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Monday, February 20, 2012

A Token of Love



Weighing in on

Love



We have an old Italian scale that

occasionally receives a seasonal touch.

~ Golden Pears @ Christmas ~



~ Hearts for February ~




One tray holds a favorite wooden

bowl filled with faience heart shaped secouettes.




Below are a few more snuffs plus

a petite wax heart from Germany . . .




A small copper mold,

and a little Welsh love spoon.






The other tray holds

more heart treasures.




A pansy is the symbol for loving thoughts.

These little French secouettes were

often given as a token of love or friendship.





Aus Liebe
~
With Love




Each of my small copper hearts

were gifts from my husband early in our marriage.



"There is nothing more beautiful

on earth than to be loved by you."



77 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!
    I have a very similar scale and really need to make a better plan for showcasing sweet lovelies on it!

    These hearts are just precious!
    xox
    A

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  2. I like that scale and everything on it, Sarah. I like scales, might have been cause I used to work as a lab tech but your scale is unusual...Christine

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  3. What a very unique scale. I love all of the arrangements on it...you are so good at that. Your collection of hearts is wonderful!

    Have a great week, Sarah! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. How lovely! Who knew Mr Hyacinth was such a romantic! I especially love the German hearts & the Q of course!

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  5. Those copper hearts are so beautiful! Such romantic treasures from your hubby!

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  6. Of course, my favorites are the Quimper...but I love the copper! I haven't seen those before! And how sweet that they hold such memories! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  7. Oh Sarah, what an extraordinary and awesome scale! Lucky you to have such a treasure!

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  8. Another lovely collection. I love the hearts from dh, so romantic!

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  9. Sarah, lovely gifts of Love! I love your copper hearts and of course the faience heart collection is awesome. I love how you displayed them in trays. Your Italian scale is a lovely piece and great for showcasing collectibles. The last photo of the copper heart, priceless!

    ~Emily
    The French Htuch

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  10. You have such a knack for assembly. It's always a treat to see how you have gathered various (sometimes dissimilar) things to make a whole.

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  11. Oh Sarah,
    What a gorgeous collection of hearts! I adore the Quimper heart and have never seen any before. I'm going to keep my eyes open for those!! All the cooper molds are so pretty too. What a fabulous scale with those guilded pears..wonderful! Hope you are having a great week..we are trying to plan a trip to Austin this year..no final dates yet.

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  12. Adore your lovely scale and I love the wonderful pictures you have posted....so sweet...thanks for sharing it with us....

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  13. Love it! Love the hearts too! Thanks for sharing your clever post! joann

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  14. What a great collection of hearts and I really like the old Italian scales.

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  15. Your heart collection is fantastic, Sarah. I like the way you have them displayed on the scales. Very clever of you!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  16. Hi Sarah!

    What a lovely post. The little copper hearts are especially sweet because of the sentimental value.

    That beautiful scale is perfect for displaying your treasures.

    Thank you for sharing them at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  17. What a beautiful piece Sarah! I love how you decorate it for seasons. The collection of hearts you have are incredible! You have sooo many fun things!

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  18. Oh, Sarah, you do have some of the most beautiful treasures. How I would love to come by someday, tour your beautiful home and enjoy seeing and touching all your beauties.
    The scales are so pretty. I love scales, too. Love you best, tho. :))
    xoxo bj

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  19. That Italian scale is fantastic. I love the way you accessorized it too Sarah!

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  20. Wow! what a great idea.

    Having scale on table is absolutely gorgeous.

    Greetings from a freezing and icy Stockholm,
    /chie

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  21. I love your copper hearts, Sarah. They are exquisite love tokens and such sweet gifts from your husband. They look beauiful in your scale display.

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  22. I love the scale and putting the hearts in it is adorable.

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  23. Sarah, I saw the picture of the faience hearts and I couldn't click on your post quick enough. I have never seen these hearts but now I am in love with them. The copper hearts are fabulous too. Thank you for joining my party this week. xo, Sherry

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  24. Greetings,

    I love your scales and all your lovely treasures...hearts and love tokens. I'm your newest follower. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage.

    Lisa

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  25. Dear Sarah,
    the loving hearts of your husband give me a warm smile. So charming and romantic! I have never seen such copper hearts here. The Quimper hearts secouettes are amazing. Its is one more beautiful collection and the scale is a beautiful and meaningful way to display the hearts.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  26. What a beautiful scale Sarah! I love that you change it for the seasons~ Your taste and collections are so elegant & refined in contrast to mine... I have a rusty & pitted produce scale with old seed catalogs on display :)

    Your collections are amazing but I particularly love your sweet collection of hearts~ all the more dear since they were gifts from your husband!

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  27. Your scale is gorgeous! What a great piece to change out seasonally. Thank you for stopping by. I'm your newest follower.
    Mary Alice

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  28. Your scales are beautiful! I love them seasonally decorated. The collection of hearts is perfect. How special that the copper hearts were gifts from your husband! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm now following your blog. I look forward to more wonderful ideas!

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  29. The scales are wonderful and the hearts beautiful, Sarah!

