Showing posts with label VALENTINES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VALENTINES. Show all posts

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Valentine Decor 1

I know you're not surprised that I have more Valentines to show.  My collection is all over our house, and yes, it's a big collection!  If you've been visiting my blog for a LONG time, you may remember these blocks that a glued clothespins on, so I could display more cards.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014



Cowboy scape

If you’ve been visiting my blog for awhile, you already know that my husband is a fan of cowboys.  So, for Valentine’s Day breakfast, I am planning a breakfast tray in bed to start my buckaroo off right.  Sausage, biscuits, and hash browns will be served on this unmarked, divided plate,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Valentine Party Table

I’m sharing past Valentine’s tablescapes today.  In 2013, I had a “box lunch” Valentine party.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Today, I am linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablscaper and Gratitude Sundays at A La Carte.
I am grateful for the sunshine coming through my windows today (even though it doesn’t allow me to take a head-on picture of my Valentine tree).
vtine tree
stnd gls
I am most grateful for the health of our newest grandson.  He weighed 1 pound 14 ounces when he was born on November 30th.  He is still on oxygen and in the hospital, but he now weighs over 4 pounds.  He is a little miracle, and our family is so grateful for all of you who have been praying for our little Cooper.
cooper pjs frame
What are you feeling gratitude for today?  For more Gratitude Sunday posts, go to A La Carte.  For more Seasonal Sunday posts, see The Tablescaper.   laurie

Monday, January 21, 2013


I know there are some in Blogville who have a “thing” against Valentine’s Day.  I can only hope that everyone has someone (even if it is a pet) who loves them, because love (even if it is not romantic love) warms the heart.
piano w doves
crd hldr 1
I guess you can tell that I have nothing against Valentine’s Day.  It’s obvious I have nothing against collecting Valentine’s cards, since I’ve covered the top of the piano with them!
card hldr 2

Some of the cards I showed in my previous post were kept by my mother from mine and my sister’s childhood.  When I cleaned out her house, I was happy to find them.  The older ones were collected by a friend of mine.  When Charlie Ann no longer wanted her collection of Valentine cards, I was the very lucky recipient of her collection!  I have mixed a few reproduction cards in with the vintage cards.
I printed this game from a blog last year (I’m so sorry I can’t remember the blog name).  I always point the arrow to “Rich Man”.  I know, it’s a little late for that kind of wishful thinking, but my sweetheart is rich in wonderful attributes, so I consider myself fortunate to have married a rich man.
Those of you who have visited my blog long enough know that this collection is usually on the mantel in our family room.  I recently posted about my “snow birds” I used on my mantel (here).  I was enjoying my birds so much that I wasn’t ready to replace them with Valentines.  I did add a little Valentine décor to the birds on that mantel, and I’ll share that soon.
Don’t forget my Valentine Party Linkup on February 11th!  I hope you’ll join the party.
I am linking to A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.  It warms my heart that you came by for a visit.  laurie

Sunday, January 25, 2009


EDITED TO ADD: Following some comments on this posting, I decided I should have posted more about my Valentines. Most of my cards are vintage. I was very fortunate to receive many of them as a gift from my good friend, Charlie Ann, who acquired them when she had a vintage clothing store (all of the cards with hinged body parts and moving eyes came from her-the vintage doll, who is your hostess for this posting was also a gift from Charlie Ann). Some came from the attic of our family home. There are a few reproductions in the mix as well (some from my friend, Susie). Thank you for being interested enough to ask. laurie