Eight Ways to Deliver a Valentine

February 5th, 2017 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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OK, this one is for your significant other. I call this the Honey Do bell. An old school bell tied up with ribbons and a vintage foil sticker does the trick. If you need your back scratched just ring the bell. I highly recommend taking turns with the bell.
Co-workers, your Bunko group, or the Sunday morning breakfast club, should not be denied a Valentine. For groups I think dolled up egg cups filled with chocolates work quite nicely!
Your best friend will love this. This is a small vintage book penned by Henry Thoreau entitled Friendship and Other Essays. Select a favorite passage and bookmark it with a ribbon and gear.
Daughters certainly deserve something special! Think about a European pencil box to wrap up a vintage locket shes had her eye on. I added a B to make sure my daughter knew it was for her. I know her name is Elizabeth, but I call her Bootsie.
You cant leave your son out of the mix! This one makes me laugh. My son is 23 and you know what that means. When it comes to gifts... cash is king! I found this old bank deposit bag and knew I had to have it. I dressed it up for my son and he will recieve his first official deposit into the bank of A.J. on February 14th. He will then return the bag to me awaiting the next gift giving occassion.
If you have young ones this is a fun idea. Instead of cards purchased at the store, send these off with your little tike instead. Tiny drain catches (new, old stock) are adorable with sweet red candies. Your child will be the hit of the party!
This ones just for girls. Lab beakers and hankies are perfect trappings for all the bathtime buddies a girl could want! The rose just sweetens the deal.
Im not sure who this one is for. I just love little red toy farm implemets. Ill bet a teacher would love this. The wheat grass and gerbera are signs that spring is on its way. Do you know what the littl red heart is? It is a found fossil perfectly formed in the shape of a heart. Pretty cool!
OK, this one is for your significant other. I call this the Honey Do bell. An old school bell tied up with ribbons and a vintage foil sticker does the trick. If you need your back scratched just ring the bell. I highly recommend taking turns with the bell.

OK, this one is for your significant other. I call this the "Honey Do" bell. An old school bell tied up with ribbons and a vintage foil sticker does the trick. If you need your back scratched just ring the bell. I highly recommend taking turns with the bell.


Valentine's Day isn't just about your significant other. It's a great day to acknowledge all those who make your life better, easier, and just a little bit sweeter. Make this year special for those you cherish by creating a junk Valentine that's as unique as they are.


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Comments (12)

eveh writes: Love the grass idea. You know, you could also use Lemon thyme. My thyme seems to survive anything. It did well during the hot summer with over 90 degrees and now in the Winter here which does go down to the twenties for several nights in a row, it is looking and smelling great. So you could keep it outside. I love old farm implements too. I never know what most of them are, but the faded red paint always catches my eye. Posted: 9:42 pm on February 13th
suewhitney writes: Thanks all! Yes, Lani the piece in the background should look familiar to you. You always have great stuff at the Buffalo Nickle but this one is beyond cool! BTW, the booth lookes awesome! Jim, I'm not sure exactly what it is. It's a gauge of some sort, perhaps from an industrial refrigerator? Lani..do you know? I have to make something from it, just not quite sure what that will be yet.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:26 am on February 8th
bridiemurphy writes: Well, my word, if that isn't the most fun photo/project -- love the background with the elapsed time and refrigerator temperature. Aye yi yi, it did get chilly around here (and this is Central Texas, mind you) when I mentioned a "to do" list to hubby...hmmm, a simple bell? Well? Posted: 10:41 am on February 7th
1retrogal writes: What a bunch of nifty cute ideas!! Unexpected Valentine surprises are so fun.
Loved all of your ideas!
Karen Posted: 9:28 pm on February 6th
bolmscheid writes: You've got so many cool Valentine ideas, but the bank deposit bag is so neat. I've got to try find one of those for my son in college ... cash is his gift of choice too!

Brenda
Posted: 9:26 pm on February 6th
JunkArchitect writes: Yep, I really like the bank deposit bag. There all great and I don’t know how you come up with so many cool ideas. I’m happy when I think of just one.

The photos are fantastic and I like the contraption in the background…what is that? Posted: 10:35 pm on February 5th
irishrovr writes: It's hard to pick out a fav - the wagon and the drain catchers are right up at the top. Love them!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 2:50 pm on February 5th
georgiamoon writes: Sue these ideas are so wonderful and they made me laugh, especially the bank deposit bag...can I have one of those too? Every single one of these Valentines would be welcome gifts for just about anybody. You are way too much girl, these are GREAT!!! gogo Posted: 2:24 pm on February 5th
writes: OK, I love all the ideas but the little wagon is doing it for me. It reminds me of what I pull around at the salvage yard and flea market.

:-) JennyK Posted: 2:15 pm on February 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very nice post! I love the bank bag and think it would be hysterical to exchange between husband and wife at times too. ;) Here you go honey!

I also think the drain catches as party favors are adorable. Wonder how they would work dipped in a bubble solution so the kids could blow in them? Very cute.

Thanks Sue!
Candy

Posted: 2:11 pm on February 5th
CottageElements writes: Sue, great ideas for gifts. I love the bank deposit bag, it would be great for my son. He'd use it often! I also am partial to beakers. Btw, the piece in the back looks vagely familiar. You didn't happen to purchase at the Nickel? I think it was mine. I hope our booth didn't look to horrible. Haven't been there for awhile. Was gonna go this week, but unfortunately been laid up with the flu!

Lani Posted: 12:36 pm on February 5th
MimiToria writes: Ahhh Sue, these are so great, creative and fun to view. Thanks for the inspiration! I hadn't even thought about Valentine's Day, but am now. Love all of your ideas.
Gretchen Posted: 12:01 pm on February 5th
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