Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beautiful Words

"Winter slumbering in the open air,
wears on its smiling face a dream of spring."
 ~The Movie Groundhog Day

"When I fall in love, it will be forever."
~Jane Austin

"Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes
the world go round!"
~Lewis Carroll

Monday, January 30, 2012

With Love From Loveland, Colorado!

"Each  February, while the year is still new
The Sweetheart City has a job to do.
From the plains in the east to the peaks in the west,
We bring Valentine greetings from those you love best."

This is the greeting you will find on the Loveland, Colorado's
Valentine Re-mailing website!
Click on the Valentine Remailing Program on left side

Valentine cards are stamped with the official
Loveland, Colorado cachet and stamp. 
Deadline for domestic mailings February 7th!
 Free E-Cards
This year, surprise your Valentine with a card postmarked
from Loveland!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Worcester, Massachusetts...Home of the Valentine's Day Card

Do you know where the Valentine's Day card was first created?
The answer is...Worcester, Massachusetts
Visit the website of the Worcester Historical Museum for more info.
Tues. - Sat. 10 - 4
4th Thursdays 10 - 8:30 
30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA
The cards above are from my collection.
Whitney Made - Worcester, Mass.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Want this recipe?  Go to our website http://www.twosisterscookbook.com/
and there you will find this delicious cake.  Dense, lemony, moist and just
plain fantastic...garnish with fresh berries if desired.  A 6-cup heart-
shaped Bundt pan was used. 

Valentine Food for Thought - by Jeanne Losey

Cabbage always has a heart;
Green beans string along.
You're such a cute tomato,
Will you please to me belong?
You've been the apple of my eye,
You know how much I care;
So lettuce get together,
We'd make a perfect pear.

Now, somethings sure to turnip
To prove you can't be beet;
So, if you carrot all for me,
Let's let our tulips meet.
Don's squash  my hopes and dreams now,
Bee my honey dear;
Or tears will fill potato's eyes
While sweet corn lends an ear.

I'll cauliflower shop and say
Your dreams are parsley mine.
I'll work and share  my celery,
So be my valentine.

Before you know it...It's time for LOVE!!

Every year, our Father would give us each a box of Valentine Chocolates.
Schrafts Candies was the brand he carried in his store.  We put them in
the windows just as our Mother used to do.

Heart containers of any size and substance make a cute collection!

Valentine towels and old handkerchiefs are shown here.
Vintage floral containers are pretty all by themselves!
A heart made of vintage fabric is handmade of course!
Look around the house, you'd be surprised at how many things have
hearts on them.
Now for the Valentine's Day cards we never had the heart to throw
away.  We are so glad we have them all!  Placed in a basket, it is fun to
reminisce!  Start saving right now!  You'll be so glad you did!  They are
all so beautiful.
Here is Kathy's first Valentine's Day card!  Still in beautiful
shape and just as lovely as ever.  It was from Kathy's Godmother
and her husband!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Now's the time...

Our Fresh Fruit Salad on page 61 is perfect for this time of year!
1/2 cup of honey and the juice of 2 limes is the perfect companion
to the fruits available to us now.  Be creative!  In the above, we used strawberries,
blueberries, blackberries, a pear, a Golden Delicious apple, a McIntosh apple
and 2 clementines!  Clear cut glass bowls enhance the colors of the fruit.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mr. Fur takes an afternoon nap!

Mr. Fur is dreaming of warmer temperatures predicted for this coming weekend.
In the Northeast, we've been very lucky with warmer than normal temps and NO _ _ _ _!
We don't even want to say the word!