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  30. I always learn something when I visit you Sarah. :) Those are so beautiful and more beautiful coming from your beloved. xo

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  31. Darling Sarah,

    HOW LOVELY it is to see you! And that scale is a great place to display anything for any season! I bet you have been so busy; so have I. School, Etsy shop wares and just life has been GREAT but busy. You are so kind to come to visit tonight! Have a lovely and most GLORIOUS spring, whenever it comes! Anita

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  32. These hearts are totally awesome!! Thanks for linking to Cowgirl UP.

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  33. What a great piece the scale is! How fun to be able to change the decor with the seasons! Very nice.

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  34. Your treasures are all wonderful, especially the hearts. Sally

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  35. I love your precious secouettes, and had not heard of them before. I am your brand new follower.

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  36. Your antique scale is beautiful all on its own but the lovely hearts really make it special.

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  37. I'm loving the scale dear Sarah, so unusual and the way you arranged it is great. All your hearts are very pretty and unique, a wonderful collection. Thank you for your lovely visit and a have a terrific weekend. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  38. You have some of the most unique treasures, Sarah & I love how you share the stories that go along with them.
    I love every single one of those hearts!!

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  39. The scale is the perfect place to display your darling little hearts. Love the copper ones and snuff bottles...actually I love everything. It's wonderful that your husband gave you the copper hearts. He has good taste... but then you knew that. :)

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  40. such cute piece~ i thought of you all day, in a furry kind of way :)

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  41. You have the most interesting collections. How sweet that your husband gave you such lovely little treasures. Thanks for being such a wonderful contributor to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  42. I am certainly smitten with your lovelies. The hearts tugged, especially that sweet German one. Love the scale too. A beautiful post! xo marlis

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  43. Hi Sarah, I am also a heart collector--all different types attract me, but those copper ones your hubby found are wonderful! Such a sweet thing for him to do! Linda

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  44. Hi Sarah, thank you for visiting my blog & commenting!! I love your post on your antique scale & especially the quote at the end...so heartwarming & inspiring!!! xoxo

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  45. Beautiful!
    Thank you for stopping by my lil'blog and taking your time to leave a sweet comment :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  46. I love your faience hearts! And, btw-- your blog header is gorgeous!

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  47. Hi Sarah, what a beautiful way to display and enjoy your treasures! I love the scale and your wonderful treasures are so unique,especially the faience hearts and golden pears. Thanks for letting us take a peek and for your loving thoughts on my books as accents. Happy Sunday to you!~Poppy

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  48. Hi Sarah! Oh, what a lovely collection of little hearts and what a thoughtful hubby you have to have blessed you through the years with these little love symbols! You do have the sweetest things. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  49. I am following your blog with GFC
    now follow back me with GFC too
    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/

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  50. Sarah, what beautiful hearts! They are displayed so beautifully too. You know which are my favorites. However, I do love the copper hearts and that they were gifts from your husband. laurie

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  51. Great name for your blog and a beautiful picture for your header. Love your post and your collection of hearts and the scale. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a message. I am your newest follower. Hope you can follow me back.

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  52. what a thoughtful husband!! your collections are fun!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  53. What a beautiful post. I love those scales anf all the beautiful things on your blog

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  54. Hi Sarah,
    That is a beautiful scale and what fun you most have decorating it through the seasons. I love all of the hearts you showcased, it's a beautiful collection!
    Jane

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  55. I love your hearts with blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

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  56. Sarah,
    Hi! Happy Blue Monday! I love your beautiful collection. I've never seen any before this.
    Pat

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  57. please come and follow my new blog! Thanks joann

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  58. Good morning,
    I love all of the pretties that you display during the year but the copper hearts from your husband are the sweetest, most romantic thing ever!
    Rhonda

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  59. Stunning display, I love all of the blue you have. Unique scale.
    Ann

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  60. Lovely little blue treasures :-)

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  61. Stopping by from Blue Monday.

    I'm always delighted when your posts are on my visiting list. Beautiful collection.

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  62. Sarah, I heart your hearts and all the seasonal things you shared. a sweet idea.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  63. Hi, Sarah. Thanks for visiting and commenting...it brought me to your sweet post! I absolutely love those hearts--every single one of them!

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  64. Beautiful. I can see love all around.

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  65. Oh, each beautiful heart is so special. I loved your description of each one, and it looks so beautiful. I love that you put your hearts into the scale. Such a beautiful thought.

    Love is so light, because we can give all that we have away.

    Have a beautiful day.
    Karen

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  66. So sweet! I love those copper hearts. And I love how you change out those scales with the season with so many beautiful little treasures!

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  67. Oh, I don't think I have every seen a scale like that. It is wonderful! And what fun, pretty and interesting treasures you have shown here!

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  68. Hello friend..I haven't been by in so long..it is so wonderful visiting your realm..beautiful post..gorgeous and enchanting..i love all your gorgeous pictures..and i love copper..stunning pieces..so very special!
    Wishing you a magical week..
    Victoria

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  69. Awww, your husband is a keeper, that is for sure! The Welsh spoon, the copper hearts, etc.. LOVE it!

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  70. Cute share of Blue:)

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/02/blue-super-baby-snowsuit.html

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  71. How beautiful these are Sarah! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  72. Hi again, Sarah - I'm working backwards! For some reason, Blogger didn't let me know that you'd posted your two most recent posts. I saw them show up on someone else's sidebar. Most annoying! I'm glad I got to catch up. I have a heart with 'aus liebe' and at least one little German wax heart. Such treasures!

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