Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cherubs, and flowers, and birds... oh, my!

Almost a year ago, I picked up several vintage-styled tin plaques at The Christmas Tree Shop during an 'after-Valentine's Day' sale. It's now February and I finally get to use them!

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I love all of them, but this one has the most incredible pink rose (perfect for Pink Saturday!!)... Hmmm, it looks pretty good on the vintage birdcage...


... but I also like it as part of the fireplace mantel decorations.



Just look at these two sweet little cherubs!! I tried hanging them from our little recycling center...


... but ended up hanging them from the dining room window. After all, there is a dove on the plaque so it seems only fitting that it hang above the bird feeder...


This is the largest of the three plaques. First I tried it on the doors of the TV hutch...


...and then I tried it on the dining room hutch.


I think I'll leave it here because the hutch cherubs seem very happy to have another cherub as company for Valentine's day.
Be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see her Pink Saturday post and to find a list of all the other pink-loving bloggers participating in today's Pink Saturday!


Donna

36 comments:

Nicole ~ said...

Those vintage-styled tin plaques are fantastic. I have been looking for something like them to put in my bedroom. I really love the pictures, and the colors.

Have a good weekend.

Schotzy said...

How wonderful to have angels all about you! be blessed, and happy pinkness!

Cynthia said...

I just love the vintage look and those are so very pretty. Thanks for sharing... Cindy

Kathleen said...

Hi Donna, love the plaques, and ya gotta love The Christmas Tree Shops. I think I just might get there this coming week. Happy PS, hugs, Kathleen

suzeeez said...

Love those tin plaques!Your house is so pretty and you have such a talent for decorating it. Sue

Tracey said...

Great plaques.. I really like the placement of them. I especially like the one by your bird feeder.. it's a perfect place for it!

Riet said...

Lovely pink pictures. Happy pink Saturday

Lisa said...

BOY DO I LOVVVEEE YOUR HOUSE.
MORE PICS PLEASE.

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Tracy said...

I love those little tin pictures, how perfectly lovely they look in your house. I just have to make a trip to CTS and see if they have anything this pretty available this year. Have a nice weekend!

Connie said...

How sweet and adorable those plaques are, chickee! I love how you photographed them also. Just perfect, honey.
Happy PS,
Connie

dana said...

I love the "final resting place" :)

How wonderful is that view from your window with the birdfeeder! I also think I see a Christmas Cactus!! Beautiful!

Happy PS! Dana

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your combinations of vintage cottage collectibles are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing...such wonderful inspiration for us all!!!

Jorgelina said...

Love those tin plaques!
Happy pink saturday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These plaques are so great! I haven't seen any like them, and now I want some too. Loved seeing you try them out in different places (because I do SO much of that-glad to know I'm not the only one). laurie

Pink Slippers said...

They are really pretty. \And they all look great where hung but I really like the one over the window & birdfeeder.

vintagewindow said...

I agree they plaque looks great on the hutch. They are lovely no matter where you hang them.

Happy PS

Kris

Susan said...

Love your cherubs and your home!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan

Mimi said...

How pretty! Your blog made me miss the roses I have in my garden. It will be several weeks before I can see them again. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I have a few of the vintage-style chipboard postcards like your's....I just love them! You've given me some great ideas as to where to hang mine...thanks! Happy Pink Day!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Donna (:)
they look so so pretty ..love them on the white cupboard too..
hugs, Patty

J and Z said...

sooo perfect for your lovely home!

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Jean

Michelle said...

I love all the things you got at that store!! You picked just the right places for those plaques.

Love the lamp from the previous post too!

Please visit me .. I have an award for you.

Michelle

CC said...

I love the plaques..they're wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday..

caren said...

Your plaques are amazing and so versatile!

Loretta said...

Happy Pink Day! The plaques are delightful!

Make Mine A Maltese! said...

Everything you do is so wonderfully done!

I am so glad you are a dog lover too! We saved our little Maltese, Memphis. We have two dogs, but I would take a lot more if I could.....who knows!

Be blessed!
Leslie

Sharon said...

I love cherubs and these tin plaques are the sweetest.

Deanna said...

Hi Donna!
Those tin plaques are just beautiful. I had one but I couldn't even tell you what I did with it. I hate to say this about myself but I lost track of it when I was young. I didn't know back then that things like this would be so sought after. By me. LOL!

Have a great Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Stephanie said...

I love the new tins...sooo pretty. And, I'm in love with your decorating...it's so pretty, fresh and relaxing. Can I move in???

Stephanie

Beverly said...

Ooh, I love these. They are gorgeous.

Happy Pink Saturday, Donna.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love those plaques, and I have to get to CTS! Your placement of those is perfect, too.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love those plaques, and I have to get to CTS! Your placement of those is perfect, too.

Mona said...

Hi Donna,
I found you on Kasarra's blog and felt like I had struck gold when I began to read. I still have a lot more to go..but have gone to your "flashback" on the bookcases (what a neat way to help fellow bloggers remember) and then back again. What fun to see all you have done. I really must find a Home Goods store. I don't think we have Christmas Stores out here.
I have heard many say that the Home Goods stores are wonderful.
I will be back again!
Mona

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Ohh, I love your vintage tin signs. Thought they were postcards when I first saw them. The tin is much more versitile I think.

Just got some postcards and want to post about them soon. Have a lovely Sunday night.
~Ahrisha~

Chatelaine said...

Wow, sometimes you find really cute things at Christmas Tree Shop!
Love the vintage plaques! Those cherubs are precious.

I do the same thing. Take an item from room to room until I find the perfect spot!

See you next Saturday!

Libby Buttons said...

Gorgeous ! It is all beautiful and...is that Dusty Springfield singing "What the World Needs Now" ? I havent heard that song since I was 8. What a great blog! Happy we founf each others.
smiles
LiBBy