Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A little Valentine tree----and, I won Jane's giveaway!

I wanted to share a little Valentine tree I decorated for the month of February.

I had saved one of the smaller trees (taller than me) that I had decorated for Christmas,
knowing that it would be perfect to hang some of the leftover hearts I had been
making heart garlands for a couple of my granddaughter's rooms.


I tied some of my dried roses together and then hung a little Maileg cone that my 
friend Sarah had given me and filled it with a few of buds

I want you to know that I have strategically placed the tree where my husband 
has to walk around it.
I wonder if it's a big enough hint?
He knows I'm easily pleased with chocolate :)

Yes, I'm still seems like I will never finish, but the little 
tree has been a bright spot.

Quite awhile ago, in fact, before Christmas, I won a wonderful giveaway by Jane from 
Blondie's Journal! I wanted to share it sooner, but had to find the photos I had taken of 
her lovely presentation of it. The book, The Inspired Room by Melissa Michaels 
was beautifully wrapped in Christmas paper and Jane had added some of the seeds she 
had gathered from her own gardens for me to plant in mine. I'm so thankful
for this thoughtful gift. Now I will have something to remind me of Jane growing
right her in Idaho! Jane and I have been blogging friends for years and I can't imagine 
anyone not familiar with her blog, but if you're not, you should go see the
Birthday Party for her darling little granddaughter Elsie!

I have a little Valentine vignette I hope to share in my next post, so see you soon!


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

You can never go wrong with chocolate can you June ?!!!! Your Valentine's tree is so pretty and I love the way that people in the US dress the house or the front door when it's a particular celebration. We only really do that at Christmas ..... I think that I should start doing it, don't you ?!!
.... and, what a lovely gift from Jane ..... so thoughtful and you will think of Jane when the seeds grow.
Looking forward to seeing your Valentine's vignette.
Sending love from the UK. XXXX

Unknown said...

It looks very beautiful

DD's Cottage said...

Beautiful and pretty and cheerful!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

i love your darling Valentine's tree June. Absolutely darling and embellished beautifully and my oh my those wire hearts with pearls I love!
Congrats on winning Jane's giveaway.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Susie said...

June, The tree is so sweet. I have to make me one.:):) I love the cones full of dried flowers. Oh yes, I know that sweet Blondie. I just love visiting her blog. She's always decorating a little something and cooks out of this world. I really like for my best blog friends to be friends with each other. :):) That will be so nice to grow something and be able to think of Blondie. Hugs to all your family, extra ones for Landon. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Pondside said...

How lovely to have won June's draw! I can imagine that you will thoroughly enjoy the book. I've seen it and it is lovely.
Your Valentine's tree is very pretty. Another idea for me for 'next year'!

Szara Sowa said...

Valentine's tree is very sweet. Ilove that idea. Hugs from Poland.

Betty said...

I love the tree and all the decor on it. I think I have to find me a branch to make a tree next year.

Katherine said...

I love all the dainty fabrics on the hearts - and no calories for Valentine's. I've always used twigs and raw branches inside the house in various applications. It is as eye catching as fresh flowers if done right (and you certainly do it right). Happy Valentine's Day.


Junebug said...

That tree is just darling!! Oh chocolates sound so good right now. I may have to go out and buy me some. I could dangle a cute tree in front of Jackson, but since he is a dog I don't think I will be getting any chocolates soon!! Sending hugs and chocolate kisses your way!! June

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh that tree---how precious, June. The burlap and fabric cones are so perfect, a nice change and I love the dried roses. I was talking to another blogger about keeping dried roses from crumbling and falling apart. Any tips?

I so appreciate that you mentioned your win of my giveaway. I often think of how special these gifts from the heart are presented and the little tidbits they come with. I have to say that my little gift of flowers seeds seems so much more impressive in your photos! I so appreciate that you shared. And thanks for the lovely visit today!! :)

Jane x

My name is Riet said...

Hi my Dear friend. What a wonderful idea to make that beautiful tree with the pretty hearts. And I am sure your DH won,t forget the chocolate, lol. I wish you a happy Valentines day
Hugs from Riet

Bente said...

Oh June, the tree is gorgeous the way you decorated it. I simply love it.
Hugs from here

Christelle said...

It's charming this tree with heart and with these dried roses, very romantic this sublime idea !

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

With wind chills in the minus zeros right outside my door this morning you have provided the beauty to warm my heart Hun.
Once ageing June you have shared your creativity for all to enjoy...
Now in my house at this time with the new kittens such a lovely tree would have to behind glass... very thick glass! So I will visit yours and covet its expressions of joy and love.
And congrats on your winning such a wonderful gift from Blondie. Happy Valentine's Day.
Susan x

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such an enchanting little tree! All the different fabrics with the dried roses are wonderful.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

June, your Valentine tree is just darling! I adore the hearts and pretty dried flowers. Hopefully your hubby gets the hint (wink wink). Happy Valentine's weekend!!!

Dorthe said...

Dear June, such a wonderful, and lovely tree, telling of Valentine , love and sweetness.
Your hearts are in such beautiful fabrics, and your dried flowers looks lovely there, as well.
Here we do not celebrate Valentines, maybe the younger ones...but I will not receive chocolate from my husband :-( lol.
I wish you good hours painting, and that you will soon be finished !!
The gifts from your friend looks great, June.
Dorthe, kisses !!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You have so many pretty photos that I want to pin for inspiration that I don't know where to begin. This little tree is so pretty! I also love the rose garland. And how did you find so many delicate and lovely prints for the's all wonderful.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your valentine tree is adorable...and so whimsical. I just love it! Your beautiful photos always make me smile, June...xo

lala said...

