A while back Debbie over at debbiedoos and Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage threw a party about all things Christmas found at the $$ Store. It was a delightful experience and really amazing as to how many projects could be put together with items from one of the stores.
Now these two energetic ladies are hosting another fabulous party honoring St. Valentine's Day. You should all take the time to stop by their lovely blogs and see what is possible in celebration of this romantic occasion.
Among many versions of how Valentine's Day came to be, I thought this one quite interesting. It tells in a poem, "Parliament of Fowls," the story about birds who came to an assemblage, or parliament, to choose their mates. Most of the birds, who speak as if they were human, find partners, but the leading female bird is desired by three male suitors, and the poem ends with a year's postponement in deciding the outcome of this romantic quadrangle.
The poem mentions Valentine's Day, but with no explanation. It was written by the 14th century poet, Chaucer, and since he had not included any explanation, he probably was not the first to write about the connection of St. Valentine's Day and romantic love, but no earlier texts have been found.
"The Cupid's dart has reached my heart,
And pierced it through and through;
I did not mend sweet Valentine,
Because it came from you..."
Old Victorian Valentine sentiment
Old framed verse, signed C.J.B.
P. F. Volland & Co,
I guess by now, you have figured out that I have been showing you my contribution to this entertaining experience.
Items purchased from the $$ Store:
Eyelash yarn for wreath
Heart wreath form
Tiny glass hearts
Pink and white dishtowel
White paper doily
Pink heart doily
Cupcake papers with picks
Items from my personal collection:
Lace napkin ring
Silver fork - Wm. Rogers, 1904
"My Somebody" picture
Be sure and stop over at the party. I'm confident you will find something beautiful to add to your romantic celebration...
Sweets for my Somebody Sweet
I'm sharing these sweets with: