Monday, September 14, 2009

A little Show and Tell

Happy Monday!! I was sorting through some of my in my studio this weekend and came across this box of old valentines I had just about forgotten about.

This is a Lane mini cedar chest I re~did years ago. It has a tiny little key so you can lock it up if you wish.

My Father in Law makes his living buying and selling antiques. Mostly old war memorabilia lots from WWI and WWII, but even some older items from the Civil War. Anyway he found me these old valentines and Victorian scraps years ago.

There are tons of them.

I even had this old paper doll dress in with the Valentines. It must be fairly vintage, because the back of it looks like it was cut out of an old magazine, maybe from the early 60's or the 50's.

These different colored boot scraps are pretty.

More Victorian pretties.
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Now I want to introduce you to Sheryn. Her beautiful and shabby blog is Pink and Pretty Designs. She makes gorgeous extras like buttons and headers and backgrounds for blogs and websites. Please go check her out. She has lots of freebies for your blog too (like the I ♥ Pink badge above).

She made me this pretty little button especially for my blog, and she is going to help me with my website too.

(aargghhh! I am still trying to get more pretty stuff in my shop by the 26th)

And her prices are really low. Just tell her what you are looking for and she can make it. I love the cutie~pie polka dots and pink girly roses she did on my button.
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p.s. If you like my pretty button, please feel free to grab it for your sidebar. Just link it back to my blog.


Ana said...

Morning Rebecca,
Isn't it wonderful when you find stuff you have forgotten about? Especially stuff as pretty as your box of valentines. Thank you so much for sharing and for passing on the info about Sheryn's Pink and Pretty blog. Can't wait to hop on over there. Thanks again. Have a wonderful Monday.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Lori said...

what a treasure trove of paper goodies!!! thanks for all looks lovely!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Rebecca!
What a wonderful surprise to find your little box, and all of the Valentines inside. What a treasure. It is wonderful to find things we have forgotten we tucked away for safe keeping. I found a little box of treasures myself the other day. It had little charms in it, I had tucked for a project someday. That project has arrived, as I have been wanting to add something to some tags I want to make. Love your post. Thanks again for sharing. Country hugs, Sherry

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

You made the box look really lovely.
And Wow! So many wonderful vintage papers inside it...
Its like a small treasure chest!


Debbies-English-Treasures said...

You made the box look really lovely.
And Wow! So many wonderful vintage papers inside it...
Its like a small treasure chest!


maría cecilia said...

HI Rebecca, I adore that pink box with all those treasures in it!!! how good you took it out and shown it to us... (mmmm, shown or shoved??, sorry, don´t remember..) Què bueno que la sacaste y la estás mostrando en tu blog!!!!
Very, very pretty!
María Cecilia

Tracey said...

Oh Rebecca your new button is wonderful! And those Valentine's are just so sweet, and boy do you have a lot of them!!!

:) T

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks so much for the wonderful message you left for me. Yes, we do share a lot in common. I am enjoying reading your posts as well. What a wonderful cedar box in our favorite color, no less! And what treasures you have placed in it! I hope you can get a kitty soon because a house is just not a home without a kitty, you know ;-). Looking forward to more of your posts...
Sharon :-)

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

You are just the sweetest! It was a such pleasure making your pretty button, I am so glad you like it : )
Those victorian scraps are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Sheryn xox

koralee said...

Love your treasure box today...filled with such beautiful cards and paper treasures!

Off to check out the link you gave us! Thanks and have a great evening!

LBP said...

What a wonderful box of lovliness! I could just sit and look at those images for hours.

Thanks for sharing


Rebecca said...

Hi Rebecca...Rebecca here :)
Love the pretty valentines...
the diecuts are always so much fun and always so detailed. How fun to go through them.

homespun1 said...

ohhhh lucky you! How fun and exciting to find such wonderful tokens of love hiding away. They called out to you and so now it's time to utilize them for a special project. What fun in the making!

Leann said...

Hey Rebecca

What great pieces. I love that kind of thing and am always snatching them up at flea markets etc.

You asked what kinds of craft I like to make
handmade cards
paper maiche
dried flowers
all sorts of things

I love reading your blog so much that I just became a follower. Perhaps you'll do the same. I feel that we'll be fast friends!

Enjoy your evening!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Oh, so, lovely! Still visiting around for PS. See you again soon.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, is this a new dress your blog is wearing? I like it, good choice. Precious post, I love the box and its contents. Darling, I have been looking and looking for the recipe for the tarts I posted last Friday and haven’t been able to find them, I will email them to you as soon as I do, I won’t forget, I promise.

Love & Hugs

Diva Dee said...

Thank you for the link, and the box is just beautiful! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment, it is a bit hard starting out, and wondering, "Is anyone even reading my blog posts???" You give me hope!

Duchess of Tea said...

Have a sweet and lovely weekend my darling.

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥ ♥ ♥

Elyse said...

wow - look at all of the pretty paper. so lovely.


Julie said...

Oh, Rebecca!
What a beautiful treasure box you have! How fun that you stumbled across it again!!!!

I've been looking through all of your beautiful projects just oohing and ahhing...

Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas - my fave!!!


Shabby Kim said...

What a fabulous collection of pretty vintage/antique valentines. I'd love to have a collection like that someday.

Seeing your mine Lane cedar chest reminds me of one I had just like it years ago. When I was a senior in high school, there was a store in town that gave out gift certificates to graduating seniors for a free mini cedar chest. I kept if for years but have no idea where it is now. I must have given it away at some point.