Friday, February 11, 2011

messages of love...

Debra is having a Vintage Valentine Party today!  I have a few vignettes to share with you.  First in my den where the sun was happily shining in, I put one of the heart boxes I decoupaged...

Then there is my sweet vintage book I love to use hoping to give Jim a hint...

I have it in my den where he can see it when he sits at the computer!

My displays are very subtle this year...
 Just the way I like it...

I love the sweet faded roses on this old book!

Old sheet music is always a perfect, romantic touch... 

I added a bit of pink to soften it all...

I love the Valentine tussie...I have two and got them off Etsy years ago...
Last Valentine's Day Jim and I went antiquing and he found this book for me...
I will always treasure it!!

There is another dove on my mantle too...
It is the perfect size to hold a little something special...
Hmmm...do you think he will get that hint?

Actually Jim has already given me the best gift ~ his strong hand to hold, his broad shoulder to lean on and his heart full of love.  My little nest has been shaken up a bit lately.  I have to have surgery next week.  Open heart surgery.  A small mass called a left atrial myxoma (or benign tumor) has been found and needs to be removed.  So, next week I am heading into Boston to have it taken care of.  I am lucky I live near a place that has some of the best hospitals and doctors in the world.  I am also lucky the word benign was used.  And I am very lucky to have the love and support of my family and friends.  You have all been so wonderful and I thank you so much!  I also know I could count on all of my blog friends for good thoughts and prayers!

Needless to say I will be taking a little blog break.  However, before I go I will be back on Monday to share what I have so far in my den makeover which will be on hold for a bit.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for listening!!

43 comments:

Crystal said...

I love all the subtle changes.So soft and romantic. Good luck with your surgery.....sending lots of prayers for a speedy recovery!!!

Sandi said...

All kinds of love and hugs coming from Michigan to you Sandi!! You will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through your surgery and recovery!!
Love your vignettes!!
Hugs~

Lisa said...

Hope everything goes well. I'm so glad you will be in good hands. Looking forward to hearing that you are safe and sound.

Your vignettes are so lovely,

Cheers (& hugs,)
Lisa x

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like your mostly white vignettes. I hope your hubbie gets the hint! That made my day. Sandi, I must say that your Valentine's Vignettes are probably my favorites so far. VERY PRETTY!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

A Vintage Chic said...

You have such a beautiful style, Sandi...love your way of putting things together...gorgeous!

Love those sweet vintage books!

I'll be keeping you in my prayers. So glad you know it's benign...you'll be fine! So good to know you have such a loving husband to take good care of you!

Julie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

dearest sandi....my thoughts and prayers go with you...always. you will be heavy on my mind and in my heart. Please be well. sending healing thoughts and hugs your way! Know that i am here for you. god bless!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Sandi,
I just found out yesterday from Pam. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you beautiful lady! I am praying that our Lord "the Great Physican" will be there guiding the doctors hands every step of the way. He will be right by your side. If you need ANYTHING, please let me know. Can we help your family with some meals while you're recovering?
Let me know.
Blessings and Hugs,
Karen xoxo

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful : )

Donna said...

I am certainly keeping you in my prayers, Sandi, that all goes well with your surgery and total recovery! Your vignettes are just lovely. I adore all of the white, silver, and vintage books and sheet music. Take care and be well!!

stefanie said...

oh, everything is just gorgeous!!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Kate said...

Sandi
Keeping you in my prayers for your surgery and recovery!!! I love the romantic touch you always place on your vignette! Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

xoxo
Kate

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

So pretty Sandi, you are a trooper with all that coming up next week~ stay positive & you will be in my prayers!

Victoria said...

Oh my goodness Sandi, I will be thinking of you and sending HUGE prayers your way for your surgery! Your Valentine vignette is gorgeous:) Glad you have a wonderful man to be by your side. I don't know what I would do without my man, there's nothing better than having that love!

michelle said...

I love your vignettes, they are so pretty!!
I will be praying for you that all goes well Sandi. I am so glad that the word benign was used as well. If you have any questions regarding open heart surgery, I would be happy to help. Things are still pretty fresh in my mind. :) Hugs to you and I will be thinking about you.

Susan said...

Hello Sandi,
Such beauty in your home surrounding you as you face this challenge. My prayers are with you, and I agree you're in the best of hands in Boston.
Rest up and we look forward to hearing from you during your recuperation.
Take care, Susan

Passionate for White said...

