Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valentine Memories

Valentine's Day  is  such a great  holiday... nothing more preceious  than  showing your preferencefor others  in love... 
As a third grade teacher,    our classes  looked forward to    making the valentine  box,  
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the best one I could find  (HEHEHE)  ours were always much better!
 then in later years creating their own  puppy  dog  valentine  holder made out of  2 paper plates and  construction paper...

  the valentine bulletin boards  bedecked in  red and pink hearts and  paper doilies     to  present  our best penmanship....
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 alas,  so few classes  hold lovely penmanship    of value  anymore!
But valentine's day  is   an expression  of all things  lovely...
roses.... petit fours.....  lace..... valentines'
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SO  now well into my sixties,  I enjoy  the valentine memories in my heart  over a    warming  cup of tea!

My  collection of  red transferwear is  a hodgepodege....   but I love  finding  choice  pieces in consignment /thrift shops. 

Meanwhile I pour out a cup of  Cinnamon Spice  on  this    brisk and windy day....  there is a hint of snow  in the wind!

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  1. What a lovely Valentine post! I love Spode china! Such a pretty pattern. I remember doing Valentine boxes when I taught kindergarten. Such fun for everyone! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  2. What sweet memories you have. I agree it is a shame about good penmanship falling by the wayside. When I was a girl I always enjoyed writing and I won prizes for it. Unfortunately my hands no longer work like they used to and holding a pen has become a chore rather than a delight. I adore your red transferware! I have a blue Spode teacup in that same pattern. I love your red! So very pretty! I like your toile tablecloth too. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea today and have a lovely week.


  3. Your Spode cup is lovely! While I appreciate the convenience of e-mail, I enjoy sending handwritten cards/letters to friends and family who are always delighted to receive "fun" snail mail.

  4. Hi: That is the best way to get tea cups you love. That's the only way I buy tea cups. I love the fun of hunting. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  5. You have a very pretty tablecloth with toile - love it and it goes so well with your Botanical teacup! I enjoyed your post and so glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea.


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