Saturday, July 20, 2013

Looking for love . . .

Yesterday was a difficult day made incredibly easier by good friends and the kind people who left sweet words on my post.

The outpouring of love combined with a post titled Hearts written by Francis at By Surprise made me go "looking for love" in my surroundings.

It is obvious that I adore hearts from the heart and hand display in my living room.

But, my eyes were hunting for less obvious evidence of my heart addiction.

I found - 

a simple heart photo album,

hearts with flowers and hearts that are flowers,

hearts I made, 

hearts shaped of metal,

 and hearts in the garden.

Too many hearts?

There are even more hearts I didn't photograph!

They make me happy and there can never be too much love.

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I am sharing my love at 

My Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday

The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home

French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday

It's Overflowing - Share Your Creativity

Be Different . . .  Act Normal - Show and Tell Saturday


  1. Hearts to fill your aching heart. How very perfect! Blessings- xo Diana

  2. I love the cast iron chair with hearts. What could be more pleasing than hearts in any form all around you. Hugs. Tammy

  3. Good evening Carol. My heart is with you; I write because I LOVE to communicate. I adore blogging because I can see immediate results in my words to another, and vice-versa. I am currently taking a poetry class that belongs to a different genre of writing that what blogging requires, at least at the social level. It is difficult, it will make me a better writer IN TIME (maybe a life time), but the most important thing I never want to lose is the connection with people who are in need, who want to rejoice, who need someone to listen.

    I adore Francis, and I'm so happy that she inspired you to seek the most abundant resource in the universe: LOVE.

    I believe that the creatures we are given will one day be experienced, maybe in a new light. But love is never wasted....N E V E R.


  4. Carol,
    I love all your hearts but your own heart it the best!!!!

  5. Your hearts are beautiful and I know from all your posts that you have a beautiful heart also.

  6. Such a fitting post to help mend your broken heart. As you know, I absolutely adore your cottage and everything in it! I always enjoy looking at every little detail in your photos. You have such a good eye for putting things together and making them look just perfect. Such happy little hearts all over your home! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post with us and as we say in the south....Bless your heart!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  7. Your hearts are so beautiful. I also collect hearts and our beloved Mandy had a white heart on her head. I knew when I saw her that she was the one for us. My favorite heart is one our Daughter found while she was walking home one day, a rock in the shape of a heart.

  8. Carol,
    I love hearts too! They make me so happy, and I noticed the hands, which I thought were so cute. I have always wanted a HAND to hang my jewelry and things on. I love all your hearts, but especially the heart chair.

    I hope you are enjoying the summer days, my friend.


  9. You have a lot of hearts and love here.

  10. have a lot of hearts! I love hearts too. :-) Take care!

  11. What a wonderful blog you have! Never too many hearts :)

  12. I love hearts, too. You have a fabulous collection.

  13. I have a friend who collects hearts ( she lost her Son ) I guess they have healing powers.............
    I have a pinterest page Carol - with just hearts - if you like them there's some beauties there
    ( you probably have a Hearts board too? )
    From mine to yours,

  14. I'll have to "look for love" around my home as well. I enjoyed seeing your findings and hope that they give you some comfort.


  15. Obviously you are surrounded by love Carol. Somehow I think these hearts are simply a reflection of the kind, giving person who placed them there. XO

  16. You can never have too many hearts! Glad so much love is being sent your way!

  17. I have a lot of hearts in my home too. I hope you'll get through the difficult days.


  18. Your lovely and bright felt hearts are my favorite!

  19. I love hearts too. Right now I have on my heart necklace that my husband gave me years ago. :)

  20. I went back to read your previous post, Carol, and am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure there's a great big hole in your hearts right now that won't easily be filled.
    Mary Alice

  21. I just read your previous post too and am so sad. My heart goes out to you, for I know the loss of a beloved pet. After over 20 years without a pet, our sweet Sadie came to live with us a year ago March. She has filled our life with such joy. I hope you can adopt another dog when your hearts fill you can. Don't wait 20 years as we did. There are so many sweet doggies out there that need good homes.
    Thanks for your visits. I'm happy to be your newest follower and have added Art and Sand to my sidebar. I'm one who likes to live with hearts, so this post is very appealing to me. You have some wonderful heart shaped pieces! '-)

  22. You are so right!!! There can never be too much love or hearts! I am glad that you went on this hunt...what a wonderful reminder of what you are and what you are surrounded by!!! Beautiful post!!!

  23. You do have a lot of hearts in your home. Glad they are making you feel more loved than you already are.

  24. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Yes red and Lulu are some of my favorite things.
    Love your heart collection.

  25. I love hearts, too...I probably have more than I realized. At one point, I was going to do a heart theme in the master bedroom. It was when stenciled wall borders were "in". I stenciled pale blue hearts as a border in the middle of the walls and had different heart tchotchkes around.

  26. Hi Carol, sorry to hear that yesterday was a bad day. Hope your dear heart is feeling better! Know that you are loved in blogland. Love all of your hearts and your hand collection is stunning!

  27. I love hearts and when one is in pain, we should look at things that makes us smile.

  28. I am sorry you are hurting. I hope you find many more things to make you smile. XO, Pinky

  29. I've been thinking about you a lot. I remember the first days after we lost Sierra. I woke up at one in the morning so when Patrick came home from a night out it wouldn't feel so empty and sad. Memories of Sierra were everywhere. Her favorite spot. The instant greeting at the door... It's so hard to lose a beloved dog...sending you all my warm prayers that everyday gets easier.

  30. You can never have too many hearts, and I am glad your surroundings are making you happy.

  31. Oh I am so so sorry. Losing our fur babies is so so hard. Your baby's story sounds so much like ours. Ben, our golden, was left on the porch of my son's fraternity house when he was about 3 months old. My son brought him home (without asking us) to live here. Of course, we fell in love with him immediately and like yours, he also ate a ton of chocolate one time he found in my closet. It was for Christmas gifts. He also got our Easter ham once. Neither seemed to bother him. :) He's 12 years old now and has a bad bad hip but does pretty good. Please know, we all feel for your loss. xo

  32. Sending you lots of heartfelt hugs. Furry children make our lives so complete and when we lose one, it just hurts in an empty sad way. Hang in there and keeping looking for the love.

  33. here I am smiling and feeling blessed .... You mentioned me in your post
    Thank you so much .
    I love your newest post about your new experiences with your husband
    sharing the reactions on his paintings
    That must be so special.
    I can feel the loev you share
    that touches my heart .
    I love all you told us about all the paintings .
    Do you paint ?
    I think about you ! Big hug

  34. I adore hearts! I seem to see them everywhere... especially in nature. Every time I see a heart in nature, I feel like God's saying, "I LOVE YOU!"

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

  35. I love hearts too. My friends had hearts on her car and tatooed on her in various places.
    Hearts are good where ever.