Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentines ~ Vignettes ~ and a Valentine Give-Away!

 I embellished a paper mache heart shaped box
with vintage sheet music, paint, glitter, crepe paper flower,
button and jewel, fabric flower leaves, and pom-pom trim.
Isn't pom-pom trim just the happiest?!?!
 Purchased this adorable little chair at an antique shop for $10.
love     love     love   !!!

 Close-up of the happy pom-pom trim so you can see the
big pink glass beads glued on for feet.
 The flower-seated chair is the perfect perch
for my Flower Faerie Crown that I made last summer
(Now, for more opportunitues to wear it....where does one wear a faerie crown anyway?)
(Can you tell I am ready for spring???)
 This glittered angel is one of my favorite things in my studio.
She likes to wear the crown Anita made for me, and hold the
glittered 'Queen' star wand
~ A vignette in the window with some favorite treasures ~
A sheer creamy flower with jewel center clipped onto the lamp shade
of the crystally lamp from TJ's.
Sitting upon a crystal and brass base to make it taller.
Above is one of the crowns from my collection.
The photograph below is of a 'theatre' I created for Anita of

My dear friend is including it in her post this week.
She can intricately weave LOVE into her words and images,
words that bless and inspire.
Please click the above link for a lovely visit on her beautiful blog!
What a delight it is to surprise a friend with a gift,
to share the love that has been poured into our hearts!
As Valentines Day approaches,
Shall we think of sweet momentos, a card or a letter
to let someone know we are thinking of them?
~ or a cookie ~
A heart-shaped cookie says it all !!!  :  )
(preferably with thick pink frosting)
A hand-made Valentine would be perfect!
~ Below is something to get you started ~
The Valentine give-away:
(except now I have cookies on my mind...
and I'm sorry, there are no cookies in the give-away)
A packet of 'bits n bobs'
some hand-made Valentines, and supplies to make your own.
(Heart box not included)

Acrylic hearts
Vintage buttons
Vintage glittered images
Little blank cards and envelopes
Pretty decorative papers and vintage sheet music
Chip board heart and bird
Punched crowns, fleur de lis and birds
Raised stickers
Little bag of pink tinsel glitter
"True Love" pink ribbon
Clear stamps of 'sweets'
Pink pearls and a rhinestoned jewel.
A little bit of Valentine
to get your creative heart a pumpin' !
Just leave a comment to enter.
Become a follower for a 2nd entry (and leave a comment saying you are)
A winner will be chosen on Monday evening, the 8th,
~ when I will contact you for a mailing address ~
and shipped out the next day, in time for
V A L E N T I N E 'S    D A Y
With Valentine Love,
~ Violet ~

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God."
1John 4:7


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Yes, I love pom pom trim!!! I love that heart shaped box. But I really love your new is new isn't it. You and your flying afghans! Very pretty.

No Model Lady said...

Oh my goodness, your creations are so lovely! I am a follower!

Incipient Wings said...

this is stunning!
just dropping by from the beautiful Anita's blog..the gifts you sent her are gorgeous!
have a wonderful weekend.

Karena said...

Violet how very lovely, I can see how much thought and love you put into your creations.

Anita sent me over to see you!

Come and join my amazing Giveaway from Splenderosa!

Art by Karena

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You are amazing. I have been working on my post, but it just does not give justice to what I really wanted to say about is so hard to juggle fatigue, home duties and work....If I could write full-time, I could improve how I say things, but my dear friend, I will treasure the beauty you have sent me all the days of my life. A beautiful post here, thank YOU. Your rooms are stunning, your art, a gift from heaven. Bless you this day, Anita

BLISS angels said...

I love it... the flowered chair is just the most beautiful thing ever and it looks prefect with the faerie crown.... please enter me into your drawing Hugs Wendy

BLISS angels said...

and I do follow you

Martina said...

So lovely Violet! Seen your gorgeous theatre on Anitas blog - you are such an angel, and a creative one! Have a fantastic weekend!

LindaSonia said...

What an absolutely scrumptious giveaway and your creations are equally scrumptious. And I lovelovelove that chair too!!`

Dianne said...

charming, charming, dear violet ~ you really should meet my sister ... you create with such kindred hearts! :-)

Marie said...

"for love comes from God."
1John 4:7

How often we forget. Thank you for your lovely post.


deb famularo said...

Hello Violet! Your blog is filled with such amazing energy! And your gift to Anita, it was stunning! You've got beautiful talent!
Such a pretty giveaway...thanks for the chance to enter! Have a lovely weekend, deb xOxO

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Violet! (I love your name...) What a wonderful day to have found your lovely blog! I was just visiting Anita's and saw the beautiful gift you gave her and had to stop glad!

