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:

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

    Poppy

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

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

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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

    FlowerLady

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  10. My favorite is the hearts on the quilts

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  11. Thanks for setting my heart at ease!
    Hugs ~

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  12. 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

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  13. Love Love Love!

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

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  14. Everything you do simply looks PERFECT!!!

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  15. 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

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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

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

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  27. 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.

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

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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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.

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

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  35. Love and lovely!
    Warm hug from Titti

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

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

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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.

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

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  41. 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

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