Tuesday, February 13, 2018

KEEPSAKES FROM THE HEART...










Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. 
 A day to feature the romantic
 in all of us.

 I have gathered together
 a collection of my sentimental favorites 
that have a connection to
 a day of romance.

 Words and pictures 
that all are 
keepsakes from the heart.


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"I believe flowers have souls.
  I've known roses 
that I expect to meet
 in heaven."

Lucy Maud Montgomery








A sweet bouquet of roses 
from the past summer's garden.
 A reminder 
that there is more beauty 
yet to come.






"Plant a rosebush every year
 and you will not have 
lived in vain."

Henry Bowen



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Lovely examples 
of the valentines we collected 
as young children in grade school
 and a well read post card 
sent to a very special someone 
from miles away.


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"All you need is love, 
but a little chocolate 
now and then 
doesn't hurt."

Charles M. Schulz






Art imitating life.

  A long kept card 
that reminds me so much of 
Tami and Jake 
from a few years ago.


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A collection of fabric hearts 
that come out of the cupboards 
from time to time.


"Love and magic
 have a great deal in common.
  They enrich the soul,
 delight the heart,
 and they both
 take practice."

Nora Roberts


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Some painted bouquets.


"Wait not till tomorrow;
 Gather the roses 
of life 
today."

Pierre de Ronsard



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A framed sentiment 
for someone special.





A pair of rustic love birds.


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A simple mail box 
that came with the Cottage. 

 A reminder of days long forgotten,
 when the postman would
 deliver our letters to the back door 
and would often be thanked, 
with a warm word or a cookie
 fresh from the oven,
 for his troubles.





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Have you been watching
 Victoria on Masterpiece Theatre?

 What woman could resist
 being lovingly courted 
with poetry,
 pictures of clasped hands 
and promises of paradise?


"He clasped me in his arms 
and we kissed again and again...
to be called names of tenderness 
I have never yet heard 
used to me before -
 was bliss 
beyond belief!"

Queen Victoria, in her journal






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And the 
sweetest and simplest message
 of all...





"A smile is a light
 in the window of the soul
 indicating that the 
heart 
is at 
home."

Author Unknown



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...Judy...


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL





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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful romantic pictures!! love them..

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  2. What an adorable post!Just love it so much!Hugs!

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  3. I have to admit, I'm pretty smitten with all the lovely Valentine's posts and this one just captures my heart in every single way. Marvelous photos. Loads of love there. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. Such a beautiful collection of valentine's Judy. Wishing you a wonderful day and evening with your sweet Captain. Happy Valentine's Day.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  5. Oh Judy, I love all the treasures and the quotes. I went back and read several of them again and again. Love is like magic, isn't it? Happy Valentine's Day in your charming cottage with your sweet Valentine...both of them! 😉

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  6. What a lovely post!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you ~FlowerLady

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  7. What a pretty post! I loved the quotes with the images. Lovely!

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  8. Oh, such a lovely and dreamy post! Love all the dear photos and sweet sentiments! x Karen

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  9. Oh Judy, what a beautiful post. So many pretty cards and sayings.

    I love the Queen Victoria show - she was such a beautiful person. Look forward to seeing it each Sunday.

    Belated Happy Valentine Day.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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