Saturday, February 13, 2010

LOVE IS THE GREATEST

VALENTINE PINK SATURDAY POST

Joining Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.  Today she would like us to post a valentine message.

I have been contemplating all week what I should post and what Valentine's Day actually means to me.

First I will start out with a scripture from 2 Corinthians 13:  13  "Three things will last forever--faith, hope and LOVE--and the greatest of these is love."

I've received many bouquets of flowers over the years, and  store bought cards but what is most important to me is what is given to me that was made in love by someone's own hand.  Here is a picture off a calendar around 1950 of a small boy presenting his mom with a handmade valentine.

The picture above is a collection of potholders (I've never used them-I don't want to get them dirty).  My grandmother Jewell made these and gave them to me.

Hopefully this speaks to many of you.  The simplist little thing we can do for another can make the most difference in their lives.  Hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day.

Ann
Tin and Sparkle



21 comments:

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Ann!! These potholders are BEAUTIFUL, and I would not USE them either! I would, like you, treasure them, absolutely! What a lovely post you did today. As you may know, I LOVE the homemade stuff too! Happy Pink Saturday, and Happy Valentine's Day! ~tina

fiberdoodles said...

Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Pink Saturday!!

Annesphamily said...

What a lovely post! I really enjoy stopping by! Thank you for sharing and happy PS and Valentine's Day to you! I love those hand made potholders. What a gem your grandmother was!

Lara Harris said...

Very pretty!Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!:)

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I so agree. Those potholders are so pretty! I have a collection of them too but none were made by anyone I know. Yours are so much more special! Happy Pink Saturday!

Tricia said...

What beautiful pot holders. They must be really special. Happy Pink Sat.

Blessings,
tricia

someplace in thyme said...

Gifts from the heart are so precious, I can understand why you would not want to use them, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentines Day too, Char

The Muse said...

oh goodness...to have such treasures from your grandmother! i can see why you dare not use them... :) how wonderful!

Suzie Button said...

what a lovely posting for PS and valentine's day! I agree, you'd never use something so pretty and special as your potholders! Happy PS! Suzie

Candy said...

Thanks for popping over today and sharing some love...it is the greatest gift of all.
Love your sister's bird mural. Does she live in Kansas too. Would love for her to paint on my walls.
PINK Heart-Felt Blessings ;-)

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love the potholders. I have some from my grandmother too, and I don't want to get them dirty. Such treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

How lucky you are to have those potholders. The little boy is adorable! Happy PS!

Cottage Rose said...

Love the pot holders such a treasure. I still have a few hand made cards from my son from when he was little.... I just love those,, Happy Pink Saturday... love that verse too....

Happy Valentines Day

Hugs;
Alaura

jen said...

Oh Ann those a re so sweet! what a precious thing to have. Hope you have a valentine's day full of LOVe and laughter!
luvs and glitter
~jen

LV said...

Loved your Valentine feature for today. I agree with entirely, it is sometimes the smallest ,simple things that mean the most. I know exactly what you mean.

Patricia said...

The pot holders are beautiful - I love crochet work.
Happy Valentine's To You !
Happy Pink Saturday !!! & have a lovely
new week.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Ann! Your grandmother's handmade pot holders are so lovely! Such a wonderful heirloom treasure!

Have a lovely "pink" Valentine's weekend!

Cheers!
Tina

Mary said...

Those are the cutest crocheted pot holders, Ann. Plus, they were made by your grandmother...you're so lucky to have such special heirlooms.
Happy Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday♥

♥Mimi♥ said...

So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

Candi said...

I wouldn't use the potholders either and how I remember them. I have some from my great aunt and keep them tucked away.
hugz:)
Candi

CC said...

Oooo,I love these...We always had pretty crocheted potholders and like these,they were far too sweet to actually be used. These are just beautiful.Happy Pinks....

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