Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lots of Vintage Love



Valentine’s Day is all about romance and while I don’t go overboard decorating my house for it (hey, I live with four guys), I do embrace it, creatively. You see when I’m not watching football or writing, I’m sequestered in my art room working on whimsical wall signs and little boxes for my etsy shop. I had fun creating some for Valentine’s Day -- especially these large heart-shaped ones! I decided to display them in a mini vignette in my living room until they sell. (Had to crop this photo close and blur the edges  to avoid getting the large, plastic, Knex roller coaster in the background.)

For this one (right) I chose vintage-inspired paper to cover the top and then stacked paper scraps and bundled them together with twine to evoke a collection of love letters. I even stuck a tiny vintage picture of a guy in there! A little sprig of dried lavender was added as a final touch. I love working in miniature.

The other box (left) is also covered in vintage-inspired paper and embellished with a wood craft heart, swathed in mulberry paper.  I then secured a little key (from my stash) and a paper love note and tied them with twine for a sweet romantic touch.  

Well, I’m off to hit the slopes with my youngest. See you all back here on Thursday or Friday.


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8 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love how the blue one turned out! have fun skiing!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Just lovely - how romantic!

Vicki said...

These are beautiful! Great job with the layers. My favorite is the one with the love letters.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow! Those boxes are really beautiful!

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Renee-

Thanks for leaving me the nice comment. Your blog is so pretty. I love boxes too - especially little ones. I can't weem to say no and keep collecting them.

My best- Diane

Allison said...

The hearts are beautiful! I love this time of year... but hearts are great anytime, I think!

Tiffany Steers, Sylacauga, AL said...

Love the heart boxes, especially the blue one! I have started a new blog site. Please visit me at thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com Leave a comment and follow so I wont be so cranky lol Tiff

Nan said...

I love your blog! I also looked at your profile and see that you're a reader. We've read some of the same books! Beautiful job on your grandmother's furniture and such a cherished memory! -Nan at YouCouldMakeThat.blogspot.com