Thursday, January 30, 2014

Home Is Where the Heart Is

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In a post last summer, Looking For Love, I wrote about my love of hearts.


As Valentine's Day approaches, it is a perfect time to display hearts - all over the house . . .


in the entryway . . .


in the kitchen . . .


on the dining room shelf . . .


and a little dining room table.


Hearts on the mantel in the living room . . .


in bottles and baskets . . .


on books . . .


and in projects waiting to be finished.


This must be home because it is definitely where the heart is.

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63 comments:

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

why does that finger pointing remind me of Monopoly? so cool. i love Valentine's Day!! so happy & cheerful. love all the colors. curious - am i the only notice the words are overlapping each other? is that my computer or blogger messing up again? ( :

greenthumb said...
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greenthumb said...

That's a great thing to do, I'm going to have to fine all my hearts now, thanks for the idea.

Vicky Hunt said...

Carol, you have a beautiful and diverse collection of hearts. I love each and every one! I've said it before and I'll say it again.....your home is such a happy place...:) Love it....Vicky

podso said...

Love your little heart banner. I just tried one with buttons. All your valentine touches look nice. I'm wondering why this post did not show up in my reader.

Cathy said...

Carol, I have always been drawn to hearts in everything I do - even my career was a cardiac nurse... I love hearts and you definitely have a wonderful collection of them... Cathy

Sam I Am...... said...

You do have a house, I mean, heart full, or a houseful of hearts. Love them all....you're so talented in artfully decorating your home.

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

Yep, I think you've got your hearts in every room - beautiful! I love hearts, too, and wish I had more, must be on the lookout! I'm also loving the quilts in the wire basket, oh so pretty!!!
Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always make your home look like so much fun...lots of handmade things mixed in with old and new! I love your style and would feel right at home there, too! Hugs!

Cindy Cain said...

I love hearts as well! You have such a beautiful and varied collection! I'm sure you enjoy decorating with them and looking at them throughout this season! Enjoy!!

White Lace and Promises said...

I love what you did with those jars and the shelf! Great idea! Such pretties. I am your newest follower. Maybe you can drop by for a visit and follow me.

Thanks,
Bonnie

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol I love all your hearts around the house. The hearts in the jars are so fun. Love that. Love your heart banners too. It is all so cute. Love that little rustic heart on the white crochet bag too very sweet.
Kris

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Carol,I love all your hearts - they look so good. Such a wonderful happy home you have. I always feel so good seeing all your lovely things.
Have a super weekend.
Mary

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
All your scattered Valentines hearts throughout your home are so sweet. Again I came for a visit and left happy and smiling. You my dear have a true kind heart that embraces life to it's fullest. Always a powerful heartfelt message you weave into your post.
Have a wonderful weekend.
XOXO,
Vera

Betty W said...

From one heart lover to another I love all of yours especially the ones on the door. I have been posting more of my hearts on my blog too.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I love the look of your home Carol, and the hearts look just adorable!

My Garden Diaries said...

I love your collection of hearts lady! And I am telling you that I would be sneaking a couple of those heart candies from those adorable mason jars! Your home is always so warm and cozy! Yes home is where the heart is!!! A wonderful day to you tomorrow! We are in for another round of snow!! Never ending I tell you! Nicole xoxo

Sarah said...

You have a wonderful collection of hearts, Carol. Fun to see all of these. Spreading a little heart around here too. '-)

Lorrie said...

Your collection of hearts is so varied and interesting. This post is also a good reminder to me to bring out the small heart collection I have, too.

CatieAn said...

Oh carol I too love hearts and have them out and about. I never thought about doing a post just on them. I love each and every one you have. I have lots to make up for Valentine's Day and do hope to get into the studio this weekend. I tried earlier in the week but that was aborted shortly after I got in there. Thank you for sharing all of yours.

Weekend-Windup said...

Good collection of hearts. They look beautiful and unique. Happy weekend!!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I want to put hearts all over my house too. Your heart collection is amazing! My kids would love it too!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love all the wonderful hearts, all the little areas around the house get a little dose of sweetness, you gotta love that...loved all the ideas and I think I will have to steal a couple of them...thanks for sharing

Poppy said...

Such an adorable collection of sweethearts, Carol! Love the little red ones dangling from the doorknob!

Poppy

Tina said...

Beautiful and happy, colourful home decor. I love the shelf with the jar lids attached beneath:-)
Tina

chateau chic said...

You have the best hearts all around your home!!! Love your inspiration and creativity!
Mary Alice

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I ♥ your ♥'s, Carol!
:)

I'm seeing words overlapping, too.
I've had that happen because my font was a notch too large.
I don't know if that would be the same issue here or not.

