Welcome to The Valentines Tour!
Yay!! It’s the Valentines Tour with lots of ideas and inspiration from 14 bloggers! It’s MY turn today, and I am excited to have you here. If you are here for the first time, here is a BIG WELCOME! And if you are recent visitor, I am SO happy to have you here again.
Today, as part of the Valentines Tour I thought I would share my Valentines Shelves with you.
These shelves are in our kitchen and are a focal point in our home. Each shelf has meaningful items on it. I liked using red, white, and a little Tiffany blue for contrast.
On the top shelf you will find a book of poetry book titled “The Rubaiat of Omar Khayyan”. This book was used by Hubby’s Grandpa while he was courting his future wife. How sweet is that? They would sit in her “parlor” and he would read poetry to her by candlelight. Such a sweet story.
The Book Page Valentine Art was on my blog yesterday if you are interested in making your own. Crafting with vintage book pages is fun for any occasion. The Tiffany blue vases and jar are from a wedding I helped with last year. My white candles are tied with red rick rack for a small touch of red.
The bottom shelf is also filled with more vases from the wedding and a frame.
My doilies are held by clothes pins decorated with pre-made roses that I found at Michaels. I also found the little pom pom strand also at Michaels. Grandma crocheted each doily especially for me, her oldest grand daughter. So they are sentimental to me.
We had a sweet friend take photos of Hubby and me. I LOVE how he is holding me. It was a romantic day when we took those pictures. We didn’t plan on it that way, but it was nice to update our pictures and see our love for one another.
Adding a little more red, I tied each vase with red rick rack. Luckily enough I found “Sense and Sensibility“ at the thrift store for a $1. It’s a perfect addition for the Valentine shelves, don’t you think?
I also made the Red Polka Dot Bunting. It’s easy and so fun to hang in your home to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
And, one last angle of my Valentine shelves.
Our family came for a visit this weekend, and they loved the stories about each piece on both shelves. To me, that is what is is all about. The story behind an item, the hands that held or made it, or even read by candlelight.
And, what about the love that was behind reading poetry to court your future wife, the love that the vases saw at a wedding, the unplanned romantic date taking pictures, the doilies made by loving hands, and of course, the picture of my sweet Hubby and me.
That’s what Valentine’s Day is ALL about, isn’t it?
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Fourteen bloggers sharing their best RED and Valentine Ideas. Don’t miss out with the pure inspiration for 4 days.
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Monday, February 3rd:
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Wednesday, February 5th:
Thursday, February 6th:
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