Tuesday, February 10, 2009

~ A Heart Tree For All Seasons ~

February is a favorite month of mine...it's a sweet month filled with thoughts of love and loved ones, plus lots and lots of hearts ,which I adore. I have a heart tree in my dining room which I keep up year round. I light it every night whether were in that part of the house or not...it just makes my heart happy. For a closer look you can click on the picture....here are some favorite ornaments.....
This is one of my first hearts, it's filled with potpourri and was a gift from Lisa, many years ago.
This sweet little crocheted heart was from Tamsen, my Christmas swap partner a couple years ago. It is very special to me...a handmade treasure from the heart. Sadly, she is no longer blogging, I hope when she has a little more time she'll be back.
This ornament was designed by Christopher Radko.....it is named Brave Heart. He created it to honor and commemorate all the heroes of 9-11-01. All his profits from this ornament went to the relief fund of the Red Cross in the greater New York area.
I think this hammered gold heart looks like it is wearing a crown, I like the pretty rose design.......hearts, roses and crowns what a great combination. Hugs and hearts to you....Linda


19 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is a lovely heart tree. I just love the cozy look of a tree all lit up.
:)
~Becca~

TattingChic said...

What a beautiful heart tree! I love the idea! I want to get a tree to hang ornies on for all the holidays. :)

Sonda in OR said...

WOW! What a lot of hearts you have! And what a neat tree idea. Thanks for sharing all the pics of your heart-y decor!

Teresa said...

This is such a beautiful tree. I want one for next year!

Nancy said...

Oh Linda:
Heidi is going to love that tree, and so do I. I love the brave heart ornament. The last one does look like it is wearing a crown. The hand made things are always special.
I hope you keep showing the different ones up close.
Nancy

Wanda said...

What a sweet tree. And lucky you to have room for it year round! I enjoyed seeing that. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

Wow! You have an amazing collection of heart ornaments. Now you have given me the idea that I need to take my heart ornaments I use on my Christmas tree out new year and use them on my Valentine's tree next year. I have a couple I use at Christmas and the ones for Valentine's I have totally seperate. This collection must have taken you a few years to collect? I am glad you like February as most people say they don't like this month. It is my birthday this month. :)

Hugs ~
Heidi

Love Bears All Things said...

What a lovely decoration! I know you have many special heart ornaments on that tree.
Mama Bear

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh Linda a heart tree year- round
How fun is that (:)
It is so-so-so pretty..
Lights a'glow this time of year are so uplifting ~!!
have a great day..ok..
hugs, Patty

Back Through Time said...

Your heart tree is gorgeous! What a clever idea. So many different hearts too! Your Valentine's are on their way:-)
Have a lovely day
Hugs,
Michelle

Joy said...

Love your sweet valentine heart tree!

kbbryant said...

What a fun idea, Linda. My mom had a tree that she used seasonally and would hang ornaments on. I had forgotten.


Kathy b

Heidi said...

Hi Linda! I forgot to tell you why they are called penny rugs. They became popular during the Victorian times and woman would use a penny to cut the round shapes then used thus becoming a penny rug. We have, of course, made them into rugs with lots of various shapes now.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Denise said...

You know..... I think I am going to start a heart tree.... Yours has inspired me....... I have an old tree sitting in my shop that is home made and it looks like a heart tree.......

Swampgirl said...

I just love you heart tree! And I love that you leave it up! My house looks so lonely in between holidays!

Sweetie said...

Your heart tree is lovely. I especially like the hammered gold heart. I hope that you don't mind if I copy your idea.
Hugs,
Sweetie

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I love that tree...I bet it's even lovelier in person!

Hugs,
Robin

The Rose Room said...

Linda, Linda, come by and see me, you won my giveaway!!! Yahee, I am so happy you got one of them!!! Rachaelxo

white o'morn cottage said...

What a lovely idea! A heart tree. thanks for sharing it with us