Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"You Gotta Have Heart"

I have been on a forced computer hiatus while my laptop was in the hospital with a damaged screen.


So, I used the time to add a little "heart" to our cottage.


I removed all the clocks on this shelf in the dining room and replaced them with my small beach pail collection.


The metal heart garland hangs on shelf year long.


The kitchen shelves were an easy fix by simply tucking hearts here and there.


The entry got a big heart


and if you look closely, there are little hearts on the cupboard.


I went a little crazy in the guest room  


pairing hearts with my hand collection.


I am constantly stealing from vignettes


and the Hearts & Flowers diary is now in the living room.


It has been fun adding hearts throughout the house and I could keep going - there is still a basket full of hearts in my little garden house.


They won't be making an appearance this year because enough is enough.


In the last line of "Heart" from Damn Yankees, the boys sing, "We've Got Heart" and we definitely have "heart" in our home this season.

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43 comments:

Poppy said...

Carol, your photos today made me smile and sigh - such charming and cheery and pretty vignettes!!

Poppy

podso said...

Amazing how some red hearts can brighten up a house! And I really like your book vignette with the print hearts.

Susie said...

Carol, I love all your garlands. The roses are beautiful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

i love your hearts! Like little splashes of love here and there! You are getting better and better with your photos. I have a few hearts out here, full of love!

Renee said...

Love the hearts. I love the way you take things from one place and put them somewhere else.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those little sand pails! I wish I could find one! You would think I could here in FL but so far I haven't run across one. Love your cute Valentines! Hugs!

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol I love your vintage sand pails. Those are so adorable and perfect for your beach cottage. Love all your pretty hearts through out the cottage.
Hugs,
Kris

Leslie Harris said...

What happened to your screen? I hate when I have computer problems, hope it's fixed soon. Hopefully you won't need Joshua's help :) By the way your son was truly amazing, so helpful and kind when Jim and Patrick talked to him. He's got the best of both of you in that heart of his. And soooo smart too.
BTW--I shared your link on my post today.
hugs,
Leslie

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What lovely hearts spread throughout your cottage. Thanks for sharing.

FlowerLady

Curtains in My Tree said...


My favorite is the hearts on the quilts

bobbie said...

Thanks for setting my heart at ease!
Hugs ~

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol you certainly have lots of heart-s and a big kind one that graces us all in Blogland. Love all your Valentines decorations❣️Broken computer screen, oh no what did LuLu do????
xoxo,
Vera

Stacey said...

Love Love Love!

Everything fun and holiday related that we own is packed up. I'm enjoying seeing yours. :)

Laurie said...

Love it!

Linda said...

Everything you do simply looks PERFECT!!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So sweet!

Botanic Bleu said...

Oh, love your hearts! Then I spotted your blue and white quilt! Be still, my HEART. Love the quilt, the bundle of red hearts, and the red wire basket. I would love for you to share this post at Monday Social.

Judith

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I have missed you greatly, Carol! I had no idea your computer was damaged! This world of blogging, one thing that's difficult is when you don't see your friends for a while...we never quite know what's wrong. But you are back, it's great to see your beautiful, bright cottage again, and your ideas flowing.

Have a sensational day my dear!

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Love those little pops of red hearts. Also love those vintage tea towels, so pretty. Hope your computer gets well soon.
Mary

Rhondi said...

Carol I love the way you can decorate with just the right amount of restraint so that it never looks cursive or contrived. Hope you have a happy day!

Pamela Gordon said...

I need to get some hearts. You have some really sweet and unique ones and all I've seen here are cheap dollar store ones. I love all the heart touches added to your decor. Have a happy heart day on Tuesday.

ANNE said...

You are so gifted at creating vignettes!! Love all of these! I love how the colours pop against the white background. I loved your home before you painted the walls white but I love it more now!

xox

Down by the sea said...

You do have a wonderful collection of hearts and they do look wonderful displayed all around the house. My chocolate hearts seem very lame in comparsion! Sarah x

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very sweet! I love the subtle display of hearts....none of it screams but adds sweetness to every room.

Cynthia said...

Adore all your hearts. My favorite is the small metal hand with the tiny red heart, so pretty. The hearts hanging from the wire bucket are great as well

Cindy

Tamara said...

Oh my Carol..
So much beauty and charm at every turn. You have such lovely vignettes with pretty colors and collections with just the right added "something". I love it all! You do have a talent for inspiring. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day~ (I'm enjoying your instagram so much

Tamara xo

Celestina Marie said...

Love it all Carol, Darling hearts at every turn. Love is in the air!!
Thanks for the inspiration. Have a nice weekend ahead. xo

Brenda Pruitt said...

So colorful and cute! The only think I've done for Valentine's Day is buy and eat heart-shaped dark chocolates.
Brenda

Melanie said...

You know I love hearts and hands, too! I haven't done much this year with the Valentine's Day decorating though. Every photo of your vignettes is just pure perfection and eye candy.

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

Lovely! A reminder to love is perfect in our current political climate.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I "heart" every one of your vignettes, Carol! I especially love your display of sand pails with the heart garland. Sweet!

Katie Mansfield said...

Thanks for sharing at Monday Social. Come by on Sunday to see your feature.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Well I lost the comment, so will start again. Love the hearts in your cottage, they look terrific. Your vignettes always look terrific.

Enjoying the rain and so are my flowers - the roses are going to town. Have my first Iris in bloom. Enjoy your weekend.

Mary

Jann Olson said...

Carol, I always love your collection of peach pails. They look so cute on your shelf. The hearts and hands tucked here and there add a wonderful touch. I am always tweaking vignettes as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your photos and vignettes are wonderful...and I must say I really like you house all white...Gosh what's going on since I've painted the whole upstairs all white and its so much easier to decorate. You are definitely a queen of vignettes. It going to be in the mid-forties (heat wave) and might find myself out cleaning rip the garden.

Patty Antle said...

Love your ❤️ s. Happy Valentines Day! Your place looks so fresh and inviting!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Love and lovely!
Warm hug from Titti

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous pictures...loving all the little red hearts tucked here and there!
Helen xox

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I had already noticed you had a nice heart collection, which comes handy this time of year ;)

Audrey said...

Coming over from Monday Social.
I really enjoyed all your Valentine decorations.
Your styling is just perfect. I will back to visit more.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.

Sue said...

I agree with another commenter that everything looks fresh and inviting, plus the white roses are perfect. Then, you surprised me at the end with the different colored flowers that were not red. Lovely and now my day starts with joy.

chateau chic said...

Your cottage looks magical with all of your charming hearts!
Mary Alice

Rue said...

Hi Carol :)

Your blog always makes me happy and I've missed visiting you. I love all the little hearts everywhere :)

Congratulations on your 5th Blogaversary!

xo,
rue