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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Valentine Vignette

I just hate thinking up titles for blog posts. And deciding what to write in the post. I could never be a writer. As soon as I start typing, my mind draws a complete blank and I have no idea what to write. I had that trouble too when I sold on eBay when it came to writing the descriptions. Complete, BLANK!

But I do like to talk, and I do love to show pictures. So we will be brave & just wing it.

I did most of my Valentine decorating this past weekend. I've already shown you my mantel, today I'm sharing this little cabinet that sits at the end of my kitchen cabinets. I not literally sharing, as I kind of like this cabinet and would like it to stay at my house. But I'll share photos of it with you.

I'm having a real hard time these past few months feeling very creative. It about kills me trying to think up something new and not do the same thing year after year. And not having any money makes it doubly hard. Luckily paper is so cheap and hip hip hurray for Dollar Tree. And I don't want to forget all you fabulous lovelies out there in blogland who provide us with "free" printables.

My cloches are the hardest thing for me to decorate right now. In this one I placed some Dollar Tree Valentine picks inside a vintage bottle. Not very creative, but it will do.

Then I made some quilled paper hearts as fillers. I learned how over at Under the Table and Dreaming. Stephanie always has fabulous tutorials and makes the best stuff. And since this was cheap, and oh so easy, it was right up my ally. And did I mention they are cute? Yes they are.

My apothecary jar is filled with letter balls. I tried to get the L,O,V,E letters to spell love in the front of the jar. But I couldn't get them to stay up the right direction. How dare they not cooperate. So I took out these letters and will use them elsewhere in my decor. I just have to figure out how to keep them from rolling away.

I did hang this thrift store heart ornament and a key from the lid.

There are so many "free printables" out there in blogland right now. I found this one at Betty Crocker Wannabe. I love it!!!

I wish I knew how to make these kind of things. But why do I need to when there are so many of you out there who will do it for me.

That has always been my mantra, "Why do it myself when I can get someone else to do it for me". I'm basically lazy at heart.

I changed out the ribbon on this book page wreath for one that looked more like Valentine's Day. I actually bought this ribbon last year at Christmas. But since it doesn't have anything on it screaming "Christmas", it also works for Valentine's Day. More bang for the buck.

The "Be Mine" heart was another "free printable". This time from Pizzazzerie.

And there we have a little "Valentine Vignette". Which basically cost me nothing since I already had everything on hand.

I have a few more little vignettes that I'll share through out the week. And hopefully I'll get my china hutch completed. I'm still trying to figure out what to put under my cloches & in my apothecary jars that doesn't cost much money. Or takes much effort. So until then, I'll bid you farewell.

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  1. Gotta say I love it! Bewdiful!


  2. Kim, it looks like a million bucks. I love how you put the paper wreath in the frame!

  3. Really cute display Kim! I know just what you mean about having a hard time post titles and writing... but I think you do just fine on your posts! I really love your the little silver heart and key on your glass jar too!

  4. Gorgeous. Of course I am drooling over the cloche and apothecary jar, beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. Wow, I feel like I haven't visited your blog in forever! Where have I been? Your vignettes are always so beautiful, a treat for the eyes! I love everything, I'm going to check out that Betty Crocker site:)

  6. What a joy it must be to visit you. Always such wonderful display of the season.

  7. Hi Kim,
    That is a very lovely vignette you have there.
    Really like the love picture with the love chapter
    all printed out behind the word Love, that is really neat!!
    Hope you have a Great Valentines day,
    Blessings, Nellie

  8. You really have a knack for pulling together creative vignettes. I love it all!

  9. That vignette is as cute as anything! You seem to be able to take practically nothing and make it into something adorable. It's amazing. I love the little red hearts in the cloche...


  10. Your Vignette is just perfect. It's inspiring me to get up and do a little something.

  11. Thanks for sharing my printable. It looks great in your vignette!

  12. I really like all of your V-day decor! I wanted to stop by to tell you that I gave you an award!