Feb 4, 2015

Buttons and Ticking - A Valentine Pillow and Decor

Can you believe that it's almost Valentine's Day?  I feel like we were just sitting around the table having Christmas dinner.

As I have read on so many blogs, this holiday is not a popular decorating occasion.  However, I couldn't resist prettying up a little in our guest bedroom - starting with this sweet pillow that I created today using old buttons and one of my Christmas Ticking pillows.

My mother-in-law collected these buttons for years.  She grew up in the 1930s, so she always had the mentality that "it might come in".  Well, she would be so proud of me for putting some of them to use!

Since I already had the pillow that I made for Christmas, all I did was hot glue the buttons on.

I think it adds just a touch of romance without going overboard.

I brought out some of my Alfred Meakin "The Courtship" plates to add a little more red. 

There's the Bondo table back in her place!

The adorable cherub lamp actually started out as a not-so-pretty brass-ish lamp.  

This bowl and pitcher is another heirloom from my mother-in-law.

The flowers are silk (shhhh), but I still love them until the real ones bloom.

There is no question, we have a very eclectic style out of necessity.  Since we brought a lot of Dean's mother's items into the house when she passed away, I have made them all fit in with our decor and hopefully look as though they belong where we put them.

For that, I'm sure she is very happy. :)

Linking to:

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Show and Share Party at Coastal Charm
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours

                             Thanks for stopping by!                               


  1. Susan love your button heart pillow! Your entire room is just lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at THT!

    1. Thank you so much - and thank you also for featuring me in your post! :) That was a pleasant surprise! I love your party and I get so much inspiration from everyone.

  2. Love the pillow and the buttons are very cute. I have 2 jars of them too from my grandmother!

    1. Thank you! I can't even begin to list all the bits and pieces we have now....trying to find things to do with them is always so fun!

  3. I love it! Your room is so pretty.


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