Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ken at The Great Wall of China

He is returning tomorrow afternoon.

This means I will be able to purchase his valentine candy tomorrow morning at 75% off.

Perfect timing.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Vintage China and Silk Pincushion

Many times I will see these with the fabric shattered or worse - replaced. Other times an arm is broken.

I was fortunate to find this darling about 25 years ago, in original condition. Not perfect, of course, but pretty nice.

What do you think?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

More Vintage Valentines!

Vintage valentines displayed on a pretty pink birdcage.

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

No one else means much to me,
It's yours alone I want to be.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Romantic Handkerchiefs

Okay, I have a LOT of vintage handkerchiefs. I have pulled out a few of the reds and pinks to share with you.

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

Your voice is like a singing bird,
Sweetest thing I ever heard.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Perfect Pink Lace Vintage Dress and Hat

What does a vintage-loving girl wear on Valentine's Day?

Maybe something like this!

I wish!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Vintage Red Wool Pincushion Heart

This design is so charming and so current, it's hard to believe that it is vintage!

I made my own version of a stuffed wool heart...

It was a kit from Bird Brain Design. Easy!

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

You really are so very sweet,
So charming and so clever,
I hope you'll be my Valentine
And love me just forever.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

A Gift from Grandma Moe

My precious grandmother (now in heaven) gave me this little cup. She told me it was her "hot chocolate cup" when she was a little girl.

Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

Just a little sunshine,
Just a little yearning,
Just a little heart-throb
Once again returning;
Just a spark of memory,
Just a rosy ember,
Just a little greeting
Saying..."I remember."

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Vintage Valentines

Of course this is only a fraction of the collection.

Yes, it is a problem. I am a vintage valentine hoarder!

The sentiments are so sweet on these! (Click to enlarge.)

Monday, February 06, 2012

A Hint at Tomorrow's Featured Collection!

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

I like the little things you do
That happy loyal way of you.
Your tender smile, your words of cheer,
Because I love you, love you dear.

Ken is in Beijing!

My husband is working in China where it is freezing cold!

Meanwhile, here in AZ, the boys are enjoying blue skies and perfect weather at The Phoenix Open.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Vintage Reds and Whites

Another collection!

Mostly red and white crocheted potholders - the little dresses are my favorites!

Do you love the vintage "Tom's" store display? The little clips were designed to display lunch-sized snacks. So cute, right?

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

I made a little Valentine,
All lovely lace and colors fine,
I thought of you to send it to;
Sweetheart, will you be mine?

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Vintage Rose Tablecloths

Just another vintage collection. So sweet!

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

Maybe you are bashful
But it's the proper day,
To say you'll be my Valentine
And turn your face this way.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Valentine Candy for Stitchers

Over a hundred spools of vintage Belding Corticelli Silk Buttonhole Twist!

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

I am sure that you will be
Safe right from the start,
If you will be my Valentine,
And let me have your heart.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Vintage Heart Pincushions

A little vintage inspiration for Valentine's Day!

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

Though, dear one, thou be far away,
And space forbid our meeting,
Yet in this joyous happy day,
receive my loving greeting.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Vintage Valentine Shadowbox

This project was a lot of fun. The background is gingham-print paper. Can you find the handkerchief? The little square item at the bottom right is a box of vintage valentine seals.

It was hard to get a good photo because of the glass (and the reflection!) but I hope you like it!

Happy February!

Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:

Of course you may be bashful
But think how much t'would please me
If you would be my Valentine,
And try no more to tease me.