Valentine Inspiration

ell, if you are like me, you have a stash of old magazines that you pull out for seasonal inspiration.

As for me, my stash of Home Companion Magazine is one of my favorites.  Romantic Homes is also lovely Valentine inspiration.

I created an inspiration board for you on Pinterest for Valentine Inspiration.  I called the board Valentine's Day.  Don't you just love Pinterest?

Oh, and thanks to my friend Snap at Tales from Twisty Lane, I learned that Natasha from Five Minutes Just for Me, has created a weekly Pinterest Party called PINNING AND SINGING.

My Valentine inspiration began really, when I received my Willard Newsletter from Susan Branch.  If you don't already receive it, you can stop by her blog and sign up for Willard.  She has the cutest Valentine surprises in her shop.

ell, I have been painting little Valentine vignettes ever since I read her newsletter.

I found some dreamy Valentine's Day Brunch inspiration on a blog called Zsa Zsa Bellagio.

Sting, sigh...I love everything that he sings, but this song is the dreamiest.  Perfectly romantic for a Valentine inspiration.

Happy Friday and Happy Pink Saturday.  Stop by Bev's place at How Sweet The Sound to read all about it, Pink of course!

One can never have too many inspiration boards.  I added more pinks to my Pink Saturday Inspiration.

P.S.  I got some lovely news.  Last week there was a fabric contest on Spoonflower for coordinate fabrics.  I never asked for a single vote, and guess what?  I got 241 votes.  Someday I am going to be in the top ten, just you wait and see.  Here is my fabric design, which I called A Shabby Chic Collection.

Sarah said...

Karen, I always feel inspired when I visit your blog. I'm going to go back and visit each of these links. Valentine's Day is a favorite. Thanks for sharing.
And Happy Heart Day! ~ sarah

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. Your door with that BRIGHT RED HEART is just StUNnIng, Karen! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Gabriela Delworth said...


What a fabulous post full of happy colours and Valentine's romance!


T Opdycke said...

Your Shabby Chic collection is so charming. I needed a bit of Valentine inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Karen. I am so happy to find you here today. I hope you are feeling much better.

I love valentines.♥♥♥

Vee said...

Look at all this eye candy! What wonderful things you have gathered and I want to thank you for adding some simple ones that I will surely do! Your work is wonderful as always, dear Karen.

Kathleen Grace said...

Love your pinboards and your beautiful fabric collection! Congratulations on all those votes:>)

Joyce said...

OK Karen I have had an inspiration moment. Suzy Blu has just opened her Gypsy Art School. I figured it would out West somewhere like everyone else but guess what? She is in Spotswood New Jersey! We so need an artsy field trip! I would love to take one of her face workshops. What do you think? Let's be crazy!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

As always Karen, your Pink Post is AweInspiring! Love your new Fabric collection. Happy Pink Saturday!

Katherines Corner said...

Lovely pink inspirations. I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog. Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs. P.S. I hope you will stop by and say hello and enter my Pink Poodle giveaway :-)

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday.

My PINK is here. Please come and see.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful photos. Lovely flowers.

Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH KAREN, you fabulous person, YOU!! Thank you for coming and leaving such an encouraging message AND actually buying! I will wrap that up and send it out on Tuesday since I doubt the post will be open on MLK day. I have the day off! MERCI and I think you will be making a wonderful bouquet!!!! LOVE! Anita

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Oh what a great post to get me started thinking about VD :) Your details and art inspire me so.

You are such a fabulous person and anyone who comes within your energy is blessed!!

You are too good--- wait that isnt true... just the BEST!

AND -- I say the next time you come up for a contest let us followers know because we dont hang with you should let us know and then we can vote. Who knows we probably will spot yours as our favorite, but it will bring readers to that site and everyone will win. :)

BTW...yes i do love Pinterest. (I heard a rumor it's taking the place of blogging. SAY it isnt So!!!)