I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

QT Pie*Honey Bunch* TEXT ME:LUV U

Oh, I loved Valentine's Day when I was a child.

 I adored sharing Valentine's at school: choosing the box of tiny cards, or later creating my own designs with glue and doilies and glitter, making my Valentine mailbox---a shoebox, pink and red construction paper, cutout pictures, and of course more glitter. It was so exciting to drop a tiny card into each classmates box then later pore over my own haul...Maybe maybe a card from the cute boy in the next row?

No? Well, I could always count on a tiny Whitman's Sampler box or tiny heart-shaped box of chocolates from my dad. And always gorgeous handmade valentine from my mother who loved Valentine's Day. I am so glad I kept some...
And  I still enjoy making Valentines to share with friends....

and writing messages in the sand...

And I love collecting Hearts...

Other years, other gifts, special treasures from the heart:

A sleep-away camp doodle from my son, age 8.

Wonderful old Bakelite buttons.

My treasured white paper I Lost My Heart collage.[notice one heart is missing!]

Heart shaped rocks from Cape Cod's rockier shores....my mother collected them in a handmade Nantucket basket.

A tin folk-art heart from the flea market.

A handmade Sailor's Valentine with a picture of my son.[discreetly hidden behind the cherished sanddollar...]

Sweethearts~ a necessity!

Have the Sweetest Day! 


...gone to the beach...........