Friday, February 8, 2013

valentine mail call.. and the winner is...

valentine treats!
We are supposed to get  a pretty good winter storm today.  not as bad as the east coast.. but where I am they are calling for up to 14 inches of snow.   Im trying to decide whether or not to go to work.  Im thinking not....  It would be so much better not to have to worry about driving in nasty weather and to just stay home and play!  I have time that I have to used up before the end of march.. so I may as well use one of those days!
so.. back to the cute stuff..   I was in a valentine ornie  swap with a a bunch of my girlies.  and recieved a package of awesomeness this week.  I need another valentine tree!  each heart had to come with a quote about friendship..
from leefrom tammy
From Lee:  "Each friend represents a world in us."
From Tammy :  "Friends meet you in a tender place where it's safe to risk your heart."
from jeannefrom carla
From jeanne:  "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
From Carla:  "Friends are the stitches that hold our hearts together.
from nataleafrom me
From Natalea:  "A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view."
From Me:  "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold."
from sandyfrom ruth 
from Sandy:  "Right next door or miles apart, friends are always close at heart."
from Ruth:  "Friends live in your heart."
from grace

grace's mustache
from Gracie:  "A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest thing you can have."
Grace also sent us these little pink mustaches and asked that we take a picture of ourselves wearing them..
Ive got a pink stache!
I must have taken 20 pictures before I got one that I could even consider sharing!
soooo.... MORE Valentine mail came yesterday !!  From our Dear Friend Elizabeth.
She always always has spoiled me since the very beginning of our bloghood friendship!
from elizabeth
look how stinking cute thise are!!  I am so lucky to have such a wonderful collection of Elizabeth creations that span the whole year of holidays! 
from E2from e 3
Each of Elizabeths creations are so intricate!    thank you so much Elizabeth!!
vintage valentines from Emore vintage valentines from E
and .. she always adds to my vintage valentine collection.  Sweet SweetSweet!!  they just dont even begin to make them like they used too. 
torry pie and marla pie,from Elizabeth!
Torry  and Marla pie valentine ornaments !!  make me smile!
I am officially done valentine creating I think.  except to bake cookies for my family this weekend...
and to put finishing touches on my giveaway!
do you want to know who won??  
ok.. I'll tell you!
shirley Hatfield!   so shirley please send me your address asap.. hopefully I will get you giftie out in tomorrows mail!
see yas later!


Perfectly Printed said...

What fun Valentine treats!!! Not sure which are my favorite, so I will say all of them!! Out here in California the news is calling the storm headed your way epic!! Be girl to stay home.
Warmly chris

Theresa said...

Congrats to Shirley! Lucky, lucky Shirley:) All of those goodies are TOO cute! I especially love the one with the ribbon swing:) Have a blessed day, stay warm! BIG HUGS!

Kim K. said...

Congratulations to Shirley! Oh my goodness. Your Valentine treasures are just amazing. All your friends are just so talented. Love all the inspiration. We have a snow day from the storms that passed through MI. I just posted pictures of our snow. It's just gorgeous. Stay safe. Happy Friday!

PS. I also thanked you on my blog today. Your sweet little monkey is just darling....right down to the ruffles under her skirt!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats to Shirley! Your hearts are wonderful, Vivian, and I love all the quotes. Elizabeth's creations are just so pretty. Love those ornies she made.

Lisa said...

What an awesome idea to swap friendship quotes with the hearts!
I just love the ornaments that Elizabeth sent of your precious grandbabies ~ how thoughtful of her!
I hope you stay home today and play (and then of course, share pictures with us!)
Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway! Lucky lady! ;)

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Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

What a fun post!

Love your little pink mustache. :)

Kai said...

Oooooooh! It's Valentine HEAVEN at Vivvy's house! So cute & PRETTY! But I'm HAPPY 'cause I have a piece of Valentine Heaven at MY house!!! (THANK YOU!) And NO ONE has ever looked as cute as you with a pink moustache! XXXOOO!

E said...

What wonderful goodies, but Torrie and Marla pie just take the cake .... oh my how thoughtful, and hooooowwww cute !!! Have seen a couple of the cuties you made out there esp. in love with the ruffles under the monkeys skirt !! Hope the snow headed your way doesn't cause you any headaches Have a good wkend Elaine

Cindy said...

You got some beautiful Valentines! I received mine from Elizabeth and was overwhelmed by the cuteness:) Have a good day staying safe and warm!

Shirley Hatfield said...

wow! I was just reading la la...then boom! Thank you sweet Viv for picking me! This Valentines season has been the most fun and memorable of all! =D

Japolina said...

Stay warm. Awesome valentines.

pam said...

What a great bunch of Valentine's fun! It was so sweet Elizabeth made those to resemble the grandies! Hope you have a great weekend! I'm going to finally put all my Valentines out this weekend!

RetroSandie said...

Viv, I love you in that pink mustache! But where's that lovely pink hair???? And all of the wonderful, beautiful hearts and treasures! E's adorable ornies. So very sweet! Blizzard weather here in RI.
Hugs to you!!!

kandeland said...

did you stay home and play? i can't believe they didn't close our schools- in fact, I taught two classes instead of one today! and had to drive home in a blizzard. i missed my turns twice because I slid right by them! have a cozy weekend! xo

Anonymous said...

Congrats Shirley!!! Wonderful valentines. The kids were off today because of the storm...and there's been nothing (I am near Saratoga NY.) We've had a blast though!


Love of Valentine loving! Cool theme for the swap you did!
Love the photo :)
I'd stay home! Expecting snow here, just not sure how much.
Congrat's to Shirley!

ImagiMeri said...

Oh happy day for Shirley!!!! What a very lucky lady.


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hearts of fabulousness!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Viv...Shirley is going to be a happy camper! She is so deserving. She was my first Giveaway winner when I first began my blog and she's a doll.

I love all the pretty Valentines and year I want to join in. My heads already ticking away planning what I'll make.

Big hugs, my sweet friend,
Carolynn xoxo

Lynn said...

whoo hoo,
so glad that Shirley won!
Have an amazing collection of new valentines!

vintage grey said...

Beautiful Valentine's and such sweet creations from Elizabeth! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

GardenofDaisies said...

So many beautiful valentines from your friends! I especially love the little green crocheted heart from your friend Ruth.