My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Valentines Day Tag. . .

It all started with the arrival of a couple of vintage items in the mail Thursday afternoon.

Recently I won a give away from Cindy at Old Time Farmhouse It was $30 to spend in her etsy shop.  The minute I started browsing I knew just what I wanted.

Then a day or so later I wanted a second peek at it.  I went back and found something else that took my eye.

When they arrived I thought, they are so cute. I want to use them in my Valentines displays.

So that’s what got me playing a game of Valentines Day Tag.  I began having ideas run through my head of Valentines sayings using my new vintage treasures.  I pulled out some craft items and started making tags.

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This is the item that I picked first.  Isn’t it SA-WEET! I tried to keep this tag very simple.  It needed that old fashioned feel.

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And here’s what I spied when I went back for a second look.  What made me fall in love with this fan was, of course, the red center.

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As you may have noticed, I didn’t stop there.  I started tagging several more vintage items.  What’s a girl to do when she’s having so much fun?  I had picked up this pair of locks  a while back at D.I.  I thought they were tag worthy.

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From there I went to this old bowling pin.  It belonged to my youngest son when he was a teen.  He hasn’t asked for it back yet. I think it’s ever so cute!

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I decided that I didn’t want to over do the tag thing (like I hadn’t already). . .so I just laid this one on an old book.

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This old camera is one of my most favorite vintage finds.  Had to tag it!

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After that I started thinking of a lot more sayings.  I had to tell myself, “settle down Jann, you haven’t even pulled out your Valentine boxes yet.

Not sure they will stay like this, but I put my tagged items on this table for a photo shoot.  Do you ever wonder if they feel like we are the Paparazzi?

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At first I wondered what to do with the cord from the fan.  Then I thought it was kind of fun to use it as a garland.

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How about you?  Do you ever get carried away when playing the game of tag?

Thanks so much Cindy for my new treasures.  I love them!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Funky Junk Interiors for S. N. S.

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sunday

One More Time Events for Share it One More Time

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Little Red House for Mosiac Monday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru life for Tabletop Tuesday

Junkin Joes

30 comments:

Stephanie said...

Everything looks splendid! You always do such a lovely job :)
Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Well aren't you just the cleverest thang! ;)
LOVE that cake carrier!
Congrats on your win! ♥

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh everything is so cute...that cake carrier is fantastic!

Kris said...

So cute! Love that cake server!
xo Kris

Shelia said...

Lucky lucky you! Love the little cake carrier and the fan. You did good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Art and Sand said...

This is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen. I might just have to put some little Valentine tags around my house.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of nice treasures - nice choices.
Enjoy your weekend.

Winnie said...

You definitely had FUN !!
I also love this 1st one

Old Time Cindy said...

Ya know...it does my heart good when my vintage items go to very loving homes. Your tags are adorable! Thanks for the shout out, my friend!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh WOW! You for sure get the prize for being the most creative this week! lol What fun this is!
Thank You so much for sharing with us! Erica :)

Ellie VanCaster said...

Loved your post today, it gave me a few chuckles.
You are very clever with those tags.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

A danged cute idea, darlin.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Tags are so fun. Love the cake carrier too.

must love junk said...

Very cute, Jann! :)
Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the cake carrier and the fan. You are very creative to make the tags and the cute sayings. Are you sure you never worked for a card company? :)

Kelley Dibble said...

Thanks for letting us join in in your fun!

"Tag! You're IT in my book!"
Kelley~

mimi_62 said...

You NEVER seem to amaze me, Jann!!!
What a FUN post. Thanks for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your cute tags and fun photo shoot! I have a great place to take photos in my lanai. I wonder if anyone ever sees me inside, arranging things and taking photos! It seems quite normal to me! heehee!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love your new items, too...and I love tagging things. I never really made many of them until last year and it is so much fun. I always feel like I am playing like a child when I create those paper pieces.
I started Valentines with some fabric ones today and they were fun, too. xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

I love the items that you picked from Cindy's shop...so cute with the tags.
~Cindy

Bliss said...

Those are adorable!!!

Bliss

Fran. said...

LOVE the tags!! I can see why you had so much fun making the tags for the cool vintage goodies!! I wonder Jann if you could put some cool little hearts or something? on the cord garland? LOL Just trying to get you going more!! Thanks for sharing. XOXO Fran.

Babs said...

Neat vintage things and CUTE tags. Looks like you had a fun time creating.

~ Liz ~ said...

Oh, I just love this idea! How cute! I will have to steal some inspiration from you and do this for my daughter for Valentines. Thanks, Jann!

Pondside said...

They're all so cute - your ideas are quite an inspiration.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I love all of your vintage treasures! And the tags are so much fun.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, how fun and cute. Such a great way to display such wonderful vintage items. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sumaya Warwick said...

I just love the way Americans dress up their homes for every season and holiday. Its not big over here in South Africa and I wish it would catch on as it adds so much fun and interest to life!

Very inspiring!

Thanks for sharing:)


Infuse With Liz said...

Jann you are so cute both in spirit and heart! I love your tags and the garland cord! The cake stand is a neat way to display the camera! Cute stuff!

Donna Wilkes said...

Terrific tagging on those vintage items. How creative and clever to assemble unlike items for a wonderful Valentine's Day vignette.