Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

What a day...the day of love.

While my fellow, Ben, certainly loves me, he doesn't really like to celebrate Valentine's Day. He still hasn't used his "fresh baked cookies" and "free massage" coupons that I gifted him last year. Oh well. I guess I'll have to celebrate the day of love here with all of you instead! I suppose I'll do that by showing you my little Valentine's Day feather tree.
I made this table top feather tree for Christmas a few years ago and last year I decided to leave it out and decorate it for Valentine's Day. It was such a success that I decided to make a tradition of it! I collected all of my heart shaped and small pink and red ornaments and filled the tree with them.

Most of my ornaments are extremely old...like this venetian dew covered cardboard heart from Europe.

Some Victorian era glass ornaments grace the tree with their presence right along side a newer rose shaped ornament (on the right) that only looks old...I think because someone stored it in a wet basement, causing the paint and silvering to flake off. Luckily I think it looks more charming that way!

The little piggy ornament is my favorite. It came with my antique Christmas feather tree but I thought it was much better suited for Valentine's Day.

A collection of handmade vintagey figures sit at the base of the tree....

...made by Magpie Ethel, Hatu, and yours truly!

And finally a lonely fellow all dressed up with no where to go. Still searching for his Valentine I presume.

Happy Valentine's Day!

2 comments:

Jenny Holiday said...

Oooh it is all so so sweet and magical!! :) And those aqua candles just set everything off...;)

Wishing you a super sweet and happy day!!!

XOXO Jenny

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Loving that tree...happy day dear!