Tokens of Love. . .

 Hello my friends,
February has arrived and Valentines Day will be here
before we know it!
 

 
It's one of my favorite holidays.  Whether we have a significant other or not, there are so many people that we love and that love us!!  I think it's important that we remember that!
 


 
The last few months I have received so much love from my family, friends, neighbors, and blog friends.  I have felt the love, thoughts, and prayers from so many of you.
 
So, I wanted to share some tokens of love to say 'thank you'!
 
It's perfect timing that Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home put together a wonderful Vintage Valentines Day Blog Hop.
 
Thanks for inviting me!
 
 
There are lots of talented ladies sharing inspiration in this hop.  You will find a link at the bottom of this post that will take you to each one of them.
 
If you are hopping over from Botanic Bleu I know that you have witnessed her talent.
 
WELCOME!
 
I hope you feel the love from the minute you enter our home.  An ornament heart wreath I made a few years ago hangs on a door from Décor Steals in our entry.
 
 
Below it is a wooden Valentines box I painted years ago sitting on a vintage aqua metal stool.  I love mixing old with the new!

 
This is a wide view.  I have to tell you that I hold a stitching group with friends at my home almost weekly.  Really, anymore we just visit and eat.  :) But a couple of weeks ago they insisted on pulling out my Valentines Décor.  Try as I might, I couldn't get them to give up.  So they did all of my decorating except the kitchen.  Really, I have the best friends!

 
This chippy cabinet is in the entry as well.  They filled my glass jars with candy and tucked in tokens of love.  I made the pom pom garland last year.

 
The Valentines village is my favorite.  They set it up and I added the bottle brush trees.
 


 
Treats and sweets!
 

I love my sweet February girl!
 

 
Who doesn't love a Valentines cupcake?
 
 
 
Now, a few pics of the living room.

 
My sister Julie, friend Dolly, and I made the jewelry hearts last year while helping with Dolly's Aunt Bunnies estate.

 
 
Little love tokens inside my pink cabinet.  A couple years I made a lot of spoolies.  They are fun to create!


 The chicken wire crown is another reminder of how special we all are! 



The mantle is decorated in red and white.

 
The rag garland was made by my friend, Paula from

 
As we enter the family room you will see my two latest vintage thrift find treasures sitting atop a Valentines quilt topper.
 

My hand appliqued heart quilt is draped over the railing.

 
I got this cute old truck from my sister, Dolores a few years ago.  It's happy to carry a load of love!  My sweet friend, Amanda made the runner for me.
 

 
 

The family room mantle is filled with lots of love. . .
 




This sweet gold party hat bird is welcoming Valentines as well.  She was a gift from a wonderful blog friend, Debby Goes Shabby


Mixing Valentines with everyday decor always gives it a different look.  I love my red topped seltzer bottle!

 
This post has turned out much longer than I thought.  :)  So, I decided I will share my Valentines kitchen in another post.
 
Here's a sneak peak.
 
 
Now, head on over to visit Carol at Art and Sand  You will love her sweet cottage decorated with love!
 
I'll leave you with a little love from the boudoir.


 
 





   
 
 hugs,
 

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50 comments

Katie Mansfield said...

This is all adorable. You have some great Valentine's Day Collectables. I love that your friends helped you decorate. How sweet. I hope you are well, Jann. I can't wait to see the kitchen. Cute stuff.

Michelle Meyer said...

Thank you for the vintage inspiration and I especially love the pink bottle brush trees which are so cute for Valentine's Day!

My thrift store addiction said...

SO many lovelies to behold! Your Valentine ornie wreath is the best! It makes my heart happy to be joining you on this hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

Louca por porcelana said...

Absolutely adorable,Jann!Hugs!

Botanic Bleu said...

Jann,
What a wonderful group of sewing friends to decorate with and for you! I love your hand appliqued heart quilt. Everything has such a treasured memory attached to it... my favorite kind of things to use in decorating.

Happy Valentine's Day,

Judith

Calypso In The Country said...

I love that chippy cabinet and all your fun items. It's so special when pieces have meaning to you! Have a great week!
Shelley

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Hi Jann, loving your touches and the heart wreath and the heart you made with vintage jewelry are my favorite pieces.

Happy Valentine's day

Cindy

The Crowned Goat said...

Such a beautiful reminder of how lucky we are to have friends and family that love us well! Your Valentine's Day inspiration is really beautiful. It's so cheery, festive and creative! Hugs, CoCo

Cindy Richter said...

I cannot get over the love shown throughout your lovely home. Each vignette is so adorable and that jewelry heart has me drooling! I've wanted to make one for years but cannot seem to find the time. Well No More - I'm doing it. Thank you for all the fantastic inspiration. Glad we could hop together. You are always a ray of sunshine.

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Your valentine's decor is so cute! I love your wreath and rag garland! I also adore your bed with the beautiful quilt! Happy Valentine's Day! Angelina

Kristin Lenz said...

Jann,
I loved how you said you hope all who enter your home feel the love! I sure did! I love that chippy shelf and how you styled it! So many treasures!! I can't wait to see your kitchen! I just love your styling!! ~ Kristin www.whitearrowshome.com

Creations By Cindy said...

Well look at your talented self! You are so creative Jann. I love everything about this post. That darling heart wreath is precious. I so wished I had of bought pink ornaments after Christmas when on the clearance rack. I could have used them for Valentine and Easter. I just thought about that looking at that heart wreath. You paint too? Dang. You are very loved dear Jann and prayed for my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Carol@BlueskyatHome said...

