Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine Blessings! SO Many Cards and Treats!

Just one last look at Valentines before I say good bye til next year and move on! I just had such a lovely time this year and it was so much fun. I feel so blessed by the cards and treats I received and would like to give my blogger friends a wee little look. This gives me a way to thank my friends too!

My first treat is from my Jimmy. A lovely queen coronation cup, a grand gift car and a little box of candy. He brought home roses earlier in the week, so I could enjoy them longer. Thank you Jim, I love you!

I like to save packages and cards for the big day! I have friends who just can't wait to open their goodies, but not me. I like to let them pile!

I tried to spread everything out to be seen! This was the best I could do. You can see all the sweet treats and cards and special handmade items. I treasure things made by hand.

One of the groups I'm on had a "one on one" Valentine exchange. It's a good way to really get to know someone a bit better, especially when you are in a group. Sienna had my name and I hope you can read the little note she read that came with her goodies!

 This beautiful heart necklace was tucked into a little bag. It's very dainty and I really like it.You can see the towels that went with her little note along with candy, tea, and other little goodies. A very clever gift. Thanks Sienna.

This sweet teacup was from Shawn. She makes lovely paper creations so check out her blog. Shawn I do believe this was my favorite handmade card!  You can see a few more below.

Look what LaVonne found for me! It's such a dainty little teapot ornament. You really need to see this in person to appreciate the work!  It's almost paper thin.

Robin created this adorable read heart box filled with a soap and a little red glass heart.

A beautiful heart shaped soap with real roses pressed into it. Thank you Sha, you know how I love specialty soaps! A local Oregon business. Sha is so good about shopping local!

My friend Nancy in WV did the embroidery work on this sweet little ornament. She does such nice work.

Another dear friend created this sweet little necklace, complete with little buttons. Oh, how I love buttons! Very cute!

Mimi teaches kindergarten in New Jersey. This little doll is made of wool and has bright hair, just like Mimi. It made me smile.

I would love to share each and every gift, but we'd be here all night. I want to thank everyone for the darling treats and cards and most of all for your FRIENDSHIP! I am so blessed.


Sylvia said...

Love all your valentines, the teacup one is precious. I am one of your newest followers. Have a great weekend.


Karen said...

What a sweet collection of treasures! So much love! Thank you for your lovely visit to my blog. Enjoy your treats! xoxo

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my goodness! Looks like you were in some really fun swaps! I love your QEII cup!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Oh my goodness. You got so many goodies! How fun! I love the vintage Valentine’s and coronation cup. I just pulled a box of coronation//commemorative souvenirs from England to post about. Do you collect them?

romance-of-roses said...

Well my dear Linda I think you were very lucky to receive all of these lovely treasures. Good idea to let them pile up, it seems like Christmas with that many gifts. Thank you for your visit. Enjoy your gifts. You also have a sweet husband. Hugs...Lu

Fay Iseminger said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time on Valentines Day. So many cute and special gifts. Thank you for visiting my blog so faithfully. I don't know why it didn't enter my mind to come join your blog till now. But I'm here now. Hope your week is wonderful.


Micupoftea~ said...

Aww, looks like you're loved, Linda! Your friends sent sweet 'happies' for sweet YOU. Thanks for the blog shout out,

Kathryn Ross said...

My Lady Linda - What a lovely treat to see how busy YOU'VE been with Valentine exchanges this year, too! I haven't done such a thing since I was in school. I always made a big deal out of Valentine's Day for my husband and kids during the growing years - cookies, party, presents all over the dining room table - but now that everyone is off on their own and it's just Ed and me - we do our annual Couple's Ministry dinner and just a nice dinner at home the two of us. But, such festive decor this year with the swap! I just LOVE all your goodies - so much inspiration. Shawn in California is soooo talented. I have been the recipient of a love gift from her once upon a time. And, your cameo silhouette hearts were stunning. I love cameos, too, and have a couple jewelry pieces that I always get compliments on. But, then, I tend to look like I stepped out of 1900 . . .

I am honored you want my address for swapping - I'll be emailing!

Terri said...

Oh my goodness! Just look at all your lovely Valentine goodies! I am like you, I would have saved mine up too! I was in a swap last year over at Mary Jane's Farm blog and it was so much fun!
You really must feel loved after all these! Such variety too.

Susan said...

Well my gosh, Linda. You DID get a lot of sweet treats for Valentine's Day.

Well-deserved, I'm sure! All are darling.It's so nice to be remembered.

Take care and have a peaceful night. Susan

Linda said...

You are blessed because you are a blessing. One of these days I'll get my act together, but I appreciate that you include me anyway. Hugs.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What wonderful Valentine's treasures! Love your wool angel!! Just lovely!

Storybook Woods said...

Akkk I was determined to write you an actual thank you not and not thank you on-line but alas it has not happened, so here I am.

I LOVE, LOVE the cameo theme. Loved the card, I will always treasure it. I thought you bought the candy, I am amazed you made it. What a beautiful idea and soo well done. We felt very loved on Valentines, thank you so much xoxo Clarice