Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Valentine's Day Silverware Pockets
Some Really Big News

I love crafting and I really love simple crafts that I can do in an afternoon just for fun.  I wanted to finish my Valentine's Day Tablescape and I decided I wanted some cute silverware pockets.  I looked through my holiday images and I found this cute vintage card. I have no idea where I got this one from and I had to clean it up a lot and I added the crown.  The crown is from The Graphics Fairy.  I highly recommend The Graphics Fairy.  You will find tons of beautiful vintage images for your crafts.

Once I cleaned up the image I printed them out on printer fabric and then I cut them out along with a backing for them.  

Once I had them all cut out I stitched them and left the top end open so that I could slide the silverware inside. 

Then I added lace to each one of my silverware pockets.  On the top side I only stitched the lace to the backing fabric.  This left the pocket open so I could slide the silverware into the pocket. 

I added a little bow to each one of my silverware pockets. 

Then I added these sweet silverware pockets to my table. 

These adorable Valentine's Day silverware pockets were super easy to make.  You could even give them as a gift to dinner guest.  Maybe fill them with cinnamon sticks and lavender, etc.  Makes a great gift.  You could even sew them closed and make sachets out of them.  The possibilities are endless.  

My Silverware Pockets were featured at:

Some Really BIG NEWS!!!

As you may know I am married to a soldier.  We have been in our current home for over 10 years.  My hubby has gone many places during our stay here but we have not had to move our family during that time.  He recently returned from a year long deployment and we have been waiting for orders.  Last week he received his orders for his next duty station.  We hope to be going as a family but there are some things to work out before we know for sure that we all will be going.  If everything works out we will be moving to Korea. 


Yes, I may be writing to all my blogger friends from Korea here in the near future.  I am excited and overwhelmed at the same time.  It is my hope that we can stay together as a family and experience Korea together.  One of my wishes is to travel and visit other countries and I may actually get to fulfill that wish. 

We have lived in Puerto Rico and it was a true adventure.  I am very excited that we may now get to live in Korea.  

Here are a few more photos of my Valentine's Day decorations. 

My tablescape all finished.  

A pretty pink vintage serving dish.

My pretty vintage doll.

And again...

My light pink vintage doll. 

Be back soon with more Valentine's Day ideas and crafts. 

Hugs, Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties


  1. So pretty!

    Korea sounds interesting. I visited Puerto Rico and loved it. I hope it all works out for your family!

    1. Thank you so very much for visiting and for the well wishes. Hugs, Beverly

  2. Thank you so... much for visiting me :) Oh, my! You have a cute blog :) I too like vintage things and tea cups :) All the best for your travels and hope you'll visit me again :)

    1. Thank you so very much for visiting me. So glad to have you stop by and for such a nice comment! I will be back to visit soon. Hugs, Beverly

  3. Hello, I love your style and your blog. I´m your new follower. See you:

    1. Thank you ever so kindly for visiting me and for following! I stopped by and visited your blog. You have some of the prettiest jewelry. Following you back. Hugs, Beverly

  4. Hi Beverly! I was just visiting Wilma's blog and saw your icon and your name caught my attention so I clicked on it and here I am at your lovely and inspiring blog :) Those silverware pockets are quite charming and I just love the pretty lace!

    I am a happy new follower and I am excited to visit often. Have a beautiful day :) Hugs and blessings!

    1. Hello Stephanie and thank you so very much for the compliment and for following me. I love Wilma's blog. Hugs, Beverly


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