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Thanks for coming to my Blog! I am a Daughter of a King, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of five, MomInLaw of two, and Gram of three. Designing and creating feeds something inside of me! This blog will be sharing about my faith, my family, my life, my creations and collections. I am on a journey to learn balance and will be sharing about that as well. Enjoy!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hearts Around Our Home

We have been very busy over the Valentine weekend. Hubby and I drove 650 miles to visit our unmarried children over the 3 day weekend. 
Such a good time we have had seeing family, visiting, hugging, and kissing and celebrating our love for each other over Valentine's Day. We were able to attend our son's Choir class. He is a part of the BYU audition Men's Choir. I thought I had died and gone to Choir Heaven!!! I just listened and cried, they sound so beautiful!!!

Before coming, I was so busy with organizing and trying to get the strap made and attached to my neckpurse from Pat, that I didn't decorate or do a lot for Valentine's Day at our home. But, I started noticing the hearts all around our home that are part of our everyday decor. As you know, I love hearts! And so I decided to share with you some of the hearts you may or may not have seen in our home.

Do you remember the late 80's when the white washed County style was in? Well, country style I could make, but I always wanted to decorate with a more detailed look than that. So, I designed this shelf and purchased the wood, and my sweet hubby was kind enough to make it for me! Isn't it still  beautiful after all these years? This is on the wall in our main floor bathroom. I still love to change the items on the shelf for the different seasons. I also have a heart shelf that matches it, but it isn't up anywhere right now.
A dried rose bud wreath I made from that same the time period. This hangs in my bathroom.
A lace brooch I made in the late 90's with a metal heart charm, French wired ribbon roses, leaves made from fabric, and a few beads in the pink ribbon flowers.

This heart key charm I have had for years and it's having on the same chatelaine as the brooch. My Mother made the chatelaine, it has pockets on each end, for thread spools and anything else that I may need to have at hand while embroidering or mending, and to hold a pair of scissors. One end also has a little pin cushion attached where I can put my needles and pins that I am using at the time. 
Heart frame with pictures of Hubby and I, we had these taken on our honeymoon in San Fransico. The picture behind is Hubby's Mother at about 5 years of age. Daughter*3, who is named after her, looked just like her, only with blonde hair, at this same age. That picture will belong to our daughter eventually. 
This Mountain Dulcimer was made for us by Hubby's Father. He made one for each family in the family. He did amazing woodwork and made many wonderful things for the families. We are all musical, so we love using it when we all get out our instruments. And it hangs on the wall in our "Quiet Room" where we also have the piano and all the other instruments.
This small gorgeous wall quilt was made for me by Sister*3. It hangs in our guest room. She even picked the same fabric, but in a different color, as my Mother did for the chatelaine. I love and adore this quilt!

My oldest sister created this for me years ago, when we were both looking at doing crazy quilting. I love this so much ! I see it everyday in my bathroom. It reminds me so much of her because it is just her style. She is 20 years older than me and I have loved watching her create since I was a little girl! She has always encouraged me and "Oo'd and Ah'd" about things I've made. These two sisters and my Mother also helped me tie the quilt that is in our guest room, 20 years ago... How can it be that many years? How does time go so fast? I am sure it has sped up as I have aged!
This is a close up on the embroidery... To remind me that we are wonderful women!!! I think she intended for me to add whatever stitches I might like to to this wall hanging. I will have to ask her about it!!
Thanks for looking at my hearts, these are really just a few of the hearts around our home. Of course the one I love best in my Hubby's Heart... Speaking of time passing so swiftly... we just celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary! 
He is kind, patient, forgetful, silly, fun, calming, encouraging and sees the positive in life. Sometimes he gets mad, but only when I've had it a long time coming! I am so grateful for him and love him so much, even if he acts like a little boy or a "pill" sometimes!

Thanks for all your warm Bloggy hearts!
Hugs, 
Betsy

One more heart and a sneak preview of my next post! I have had this lace heart filled with dried roses for 25 years... I love it! It sits right here on top of the beautiful cedar chest Hubby made for me for Christmas, when we were engaged! It's in our bedroom, and the heart sits right on the top. 
And the beautiful purse and strap, look at my next post!








6 comments:

  1. You play the dulcimer???? I have one ~ no idea what a chord is:) Well okay I know what it is just not how to make it sound like anything resembling music. Also, love the heart key.
    Have a beautiful evening.

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  2. Hi Betsy, ypur heart collection is awesome! I love them all!
    This Music instrument looks very interesting, I have never seen one like this before!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week, my dear friend!
    Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xo

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  3. A beautiful post full of gorgeous hearts of all kinds to fill your house with reminders of love!
    You know when I saw that Dulcimer hanging there it brought back memories of the years I was married to my first husband, Joe.
    He owned one and played it often so the sound is very familiar to me. The memories are good ones! Sounds like you too have
    many happy musical events with your family!
    Thanks for your sweet comment Betsy!
    Warm hugs,
    Suzy

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  4. I love the hearts!! What a treasure trove of heirloom items! That is my favorite kind of decor!!!

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  5. A very beautiful and heartwarming post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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