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Feelin' The Love

February 4, 2010 01:06 by ehouston

I have been working on a  little Valentine's Day project and I came across this image online. 

I don't know why, but it just cracked me up.  So I am sharing it with you guys.

Happy Month of Love!

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So Many Holidays, So Little Time

January 19, 2010 23:03 by ehouston

It occurred to me this morning that we are already past the half way point in January of 20-10!  It seems like time has just flown by.  I have been noticing the luscious Valentine’s Day candy creeping in to every corner of my favorite big box stores, ready to fill the void a week of no leftover Christmas treats has left in my life.  I actually eyed the last few cartons of eggnog last week while grocery shopping, but forced myself to keep walking.  I never allow more than two cartons in the house each holiday.  I am the only one willing to drink the sweet stuff, so that rule is absolutely all about weight management.  I also realized that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I need to start figuring out what treats of my own to come up with for my sweetie, and decide if I will make or buy a card.  I always have these great intentions of making the most romantic, yet hip and stylish card, only to end up finding the perfect thing out there already.  I guess I should be happy about this, but I have always seen this holiday as one that demands the handmade.  Unless of course you are in elementary school and have thirty classmates expecting a card from you in their revamped shoebox holiday mailbox.  By all means, please save yourself the insanity and buy a bundle of cute cards.  My Nonna (she is Italian and that’s Italian for Grandma!) actually buys and mails those bundled cards.  She just picks whichever cartoon character set that makes her smile.  Then she writes sweet little notes on the backs of each card, folds them around a $5.00 bill and sends them to all of her grandkids.  I know this because even though I am the oldest of all the grandchildren in her family by about 18 years, I still receive one every February.  This is not done as a senile old lady thing…she thinks it’s hysterically funny to keep sending these funny little cards to me.  She will write things like, “Maybe you can get a cup of coffee!?!  HA!” or “Don’t spend this all in one place!”.  She is a total crack-up and I love her dearly. 

Here are some Vintage Valentine Card images from my FLICKR file. 

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If you are interested in giving a vintage Valentine I still have several available.  They can all be found on sale at my Artfire Shop.

I hope we all find the perfect treats and cards for our sweeties come February 14th!  Do you have any vintage Valentine’s or other cool vintage paper products that make your heart swell?

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Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

February 14, 2009 11:28 by ehouston

I hope all of you are having a wonderful day with your loved ones.  The Mister and I had a fabulous Italian dinner last night and have spent the day working our way through these.

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mmmmmm.....

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Love Is In The Air...Doobie, Doobie, Doooo....

January 19, 2009 11:41 by ehouston

I have never been a crazed Valentine's Day fan obsessing over the perfect card or if I will be the proud recipient of a flower delivery while at work.  (Admit it, you know you love the long walk back to your office or cubicle, flowers in hand, when everyone gets to see how much you are loved.)  However, I do see the fun in some of the traditions.  For instance, because we never had a lot of money to spend wildly while I was growing up, my mom used this holiday as almost an extension of Christmas.  It gave her an opportunity to give us something else we might have wanted or needed, but my parents could not afford for December 25th.  I remember receiving a new winter coat one year, a sweater I had been begging for another year, and one time a bunch of tapes to go with the new pink Sony cassette deck I had received for Christmas. Yes, it was 1984!  So, although our gifting tradition was a bit far removed from the usual candy and flowers, it was a bright holiday during the dull winter months.  Now that I am married we always remember the day with a nice card and small gift, but our schedules rarely allow for the traditional dinner out.  That's okay with me as long as we at least get to spend some time together.  That's really all that I care about on this day of love anyway.

So, even though my house is not decked out and dripping in red, pink and white each year I cannot pass up on browsing all the super cute items that crafters come up with to celebrate the day.  Here are a few items that I wanted to share:

 

Set of lyrically inspired vintage image cards from The Spotted Sparrow.  I would have loved to have had these the day we pushed our little cards through the slots of our handmade desk "mailboxes" (shoe boxes covered in construction paper hearts and glitter) in grade school.

Hil-LAR-ious and loving all at once!  By Ellegant.

Cute robots in love for the geek in your life!  By P's & Q's.

I have also added some vintage Valentine's Day cards to both of my shops and will have more added before the end of the week.  Don't forget the keepsake boxes created from vintage textiles are still available!

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Kitsch Designs vintage find card, Rocket Boy!

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Kitsch Designs vintage revamp, Keepsake jewelry box.

I hope everyone has a good time planning their Valentine's Day fun!

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