Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Welcome to The Scoop's Valentine Tour!





Welcome to The Scoop's Valentine Tour!



It's not very often that you see a blog extravaganza this big devoted to Valentine's Day! Isn't it fun? I love to see new things in blog land and I have a feeling my 24 co-hosts will be sharing some playful and romantic inspiration during this week long party.  

I don't know that many people who decorate or craft for Valentine's Day. Do you? Maybe we are all still recovering from the Christmas decorating madness. This year I decided to try a bit of Valentine's decor. I already dedicated a post to it a few weeks ago, you can see more here





When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of romance of course. That magical feeling that you get when you meet "the one" and feel as though you are walking on clouds.

When you feel drunk on love...




But I also think about having someone to grow old with. That is the greatest gift of love.


When youth is gone. And all that is left is feeling like you have never known life without him. And you both end your journey with lives full of happy memories to share...dreams realized and adventures survived.

 Like this old postcard...




I've heard that in the end we really only remember the good times. We don't ramble on about the migraine we once had or the day we wore the wrong shoes and suffered at work all day. 

We will remember the day we met our true love. The friend who always made crafts and cookies for us to cheer us up. We'll remember the days we made things with our own hands with our children and the happiness we gave others.

And on that note, I'd like to share a little craft that I made today. I plan to give it to a friend of mine who needs some love and TLC. She was recently diagnosed with cancer. I know she could use a sprinkling of love and a BIG hug right about now. 


Start with an old shaker. And a small bottle brush tree. If you have bleached the bb tree, you can use rit dye to dye it pink. I bought the "scarlet" flavor, and used a few drops. Just soak the tree in a little bowl of the mixture.


Hot glue the tree into the inside of the shaker. Add your fake snow or glitter. Make sure to seal the holes on the top!


 Next, round up your favorite embellishments to make it fancy...




I like to attach a little love note hang tag.

And there you have it! A Valentine's Day snow globe. Perfect for sending in a pretty little box with a lovely love note. 

Thank you for stopping by and sharing the love♥

~Linsey




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16 comments:

chateau chic said...

This is such a sweet post, Linsey! I love the picture painted of growing old with the one you love. Definitely the greatest gift!!!
Mary Alice

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

sweet little shaker-project ~ TFS!!
Lori

Adina Johnson said...

Love this post. The shaker is adorable.
Adina @ Simply Country Life

Shanna Gilbert said...

This turned out so cute! Such a creative idea!

Anne said...

I really enjoyed this post Linsey! Love that sweet little shaker how cleaver,and that little vignette with your tree,so pretty <3

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Linsey, what a perfect post for Valentine's day! Just so sweet.
I prayed for your friend. What a darling little Valentine "snow globe"

No matter the season, you decorate and share the best ideas!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Such a lovely post! I so love the vintage images and your snow globe for your friend is so charming - beautifully done! A marvelous Valentine Tour post,
Kathy

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

This is so YOU Linsey!! I love it, so vintage and fresh at the same time.

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

So lovely! Of course I love everything vintage. I'm sharing on my FB page today ;)
Hugs,
Jamie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your little snow globe...what a great idea! Thanks so much for joining us...hugs...Debbie

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Bottle brush trees are favorites of mine. Your little snow globe is beautiful!

Samantha Conner said...

Sweet idea for a snow globe! Happy to be on the Valentine Home Tour with you my friend!
:) Samantha

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

So many pretty details! I love the angel on the wall!!

www.mysoulfulhome.com said...

Linsey…I am new to your blog & your paintings and I love them both. This is such a sweet post & craft. So happy to have found your blog while on tour with you. Pinning & watch ing out for your next post!

LivingVintage said...

What a neat old postcard!! I've never seen one quite like it. SO cool!

Christy Our Southern Home said...

Suche sweet Valentine's touches!!! I just love the salt shaker!! XXOO Christy

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