Valentine's Day Inspiration from Carolyn Quartermaine


Valentine's Day is almost here. I love this holiday! I wanted to do something a bit different this year for decoration.





I drew my inspiration from this beautiful heart tower made by Carolyn Quartermaine. This photo is from her book, Carolyn Quartermaine Revealed. I wish this amazing designer would write another book. I adore her style and if I could redo my entire home her design aesthetic would rule.





I searched everywhere for a base like hers, but couldn't find one. It was so frustrating. Her base has those long beautiful scrolling legs (drool). In the end I settled for a candlestick holder and paper plate to make up my base.





Not as elegant as Ms. Quartermaine's, but I think it's fun. Wouldn't this be perfect for a Valentine's Day wedding? I used poster board, pink construction paper and liquid gold leaf.





Wishing you all a creative and romantic Valentine's Day.

17 comments:

Chatelaine said...

I love it! And your base is very nice as well.

Very sweet centerpiece. Great job!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

So adorable! Love how this looks.

Danielle

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wow! Yours came out great! I love Valentine's Day...it was my Nana's birthday and we always had a party!
:) I have to get my decorations out!

June said...

Oh Nancy I love it. Beautiful!
I so enjoyed the peeks into your beautiful home, in your previous post. You create beauty wherever you go.
sending hugs

LiLi M. said...

I love your piece really as much as Miss Quatermaine's. It is so frustrating when you cannot something you think you need (especially when you think that you once had it and brought it to the Goodwill, or left it at a flea market, thinking: but what on earth do I have to do with it?). But I think you succeeded well in using the candle stick holder. It inspired me too, I have to search for that book! Have a lovely day and enjoy the upcoming festivities.

Gustaviana said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0W2W1_YAg0&feature=related

if you like the rose see this movie after the breake en voila...hahahahaha ...
You make very nice things I LOVE IT !!!!! xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The next time we are together, we MUST do some paper crafts. I will show you how to make paper birds à la Miss Clara, and you shall show me how to capture Mme Quartermaine's chic! I LOVE YOU NANCY! Anita

The French Bear said...

Love, love this idea!!! You have made the best Valentine ever!
Hugs,
Margaret B

rochambeau said...

It's is fabulous creation, Nancy!! To me it looks like a fanciful Valentines Day top hat!! You're reminding me that Valentine's is right around the corner. Thank you!

xox
Constance

NeereAnDear said...

Sweet Nancy ... you have such an eye for beauty and a way with turning a piece of paper into a lovely work of art... I adore your Valentine tower ... Stunning as always

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Marysol said...

Nancy, you have captured Ms. Quartermaine's style, as well as our hearts.

The sleek stand is perfectly balanced by the tower of pink hearts. Very chic!

amelangeetmoi said...

hello again Nancy TRES JOLIE im sure CQ will be very happy Ill be seeing her next week when i go to London I see you also know the lovely Anita what a small world
Thankyou for a charming visit fay xx

Miss Sandy said...

What fun vibrant display of love for Valentines day! Wonderful job!

victorian parlor II said...

It's beautiful! I like the way you created your version-it looks great!

Blessings,

Kim

Enzie Shahmiri * Portrait Artist said...

Such a wonderful idea! Love the photos!

hugs ~

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Abraços, Dolly (Brazil)

Pamela Jane said...

Beautiful creation for a fun celebration!