Sunday, February 14, 2016

February is for Hearts

February continues here in my part of the world with snow on the ground and some cold temps finally arriving.  It seemed like Winter didn't want to come this year.... but now it has, at least for awhile.

For the last couple of years I have expanded my artwork into the area of collage.  I have found several places on line where I can get prompts for art journaling and when I do the art journaling I usually do collage.......... Sort of like the post card I showed last week.  Here is the collage I did for Valentines Day last year. It featured a Valentine given to me by my husband and I just expanded on it to make the page.   Next week I will share the collage I am working on now.


     
With our very cold  temperatures it is definitely a good time for a hot cup of tea..... 

Today I thought I would show one of my favorite tea cups....  made by my absolute favorite maker... Royal Albert.  If you read my posts often you know I always seem to like to talk about my Royal Albert Tea Cups.  This particular one is called Old English Rose.  It is a special one to me because it always reminds me of one of  our favorite cousins....  Helen Lawrence, who is no longer with us.  She loved this set and so I always think of her when I use it.



 Sorry about the color change in this picture.  Not quite sure why that happened.
If you visit the History of Royal Albert pages you will learn this design was used up until the late 70s.  But I think I like the earliest ones best.

 The mark on this one indicates it was made between 1939 and 1945.  



One thing about February is that it is a huge month for celebrations.  The main one after Valentines Day that I always think about is that it is National Heart Month.....  Without a heart we wouldn't be here....... but there are many other celebrations as well.  Quite a fun month actually if you celebrated them all  from the Presidents, to Black History, and even Dental Health Month.

There is a website I like to visit that lists all the special days, weeks, etc. of the year and February is FILLED.   Probably a good thing here in the northern part of our country.  With cold temps and often snow what else are you going to do but PARTY.

Here is a website you can visit when ever you want to know what special days are coming up.


             One example is that  February is National Children's Dental Health Month.
     My dentist's office even has a holiday tree  filled with Hearts and Shiny Teeth. I haven't been back again to take a picture but maybe next year.

Do any of you do holiday trees?  I have thought about it but so far haven't done it.  As they say... maybe next year.

I am joining with the following Tea Parties and blog parties.

  These may not be available every week so check to be sure.

Hope you will visit them too.