Monday, February 13, 2012

My Old Wooden Heart






This is my favorite piece
in my Valentine collection.








Totally worthy of its own post!







I cannot even remember
where I got it or when
but it is so sweet,
made with tender loving care.








The heart is cut from a thin wooden board.
It is almost 12" tall  though my photos 
make it look much smaller.
It is crudely painted and has 
a black and white photo glued on it.








The photo shows two young girls on bikes.
Maybe they are sisters?
Best friends?





I don't know.... 
but I do know,
that one of them 
was named
"Hellen."




Signed on the back.  





Though this sweet heart may be wooden ---
it always makes my heart
turn to mush.


;)




Love it.










My Valentines.... my family, will be having this Buckeye Cake for dessert! Link here for the recipe!






Happy Valentine's Day!
May this love-filled day 
bring you 
 sweet surprises too.








































































20 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I understand why that is your favorite piece. Made from the heart for a speacil friend or loved one.
Happy Valentines Day!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a very unique piece. That cake looks good. I will be getting me some Leila hugs and kisses tomorrow. Those are the sweetest.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Very unusual and very special!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, you have the cutest Valentine decor! Love the heart! Please be sure to pop over and get in on my new giveaway! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Bliss said...

Cake looks yummy, too bad all mine are getting is some sad looking cake balls.

~Bliss~

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What a wonderful collection you have! This piece is so sweet and so much more meaningful than all the commecial rubbish out there. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day x Sharon

Sarah said...

This is a precious valentine. Don't you wish you knew its history. I can see why this one is special!
Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I love it, too...a real keeper!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat little heart...it looks quite old! I can see why you love it!

The cake looks fantastic. I still have some baking to do, a little late in the game but I am craving something sweet. I wonder why!

XO,
Jane

Paula said...

What a sweet piece. It's wonderful that it survived and found its way to your home where is is treasured.

michele said...

want the cake now for breakfast! love your collection!

michele

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

What a sweet piece of art! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
xxoo
Tammy

Karen said...

ooh, love this wooden valentine! What a treasure. I just finished baking chocolate cupcakes... your cake sounds delicious!

Debi said...

Just adorable. I can see why you bring it out each year.

Kelly said...

I hope you have a great Valentine Day today. That is certainly a unique wooden heart decoration. I'm sure it meant something special to the recipient years ago. That cake sure does look good!

Olive Cooper said...

Another perfect example why vintage is better. The back story to the heart surely must be a sweet one.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a sweet heart! That cake looks yummy! Happy Valentine's Day!

Little Mommy said...

I truly hope you enjoyed the cake! Thanks for linking to me .. Happy Valentine's Day!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

When you discover such a piece, you wonder...who were they?..what became of them?...Then you wonder..where will my special treasures be in say 100 years from now..i am hoping that there will be someone, like you, who discovers it...would cherish it as much as I...

You are right..that piece deserved its own post!

Happy Valentine's Day...

Sarah said...

Alison, I'm back to visit this one again. I love the little vignette you created with this one, but wish we could see more of it. Your little alphabet block with the red horse, the spool of thread, those wonderful heart pieces ~ please show us more! ~ Sarah