It's not all about grandkids in my Valentine Lovefest. The great loves of my life have always been my daughters. Farm Girl and City Girl were a true delight to raise! They weren't perfectly behaved ALL the time. They occasionally fought with each other, broke the odd thing around the house and on more than one occasion mentioned hating me. That usually revolved around me making them sit together on the couch when they were fighting. I'd hear them whispering to each other about how mean I was and how much they hated me. That effectively ended their dispute with each other and deflected it my way. I was a big girl and I could take it!
Most of the time, they were sweet and loving, did well in school and never got into any serious trouble. Not that I know of anyway!
A cloche is a cute way to show off my girls. I took a picture of them as little girls, scanned it and sent it to Pic monkey. How cute are they with their little purses! They're on their way to their first wedding shower this day. A few roses, hearts, a cupid and the frame were added. ~
This picture had been framed, under glass and some of the surface pulled away when I removed it. This is a huge problem with photos from the 70's and eighties. They stick to the plastic pages of those magnetic photo albums and I now realise they stick to glass. I'll have to clone the missing pieces to restore the photo. I've also noticed that the same era photo fades quite badly. All of mine were printed at reputable photo shops so I'm giving you a heads up on saving yours now. I see some serious scanning in my near future! Thankfully, I can clone the missing parts in Pic monkey.
On to the cloche. On a base of red tulle, I put a sprinkling of diamonds to show how highly I value my girls. Baby identification bracelets and necklaces from the maternity ward go into the cloche. ~
This was such a simple way to have a little love reminder on a cabinet in the dining room! ~
Cottage Sign Shoppe, on Etsy, does a beautiful nursery sign that says it all for me. ~
You get to give your kids extra hugs and kisses this month!