Herz… serce… cœur… hjerte… hart… cuore… heart…

February is known as “heart month”…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz LOVE collageSt Valentine’s Day and heart health awareness are a couple of  reasons…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Gratitude heart's memory

as it happens two very special people close to my heart were born in February (Mr Magpie and Alex)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Guatemalan ProverbI have a HE♥RT Category  for my blog posts that have hearts in them…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz blooming indoorsback in the 1990’s I had a little business called “Works of the Heart” and I sold hand woven baskets… orphan pieces of china filled with dried flowers and herbs… wreaths and decorations made out of dried fruits… cinnamon ornaments and more (this photo shows me along with a small sampling of my wares … WOW those glasses)

Patty Szymkowicz Works of the Heartthen life took a drastic turn and everything changed…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz altered candy boxI recently had fun playing with hearts and paper and paint and enjoyed making a few cards…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 2016 ValentinesMr Magpie picked up that sweet Angel Vine heart and tiny pot of pink roses for me beating the 14 February flower rush…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Angel vine heart with roseshere’s wishing you a very Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Felted Wool Valentinethank you very much for your visits…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Full Heart quote on tulip petalsyou help fill my he♥rt again and again…

 

 

 

46 responses to “Herz… serce… cœur… hjerte… hart… cuore… heart…

  1. The green of your plants makes me happy-lucky you to get that pretty heart shaped plant. So many hearts…all so pretty! Have a Happy T Day!

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  2. So many pretty hearts but my favorite photo is the one of you and your works. 🙂
    HAPPY T DAY ♥

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  3. What a sweet post and what a sweet man you have. Happy Valentines to you.

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  4. I tried to leave a comment earlier, but my old, slow computer froze up and I am just now getting back online.

    What an amazing blast from the past. Your glasses are now back in style! Looks like you have always been crafty and great at flower arranging.

    Your hearts stole my heart today, because I have not even started my Valentine cards yet. Guess they will now have to be Easter cards. I especially enjoyed the corrugated cardboard. It always seems to fit with every style.

    I’m so glad you are making art because I know that can sometimes be difficult this time of year for you. These hearts show how you have gotten into the spirit of the holiday.

    I was surprised to see so many people talking about ARTchix, since I hadn’t thought about them for ages until yesterday. All of a sudden there were three people besides myself who mentioned them. Yes, I had seen their Etsy shop, but they also are listed on others, like Somerset. I found about eight different sites that sell their digital sets, but only etsy sells their art pieces. Still, no German scrap, or the funky playing cards they were so famous for. Thanks for sharing your info, though.

    Thanks also, for the lovely hearts, the beautiful floral arrangements, and your cups with us for T this soon-to-be Tuesday,

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  5. Your hearts are all gorgeous, and love the photo of you with your hearts, you always had such lovely ideas. You give so much happiness with your lovely art, so hope your heart will really be filled with happiness again and again. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  6. What a beautiful heart filled and loving post Patty!
    Xx Suzy

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  7. how nice to get a glimpse into your past… i´m sure you enjoyed that Little heart-ful shop! and i liked to see your Play with all those hearts!
    happy t-day, patty!

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  8. All very romantic. You must’ve sold heaps of lovely wreaths etc. Mr M has won MY heart with his choice of the angel vine and roses.

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  9. A heartwarming post dear Patty!
    ( I had the same big glasses those days in the past…lol – so modern to look like an owl in these days..they return now this big glasses)

    May your heart be filled with love and art again .. so good that art heals our hearts!♥♥♥
    Happy T-Day my friend!
    oxo Susi

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  10. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art. Haha those glasses. I had them too you know! It was the fashion then.
    How sweet of Mr magpie to gift you that lovely plant in the shape of a heart. I love that little box too.
    Great quote at the end completes a really enjoyable post. Thank you.
    Happy T-day,
    Lisca

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  11. Such a wonderful post filled with so much love. We have hearts in common … you will find hearts in most things I create. Your cards are exquisite .. so soft yet rich. Lovely to see you in a photo with your ‘wares’. Hope your heart will be open and filled with love again and again. You are a beautiful soul, Patty. Thank you for sharing. hugs, Donna

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  12. a gorgeous post bursting with love and hearts! Love seeing the photo of you with your beautiful hand made items. That WAS very sweet of Mr. Magpie to think of you and before the Valentine rush-such thoughtful gifts. Wishing him a very happy birthday too! Your cards are so beautiful, and a perfect quote to end the post. Happy T day!

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  13. Dear Patty you fill our hearts with love and all your beautiful posts. They always brighten my day.This one is a breath of Spring even though we have lots of snow on the way here. Thank you for sharing. xoxoxo

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  14. It was nice to see some of the beauties you created in the past. Your space must have smelled heavenly!
    Mr. Magpie is so thoughtful to have already given you those two beautiful gifts!
    Your heart cards are really lovely. Other than a wall hanging I made for my husband, I hardly do any Valentine creating–just a couple of cards.
    Thank you for sharing this lovely post

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  15. I wish there was a better word than romantic for your style and posts. And your husband definitely know how to pick out gifts he know you will love. Back in the 1990’s – now I really had to laugh at that. I thought you were going to say back in the 1800’s. You are so cute! Love your glasses!!
    sandy xx

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  16. That heart topiary is delightful 🙂

    Happy T Tuesday!

