Hello, Dear Friends, I want to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day
and send you this token of affection.
You all know that I have a sentimental heart,
and holidays are always special to me.
It gives me an opportunity to mark the passing of time,
as that is something that always seems to slip away
much too quickly.
I've been having fun decorating,
and putting together some sweet vignettes.
I've always wanted one of those tiered servers,
but they all seem too large and too rustic for my
small cottage kitchen.
So I created one that was just the right size!
I used a vintage coffee tin, a white candlestick,
a metal jar lid, and an egg cup!
My Grandson made the little heart from play-clay
a couple of years ago.
Ramblin' Man found this little mail box
for the play-hut, but I borrowed it temporarily.
It goes with the post box that I already had.
Ramblin' Man finds heart rocks for me,
and he painted this one.
He's a sentimental fool, just like me.
He bought me these silly little pillows a couple of years ago, too.
Polka dots and plaid.
So pretty when the sun shines,
which is rare this time of year!
Whenever it does shine, it makes me
I wish you could come over for a cup of tea
and a little treat!
In a perfect world we would all live close by, wouldn't we?
But then we would not be able to share our unique
little corner of the world with one another!
My vintage crochet pot-holder collection has a new
addition - a little dress.
These were popular in the 30's and 40's.
My refrigerator was decorated by my grandson.
My fancied-up candy boxes.
I was thinking about how many ways we use the word, 'heart' to describe
our feelings or someone's personality.
I came up with quite a list!
I'm sure you can think of some, too!
Key to my Heart
A Heart full of love.
A Heart full of woe.
What describes your heart, Dear Friends?
Mine is a Grateful Heart for having such
wonderful friends as you.
I also have a Grieving Heart for all those
suffering in the world right now.
But I have a faithful and hopeful heart,
that mankind will live up to its name.
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive".
- Dalai Lama -
"There never was any heart truly great and generous,
that was not also tender and compassionate".
- Robert Frost -
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart".
- Jane Austen -
"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes.
Because for those who love with heart and soul
there is no such thing as separation".
- Rumi -