Friday, 13 February 2015

Valentines and Scrapbooks

Happy Valentines Weekend to everyone...
This is a vintage card from my collection that I found in a shop in Horncastle, a beautiful little town further inland.  It makes me smile...That to me is what Valentines is all about, not the expensive gifts but a simple gesture letting someone know they are loved.  This year we are having a quiet meal in that we are cooking together, that is all that is needed.  My husband shows me he loves me everyday with his actions, he brings me flowers, chocolates or a magazine anyway... he will come in and say, "I saw this and thought of you".
I have finally made a start on the Christmas scrapbook, it was lovely looking back at the photos reminiscing about the wonderful things shared with our beautiful family. 

Bertie was such fun to have whilst his parents were on honeymoon, here he is having a great time decorating the tree.  I can remember having to redo parts of it when he went to bed, most of the baubles were at the bottom of the tree.
Here he is again with Granny decorating a biscuit at the Church Farm Museum.  I remember him and Grandad choosing the biggest cakes in the tearoom and giggling together.
He had such fun meeting Father Christmas by the range in the kitchen at the museum, it was certainly warm next to the roaring fire.
There was an amazing trip on the steam railway, once again to visit Santa.  This time with Wilbur in tow.  The two cousins had a wonderful time together as they both love trains.
They had both eaten through their snacks before they had left the station.
They were both very keen to impress Santa with beautiful manners and behaviour, assuring him they had both been good boys.
They loved looking through the window at all the train sets which were on sale.
Christmas eve was the Church nativity which Lily and Daisy loved been part of.
I had to include at least one photo of the Frozen princess's, it really was a major part of the Christmas celebrations this year.
I have made a start and hope to finish it off at the weekend.  I shall then put the remaining photos in albums.  I still have the girls birthday pages to catch up on too.  I wanted to get them finished because I know I will take such a lot of photos on holiday.   I still have some packing to do and some documents to download.  I have to sort out a little project to take with me for the long flight and a book would be prudent.  The list seems to be getting longer by the minute.
I really would like to thank everyone for their comments, they really are appreciated and always make me smile.  It is a lovely feeling to know that I am part of  a blogging community and so I will leave you with this quote by Mother Teresa.
   Let us always meet each other with a smile,
   for the smile is the beginning of love.
I hope you have a wonderful Valentines weekend.
See you soon.


  1. It's so beautiful !!! I wish you too a wonderful and movely week end !

  2. Hello Lorraine,

    A wonderful post, and gorgeous scrapbook pages.
    Thank you for the words by Mother Teresa.


  3. Beautiful work !!!
    Have a happy Valentine's day !

  4. You have been busy! I love the quote too. Have a great weekend. x

  5. Your work is so beautiful, my dear! May you have a delightful Valentine's Day! Hugs!

  6. The scrapbook is shaping up to be a fantastic book of special memories!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. You are so talented putting all those fun pages together. Happy Valentine's Day.

  8. Lovely scrapbooking. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. You make everything so pretty! I dearly love old valentines.

  10. I love the collage on the cards you have made! Just so pretty!

  11. I have a scrap book for my children, I think I have done two pages in about 10 years!!!
    Happy Valentines Day to you.

  12. That is a beautiful quote isn't it! Your pages are lovely and it will be great to look back on these lovely memories in the future. Happy travels! xx

  13. I adore that you make scrapbooks - I make cards but never scrapbooks - yours is such a sweet testimony of special events.

    Your grandbabies are so lucky to have you. Hugs.

  14. I adore that you make scrapbooks - I make cards but never scrapbooks - yours is such a sweet testimony of special events.

    Your grandbabies are so lucky to have you. Hugs.

  15. Such lovely memories! Great scrapbooking.

  16. That Valentine card made me smile! Love your scrapbook pages - Lovely! Have a happy day..

  17. Lots of lovely memories held in those scrap books! I love the old cards x

  18. What a work of art! And love. I was really glad to read that Wilbur was better. I meant to comment at the time and must have gotten distracted. So you can know that in addition to the comments that appear, others are also sending good thoughts your way!

  19. I agree with you 100 percent!! I love the vintage Valentines!! I have a bunch of them listed in my Etsy shop. Your scrapbook pages are adorable!! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. It's FREEZING here in New York!!!! BRRRRRR!!!!! : ) xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  20. Here's the link to my Etsy shop with the vintage Valentines. I have three Etsy shops currently. : )

  21. Good memories, sweetly saved, Lorraine. I need and want to work on my youngest grand's album. You inspire me :-) The quote is unfamiliar to me, and I really appreciate it and you for sharing it. Thanks and happy packing!!! xx

  22. Such beautiful memories. I've never made a scrap book but my sister is coming over next week and we're going to make a photo book for 2014. Love that quote! X

  23. I hope your trip is wonderful! I used to scrap book and I loved it. But it seems I don't have the time these days. yours are so cute.

    Amy Jo

  24. Beautiful and emotive quote!!!!
    I so agree with your comments and how you and your husband feel about St Valentine's Day. It is the same for us ...we have been together so long now! :-)
    Wonderful scrap book all those memories. Can you imagine when your grandchildren are parents they will look back on those happy memories .... remembering as they chat and smile over each page!!!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

  25. Beautiful work!!Such beautiful memories!!Enjoy your weekend!!!!