Sunday, February 14, 2010

love spoke....

...last evening,
by the candle lit fireside
our Augusta had a gentleman caller....
they sat side by side and listened to the quiet crackling of the fire
he leaned in closer....and whispered into her crumpled little ear
"oh my dear"..."how lovely you look this evening"...
and then pressed a hand written letter,
sealed with crimson wax, into her hand.
and while bowing low
he kissed her mitted hand,
and bid her good night...and a wish to see her on the morrow.
Inside, he had written in beautiful spidery letters, all in sepia ink
"I love thee - I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day."
~Thomas Hood~
she could not have been more surprised...

~three of my favorite things ~

an early paper Valentine

sawtooth edged & folded

tied with old garnet ribbon & tarnished silver threads

resting on a wool pin keep, all on a lovely pewter plate.

a pretty little what-not, all.

I hope that this day of sweethearts and Valentine's

have brought all that your hearts desire....


Becky and Julie said...

Augusta is beautiful! I love the story and the Valentine just completes it!


Becky said...

Your sweet stories do make my heart go pitter-pat. Augusta is just lovely, I love her tiny fingerless gloves.
A Happy Valentints Day to you,


Finegan Antiques said...

Romance is what keeps us young. It fires our love and stirs the soul.
Simmering and waiting patiently for the right person to share our innermost dreams and desires.

Long Live Romance,

Laura said...

sweet and lovely is Miss Augusta . . . I wonder who her gentleman caller might be? Oh, the surprise of love!

how preciouse is your valentine keepsake on the woolen pinkeep . . .

hope you had a beautiful day, dear friend,

tight hugs,

With My Warmest Regard, Jan said...

My deare Augusta,
Love verye romantic! Will he be invited to tea soon?

Your loving Auntie, Prudence

Ulla said...

Should have known you would have Valentine lovelies to share here... Blessings to you my friend...

Heather said...

Oh! Augusta is the loveliest, daintiest little miss! I LOVE her mitts! They are so sweet. And how lucky she is, to have such an adoring visit....

beautiful here as always....Hope you had a magical valentine's day!~

Doreen said...

Augusta is stunning..those tiny hands are perfect and what a gorgeous wool pin keep.


Mrs. Staggs said...

This charming post, and the lovely things you have shared, have warmed my heart. Thank you.

katiebird said...

pretty pretty pretty!! and I love the idea of dolly's falling in love...every pot has its lid.

Debbie said...

Lovely! You are a very talented artisan.

Anonymous said...

what a lovely glad i found your site!!

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

How beautiful, Christe!

Gayle said...

Dear Augusta,

I am not surprised that you have a gentleman suitor. I can tell just by looking at you that you are charm personified!!

Now I would like to hear more about this gentleman caller.....

Gayle at Stars Antiques

Sandra Evertson said...

And as for the story, lovely, he he titter, titter! :)
Sandra Evertson