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!