Friday, February 11, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #24 Vintage Valentine Party

I guess if you want to be a little foo-foo,
then Valentine's Day is the perfect Holiday.

(these sweeties are BIG...over a foot tall)

And since Valentine's Day is about romance,
I thought I'd share a few of my vintage Frenchy couple figurines from Japan.
Try saying that fast three times...

I believe in letting a house somewhat dictate the mood and style of decor.
and since this house has a little Country French feel
I started collecting these figurines when we moved here.
My toile wallpaper is gone, but I still love my ladies and gents.

They live in my nick knack cupboard in my Dining Room.
I thought it would be fun to have them kiss.
Remember how we made Barbie and Ken smooch...?
but I couldn't arrange that and still take a picture.

A few years ago I started finding these little cherub pieces too,
They should be filled with dainty Valentine confections...
vous ne pensez, pas?
(don't you think?)
just love Google Translate!

My sis has resisted the "foofy gene",
so these fell to me.

This cherub chariot was broken,
but nothing a little china epoxy wouldn't mend.

Love the attention to detail...

aaaahhhh, those tiny rosebuds....

Maybe some day I'll get around to painting this little cabinet white.

hope you enjoyed a little frenchy romance!


And now for a few great party posts from last week.

Vintage Candy Box

Bathroom Makeover
(the towel rack with silver trays...ohmygosh!!!)

Valentine Cushion

Potting Bench 

There are so many great posts out there,
I just can't show them all!
Drop by these that are featured to see the rest of the inspiration.
(don't forget to grab the "featured on" button)

Hope you can join in for
 Vintage Inspiration Friday
Valentine Party!

Anything romantic or vintage inspired!

Today I'm linking with

Have a romantic weekend!
hugs and kisses,


  1. I certainly did enjoy your gentle stroll down the figural streets of Paris, beautiful!


  2. Wonderful collection of figurines, Debbie... all with their own little personalities!! Thanks for hosting this fab party every week!
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! ♥

  3. Hi Debra, love your vintage Frenchy couples from Japan!... (I can hardly say that once, let alone three times!)... also love everything in your curio... I collect Hull also, my favorite!... so happy your fur babies stopped by to enter my new pup Tess's doggie bloggie giveaway, so fun!... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Debra, your couples are gorgeous!

    Thanks for hosting this fabulous party!

    Sue @ Beach Bungalow

  5. Debra,
    I love your beautiful Frenchy figurines. How neat these are in your cabinet. The cherubs are so nice too, love them. Thanks for joining me!

  6. Hi Debra,
    your collection of figurines is charming and very Valentine !

    Thank you for hosting this party !
    Happy Valentine's Day !

  7. Are you kidding? I'm way into frenchy romance!! Love all your delicate little beauties, Debra!

  8. Debra,
    Your ladies, gents and cupids are too cute. Thanks for sharing this French Valentine romance, and for hosting VIF.
    - Susan

  9. Hi Debra,

    I love your post today! Thank you for showing your beautiful collection of figurines and cherubs! They are all so lovely and charming.

    Wishing you a sweet Valentines Day!!


  10. Debra,
    Love the figurines.
    Thanks for hosting and sharing.

  11. I have a passion for figurines! Love all of yours...I'll have to share some of mine with you! Got the love for the foofey things from my Granny!!!

  12. Hi Debra, I enjoyed your collection of figuriens and the Miessen couple look very nice quality. Thank you for hosting today. Have yourself a great VALENTINES............Julian

  13. Dear Debra,
    Thanks for hosting this party. I'm so happy that it is about Valentine's Romance, and all things shared with love. It is perfect for my Sweet Romantic Notions. I'm sure to make a lot of new blogland friends.
    I love your French cherubs and so jelous of them. They are beautiful..Your sister should have thought twice about passing them up, but lucky for they were meant to be yours in the first place..
    Your Sincerely,

  14. Love your Ladies & Gents! Your sweet cherubs are adorable too :-)

  15. Such a beautiful collection!! The next time I see one, I will have to grab it for you. Happy Valentine's Debra, and thank you for hosting!
    xoxo, Andrea
    Oh and I'm glad you enjoyed the bathroom :)) Thank you for featuring me!

  16. so romantic! perfect for valentines!

  17. Hi Debra! Well, you know I LOVE your frenchy pretty! And your liitle foofy cherubs are gorgeous! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  18. I love your figurines. When I was in Nashville,TN I was able to go into a French antique shop and they just had the most amazing French figurines, the detail in the painting was just beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend and I am so glad I was able to join in.

  19. Debra,
    What romantic figurines! Wonderful!

  20. Hi Debra,
    I LOVE FOO FOO, I think it's So Romantic and there are several of these couples living here with me too! Your cabinet is a wonderful home for them and they look SO Happy there...
    Happy Valentines Day to you,
    Hugs, Donna

  21. I love your figurines Oh La La! I have linked up thank you so much for hosting this fun party!


  22. "the foofy gene"'re so funny!
    I don't have that gene, either.

