Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mantel love

Nana and Pops sweet picture I rescued out of my parents house after Nana's bedroom fire.  

 My mom's father, pops, immigrated as a baby with his big family from Prussia.  For Valentines I wanted to celebrate the loving family that blossomed from them.
 I love vintage frames and wanted to keep it simple.  I added Nana's rose bowl and boxwood toparies from Home Goods
 Next, a music sheet garland

My pops was in the Navy, he brought beautiful presents from France and China as he traveled as the ships purchaser.  During the war, my Nana saved all those precious gifts.
 My dad and mom  with me me in the background
My sweet family in the early 80's oh so young.

 And today, my sweet grandsons
And to think it started with these wonderful people and many generations before
Celebrating Valentines Mantle  Love, Come Celebrate with these Lovely Blogs, Di
Vintage On A Dime
Vintage on a Dime
Big Valentine Party Link Up on Monday Jan 28th

Photobucket Tweak it Tuesday


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Be Mine

My mother-in law sent a card to my father in law every week during World War II, she had sweet little comment and he saved everyone of them

I am sure that is where my sweet hubby gets his sentimental, mushy side.  Pops L was a big bear of a man and would do anything for you.  When I first met him he gave me a big bear hug and said welcome daughter!  Yes, I still married hubby and to this day love a good hug (yes, I got use to it) and sure miss that sweet man.

                                               Having Fun Remembering and Sharing my Vatentines,
Big Valentine Party Link Up on Monday Jan 28th

Jennifer Rizzo Photobucket

  French Country Cottage 

  Monday2 Make the Scene Monday #56

Inspiration Friday Graphic_thumb[3] Ivy and Elephants
Savvy Southern Style
Nutmeg Place
Boogieboard Cottage