I am a Victorian Soul, who lives in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion!! I just recently lost my Hubby Joe, who was a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am so glad that we retired at 62 years of age and got to spend that time together before he passed....I still do love Retirement!!!!


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George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Some Past and Present Valentine's Crafts

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 Since Valentine's Day is less than a month away already, I thought I would show you some Valentine's Crafts that I made in the past , along with some that I recently made.....

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These pillow like Vaelntine's ornaments were bought at the Christmas Tree Shop several years ago.....
 I wanted to add a bit more Glitz and Glam to them so I checked my stash and found this gold tinsel like trim.......
 I glued the trim to the back of the heart......
 I wanted to add some touches of red so I decided to use a red tinsel like pipe cleaner and some red ribbon flowers........
 I glued the red pipe cleaners to the front of the heart and added the red ribbon flowers.......
 These are more to my liking.....
 I wanted to dress up these plain red hearts.....
I had a few Victorian heart paper ornaments....

So I decided to glue them to the larger red hearts.....
 I really like how it added a bit of glam to the red hearts......
 And again, I really like how they came out......

I thought that I would also share some other Valentine's Crafts that I made over the years........

Like wreaths....
 I made this one using deco mesh and a wired rose ribbon......
 The bow is made out of the same rose ribbon......
 A heart shaped grapevine wreath.....
 Red and white roses, red hearts and a bow made from 2 different ribbons.....
 A small heart shaped grape vine wreath with a bow made out of red velvet ribbon with gold backing.....
 This one was made using gold and red deco mesh and red velvet roses......
 I also made some heart plaques.......
 One year, I bought a bunch of candy heart shaped boxes on Clearance and then embellishd them after we ate the candy!!!!
 This one I filled with red velvet roses........
 I also embellished some smaller heart boxes.......
And I made a few ornaments over the years.....

I decoupaged these with music sheet paper.......
 I embellished them with trims, heart stickers and Valentine's tags.......
 One year I bought these gilded gold photo frame ornaments after Christmas in Dollar General.......
 I put Valentine's tags inside of the frames.........
 I just finished decorating the Living Room for Valentine's......

In my next post, I will be sharing the Living Room decorated for Valentine's along with this Tree and the ornaments that I recently embellished.........
Since I was sick after Christmas, it seems like it took forever to get my strength back so it seems like it is taking me forever to take down Christmas......

Also my son Jim and his wife Danielle moved into a larger townhouse in the same Apartment complex where they had been living.......

I hung all the curtains in their new place for them......

I do want to show you this beautiful fireplace that they bought for their Living Room........
 Isn't it stunning????
They bought it at Bob's Discount Furniture Store........

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  1. These are so beautiful. My favorites ar the ones with the roses, especially the wreath and the empty candy box! How long do you leave the decorations out?

  2. Lots of wonderful things to see here! Hope you're doing well. I shared your link to your post about whether to continue blogging or not as I think we all go through it often.

  3. Yay, so glad to see you posted again Debbie. Love your Valentine's crafts and that beautiful heart filled Christmas tree. So precious. And that fireplace.... WOW!!! What a find. Hope you have a lovely week and that you're fully on the road to recovery

  4. I like the ones in the gold photo frames, and one of the large hearts, best.

  5. I love you Valentine decor. Especially the tree and the gold tinsel trimming. I treat myself to a box of chocolates each yr. and I save the box. I will blog them later. I also decorated a little Valentine tree. Your blog inspired me to do so.

  6. Oh, my...how romantic it must be around your pretty house with all these lovely hearts. They are all just beautiful....
    I don't decorate for Valentines Day other than a cute little heart banner.xoox

  7. Gorgeous Valentine decoration!How creative and pretty!I love the wreath,amazing!Have a lovely Sunday!

  8. Oh dear! all the crafts are gorgeous! I love them..

  9. Really, Debbie is already very prepared for Valentine's Day! I admire your talent for the work that shows us.
    Thanks so much for following!

  10. Looks like you've had too much fun making valentine crafts of all sorts over the years! I can feel the joy in your writing about each one! Thanks!

  11. You certainly have enough decorations, such great ideas, like your decoupage creations. I still have my snowman collection up until at least the end of January :)
    That fireplace looks terrific!

  12. i adore your Valentine decor. I decided to decorate a tree again for Vday. It's just a small one but haven't decorated one in a while. Love how you made those cuties with the gold tinsel. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Love the Valentines... and love the idea of decorating the tree for Valentines Day ..Oh what fun crafting ..I’m with you on being a Victorian Heart ...I really do enjoy seeing all your pretties...Thanks so much for sharing Debbie...Big Hugs

  14. These are pretty and inspiring! I love the vintage feel!

  15. Hi dear Debbie! Those hearts with angels are so cute! All so pretty, but my favorites are the angel ones! Oh, and thank you so much for stopping by my old house in the roses, it was so nice seeing you there!

    Many blessings to you and yours


  16. How fun. I love the plaques--they have almost an old-fashioned "doily" look. Lovely. :) Thanks for sharing at #heartandsoullinkup

  17. Beautiful valentine decor and love those deep red hearts embellished. The fireplace of your son and daughter in law is very nice. The marble design in front and on top is what I really like also. Looks so pretty with the intricate design. I would like to get one for my living room. I like the ambience it creates and it gives heat.

  18. All your valentine decor is gorgeous! The deep red hearts are my favorite!

    Hugs & kisses


  19. These are beautiful Debbie. Love Valentines day :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us today.

  20. Such beautiful ideas! So inspiring to get those creative juices flowing. Your Valentines truly do fit well with a retro Victorian theme - gorgeous. #heartandsoullinkup

  21. Love this Valentine post and the tree.

  22. Lots of sweet pretties here, Debbie. Hope to make some with the Grand this weekend, if we don't get snowed in again, Sandi

  23. You have made some really pretty Valentine’s Day decorations Debbie. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  24. What beautiful Valentines. This post reminded me of when I use to make Valentines. Good memories.

  25. Lovely festive Valentines, Debbie! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  26. Such a great compilation of Valentine's Day crafts! I particularly love all of the wreaths you've created. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  27. That is a really lovely fireplace your son and his wife picked up at Bob's Debbie. I'm sure they will enjoy it for many years to come. Fireplaces are the center of the house. We had one in Greece and now I miss mine so much.

  28. Those are so cute. I really should get crafting. I've saved some little containers for altered art projects but haven't done it yet. Thanks for linking with Keep In Touch.

  29. So many cute little added touches! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share Some Love. Pinned.

  30. Debbie,
    You make the cutest Valentine decor. You are so talented. Please stop by Thursday Favorite Things Since you are being featured.


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