Thursday, January 25, 2007

Speaking of Valentines....

I was inspired by everyones lovely Valentine decor.In particular,Heidi's ,and Sarah's so I decided to surprise my baby when she returned from pre-school with a little display just for her. First ,I went into the backyard to gather sticks for a Valentines tree.I wired them together and stuffed them into a vintage tin bucket.


I proceded to defile my vintage valentines,by poking a metal x-mas hanger through the "spine" of the cards.I topped the tree with a honeycomb valentine ,snatched up at an estate sale for a dollar.


I got the sweet little tomato and onion girls at an after x-mas sale for 2 bucks each,but how could I possibly wait a whole year to use them?


Underneath the tree ,I used a vintage val-day hankie and a little mommy deer and her baby fawns(you may click to enlarge there sweet little faces).


My sweet Amanda also helped put me in a Queen of Hearts mood by sending me her special New Year CD mix.As usual the music was scrumtrulescent! There was even a song called Redhead girl,by the french band Air (if you do not own the soundtrack from The Virgin Suicides,get thee to a music store!).Ofcourse the vessel for this music was off the Button-Box chain! Art in and of itself.


With a peek-a-boo naughty image inside.


This lovely felt heart is suitable for wearing around ones neck. I've already torn into my lovely soap,so no pics.


...and a Chinese pagoda top,making me feel quite sassy!Thank you darling Amanda.

18 comments:

Heidi said...

Gorgeous top! Wow! You look smashing in it! Love your little tree-I bet the little Misses are just tickled!

Sarah and Jack said...

Cute, cute! I am still futzing with my Valentine trees a little. (In fact, I think I will finish them tonight!)

stilettoheights said...

I love Valentine Trees....

also, you are stunning in that top, plus your hair is FAB!!

Vanessa said...

You are one hot hot hot Mammasita, you know that?? And what did the little love-child have to say about her lovely Valentine's Day branch?????

Peta said...

Gorgeous top and you - and I love your front door!
You have inspired me to photograph my Valentine centerpiece!

Vallen Queen said...

You and the tree are both spectacular. I'm always such a sloth about decorating. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amanda Button said...

You are ever so welcome! It is very least i can do to repay you for how much you helped perk me up over the dreaded holiday season! I am so glad the top fits you...as soon as i saw it i knew it needed to fly away to the Pagoda! :) And indeed, you look amazing in it!

I *love* your valentine tree...so incredibly sweet!!!! What is it with you...you keep taking the holidays that i usually dislike and FORCING me to enjoy them! What gives??? LOL!

Mary Jane said...

How cute are you! And swell sweatheart tree. plus that doll with the long skinny legs and big eyes!!

eb said...

Oh my you ARE an inspiration - of course I love all that red - door, boots - that yummy top - and that TREE! - hmmmmmmm - that special Love day is coming up - I'm planning a little show of snow hearts, etc. photos - this is one of my very favorite holidays - xox - eb.

S. said...

Yes, you do look sassy, in a good way.

What a sweet thoughtful suprise for your daughter too!

cindy said...

awww, what a sweet mommy you are! how exciting for the little ones to come home and find that mommy love! i love the top too! i have a similar pattern that i have yet to make up...in the pile of endless 'someday' projects! it sure does look great in red! at least, in red on YOU it looks great!

AnastasiaC said...

Love is in the air!! wonderful decorations - love your red dolly... You look stunning - gogeous locks!

StephenMosher said...

Oh how lovely! The house, the chinese top, the mom.. Just lovely.

I wish you had your own mag or talk show. In fact, I wish WE had a talk show together! I think we would be more fun than Regis and Kelly and DEF more fun than THE VIEW.

Who takes your photos when you are featured in your blogtography? You know I don't like nobody but me doin your pics!!

See you soon!

xoste

mosaic queen said...

What a nice mommy you are! The Red is hot! My oldest daughter is a red head, as well as, my mother, and my grandmother had red hair too. Somehow it missed me.

Lucy said...

You look smashing, love the top! I wish I had a Valentine's tree...wahhh! Great idea for next year, although I guess it's not to late to get moving on it. I'm sure your kiddies are delighted with your decorations.

lucy

cinderellakv said...

Your tree is darling, you just inspired me to make one of my own. I love it!!

eb said...

hey - I have some surprises - chez moi - come visit - xox - eb.

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