Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Week Giveaway #1

Longtime readers of this blog know I adore Valentine's Day, and so I like to have a week-long buildup to the day by featuring some of my vintage tea-themed Valentines and offering seven days of Valentine's giveaways! My favorite Valentine collected since last year is this large, 8 x 11-inch foldout card with honeycomb tissue accents. I love the sweet sentiment: "I pray that your Heart's Garden, May be set with Sweetest Flowers, That your Life be like the Dial, Telling none but sunny Hours."

And here's what the Valentine looks like in its three-dimensional pose. I'm puzzled there's not a tissue piece on the left front (I like symmetry!), but there's no glue or tape remnant indicating anything is missing. Odd, that, but I still love it!

Here's a close-up of the little girl taking tea in a flowerpot. That's my idea of a good time, taking tea and gardening all at once! (Don't you agree, Judith?)

I also have a good time giving away Valentine's treats, and first up are these cute pink cupcake skirts. I wanted to give them away first so the winner will have them in time for Valentine's baking, if desired.

Want to win? Just leave an "Enter me" to this post between now and 7 a.m. EST tomorrow and these could be headed your way! Good luck!


TeaGrandma said...

Enter Me.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Angela, yes life is good when one can have tea in the garden! Please enter me, with just the two of us I make more cupcakes now than before and I like to fancy them up.
Have you seen my post where I made the hot chicken salad? My presentation wasn't as neat looking as yours I'm afraid. :-)

Anonymous said...

Love to win this beauty!
Houston, TX

Maple Lane said...

Good Morning Angela, Enter me, too! I wish I had saved the many five and dime Valentine greetings my grandma gave me. I love the precious illustrations. Mildred

amherstrose said...

Like you, Angela, I am smitten with Valentine's Day. Your vintage card is just so sweet and it was such a find for your collection. Was wondering how you display your Valentine Card collection? You may have shown it at some time, but I don't recall seeing it.

Will be making Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes to celebrate the day. The Cupcake Skirts would be perfect for them.

Have a happy day,
Mary Jane

Susan said...

Angela you have such sweet give aways. Please enter me.

Sarah V said...

Please enter me in the contest, cupcakes are so much tastier when they are beautifully presented!

Anonymous said...

Hi Angela,
Love those vintage Valentines and this one is adorable. Thanks for getting us ready to celebrate this fun holiday.
Janet P.

Amber S said...

Love the cupcake skirts! they'd be so much fun for a girls tea!

Jenny said...

I'd love to win so enter me please. I have my only collectable Valentine on display right now too. It was given to my mom when she was a little girl from her uncle - around 1930.

Kiffer said...

Count me in please . hax

Nancy Carr said...

Enter me.

Anonymous said...

Enter Me. How cute.

Terry C. from PA

loralie said...

I always enjoy your giveaways. enter me please!

Angela McRae said...

E-mail entry from Jo S.

Marilyn said...

For sure "enter me". Love vintage Valentine's and also cupcake ornamentation.

The Fickle Finger of Fashion said...

Please enter me! I'm turning 32 this year and having a second sweet sixteen party to celebrate, so the cupcake skirts would be fun for that since everything is pink and girly. I just found your blog recently, but I love it already!

Anonymous said...

Dear Angela:

Happy Valentine's Week!

I love your card, it is too sweet,

the cupcake skirts are very neat,

tea and cupcakes, that's the ticket,

when I make crumpets, I use my Wicket!

Hope your week is as sweet as you,

Reading 'Tea with Friends' lifts the blues,

All the best, Joanie

frances said...

Please enter me! They would be cute with my Grandma Rae heart trivet, seen in Tea Time magazine.