This is such a sweet idea, and one I am definitely going to use for my Valentine tea party. I have all of the supplies and it will make the perfect centerpiece for my dessert table.

Geli said...

Your tree is so dreamy dear June!
I admire you for your creativity and sense for beauty!
Happy time and happy valentine with your dear husband June!
With love,

Madelief said...

Your Valentine tree looks lovely June. You chose some beautiful fabric to make the hearts!

Happy Valentine's day to you too!

Madelief x

Betsy said...

I think that is just the prettiest Valentine's tree. Love the pastels. So, so pretty. Chocolate is really the best isn't it. We never do much for Valentine's Day but if Hubby decided to present me with chocolate, I would never say no! :-)

Unknown said...

you're posts are always so breathtaking dear june! they make me sigh out loud. hope all is well with you.

Diane said...

Your tree is beautiful and unusual. I think your husband should get the HINT! Congratulations on winning the sweet gift. Diane

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
your Valentines tree looks so adorable, inspiring and romantic! (I get desire to decorate my all-the-year-tree similarly.) I am confident that your husband will understand the hint ;-)
Congrats to you for winning the sweet Giveway!
It's wonderful that you didn't fall from the ladder - I wish you continued good luck with your renovations! I was very happy about your nice comments and had especially to laugh at these words: "so you will not have to borrow husbands too many more times :)))))" Well, I think my husband is now relatively healthy again - so your're right: It's time to return all the borrowed husbands to their wives again [Sigh...] ;o))))
Have a lovely day my dear!
Lots of hugs from Traude

HWIT BLOGG said...

Oh dear, what a lovely pretty with all the hearts and flowers!
Best wishes for a Happy Valentine´s Day....
Love from Titti (and a snowy Sweden)

Daniela said...

Your Valentine tree is so sweet and delicate, as delicate as your soul, my dearest one !
Every time I come and visit you here you bless my heart with such a joy and with so much love ... At ~ My little old world ~ there's a surprise for you ... hope you'll enjoy it.

With so much love I wish you a most beautiful end of your week,
and a special Valentine's Day,
sending, dear hugs to you

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Your Valentine's tree looks dreamy and just gorgeous, dear June. I'm sure your hubby knows you well enough not to disappoint you. Enjoy your chocolates! :)
Congratulations on the wonderful giveaway prize. How sweet of Jane to add some seeds for your garden. I hope they will grow well.
Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

Mantelilaakson Susanna said...

So cute decorations!!
A real Valentine's tree!
Happy Valentine's weekend for you!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats on winning Jane's lovely giveaway. Your Valentine tree is wonderful. Have a good weekend.

Victoria said...

Your little Valentine's tree is amazing!!! I adore those tiny little fabric hearts, they're absolutely gorgeous:) You're so creative! Congratulations on winning the giveaway, what a sweet little gift!

Hopefully the tree planted firmly in your hubby's pathway will get you some Valentine's Day chocolates:) I'm not much of a chocolate eater so Kyran knows he's got to buy me a huge steak and cook it on the grill for me:) Have a lovely weekend!

Ricki Treleaven said...

What a whimsically AH-dorable little Valentine's tree. I love it!!! Congrats on winning Jane's giveaway. Jane is a sweetie-pie, and it was so thoughtful of her to send you seeds.

I bet Mr. Laughing With Angels will come through with a great Valentine's prezzie for you. :)


PS I really do love the little cones and roses on your tree….and the hearts!

Deborah said...

Hi June!!!!
Oh what a blessing it was to hear from you...
Thank you so much.
Im trying to send you an email but my computer wont let me when I click on your "email me" link. Im sure its just my computer. Can you send me your email please?
I just love your tree with all of its lovely gentle is so so pretty June..and filled with the dried flowers! What could be lovelier?!
I too have a love for chocolate lol.
Hope your darling is feeling better..i will pray for him sweetie.
sending love to you over the gentle miles.
Hugs xo

All my love,
Deborah xoxo

Deborah said...

P.S. Congrats on your win! Jane is beautiful and I have been enjoying her and her dear company in blog world for quite some time!

Deborah xo

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

June, Love your Valentine Tree with the sweet hearts and flowers on it! Congrats on winning the giveaway! Love all your goodies from Jane, lucky you!!

chateau chic said...

June, your Valentine tree is absolutely delightful and magical! The adorable heart and flower garland captured my heart. So so pretty as is everything you do!
Mary Alice

john said...

I love the tree June ! it's perfect for this time of year ...I hope you get your chocolates !! congrats on your giveaway ..such a nice idea with the seeds too . Happy Valentine's weekend...Gail x

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh June that left over Christmas "tree" is just perfect for displaying your beautiful pink hearts and roses. So many pretty hearts in shades of pink and white!
I think those fabric cones brimming with dried roses look stimply stunning!

I am so happy for you that you have found some time to create amidst the hours of painting - that is such a huge job! I really hope you are not doing this all by yourself!!! I would find that rather daunting myself!
On the other hand it is so wonderful that you can do this now!
What a sweet gift from Jane and so kind of her to share some of her seeds with you.
Sweet Valentine's love to you my dear friend,
Suzy xox

Jennifer said...

Your hearts and dried roses make such a lovely decoration for what is a drab winter month.

BECKY said...

I adore your sweet tree, June! It is just so charming and lovely! I am assuming you did get your chocolates!! :o)

What a nice thought to share seeds!! A delightful win for you!
We will be painting soon! Can't wait but kind of dread it at the same time! Hahaha!
Have a beautiful day, sweet June!