Tuesday, February 9, 2010

From your Valentine

Valentino ~ Be mine, this bear is available from my website www.draffinbears.com
Martha Stewart roses ~ aren't they so pretty
Chelsea Sugar Biscuits


Those who receive a Valentine card, might like to know there really was a St Valentine and he really did die for love ~ the love of God. And he seems to have been quite the romantic as well.

Engaged couples who wanted Christian marriages had to exchange vows in secret.Valentine was one of those that carried out these ceremonies and risked death, but it was a risk Valentine thought worth taking.
Eventually, he was caught and while waiting for execution, legend has it he restored the sight of his jailer's daughter. She fell in love with him and pleaded for his life, but to no avail.
The night before he died Valentine wrote to her, signing his note ~ "From your Valentine"
Loving messages have been exchanged in Valentine's name ever since.

Have a wonderful week ~


  1. How romantic, Carolyn! And how I love the pics too! Have a wonderful week!


    PS Thanks so much for yr lovely comment!

  2. What a sweet bear ~ sure to bring a smile to a special Valentine.


  3. What a "love"ly post, Carolyn. I really like the Laduree BOX and Valentino is just so precious!!

    I knew about St. Valentine but nice to be reminded :)


  4. Hi Carolyn,

    What a sweet and lovely post! Love all the treats you featured, I'll take one of each please!

    Love and hugs,

  5. Thank you Lola for your visit and sweet words. Looking forward to coming over to visit you, dear friend.

    Many thanks Jo, I loved seeing all your Fleur de lis in your post today.

    Hi Marsha,

    Thanks very much for visiting me today, always great to hear from you and yes, that Laduree box would fit in well, in your home.

    Hi Karyn,

    Many thanks, for your sweet note you left for me, dear friend.


  6. Hi, dear Carolyn, What a sweet bear and a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing all those beautiful pictures! The cookies are too pretty to eat, don't you think?

  7. Dear Carolyn,
    This is a very sweet post today in more than one way!

    Very touching note of interest about Valentine.

    God Bless you and may you have a very Happy Valentine's Day.

  8. aw such pretty things, i love the bear :) so cute!

  9. Hi Carolyn, your panda is gorgeous - your pics are real treat!

    Pat xx

  10. Just send those Laduree right TO ME.DO not pass go do not collect $200.Thanks you very much!
    Cute post. Maryanne:)

  11. I loved the story of St.Valentine, Carolyn!
    And the decorated sugar cookies are perfect. I know someone who can make them just like that. I wish I could!
    And Laduree Candy? Please pass the box!

  12. Happy Valentines Day Carolyn!!
    Lovely post and lovely pictures!! Your bear is adorable!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments on my tatting!! Have a lovely week!

  13. These are lovely photos, Carolyn. I do miss pics of your own stuff, too, though! You are very talented in and of your own realm!

  14. I love Valentino. He is so handsome and full of personality. Interesting history of St Valentine. Many never think that there is a story behind it all. Have a great day! :) Tammy

  15. Lovely bear Carolyn! Who could resist him?

  16. what a beautiful post, darling Carolyn! lovely bear, too.
    have a fabulous week, hugs

  17. I love the story of Valentine... thank you for sharing! And gorgeous items... the favorite is of course the adorable Panda :) But I'll also gladly take some of those Ladure yummies!

  18. Oh wonderful and I just love it is in PINK! Happy Valentines Day!
    Hugs, Lisa

  19. Dear Julia,

    Many thanks for your visit and always great to hear from you.
    Yes, the biscuits are too pretty to eat.

    Thank you Deanna, for your kind message and blessings to you.

    Thanks Audrey

    Many thanks Pat, for your kind words, about my Panda bear.

    Hi Maryanne,

    The Laudree would be so lovely, even the boxes are keepsakes ~ I have a little mauve box with ribbon that is so pretty.
    They really do know how to do wonderful packaging.

    thank you Barbara for your visit and would so love to send over the box of goodies.

    Many thanks Carol and wishing you a great week.

