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!