Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Treasures

A sweet little February angel, with a Valentine for you. I am trying to collect these - at least one for each month. I consider myself VERY lucky when I spot one at a thrift store!

Ceramics old and new, as a centerpiece on our dining room table:
One of my favorite antique postcards, and a cupid candle:
A few special pieces of the restaurant china I love so much, including two with hearts on them!

And here are a few precious Tasha Tudor illustrations for Valentine's Day. I'd love to attend this party, with a pretty hatbox to hold the cards for exchanging, and a pink cake! This illustration is from The New England Butt'ry Shelf Cookbook by Mary Mason Campbell:
And a card from Jenny Wren Press with another cake - heart-shaped this time!

Sparrow Post, another card from Jenny Wren Press:

Tasha Tudor is my favorite artist, author and illustrator. I have loved her work since I was a child, and I started collecting her books, cards and prints many years ago. I remain ever grateful that she left such a beautiful legacy of work behind that we may enjoy forever and pass on.


yosemite faith said...

love the cards and the restaurant china!!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love all of the Valentine goodies, especially the restaurant ware dishes. Fabulous!
♥, Susan

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love your little month angels. What a great idea collecting one for each month of the year, why didn't I think of that?! Those are beautiful resturant dishes. I have one pink creamer, but that's all the pink I've found. The illustrations are so cute. Thank you for sharing them. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sisters! Twyla