I have a confession.
Not anything earth shattering or juicy…sorry.
Truth be told I really don’t enjoy Valentine’s Day. I think it goes back to my high school years and the few years after that. I was, and still am, pretty shy. As my kids would say, I’m not a social butterfly. Those high school years were at times, for me, quite painful. Even though years and years have passed, I can still feel the loneliness in my heart sometimes. I can close my eyes and see the buckets of roses lined up in my high school office, every year on Valentine’s Day. Roses that were bought mostly by boys, for girls…but never for me.
Things turned around when I was about 20. I dated quite a bit and eventually met my husband. Those earlier years and that sadness faded away…almost. I think certain times in our lives define us more than others. I have refused to let these years define me. They wouldn’t warrant even a chapter in my life story. However, the memory of that time resurfaces every year on February 14th. Valentine’s Day is still, to this day, one I wish I could skip.
So when I was trying to think of ways to bring Valentine’s Day into my home, I knew it wouldn’t be hearts and cupids.
Just not me.
So I came up with this…my favorite Jane Austen quote. I covered a little mat with toile, added the quote and slipped it all in a frame. I splurged on the white tulips but don’t feel one bit guilty. I love them. Here is the quote if you would like to print it for yourself.
When February 14th rolls around I will most likely be spending it like any other day. It works for me and at my age, that’s all that counts.
Here’s a shot of my little Valentine…the best one I’ve ever had!
I’ll be back in a day or two with some new additions to my Etsy shop. Here’s a peek of one thing I just listed.
Wishing everyone a lovely Sunday!