Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day~February 14th

What a fun day filled with cards, treats, tea time, dinner and lots of love! I baked some heart scones this morning while Jim took my dad to the cemetery...such a kindness to my father. An easy drop scone recipe and fun to make. I filled the center with Mackay's 3 berry Scottish preserves. I sprinkled the finished baked product with powered sugar. Yummy!

When Jim came home, it was time for tea. Just scones and tea as we wanted to go out for an early dinner tonight.

It was the perfect time to use the little snack sets my friend Kristen had give to me for Christmas.

Scones my dear? Cup of tea....milk or sugar? Let's make a toast to love and enjoy the day!

After tea, it was time for gifts and opening my Tasha Tudor Valentine exchange cards. I like to save my up for the 14th. Here they are just waiting to be opened and shared.

Annabelle received lots of cards for her friends too. She even got a box of French pastries from her friend in Massachusetts in a little pink box.

Of course, Annabelle wasn't the only one who got lots of cards and little treats from her friends~

I promised that I would post some pictures of the Valentines I made for my Tasha friends after Valentines, so here they are! I used Terri's pattern from Artful Affirmations for her elegant shoes. I had to make them more flat for mailing. Thanks for the inspiration Terri. I really had so much fun making them.

Of course Jim and I had some presents for each other too. He gave me a darling vintage sterling sewing kit that I adore. Isn't it charming?

Red roses too.....

This is the hickory nuthead doll we found a few weeks ago. I'm not sure how old this one is but her dress is made from a really great older fabric. LaVonne, my fellow nuthead friend, sent me this cute vintage Valentine and I had to show it off with my new nuthead doll.

I gave my sweetheart a wonderful book on Anri woodcarvings and a set of Anri bookends. He's totally absorbed in his new hobby!

As the day slips away, what a happy heart I have tonight. I love Valentine's Day! I love you Jimmy!


LaVonne said...

So much fun! I love the new nuthead! You knew I would!
Looks like you were immersed in love!
The plate you had the scones on looks vaguely familiar! And the scones look delicious. Wish I could jump in and grab one! :-)

Jane said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful Valentine. I just love it. So original and adorable. I'm going to have to think of Valentines in June so I can play next year. Thanks for remembering me.

Antiques And Teacups said...

The scones look yummy! I love your necessaire! A wonderful Valentine's Day!

Kristen Strand said...

Wow what a lovely post! Your valentine (and Annabelle, she is sharing) is my china hutch next to the teacups!

Your tea spread looks delicious !

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello, Lovely, lovely post! The elegant shoes are beautiful! So much fun you've shared here! I can imagine how good your scones are! I am not sure what could be the problem with my comment section. I hope you can get through now! Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a Delightsome day,

romance-of-roses said...

I really like Valentine's Day, it's such fun day full of love and hearts. I stock up on heart napkins and pretties for the year, I collect hearts and this is my time to get them. Those heart scones look so yummy.

Kathryn Ross said...

My Lady! What a delightful post - so many delicious things to see - not just those scones!! A lovely tea with your honey - and those Valentines!!!! Oh, for the time to make all the lovely things I'd like to make!!

Joy to you!

xinex said...

Oh how fun! You are both so thoughtful and both presents are really nice and practical. Your tea table and the sconeslook wonderful....Christine

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my goodness what a Valentine you and Jim had. He is soo sweet (and has a great eye)!! What fun opening all those valentines in your sweet tea room. The girls and I wish we were there xox Clarice

Terri said...

What a beautiful post! So much good stuff to see. Your tea setting is so sweet. I am glad you had a good day!
Lovely gifts to each other too!
The shoes you created are amazing! I had so much fun looking at all of them. I love how they are all different! You are amazingly creative to think of all those designs at once! Your friends must have been so delighted!
Thank you so much for inviting me over to see!

Lady Jane said...

I had to come over to check out those shoes. Wow... You have a great imagination. Very pretty. LJ

Suzanne said...

I loved all the pics. How I wish I could have relaxed with you and chatted over those scones--they look so yummy:-)

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Wow...I loved the pictures! The scones looked delicious!! I have never baked some with jam in them like that...very pretty and yummy looking. Thanks for thinking of us at Valentine''re so thoughtful and we cherish the lovely slipper/shoes!! So pretty!