Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Decor and a Plate Wall


Before I get to the Valentine's Day decor, I have to post about the plate wall I designed. This is the first project I undertook this year and I think it was a pretty good way to start the New Year.
I have a dear family friend, Lori, who had been collecting plates for probably 25 years now. Most are from thrift stores, some from Mexico, and others are special family heirlooms. They are all fantastic! And, as you can see, they all coordinate beautifully. 



I wanted to fill the space but with a completely asymmetrical design that crept over the door to the pantry. The result is a moving creature crawling up and over the wall and I DIG THAT!! Feel free to pin to pinterest as lost as you link it from here.

Now for Valentine's... 

One of the fond memories I have of my late grandpa is going to Bob's Big Boy when we lived in Fresno, California. I would often get the fried chicken, occasionally mixing things up with a cheeseburger, fries, and ALWAYS a chocolate milkshake. Every time we went, it was tradition for my grandpa to allow the rest of the adults to finish their meals in peace while taking my siblings and I to see the life-size statue of the Big Boy in the front of the restaurant. We would climb on him, tell him we loved him, and give him pats on his brown head. We would also do this to the statue. ;-)

  

So when these guys started popping up in antique stores, I had to snatch one. And he kind of has that old fashioned Valentine boy feel to him, doesn't he? Now he sits on our kitchen table and stares at the kids and I while we eat cheeseburgers and chocolate milk.

And please ignore the scratch in my table...

And the bad lighting in this picture.....

I swear the one thing that keeps me from being more professional is the crappy lighting in my apartment! I'm convinced my stuff would look cuter with more natural light. Urg...someday.




Valentine Table. Less is more this year. 


And how could I resist? Some of you know I am OBSESSED with all things Black Apple. This is a recent print I was blessed with by Emily called In the Spring, She Married a Bear. You can purchase it here
Isn't it perfect for Valentine's?



Valentine's cards old and new. Some by the lovely Emily Martin, which are a free download on her blog.

Happy Valentine's Day!


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