VALENTINE’S DAY TRADITIONS

In ancient times, the heart was considered to be the source of all emotions, and so became a valentine symbol.

Centuries ago, if a lady wanted a man’s attention, she would drop her lace handkerchief. Thus, lace became linked with romance.

Children of old England sang door-to-door on Valentine’s Day and received candy, cookies, and money in return.

People in the Middle Ages drew names to see who their valentines would be, then pinned the names on their shirts. This inspired the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve”.

The red rose was said to be a favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

The oldest known valentines were sent in 1415 by the Duke of Orleans to his French wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

 

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MY SUPER BOWL CENTERPIECE

IMG_4666Drink beer. Add some water. Add some fresh herbs. Done.Looks nice for a game day centerpiece. Rustic. Smells good. Shabby Chic. Cute. and Easy. Enjoy the Game. 

FEBRUARY

Hello Readers. Happy FEB! Today’s post is FEBRUARY TIDBITS:

This month is: Black History Month, Grapefruit Month, The third Monday is observed as President’s Day or Washington’s Birthday. Valentine’s Day is always on the 14th. Super Bowl is this weekend. Ground hog day is February 2, Heart Healthy Day is the 3rd. (wear red). the 4th is homemade soup day. The 10th cream cheese brownie day. The 14th Ferris Wheel Day. The 16th National Almond Day. The 17th National Cabbage Day. The 23rd National Banana Bread Day. Just a few tidbits in today’s post. Too many to list them all.

Birthstone: Amethyst  Meaning: Sincerity / Flower: Violet  Meaning: Faithfulness

 

SUPER BOWL PIGS IN A BLANKET

FUN WITH PUFF PASTRY

Mortadella Bites: To make 24 of these cute, different and yummy pigs in the blanket, you will need the deli to slice you 2 slices of Mortadella about 1/2 inches thick. When home you will need to cut each slice into 12 smaller pieces. Roll out one sheet of thawed puff pastry. Roll out just enough to flatten out a bit. Make 24 long slices of pastry and wrap each piece of Mortadella with a slice of pastry. Make sure the meat sticks out a bit on each end. Lay seam side down onto a parchment lined bake sheet. Brush the tops of each with egg wash. Sprinkle on top a bit of shredded cheese. Gruyere or swiss or maybe the Italian cheese blend that is shredded in the package. Bake 375 for about 20-25 minutes until golden. Platter up and serve some mustards on the side for dipping. IMG_0509I got this recipe from: Giada at Home. These are wonderful. And I will be making them again. I set out a little bowl of 2 different mustards and they were Yummy. Enjoy the recipe and enjoy your day.

SPRING WEDDINGS

Need a Gift for that Spring Wedding? Check these out!

IMG_6375Each set comes in a keepsake box. A Special gift for that Special couple. Something hand crafted that they can use year after year. They can set them on the bride / groom table. Or the gift card table. They can even work as a cake topper.

IMG_6411They each have a hanger attached so that the special couple can hang them on their Christmas tree each year if they would like.

IMG_6453Would also work for a Anniversary or Valentine’s Gift. Head over to my shop on Etsy to see all of the gift sets that are available. Just click onto this easy link. http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. Spring is just around the corner. LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

ARE YOU SUPER BOWL READY? GET YOUR PARTY FAVORS WITH JUST ONE CLICK.

Version 2SET THESE SPORTS ACCESSORIES OUT TO DECORATE YOUR HOUSE FOR THE BIG SPORTS PARTY AND THEN LET YOUR GUESTS PICK ONE JUST BEFORE THEY LEAVE TO TAKE HOME WITH THEM.

IMG_6851EACH SET COMES WITH 10 PARTY FAVORS. THEY ALSO MAKE GREAT HOST / HOSTESS GIFTS. THEY HAVE A HANGER ATTACHED. YOU CAN TIE ONE TO THAT BOTTLE OF WINE OR CASE OF BEER YOU WILL BE TAKING TO THE NEXT PARTY. NICE TO HAVE A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA.

IMG_6848NICE TO TAKE TO THE NEXT TAIL GATE PARTY. EACH SET COMES PACKAGED IN A NICE STORAGE TIN. YOU CAN PASS THEM OUT TO ALL OF YOUR TAIL GATE FRIENDS. 

OR KEEP THEM ALL FOR YOURSELF. DRESS UP YOUR SPORTS ROOM, 

GAME ROOM, LOCKER ROOM OR ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. AND 

WHEN CHRISTMAS ROLLS AROUND YOU CAN HANG THEM ALL 

FROM YOUR SPORTS THEMED CHRISTMAS TREE. 

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL????????

Checkout all of my sports accessories that are available in my Etsy Shop. Just click onto this easy link and it will take you right there. http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com.

ENJOY THE SUPER BOWL !!!!!!

READY FOR SPRING?

Be Table scape ready with these Alternative Floral Bouquets.

IMG_5075THEY NEVER NEED WATER.

IMG_4999AND THEY ARE ALWAYS IN SEASON.

 

IMG_5026Get table scape ready for spring. Head over to my shop on Etsy with this easy link. http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. Just click on and it will take you right there. And while you are shopping you can see the others I have available. Check back to my shop every so often. There is always something new. Hand Crafted and one of a kind. Hope to see you there!