Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Gifts Using Antiques Like... Old Skeleton Keys and Other Fabulous Ideas

The other day I was searching for a Valentine's Day card template online for Bebe's preschool class. Of course I was distracted and happened upon a BHG page about making your own Valentine gifts.

And of course I couldn't tear myself away when I discovered they were showing how to use antiquey things in the gift presentation.

I just HAD to share them with you for Pink Saturday!

We'll start off with the skeleton key gift topper. Love this idea...and well, I just happen to have some old skeleton type keys for sale in my shop, here.
As in "Here is the Key to My Heart."

Now why didn't I think of this one? Buy a pretty arrangement at the grocery store and present them inside a vintage teapot or creamer. Or even a vase!


(I also have some lovely and unique vintage china to check out at, in case you're looking.)

 I'm not sharing my age here but I do remember playing 45's on a little turntable when I was a kid.

This idea of using an old record with a love song title like Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" is just precious!

And making up a crafty box of neat little supplies looks like a lot of fun to do!
Wooden spools are hard to come by these days....fill it with vintage buttons and ribbons too!

And there are more projects to make here, on the Better Homes and Gardens website.

Have a super Pink Saturday! Check out the rest over at How Sweet the Sound.


Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


Love these pretties! My favorite is the crafty box.


Chubskulit Rose said...

Those are gorgeous.

Pink Bathroom, have a great weekend!

PS. I am now your follower.

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a beautiful teapot. it looks so nice with the pink flowers :)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Great the box with little bits of supplies. The grands would love that!!! Their mother, not so much! lol!
Jil ♥

My name is Riet said...

What a lovely pink post. Love te ideas.
Happy pink Saturday

thistlewoodfarm said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love all the Valentine's ideas (especially that teapot with the little tag)!


Charmingdesigns said...

What wonderful ideas. happy pink saturday

Antiques And Teacups said...

Antiques and collectibles are always great gifts! The original green!

Lorraine said...

What fun ideas for V Day!! Thanks for sharing. Have a great Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Unknown said...

You are in an etsy treasury Happy Pink Saturday!

Victorian1885 said...

Great ideas.. love the Key to my heart!

Anonymous said...

Love all these ideas. I was incredibly lucky to receive a beautifully wrapped Christmas gift and the wrapper had used old keys. The keys are now hanging on a lamp. And I am in the process of making some Easter gifts using the old wooden spools. I was lucky to find a bunch of them not too long ago at a fair price. I hope to share the gifts on a blog post soon. Happy Pink Saturday.

bohemiannie! art said...

These are wonderful...and beautiful ideas!

Holly said...

Hi Jillian~
These ideas are great! I think the last one is my many wonderful ideas and not enough time!

Jenny's Heart said...

That is a lot of inspiration! Thanks for sharing it :)
I LOVE the tea pot.

Abramyan Avenue said...

That is some really good ideas. I have tons of teapots here that are so pretty but not being used. Displaying roses in them in the perfect idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Jillian, LOVE these ideas! How fun...very inspiring!

I shared your blog with another NEWBIE, she's just joined the blogging world a few months ago. She's very creative and unique and has a French Country flair. She's thinking of starting an online store, similar to yours. I recommended she check in with you to get your feedback since you have a successful business.

I told her I've ordered from you in the past and that I was very happy with what I ordered,etc...

Her name is Mary Alice - and the name of her blog is Chateau Chic. ;)

~CC Catherine