Jann, you could open a Valentine store! Such ute things. I love the red truck and the banners you made, especially the pom~pom one. I just bought a pom~pom maker and can't wait to try lit out. The red quilt is beautiful. So happy to browse through your home.

Kim said...

LOVE oozes from every beautiful corner of your home, lovely Jann. Such special friends you have to decorate your home with all your gorgeous pretties. Your sweet whimsical Valentines village is my favourite....I think. It's just that as I stroll through your beautiful home I find a new favourite. Happy Valentines to you my lovely friend. May it be a beautiful celebration of all the love you share with others♥

Anonymous said...

You have lovely Valentine things. Thank You for sharing.
HAPPY ST> VALENTINE'S DAY
Marilyn and Marion

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You have such a cheery Valentine decor. Jann...it just makes me smile! You have such fun goodies and lots of colorful eye candy! It was fun joining the hop with you!

Sue said...

Jann, your Valentine's décor is absolutely adorable. Love all the vintage items and all the happy feelings they inspire. Looking forward to seeing your kitchen! Hope you are feeling well. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.

happyone said...

Sure looking like Valentines' Day around your house. Very pretty.

Christy @ Our Southern Home said...

Jann,
So very pretty! I love all of your vintage goodies. I so remember that chip can!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Gina said...

Jann, oh your Valentine's Day decor is delightful! I don't have many things out right now as we are going to be traveling. Thank you for sharing yours!

Debby Ray said...

I am blown away by all of these DARLING Valentine's Day decorations, Jann! Your creativity just amazes me...what a talented lady you are! I am especially attracted to the framed heart made from vintage jewelry...oh how gorgeous! And how wonderful that those friends helped you decorate. Thank you for sharing with us!

Diana Petrillo said...

It's been too long since I stopped in for a visit, Jann! I enjoyed seeing all the "love" gifts from various blogger friends, and I'm in LOVE with your jewelry heart. It's just stunning :)

Jeanie said...

I love it all, Jann. Obviously -- what's NOT to love here! It's all just charming. But my eye is particularly drawn to your ornament heart wreath. I did a round ornament wreath a few years ago at Christmas but the heart is really special. I know what I'm buying next season on sale -- pinkish balls! And all your vintage valentines -- gorgeous. So glad to see you here!

Lisa Conforto said...

Love all your valentines decor, love the colorful paper chain. Id forgotten about it but i may have to borrow your idea, love the look. The way to have everything put together is fabulous! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

Tanza Erlambang said...

very beautiful valentine collections.
have a great day

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

You have the cutest Valentine’s collectibles! I love that your friends came over and insisted on helping bring everything out. As the song says “That’s What Friends Are For” ❤️

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your home looks so festive, Jann! I love that your sewing group banned together to decorate your home for Valentine's Day. I so much enjoyed looking at all of your special treasures and how you displayed them.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, so many pretty vignettes, but that quilt is a show stopper.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Ok gimme me all the vintage Valentine goodies! Jann you have fabulous collections, valentine treasures and trinkets, and beautiful, creative displays. I will be pinning away so many fun images! Thank you so much for joining this hop. Have a Happy Valenyone's Day!

Margie from Toronto said...

Your home is just beautiful and you are very talented - that heart shaped wreath is just incredible! It really was lovely of your friends to do the decorating for you - their way of showing heir love for you.

Enjoy Valentines in your lovely home.

Art and Sand said...

That is just so cute that your friends decorated for you. And, you have so much fun stuff.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH WOW! So many great ideas! I am pinning, pinning, pinning! I love Valentine decorations so lots of these will be made for next year!

Kelly Radcliff said...

Jann you have some beautiful Valentine decor. I love how you mix the old with the new...I do the same! I loved your peek at your kitchen too! All that jadeite is calling my name! Happy Valentine's Day!

Emily said...

You have such darling Valentine’s Day decor!! I LOVE the heart made from jewelry!! So cute!!
~Emily @ lecultivateur.com

Lora Bloomquist said...

I love your red child's sewing machine and the red truck; and your quilts are so lovely. Your friends gave you the most wonderful Valentine gift, indeed; what sweet ladies! Happy V Day, Jann!

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
Lovely Valentine's Day decor every where I look!
I adore those vintage inspired handmade decorations!
Sending you love, hugs and wishes for this Valentine's Day!
Pat

Sandi Magle said...

What wonderful friends you have---and your touches are adorable....Yes, love is all around it we take time to appreciate it!

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

Jann, you are so blessed to have such sweet friends. You have such beautiful treasures, and you are so talented. I am swooning over the heart wreath that you made. It has been so much fun being on the hop with you! Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I loved your Valentine’s Day decor Jann! Thanks!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jann,
You have such a great Valentine's Day collection. Happy Saturday.
Hugs,
Kris

Sue said...

Love all of your special Valentine's Day decorations Jann, this is the first year that I didn't decorate, we have been so busy. I did miss not decorating, so I have now set my sights on Spring decorating. I hope you are doing much better, , I have missed a lot by my absence from blogging.
Blessings,
Sue

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann, oh wow you decorated your house so nice for Valentine's Day. I love everything especially the jewelry heart. I hope you have a wonderful week and a Happy Valentine's Day.
Julie

Louca por porcelana said...

Happy Valentine's Day,dear Jann!

MarEliz Evora Dabi said...

Oh I love Vintage! Happy Valentines Day Jann. Glad to know youre doing well and happy. Have a great weekend. I miss SYC.

maryjo mate4arzo said...

oh Jann! so many fabulous little details. I loved all of it. I had to go through your post a few times to capture all the details. Hope all is well sweet friend. xo- maryjo

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