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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Looking for Love

What's It Wednesday #153
Here it is just four days until Valentine’s Day and I’m ashamed to say I’ve done no decorating. I started wandering the house to see what I could pull together quickly. Nada. Saddened, I started to wash a few dishes in the sink, and it hit me.

I love this planter that hangs on the side of the cabinet. The ornate design is what drew me to this piece. Notice the top. Hearts, the symbol of love. Here was my theme, and I decided to run with it.

I have this great old mirror in the entry with another heart shaped hanger. Add a loving couple, a candle, and a pretty pink wreath and I call it done!

I remembered a lace heart that I have in an old metal frame.

It is striking paired with my new “old” scale and iron stone pitcher I found. Things were starting to come together.

Why there’s even a big proclamation on my porch for all to see. A double heart glider and two cherubs with a planter filled with…

heart shaped leaves!

There in the family room, how could I have missed it? A wire balloon shaped birdcage, made with a heart pattern.

I added this sweet angel holding, what else? Three carved wooden hearts!

Can’t you just see the love in this vignette?

No… really!? Can you see LOVE?

It’s right there in this pretty wire heart given to me by Carol over at Art and Sand, just because I liked it. She’s such a sweetie! Isn't that perfect for Valentine's Day? I guess I don't need to search any further, love is already here!

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bj said...

I love all your hearts...
thanks so much for hosting.

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello Gorgeous! I love stopping by your amazing party each week. Thank you for hosting. Please take a moment to stop by our party. We would love to have the chance to party with you twice! Happy Tuesday Lou Lou Girls

Sarah said...

Love it when the hearts are ones that are part of your everyday decor. The hanger for the potted plant in the first image is fabulous. Wonderful piece of heart!
Thanks for hosting and Happy Valentine's Day!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful collection Patty - that Angel with the 3 hearts is my favorite
( 3 hearts always represent my kids ! )
Thanks so much for hosting - have a wonderful week and a beautiful Valentine's day
♥ ♥ ♥


Everything is lovely and pretty Patti! I love everything you have for Valentine's; specially the pink wreath and that sweet angel.
Thank you for hosting and have a very happy Valentine's

xinex said...

Beautiful stuffyou have! Lovely features too. Thanks for hosting!....Christine

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'd say to did pretty good pulling all these hearts together. Love that scale and the beautiful wreath and mirror. Thanks so much for hosting and for featuring my Vintage Goods sign.

Jill Harrison said...

that wire heart is so sweet. Sadly no decorating here for Valentines Day. I think it will pass us by as we have our grandies staying over so their Mummy & Daddy can have special time together.
Have a lovely week and thank you for hosting.

Jeanne said...

Hello Patti, I finally decided to join your awesome Wednesday blog party. Your Valentines post is charming and lovely. It is full of great photos that speak Happy Valentines Day.

Thank you for hosting.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti,
You and I were thinking the same with our latest posts! Isn't it fun to go around and see what you already have out that works so well for the occasion? Love the photo with the pink wreath and candle and mirror, gorgeous!
Have a "love"ly week!

Art and Sand said...

It was fun to scroll through the comments to see what everyone's favorite is. For me, it is the heart glider. I love that you are surrounded by hearts that you didn't even notice.

Thanks for the sweet shout out!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Great V's day decorating! You really did have so many wonderful "love" pieces! Thanks for hosting!

Poppy said...

Hi Patti,

Your collection of 'hearts in hiding' are all lovely. For me, Carol's creation is big and bold, and you can't miss it!

Thanks for the party!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Oh, I love what you did with the pink wreath, mirror, and sculpture. It's so pretty! I also love the doll and the wire balloon! Thank you, so much for the feature too, Patti.

sweet violets said...

Thanks for hosting this lovely party. It is my favorite party to always have something interesting to post about!! Love all your collections....xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for hosting
my door hanger !!!

Deanies Stash said...

I love all the hearts you have throughout your decor. See you had decorated and didn't even know it! Happy Valentine's Day!

Hugs, Dianne

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The heart shaped leaves are my favourite!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!


Teresa said...

Love everywhere. You just have to pay attention and open your heart (and mind) to it.
I'm always in the lookout for heart shaped things in nature and there's so many... it's heartwarming.
I love the way you weren't going to do anything and end up with a lovely statement that you didn't need to do because it was already done and gathered here and there, like Love should be.
Wishing you Love on Valentine's and always,

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Patti you always make things look so beautiful! You put a special sparkle in every holiday and beauty in everyday life.

Happy Valentines Day sweeties!

Blessings, Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

Unknown said...

You really do have the love of Valentine's Day all over your house and you didn't even know it! I especially love that brass plant hanger. Thanks for sharing and for all of the great features too. Happy Valentine's Day to both of you sweet ladies.

Alessandra said...

Gorgeous S. Valentine's decors in your cozy home! The pink wreath, the two lovers, the sweet angel..everything so lovely.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your home looks so festive with your beautiful Valentine decor! I love the wreath Carol sent you! Great features and thanks for hosting!

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Shopping your home for special occasions is always fun. You did a beautiful job in putting these precious items together for Valentines! Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

You had sweethearts all over the house and didn't even know it. :) I have that same heart rocker. My boys gave it to me for Mother's Day one year. When the weather is warm I enjoy it every evening after dinner. I am honored to be featured this week. Thank you :) A new party is starting this month over at my place. Hope you can join in. xo

Rita C at Panoply said...

