Holiday: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Sneak Peek

Here is a little preview of what I’ve been up to… One of my favorite traditions…Decorating for Valentine’s Day! vintage rose tablecloth felt ABC chart remember making Valentine boxes in grade school? This one is decorated with some of my vintage valentines! a silk Chinese Take-out box…soon to be filled with fortune cookies fireplace mantle…fancy…

Flower Garden Scarves for Friends

“How could it be that any knitter could have anything of value to say to crocheters? Didn’t I know that knitters and crocheters are like Sharks and Jets- They don’t get along, they keep off each other’s turf, they break into fights on the playground? Yes, I know, I know.  But have Tony and Maria…

A Love Poem-“The White Porch” by Cathy Song

A week of Valentine’s Treats-Day 6 One of my favorite love poems…   The White Porch by Cathy Song I wrap the blue towel after washing, around the damp weight of hair, bulky as a sleeping cat, and sit out on the porch. Still dripping water, it’ll be dry by supper, by the time the…

Creating Valentine Traditions

“Now in a cottage built of lilacs and laughter, I know the meaning of the words ‘ever after…’” ~Frank Sinatra (Polka Dots and Moonbeams) A week of Valentine’s Treats-Day 5 We have so much fun decorating our house and doing special Valentine’s Day crafts every year, and this year I’ve had a great time sharing…

Two Romantic Dessert Wines

A week of Valentine’s Day treats-Day 3 “Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss within the cup And I’ll not ask for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove’s nectar sup, I would…

Valentine’s Mail Boxes

A week of Valentine’s Treats! “I’m a-gonna wrap myself in paper, I’m gonna daub myself with glue, Stick some stamps on top of my head; I’m gonna mail myself to you. I’m a gonna tie me up in a red string, I’m gonna tie blue ribbons too, I’m a-gonna climb up in my mail box;…

A Week of Valentine Treats

Day 1- Valentine Spa Rituals Cocoa Java Body Polish “If I were a woman, I’d wear coffee as a perfume.” ~John Van Druten This is one of my favorite body treatments, and I invented it 🙂 The rich scents of creamy cocoa and chocolate are pure decadence and are a perfect way to treat yourself…

Giant Cupcake

Q: Why did the cupcake major in hotel and restaurant management? A: It wanted to be a Hostess. I love cupcakes. They’re so cute! I love little tiny ones, regular sized ones that you can display on a cupcake stand with their adorable little papers showing, I love crocheted and knitted cupcakes that aren’t even…

Movie Review-(500) Days of Summer

Mark Webb’s first full feature length film was nothing short of spectacular! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I re-watched it with Jeff over the weekend and he liked it too. Does destiny play a role in who we end up falling in love with? Tom and Summer have different answers to this question.…

My Favorite Valentine’s Things

“Across the gateway to my heart I wrote ‘No thoroughfare’ but love came laughing by and cried: ‘I enter everywhere!’ ” ~Herbert Shipman I was thinking I’d save this post for February 14th and quickly decided it must be sooner! I know that when I’m looking for inspiration for the next holiday I’m looking early.…