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Carol, your home is a delight with the display of your wonderful heart collection. I love hearts too. Your blog is such a lovely place to visit. Always uplifting and inspiring. Have a great weekend.
hugs

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your hearts!! I have a few that I'll get out once I get home!! This weekend I hope! I miss my kitty and Tiger and the kids!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thank you for sharing your love of hearts. It's always so much fun to see all your pops of color.

Patty Antle said...

The hearts represent you well since you have such a big one yourself. Love your vignettes.

My Little Home and Garden said...

You aren't kidding about loving hearts! I especially like the garland of hearts with the floral embellishments.

-Karen

Down by the sea said...

So many hearts all displayed in so many different ways..... wonderful. Sarah x

Jen Ham said...

Oh, Carol, your last line...my heart is melting with pure love for you! xo Jen

Kathy said...

What a wonderful collection! Thank you for sharing. I love that sculpture of two hands.

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful array of hearts!!

Judy

Connie said...

Hello Carol, Now, in a post before this you mentioned making felt hearts in the car on your ski trip. They were for a garland . . .could it have been one of the two that you show in your photos? Those are so cute . . . you must do a little tutorial :)
Please, please, please . . . As always, your home is a little gem. I get this happy feeling each time I visit. It is always so cheerful and now so "love"ly, too :)

Melanie said...

Like you, I love hearts! I especially love the collection you have going in that round, wire basket. I've been wanting to collect handmade, stitched hearts but alas, I don't sew. I've looked on etsy and wow, their prices are so expensive. Will just have to keep looking at thrift shops.

Robin Johnson said...

Your collections of heart shaped objects is very impressive! I love the different and colorful examples you've shown. The rag wreath heart reminds me of my childhood. If I remember right my mom and I made one together.

Renee said...

So many hearts. I have a few heart things. I am working on a quilt for Piper now that has several heart shapes on it :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have a lot of pretty hearts around your home. Sweet collection!

Pondside said...

So, so true.
I love hearts too. In our house, because my husband is a Dane, the symbol most used for Christmas is the heart - and then I just let it slide towards Valentine's Day!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear Carol,

I had to run off early yesterday to trudge through a treacherous highway of snow to get to school. I missed this fabulous post that always gives me a ray of California sunshine and friendship. Thank you for loving the home so much...it is where we all love to be. Anita

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A beautiful collection of hearts!
I think we all love hearts because they symbolise our love.
The little felt heart banner is so sweet!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your heart, especially the red ones hanging from your knob.

Kim M said...

I am in love with those hearts on the string! So sweet! Happy February!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

lots of red and lots of pretty hearts.

Stacey said...

So pretty! I love hearts. :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

definitely home is where the heart is, or in your case hearts, lots of them. Wonderful

Jann Olson said...

Carol, I know how much you love hearts. That must be why you have such a big and loving heart! I love your little garlands and saw one over at Holly's Cutie Pie Cottage earlier today. Hop over and see if you haven't yet. She gives you a shout out. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Kelly said...

You have a nice collection of hearts around your home. I really like hearts too. They're such a classic in country decorating and in Nordic design as well.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Beautiful collection of hearts! I really like the banner of stuffed hearts with the flowers on front!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love all the hearts you have...have a great evening!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful heart collection! Love all the ways you have used them around your home!

September Violets said...

What a wonderful & diverse collection of hearts you have! I have a small display of hearts which I received from my swap partner last Valentine's Day ... and that's it! Your decorating puts me to shame ;) Wendy x

Veronica Roth said...

Holy smokes, I love all those hearts! I think I have one or two somewhere and now you've inspired me to find them and put them out. They look so wonderfully welcoming. I especially love the little growing plant heart. :)

Pamela said...

Oh I love love love hearts too! Always been heart crazy. Glad to know I'm not alone! Love all yours!

June said...

I love every single collage and every single heart you have in your beautiful home Carol! What a delight to have seen this post today.
hugs...

Jen Kershner said...

All of your hearts are just beautiful. What a festive home!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your heart garlands are adorable, Carol!! I've got to go back and look again. Thanks for the inspiration!

White Weathered Hutch said...

Oh what a happy place you have there.
Your home is very loveable!! Hearts!!!

Carla said...

Wow look at all the hearts. Sew sweet. I love the hands holding the heart and the basket of hearts and the tulips..OH MY. LOL

fiona anderson said...

My bff loves hearts too, so it's easy to buy her things. She also loves cooking and pink, and one year I found her a pink heart shaped baking dish, it was adorable.
Everything looks very pretty Carol, especially the mini garlands, so cute.