Friday, February 11, 2011

Colourful Fridays - valentine

Most people probably associate the colors red and white with Valentine's Day. Mine gravitates more toward burgundy, a color my grandmother enjoyed, but really for me it's more about a shape and a feeling. I have a collection of hearts ....... much more than this picture shows ....... and they come in many forms. All are special to me in that they bring back fond memories of places, people, events. A gift given made with love, a poem shared, the sweet scent of vanilla as candles are lit, love of home, family, friends and a far away country.
So what is your favorite color of this sweet heart time, what memory does it bring to your mind and heart? To find out more about what some other wonderful people think hop on over to
It's our wedding anniversary on the 14th and the day of the event was cold, damp, and windy. No flowers could be seen because spring had not come. I wore a hand made white dress and veil and borrowed my sister-in-law's shoes. Another sister-in-law and her hubbie travelled a far distance to surprise us. We ate dinner together at a nearby restaurant. I had been in the USA for a short 6 weeks with excited expectations for a new life ahead. The hubster was still in school and working part-time. We never did have a honeymoon. Many years later we marvel at having 4 almost grown children that have survived some of our blundering attempts at parenthood. Who knows one day we might become grandparents but that's for them to decide :)


Karen said...

Hi Carol. You must have a gorgeous collection of hearts. That's a lovely story about your wedding.
Enjoy your anniverary!

Rebecka said...

What a beautiful photo! I really like the story about your wedding day. Wishing a very special day on the 14th!

Narelle said...

You have a wonderful collection of Valentine memories and a beautiful photo to display them.
Wishing you both a Happy Anniversary for the 14th! :o)

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Thankyou for sharing your story Carol...what special memories. Beautiful hearts!

Anonymous said...

Hello Carol, I enjoyed your post...I too have a fondness for burgundy....Happy Anniversary...Warm Regards, Lyn

SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement regarding my sons surgery tomorrow. Thank you for praying for me and my children. The prayers from around the world are truly felt.
God bless you,

Cheryll said...

Lovely collection but I especially love the bluebird heart. So sweet!