Well, Patti, your post just goes to neither have to spend a lot to create a mood, nor do you have to go looking for love - it's right here! All such wonderful little touches! Thanks for hosting this party.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Love the romantic items you found around your home! I used to get what some would call the "tacky" stuff and decorate for the kids but since they're all grown up and gone I quit.
I just found a mirror that has similar overtones to yours- I'll probably include a copy one of your pictures in a post about it- hopefully that's ok! Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Liz

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Yes, you are right, LOVE is in the house! :)

I love going around the house and finding things to decorate with. Almost as much fun as shopping for new!

JP said...

I love the features that you have for this week, Patti....Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for hosting!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Your cherubs are so sweet! There is no doubt that romance is in bloom at your home :) Thanks again for hosting the party...we have so much fun stopping by for a visit every week! Have a lovely Valentines Day....
Karla & Karrie

Vel Criste said...

love that pink wreath vignette! Thanks for hosting!

SarahBeth said...

Just goes to show that if you look closely enough you can find hearts anywhere! You pulled together some very lovely Valentine decorations. Love the mirror with the couple and wreath, and that sweet red haired angel!
Thanks for hosting and have a happy Valentine's Day!

Crystal said...

Thanks for the party! ;-)

Susie said...

Well I just love all the wonderful things you have pulled together and so thoughtful too. Blessings for a great valentine's day. xoxo,Susie

Susie said...

Well I just love all the wonderful things you have pulled together and so thoughtful too. Blessings for a great valentine's day. xoxo,Susie

Bente said...

I love your decoration. That mirror is just gorgeous.
Hugs from here

Curtains in My Tree said...


I had no doutes that you had a bunch of hearts around your house.
Love the mirror and that last wire heart, and of course the angle doll with her button wings

Tea in the Library said...

How lovely to find love all around us! Thank you for hosting. It's always a pleasure to join in.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great post, Patti! See? Love is in the air all around you! Thanks so much for hosting! Glad to link up!

Burlap Luxe said...

Love your mirror Patti,
You put on the best parties sharing all the creativeness out there.
I am sending you some Valentine love over just incase you don't post until after the 14th

I hope your day is as filled with hearts as your home.
See you soon beautiful.

Dore .

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti. For someone without any heart you sure have a lot of it. Really beautiful collections and I love the little wire one and I spotted it right away..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love how you found all your pretties right there all along! I love your pink wreath <3 Thank you for hosting! xo Karen

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello sweet friends. Thank you for the feature. I am so grateful. I love the hearts.

Happy Valentine' Day.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so happy to be joining the party tonight! Lots of beautiful blogs to visit! Thanks my friend! Hugs, Diane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What great features. Your Valentine decor is WAY more than I have up and it is adorable!


Linda said...

Patti, Don't you just love how one little observation can begin a whole stream of creativity! Thanks for sharing all those wonderful hearts. I have 2 little Willow figurines on my DR table with mecury glass votives. They are holding the sweetest little hearts but alas, that's all I found. Have a good day! Linda

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

Okay, the heart shaped leaves made me laugh. I actually don't have any Valentine decorations up because we have Mardi Gras decorations instead.

ileana-carmen said...

Hello! Thank you for hosting us again. Happy Valentine's Day!

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Your vignettes are beautiful!!! I love the mirror one the best. Thank you for hosting and Happy Valentine's Day! Hearts, Beverly

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

So pretty ~ and all you had to do was loo ~ it doesn't get better that that. Happy Valentines Day!!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Yup, if we look for it love is all around! I often see hearts in a lot of things and a lot of places. You had plenty of love in your home. Carol is a sweetie! Love your gifted heart! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the hearts and all of your pretty decorations! I don't do a lot of Valentine decorations...I love the idea of hearts!

Maria said...

Great link ups at this party! Glad I stopped by to share! Hope you have a great Valentine Day tomorrow..
Hugs Maria, if you have a few minutes stop by Fabulous Friday and link your party too

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Hi Patti,
Got a kick out of all your hearts
that you found. Funny how we can
get so used to things that sometimes
we don't even notice the details at
Your pretty vignette with the pink
berry wreath and the black and white
vignettes were my favs, but they were
all pretty.

Hope you have a Wonderful Valentines
day hon,
Blessings, Nellie
and thanks for hosting!

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti, the mirror, the loving couple, the candle, and the pink wreath is just perfect for Valentine's Day - simple and pretty. And that doll, it's adorable.

Aahh, Valentine's Day, the day of love.......and you ladies have so much love. Is there anything better than that?


Jennelise said...

Gorgeous! Thankyou for the link up!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Patti, it looks like you are surrounded by love everyday of the year. No need for you to go looking for love!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Pura Vida said...

such pretty reminders of a sweet day!

LV said...

Mercy, you are just full of heart today.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Happy Valentine Day to you. Love your beautiful post. So inspiring . Thank you. Love and hugs Sujatha:)

Unknown said...

You have so many beautiful things. I love that wreath, it is so versatile! I am visiting from my first Pink Saturday. Hope you'll have time to visit.

Laura Turner said...

So much fun to travel around your house with you on the quest for Valentine's decorations! Love what you found!

bj said...

oops.....will come back later....

Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance said...

Hi Patti! Popping over from What to do Weekends tonight to let you know we are featuring all your beautiful little Love touches on the new party! Keep linking them up and feel free to pop over and pick up your Featured button.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance


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