    I also don't have anything vintage to link up this week, but that'll never stop me from popping over and crashing the par-tay! :-)


  23. Oh Debra, these bring back memories for me!!! My Grandmother had sets of these lovely figurines. She had a horse drawn carriage with several horses, and the strings which were the reins as well as the Gent standing outside the carriage and the lady inside, she had two sets with a bit of a different scene, we loved seeing them as children. Thank you for the walk down memory lane, and hosting once again, xoxo tami

  24. Debra, your figurines are just beautiful, and perfect for Valentines! Thanks for hosting!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  25. I think the "foof" got knocked out of me when I had boys. BIG FOOTBALL PLAYIN Man-boys. Foofs would get broken here. There are a few hidin' in my china cabinet. Aren't you glad I gave mine to you!

    Love ya, Becky

  26. Debra, these are all to die 4 girl..I love the way you have them all displayed in your cabinet...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  27. Your collection is gorgeous! Love them grouped together in your curio - Perfectly foofed!


  28. Oh wowsers. Your cabinet is fabulous. Loved looking at all the delightful little figurines. Great job! Susan

  29. OMG! J'adore, l'amour, je t'aime your delicious lovely frenchy figurines Ms. Debra. What an adorable collection. You made my mon petite coeur pitter patter when I clicked on your post today. Thanks for sharing and happy Love day!

  30. Hi Deborah~ We must be on the same wave-length today! I highlighted two of the same linkups that you did from last week! :) Your figurines are gorgeous as is your cabinet-just lovely!! All linked up- thanks for hosting :)

  31. Beautiful figurines!! Thanks for hosting such a great party.

  32. I'm happy to finally get to join you on vintage Friday inspiration!

  33. Dear Debra,-
    oh you collects beautifull figurs, I have alwayes loved those figurine style,with all the pink-gold,and fine details- such a wonderfull collection you have, and the little cherups, are so adorable,too.
    Happy week-end dear Debra,-thanks for the lovely photoes.

  34. Hi Debra,

    Thanks so much for hosting. Have a fantastic day.
    And THANK YOU for featuring my Vanetine's Cushion. Yay!


  35. Hi Debra, Happy Friday. Glad to be joining you today for your Vintage Friday posts. Hope you have a great weekend and it warms up for you!!

  36. I haven't been to a Valentine Party in a long time! Your foo-foo collection is wonderful!

    Thanks for hosting Debra and have a wonderful weekend!!

  37. Dear Debra,

    Oui, oui, I did indeed love your Valentine couples mon amie!

    I was so excited for your post that I created two two posts~ one on Decor To Adore and one on my French blog, Metis Linens.

    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts.

    Blessings to you!

  38. "foofy gene" - love it! Your couples are sweet -even if not kissing. :)

  39. I love your Frenchy figures collection, so exquisite!..Christine

  40. I love romantic décor, and yours definitely fills that bill. Your figurines are lovely, Debra.

    By the way, I featured your Valentine porch decorations from last week. And I would love to have you join me at my party again this week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  41. I just came over from Gracies Cottage.Loved your Frenchy couples sooo pretty. Lots of fun things to see on your blog Ginger

  42. Your figurines are beautiful and I am glad that you inherited the "goofy gene". Life is more fun with a bit of humor!!

    Susan and Bentley

  43. No one does foofy like you Debra. It's always so pretty here! I think Valentines day was meant for you!

    Happy Valentines Day!

  44. Debra, You have a beautiful collection of vintage frenchy couple figurines...which btw I can barely say it once fast...I just love the larger ones, on your top shelf. They're all gorgeous though. This is a great time of year to show them off.

    Thanks again for hosting this fun party every week.

    Kind wishes,


  45. Another beautiful post; thank you for hosting and your inspirations.

  46. Debra! That is such an impressive collection of frenchy figures!!

    They are all so lovely!!

    Happiest Valentine Inspiration Friday!!
    xo, Rosemary

  47. I love all your romantic charming!
    Thanks for hosting the party!

  48. It's a lovely party, Debra.

    Have a Happy Valentine's Day...


  49. LOVE all of your gorgeous figurines! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

  50. Hi Debra,
    I just love all your pretty figurines. What a lovely cabinet, full of treasures. Thank you for sharing those and for hosting this fun event.
    Greetings, Johanna

  51. I love your beautiful figurines Debra!! Perfect for Valentine's Day. I laughed at the part about making them kiss. Yes, we girls always did that with Barbie and Ken, didn't we?
    Enjoy your weekend. I hope it's warming up there :-)

  52. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work.

  53. They are so elegant and "kawaii" a term used for cute in Japan. You are really a french classic lover and that collection really super brilliant, I wish I had your passion. I like watching them everytime I'm thinking, its kinda refreshing.


I love hearing from you. Feel free to comment, big or small. Be sure and leave your name and blog if commenting under anonymous. Thanks friends

New Posts in Your In-Box