Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Week Giveaway #7

Happy Valentine's Day, friends! I can't believe the day is here already—I feel like I just got started sharing vintage Valentines and giveaway treats! Today I'll end with one of my favorite Valentine acquisitions of the last year, this red teapot design.

The inside says, Does "oo-long" for me? The grammar needs a little work, but the message is cute as can be! And since today is the last day I'll be sharing tea-themed Valentines this year, I wanted to answer a couple of questions I was asked about them. First, Mary Jane wanted to know, how do I display them? Well, I must confess that until that question, it had not occurred to me to display them! I keep them all filed in a little photo storage box, and I just wanted them for crafting and graphics inspiration. Now, though, I'm thinking maybe I'll be on the lookout for a nice collage frame and display new ones each year. Phyllis asked if I knew how many I have. Yes, 43. My goal is to find at least seven new ones each year so that I'll be set for the following year's Valentine's giveaways on this blog. You'll be happy (I hope!) to know that I've already got enough to do another week of posts next year! And I should mention that there are still plenty of tea-themed Valentines I do not have, but I like to get them for under $5 (with a few exceptions) and am willing to wait years to get them at a bargain price. Makes the hunt more fun!

And as our last giveaway for Valentine's Week 2013, I hope you won't think I'm nuts for offering two "Easter" tea towels, but when I saw these at T.J. Maxx I thought they'd be perfect for one of you! Besides, I don't see any Easter eggs or bunny rabbits on these tea towels, just a cute, cheerful design of teacups. The two tea towels are exactly alike, so you'll have one to keep and one to give away if you're so inclined. If you'd like to win them, just leave an "Enter me" to this post between now and 7 a.m. EST tomorrow. Hope you all have a very, very Happy Valentine's Day!

31 comments:

Ruthie Miller said...

I am not putting my name in since I have already won but had to tell you how darling that old card is!!!!! What a fun collection you have. I have just enjoyed seeing them so much each day.
The towels are great too and someone will be very lucky.
You have been so generous!
Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for spreading the love,
Ruthie

Deb said...

They are so cute. I am happily waiting for Spring to arrive as it is just around the corner. Please enter my name and wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day. Hugs, Deb

Lavender Cottage said...

It has been a fun week to see the cards and tea treasures you're giving away Angela, thanks for being such a giving tea enthusiast.
Please enter me.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Judith

Gerri said...

I really like today's Valentine! I have a collection of old tea valentines. I bought some heavy glass cut to the size of my coffee table (actually an old farm bench) and end table. I put my valentines under them for a valentine display. The biggest problem with that is now I have a nagging desire to collect Easter tea cards and Christmas tea cards, etc. Shame on me! LOL Happy Valentine's Day!

relevanttealeaf said...

Today's Valentine is so cute! I'm not entering the giveaway because I purchased these towels myself. We were thinking alike, because they're on my blog for tomorrow.
~ Phyllis

LorettaJ said...

Thank you for a week of fun Valentine's Day cards. You saved the best for last in my book! Love the tea towels, and if I win I will share with my best tea buddy! Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

So cute!
Enter me, please.
Shari
Houston, TX

Tricia said...

Loved all the Valentine's you have shared this week, but today's was particularly good. I love puns almost as much as tea! :)

And I'd love to win those lovely tea towels. Please put my name in the cup!

Rosemary said...

Such a cute card... love the inside greeting!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! They would certainly brighten up my kitchen on these dreary winter days! Thank you, Dee
homesteadprimitives at juno dot com

Joy said...

I love those towels! For tea enthusiasts, they are seasonless. And I have enjoyed seeing your vintage Valentines all week. I hope you have a very happy Valentine's Day!

Ms. Hennes said...

Enter Me!!

Sarah said...

I would love a chance for the adorable tea towels. Happy Valentine's Day!!

-J said...

Thanks for the daily chances to win!

Denise :) said...

Oh my gosh, these are darling!! Please count me in! Happy Valentine's Day, Angela -- and thank you for such a fun week of giveaways *and* the fun, vintage Valentine's Day cards! :)

Elizabeth said...

I love them ! Please enter me!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Valentine's day!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great collection of Valentines! Please enter me...They are so cute! I love to see what treasures you come up with!
Ruth

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a week of Valentines. This one is just 'Darjeeling' Please enter me.

Fondly,
Frances

Beth Rang said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you for sharing your collection with us. I really like the inside of this card. That's one of the hard parts about displaying them, because for some you want to be able to see the inside too. I suppose you could color copy it, and set it along side its mate?

Amber S said...

The towels are wonderful and not at all Easter to me!

Jenny said...

These towels are so pretty - I love the colors. A new kitchen towel really cheers me. I hope I win. :o)

Marglom said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Please enter me.

loralie said...

My box of tea arrived in the mail today.
Thank you!

Nancy Carr said...

Enter me, please. I love the tea car and know it was OO-Long for you to find it. Precious. You have inspired me to start collecting more tea related items. I look forward to your blog every day and appreciate your knowledge and inspiration. Thank you.

Sue said...

Love the towels. Please enter me.
Thanks!

lynaeve said...

Thank you for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I have so enjoyed all the "tea" valentines. I never thought of collecting tea related cards before now! Guess I'm going to start a new collection. Would love to win the tea towels so please enter my name. I enjoy reading your blog every day.

Nancy G

Anonymous said...

'A week of fun with vintage Valentine cards is coming to a close,

such a favorite holiday for so many,
everyone knows,

I can't thank Angela enough,
she's the gracious host (Never Gruff!),

Her blog is so entertaining,
even when it's raining,

I look forward to 'Tea with Friends,'

...recipes, antiques, history,
the fun never ends,

,,,let's raise our glass for one more toast:

Cheers to Angela, our gracious Host!'

I enjoy seeing all the neat cards, Angela - so nice to know that they can take on a new life, in 2013, with all the sweet sentiments. Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day, Joanie

Marilyn said...

That is the cutest Valentine! I just love it.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win, those are so cute I wish we had a TJ Max!

sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com