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Valentine Sweethearts – Part XIV

Here is  my completed Valentine Display with images I have of my ancestors. Many of them are wedding pictures, and I have added all of them into romantic vintage frames. All of the images today can be clicked on and blown up BIG:

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I’m not entirely happy with my garland, I think I might redo the cord, or add more things to it, but you get the idea 🙂 Here are some close ups of the rosettes I made, with a selection of my Valentine 2,5″ Circle Tags and crepe paper:

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Wings of Whimsy: Valentine Sweethearts Display #vintage #ephemera #valentine # sweetheart

Here are some closeups of some of the memorabilia I have included in my display:

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Unicorn Heart Box and Old Key from Bakke
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Vintage Camera (Antique Store Find)
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Gevabox Vintage Camera (Antique Store Find)
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Grandma Oddny’s Silver Plated Jewelry Boxes
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1845 Weaving Tool made for my Great-Great Grandmother – Ragnhild Nilsdatter Seljeset
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My Great-Grandmother Helge’s Book of Psalms for Church, Dated 1893
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1869 My Great-Great Grandfather’s Pocket Box for Tobacco – Ola Nilsen Solheim Bakke
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Loom Frame that belonged to my Great-Great Grandfather’s First Wife – Synnøve Rasmusdatter Ytrehorn (pre 1860)
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Thrifted Valentine Cherubs
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Antique Store Teddy Bears and My Grandmothers Pressure Glass Bowl
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Ca 1880 Excavated Frozen Charlottes in Thrifted Little Glas Bottles

And finally here are some more pictures of the sections:

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I hope ya’ll are feeling inspired to take YOUR own ancestors and family and put in romantic frames this Valentine, or why not make it a permanent display???

If you don’t know how to add your images digitally into the frames, I am now offering my DIGITAL DESIGN SERVICES through ETSY. Send me your images, and I will do the job for you! If the resolution is good, I can do my photoshop-magic, and you can have these as large as A4-sizes 🙂

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24 thoughts on “Valentine Sweethearts – Part XIV

  1. What a fabulous display and so nice to have such a lot of memorabilia from your family to include with the photos.

    1. Thank you Sweetie 🙂 I do have more memorabilia, but I decided this is enough. My idea is to create an interesting display, combining the images and the items, while not making it overloaded. The themes being romance, photography and heritage 🙂 xoxoxo

  2. Now I see! What a lovely arrangement you have created, featuring wonderful vintage photos of your people! And rosettes, did you make them as well? It’s all quite a beautiful Valentine vignette! All of your real artifacts, and those of a similar sentiment, look perfect together!

    1. Thank you Linda 🙂 I think the arrangement works well for a Valentine Display, totally customized to the Sweethearts who were responsible for my being in this world 🙂 But I also think a display like this could be created for a permanent view, I can’t keep mine like it is, because it is in my kitchen, but I will move it to another spot after Valentine’s Day and arrange it a little differently there. Yes, I made the rosettes, I plan to post a separate tutorial/description on those. xoxoxo

    1. Awww, thank you very much! You should see everything that goes in the bin..lol! But I think creating is also a “numbers game”, don’t be afraid of trying new things, and don’t give up if you sometimes are not completely satisfied! I learn from both my mistakes and my successes 🙂 xoxoxo

  3. Your display is just beautiful! And, I love your rosettes! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ephemera with us! I look forward to using quite a few with my own family ancestors. Happy Valentine’s Day! ~ Donna E.

