"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Friday, February 19, 2021

Hearts and candy

 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.

my favorite candies!

..........and a big bouquet of cheery red balloons!

Valentines the girls made for their Daddy!:
Bindie Jolene and Tammie Jayne
(below)--the back of the cards
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

..............and...........SPARKLES! LOL

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.


  1. Walking in the rain, what fun and lots of pictures to take. Pretty dresses for the granddaughter am sure she will just love them and great books, by the way I read the Kitchen House and it is excellent!! Glad your Valentines day was special just like you.

  2. I think it is wonderful that you go out and take all the sweet pictures you do with your dolls. Don't you love pretty dresses for the kids? It was fun seeing the Raggedy Ann/Andy illustrations, too. xo Diana

  3. WOW you guys knocked that Valentine's Day right out of the park! And Mr. Front Porch with his grand slam home run of TWO lovely cards, and cookies, and books, and making dinner on the grill! SUCH fun! I love making a big deal out of holidays and birthdays but you put us all to shame. What about that awful weather? It's cool that you did not allow it to stop you doing what you wanted to do. And now I need Tansy's purple coat. In my size. The end.

  4. your red scarf is beautiful, how nice that it was your moms. it must feel really special to wear it now, especially on valentines day!! i made thumbprint cookies, but made the thumbprints to look like hearts. them came out only ok, but they tasted great!!

    we have taken many walks in the rain and in the snow...they are some of the best, most memorable ones we have taken!! our snow was almost gone, but we got a little bit more on thursday, so everything is covered now!! it's cold here, right around 32 and right now we are getting freezing rain, it is gray and gloomy!!!

    take care debbi, i am well, thank you!!!

  5. What a beautiful day you had, rain and all! And Tracie GALE! ( I didn't know her middle name!) looks SO beautiful in her pretty purple coat! Lily Grace loves purple too! Of course, because they are twins! And those dresses for Fairy Granddaughter are exquisite! I know she will love them and all the other wonderful gifts! And i love your lovely red shawl that was your mother's. That is very special indeed. This was all so wonderful, and your dinner sounds great too. So happy for your Happy Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing it with us. Lily Grace sends her love to all of you.