Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine's Day...coming soon!

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I just love Valentine's Day and it's less than a month away! My favorite Valentine's Day was when I was about 10 years old. My dad came home from work with a big heart-shaped box of chocolates and a big bouquet of red roses. I assumed they were both for my mom but after he handed my mom the roses he turned to give me the HUGE box of chocolates! I could not believe they were for me!!! The funny thing is...my dad doesn't even remember this! I just remember feeling so special that day and it's one of those moments of my childhood that I can remember so vividly! Speaking about dad....he cut out some more wooden hearts for me. I have 4 more toile hearts that I just listed on etsy. You can find the link on my left side bar. If these sell out I'll be making more!

It's storming like crazy here! I'm not looking forward to driving to work in this!

44 comments:

Tea Time Consultants said...

Great Dad. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. Red, Chocolates, flowers what could be any better?

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

What a special memory from your childhood.
I love Valentines Day too. Could have to do with Red being one of my favorite colors.
Loved your Mosaic with all the pink and white. Your little toile heart fits right in. So Sweet.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful childhood memory. I think we all have little sparks of special times like this, and isn't it a blessing. Funny what makes an impression on a child. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Valentine's Day is definitely a favorite holiday for me! ~ Sarah

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Cindy.....Your post made me remember something that my dad gave me for Valentine's Day when I was a little girl. My first compact with face powder. I just thought it was the most wonderful thing! Good memories! Thanks for sparking it! Love your mosaic~Patti

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet story! Love your images in the mosaic, too!

The toile hearts are gorgeous and perfect for a little Valentines Day gift!

xoxo
Jane

Kathysue said...

Cyndi, So pretty in pink!! I always take a deep sigh when visiting your blog. I am sure I would do the same on entering your lovely home. Kathysue

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

What a sweet memory. Makes me wish I could turn back time and tell my hubby to do that for our daughter, so she could have a memory like that.

Your pictures in pink are lovely.

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful memory. Beautiful mosaic.
- The Tablescaper

Linda said...

Such a sweet memory, Cindy. I love Valentine's day now that my kids are grown & I don't have to come up with ideas for 5 Valentine boxes for school, lol.

Sherry said...

Lovely hearts! I knew I could count on you for a romantic Valentine's Day mosaic.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love those pretty hearts, Cindy! Your dad is a gem! What a darling Valentine's memory.

I'm hating this weather too. I was in the bathroom when the lights went out (around 5:30am)! Of course, candles and flashlighs are downstairs! Pitch black! Got some bumps and bruises feeling my way around. ha! Thank goodness the power came back on after about 5 hrs. Did you lose any power?

Stay dry!
Tina

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Cindy,
What a special Dad you have, reminds me of mine sweet father - he always remembered his four girls as well as Mom on Valentine's Day. His wooden hearts are beautiful, love the toile!
Be careful driving in that storm, better keep that car top up:)
Have a great evening!

Elsie said...

Cindy that is a wonderful memory.
Dad's sometimes don't realize that
they are making memories for their
little girls and little girls are
always closer to their dad's than
boys. You probably had him wrapped
around your little finger huh,I
know I did with my daddy or least
I would like to think so.LOL.Being the baby always helped.LOL. Your
hearts are beautiful and that mosaic is so pretty. Good job.:O)

Jan ~ BellaCasa said...

Cindy, I love the hearts you and dad made. Haven't gotten into the Valentine Day spirit just yet, but your post today is nudging me in that direction. Thanks. Please come by for visit and see the white mirror I painted and hung on my wall for my Vignette Wednesdays at BellaCasa. Let me know what you think about the mirror :)

Jan
BellaCasa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cindy, I always love your special stories about your dad. I miss mine so very much and he was always making things for me, too!

Love your toile hearts. The entire collage is just beautiful. Such a fun time of year to decorate for, isn't it?

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Leann said...

What a sweet Daddy and a sweet memory. And aren't you lucky that he's still giving you hearts. Love the toile.

Have a wonderful day!
Leann

Amy said...

My husband has always bought goodies for our daughter for Valentine's Day. ....just a little something to remind her how special she is.

The toile hearts are adorable!

