Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Life is a dance; God's love is the music!

I bought myself some Valentine presents!! I saw these beautiful flowers this past weekend: dianthus, snapdragons, geraniums, and pansies. I couldn't resist buying some and planting them in two of my favorite planters. They make me smile just looking at them. I have to go out each afternoon and cover them with a blanket, but it is worth it to me. Are you looking forward to spring?

Then, I saw this cute Valentine doll for sale at Ms. Rhea's Sweet and Shabby Roses and couldn't resist her either. Isn't she cute? I love that big red bow in her hair. I guess a girl is never too old to play with dolls!! She has the sweetest crocheted dress, and don't tell anyone, but even her undies are crochet!

I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from my dear friend, Julie Marie, of Idyllhours! I was gifted with this wonderful Alice in Wonderland book with beautiful illustrations. She wrapped it in pretty rose covered tissue and tied it with a pink bow. I love roses and pink!! Thank you so much, Julie Marie. I will have fun reading this to my grandchildren.

And last, but certainly not least, I came home this afternoon from tutoring to find this pretty Valentine box of chocolates on my front porch table. The sweet card with hearts was with it. This was a surprise Valentine present from my kind and dear friends, Robert and Jean. Thank you so much, Robert and Jean.

Well, dear ones, I just wanted to share all of my goodies with you and wish a week full of happiness for you!! Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!! p.s. Do you like my new blog header? I am sure enjoying it. It was designed by my friend, Debbie, of All in My Cottage.


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Vicki, so glad you liked your book... all of your Valentines treasures are so sweet, the little doll is adorable, and the heart box of chocolates is so pretty! xoxo Julie Marie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful, beautiful. And I love your sweet header. Spring is in the air :-)


Rebecca said...

Please eat a BIG piece of candy for me. I'm still on WW and can't have any.

:) Happy Valentines Day >>~~~~<3


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Vicki Sweetie...
Good things come to Good people. You are one of those people. I so enjoy blogging with you, you always share so many beautiful and special things. I love your doll you purchased she is just beautiful, and I collect Alice and Wonderland items, so I love the book too. Isn't it magical. Wrapped so pretty.

What wonderful neighbors/friends to drop off a nice Valentine box of candy. I think that is just the most lovely gesture.

Have a beautiful day tomorrow. Thank you for sharing. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lots of wonderful goodies. Your flowers are beautiful. And how sweet is that doll with crocheted undies. HA! Congrats on winning such a special giveaway. I'm sure you and your grandkids will enjoy the book. Surprise chocolates and a card from dear friends at the end of the day is certainly a precious gift and well-deserved. Blessings, Tammy

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Such a sweet photographs! When I was a child, Alice in Wonderland was one of my favorite fairytales. The quote at the top is beautiful!
Have a wonderful wednesday,
Happy thoughts!

Marilyn said...

I love the Valentine Gifts & I too love dolls. I have more now than when I was a child!! LOL!!
Your new header is beautiful. I always loved that little girl.....
Happy Valentine's Day!

happily retired gal said...

Love your title today ... your colorful flowers ... and please pass the chocolates ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

June said...

Oh Vicki seeing your beautiful flowers is such a treat. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that you are able to have these already when it was only 10 degrees here this morning. Your win from Julie is awesome. I hope your Valentine's day isfull of love, dear one.

lilian said...

I really like your flowers and the chocolates mmMmMmm and your blog header is soooo sweet. have a nice day. besos. Lilian.-

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Beautiful photos and a beautiful blog!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Vicki!

Oh, I love, love this little doll! I must hop over to Rhea's to see what pretties I missed!


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I brought home two mini rose bushes. I hope I can keep them alive until I can plant them outside:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Dianne said...

Beautiful, delightful post. Thank you. Dianne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely post, Vicki, and I love that you won the amazing giveaway! Congrats!


Sheila :-)


What sweet blessings for you.

Julie Harward said...

I remember those darling dolls! And the flowers are so pretty! We don't dare to plant anything til June! Thanks for sharing all your sweet finds! Come say hi :D

Leann said...

Hi Vicki

You flowers are making me smile today too! We got 24+ inches of snow yesterday.

Enjoy your day!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What gorgeous goodies! I'm especially smitten with Rhea's little doll!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

koralee said...

Thank you for sharing I love everything especially the Alice book..one of my favourite books ever...my 17 year old just bought a copy and is reading it again...I will be doing the same once she is done. xoxoo

peppermint said...

What a fun day with all your goodies! Love the doll! I had one similar but her dress was crocheted in lavender.

Rhonda's Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dearest Vicki,I am going to try again to post on this post! I'm new to this. I love all of your presents! The book is so beautiful! Your flowers :) I love them! It is the most wonderful thing when the flower tents pop up here in Minnesota.We have a TON of snow! Storm upon storm is our life here.I loved seeing these flowers & your pink post of your gardens! Wow! Thank you! I'll be posting pics of my garden soon too.It just makes me happy looking at the green & pinks & all!Thanks again for posting!Hugs,Rhonda

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling thanks so much for your sweet and caring comments. I treasure our friendship and wanted to wish you a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

Love & Hugs