Sunday, February 12, 2012

“Friends” for Mosaic Monday

I was thinking about how much my friends mean to me this week. Remember how we took little Valentines to school to give to our very best girlfriends (and sometimes even to a BOY!) ?

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Whenever I show a photo of my lanai, you can see something that I keep close to me all the time.

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I call it my treasure box.

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It’s filled with little notes, letters, tags and cards from my blog buddies. I love to open my box and look through it from time to time….it’s a ‘feel good’ thing!

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And when I found these neat collage frames, I put some of my treasures in frames to hang over my desk for inspiration.

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Blogging has given me a chance to have lots of girlfriends again…like I did when I was in school.

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What a blessing you ALL are to me!

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday! I hope you’ll join us, too!

I am taking part in “A Month of Letters”,too.

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If you want to read more about it, go to my post HERE ! And if you would like to receive a card or letter from me this month, email me your address!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

65 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

That my friend is so sweet! What a cute little treasure box too.

laurie said...

aw, thats a lovely way to remember your friends, looks great too!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a sweet treasure box, and the collage frames are so pretty! I do remember those cute kind of Valentine's. I should look, I may even have some in a box somewhere in one of the closets :)

Kasia said...

This is such a sweet memory box! It is nice to have so many blogging friends! And you always meet new inspiring people!

Hugs,

ellen b. said...

Oh I'm really liking that idea of framed collage of sweet notes...

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Love your collage and it brought so many memories of my school friends and the exchange of cards or little items with the love we had for one another. I send you my "heart" too my sweet blog friend this Valentine's.
FABBY

Kim K. said...

What a lovely way to remember special friends. Love the sweet memory box. I'm thinking I need to construct a collage for my craft room.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Love, love the collage frames. What a great idea! Seeing those valentines cards does bring back such sweet memories! Diane you are such a joy and i'm not one bit surprised that you have soooo many friends.

Happy Valentine Day my friend!

xoxoxo
Pat

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your collage frames! How cute and such a neat idea. I too have a box full of little notes, cards and sweet things from bloggy friends. Oh I loved old valentines! Hugs, Linda

eileeninmd said...

What a cute post, it is so nice you have met so many great blogging friends. Happy Valentines Day!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You are blessed with many blog friends. I like the idea of a treasure box.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a great idea that treasure box is! I love your collages...lovely post and wonderful ideas.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love your treasure box and you are so blessed to have so many friends who care about you like that.

GrandmaK said...

Such wonderful memories you have in that "treasure chest!" Wishing you the best of Happy Valentines Days!! Cathy

Joanne said...

what a great idea! The notes look so great in frames!
Blessings, Joanne

Mary said...

Oh, how sweet! I think it's wonderful to keep all your treasured notes close by... Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! xoxox

podso said...

Your treasure box is dear...containing many wonderful memories and bringing to mind your blogging buddies.I like the idea of the letters. I love writing and receiving REAL letters or notes, but in a pinch a good newsy email will do!

JG said...

This winter I purchased two large decorated boxes, one to store my "treasures" in. The other box is for those other treasures - knitting needles and crochet hooks. :) Those are pretty collage frames.
~Judy

Diane Writes said...

Hello there name mate! I love letters. I also keep those that I have received ever since I was in High School. It's always great to feel the warm wishes and words other people gave you. Everything is so priceless.

Of course, I would want to receive an card from you. It would be a great honor and source of happiness.

Have a great week and Happy Valentine's Day!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Going through your treasure box must be a nice little pick-me-up every now and again, Diane.

Flora said...

It is so wonderful to have a memory box!! What fun to go thru!!

A Garden of Threads said...

What a fantastic idea. Blogging friends as the best. Have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Snap said...

Everyone should have a treasure box! I love yours and your Valentine's! Happy, Happy!

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

You always have to greatest ideas. I hope you have a happy Valentines Day!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

That's so sweet. I should start a treasure box. I'm starting to get notes from friends again.
Hugs,
Susan

Judy Bigg said...

Sweet post, my grandson has his Valentine's ready to deliver. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a kind message.

BailiwickStudio said...

I remember making mailboxes in school for Valentine's Day. I love your memory box - what a good idea! ::Jill

DaCraftyLady said...

Oh and I thought I was the only one that kept little treasures, I love your box, Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

DaCraftyLady said...

I awarded you "The Versatile Blogger"award. :)Come by and see...

Lorrie said...

What a lovely way to keep your little treasures. And display some of them, too. Great ideas.
Blogging is such a great way to meet friends.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jo's This and That said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing Joann

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Those look just like the valentines I remember giving to my school friends! Wow has time flown.. Love all the neat things you share...

Hugs
Jody

Lavender Cottage said...

What a great way to keep letter and card writing alive! I have a little box with notes from sweet bloggers too and cherish them all.
Judith

cynthia lee designs said...

