Thursday, February 13, 2020

"Happy Valentine's Day"


Isn't it nice to have a special day to tell someone you love them? Well, I say it every day and you probably do too but I like this sweet holiday anyway!


Doesn't it bring back memories of taking little Valentines to school and sharing them with friends. We took a shoe box to bring home our Valentines. And everyone took part. I always loved the pretty card the teacher gave us. And we had a Valentine cookie and a little cup of sugary fruit juice. 



It's fun to decorate just a little....


and enjoy this month!


I hope you are having a good week. The weather here in Florida is like summertime!


Hubby even grilled bacon and we made BLTs. We also have fresh Florida strawberries in season and I've been putting slices on my oatmeal and making hubby strawberry milkshakes...with love.

Have a beautiful day!


Will you be my Valentine?



I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.



27 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I remember the shoebook of Valentine's Day card from my early school days. Pretty cards and the BLT looks yummy. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Wishing you a happy day!

Susie said...

Diane, What an adorable vignette. That little mailbox is the sweetest. I remember school day parties. Blessings to you and Ron for a beautiful Valentine's Day. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Arlene @Nanaland said...

This made me smile this morning Diane! You are so talented at putting together sweet vignettes.

Sandi Magle said...

Those sweet Valentines and the doll brought back so many memories. I always made my Valentines, and cut apart bits of the ones I received the year before...glued and pasted my little heart out every year...and it was so much fun, because every one was different!

Such a sweet post, thanks for the memories! Sandi

Tom said...

...it's good to see that you are making your day special.

Vee said...

So cute! A sweet Valentine’s Day to you!

photowannabe said...

How beautiful.
I always loved the old Valentines from the 50's and their artwork.
Happy Valentines Day to you too.

Ann said...

We were just talking about Valentines day at work. We were saying how fun it used to be to have the parties at school and the decorated boxes we made.
Your BLT looks delicious.

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes I will! What a cute Valentine post, Diane. I remember the Valentines that we gave out at school, and we used to use the paper bags and decorated them. I chuckled when you mentioned the shoe boxes. Your little Valentine area is so cute - love that cart and mailbox and sweet doll. And the vintage Valentines are delightful. Your BLT and strawberry milkshakes sound delicious. Hope you have a beautiful Valentine's Day, dear friend. : )

~Sheri

carol l mckenna said...

What an absolutely delightful Valentine post with incredible memories with your valentine cards ~ Happy Valentine's Day to you and hubby ^_^

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Michelle said...

I love the Valentines. I teach at a primary school and tomorrow is a big day! Cards to exchange and parties to be had. Thanks for linking up.

BeachGypsy said...

Love your pretty Valentine post, so pretty and creative!! You have your doll dressed up so pretty and her there with the little mailbox and the valentines.....just love it. Oh my gosh those sandwiches LOOK SO TASTY....i am on my way!---ha ha LOL. I love BLT'S. Could eat one every day nearly. Hope you have a real nice valentines day my friend!! Hugs.

Jenn Jilks said...

I very much enjoyed this day when I was teaching!

happyone said...

I remember writing out all the Valentine cards for classmates too many years ago. :)

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh I LOVE your Valentine's mailbox and your sweet doll all ready for Valentine's Day. I also love remembering how Valentine's day was when we were kids, with the shoe box for our little cards at school. That was always such fun. "Those were the days, my friend...we thought they'd never end!!"
Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Terri D said...

Decorated shoe boxes and those silly little valentines were always so much fun in grade school. I love your vinette with the doll and mailbox. I need to get to the farmer's market for more strawberries. So good this time of year. The Strawberry Festival starts in a week or so. We haven't been in years. It is so crowded and too far from parking to the festival - then more walking. Maybe next year with both knees done!!

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful Valentine decorations! Hubby's BLT looks amazing and has given me an idea for our next meal, thank you for that :) Happy Valentine's Day!

Jeanie said...

Your little mailbox is so darned cute, I just love it!

Connie said...

I also remember making mailboxes out of shoeboxes and giving and receiving Valentine's. I loved seeing your vintage cards, so sweet. Oh and those BLT's "YUM".
Happy Valentine's Day.

Sam I Am...... said...

I just knew you would have the cutest vignettes for Valentine's Day!
I do remember the exchanging of cards in school but your memory is much sharper than mine! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Your doll is so pretty and reminds me of my sister-in-law and my niece. I love the cute mailbox and cards. I hope you have a happy Valentine's Day beautiful lady. :)

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I enjoyed this post. Thank you for sharing the Valentine's. I always had fun making my shoe box valentine box. :-)
Fresh Florida Strawberries.. yummy!!!! Do you still visit the Farm Market?
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Love, Carla

A Bit of the Blarney said...

A wonderful post that brings back memories of past Valentine's Day! Wishing the very best and Happy Valentine's Day to you1

Edna B said...

I fondly remember sharing those lovely little valentines when I was young. I love your photos and your decorations. Happy valentine's Day to you. Hugs, Edna B.

Debbie said...

i guess i am the only one, but i think valentines day is a little silly!! i think every day is a good day to tell someone you love them!!

that blt looks amazing, the bacon so crisp!!!

i hope you had a nice valentines day!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely Valentine's post.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

I had to see this Valentine post once again....it's soooo cute. Love those vintage Valentines that you collect. And your doll has the sweetest smile. : )

~Sheri