Thursday, February 14, 2008


Today is the day to Reveal your Secret Admirer Swap. This one had such a fun twist. We could not put our names on the return address. My package went to Miss Suzanne, a truly Southern Bella. I first heard of Miss Suzanne by learning of the famous postcards that she creates and sends to her daughter off at college. What a wonderful example she is setting for all of us. You'll have to mosey over to her blog, because she displayed my banner much better than I did. Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Suzanne.
I created this Valentine banner for Suzanne based on the Vintage Banner class that I recently took at Melrose Vintage in Phoenix taught by Candice Carpenter. I'm crazy about the Bethany Lowe garland. I think I own it in every color and use it for every holiday. I was in the middle of making the banner when I found the vintage honeycomb heart and wanted to incorporate it. I found the vintage heart-shaped trinket dish for her the same day. She shares the same love of vintage, pink and tulle with me.
My sweet package that I posted a day ago were from another Southern Bella, Miss Jeanie. She is so talented and sweet. I smile everytime I walk by my glittered house and canvas. Jeanie and I connected through this wonderful blog world last year when I was crazy enough to paint my daughter's walls in a pink harlequin pattern. Jeanie was clever enough to hire a muralist. But, oh no, not stubborn me. I always feel the need to figure it out. Go figure. I love Jeanie's beautiful southern home with all of its crown molding and panels and trims. You certainly don't see much of that here in the stucco world of Arizona. I hope that you all have a wonderfully, romantic Valentine's Day.

10 comments:

Junie Moon said...

What beautiful Valentine goodies! I've really enjoyed seeing what everyone has made or received for Valentine's Day.

You're so right about the stucco here in Arizona. As I'm originally from N.C., I do indeed miss my southern roots in terms of a number of things. I love Arizona, but my heart is back in the south.

Cheryl said...

What lovely sweets and treats you gave and received! Hope you have a happy, chocolatey, love-filled day!!! hugs, cheryl

Natalea said...

Lovely gifts! Suzanne was my secret valentine! Have a great day! xo natalea

pinkroses said...
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pinkroses said...

OH MY GOSH! I finally found you!!!
I have been in and out all day, and have been looking for you! I LOVE everything you sent me...so perfect! This is the CRAZY thing...I was on Etsy several weeks ago and Candice Carpenter had these banner kits for sale...I bookmarked it as a favorite, but didn't buy it...it was kind of expensive, and I wanted to think about it. Well after thinking a few days, I went back and they were SOLD OUT. I was bummed. I looked up her website...saw she was teaching a class...probably the VERY class you were in...when this arrived, you have NO IDEA how excited I was...it was like you were psychic...seriously read my mind...so anyway...all this to say THANK YOU so much, everything was so nice...you totally spoiled me!
xoxo suzanne duda

Scrappy Jessi said...

happy hearts day!
what goodies you gave!
oxoxox, jessi

AnastasiaC said...

Happy Valentines Day Cindy...hope you had a FAB day!

Jeanie said...

So glad you like all of your goodies! Happy Valentines Day :)
Jeanie

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Oooooohhhhh! The banner is gorgeous!!!

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