the day before Valentines day, I took my doll Tracie out to make pictures. It was cold and windy!
|the red shawl was my Mom's, so I love wearing it|
I always have fun making pictures of my dolls!
|pretty red cyclamen in full bloom|
|Tracie Gale--perched up on a wall|
Valentines day was WET, DRIZZLY, COLD, DREARY! LOL
well, we weren't going to let THAT spoil our day! LOL
lots of puddles........
|Mr. Front Porch gave me two dozen of my most favorite cookies! And pretty cards---with summer seeds tucked inside.|
Valentines the girls made for their Daddy!:
|Bindie Jolene and Tammie Jayne|
Around here, even THE DOLLS get valentines! LOL
Here's Tansy with hers:
and here's Tracie showing hers off:
|their valentine greetings were from Tracie's identical twin cousin, who lives in Florida!|
|I decorated our fireplace mantel with these sweet little Victorian cards|
|sweet shoes for my dolls!--these sweet "little girl" shoes for Tracie, and tiny blue high heels for Tansy!--(because you know---Tansy is "sophisticated" ha ha LOL|
I got books for Valentines day! These look good, can't wait to start them! There are a couple of more as well, they have not arrived yet.
Mr. Front Porch also found this old vintage Raggedy Ann and Andy book:It has pretty illustrations:
I love the old fashioned Raggedy Ann dolls ( I have a small collection of them), and made sure Fairy Granddaughter has one too.
Then, out of the blue, these four books arrived. They were a late Christmas present from a dear friend and were totally un-expected and I was so excited to receive them!--I have plenty of books to read all Spring now!
Valentine goodies for Fairy Granddaughter:
a pretty Valentine dress, with lots of red velvet, red satin, and fluffy, swishy skirt layers
|the picture below of the lace makes the dress look light blue--this is the actual color--a deep sapphire blue|
|the sparkly lace|
|fun socks! "embroidered" up the sides|
Valentines and a fun spring gardening book:
Some American Girl books:
Here I was trying to "roll" these fluffy dresses with the net crinoline type underskirts---to fit them into the box! ha ha LOL.
I didn't make pictures, but Mr. Front Porch made us a delicious supper on the grill, outside on a rainy night. He made steaks and smoked salmon and baked "taters". We had that good Biltmore Vanilla Cheesecake for dessert. It was all so GOOD! I was stuffed, and he made alot extra, so we had plenty of left-overs for two more nights!
It truly was a lovely Valentines Day. Rain and all.