Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Rustically Romantic Valentine

Hi everyone! This was my post over at Uncommon for their Love is in the Air Series last week. I thought I would post it here in case you missed it. 

I put together a Valentine's vignette and I wanted to stick with a neutral and natural theme and add a small pop of color for a little romance, so here is what I came up with:



 

I made tiny rosettes out of crepe paper streamers to dress up white bead board hearts.

I created another heart shaped wreath using more bead board, chicken wire, and branches cut into wood slices. 


To add a slight industrial feel to the vignette, I placed a cloche on top of an old pulley reel.











I hand sewed the three hearts. The muslin one with the Jane Austen silhouette is my favorite! 








Also, as many of you have probably heard Google Friend Connect will be gone March 1 for non-Blogger users and eventually phased out for Blogger users as well. I was visiting At the Picket Fence and saw their awesome post on a new widget being offered by Linky Tools, called Linky Followers. As you can see on my sidebar I added the widget and would love for you to start following me this way if you are still interested in following my blog! I would love to be able to continue to stay connected with you! Please go to my sidebar where you will see the new widget and click follow me. For more info and great instructions on how to set up your own account, go see Heather and Vanessa's post over at At the Picket Fence. Please let me know if you switch over so I can follow you as well!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


Dear Lillie's Valentine's Link Party

54 comments:

  1. It looks very natural-you did a great job!

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  2. Hi Melissa!

    Everything you do is so beautiful! Love this rustic and romantic post - you are sooo talented! :) By the way, I just added the new linky tool to my page too. I am now following you on yours...we shall see how this new tool works. :) Enjoy your Sunday!


    XO's,
    Jessie

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  3. Oh, how I adore those lovely burlap haearts hanging on branches. So simply and elegant. Thanks so much for the inspiration and reminder to get my V'day decorating done today! Much love, Lisa

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  4. Hi sweet Melissa!
    Everything is so romantic and shabby chic. I specially love the bottles with the tree and hearts...sooo lovely! Your talent never sease to amaze me! Have a wonderful week.
    FABBY

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  5. What a beautiful vignette, Melissa! The beadboard hearts are adorable and I love all the texture happening here. I'm not usually a fan of decorating for Valentine's Day, but I can get behind this kind of decorating. :)

    Take care,
    Erin

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  6. I love this, all the little details make it spectacular

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  7. How cute! And I love the gloves :)

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  8. i saw your link on craftomaniac and i love this mantel! my favorite part is the grouping of vintage bottles. i have so many of them sprinkled throughout the house myself!

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  9. Love the chicken wire heart! Now following you via LF & Google.

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  10. These are wonderful charming Valentine ideas.

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  11. so pretty and very inspiring! i especially love the lil burlap hearts simple yet big impact attatched to the branches! :)

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  12. Ok, very well done my dear! I just love the heart with the cut branches and the chicken wire! You make that all look so lovely.

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  13. Your hearts are gorgeous! You could leave that up all year!

    Glad you added the Linky Tool! I'm all aboard!

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  14. This is so pretty! I would love if you linked up to my Monday link party!

    XO! Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  15. So pretty!! I like everything - I especially like the chicken wire heart.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Melissa, stopping by from Craft-O-Maniac link party. I loove your creations, so beautiful! I like especially the tree with the burlap hearts and the heart you made with wood slices, I think I want to try all this! :)
    I'm following you now via linky followers.
    Greetings from Spain
    http://www.handmadebyizz.blogspot.com/

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  17. How sweet! So much Valentine's cuteness!

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  18. Love this! We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party this Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

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  19. So cute! Makes me wish I had a mantel!

    Found you on Creatively Living
    Visiting from Well Rounded, leahkoenig.blogspot.com

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  20. Pretty decor!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  21. Love all those decorations. Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

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  22. love it all! especially the heart from sticks and the crepe paper flowers! found you on Today's Creative Blog:)
    live-love-scrap.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow love the natural look of your Valentines decor! I especially love that wooden heart wreath- adorable!

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  24. I love the heart with the wood circles around it! Great job! I would love it if you would link up at our first Naturally-Nifty party #1!

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/02/naturally-nifty-party-1.html

    -Your newest follower!

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  25. Beautiful. I love all the details especially the wood slice heart wreath. I would love for you to link this to my Inspiration Board. Hope to see you there.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/02/inspiration-board-link-party-36.html

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  26. Those buttoned gloves had me at hello! SO charming! I love the little vignette in the box, too, with the folk hearts. added you to my new linky tool. andrea@townandprairie

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  27. Oh, so pretty! I love the branches with the little burlap heart hanging off it.

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  28. Oh my gosh! THere isn't anything on here that I don't love! Saw you over at Wicked Awesome Wednesday and I'm your newest Linky Follower! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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  29. I love the heart with the wood pieces. Love it!

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  30. It's all so pretty, I'm going to have to step up my Valentine's decorating. Nice post

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  31. I love the branches turned heart shaped, rustic and romantic. Beautifully executed.

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  32. It's all gorgeous but I really love your branches/heart shape wreath! love it!!!

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  33. I like the natural look, with just a few red touches! Not overpowering, I love the use of natural items like branches! Great job!
    Cindy

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  34. at a quick glance I thought you had wine corks around the heart - twigs are so much easier to find and i like the different widths - your display looks so festive

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  35. Lovely post, love all the textures for the hearts! Thanks for sharing! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  36. So very lovely!! The variety of hearts is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss and Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

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  37. Your creativity knows no bounds! Everything is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at WIW, we love having you. See you next week!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  38. Thank you so much for sharing at Destination: Cutesy Monday! I'm going to feature this post tomorrow! Please stop by and grab a "Featured" button!

    XO! Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  39. Lovely! That heart with the wooden slices is my fave. Stopping by from Serenity Now.

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  40. My neutral loving self is loving this! So pretty!

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  41. These are just gorgeous!
    - Jazmine
    keepitkrafty.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh so CUTE! I love the chicken wire and branch slices. I've followed you on Pinterest and can't wait to see more. Came over from Serenity Now. Happy Weekend!

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  43. Oh, wow! SUCH cute ideas! I love your take on Valentine decorations! Thanks for the inspiration. I'd be thrilled if you'd share this great post at my party, going on now!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-14-and-some-fabulous.html

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  44. the clincher for me are the antique keys. i luuuuurve them. the whole thing looks awesome and chic and au natural. nicely done.
    -brittney
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my random-style blog; come on by if you'd like!)

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  45. What a great post! And your chicken wire and wood heart could as well be the best Valentine's craft I've seen this year.
    Good job!
    Cheers!

    (Visiting from I Gotta Create)

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  46. I love this! The crepe paper roses are so precious, and I love the rustic look of the wood. Great job!

    I'm your newest follower via GFC and Linky Followers!

    Feel free to stop by and check out some of my crafts too, if you'd like :)
    -Sarah

    www.adventuresofourfamily.com

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  47. I love all your Valentine's decorations! Super cute ideas.

    Dee

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  48. Love the vase grouping with the branches!!!

    Thanks for linking it up!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  49. Everything about this is just beautiful! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!
    -Melissa
    http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  50. These are great ideas. We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters

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