We have been home for the past several days because of snow so it has been the perfect time to work on my new dollhouse and get out the Valentine decorations.
Before I get started I wanted to thank Kathy over at HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY for featuring my dollhouse as the most viewed thrifting post of her party.
Here are the vignettes I created, I hope you enjoy them.
I used some vintage lace, ornaments that I added pretty embellishments to and some candy boxes. Hubby knows if it isn't a pretty box, don't buy it! When it comes to candy boxes, it's not what's on the inside that counts, but what's on the OUTSIDE! *winks*
The paper valentine, calling card and postcard are all antique. The round tin had a rose scented candle in it once upon a time and the LOVE heart is a Longaberger basket tie on that has always been my favorite.
Another antique postcard...
Below is the piece of lace with cherubs pulling a cherub in a cart that I got at a garage sale over the Summer for $2. And I even got the handpainted cherub heart dish for $2 at an antiques mall.
The bon bon dish and tongs are antiques also.
So as you can see, I had fun creating Valentine vignettes but when all was said and done I decided to keep the below items on the dining room table.
Took the candy boxes to the parlor and put them on the parlor table,
and a few of the other things were placed on the pier table in the parlor. I call it a parlor but it's really just our living room. ;-)
And then the dolls house got decorated for Valentine's Day just a little bit too. The dining room table is graced with a white pitcher and red roses from Hobby Lobby, a heart cake, a metal cupid, 2 presents and a teddy bear waiting patiently in the chair. Notice the little gold cherub pick in the roses, isn't it cute?
The table in the kitchen has been decorated with a couple of cakes, a ruby glass pitcher, and a tea set.
Speaking of tea, what TIME is it?! It's tea time! Not really, I just wanted to show you a few of my miniature tea sets and tell you about the cakes and clocks. Marie from Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie, who by the way makes the most fabulous dolls you've ever seen, by creating a miniature theater scene in the dress part of the doll. Well she has "takin a liking" to my blog and my miniatures and because of that she sent me a box full of miniatures that she didn't need! I have never had anyone send me something like that free of charge, I have only ever received things like that because I buy them off of Ebay! So that was very exciting indeed and I felt very honored that she chose me to have these! The case clock was a kit and I just finished assembling it, it was a perfect snow day project! Thank you again Marie!
If you enjoy miniatures and would like to have a chance to win one of three wonderful handmade giveaways then please visit Lady Fanaberia's blog.
Well that is it for now, thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does
not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
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WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula
WE CALL IT OLDE with Dawn
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY with Pamela
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TEATIME TUESDAY with Sandi
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
BERNIDEEN'S TEA TIME with Bernideen