I've Taken' a Shine to You, Valentine!


Greetings Friends! Is it just me or did January seem to fly by? Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  I know some people consider the holiday primarily for sweethearts, but I enjoy taking the occasion to express my love to all of the special people in my life and that includes you! I have recreated a yard sale find to send some Valentine cheer your way...

Repurposed vintage shoe shine box
Remember this Vintage shoe shine box? Though I wasn't quite sure what I would do with it at the time, I was quite taken with it when I saw it for $5 at a yard sale this fall.  When the price is right, I have learned to pick up items that I am drawn to and trust that inspiration will come in time...

Repurposed vintage shoe shine box

I thought it would make a charming centerpiece and though I briefly considered using it at Christmas, I could just picture it with delicate pink roses--so I opted for Valentine's Day instead. For a simple romantic repurpose, I gave it a very light white wash, added one of my thrifted Vintage linens and some grocery store roses. 

Repurposed vintage shoe shine box

I love pairing the elegance of roses with this thrifty rustic vessel! So glad you stopped by today and remember, you are loved! 


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19 comments:

  1. Very pretty and Happy Hearts day to you too!

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  2. Oh how cute! A Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

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  3. Love how you used the old shoeshine box. The roses are just beautiful. Happy Valentine to you too.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  4. What a genius idea Cecilia. You are very clever. I love the final product. Thank you and happy friendship day.

    Janet

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  5. It softly whispers Happy Valentine's Day. Lovely.

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  6. I love that! It could be used in many ways.

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  7. Cecilia you have refinished this peace so beautifully. I love the patina on it. The flowers, and lace make it so perfect for Valentines day. Jo

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  8. the shoe shine box is the perfect container for those roses! I can see you using that in many ways too. A very happy Valentine's Day to you too, Cecilia!

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  9. Gorgeous! Your shoe shine box is wonderful and the flowers look perfect in it. Hugs to you

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  10. Love the juxtaposition of those soft pink roses and the old shoeshine box! You are an eternal inspiration, Cecelia!

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  11. ooooh I love it. I have my husband's old shoeshine box. When he passed I just couldn't give it away. Now I have a lovely way to use it. He of course would think I was crazy and laugh at me.

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  12. I love the rustic simplicity and the soft pink roses... it's perfect. What a lucky find! :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/05/home-matters-linky-party-23/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  13. This is so pretty. Now I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for a shoe shine kit on my next thrifting excursion.

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  14. So pretty! What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters LInky Party this week!

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  15. Very pretty. The head vase is creepy and appealing .. I have a cherub head that makes me feel the same way. As you can tell I'm playing catch up with your blog. Hope all is well.

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  16. Oh you cute thing, I love it!! The saying is so fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. So clever and pretty Cecilia!! Love it! xo

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  18. I love the roses with the wood, great find

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