Monday, February 13, 2017

T Stands For ValenTines


This is what I would call a red letter day!

It is filled with love, red, and Valentines.  This Valentine is from my friend Sally.

I didn't realize how many red candles I had until I started looking around my house.

But what I'm most proud of are what my internet friends sent.  On the left is a postcard from Linda at heARTfully Inspired and on the right is the beautiful card

sent to me by Patty at Magpie's Nest.

The postcard is a genuine gem, and fits in so nicely with today's Valentine related post.  And look at the incredibly wonderful transparencies Linda sent, too.

I'd love to make backgrounds as beautiful as Linda did this one. 

And look at that fantastic stitching, too.

Linda was so very, very generous with the gifts she sent.

I was truly impressed and felt honored.  Thank you Linda and Patty for making this a red letter day.
 But we can't forget this is T day, and my red letter day is extended to my drink of Sparkling Ice (raspberry) that I'll be drinking in a red glass.

Now it's your turn to share a drink related post.  The rules are extremely simple.  Your drink related post may be anything from a photo of a glass, cup, or mug, to an actual drink, or even a sketch or a digital, hybrid, or traditional page in your scrapbook, art journal, or altered book.  Maybe you'd prefer to share a tag, or photography.  You might choose a postcard or decorated card, like the ones I received.  Or perhaps you prefer to review a place you visited, a movie or book.  It makes no difference as long as it's drink related.  Please tie it back here, and please link only to your post, not your entire blog.  When you link, Bleubeard, the T gang, and I will be by to visit.   Bleubeard would also like to remind you that your photos may be taken any time, even months ago, if you choose.


26 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

I'm glad people thought of you today and sent you such lovely Valentines and gifts, it's good to be remembered- Enjoy! Happy Valentine's Day and Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

nice to see your red letter day spoilings from Blogging friends! wishing you a wonderful valentine day also, dear elizabeth!

Let's Art Journal said...

What a wonderful red letter day! Who'd have thought you'd have so many lovely red candles :-). That is really kind of Linda and Patty to send you such beautiful cards and goodies filled with love - perfect :-). Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's T Day! J :-)

Meggymay said...

What a lovely surprise you had in the mail from friends with love.
Your red candles look super the way you have them displayed in a group.
The ruby coloured glass looks beautiful, enjoy your raspberry drink.
Happy Valentines T day.
Yvonne xx

Lisca Meijer said...

How lovely to get Valentines mail. Especially hand made things with little pressies as well.
I like your table setting with the red glass. Beautiful.
Have a fab Valentine's T-Day!
Lisca

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! I wish I had thought to send a Valentines card - I think the English custom is more restricted to a one and only!!! Your certainly do look as though you celebrate in style and you have some lovely cards and gifts! Happy Valentines Day! Hugs. Chrisx

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh just look at all the delicious red here! Even though I posted that postcard for a recent T Day I just knew it had to go to you. I so appreciate your talents and dedication to your special post links like this one:) Patty's card is oh so pretty and I am thrilled to have my piece beside hers for so many reasons. Happy T Day and happy Valentine's Day too!

My name is Erika. said...

NICE mail. How fun to get cards in the mail. :) They are gorgeous. And you've certainly set your place at the table with lots of RED. You do have a huge number of red candles. It was really a red letter day, and Valentine's Day (a red day) at that. Hope yours is really happy and you have a wonderful T Day Elizabeth. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

What a great surprise! Beautiful cards. I love your red glass and how it stands out so nicely against the lovely linen napkin. Happy T and Valentine's Day

Rike said...

A day full of red - warming up the heart! Beautiful cards of your friends, red candles (so many) and a red strawberry drink - could life be more wonderful?
Happy Valentine's Day and Happy T Day!
Rike xx

chrissie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Elizabeth. Such beautiful greetings you received and all of your red candles are amazing.

Have a great T Day

Love Chrissie xx

My name is Erika. said...

Thank you for fixing my link. I guess I need to pay more attention that it actually copied! Happy Valentine's Day!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love how you arranged this all so lovely - so many red candles in one house - stunning!
The girls sent wonderful post to you-
so lovely and nice from them!
Happy T-Day dear Elirabeth and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

oxo Susi

Karla B said...

I am in love with your gifts. Isn't it good to be remembered by our friends?Have a magical Valentine's Day, my friend!

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

What a special day, red letter day, this is for you. It is amazing the connection you built from the virtual world here into the real world and are connecting IRL with fellow artists. Just love it.
Unfortunately I cannot link up as I don't have drink related post up (just some macro icy shots) and David wasn't quite ready to publish another Robot Apocalypse part - next week. Enjoy your goodies! :)

Sami said...

Beautiful cards you have received Elizabeth!
Happy Valentines Day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Aaaahh your table speaks of LOVE!!Just love your candles and the beautiful mail you've received... Just made my day as i'm sure it made yours....Hugs! deb

Sandra Cox said...

Aww, you have wonderful friends and deservedly so.
Hope it's wondrous.
Hugs,

Carol said...

Well you are definitely showing your Red today and very well too ♥♥♥ Lovely cards and gifts and I love your red glass. Happy Valentines Day my FRIEND ♥

Dianne said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you also! Love your gorgeous red post, candles and cards! Some beautiful art that you've been gifted with...it will be fun to see how you use those cool transparencies! hope your day is terrific ♥ ♥ ♥

CJ Kennedy said...

In comments to Let's Art Journal, you said you couldn't find Jasmine tea with flowers. You might want to try Tealuxe a tea purveyor located in Harvard Sq. I've bought teas online from them. Wonderful service. Did a search and found they have 3 Jasmine tea varieties. http://www.tealuxe.com/component/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,1/keyword,jasmine+flower/Search,Search/page,shop.browse/vmcchk,1/

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What lovely snail mail Valentines you received from your internet friends! Well-deserved - you do so much for all of us. Thank you for everything and Happy Valentine's, Elizabeth!

P.S. How do you use the transparencies? For image transfers? They look lovely and I hope to see them in future posts ;-)

Jeanie said...

Your valentines are so beautiful and someone is going to be a very lucky recipient! Much joy to you -- I hope your day was as beautiful as your art!

Divers and Sundry said...

I completely missed T Tuesday this week, as I couldn't locate the photos for the restaurant I wanted to post about lol. I like the candles, so appropriate for the holiday :)

Pamela Gerard said...

Excellent -- you got some real Valentine beauties!

Halle said...

How sweet! I was toatlly MIA all week. Mr. G was on vacation...well was actually on jury duty so he took vacation. Never had to actually report though. Anyway...weird week for me.
Jessa loves those ICE drinks...I just have to be careful not to buy the ones with red#40...she's allergic. That darn red#40 is in so much stuff...even medicine!!