Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Black and White and Red, and Read

Hi, Hope y'all are having a good week.
 I don't normally decorate a lot for Valentine's Day, just a few pops of red here and there, and maybe a pic or two of the grands wearing something red

Last week, I was thrilled to find these vintage books at the antique/decor shop, and, I knew they were just what I needed to make a little vignette on the secretary.

Sonnets from the Portuguese, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Each page has sweet silhouettes to accompany her poems.

Sweet silhouettes, and sweet treats...

Black and white shortbread hearts from Costco. 
You didn't think I made them did you?  :)

Wishing all of you a Happy Valentine's Day!
xo Babs

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Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful. The book is such a wonderful find. Hugs. P.S. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop this week. xo

Sarah said...

Babs, the little books are treasures and the perfect touch of red. Love the silhouettes!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Marigene said...

Of course, we thought you baked the heart shaped cookies for your sweetie, Babs!
Lovely vignette, books, flowers, and photos of loved one, can't get much better than that.
Have a great week!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful! Red becomes your home and February is the month to whip it out! Pretty vignette!

Jane xx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful. I love the book!

Ron said...

I love your newest books and red touches. Happy V- Day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Babs, I love the books! What a great find. Those cookies look so yummy!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Everything looks so pretty! I do love your silhouettes.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love the books and the touches of red, Babs! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Alycia Nichols said...

I pinned your secretary vignette. I really like it. I've been reluctant to add a small lamp to mine, but seeing yours gives me confidence that I'm making the right choice. I love the vintage books, too. Great score!

Happy Valentine's Day, dearest Babs!!!!!

Linda said...

I love the oh so elegant silhouette illustrations of your book. What a find! The lamp is pretty with those grands in red! visitng from The Scoop at Stonegables. Linda @bushelandapickle.com

Kelly said...

Oh those cookies look good. I love the tulips too. Hope you have a nice Valentines Day.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty Babs! I always love seeing your secretary...love that lamp too!

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

Beautiful book! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Perfect touches of Valentine's love.
Love the vintage books and pops of red.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love the silhouettes Babs! Perfect for Valentines indeed. I haven't been to Costco for some time. Love shortbread cookies. Costco here I come! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Denise said...

These are beautiful vignettes, Babs -- I especially love the first picture. What a wonderful find on the Elizabeth Barrett Browning book; those silhouettes are perfect for her poetry. Great ideas for Valentine's decor, and I love your pretty tulips, too. :) Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good weekend.


Denise at Forest Manor