Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Party

I had told Laurie @ Bargain Hunting (and chatting)With Laurie http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/ that I would participate in her Valentine Party. But I got to thinking, I really don't decorate for Valentine's Day. Then I remembered the ivy topiary I bought at Cracker Barrel for 70% off after Christmas. It is heart shaped and even has some red on it - a cardinal.
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Better picture of the cardinal.
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A few other hearts around the house. I took these pictures this time last year.
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketThis is a little handmade Valentine I found in with some vintage valentine cards in an antique store many years ago. When I opened it, I immediately recognized the name of the person who made the card. The store owner gave it to me. My Aunt made it when she was a very young child (she said probably first grade). She past away several years ago and was in her 90's.
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Be sure and visit Laurie to see what she and the other participants have to share with us. Thank you Laurie for hosting this fun event.
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Glenda

34 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

Very lovely hearts. What a blessing that you found your Aunt's valentine box... and the owner gave it to you.
BLessings!
Gwen

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Glenda all your jewerly is just BEAUTIFUL Girl..WOW!! love the wall paper also as I'm also one of thsoe die hard that still love wall paper ha ha!! Many Blessings to you and your honey for VD girl...Hugs and smiles to you my friend...Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I think you did good Glenda! I love all the heart shaped pics, beautiful jewerly too! Cindy

xinex said...

Your jewelry are so pretty, Glenda, and I love the topiary. The cardinal pops in it!...Christine

Linda said...

Beautiful Hearts! Happy Valentine's Day!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've been looking for one of those topiaries - it's so pretty. Is the jewelry all yours? They are beautiful. What a great story about your aunt's V'tine card! Wonderful post for the party! Thank you so much for participating. laurie

susan said...

Glenda-I cannot believe you ran across a card made by your aunt!!! That was surely meant to be! Love your topiary. You did just fine for a girl who says she doesn't decorate! Love your jewelery too! Happy Valentine's day friend!

Shelia said...

Your jewelry is so pretty and that heart topiary is so lovely! Lovely hearts!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

vignette design said...

I love all the jewelry, especially the onyx heart pin. Cute ivy topiary too.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Glenda, love the ivy and the jewelry is so pretty.

Happy Valentines,
Barb ♥

shirley said...

Breath taking! What a beautiful topiary and so many hearts..I love cardinals as they have stolen my heart.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

How sweet of the antique shop to let you have your aunt's valentine. And who would have thought they would find a childhood memory from a loved one like that. Beautiful jewelry. Rosie

Cathy said...

I adore your heart topiary! I have a little thing for topiaries;)!

All of your other heart decorations are darling...so festive and perfect for the occasion!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Sarah said...

How sweet and special to have a valentine from your grandmother. Enjoy your topiary. I have two in my centerpiece on my table. They are so pretty.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I think that is amazing that you found your aunt's valentine after all these years. What a wonderful treasure you have.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is just lovely - love the pretty topiary and to find your aunt's valentine from years ago - now how special is that?

Peach Blossom Hill said...

All very pretty hearts!

Jody

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The jewelry is beautifu, but the heart shaped topiary stole my heart. I just love it. Hugs, Marty

~~Carol~~ said...

See, you really DO decorate for Valentine's Day, but you just didn't know it! I love your topiary, and all of the sweet heart-shaped jewelry, and I think that' so amazing that you found your aunt's valentine. It was definitely meant to be!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is a beautiful post. I love the topiary and the jewelry is so pretty.

Sue

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Lisa said...

Your cute topiary has got me wishing I had a Cracker Barrel nearby. :)

Charli and me said...

Such beautiful hearts here! Very pretty indeed. Happy Valentine's Day!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Happy Valentine's Day! What a great story about the valentine! I love your topiary! Hope you're feeling a little better! Aren't you glad we missed more snow?! God Bless! Lauralu

Jenny said...

Would it be cliched to say...sweet decorations?

Blondie's Journal said...

Your topiary heart is beautiful...great deal on it, too! I love the bright little cardinal. You have some pretty jewelry there as well. I don't decorate for Valentine's Day either, but once I started looking around and being creative, it fell into place. Maybe I just wanted to go to a party really bad! lol!!

xoxo
Janie

Liz said...

I love your ivy heart! And the card that your aunt made.... how wonderful!I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

~Liz

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love that topiary!
Happy Valentine's Day, Glenda.
(I didn't decorate for Valentine's Day either, this year.)
Cass

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love your darling heart topiary! I had a real one once but nothing green survives around here...at least not inside. LOL
Happy Valentine's Day!

Manuela@TPOH said...

That topiary is great!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Manuela

Sue said...

I had a heart shaped topiary once, but my brown thumb killed it. LOL I am trying to grow more plants these days and am having a better time at it. I love your vintage Valentine that belonged to your Aunt. How fun to have it. I have been able to visit some friends lately- Mr. S is not needing quite as much attention as he had been. Yea! Things are going better and I actually have some time for myself these days. Hope to be back again soon. hugs, Sue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I always love seeing your jewelry, it is so pretty. Your topiary stole my heart. Happy Valentine's Day hugs ~lynne~

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh what a sweet story! What a lucky find!
Love the blue heart necklace/bracelet ... I'd definitely wear it!
Have a beautiful week, Glenda!
Monicax.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Glenda,

All of your hearts are just beautiful. And I love the story!

HUGS!
Leigh
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