Simply Neutrals #33 - Happy Valentine's Day!

hearts by AppleApricot

Happy Valentine's Day dear friends!!

May your hearts be filled with love, peace, and joy!

And welcome again to another Simply Neutrals!

When this post goes online it's not yet Valentine's day but this week we will celebrate this day of love. So of course SNT this week had to be about hearts. (Of course you're free to share whatever you want to. It doesn't have to be about hearts or love at all.) There are lots of beautiful hearts arts and crafts being created every year and also many beautiful heart shapes being photographed to share online with each other.

I'm sharing this week some of the hearts from my archives. I had hoped to share a new creation, but severe back aches leave me incapable of crafting for a while I'm afraid. Every move I make hurts and it does for almost two weeks now. So I'm taking some rest.

If you're in need of some heart crafts inspiration,

Here are some of the beauties you will find there, some of them created by you my friends! Of course I only share the neutral coloured ones here at Simply Neutrals, but there are many colourful hearts on my Pinterest board as well.

hearts arts and crafts on pinterest

Feature of last week

Thank you again so much for your wonderful shares last week! I really enjoy the gathering and love to read and see every entry. They tell something precious about who we are, what is dear to our hearts or what is on our minds, and they all mean a lot to me. Thank you for sharing and gathering here, dear friends!

To stay true to this Valentine's hearts post of course for this week's feature I had to choose the gorgeous heart made by dearest Dorthe of Den Lille Lade. I love how the two girls together are carrying a beautiful heart, symbol of their love and friendship.

mixed media heart by Dorthe of Den Lille Lade

Sweetie, this button if for you:

But there is another post I would also like to give an extra shout out, because again this one really touched my heart. If you haven't seen it yet, please make sure you do. It's about a gorgeous lace book made by Chris Flynn of My Irish Gypsy and that dear Liz of LuluLiz in LalaLand bought and shared with us last week. The lace book highlights the courageous women that fought for women's rights a hundred years ago. It truly is a beautiful tribute to these women. And we owe women like them a tremendous gratitude. You can find this wonderful tribute lace book HERE. Thank you Liz for sharing it with us!

On to this week's party!


To join the party, please keep the following things in mind:

1) Please link only to the blogpost that contains the photo(s) you want to share, and not to your blog's homepage.

2) Kindly link back to AppleApricot by putting a link to my blog in your blogpost.

Of course you're most welcome to use the blog button of Simply Neutrals Tuesday as well
(which can be found in the sidebar of my blog)

3) Link ups to both new and older blog posts are welcome.
Of course it would be nice if you link up to a new or recent blog post, but if there is something from the archives you'd really want to link up here, then please feel welcome to do so.

4) You can link up from your blog, but if you do not have a blog but would love to link up from your instagram or other social media account, that's perfectly fine too.
Beware though, that may be not everyone can come visit and/or leave you a comment there.

5) Please take time to visit some of the other link ups and send them some love.
The most recently added link ups will show in the list first.

Time for the link up!

xx Wen


  1. Dear Wen I was so very sorry to read that you have injured your back so badly preventing you from even creating. That is such a shame! I really hope you can rest well and recovery will not take too long!
    Thank you for your wonderful topic today. I had already decided on this also being so appropriate for this week's party!
    I so love Dorthe's beautiful heart of celebrating friends' love that you have featured. It's gorgeous and thank you for sharing all of your collected hearts also for inspiration to all of us!
    Take care my friend and hope you recover quickly!
    Love and hugs,

    1. Thank you so much dear Suzy for your sweet message and well wishes!
      I thought the celebration of friends' love was so fitting for this week's party :)
      Wishing you a beautiful day and sending big hugs and love, xx

  2. Dearest Wen,
    what a lovely feature!
    Thanking you wholeheartedly for hosting,
    I'm sending all my love to you

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

    1. Thank you sweetie and you're so welcome :)
      Big hugs and love

  3. Dearest Wen,
    Thank you so much for posting my heart, dear you- and also for the link to your own heart collection on Pinterest, so much to love there, too.
    Dear Wen I`m sorry for you, and the back, pain- making your days go by without creating, painting and all you love. I so hope it will soon settle, and that you will be better , in few days- Take care , and be well- Your Dorthe- thank you for the button sweetie , it will be on my blog :-) love !!

    1. Thank you dear friend for your sweet message and well wishes.
      And you're so welcome :)
      Your beautiful heart is so fitting for the celebration of dear friendships this Valentine's Day!
      Big hugs and love, wishing you a beautiful day!

  4. So much beauty within one page, so tranquil and calming each and everyone. Dorthe heart is a real gift to us all and a reminder that we all have a button within our lives that holds it all together!! Beautiful Creation.
    Warmest of wishes Tracey xx

    1. Thank you so much Tracey for your sweet comment.
      I'm happy to hear you enjoy the gathering here :)
      Wishing you a beautiful day!
      Hugs xx

  5. Dear Wen,
    wishing you a speedy recovering from your back injury and a happy Valentine"s Day.
    Dorthe's heart is really stunning. Take care for now and thank you so much for hosting.
    Sending hugs and love,

    1. Thank you so much sweetie and you're so welcome!
      Big hugs, xx

  6. Such a beautiful post Wen~ Thank you for sharing your gorgeous hearts!
    They are inspiration to me. Each one so vintage-lovely.
    I appreciate your art!; finding encouragement there~
    Isn't Dorth's heart absolutely beautiful!?! Her work is authentic
    and gorgeous; unique, with a hint of whimsy : ) She is amazing.
    Dear Wen, I truly hope you will be feeling better very soon.
    Take care and God bless. Hugs, karen o

    1. Thank you dearest Karen for your sweet message and well wishes :)
      Wishing you a peaceful and sunny week dear, take care!
      Big hugs and love, xx

  7. wow all those hearts are so lovely. I am so sorry to hear you are having back pain, I hope you have relief from the pain very soon!

  8. The hearts are wonderful.
    Happy Valentine's and get well soon :)

    1. Thank you dear Mascha :) Big hugs xx

  9. What gorgeous hearts! Love Love Love is in the air!!!

    1. Thank you dear Rhonda :) Big hugs xx

  10. I'm so sorry you're suffering with back pain - something I'm all too familiar with. Take care of you (and maybe visit a good chiropractor!).

    1. Thank you sweetie! I'm sorry to hear you suffer with back pain so much too. Take care you, xx

  11. What a perfectly beautiful post Wen! And the participants this week, well they really have brought it!
    Happy Valentine's xx

    1. Thank you sweetie, happy valentine's to you too! xx

  12. Hello Wen, Sorry to hear about your back pain. It's so hard to enjoy anything when you're in pain! I hope you are feeling better.

    I've been away for a few days working and just got back tonight after a 3 hour drive. I thought I had left a comment here for you, but maybe I rushed and it didn't work properly... so again...

    Gorgeous hearts you have showcased here, and your Pinterest site was delicious too. The heart box is exquisite with its lace collage lid. Dorthe's heart was stunning, too. What wonderful inspiration from everyone.
    Big hugs to you,

    Jesse XX

    1. Thank you sweetie, yes I do start to feel a lot better! And thank you for your sweet comment on my hearts :) Big hugs xx


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen