Friday, January 28, 2011

These hearts are for you...

I'm not really a big Valentine's person...it's not that I don't feel all the love and such...I just feel that it is over commercialized...and that's not what I remember about the day from my youth...but after visiting so many blogs with home made Valentine decorations...I feel a little differently...so I made a whole basket of love for my kitchen table...


These remind me of when I was small...and even when my boys were younger and we'd sit at the kitchen table with construction paper and doilies in hand and make Valentine cards...now that was fun!! So I got out some of the wool clothes that I picked up at the thrift shops, some floss, a little stuffing and the love of those little candy hearts just popped into my head...I don't really like the taste of the hearts any more...just the feeling...the memory of making our paper bags into beautiful card holders in school and the anticipation of how many cards we would get...and sometimes...a few candy hearts in the envelope! Now those were fun times!
Of course I must admit..February is a LOVE month to me anyway, because that is the month I married my wonderful husband...so, Don...all these hearts are for you!!
Enjoy the day, my friends and think back to simpler times and let me know your favorite Valentine's story...

8 comments:

Kris said...

They are darling Linda! I need to make some too!! Happy Anniversary....almost!

Jan said...

That is a beautiful idea Linda, and so touching that it is something you made yourself.
Congratulations on your long and happy marriage.
Love, Jan

Farmchick said...

Nice post and good advice!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Anniversary (early) Such a beautiful post, thank you for sharing your heart with us. hugs ~lynne~

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Those are so cute. They have more love since you made them. Have a great day!

Sherrie

P.S. Happy Anniversary.

LindyLouMac said...

Ok now if I was a crafty person then maybe I would do a Valentine display as these are so cute.

Icy BC said...

Those are adorable hearts, and looks like fun! Of course, love is there too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Linda your hearts are adorable! I met my husband in the month of February, so it is also a special month for us.