Gay Feather wildflowers with purchased dried lavender.  The heart-shaped pillow is actually an antique pin cushion that once belonged to my grandmother.  The first order of business when I inherited it was to extract the pins hidden in the middle of the pillow. (Can you say ‘ouch’?)  The basket is a vintage sewing basket that I have re-purposed.

basket of flowers and heart

Not only do I love flowers and frilly things, but I also love vintage silver. It’s beautiful in shape and patina.  Here I displayed a few pieces in an antique cream pitcher with a Valentine Day’s heart pillow I made years ago. I made them for a craft sale, they didn’t sell, and so I kept them. Now I am so happy they didn’t sell, because I love having them.

heart and spoon

Valentine’s day also makes me think of sitting  in a rocking chair on the front porch, wrapped in a quilt, enjoying all of the walkers go by in my new historic neighborhood. They are very friendly and seem happy to be taking a stroll through such a pretty neighborhood.


When I think of Valentine’s Day I also think of my mother and father-in-law. They were devoted to each other, in a touching way I rarely see any more. Below the silhouette is one of them as a young couple.   She had very thick wavy hair as you can see.

valentine roses


This Valentine’s Day I sure hope you slow down long enough to enjoy your loved ones. Have a cup of tea in a pretty cup, take a long soak in lavender scented bath, read an engaging book, enjoy rocking on your front porch.  I’ll be thinking of you while I enjoy some special time on my front porch.



I’m joining these other fabulous blogs this week.


Monday, January 27:

The Everyday Home
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
AKA Design
Setting for Four
Create and Babble

Tuesday January 28:

White Lace Cottage 
So Much Better with Age
Town and Country Living
Top This Top That
Vintage News Junkie

Wednesday January 29:

Marty Musings
Stone Gable
Confessions of a Plate Addict
Cupcakes and Crinolines
Hymns and Verses

Thursday January 30:

Worthing Court
The Tablescaper
Celebrating Everyday Life
Our Southern Home
A Stroll Thru Life


  1. says

    What beautiful Valentine’s vignettes! I love your pitcher of pink roses! We used to have wild roses that exact color growing up – so pretty! I love your little fabric hearts too Anita!

  2. says

    All of your Valentine touches are so pretty and sweet, Anita! I especially love the pin cushion that belonged to your grandmother. I have a pillow that my grandmother made that means the world to me, so I understand how much you must love this treasure. The fabric hearts are too cute displayed on your mug stand, btw!

  3. says

    Beautiful vignettes for Valentines Day. Love all your fabric hearts. When the new house if finally finished I am going to be on a creative tear!!!


  4. says

    What wonderful touches of Valentine’s Day you have there. I really love that silhouette of your mother/father-in-law. What a treasure that you have that. I absolutely loved it when we lived in the historical district. That is the only house I really regret we sold. xo Diana

  5. says

    What treasures you have from your the silhouette of your mother and father in law..and the precious pin cushion of your grandmother’s…since I have no items from my grandparents I try and save special things that I think my granddaughter would like…your treasures truly make your heart happy!


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