What a beautiful heart box you created...and yes...pom-pom trim IS the happiest! I love using it on my vintage projects.

What a lovely & generous giveaway--certainly inspiring!

Hope your weekend is perfectly lovely in every way...


A Vintage Chic said...

I'm your newest happy follower!


LiLi M. said...

Hello Violet,
Our mutual blog friend Anita has sent me. You have done a beautiful and loving job to create that theatre, it is magnificient! Love that Valentine heart too. Wishing you a lovely weekend! Nice to meet you!

Splenderosa said...

Really, a delightful presentation, and everyone wants to win, I know.

curlysusieQ said...

What a beautiful paper mache heart, wonderful giveaway. I do so love your Flower Faerie Crown:)

Champagne Macarons said...

Your art is absolutely stunning! After reading our dear friend Anita's blog and seeing your beautiful creations, I had to visit.
Wishing you a lovely weekend! I will visit again soon.
xoxo, B

My Grama's Soul said...

What a beautiful give away. I can see that you an sweet Anita are birds of a feather. Glad I stopped by today.



My Grama's Soul said...

Oh....I've been a follower for quite sometime


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Violet
Your rooms are HEAVEN! Your gifts to our dear Anita I am sure have touched her heart.. You are such a giving and thoughtful friend.. I just love your creations.
Blessings to you this beautiful weekend.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear heart, my morning has been full of white paint, Home Depot, glitter, Home Depot, Ruben's office, glitter, HOME DEPOT, the post office, and did I mention HOME DEPOT? WE ARE GOING AGAIN FOR THE FOURTH TIME!!!! I am running ragged here, but I am full of excitement and energy to see that people are coming to see the great artist and friend that you are. My cousin MARIE has visited you. SHE is the one that looks like our beautiful grandmother. HER MOM, my mom's sister had to be the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. She is the little ballerina, my auntie Thelma. Gotta go dear, back later. Anita said...

Truly charmed by your sweet heart box, right down to its crystal feet.


Victoria Sayer said...

G'day Violet,
Anita sent me over to see you. I love what you did with that setting for the adorable tiny 'Anita'....soooooo sweeeeeet!!!! Yes, she IS a very special lady. And, her blog is superb.
Please enter me in your draw, and if you get the chance, pop around to my blog where I am also having a giveaway - drawn Valentines Day. It is a few posts back, under the title 'Giveaway in an Enchanted Forest.' Thanks for sharing your pretty things with us all in the Land of Blog.

Victoria Sayer said...

Oh, and I intend to follow you from now on. Just thought you might want to know.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhhh, just back for some more glitter and love! BISES, Anita

Privet and Holly said...

Since I was the very
LUCKY recipient of your
last giveaway, the most
beautiful and inspiring
wand, I am not going to
enter this one! Just
wanted to pop over and
say hello and hope that
you are enjoying a restful
winter weekend. Spring
will SPRING in your part
of the world much sooner
than in mine : ) so hang
in there!!
xx Suzanne

Wanda said...

What a lovely giveaway!!! Your creations are so beautiful and your vignettes are so inspiring!!!
thanks for the opportunity to enter!!!
best regards,

Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your beautiful blog!!! Looking forward for more inspiration!!
best regards,

Blessings from Cindy said...

What a fun giveaway! Your heart box is lovely!

Blessings from Cindy said...

I am a follower! Pom poms are fun & thank you for having a giveaway!

claudie said...

Dear Violet
I will pass on your beautiful give-away. Please let another lovely lady have my spot.
You captured my dear friend with such grace, like she truly is. I'm very fortunate to include her in my circle. We are meeting this summer here in Canada. I cannot wait.
Had to come and say hello and how much I admire your creativity.
Love Claudie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Violet
I just stopped by from Anita's blog to say how wonderful your artwork is.. the gift you made for Anita is so incredibly special... particularly the cutout of Anita with her beloved harp... How beautiful!! and what a wonderful friend you must be...

Have a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

erin said...

hi there! i am popping over from sweet anita's blog and just had to stop by to see who made her such a wonderful gift! i am following you now, but i don't need to win anything (although your give-away is wonderful!) i am just happy to be following you now. all of your creations are inspired and magical.


Suzie Button said...

I love your creations and your studio is beautiful, so bright and full of pretties! Thanks for a sweet giveaway! Suzie purrpage 3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I am a follower for a while now also! Suzie purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Auntie Cake said...

By chance, I stumbled upon Anita's blog and read her post about the GORGEOUS artwork you made for her. I fell in love with it! Anita is one very lucky girl! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful pics with us!

Queenie said...

Such beautiful items you create! And yes, the pom pom trip is delicious!