Sunday, February 13, 2011

Key To My Heart

My sweet husband has held the

key to my heart for over 36 years.

He doesn't believe in 

contrived holidays like Valentine's Day,

though he often gives me flowers through the year ~ just because.

Or special little treasures 

~ just because.

He is truly 


German Charlotte ~ Alice's Key #9
Beth @ The Gypsy Journal

My sister has held the key to my heart

since we were young children.

There's no one like my sister.

She is always, always doing thoughtful

things for others ~ just because.

A vintage silver tray edged in gorgeous flowers

and butter knife adorned with acorns ~ her birthday gift to me.

She knows how to make my heart sing.

She's the kind of "sweetheart" that only a sister can be.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sweet post...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

  2. A Sweetheart of a husband and a sweetheart of a sister - it doesn't get much better than that!

  3. love the silver heart bowl filled with the red candy hearts! SO pretty!

  4. amazing treasures! happy valentine's day!!

  5. Hello Sarah,
    Oh, so lovely is your heart shaped bowl and the wonderful butter knife. You always show so nice things. What a luck to have such loving humans in the family. You are really blessed and I am too, because my husband do also often bring me flowers, just because.
    Wish you and your family a wonderful Valentine's day.
    Greetings, Johanna

  6. Your sister is sweet AND has fantastic taste!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Ricki Jill

  7. Same amount of time here too over 36 yrs,,soon 37,,38 knowing:)

    Your sister sounds so nice..I am certain the attentions are reciprocal..I just got a beautiful card from my brother:) Feels great.

  8. Thanks for sharing your pretty treasures. Happy Valentine's Day.

  9. Sarah,
    sounds as if your husband knows just when to let you know you are NO. 1 in his book of life! Lucky Lady! Thank you for this sweet post about the love between family members!

  10. Lovely post Sarah!!!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you!
    Pamela xo

  11. Sweet post Sarah! Beautiful butter knife, I've never seen one with acorns before. Happy Valentine's Day-enjoy:@)

  12. What a sweet post. Your husband and sister are lucky to have you.
    Happy Valentine's,

  13. Sarah, congratulations on 36 years of marriage. I do think the "just because" gifts are so much fun because you are not expecting them. I also have a sister, actually two that I love. Joni

  14. Love, love, love pictures of your vintage silver! Happy Valentine's!

  15. What a sweeet and beautiful post! I love your silver treasures...the heart tray/bowl is awesome! Gorgeous romantica post!! Yay
    Happy V-day!

  16. That is so sweet!!~ I love the silver displays they are pretty unique. XO

  17. "Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Sarah"... I Love all your Valentine treasures...My Hubby is not one for surprises, he just likes to let me get whatever I want and never complains...He's my Sweetie for almost 40 years. I LOVE your acorn butter knife(Never saw one like it, now I'll have to LOOK!) and your little heart silver dish "Looks Like mine"... We have SO Much in common!
    It's warm enough today that I would be out doing chores in my gardens(it's in the high 50s), BUT, I can't SEE THE GARDENS!
    Hugs to you,
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  18. Happy Valentine's Day Sarah, your posts are always filled with beautiful things!

  19. Happy Valentines Day, Sarah! I have a sweetheart sister, too....we are so lucky! HiHoney, loves to give me Happy Tuesday Gifts....or anyother day of the week that strikes him...It's always a surprise...I LOVE IT!

  20. Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for joining the party and you even featured one of my little glad you love her. Have a wonderful Valentine's day with your sweety.

  21. What a sweet Valentine post! Those are very special gifts!

    My sister is battling lung cancer. Yesterday we talked on the phone for almost an hour. We both enjoyed our "visit" together. We live 13 hours apart :-(

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  22. I love how you included your dear sister in your Valentine sentiments. I know your day was lovely - you make them all special, as does your husband.

    Hugs to you Sarah.

  23. Aaaah, what a lovely Valentine's post. I'm glad your husband buys you flowers throughout the year. What a sweetie!


  24. What great gifts to have such special people in your life and I know they must feel the same about you. Love your birthday gifts...silver makes my heart happy.

  25. Hi Sarah! You are so right! I love the idea of flowers "just because." What a pretty and thoughtful gift from your sister! I hope your Valentine's Day was wonderful!...hugs...Debbie

  26. Sarah, You are such a sweetheart that you definitely deserve to have sweethearts in your life! OOOO, I love the pattern on that butter knife! Beautiful post. laurie

  27. Cute that he gives you flowers 'just because'! And adorable that you honored your sister in this post. What an interesting key, loved seeing it. And you have such lovely silver! Thanks for linking this post, it has been a joy having you in the party!

  28. I just love that silver candy dish. No big ♥ day here either!


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