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

What a wonderful story Cindy:)
Beautiful pictures also.....
Is it alright for you...if I borrow pictures from you.....and made a link to your blog under??
I think you have such a wonderful pictures:):)And many more should se them:)
Have a nice evning...
Hugs from elin nanita :)

WendyBee said...

Thanks, Cindy, for sharing that memory, very precious. I love the toile hearts and the mosaic.
Drive safely.
WendyBee

One Cheap B*tch said...

Those hearts are just adorable and your dad sounds wonderful! Aren't dads the best?! =)

Charlene said...

LOVE your pink & white mosiac. I have always loved them & have wanted to try one. Yesterday I tried it. Used photos of the B&B I stayed at last weekend. Lesson learned. Rooms are toooooo busy for a mossiac. Yours are always PERFECT! Composition is KEY!!!

Also, thanks for sharing the photos of your weekend. Loved the cottages. HUGS! Charlene

blueloom said...

Cindy, your home is so romantic, just perfect for Valentines Day. It's time to get a card for my hubby and of course some chocolates. Thanks for the reminder, love is in the air!
Cheers!

sissie said...

Hi Cindy,
What a lovely post about your Dad.
My Dad will always be my very first Valentine and he always made Valentines Day very special for me and my Mom.

I love the wooden hearts, they are so pretty.

sissie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Cindy~ ~
You have so many pretty pink things! Please stop by for my Giveaway, I think you will be glad that you did.

Susan B said...

What a sweet childhood memory. Your mosaic is so pretty! The heart is lovely too.

Heidi said...

Hi Cindy,
Oh everything looks so pretty and pink and feminine! I just love how you pull everything together so well. I love valentine's day too, but won't pull out the decorations for a few weeks at least!
Hope you got through the storm okay, we had no power today, but at least no trees are down on our property. They are dropping all over the place over here!!
Take care, stay warm and dry!
I'll link in on Friday, too.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Cynthia K. said...

Beautiful mosaic - so inspiring!! And toile heart - toile is my absolute favorite fabric. Can't get enough of it.

God bless your dad for helping you today and for the huge blessing he gave you when you were 10. Isn't it amazing how we might be making memories for someone at any given moment - good ones, or negative.

Have a Beautifully Blessed 2010...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

June said...

Hi Cindy, These are beautiful photos of your beautiful home. So romantic.
hugs

Kiama said...

Cindy,
Thank you so much for being so supportive of my new store and blog. If you have any followers in the Pacific Northwest (especially ones who love French and love toile!) I hope they look me up! Happy New Year and I look forward to following your adventures in 2010!
Kiama
http://www.atouchofmink.blogspot.com

myletterstoemily said...

i love the toile hearts and your lovely blog

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a sweet story about your dad. I love Valentines Day too. Your pink hearts are beautiful. Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,
Marcia

Kim said...

That is SO sweet! Love that story.

My dad used to always give flowers to my sister & I on Valentine's day. He even had them delivered when we were in college. It was so wonderful to receive flowers, even when I didn't have a boyfriend.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a sweet dad....

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Shirley said...

That is a lovely mosaic you made! I love the little heart. I've got to check out your etsy store.

Kelee Katillac said...

Love your toile hearts Cindy!

love,kelee

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Cassandra said...

Such a special memory. Thanks so much for sharing, and the photos are stunning!

Bernideen said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Stacey said...

Cindy, I saw you in Romantic Homes magazine! You are famous :)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Everything is so pretty in your pictures! I love the memory you have from your childhood Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a very sweet memory, Cindy! Be careful out there, this weather is beyond crazy. xo Lidy

lostpastremembered said...

So many beautiful things! Just found your blog through joyously living life... can't wait to see what else you will have for valentines... I've been working on chocolate!

Design For All Seasons said...

Thats such a pretty room. Really enjoying your designs. Happy Valentines Day ideas.....

maría cecilia said...

How sweet your dad was, a very kind attitude!!!

Your pictures are so, so romantic, the crystal lamp with the heart hanging from it is gorgeous, pretty, wonderful, muy, muy bonita, as well as the mosaic, so many beautis in it.
Muchos cariños,
Maria Cecilia