Monday, February 14, 2011

Be Mine!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I received this lovely Valentine in the mail from my friend, Jill.  We were both married on February 14th.  Isn't it lovely!!  It is everything a valentine should be trimmed with buttons, lace, fabric, and a little sparkle.  Thank you Jill and Happy Anniversary!


The envelope is a work of art.   I love the stamps and the script fabric.






The pattern credit goes to Karina Hittle who had the pattern in a 2006 Jan/Feb issue of Love of Quilting magazine.


How fun is this?  My fun and thoughtful daughter ordered each of us customized chocolate bar.


Here is ingredient list for my son's.....yes, bacon.....



This is the company if you ever need custom candy.



So here I am with 3 of my 5 maids getting ready for my big day.  Dresse with red satin butt bows and matching shoes, how 1980s can you get?



Wow, were we ever young!  After 24 years, I'd marry him all over again.


xoxo to all my friends and readers on Valentines Day!

37 comments:

Melinda said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful photos and what a lovely valentine.

Maureen said...

Great gifts. What a good looking couple. Time to celebrate!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Very 80's hair too! My kids always laugh when they see our wedding pictures! I LOVE that fabric card and envelope! Very cool!

Janet said...

I love that you included some wedding pictures. What a beautiful bride :0)
And, what a gorgeous valentine!! It is a work of art - and a fabric envelope - I wouldn't have thought of that.
I wouldn't have thought of real bacon in a chocolate bar either. Interesting... :0)

Chantal said...

Happy anniversary!!! We celebrated our 23rd anniversary on the 6th. I too would marry my dear husband all over again. Have a great day.

Nancy said...

Happy anniversary! The card from your friend is sweet. And the candy bars... what a great concept. All make for a fun post.

Janet said...

Happy anniversary and Valentines day too. You were a beautiful bride. What a fun card and the chocolate is too funny with bacon.

Lori said...

What a fun post Barb! I lvoe the postcard from jill adn how funny you both celebrate your anniversary this day too. Its extra romantic for you!! Love the photos and the candy is such a hoot!

OT Quilter said...

Happy Valentine's Anniversary! The valentine is lovely. When I'm in Pittsburgh visiting my sister, we always go to a chocolate store on the "Strip," where I first saw bacon chocolate bars. So your son isn't the only one who likes that combo. There is a school of thought that says everything tastes better with bacon. I'd substitute chocolate! Have a happy, happy day.

Winona said...

Happy anniversary and also happy Valentine's Day. You get a double celebration. (grin) Hope you have a good one.

Christine said...

How cute are the chocolates and the card?
Love your wedding photo too, oh yes the eighties, mind you I got married in 1979.... oh dear long time ago

Have a wonderful week
Christine

Sherrill said...

What a beautiful picture of you and the hubs! Congrats on the perseverance!! LOL

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

awwww! they whole post is so sweet and lovely! Happy Anniversary!!!! really really lovely!

Barb said...

What a sweet picture of the two of you.

Love the Candy....

Happy Anniversary and that was a cute card as well.

Sue said...

Oh Barb, Happy Anniversary . 24 and going strong.
Love the idea of the chocolate bars. The mind is going ten to the dozen thinking about what I would put in my sons.

Ann Champion said...

Thanks for sharing your Wedding pics. What a cute couple!

It's fun that you and your friend share an anniversary. I love the card she sent. That envelope fabric/stamps are perfect! :)

I'm not too sure about bacon in chocolate though? ;)

Teresa said...

How fun to be married on Valentine's Day! Happy Anniversary! It's fun to see the pictures! Those candy bars are a great idea! And bacon is really big right now...who knew...

I don't think I could mix them...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Ann said...

Happy Anniversary. Love the heart, the chocolate and the wedding photos ♥

Karen said...

The handmade fabric Valentine is just perfect for today. I imagine lots of couples select Feb. 14th for a wedding date. Such a romantic time.

Béa said...

Happy Anniversary Barb and thanks for sharing this lovely post. XOXO

QuiltSue said...

Happy anniversary. I was married on valentine's day too.

I love your chocloate bars. I'm off now to have a look and see if they ship to the UK.

Miriam said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your DH!!

Love the look of that chocolate!

What a beautiful valentine!

Crispy said...

Happy Anniversary!! Weren't you the cutest young couple :0)

Crispy

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, you look so cute and happy! Happy Belated Anniversary!!!

Dixie said...

So sweet and romantic! Jim and I got married on Flag Day 1980. I would marry him all over again too!

broderie said...

how glam you all looked and lovely sentiments also. wonderful that you are still so happy now !

Jill Reid said...

Love the pic of you and Rich...how cute! A nice walk down memory lane...time flies when you are having fun, eh?

Hanna's candy bars are awesome. I guess she has inherited your art for creativity and surprise. Wonderful!

Jill

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Barb, that is a very sweet post. Love the wedding pics. And that customized candy. ohmy!! Love the handmade Valentine too. Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day

Sharon said...

What a great post, love the bridesmaid dresses, what a hoot. I remember the 80's fashions, mall bangs and shoulder pads! Happy anniversay!

Sharon said...

What a great post, love the bridesmaid dresses, what a hoot. I remember the 80's fashions, mall bangs and shoulder pads! Happy anniversay!

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary! How romantic to be married on Valentines Day!

Mayleen said...

I'm just a little late but Happy Anniversary! We were married on Feb. 15th. and yes, I very fondly remember the '80's but not necessarily some of the fashions!

libbyquilter said...

that is one fabulous card and congratulations to the both of you.

still mulling over the idea of bacon in a chocolate bar . . . sounds like a guy thing to me . . .

:-)
libbyQ

cartulinas said...

It's the best valentine card ever! And thank you for sharing your story. Maiden dresses are so 80s! Congratulations for you aniversary!

Beginning Quilting said...

Your friend Jill really did give you a wonderful gift. I love the Valentine envelope she gave you. I think it's fantastic. Happy Anniversary again to you and to your hubby! It's nice to know that after 24 years, you're both staying strong and in love for each other. All the best to you! :)

Sujata said...

Can't believe I missed this beautiful post! So sweet! Congratulations!

Taryn said...

Those are some RED dresses! It just isn't an '80's dress without a big butt bow. :)