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  17. Loving all the love today! your valentines are beautiful and seeing all the pretties from the past. I love the orphaned china idea. Everything in this post is making my heart sing love songs! Happy week!

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  18. Oh dear Patty, you also looked so very sweet back then- and your wreaths looks so proffetionaly done, what beautiful things to work with.
    And also hearts you created and shared, so sweet with little flowers on.
    Your Mr. Magpie is the sweetest to bring you Valentines love gifts, dear friend. Such a beautiful love filled and romantic pinkish post. I love it , and send you warm hugs.
    Dorthe, xx

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  19. Gorgeous!!!! LOVE all of your beautiful creations, Patty!!! xo

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  20. Love your variety of hearts…the vine and birdie are so sweet! much to celebrate today…happy T Day, Mardi Gras, and Valentine’s week!!

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  21. You are one talented lady…loved the old photo.
    Happy T day!

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  22. Wonderful photos for the heart theme. And your younger you looked so nice, a really lovely photo. Jim’s flower gift looks very nice too.
    Liebste Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  23. Love all the Valentine heart images you have posted. Thank you for sharing a photo of yours here-:)
    Have a lovely week Patty

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  24. Beautiful photographs and collages of hearts with wonderful textures. Very pretty photo of you in the 90’s 🙂 Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  25. Hello ma chère Patty, beau billet dédié à l’amour et à ceux qu’on aime. Je pense pour vous à Alex.
    Bizzzz
    MAPY

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  26. A very touching post to read, it comes from your heart.. I had glasses like those as well very fashionable at the time. I loved your photos and and pages and the wonderful quote you added.
    Yvonne xx

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  27. Sp many beautiful things t see here.Love the cards and the plants. \our Valentine’s Day is in June.

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  28. happy T day, my friend!!

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  29. Oh such lovely hearts! Thank you so much for such a beautiful and love filled post!

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  30. A heart filled post indeed, perfect for the coming weekend, smart guy Mr Magpie, getting in early! Happy T Tuesday to you, from Annette

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  31. I love to see you playing with new art toys! heehee
    And what a wonderful Mr.Magpie to bring such beautiful gifts! when is his Birthday? Please send him best wishes for me! today is my sweethearts birthday- what a special month February is, filled with love! xoxo

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  32. Mr. Magpie is a very special person – what a wonderful man! I, too, have several people close to my heart with birthdays this month – my mom, brother and niece. Oh, how I wish I had visited your shop – I know I would have loved everything in it, just like I love your blog posts.

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  33. That’s a wonderful post ❤

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  34. A post full of hearts. What could be better? Didn’t know you earlier had a business but can imagine you were great at it and created some wonderful things.

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  35. Beautiful post!
    Had to chuckle at the comment about your glasses…….I think I still have mine, like that, tucked away in a drawer…..*grin*

    Belated T-day wishes……you know I always run late in retuning visits….sigh!

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  36. What a heart warming post, liebe Patty. Wonderful pics

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  37. I’m so sorry i’m late for Tea this week my dear! What a lovely post. Oh i remember those glasses… had a pair myself i do believe! Back then it was the bigger the better… lol What is it about February and VAlentines Day that just brings out the craftiness in us? Lovely things you have there. Happy Tday!! Hugs! deb

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  38. All your heart-art makes me feel warm inside! So beautiful all of them! Those glasses are fun for sure 😉 Love the limited pallette you choose lately!

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  39. How funny… I too had a shop in the 90’s.. dried florals, in Sedona … we truly are kindred spirits… xoxo

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  40. Again, so much goodness here that I had to come back a second time (and maybe a third).
    Your first photo made my heart beat faster with the gorgeous pinks and the pale orange. And the blue heart, with the image of the boy – swoon.
    I’ve got a pair of spectacles just like yours, also bought in the nineties, they look terrific on you.
    Every single picture/photo here shows such tremendous art and good spirit.
    Mr. Magpie is a treasure (I’ve said that before).
    Then the beautiful cards, the corrugated card, the lovely colours of the hearts…….!

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  41. Patty
    All your posts are full of heart, your photograph, text and art.
    A beautiful photograph from the 1990s. You brought back a memory for me of when I was about 16 (before I started to wear contacts), and my glasses were huge!
    Beautiful cards in such scrumptious colours.
    Mr Magpie is the sweetest soul, that vine heart is so pretty as are the roses.
    Another post with heart.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  42. You fill our hearts too. It’s always such a joy to visit with you. Our sons were both born in February, so it’s a month filled with birthdays for us.

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  43. Beautiful heart inspiration Patty! Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day! xxx

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  44. this post makes my heart happy! xoxo

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  45. I’m not sure you will even get this, but I wanted you to know I received your lovely postcard today. I’m off to add it to my T post.

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  46. Love that picture of you in the 90’s! I did NOT know you had a little business back then!

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