Friday, February 12, 2016

Love is in the air!!

Hello my dear readers. I’m very excited about today’s post because it is full of my favourite colours and delicate little items for the house and to offer as a small token of your love.
I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of girl who gets loads of pleasure by creating little moments of visual happiness around me, using materials and things I have at home, adding some splash of colour to them, making some decorative arrangements and giving new life to old fabric, some favourite ribbons, lace, a lovely paper napkin and so many more. 
This happy endeavor reaches its peak when it comes to celebrating something , either this is a birthday, nameday  , welcoming guests at home  or just……. St Valentine’s !
 I  believe that we should  find or even create chances to celebrate, to give some extra colour to our  daily routine and ‘escape’ even just for some moments, from some unpleasant realities. It helps us a lot and it helps the people around us!
Let’s celebrate the season then with an easy make , a raspberry red , flowery heart for your bedroom, living room , bathroom, to hang from a door knob or just let it lie on your desk and smile to youJ
I made this heart two days ago ,when I stayed at home because of a serious cold I had and despite feeling really weary , this little thing , brightened my day.
I should say here that for this heart I was inspired by  a beautiful heart made by the very talented and always inspiring Helen, .
 As I was browsing an arts and crafts shop the other day, I came across this little  tree which was sort of waiting for me on its  shelf. It cost only 4 euro , but the amount of pleasure its potential transformation gave me was very big!
I decided that I wanted to keep its simplicity and beauty and I decided not to interfere with lots of colours and decoupage , just a coat of acrylic white paint and some tiny buds of an almond tree, that came from a napkin I had in my collection.

 Ta-dah! Here is the almond tree that marks the beginning of spring and its delicate pink colours  soothe  and calm the senses ……..:)

 You can see it photographed here with some of my little fairies , my sweet  never -aging girls!

I always have at home some pieces of balsa wood and they always come in handy when it comes to making something easy and pretty!

 For this little love keepsake I used a small piece of balsa wood , decoupage glue and varnish, a pretty paper napkin with a couple of cupids , some lace, and some  silver relief paint.

I love, love, this vintage looking little thing !!
 It looks very good next to a copper lantern and a small silver plate . Add some doves and some extra lace and you have created a welcoming, antique looking vignette for a small table or a shelf!

 I hope I have given you some ideas   that will inspire you and that you have spent some pleasant time with me sharing my thoughts and little creations!!!

Have fun whatever you do!!!!
My love to all,

Tina xxx 


  1. Very nice pictures

    1. Thank you Caroline,
      Happy Valentine's Day to you!
      Enjoy the weekend.
      Tina xxx

  2. Happy Valentines Tina, gorgeous makes and I agree we should celebrate everything we can, it makes the world a little bit brighter. Hope you feel better soon, so many people are under the weather at the moment. Hx

    1. Thank you for your kind words,
      it is good to read your comments and share our thoughts about life.
      Tina x