Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Wreath

I was going to skip the whole Valentine's Day decorating thing.  My heart wasn't in it (ha ha I crack myself up.  Yes, I know I am the only one laughing).
Then I bought a couple of lots of vintage valentines and the guilt over letting them sit around kicked in.  Why buy these things for crafts and then not craft with them?!
So yesterday I laid some of them out:
I love the vintage flocking on several of them!
So many cute images and amusing verses.
All those fun graphics and in the end I went with:
These vintage paper doilies have just the right amount of yellowing and the whole thing came together pretty quickly.
I've had that twig form for...let's not go there shall we? Just put it in the category of "someday I'll make an awesome project with that".  Which of course is the story with much of my junque.
The clothes pins I got just the other day so this might be a world record for buying something for a project and then ACTUALLY USING IT!!!
And this week I actually moved my junque around enough to get the car in the garage.  FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY!!!!  Possibly the 1/4 inch rain/sleet/ice storm which took forever to get off the car on Saturday was just the kick in the rump I needed.
Maybe I'm on a roll...
Junque on peeps!
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lvroftiques said...

Well I agree with you, those are way too cute not to play with! I just love vintage valentines! Vanna

Sue said...

Luv those vintage paper doilies on the wreath, Carrie. Glad you can finally park in the garage now. I can barely maneuver around mine- I have got to get a shop or booth!

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This wreath is so shabby and cute! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

It is interesting how one thing leads to another. Be it the Valentines and doilies or the weather and the garage or any number of things. You think you are doing this and end up with that. Half the fun for me. Thanks for sharing!

Jann Olson said...

Well, you made me laugh. Great play on words! The wreath turned out cute. I love the yellowing of the doilies. Visiting from Knick of Time. Now a new follower.

very merry vintage style said...

Your vintage Valentine's are lovely and your doily wreath is pretty sweet too! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Okio B Designs said...

That wreath is perfect! And those vintage Valentine's are to die for! I bought some off of Etsy a year or so ago and I get very excited each year when I break them out!


outjunking said...

I enjoyed the trip down memory lane with your Valentines the vivid reds, the flocking. They don't put much care in design any more.
Have a great week,