2.06.2009

The Sweetheart Tree~


Okay, so in third grade we had a music teacher that taught us some of the most obscure songs imaginable. But there was one that has always stuck in my head... and I find myself singing it occasionally in spite of myself. It is rather sweet, and very applicable to the *heart* holiday. It's called the Sweetheart Tree.

They say there's a tree in the forest,
A tree that will give you a sign.
Come away with me, to the sweetheart tree
Come and carve your name next to mine.

They say if you kiss the right sweetheart,
The one you've been waiting for,
Big blossoms of white, will burst into sight,
And your love will be true ever more.

A little cheesy...yes. But here, my dear readers, is my sweetheart tree.





I took my glittery hearts, and added a little sheer cream ribbon. Then hung them on my thankful snowflake sweetheart tree. I left the little birdie there because he looked so happy sitting amidst all the glitter! I just love Valentine's Day!


I'm off to get some more pillows made for my Etsy...


Have a lovely weekend~

33 comments:

Alysa said...

I loved your post. I wish I knew the tune to that song as it sounds adorable. I just purchased a tree from a garage sale last week and spray painted it white as it was gold and metallic. I've been wanting to know what kind of hearts to put on it. Yours are adorable! Are they just of paper and ribbon in between? Please oh please teach! Thanks. I love your sight!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That's a cute idea!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

So cute! I think the bird needs a sweetheart!

Laura said...

What a cute song & simply beautiful tree!

Carrie said...

I love your sweetheart tree!

C Maisy said...

Just darling. I just may have to make one for me.
Thanks for the cute idea.
The bird looks very happy to me. He should be kept there year round.

Kelli said...

Can you please tell me how to cross out words in my posts? Seeing yours made me think of how I can't figure it out.

Kasey said...

pretty cute my friend, pretty cute.
xo

southerninspiration said...

that's precious!!

Suzanne

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love that cute little song. And the tree is beautiful. Gotta love glitter and ribbons.

Emily said...

Too Cute!

Melissa said...

I love that song! And it is in one of my favorite old movies, The Great Race.

Jennifer said...

This is really beautiful! I love your sweetheart tree ♥

Darlene said...

That is such an adorable sweetheart tree!♥

Sandy Toes said...

Those are just so cute! I love the red toile one!
-sandy toe

LuLu said...

Valentine's day is so fun, very cute idea! I must make hearts tonight!
LuLu

Holly said...

I really adore it!! It turned out just perfect. I may have to copy! What else is new,right?

Ms. Tee said...

Wendy, my mom used to sing that song to me when I was little! Can you believe it? Wow, how neat that you posted it! I'll have to tell her. Your tree is precious :)

What's next said...

I've been looking for a branch to do that same thing with...Love the hearts and bird!!

Joy said...

Your glittered heart tree is so sweet!

Blondie's Journal said...

That is a very cute song~and you remembered it all this time??!!

Love your tree. What are the hearts made of (someone else also asked). So so cute. :-)

Have a great weekend!

xoxo
Jane

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I absolutely adore this project, Wendy! Simple and beautiful! I might even do my own version!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Alysa and Jane: I did a post when I made the hearts...but so you don't have to sift back through old entries, I just cut out some chipboard hearts, then used stick glue to glue on some scrapbook paper and embellishments. Then I used a little distressing ink to make them look older. After that I sealed them with mod podge, and while they were still wet, I used some glitter. After they were dry, I got glued the ribbon on. (The are one-sided, but since my tree sits in a corner, and you can't see it from the back, that doesn't matter.) Hope this helps!

Lacie said...

I just wanted to let you know that I made some Valentine Pixies of my boys and sent my friends to your blog for the tutorial! I love you sweet,creative,crafty decorating ideas.

Bobbi Jo said...

What a sweet tree and I love the ornaments. So very pretty!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Barnes Yard said...

Lovin It!

Jen r. said...

Very cute tree!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I had never heard of that song before but it is sweet. I love your tree.

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the poem. I am determined to find a great picture of a tree in bloom with white flowers and then print the poem on top of it for my hubby for Valentines! Thanks for the inspiration!
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Sharon said...

Found your blog through your cute name! Great post and aI adore the bunks below!!

Stink Bone Jones said...

I'm back to thank you for that amazing link to all of those different blogs with ideas for clutter. I thought I might go crazy with the clutter I have but see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks so much!

newlyweds said...

What a cute idea, I am doing a valentines roundup post and I would love to include this!

The Golf Widow said...

What an adorable poem/song about the sweetheart tree. Yours turned out great!