Thursday, January 10, 2019

10 Valentine's Ideas on the 10th




Welcome to 10 on the 10th! If this is your first time visiting French Ethereal, welcome ~ I am sooo glad you are here!
A group of my bloggy friends are in a monthly round up of our favorite home decorating ideas, crafts, garden goodies and more ~ of which I was an alternate this time. Thank you to Carol of Blue Sky at Home for creating this tour!

I've created my own off-shoot post to share with you this time...




Pour yourself  a fresh cuppa and enjoy these 10 favorites.  This month it's all about Valentine's and here are my 10 favorite things for under $10.  Please head on over afterwards to visit Laura at Decor to Adore to join the big tour.
Enjoy!  :)


*A complete list of ladies participating in the big 10 on the 10th will be listed for you below as I see the link up.  I do hope you'll follow us on our blogs and on any of our social media ~ we appreciate you!



1. Ethereal Victorian stamps ~ These stamps are just perfect for creating your own Valentine's day cards, decorating gift boxes or for pretty decoupage projects.

Perfect for inviting friends over for a tea luncheon as invitations and placecards ~ just beautiful!  I know I'll be looking for a set of these soon... sigh!  Okay, I cheated on this one as this pack is $23.99 but I had to include it because they are sooo beautiful... ;)





2. Candy Hearts ~ At only a $1.00 per, those classic little sweethearts we send with our children to share on Valentine's Day, well, they aren't just for kiddos!  I like to munch on them and I am sure you do, too.  ;)



3. Valentine's stickers ~ Always a favorite for us scrappers little Valentine's stickers are wonderful for dressing up place cards, putting on a letter or outside envelope when mailing loved ones a card.  Kids love 'em, too!




4. Little Valentine's plates ~ So cute! Serving cupcakes and any desserts always look better on pretty plates and here is a cute package of 12 adorable and affordable Valentine's dessert plates for just $2.00 a pack. 

5.  Heart Shaped Glasses ~ So fun with their pixel-style frames and available at Target.com.  I could see us having a tea party and wearing these!  My friend Julie once held a tea where she gave everyone a set of red lips to all her guest!  It's fun to be goofy when hosting a party ~ breaks the ice and everyone is sure to have a good time and these sweet glasses will do the same!




6. Soft yarn for Valentine's and spring projects ~ When my daughter was just a baby I knit her a couple of sweaters and one was with this very same Sugar and Cream very fine baby yarn in a pale baby blue.  This yarn knits up beautifully and would keep your sweet babies warm and toasty.  Just $3.99-$4.99 per skein.





7. Fiskar's Heart Punch ~ OMGosh, this is the cutest punch for quickly cutting out hearts for craft projects!  Kids will love this for decorating their binders, pinning on clothes, making teacher gifts. It's also perfect for popping out paper hearts to make paper chains for decorating at school and home ~ something I totally miss from my years working as an aide in our Special Ed classroom.  Fun!

Valentine's Day Glitter Cotton Fabric 43''-Patterned Hearts on Red
This glitter heart fabric is currently $6.99/yard and regularly $9.99 ~
called Valentines Day Glitter Cotton Fabric 43" - Patterned Hearts.

8. Heart Fabrics for tablecloths and napkins ~ Several years ago I sewed a quick tablecloth and napkins for a Valentine's tea and I just found some fabric for you to make some of your own.  Pair this with the red, white and pink check fabric (below) and you have a really sweet way to dress your table this St. Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Cotton Fabric-Shades Of Pink Plaid
$5.59/yard and regularly $7.99/yard.
9. Valentine's Day Cotton Fabric - Shades of Pink Plaid ~ perfect for your next craft project and those napkins or tablecloth to grace your table.


Wilton Candy Melt Stack 'N Melt Candy Mold-Heart


10. Wilton Candy Melt Stack'n'Melt Candy Mold ~ These Valentine's Day chocolate molds are fun to fill and fun to share.  A perfect gift for your favorite candy maker!


18 comments:

  1. A good list! Great ideas and loads of fun!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie! Having fun learning how to link from around the web. Why I didn't know how to do this before?? Lol!

      Hope you are having a great weekend,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  2. Great ideas you have shared!! I chuckled out loud with your last photo - I NEVER gave any thought to melting the chocolate buttons right inside the silicone molds - duh!! How easy is that to do!! I have always melted the choc first and poured it into the molds - silly me! And I LOVE candy hearts!!

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    1. That was from the website, but thank you for giving me credit. ;) My daughter has a bunch of candy molds as she is our candy maker. I am going to have to grab one while they are available for her. Candy hearts are sooo fun! I love them, too.

      Happy you stopped by,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  3. These are great ideas, Barb. And what's this about being an alternate? Ten on the 10th shouldn't be about 10 bloggers. It should celebrate - exponentially if called for - 10 x 10 ideas and more, no limits!

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    1. Oh, thanks Rita for your kind thoughts! <3 I think the original idea was to have 10 bloggers doing it. I am happy there in spirit.

      Have a great weekend,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  4. There's nothing like those candy hearts is there? They make me feel like a kid again!!

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    1. I know!! Sweethearts were THE very first things I thought of but couldn't find them at first. Then I kept looking... ;) I miss those Valentine's days at school with our lovingly decorated tissue boxes full from everyone parading by each box and depositing their Valentines cards into each one. <3

      Happy hugs to you, Kim,
      Barb :)

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  5. Barb, I love that heart punch! Just too cute! I will have to look for that. I've updated my page to include your link! I'm excited to be a part of this blog group! Have a great one!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Benita! I appreciate the link!! The heart punch came from Joann Fabrics and is linked, if you want to find it through my site (I could use the love!). I am just starting as any kind of affiliate.

      These ladies are a fun bunch,
      Happy hugs,
      Barb :)

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  6. So many Valentine goodies! Love your take on Ten on the tenth. I'm going to have to try the chocolate idea very soon.

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    1. Happy 10 on the 10th to you, Eilis! The melted chocolate mold seems to be a hit!!! I need to order one for my daughter as she is our family's candy maker.

      Enjoy your weekend and happy hugs to you,
      Barb

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  7. I am so happy to see that you have joined these wonderful ladies Barbara. You are going to have a great time!

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    1. Hi Mary! I am happy to be with these wonderful ladies, too. <3 Lots to learn! Glad you liked my post. :)

      Happy hugs to you,
      Barb :)

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  8. Fun list Barbara. I’ve been wanting to get a candy mold even though I am no candy maker! LOL. And only you would say you whipped out a Valentine tablecloth and napkins for a party! It would have taken me days. You are amazing.

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  9. Believe it or not, Cindy. I think I made that tablecloth literally the day before that tea and shot the pics and that was it. Friends came the next day and I know several others came over {like when one friend was dropping off her son to jam with my son on their guitars ~ can you hear us hollering up the stairs, "Close the door!" } because I'd made the cake and it needed to get eaten.

    This was a really fun 10 on the 10th!
    Happy hugs and sorry you weren't home yesterday,
    Barb :)
    p.s. Hubby and I are looking at that house tomorrow as Mr. Ethereal hasn't toured it yet... Maybe!

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  10. Barbara, Thanks so much for sharing Ten on the 10th. I love your list of 10 Valentine products and great ideas for using them. I especially love the stickers and pink plaid fabric and the chocolate mold. Great ideas.

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  11. Thank you Barb for this great list and for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link up!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Jen

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I appreciate your leaving me a comment, thank you!
Hugs,
Barb :)

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