Friday, February 12, 2010

Love Letters

 
This is one of the most romantic gifts my hubby ever gave me.  And it wasn't even for Valentine's.  It's a beautiful anthology of love letters written by famous authors of the past.  Each page is full of passionate literature and gorgeous art.  The real beauty is copies of the original letters( in authentic handwriting) folded inside of an envelope- attached to the pages of the book. I heart this book! I keep it on my bedside table.  It's pretty to look at.  (Posting to Pink Saturday over at How Sweet the Sound. )
 
 What could be sweeter than these poetic letters?  A little love letter from my 4 year old prince, of course!
  
I know the heart is glued upside down and the message is quite messy, but it's priceless to me!

And today, my house looks like a florist! A Valentine's church fundraiser so the flowers were delivered to me, all 300 of them!  Carnations are not my favorite flower but after seeing these today, maybe so.  We're going to wrap each stem in tissue and tie with a bow.  Right now they're soaking in water, hopefully opening up before Sunday.  For those interested, these were ordered online from Sam's for $149.  A good deal, however, there were a few damaged. 




21 comments:

Destination Seaborn said...

What a beautiful book, it looks so lovely!
Our church used to do Carnations at Valentines Day...it was always one of my favorite events! Thanks for sharing! Have a great Valentines Day! Lisa

Elena@EPtreasures said...

Happy Valentine's day & Pink Saturday!
What a romantic book to own!

Enjoy your weekend.
ciao,
Elena :)
http://epdesigns.com.au/blog/

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Love the love letters. I am a firm believer that long marriages do not mean the end of romance and passion. What a wonderful gift - sounds like your hubby is very much in tune with you as a woman, not just as a wife and mother.

fiberdoodles said...

Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Pink Saturday!!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Tammy! What a beautiful book, and LOVED the little Valentine card your son made! Happy Pink Saturday and hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day! ~tina

Dru said...

Such a beautiful book and thoughtful gift, and I love your sweet valentine from your little prince. And - your RED post is amazing, I loved looking through all those wonderful photos. Happy Pink Valentine Saturday!

Carey said...

Hi Tammy,

What a lovely book. I have kept every little note my husband has given me, even little post it notes. Although they are not as beautiful as the letters in that book the meaning of them is just as beautiful. You have given me a great idea - to make a book with all my husbands letters. Happy valentine's day.
Carey

Carey said...

Hi Tammy,

Lovely book. You have given me a great idea. I think I will make a special book with all the little post it notes and cards my husband has given me. Have a great Valentine's day.
Carey

Carey said...

Sorry I posted twice, I did not think the first one went through.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I think you're going to be busy with all those carnations! I think picking up the bunch and bouncing them on something hard might open them up.

Gracie Jewellery said...

What a lovely book. A beautiful gift.

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Tammy,

This is just a beautiful post from the book to the note from your little angle to those perfect carnations. What a perfect Pink Saturday and Valentine's day present to us here in blog land.

May your Valentine's Day be filled with magic and you Pink Saturday full of wondrous surprises.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Cindy said...

Sounds like you have one very sweet, romantic man. You are very blessed, God is SO good. Carnations smell so good! have a beautiful Valentine's Day! Hugs, Cindy S

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Valentine's Saturday, Tammy! Such a sweet post! I love your upside down heart Valentine's card. Toooo precious! The carnations are so pretty!

Have a lovely "pink" Valentine's weekend!

Cheers!
Tina

♥Mimi♥ said...

So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

Gorgeous book! Will have to find that to give as a gift one day.

Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

Gail said...

Lovely pinks, I love carnations, just wish they still smelled like themselves. LOL.
Happy Valentines Day
Happy Pink Saturday
Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack

Terri Morse said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely book! It's such a romantic gift. Your house must smell heavenly with all of those gorgeous flowers! Happy Valentine's Day. Terri

Candi said...

Happy Valentines Day and what a beautiful book. I can't imagine that many carnations smelling so good in my house:)
hugz:)
Candi

wetoilpaint said...

How sweet! Happy Valentines!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Oh wow - flowers everywhere and your hubby did a great job picking out the book. It's lovely. Happy Late Pink Saturday!

newmumover40 said...

Wow, I LOVE that book. It's incredible!!!