Thursday, February 14, 2013

sweetest love




one of my very favorite dolls~ little Ladye Augusta of Deerfield Farm


...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...

8 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh that is quite a besotted Valentines!!! xoxo Clarice

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you , my Friend ~ I am smitten with little Augusta ~ she is precious! I am so happy that you're pleased with your salmon coffer and other goodes ~ your kind email filled our hearts!!
will be in touch soon.
L from Notforgotten Farm

Barbara said...

Such sweet words of love every woman would love to hear. Lucky Augusta to have such a man of words smitten with her! But who wouldn't be with such a lovely lady.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Christine she is a treasure! What a precious beauty, I am very glad I visited today and got to see her!
Have a great weekend...
Tina xo

Suzanne said...

Augusta is beautifull! I love her hat:-) Such a beautiful Valentine sentiment!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

You're a wonderful writer and dollmaker, Christine. This is
the sweetest post!
Hugs,
Susan

Heather said...

She is a very lovely lady! I wonder what the note said?

Lady Linda said...

Dear Christine....I always get so excited when I see a new post on your blog! Always a joy to me. Your ladye is just lovely and I can see why you adore her! I love the Valentine ladye holding her Valentine. Such sweetness.
Missing you,
Linda and Lydia Rose