Friday, February 5, 2016

Brown and Pink for Valentine's Day

Happy February everyone! 

For this Valentine post I decided to use browns and pinks. I used my brown plush Victorian frame as the inspiration piece. I had always wanted a velvet frame with the doors that open and when I saw this one at an antique mall a couple of months ago I knew right away I had to buy it, even though it is BROWN! So I decided to add some pinks and lace and make it a pretty post. 




Okay ladies, if you want to have a romantic Old Fashioned Valentine's Day
then you might want some pretty teacups and lace and linens 
with a monogrammed S  for Sweetheart.




And for your Sweetheart you might need some chocolate




But before you get the chocolate 
you need a Sweetheart to give the chocolate to,
so who is behind the doors of the frame? 

Your Sweetheart of course!




If you're not happy with this Sweetheart




 you might prefer one of these Sweethearts




or maybe one of these Sweethearts,
they were special enough to have their faces on a pin.




And once you've chosen your Sweetheart
you'll want to make a Valentine for him




or if you're not feeling very creative,
you might want to buy your Sweetheart a postcard instead.




You may want to have a vase or two on hand
just in case your Sweetheart brings you flowers







and you may want to have your cranberry glass cordials ready too




and when the evening is over, you'll want to see him to the door 
and thank him for such a lovely time
but whatever you do, 
just don't let him know you were wishing 
you had picked the other Sweetheart





Just say goodnight, close the door behind him and turn out the lamp.




May your slumber be filled with SWEET DREAMS!


Thank you to Kathy over at HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY for featuring my Antique Oil Portrait post.

I am linking up to the following parties...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TEACUP TUESDAY with Martha
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
BTTCG with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY at Create with Joy
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann and the gals
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SIMPLE AND SWEET with Jody
VINTAGE CHARM with Sharon and the gals
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry

32 comments:

  1. Aren't you so clever and very romantic. Such a sweet post with so many lovely romantic treasures.

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  2. I want a SWEETHEART !

    your velvet frame is wonderful and I have never seen another one like it,where it opens up.
    I'll be on the outlook for another one for you or maybe for me

    you have such sweet items in your beautiful victorian home Gina

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  3. Dear Gina:
    What a cute posting! I simply adore all those old photos. What great fun. I love that lamp too. The pins are amazing. My hubby has one with men in all old top hats! Gina, I was wrong about saying we had 12" of snow. Our neighbor told us last night we got 20" of snow! We could hardly get our car in the garage.

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  4. Oh oh oh! I absolutely adore this post. I am kind of a nut about brown. My friend says I live in Brownsville. Pink and brown are just lovely and soft and so perfect for your style. That frame is to die for! Well done Gina! 💝

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  5. I envy you of all your knowledge about your Victorian Treasures. And you have some really nice treasures shared today. Love the velvet frame, linens, tea cups, those vases are really special. Chocolate is always a good thing. Looks like you will have a pretty nice Valentine's Day. Hope you get some flowers!

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  6. What a fun post! I enjoyed it a lot and chuckled at the end.

    Dianne

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  7. So many pretties not sure what I love the most! Are the pictures family pictures? Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Hi Ann, only the two men in the walnut frame are my relatives. My maternal great grandfather and his brother.

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  8. Oh Gina, what a sweet post. I love your pretty tea cups but I enjoyed the vintage cards and photos the most. All the handsome sweethearts were easy on the eyes. Such elegance and grace in those days.

    Great minds think alike... Ha Ha Wishing you and your sweetheart a happy Valentine's Day.

    Janet

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  9. Gina, your post is really cute and very entertaining! So many fun things to look at. Thank you for the smile and have a wonderful Valentines Day with your sweetie!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Dear Gina:
    Now that was a very clever and makes us smile. I loved all the props for this little "story" too! That brown photo album is amazing. If it could only talk!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Sweet post! I love the cranberry glasses.

    Thanks for your visit and nice comment.
    Carolyn

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  12. Thank you for this nostalgic Valentine post. The twist at the end made my smile. Ah, the fickle heart! Happy Valentine Week, Gina!

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  13. Hi Gina,
    This is such a dear post. The gents look a little old for me. Lol. Who can part with these photos? Do you know these fellows? I have seen vintage photographs like these for sale in antique stores and wonder why their families parted with the pics. Such pretty teacups and vintage cards. Happy Valentine's Day Dear Gina! Karen

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  14. Hi Gina. Always love to see your beautiful collections. That little dish with the chocolates is similar to one I have, except the flowers are orange and it doesn't have any chocolates! Love the Bank of Cupid! Thank you for visiting me and leaving such kind words. Usually the comments come on my e-mail but this time it just showed up on the blog. Do you think it has something to do with all the problems that different ones have complained about with Google?..Happy Valentines to you and your hubby..Judy

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  15. Lots of pretty valentine treasures!! Love seeing all your pretty things

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  16. Dear Gina:
    I am answering your question here. A "high" table is just like your regular dining room table rather than a coffee table!

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  17. Gina, thank you for visiting and leaving the kind words. I am drooling over the lace linens under your cranberry cordials. Lovely Valentine post. Hoping your Sweetheart has something to fill your vases! Debra

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  18. Ha, ha, Gina; too cute! Yes, let's hope that we don't wish we had picked the other sweetheart. This is the first time in years that I didn't do a pink and brown Valentine vignette. I have a few things that are fun to play with, but wanted a change. Love your linens and the cordial glasses! Happy Valentines and thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. oops, it's like buyers remorse with the sweetheart if the first one chosen doesn't work out! I really enjoyed your cute post...it made me smile. And those postcards...Bank of Love unlimited. Hee!

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  20. Hi Gina, Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment, Love your story and the way you tied into all the pretties! Love those cordials! Have a great Valentines Day!

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  21. Cute post!! Love all the pretty things in the pictures.

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  22. Oh so many pretty things in this post. Love the frame and old photos. The teacups are gorgeous. :)

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  23. Your vignettes are so pretty...and I've also used pink this Valentine's. There are so many treasures in your post and always love to see teacups.. Happy Valentine's day!

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  24. You always have something pretty going on. A wonderful post.
    I wish I could get my creativity back. Happy Valentines Day - Betsy

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  25. You do have such nice things to play around with, Gina. Very pretty vignettes.
    Amalia
    xo

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  26. I was a bit surprised to read "brown and pink" together for Valentine's Day, but you definitely changed my mind. I have some lovely dark brown truffles wrapped in pink paper that are calling to me right now.

    Hope your Valentine's Day is lovely.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  27. Your Valentine vignettes are all so heavenly. I've always loved brown and pink together but you proved how really lovely it can be. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm and I hope to see you back this week. sb

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  28. Gina,
    This was such a beautiful post!! So well written and what a showcase of lovely things that you shared with us today!! You need to do a Valentine's Tree, my friend!! LOL!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  29. Your valentines are beautiful! And, I always love chocolate! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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