Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day! Here are a few of my antique cards that my mom gave me before she passed away. I have them under glass on a coffee table.                                                                                 

 I went to one thrift store this weekend and for some reason this picture spoke to me. I hate the frame and plan on painting it. I fliped it over and it is from Walmart and made in the USA. I never "shop" walmart I just go in get what I want and out. I love it but  have no place for it so I may give it away, anyone interested? Maybe I could have a small give away.

 We have a LARGE Easter celebration and a big egg hunt. I am always looking for something different to give as gifts. So I shop the thrift stores for small things that could go into an egg. But I have another idea this year. I always love to look through the taste of home books.
 This weekend we got to babysit my Grand..........Dog :) This is Baily and he is a pound puppy and one great dog. He has food allergies so he has home made food and his gramme made him some goooood foood. But boy was the cat mad he was here.
So my new Easter idea???? some eggs will contain a note that you can pick a prize from the pocket. How cute is this apron? It has all little pockets from all different materials. I will fill it with little gifts that wouldn't fit in an egg cute or creepy???                                                                               
I got another award so exciting, from kim. And she gave my daughter one also. I think it is her first!thrifty finds on fairview ave. So 7 things you don't know about me.
1.My husband and I have the same amount of siblings.  He has 2 brothers and 1 sister and I have 2 sisters and 1 brother.
2. I am the oldest of my siblings.
3. This is the 3rd house we have owned, but the first one that we built.
4.I love blogging but have a hard time with posting most times. (I do not know what I am doing : )
5. I was a stay at home mom for several years to be with my daughter and I loved it!
6. I have a craft room that if you opened the closet door you would think you were at Dorr Mill Wool. My husband is always saying "Dorr Mill called and wanted to know if you had any blue you could sell them".
7. I really like my job.
Now I am suppose to pass this on and since I could never choose from all of you wonderful bloggers. I will leave it at that.
Have a wonderful Valentines Day!


Courtney said...

So many fun things in your post tonight! I love the apron idea for the Easter Egg hunt. You brought back so many memories of hunts gone by that I did for my kids! We used to hide toys in the eggs too! Your husband is funny with the Dorr Mill Store comments!! Congrats on the award!! Bailey is sweet. He looks shy.
Have a good evening!

yaya said...

Beautiful cards! I have some antique post cards that span all the holidays. I should really do something cool with them like you do! Easter is really my fav holiday. We have a huge egg hunt and dinner also. I love the idea of the apron..go for it! Also your granddog is very pretty and I sure understand the kitty point of view as we have a cat that isn't happy when our granddog shows up! Happy Valentine Day and thanks for sharing some info about deserve awards, I love your blog!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The vintage Valentine cards are lovely. You have a great collection going. I also like the idea of the Easter gifts in the pockets of your country apron.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

loved all of the vintage valentines..i have a few here on my piano...i use old frogs...for flower arrangement hold them up... and i LOVE Taste of Home...i have one right here on my book is COMFORT was 80 degrees here i have been saving it...but RAIN is on the way...yipppeeeee

happy to see you today at Farmhouse
oh, almost forgot the best part...i LOVE that apron with all the tiny pockets...darling.

have a happy valentines day, my friend
kary and teddy

Larkrise garden girl said...

I love your Moms antique Valentines Cards! What a wonderful to celebrate Valentines day which is all about Love.Happy Valentines Day!

Alyssa said...

The Valentine cards are great! I love vintage things, especially when they are from someone you love ;) Alyssa

Rose H (UK) said...

What really beautiful vintage Valentine cards - real treasures made especially lovely as your Mom gave them to you. I love how you've displayed them too.
You were quite right to fall for such a lovely picture, I thinks it's super!
Baily certainly looks happy with Grammie :o) What a great idea with the apron pockets - there's gonna be some smiling faces at Easter!
Have a great Valentines..

Kim said...

I love Taste of Home magazine. I just bought one today. I think your "easter pocket" idea is cute. Great idea.
And congrats on your award!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Love the old Valentines. Happy Valentines Day to you!
How close are you to Dorr Mill? Lucky you!!!
Hugs :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Cathy, you have the cutest items. I love, love, love the vintage Valentines, and how nice is it that they belonged to your mom!

I also love the apron with all the pockets, and I think it's a great idea!

Thanks for stopping by today, and thank you for your lovely comments!


Julia said...

Thosee Valentine cards looks so decorative for the occasion, what a nice treasure from your mom.

I have a pile of Taste of Home magazine, the only problem, it's hard to choose which receipe to choose.

Dorr Mill wool, how so very lucky. Here we pay an arm and a leg for Dorr Mill wool. Drooling......

Jane said...

The cards are so pretty.Congratulations on the award. Loved the apron idea,I think that will be a winner. Happy v day. Blessings jane

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

the antique valentines day cards look to be wonderful! you are lucky to have those. cute apron idea, i am sure it will go over perfectly. i have a grand cat...i am glad others think like that, now i don't feel so silly but he is adorable and it is difficult not to spoil him! ;-)

Mimi Sue said...

Love your vintage cards. So fun to get to know you better. Happy V day. Mimi

vintagesue said...

the cards speak volumes about your mom's style!! she had great vintage flair!!! bless her. i love those cards!
your apron egg hunt is fantastic. not creepy...cute!
i like the walmart picture...painted frame will change it completely!
glad to know you were a stay at home mom for a long time. that helps acknowledge the true value of being home w/out pay for the sake of your child. your closet is a wool factory and mine is a junk
have a great valentine's day!!! cheers to you.

The Barn Door said...

Such beautiful vintage cards!

Donna said...

Your cards are treasures and I'm sure bring wonderful memories too. They certainly used to put so much quality into those little things...speaking of which you picture is cute with it's checkerboard trim AND made ine the USA! Great! You are right, I think the frame would be cute painted black. When we keep our grand dog, our dogs aren't happy either...such is life! He's lucky you spoil him with homemade food, right?
Happy Valentines Day Cathy!

moosecraft said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you! Love that little Bailey! I do like the apron idea.... very clever! Too funny about your hubby teasing you about Dorr Mill... :-)

saltbox treasures said...

Love your vintage Valentines; such adorable treasures! It's great you can display them under glass. The apron pocket idea sounds like fun.
Have a lovely Valentine's Day!
~ Julie
p.s. my chandeliers are dusty :)

AshTreeCottage said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Susan and Bentley

Dianne said...

Happy Valentines Day! Great post and I am still laughing out loud about #6!!!



Happy one day late V-Day and congrats on your award :-)

Take care and have a great week :-)


litlhouse said...

I love the pocket idea. My mother hides plastic eggs all over the garden with money in them, that's fun too! Miss you, love, Kathy

Dog Trot Farm said...

Cathy love your collection of vintage Valentine cards and what a great idea to display them under a class top coffee table.