Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mimi's Valentine Cottage

Mimi's Cottage got a little Valentine foofing this past weekend.
I made a few little hearts to use in an apothecary jar.

A couple of people asked where I got the pink candy corn. I think I got it at the grocery store last year. Do not try to eat it! It's so hard it'll break a tooth! I googled Valentine candy corn and there were quite a few places where you could find some.

I've already told you a couple of times that I haven't had an original idea since 1986. Well, here's further proof. ML from the House of Whimsy posted one of these cute hearts on a stick so of course I had to copy. They're $1.00 marshmallow hearts from Walmart. Remove the plastic stick, wrap some scrapbook paper around a little dowel, attach a few leaves, replace the stem, stick them in a cute pot and you're done.

I saw this adorable heart in Cherry's etsy shop last year and had to have it. She has some wonderful things this year too. This little lamp hanger came from Cherry too. You can't tell from this picture but the ivy is in the shape of a heart.

I don't have a huge amount of Valentine decorations, but I do have a few things. I love the heart shape and it's out year round in wreaths and such. Valentine's Day comes at the perfect time. A little bright spot in the middle of a cold and gray winter. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with people and things that you love.


Sandra said...

Stumbled on your blog tonight...love the hearts in the jar and the heart shaped marshmellow flowers...such simple and fun decor. Stop by and say hi sometime!

Julie Harward said...

Love the hearts you made..so cute and I've seen that candy at the grocery store too. Just a few touches make it all look so cute1 Come say hi :D

Robin said...

Your decorations look so nice. I still have to get mine out. I've been putting it off for a week now. I really like your hearts in a jar idea. It's beautiful

Sue said...

You did a good job "Foofing"....and just an FYI for other commentors.....Walgreens carries the V-Day candy corn....Fresh I hope!!

Kelee said...

Hi Mimi!

I really think I love these cloches done for valentines the best for cloches! Something about the valentine theme and colors that look great under glass!

love, kelee

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Lot of love going on around the cottage.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Oooooo! Love it!
You crack me up! Truly!! I so haven't had an original thought for about that same amount of years either! LOL
Valentine's day is a bright spot in a cold and grey winter for sure.
Is that a mini sketch of Mimi's cottage in the last picture?
I loved ML's sucker hearts too. Yours are GREAT as well.
Enjoy your day!

Nana said...

Your house looks so cozy and cute. I didn't get out any decorations yet. Hmmm. I don't think I am going to. I know I am being a grump.

Scrap for Joy said...

Your decorations all look so festive Mimi. Don't you love all the wonderful sellers on Etsy. I have a card that Cherry made...I try to buy from my favorites. I had to laugh about your comment regarding the candy corn. I'll try to remember if I ever come to your house NOT to try to eat it.

Donna said...

Mimi, I love all your valentine decorations. It all looks so cheery!


Together We Save said...

You have so many pretty things!! Wow - it looks wonderful.

~~Carol~~ said...

All of your valentine decorations look wonderful, and I especially love that amaryllis! I'm going to Google valentine candy corn right now!
Have a great day!
P.S. I would probably still eat that rock hard candy!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Mimi, I loved visit through you valentine cottage. I have family for valentine crab dinner sunday and I want so badly to have some sweet decorations, but I have been so busy and crazy I haven't time to make them. Ok you say, why are you on the computer when you could be sewing cute hearts for your jars like Mimi, and I say, because I'm behind on my blogging and I'm going crazy.

OK, take a deep breath. I have to do a new post and then I sew... you'll see.

hugs and kisses

Carolina Girl said...

Mimi, Love the hearts you made and what a great idea to toss them together into the class cylinder. Happy Valentines Day.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your decorations look love-ly;>)
Love those marshmallow hearts that look like flowers, too cute!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your pretty Valentines decorations. The hearts you made are very pretty. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

One of the dollar stores has the marshmallow hearts already made into lollipops; i think it was Dollar General, not sure.
Also, I saw the V'Day candy corn at WalMart last year.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Awww, thanks for the mention and link. You're such a sweetheart, Mimi Sue. You've made my day by using this silly little idea I had. Your three in one pot is ADORABLE!!!
Much love,
Mary Lou

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Mimi, I've had phemonia this last two weeks. I haven't gone into the shop yet this week.

I am in the process of making a heart banner and hearts for my jar. I have a couple errends I'm going to run in a minute, when I come back I'll finish my hearts and post them.

Big germ free hugs

Beth at Aunties said...

I love all the hearts. It is a symbol of l♥ve. I really like the cute hearts in a pot. I would love to make those also. Smiths bulk candy and Winco carries the candy Corn:-)
Your home looks so welcoming and full of love.

Diane said...

Sue I love your home, it's always so charming and fun. I love the hearts! you're decorative touch is like magic!
love ya

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Mimi, I feeling better, I'm going in the shop for a few hours today, 1-3 and a few hours tomorrow, 11-2.

The shop is moving over to Gardner Village in the old White Shop. She needs to be moved in by March 1. I will be packing up today and tomorrow. We're still open though!


Annie said...

I heart you!

I found pink candy corn at Winco...
and it was soft;)

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Mimi Sue,
I didn't know that was you! It hard to me to get connection between blog life & 'real' life. I am getting ready to put a lot more cute red & white country stuff on. Downsizing collections.
I love you look of "LOVE'! So pretty, and yes the snow is everywhere. Happy Valentines Day Lisa