Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentine's day Cuteness .. plus

Ellery a Helen Kish doll...hat and dress from ebay.


It's snowing here again, so I got a cup of coffee

and went visiting on the web....


First stop,

The Queens Cobbler has opened her shop:
Fete et Fleur Designs

I love blog giveaways and if you do too don't miss

this, you still have a day to play, over 300 of them at:

ONE World-ONE Heart


Some needed knowledge:

It wasn't until 1537 that St. Valentine's Day was declared an official holiday. England's King Henry VIII declared February 14th a holiday.

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.


6 comments:

somepinkflowers said...

i always wondered
about that heart on your sleeve thingy...
thanks.

:-)

oh,
no snow here in florida,
just flowers starting to bloom...

Fete et Fleur said...

Wonderful History on Valentine's day! The little doll is too cute for words.

Thank you for mentioning my little blogge shoppe. You're a sweetie!

Hugs! Nancy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

hmmmmmm we have tons of goldfinch everyday on our feeder....so when I see them tomorrow (Valentine's day), maybe my husband will win the lottery!!!
Hugs,
Penny

Julie Marie said...

Oh, so that's where wearing your heart on your sleeve comes from!

Julie

Julie Marie said...

Oh, so that's where wearing your heart on your sleeve comes from!

Julie

Charlotte said...

What a pretty doll. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comments you made. Yes, I made all of the clothes for my dolls. That was 20 years ago. I'm not sure I would have the patience to do it now. I really enjoyed making them at the time.
I love your blog. I'm glad you visited mine so that I found out about it. I'll be back.