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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hearts Everywhere



Todays post is all about love and hearts....


Out for our daily walk, Mr. FT and myself happened upon a red bush. 
All I could see was love!
The love of getting poked with wire, 
whipped in the face with branches,
traipsing back to the house to fetch the pruning shears, (half a mile)
and of course Mr FT's heart health, which requires
 trudging through knee high snow carrying a bundle of frozen sticks back to the house.



The branches sat on the heated floor and thawed for a few hours.
  They were slowly and gently bent to form half the heart and secured with wire. 
 A few branches were harmed in this process but all were used!





 I wired both halves together and finished them with red Christmas bows.
  I think it's a conspiracy and they just recycle
 Christmas ribbon with some heart packaging. 
 Ever notice how those Valentine chocolates always seem to taste slightly stale. 





  
The Ladybug Tree. 

 I secretly love the snow, and there really is nothing
 better than a walk on a warm winters day!
The Ladybug Tree picture was one of those days.
Happy Valentines Day!
Cheers.

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43 comments:

  1. I love your simple, primitive hearts! The Ladybug Tree is so cool.....never seen or heard of one before.

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  2. Your twig hearts are perfect! Love them... and I a-door that chippy white door. Aren't winter walks great? So much beauty really. Is that called a Ladybug tree because it's kinda shaped like one, or because they hibernate in it? That photo is lovely.

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  3. those are so creative, yet simple and cute, that you could easily make a bunch of them and sell them at the market :)
    Hope you noticed my green hearts at my place too :) We've decked the spy's halls for the Valentines

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  4. Your hearts are so pretty! I love those red branches. I too am curious about the ladybug tree. Do tell...:) The snow is so gorgeous. Have a lovely Wednesday.

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  5. I love your hearts and yes they are really pretty! They have such a country feel. Thanks for sharing at Stephanie's party.

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  6. Hi Karen, I LOVE your hearts created with the red branches. Such a wonderful heart wreath and adding the red ribbon bows is perfect. The ladybug tree is very interesting. I would love to know more.
    Thanks for sharing this pretty project. I would love to create these if I can find the branches.
    Hugs, CM

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  7. I wish I lived near some wooded areas. We have a lot of trees here, but nothing with cool branches I can cart home. Your hearts are beautiful, and I am totally digging that rustic, white door!

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  8. Those are beautiful hearts. :)

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  9. Those are just adorable hearts, Karen! Hadn't thought of the conspiracy theory, but you may very well be right! I personally think Valentine's Day has gained so much in popularity over the years, because there are so many people unable to let Christmas go entirely. The red, white & pink just seem to keep the festive-feel going for a bit longer. Plus, so many of us just don't know how to decorate for the in-between of Christmas and Spring!

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  10. Well now I have another project dont I? I will be looking for twigs and things to make hearts. WHat a great idea. I think I can trim some vines and stuff in my own back yard, but nothing like being out in the woods. I can't get anyone to go with me in the snow so it will have to wait awhile yet. Thanks for the idea. I enjoyed this post ........janice

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  11. Karen your wreaths are just gorgeous! Is that Red Ochre Dogwood? We used to clip it in Montana for round wreaths. I wish I had thought to make a heart shaped one like yours. So pretty! I also wish we would get some snow for a lovely winters walk!

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  12. So beautiful!!! What pretty hearts! And THAT chippy door! LOVE it! Your pictures are always so pretty Karen! I am inspired!

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  13. See? Now there's proof of your creative brain always in action. I admire your willingness to take winter walks. Mine consist of house-to-car / car-to-house / repeat.

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  14. Those hearts look perfect on your door. :)

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  15. Hello my friend. I love your fun hearts. Twigs can be a girls best friend. The chippy door should be mine and I love how you have displayed your woodsy love. Thanks for sharing.

    sk

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  16. Oh and by the way I would like to post a few of your pictures to a blog I am writing. Just let me know if this is a-OK...sk

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  17. Your hearts are very inventive and the rustic branches look so chic with a ribbon! I really love your red door with the white paint around the glass panes!

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  18. Your hearts are fabulous, my friend! The branches look so charming and the ribbon sets it off perfectly.

    Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  19. All those hearts are adorable! I love how they look on that old chippy door, well, the red door is pretty too! :)
    Happy V-day my friend!

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  20. These are so pretty! I want a red bush....that sounds terrible...but I love this, all vulgarity aside. :) I definitely think the candy people just take back their Christmas candy that didn't sell and re-purpose it for Valentine's. Miss you, lady. Winter never came over here, we've had one snow storm and gorgeousness ever since. I can handle winter if it's winter like this.

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  21. Your twig hearts are so welcoming, fresh and rustic. With all that snow (we have a lot on the ground here, too) it's like your pretty hearts hold a promise of great things to come. If I were adventurous enough to go for a walk and came upon one of your hearts on someone's door, chippy or otherwise, it would be the best part of my walk!!! Love them and pinned. Xo Amy

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  22. You have a heart on this door and a heart on that door....you have a heart-on everywhere! :P

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    -andi

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  23. What a lovely post. Thank you for showing us how you made these. It seems so simple, and yet without seeing it I would never have had this idea. I love decor that brings nature into the home and your wreaths are absolutely wonderful :) I am your newest follower. Please come visit and I would love to have you follow me back. I enjoy making new blogging friends and sharing ideas.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Your new blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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  24. Oh I LOVE these Karen !
    Wonder if I could walk around with pruning scissors and cut some of my neighbor's bushes?
    Pinning for sure !
    xox

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  25. After all you've done, keep them up. Put little plastic eggs on them for Easter, red, white and blue ribbons for July 4th, then poinsettias for Christmas.

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  26. This is so beautiful and so versatile too for the different seasons. A brilliant idea! x

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  27. Wow, those are super cute and simple. Definitely keeping that in my pinterest file!
    Deb

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  28. Simple, rustic and pretty! Oh, and versatile too! Love the white door, and the red one is pretty as well!

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  29. Hi .. Just finding you through Stephanie and love your hearts.. I can have hearts around all yea so intend to make a few.. Thanks for inspiring me. I am now going to be your newest follower.. xo

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  30. You were featured at Roses of Inspiration today, sweet friend! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. Hugs!

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  31. Hi Karen LoVE these hearts! I'm so excited to see this as I know just where I can cut some red branches and make some ! I even have some homespun fabric I can use for bows!
    Glad Stephanie has the link party so we can follow great blogs like yours! Come on over for a visit!
    Christine

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  32. How clever and pretty! I love the hearts. Thanks for sharing it on your post!

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  33. Hi Karen, Congrats on your feature at Stephanie's. Love these hearts!!
    Hugs for a great week my friend.
    CM

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  34. I love hearts and love, and these hearts are just beautiful! I love it against that white door. So lovely.

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  35. I don't know how I missed this post, Karen, because those hearts are so cute!

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  36. Hi Karen, poppin in to say hi. Thanks for stopping over to visit. Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  37. Hi Karen, poppin in to say hi. Thanks for stopping over to visit. Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  38. Hi Karen,
    I have been saving some branches just for this reason....you have inspired me to create something with them! Enjoy your weekend!

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  39. Checking in to make sure you are still alive. Hoping all is well in your part of the world. I've missed you my funny friend!

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  40. Love the rustic vintage feel of these hearts! A great idea.
    Amalia
    xo

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  41. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

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Cheers to great words!