    Thanks for your visit TattingChic, two tatters together, that is a coincidence.

    Many thanks Tammy for your visit and kind comments you left about my Bear, Valentino.

    Thank you Lynda and I like the new Avatar photo of you ~ your hair looks great.

    Thanks sweet Susan and I hope that you are having a great week too.

    Many thanks Haute World for the kind words you left for me and glad that you like the Panda bear.
    The Laduree chocolates, would be yummy.

    Happy Valentines Day to you Lisa and thanks for your visit today.


  20. I love your beautiful bear! He's so cute! ♥

  21. How interesting, I had never really heard the history behind St. Valentine! Your bear is so wonderful Carolyn...a special gift for anyone!!!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  22. I didn't know any of this, how interesting! love that pink box, it's gorgeous. I hope your week is going great and that you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

  23. Hi Carolyn,
    Your bear is darling. I love your creations. What a talent you have.

    Love the story of St. Valentine. I have heard it before and always find it so romantic.
    Beautiful post for Valentine's Day.

    Thank you for stopping by through my construction site. It is been fun so far!!
    Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  24. Very romantic!
    I did not know some of those facts.
    Your bear is adorable. I'm sure someone will want to give him a home for Valentine's Day!
    Have a great night/day,

  25. Thank you Diane, kind of you to visit and say such kind words about my bear.

    Hi Tracey,

    It is interesting... the history of St. Valentine and many thanks for visiting me today and your kind words.

    thank you Sares, it is Wednesday here and the week seems to have gone so fast. Happy Valentines Day.

    Thank you Celestina Marie, thinking of you doing the bathroom renovations and I hope that it all goes well for you. I look forward to seeing it all finished.
    Lovely to have a visit from you.

    Thanks Rosemary, yes, I never know if it is day or night for you ~ it is actually 4.24 pm and really I should not be sitting at the computer, but going to do something.


  26. Hi Carolyn!!! I love all these wonderful and inspirational photos!!! I am all about Valentine's day!!! I love love love hearts!!!

    I am so thrilled you made mud pies too...what fun it is to re-live some great childhood memories!!!


  27. Hi Carolyn,

    Your Valentino is adorable! Many are sure to fall in love with him. Such lovely pictures, isn't Valentine's special?
    Have a great day,
    Sharon :-)

  28. Oh Carolyn what a little cutie pie Valentino is! I think he has my heart. Your talent amazes me, my friend. Do you have trouble letting them go? I couldn't do it!
    I loved reading about how Valentine's day got it's start. Kindda sad too.

  29. Laduree macaroons would be such a sweet treat for V day...

  30. Carolyn,
    This is wonderful! I have never heard this full recount! Thank you so much!


  31. Beautiful my lovely friend
    Happy Valentines Day
    Love Jeanne♥

  32. Hi Diana,

    You brought back lots of happy memories for me, we loved playing at making mud pies, thank you and yes, I love hearts too.

    Thank you Sharon and yes, Valentine's Day is special and I hope that you have an enjoyable day.

    Hi June,

    Thanks for your visit and kind words, dear friend.
    Glad that you like Valentino, and yes, I am happy if someone likes my bears, but it can be hard to say goodbye to them.
    It was a sad story about Valentine.

    I agree with you Fe, would make a girl happy to have a little box of Laduree.

    Hi Mary,

    No I had never heard the full story of Valentine's Day until I was reading one of my books the other day, that had the full story about him.

    Happy Valentines to you Jeanne and everyone!


  33. What an adorable bear and a beautiful story!



  34. Thank you Kim for your visit and kind note.


  35. Oh Carolyn, you just gave me goose bumps.
    xx Suzi

  36. Carolyn,

    I wish I could buy your bears and other wonderful things...:) But here I am so far away...:(

    That's not the story I've heard about St. Valentine....your version is (I hope) the true one...because if the version I know is the true story...Valentines is an evil day... :)

    Your version makes me want to have a Valentine, though... :)

  37. Sorry Suzi, sending hugs your way.

    Hi Charity,

    Have a great weekend.



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Carolyn xx