Yes, Boston has some of THE best hospitals in the country...thank goodness you'll be well taken care of. I'll be thinking of you and sending all my positive energy your way. Please take care.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Just beautiful, Sandi!
And that's just the right amount of pink. :-)

Happy Friday!
Anne

Pam said...

Such a sweet post from such a sweet lady - My "Witty and Pretty" friend!! You know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God will be watching over you. Talk to you soon. xoxo Pam

Beach Vintage.com said...

Hi Sandi, yes I love the subtle displays too. Have a great weekend.

KATHY said...

Your vignettes are so pretty, and romantic.My thoughts, and prayers are with you! I wish you a speedy recovery.

Kathy

Amy Kinser said...

I know God will be holding you in His strong arms during your surgery and for that I am thankful.

I love all of your sweet hints to your hubby. I also love the book he gave you.

God bless you.

Carole said...

Oh Sandi I will keep you in my prayers. You are going to one of the best hospitals in the country. Come back to us even better then before .....is that possible? you're pretty good already!

Hugs,
Carole
ps....love the little love book you just bought!

NanaDiana said...

Your post is beautiful today...and I love the little tussy-mussies.

I will be saying a prayer for you. I work in a hospital that speciailizes in heart surgeries. You are in a good place in Boston and I know how scary it is to face something like this. Bless you..Diana

Rebecca said...

I'll be thinking of you next week-lots of prayers for you. I really enjoyed your lovely vignettes!

Jill said...

...all very sweet and romantic!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love your subtle look. It's all you need. Couldn't help but notice that I have several of the things that you shared so I love it even more. Like the way you have the silver heart attached to the empty iron vintage frame.
I pray that you will sail through the surgery and have a speedy recover.
Rhonda

Miss Gracie's House said...

aww...so sweet...LOVE your words for your dear husband...that book is a treasure...I will be praying for you next week....
Rene

Jen Kershner said...

Good luck to you. I'm happy you have such a wonderful support system!

Dear Lillie said...

Beautiful - especially love the sheet music! Will be praying for you!!!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Sweet and romantic vignettes you've created ... I'll be thinking of you this week and keeping you close in thought and prayer. See you when you get back from your little get away ; )


xoxo
Jill

wandalee said...

Sandi - best of luck in Boston - you're right, we are very lucky to live in this area. Not sure if I've left a comment before, but I frequently drop in to read and have been to the shop (love your space!). I live in NH and have space at White Home where I bumped into Mary Ellen last year and also saw her in Brimfield. Take care and hope all goes well.
Wanda in NH
www.vintagefleurs.com

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Sandi, Lovely Valentine vignettes!
I'm sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery. I will be praying for you, your family, the doctors and your recovery. I hope all goes well for you. Let us know how you're doing.
~ Julie

Rose said...

love all of your items. the book your husband gave you has a beautiful cover. will keep you in my prayers about your surgery and speedy recovery. God Bless

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Beautiful, Sandi! My favorite things are all your vintage books... drooling... ;-)
Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day!
xoxo,
Jo :)

p.s. I've been wanting to get a new alarm clock for my bedroom... I love yours. It looks fairly new with a great vintage look. Could you tell me where you got it? Is it from PB? :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Congrat's to the winner of your giveaway.
Your decor is lovely!
Said a prayer for your surgery~
deb

Barbara Jean said...

Love your subtle decorating. All so lovely!

You bet you will be in our prayers for your surgery!!

hugs and peaceful blessings

barbara jean

Polly said...

Hi Sandi,

I have been taking a break from blogging so I haven't been around much. I just read this post and wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you! Wishing you the best and sending prayers!

Polly

Sweet Sage said...

will be thinking of you, sweet Sandi.
get your needed rest .. blogland will wait :)
sending many happy, healthy, healing thoughts and prayers ..
and much LoVe...
kim
xo

missshawna said...

Sandi,
I just love all of your beautiful vignettes. I am sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way. Let us all know how you are doing.
Hugs~

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Everything looks wonderful, very soft and peaceful. You have a special talent for making it look elegant and cozy at the same time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest well and Godspeed back to us.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I will be praying for you and know you will have a very speedy recovery!!!

Rondell

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Sandi
God Bless You
Sending you and the family
Love and prayers
xxoo
Pam

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