Friday, January 20, 2012

Vintage Valentine Decorations

Good Friday morning everyone!  It is sunny and 38 degrees here today in SW Virginia, but they are calling for rain all weekend.  That's okay because that will make me stay indoors and maybe do some crafting!

I kinda quit enjoying Valentines when I got too old to give them to my friends at school.  I loved  decorating the box to sit all lined up with everyone's on the shelf awaiting those adorable valentines that were available in the 1960's and 1970's.  I would choose so carefully who got which valentine.  I sure didn't want to give one to a boy that I didn't like that would make him think I did! 
I would never haven given the above Valentine to an icky boy! 

We never had any Valentine decorations at home when I was growing up.  The only thing my mom decorated for was Christmas.  But, I do have a few decorations in my home now.
Isn't this little fellow adorable?  He sits on a cloth heart with a ribbon that says Valentine.  I bought him at an estate sale a couple of years ago.

This one is my very favorite!  Of course, it's a Pixie planter! 

And take a look at this little miss with her heart shaped planter!
Why did they quit making such cute things?  Whose decision was that?

In other news, it looks like my sewing machine may be history.  My step-brother worked on it for 4 hours yesterday and couldn't fix it.  He is going to try again today, but he thinks it may be the computer card in it and if it is, it will cost more than the machine is worth to fix.  So I guess I am on the hunt for a new sewing machine!  Hmmm... this weekend is my Birthday!  That's a good reason for a new sewing machine isn't it!
Blessings
Linda

p.s. I'm linked up to : http://romantichome.blogspot.com/ for Friday Show and Tell!

4 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those little pixies are precious! I collect pixies and have never seen a planter!
♥ Happy Birthday to YOU! ♥I hope you take the whole weekend to celebrate, too! HAVE FUN! Eat some cake for me! ♥♥♥

Shirley Hatfield said...

I don't do a lot of fancy sewing...so when I got a new machine I got a Kenmore with all MECHANICAL parts. No untrustworthy computer chips...just parts that can be replaced without having to call the "Geek Squad." I'm so sorry you have to go through this.

The Cranky Queen said...

I cannot believe it! I have the same little cupid sitting on the heart pillow...I love all the vintage holiday decorations. I have an old post from last year on my vintage Valentines decorations. Check it out... Thanx for sharing. Tiffany

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for visiting me! I love your little pixie platter...it is so adorable! So sorry to hear about your sewing maching...that's a bummer! Wishing you a wonderful Birthday weekend! I hope you get spoiled! Angie xo ps- did you know that your comments on blogger are set at 'no-reply' so no one is able to reply directly to your comments?