Monday, February 13, 2023

A Buffet of Valentine Stitches

Great Grandma Annie's buffet is loaded down with Valentine stitching.  

Welcome, ya'll.  You guessed it - it is another Country Clutter post. πŸ˜‚Most of these stitches you have seen  before. I seem to decorate the buffet the same ole' way each February, but I do love these pieces.  

So many of the items on the buffet reminds me of my family. Great Grandma Annie sold eggs to buy her dining room set and the buffet was part of it. 

Front and center is Waxing Moon's Valentines' Trio . I stitched the houses together on 14 count aida with 3 stitch lengths separating the houses.  Below the trio is  a white stone platter with Dorothy Mae's Spring House.  and Elizabeth Hartline's Saltbox

Dorothy Mae's Spring House was named after my great aunt who was like a 3rd grandmother to me. She  adored the color pink  . It was always such a treat to go to her home which was just a hop , skip and a jump from the post office which is where she worked. 


I pulled out my Pioneer Woman tiered tray and loaded it with stitches as well.  "Love You More" was a freebie from Cathy at Hands on Design.  Last year , I stitched "Love" from Vicki at Stitchy McFloss. She posted this lovely freebie on Feb. 9, 2022. I finished mine by appliqueing it to a little heart. I left the top of the stitch open so I could tuck a little love note in it. 

The small "Love " design on the bottom tier is a freebie from The Stitcherhood.  Nestled next to is the teeniest little hearts that I stitched on a scrap of aida. Look at that sweet bluebird in the bowl.- one of my thrift store favorites.  










It has been years since I have pulled out my glass heart bowl. I nestled Strawberry Saltbox in it. 



Years ago I found the large milk glass compote, I placed a red plate on top of it and placed a number of stitches on top which includes Lizzie Kate's Be My Valentine . It is a freebie on her website.Beside it is another Lizzie Kate stitch called  Snippet- Be Mine Valentine. Finished in the Dollar Tree tray is my LOVE NOTE STAMP

"LOVE " is a freebie from Notforgotten Farms. Lori has the most adorable designs and she is so generous as well. 


 Have you figured out what I finished it on? It is a metal napkin holder that I found at the Goodwill. πŸ˜€ I just turned it on its side and added some Dollar Tree florals and picks and a big bow on top. I think it is as cute as red button if I do say so myself. ❤

On the other side of the buffet,  is With Thy Needle and Threads "February Word Play" . I finished it on a metal blackboard that I found at the thrift store, but it had a Kirklands tag on it.  Below the Word Play is a thrifted tea cup and saucer that I recently found at you guessed it - the thrift store. It is overflowing with my Red Heart Mini Sampler . Hmm. I am thinking I need a dough bowl of themed mini samplers? What do you think? But I digress. Beside it is Love Basket   and on the opposite side is Love Grows Here Home

My girls always joke with me how I can not throw anything away. Well the little LOVE NOTES that is framed in the black frame is a testament to that. It was a pair of one of the girls pants when they were young. I cut off a section with the pocket and embroidered "Love Notes " on it. I then stuffed it with little paper  hearts 


 One more day until Valentines' and I am still stitching for the big day. I think I can squeeze one more Love stitch on the buffet. Don't you? πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ Of course, Mr. Pinker would say that is not possible, but if there is a will there is a way especially for a clutter bug like me.. πŸ˜†Any whoo, Sweetie pies. Thank you for dropping by for an afternoon visit. I hope to post my Country Clutter Hutch tour soon. 

As always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

This home is filled with dreams , love and happiness from above. 

Hugs and Stitches !!!πŸ€—❤🧡


Dedicated to my dear loving sister Amy . I love and miss you. 


20 comments:

  1. All your pink stitched pretties look lovely nestled among your decor. A dough bowl of themed mini samplers is an excellent thought.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Kim. These have brought me a lot of joy and my collection is slowly growing. I wish you the most lovely and joyful Valentine's Day .

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  2. Wonderful show of pink and red lovey stitches! Too many to pick a favorite! My best Valentine received was my eldest son. 48 yrs. tomorrow. How did that happen?! Happy Valentine's Day to you, Melisa.

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    1. Oh wow, Ginny That is the best Valentine's gift. Happy Birthday to your dear son. I hope he has a fabulous birthday. Have a beautiful day. Hugs.

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  3. What is the pattern name that is to the left of your Strawberry Saltbox house. The pinkeep pillow that is nestled beside the white compote bowl with the plate atop it? The one I am speaking of says, "Love" and appears to be a basket stitch with red hearts. I would like to know the pattern name if you recall. Please and Thank you!

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    1. I am glad you reminded me of that stitch Caroline. I am so sorry I failed to name it for it was a joy to stitch and I will correct that for sure. That is "Love" a 2013 freebie from Notforgotten Farms. It stitched up so quickly and I just used what floss colors that I had on hand. I will add the link to my blog. Thank you, my dear

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  4. On a second note ...

    I am a counted cross stitch shop owner in Montgomery, Texas. My shop is closing by the end of this February.

    I would truly love to send you some stitchy kindness in the form of patterns to you I think you might like to stitch.

    I will leave you my email address here if I can. (It did not work the upon the first attempt).

    Hopefully this will work as I would truly love to "pay it forward" to you for all the wonderful stitchy kindness you have given the cross stitch community.

    Happy Valentine's Day

    Caroline A.
    samplersandstitchin@gmail.com

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  5. Oh , Caroline, I am so touched beyond measure and am so very grateful. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I will be emailing you. Happy Valentine's Day. Hugs.

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  6. Melisa, your buffet always look gorgeous. Happy Valentine's Day πŸ’–

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    1. You are so very kind, Kim . Thank you so much. I have truly enjoyed my buffet of stitches this month. The pinks and reds make my heart sing. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  7. Cute as can be Valentines Day collection! πŸͺ‘🧡

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear. My collection is slowly growing . I have truly enjoyed all of the reds and pinks of the holiday, but I am looking forward to Spring stitching as well. Have a very lovely day.

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  8. In this day of boring minimalism, I enjoy your creative and colorful clutter. :)

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    1. Aaah you are the sweetest ,Kim. My clutter makes my heart sing and brings back a lot of fond memories. Have a great week. Happy stitching.

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  9. Wonderful parade of embroidery for Valentine's Day!!!
    I loved them
    Hugs

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Isabel. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's and weekend. Wishing you the most blessed week. Hugs.

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  10. Love your wonderful Clutter Hutch !! GIves me lots of ideas! I especially love your cross stitch patterns... could you please sometimes include your finishing directions... that is where I often get stuck after I stitich something!! Thank you!!

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    1. Aaah you are so kind. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and I am so touched that you asked about my finishing. I will definitely try to add more finishing ideas or techniques in the future. I am a like you though LOL I struggle with finishing. I try to do it as economical as possible and use what I have on hand. Have a great week.

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  11. So much stitching love!!! I love that it's your grandma's egg money buffet!!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Nancy. I treasure my grandma's buffet . It is one of my favorite places to decorate each season. Have a wonderful week.

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