Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine Vignettes

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 patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I am joining the following parties, please come and join us.
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

32 comments:

  1. Your dollhouse is adorable. Just love your valentine vignettes!

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  2. Swoon, swoon, swoon......LOVED this post. Oh, the dollhouse decor is fabulous....that tiny cupid in the roses? Stop my rapidly beating heart! And you got such a wonderful GIFT, Gina. Oh, lucky, lucky you! Thanks so much for sharing. Your "big house" decor is lovely too, but the dollhouse Valentine decor is my fave. Susan

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  3. I just love minitures and visiting your blog has helped me from missing my dall house. I fancy the lace it really sets off the valentines. The idea of the box being beter than what is in it is just my speed, Idon't often tell others I buy lovely boxes but give away the chocolates as I don' t like them.

    Lucky you to get all. That in the mail. Love the little cake and the kitten drinking the spilled milk.
    Take care,
    Cindy

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  4. Beautiful Valentine decorations and minis, Gina. I love how you incorporated the minis with RL items. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
    Hugs,
    Lisa :-)

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  5. Such pretty Valentine vignettes. Aren't blogging friends so generous! I'm sure Marie is happy that her miniatures are being loved and appreciated by you. Valentine hugs!

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  6. What a beautiful display of Valentines Day decor! I love all of your treasures Gina. Your home looks so festive and romantic!

    The doll house is just as festive! I just adore miniatures and the cakes look so divine. The mini table is so lovely with all of it's red additions. The cherub in the floral arrangement is sooo tiny. Adorable!

    Thank you for mentioning our blog due to Marie's kindness. She's an incredible person and has a heart of pure gold. I'm so blessed to know her. She's a bit under the weather right now so I'll thank you for her for the sweet mention of our blog. Please keep Marie in your prayers.

    Many blessings, Edie Marie

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  7. Love vintage Valentines! I have a beautiful dollhouse that my grandparents made. WHY didn't I think of decorating it?! Such a great idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. Hi Gina! Oh, I just don't know where to start because everything is so lovely! I have always wanted to have a little doll house and yours is just darling! Beautiful Valentine pretties. Thanks for popping into see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Darling post! Love the vignettes and the DETAIL! Have a great week!

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  10. What a lovely collection of vintage Valentines-themed things you have. I especially like the "Love" ornament and the vintage post card. Thanks so much for sharing this at my History & Home link party this week! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  11. Your Valentine decoration and miniature accessories are so cute! Thank you for sharing the pictures :)
    Pozdrawiam :)

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  12. What a lovely collection of valentine treasures! Love the little miniatures! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  13. p.s. on Sunday, Feb. 9th....Hi Gina....I'm waiting for your next mini-post. Come on. Don't make me wait too long. I LOVE looking at your mini projects. Susan

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  14. Hi Gina,
    Your creations are so pretty and I do love how you decorated your home with them. I adore the wee doll house. It is so quaint and sweet! Thank you for visiting me and leaving such kind words! Happy Valentine's Day! Karen

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  15. Beautiful post! I love all of your Valentines and miniature vignettes.
    ~Clara

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  16. Those miniatures are just so cute!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  17. Gina, your miniatures are just so cute! I love the wee cakes and tea sets. It's always a treat to take a peek at your doll house. Thanks for coming to tea and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  18. I would love to walk through your home. Everything looks so beautiful. Valentines are perfect. Blessings, Martha

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  19. You have so many lovely Valentine decorations! I enjoyed your post so much!
    ...Nancy

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  20. I've returned to gaze upon your creative side again. I so enjoyed your paper calling cards and post cards. I have visited 4 antique big shops yesterday and looked for vintage cards and didn't find but one. I also took a second peek at your doll house and decorations for Valentine's Day, enjoy
    Cindy

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  21. All those miniature things are amazing! What a lovely presentation. Your table decorations are lovely!

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  22. Love the bon bon dish and even more with the candy sitting in it.
    Such a darling dollhouse, like that little cake sitting on the table and that sweet little kitty lapping up the spilt milk, that is really unique.
    Happy Valentines Day

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  23. What lovely Valentine decor! Your little decorations are exquisite! I didn't want to miss a single thing. :)

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  24. Gina, you have every room ready to welcome cupid! Have a lovely Valentine's Day.

    Debra

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  25. Oh Gina
    How nice of marie Antoinette and Edie Marie to gift you with a box of treasures for your doll house. That was so nice.
    Your vignettes are all lovely and beautiful just like you. Love the little bitty cake.

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  26. Fabulous vignettes and miniatures, Gina!! I hope you had a Happy Valentine's day! Thanks for your comments on our Sammy Squirrel! I'm glad you enjoyed him!
    Donna

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  27. What a lovely and romantic post. So Victorian. I love the old world feel on this post. Thanks for visiting me and leaving me your kind words.

    Have a lovely week,

    Janet

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  28. I love that you call it a parlor. Both houses are beautifully decorated.

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  29. I do love miniatures so much. It was such a pleasure to tour all of the beautiful rooms. They are decorated so prettily. I would love to build another dollhouse. So much work is involved. I really appreciate your lovely rooms and the beautiful accessories.

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