What a great treasure box...aren't blogging friends the best!! Love your collages!!
hugs,
Cindy

Brenda said...

What a neat reminder of friendships. I love those collage frames and how you designed them.

Deserae said...

Love the little collage frames...such a cute and clever idea! I have a little treasure box too but mine is tucked away on a shelf in the closet. I think it is time to bring it out and take a stroll down memory lane :o)
~Des

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Can you please send me your address so I can have something in your little box of blogging treasures to remember me by?? I would love that. What a wonderful thing to do. Is that ok? Wsprsweetly@aol.com
Hugs!
Mona

It's me said...

That box is amazing !!....happy valentine's day darling....love Ria...xxx...

Della said...

Your treasure box is awesome! You are a very blessed lady to have so many friends, and I am blessed to have you as a friend!
Hugs!

Dayle said...

Oh, yes. How I remember those sweet days of long ago. Valentine's Day was so special among friends at school.

I love your collages!

Ali said...

I remember those old fashioned valentines we used to give out at school. Its a shame the practice seems to be disappearing. I suppose its so the less popular children aren't left feeling left out.

Ali

Heather said...

What a lovely way to display your treasures. I agree with you about blogging - it's opened up a whole new world of friends from all over - from Vancouver to Malaysia, Australia to Belgium and back. I particularly love connecting with other Canadian bloggers like you.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Vintage Gal said...

I love your inspiration boards ~ and your treasure box is lovely. What a great idea ~ Happy Valentine's Day friend ;-)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A wonderful idea and great inspiration. It just makes your day to receive a kind word or a email hug. I remember when the boys were younger and we spent the evening taking the little valentines out of the package and addressing them to their class mates. V

Sandy said...

First Thank you for visiting my blog, and I just love your memory box. What a neat idea and your collages are great and very nicely done. (o:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is the sweetest post, Diane. :D. I love the treasure box. I need something like that because I have some neat cards and other keepsakes from blog friends stuffed in a drawer.

koralee said...

So adorable...I have a few of those treasure boxes around my home too...hugs for a blissful Valentines day. xoxox

Mama Zen said...

This is so sweet!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely post, I also have a treasure box. :)

Riet said...

HOw sweet tht is a box full of lovely letters and cards.

Michelle Palmer said...

Sweetness~
Please email me your name/mailing address and I will share a couple of my vintage Valentine's to start your collection growing :)
A friend shared with me... that's how I got started!
michart@rochester.rr.com

Wishing you love and happiness!
Michelle

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your treasure box idea, Diane! All the friends we make though blogging is certainly a bonus --I've enjoyed learning more about you the last few years. Happy Valentine's day!

Ingmarie We said...

Such a lovely litle box full of memories. I don't have a box but I have some books with drawings and poems from my friends..... Have a nice week.

Elizabeth said...

I love your treasure box! I had a wonderful surprise in my mailbox,Thanks Diane.

Shelley said...

I love treasures boxes of all kinds...I have even found some old treasure boxes over the years...bits and pieces saved from times gone by...Sometimes discarded in the end after their owners have passed away. Sad things can mean so much to some and so little to others...Guess,its the sentiment in the things that makes them so special :)

Blessings on your Valentines day dear Diane.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about that very thing when I got the chicken valentine :) I was thinking how everyone used to sign with initials in numbers to match the alphabet A-Z + 1-26. I often wonder if kids all over did that or if it was a local thing.
3-1-13

Kim, USA said...

I so love those frames. And yes we can find friends in the blog world too. ^_^

My Red Weekend

Donna said...

What a neat idea to have a treasure box! I feel the same way about blogging, with all the friendships from all over the world! And THANK YOU so much for the adorable valentine's greetings that you mailed to me! It really was an unexpected touch of sweetness to my day! And it was Monday (back to work drudgery), so I needed it, LOL.

DearHelenHartman said...

How sweet. The treasure box, the frames, the notes. The little deers are especially dear!

Teresa said...

What a clever idea for a mosaic! I agree that the wonderful people are the best part of blogging!

Sheila said...

Friends are great treasures and like you I have a box of special cards and letters. I enjoyed seeing your "Rock-A-Bye-Baby book. i do remember that book! Happy Valentine's day!

68sesentera said...

Diane, Hello

I have been very busy, but this day the best what I have to do is to say hello my friends.
I wish you have a very beautiful and romantic Valentine's day.

Thanks for be my friend.

Caty

Porch Days said...

Your collages in the frame are so cute. It's nice to have things out where you can see and enjoy them.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How sweet these are! Happy Valentines Day!

Tammy said...

I love your little collages, Diane! i should make something like that to brighten up my cubicle at work!
And you're right about what a blessing blogger friends are. :)