Thursday, January 31, 2013

Florals and Romance

Valentine's season especially brings out the romantic in many of us.  It's when I add more florals and pinks around the house, desiring to make the inside more 'pretty' as the outside is dreary.  These vintage pink floral pillow covers are perfect for a romantic setting.

I purchased them from Laura over at The Ironstone Nest after seeing them on Debra's Monday Marketplace.  Have you visited Debra's weekly shopping link party?  It's a great way to find delightful treasures to buy.

I love the soft faded florals.  They cheer up the daybed a bit:

Speaking of cheering up, I got a lovely surprise last week.  Our children like to tag along when Dad makes a trip to the grocery store on weekends.  My daughter was beaming when they returned from such a trip, presenting a big beautiful bouquet of tulips to Mommy.  Her smile was so big!  It's heartwarming to see how romantic my husband and children can be.

The love I felt from receiving these tulips will far outlast them...

This little corner of the dining room got a touch of romance, too, with a new heart sachet:

It was sewn from the same Ralph Lauren pillow-case fabric I used as a liner for this vintage box:

They brighten up the white chair a bit:

How are you adding romance to your days?

Sharing with:
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Pink Saturday


Victoria said...

How lovely your daybed looks Susan! The pillow is gorgeous. I've never visited that shop link party but am definitely going to check it out. What a sweet daughter you have, sounds like she has a wonderful daddy to learn from:)

Anne said...

What a beautiful pillow!I have been bringing home fresh flowers weekly.If that does not say romance I don't know what does :-)

Debra@CommonGround said...

I'm so glad you bought these, I really wanted them, but just don't have enough "pastels" to pull it off. They look gorgeous at your place and I'm secretly just a little jealous!! Thanks so much for the shout out for The Marketplace xo

Robin Johnson said...

Your new pillows are GORGEOUS. I love how they pop out at you in the photo. So nice of your family to bring home flowers, you must have been wearing a grin the rest of the day!

Unknown said...

Oh I love that print! I bought some vintage bedding this summer and am ready to make something with it.

Many blessings....Brooke

Here is my new site for my Vintage Inspired Artwork...

And my original site that focuses on my own photography and projects, Creative Country Mom... My home and gardening site, where I share tutorials, crafts, decor and lots of gardening ideas.

This week I am starting a new link up party called "Sunday Open House". I hope you will link up this lovely post to share with my readers.

June said...

I love your beautiful floral pillows Susan. And---I adore the liner you made for your box!!!! So pretty!
Your children and husband are SO awesome to have brought home those lovely tulips for you. I can only imagine how they must have felt buying them for you.
It's always such a pleasure coming to your blog and being inspired!
sending hugs...

Rhonda said...

What a pretty post, Susan. Very romantic and soft, I love it.

It's me said...

Every day we live in romance....hahaha...almost 20 years married......and valenine's day is hard working for us.....with your post...your home what you do !!

Bente said...

Everything is just beautiful

Have a nice day

Donna said...

Those beautiful pillows are just perfect for your day bed, Susan! I love that fabric! And I also adore the Ralph Lauren fabric you made that adorable sachet in. How sweet of your kids and hubby to surprise you with those pretty tulips! Makes me long for spring:)

Custom Comforts said...

Your pillows and tulips are so pretty and romantic. Just the touch of softness and spring that our hearts need at this time of year.

Vintage Market Place said...

awwww, so romantic.
Your flowers are gorgeous.
I will always be a carnation gal.
Can't get enough of them.
Your sewing projects turned out so lovely.
And yes, I am doing my best to add some romance to this house as I sit day after day on this couch.

The Porcelain Rose said...

LOVE the vintage pillows!!!
They are fabulous.
Hope you will pop over for a visit and see the pillow cases my sweet mother hand embroidered for me.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Will visit again soon.
Luv, Luv,

Debbie said...

The pillows are a perfect addition to your beautiful daybed!! I love the faded, vintage look. The blue heart pillow also looks wonderful on your chair. What a lovely home you have.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love getting flowers for no reason, they are beautiful!!!
I also love the soft fabrics you are embracing, perfect for your home!

Warm Heart Bears said...

What beautiful pillows and the flowers are lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

Sweet that you husband is teaching your children to do special things for their mom. Wonderful role model!
I've put my special hearts out and about and my collection of Mary Englebreit valentine boxes are my centerpiece on my dining room table. Spreading the love. ;-)

Lorraine said...

How lovely and romantic! Beautiful pillows! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

J.Rylie.C said...

Love the flowers.

Please come and peek at my PINK.
Your comment is always a joy to read.

Annesphamily said...

Oh such wonderful treasures here! Thanks for sharing with us! Have a terrific week!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo pretty!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!!

Unknown said...

Hi Susan, I found your blog on Common Ground-Do Link Party. I like everything what I see here and I can not get enough. Beautiful pictures, beautiful living and a lot of inspiration. I am becoming a new follower. Greetings from Europe. Renata

farmhouse-story said...

oh, my, but the tulips are so pretty!
and the new pillows are so pretty on that charming daybed:)

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