I am not one to decorate for Valentine’s Day or so I thought! Yes, I love to decorate for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas, but not Valentine’s Day.
So, onto my subject of Hearts ♥ and decorating for Valentine’s Day. Yesterday while shopping I bought a package of red glass hearts, with the intention of saving them to use on my feather tree for next Christmas. After looking at them I decided to put them on my white feather tree and placed it in the front hall with my little antique looking bears making a sweet vignette. After that I started to organize the corner china cabinet in the living room, I opened a box which had little polka-dot candle hearts and some splashy red hearts that light up! OK, so I decided that I would put them into a heart shaped basket I had put away and put them into the family room. . .then I found a heart shaped wooden dish and well, it all just took off! I then started to look around my home to see how many places there are “hearts” which are out year round. I found them in stitchery's, my little bears each had a heart, one is wearing a heart shaped locket and the other holds a heart made from an old quilt, I have a angel that stays out year round and she is holding hearts made from another old quilt, I found game boards with hearts, hearts made from buttons, a brass heart shaped candle holder, metal cookie cutter hearts and molds, a glass heart shaped dish filled with. . .Candy Hearts!, a little rock shaped like a heart that was found while walking, a tiny glass heart my hubby gave me years ago, which I keep both in a tiny little wagon with locks of my grandsons hair from their first haircuts. I found lots and lots of heart shaped items; on calendar pages and in pictures. So, maybe I do not really decorate for Valentine’s Day, I have to admit my home is filled with Hearts!
And, I do not want to leave out my Raggedy Ann dolls which I make (lately when time allows)with their special hearts and my Raggedy Ann and Andy story books and one of my favorites being Raggedy Ann♥s Candy Heart Wisdom filled with precious sayings. . .from the works of Johnny Gruelle. I used one of the sayings on the photo of my Raggedy Ann I made years ago.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day. . .how many heart objects are in your home? Here are a few of the Heart shaped items I found. And let’s not forget the saying. . .
HOME IS WHERE THE ♥ IS!
“When love fills our hearts happiness is everylasting”