Sunday, January 23, 2011

Love Never Fails Valentine Box

I found this vintage wooden recipe box at the thrift store awhile ago.  And it languished about before until I could decide what to do with it ;) 

I had planned to use it to display some seasonal  decor and finally decided on a Valentine theme.   I left the lid open and put everything in the area where recipe cards would have gone. 

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The hearts are sewn from cotton fabric.  After turning right side out and stuffing with poly fill, I hand stitched a smaller heart to the front and then embellished with bits of lace, old buttons, rusty safety pins and rolled felt roses. 

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The love bird is my favorite!  I drew him like a hundred times before I got the pattern right.  He’s holding a chocolate brown crochet heart in his beak that has a vintage key pinned to it. 

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The tag is tea stained and stamped with “Love Never Fails” from 1Corinthians 13:8.  I put another crochet heart on it and then pinned it to one of the bigger hearts. 

Tucked them all into the box along with some greenery and berries, then tied a strip of red fabric around the box. . .  Now I can’t wait to start decorating for Valentine’s Day!

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16 comments:

by keiara - lampwork beads said...

LOVE it!! <3

abeachcottage said...

Love what you did. It is absolutely cute and very ready for valentines day!

Sally said...

Very cute! I just learned to sew a blanket stitch, so this is right up my alley!

Ginger said...

Too sweet!

DANA said...

If you have not been by already, I hope you enter my linky contest! You could be the Best of January 2011 and be showered with prizes! While you are there, I have several Valentines giveaways going on right now!

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Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Thanks for linking up at my blog bash K.I.S.S=Keep It Simple Sunday, I appreciate your creativity.

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Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Absolutely beautiful and so creative! Truly inspiring!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This is sooo gorgeous! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Very creative and so cute!

Chris said...

What a sweet decoration, and one of my favorite scriptures.

Shirley said...

Oh how sweet. I love your decorations..I love your sweet birdie the best..and the colors are wonderful.
Have a wonderful Valentine season,
~Shirley & Cupid...

Sarah said...

What a sweet box of love. ~ Sarah

Sue said...

These hearts are beautiful.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

This is so beautiful. Love all of the handmade details. Beautiful crafty style!

Thanks for adding it to The Valentines Party!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So precious! I love it! I just found your lovely blog via A Holiday Haven. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Tammy

Annie Joy said...

How very pretty! I'm happy to have found you through the Holiday Haven party and will be following your blog in the future. I look forward to visiting (and to catching up!). Annie

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