      1. Hello Donna 🙂 I have had some internet issues the past weeks, and would probably not know if you tried sending me pictures :-O Please send them again, I’m very curious to see your creations.. 🙂 xoxoxo

  4. WAUW WAUW WAUW this has really turned out in a very very beautiful and romantic way.I absoluytely LOVE it sweet friend.If I should say one thing, it would also be on your garland, where I think, I would´ve gone for a silk ribbon instead of the cord, and even used both a blue and pink ribbon, as they´re the colors, that most seen in your display. I would´ve used these 2 colors in 2,5 cm wide and then twisted them around together the same length as you´ve made the cord here, then they would look of a bit more and tie it all together sooo beautiful, and you´ve still kept the colorscheme. And then maybe added some of all your stunning Valentines hearts behind the smaller images between the rosettes too, so they don´t look so small between the beautiful rosettes, but that´s just a question about taste, I think, and this is ofcause just my private opinion.
    You´ve really made a piece of art here and everything is soo perfect and beautiful. I love your rosettes too and all your small cherups is just sooo gorgeous. I´m very certain, that all your ancestars is sitting in their heaven and smiling from ear to ear, that they´ve been sooo wonderful displayed now no doubt. You´ve done an outstanding job on this, and I really love it.

    1. YES!!!! I am running to the store directly after work, I can totally envision the silk ribbon, it will be perfect 😀 I wasn’t happy with my cord, I wanted it to look much more bountiful, but I just could not make my mind suggest anything else…lol! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hopefully I will be able to present my new version with a tutorial on how I make the rosettes 😛

      Thank you also for the fabulous commment on my Valentine project, it is very, very much appreciated 😀 I wanted to see if I could use the album mats/frames without additional frames, and I’m happy with my result. xoxoxo

      1. Oh I´m just soo glad, if I could be to a little help back to you, after all you do for all us here all the time, so very pleased, if my ideas were to any use. But as you wrote, you wasn´t too happy with the cord, It was just what I think, I would´ve done to make it look a bit more festive and elegant. Can´t wait to see it later, when you have some spare time to do it.
        Have a wonderful day and lots of great fun with it.

      2. Help! I bought the silk ribbon, but I simply can’t twist it like I envisioned in my mind… :-O Maybe 2,5cm width is actually too wide? I’m wondering now to use only one color and no twist… or maybe you have another way of doing it that I could try? The twisting part, I mean? 😛

      3. I´ll try and do some and take some pictures to show you, what I meant. I think, I can get it done here tonight and send you the pictures in a mail, so you can see what I meant.

      4. Did you ever send me pictures? I have not redone the cord, and that poor tiny cord is still on display, trying it’s best to look grand and fluffy… lol But I really should do a better ribbon, so please send me the pictures if you get a chance…:-) xoxoxo

  5. ¡Que maravillosa guirnalda has hecho! Tu familia estará sonriendo desde el cielo al verla! Me encantan las rosetas..¿como las has hecho? ¡felicidades! Un gran trabajo

    1. Muchas gracias María:-) Tengo la intención de publicar una descripción sobre la creación de las rosetas, para aquellos que quieran probar estos;-) (<-google translate) xoxoxo

  6. Beautiful work and a lovely display. I am quite sentimental about my family and simply love what you have done. It is a wonderful way to remember and honor those who came before us. I love that you are considering the work on the Etsy site. I am one of those who are having a hard time getting my photos in my frames. I have collected and downloaded everything you have sent out since I found out about you a year or so ago. I used to have an antique shop and had a Victorian Tea for Valentine’s Day every year. Your images would have been so fun to have back then. I am anxious to get things going and use more and more of your helpful projects with my scrapbooking too.

    Many thanks for all you do….and a single mom on top of it all!

    Deb

    1. Aww, thank you Deb 🙂 I think the “single mom” part is what makes it possible… lol! I have to stay at home, alone, every night, so I simply had to come up with something meaningful to fill all that time with 😀

      The Etsy shop is a test project. Luckily it is not very expensive to try a few items, and then I can continue the ones that people are interested in, and discontinue the ones that are not popular 😛

      I would have loved seeing your antique shop, and to come for Victorian Tea! That sounds absolutely fabulous. You could continue the tradition privately you know, with some special friends, and use my graphics still 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Celebrations to you, Victorian Tea or not 🙂 xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much Dear Dianne 🙂 I’ve been dealing with some internet issues, thus my very belated answer. I’m very sorry, and do not for a second think I’m not appreciating your comment 🙂 xoxoxo

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