Sunday, February 6, 2011

Your Special Valentine


Ann Estelle Paper Doll ~ HOME COMPANION, April May 2001

Ann Estelle is still in her robe and slippers because she slept-in this morning. She has had a busy weekend with all the Chinese New Year festivities. Click here if you missed her Chinese New Year Party.


1997 by Charpénte

Valentine's Day 

is just a week away.



1988 - Midwest Importers of Cannon Falls, Hong Kong

Do you have something 

special in mind for your valentine?



1986 - Midwest Importers of Cannon Falls, Hong Kong

Perhaps you plan 

to bake a special pie.



Not Dated - Midwest Importers of Cannon Falls, Hong Kong

Or spend some time together, 

just the two of you.



1988 - Midwest Importers of Cannon Falls, Hong Kong

I'd go to the end of the Earth 

for my special valentine.

Sharing my small collection of Mary Engelbreit valentine tins at the following blogs. Click the links below to see what others have to share this week.






Sarah
Sarah

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.

51 comments:

  1. What a sweet collection.
    I'm very partial to anything with a heart motif, and ME does it better than most!
    Ann Estelle is adorable in her robe. I'll bet she appeals to the little girl in many of us.

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  2. I love the work of ME...it looks like she was a big fan of Valentine's Day...or love in general! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Sarah,
    Thank you sharing your ME tins with us. I used to have a couple of them but I just don't know what happened to them so I enjoyed yours.

    Carol

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  4. The tins are so cute Sarah, lovin' the Sweetie Pie one:@)

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  5. Hi Sarah! I love all of your Valentine goodies! Of course, I couldn't help but notice the lovely Breton couple! :-) I am catching up with everyone...off to peek at your posts...hugs...Debbie

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  6. Lovely post, dear lady.
    ME & Q what a delightful combo!

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  7. i love your collections..gee she's cute in her jammies1

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  8. Sarah,
    Lovely collection brings back the days of Valentine Exchange in grammar school, doesn't it? Adore ME collectables! Yes, this hopeless romantic has a special evening planned for the love of my life! Sometimes, Mother Nature's storms prevent us from being together; howeveer I do have a Plan B in mind! Thank you for sharing this whimiscial post today and bringing a smile and JOY to my heart!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  9. Happy ME Monday Sarah...thanks so much for sharing your charming posts with us. You have some really charming ME tins that even I have not seen. Don't you just love hearts?
    I remember many years ago driving through the countryside from MN to Wisconsin. It was somewhere out there that I saw the sign for Midwest Importers plant and thought "well that's where they're located".
    Have a wonderful week,
    ´*•.¸(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    ♥•.*.*.*.Cherry*.*.*.•♥
    ♥•.*.*.*.Chick.*.*.*.•♥
    ¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

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  10. AW Sarah...this is such a sweet charming post..gorgeousness!! yay! such fun!
    Kiki

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  11. Girl you have the best ME stuff..I want her one tea pot..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  12. So sweet!!
    I love Ann Estelle!
    Pamela :)

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  13. Oh sweet Ms. Sarah,
    What a cute post and a lovely collections of tins. I use to subscribe to the Home Companion magazine just for it's paper dolls...I love, love, love paper dolls. Hope you and your special Valentine's have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  14. so very cute/sweet, s. love this post. you've got such cute me things. fun to see.

    my computer is wonky which = me being gone from my blog. more there. will miss you.

    xoxoxoxoxo,

    s.

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  15. What a wonderful Valentine post. It brought back memories of a long time ago. I remember in elementary school, making "mail boxes" from shoe boxes. Decorating them with crepe paper and red contruction paper hearts. Then on Valentines day, everyone would place there mail bo on their desk and everyone would place Valentines in them.....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  16. Hi Sarah
    I love your ME decorated box collection! I also have a "thing" for decorated boxes of all kinds and find them hard to resist!
    Ann Estelle looks so pretty in pink --love her bunny!
    Hugs, Pat

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  17. Just precious, Sarah! She slept in from celebrating the year of the rabbit! :)
    I have some ME cake tattoos I want to use this week. Hope they work!

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  18. What a wonderful collection of ME tins, just adorable!

    Katherine

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  19. What an adorable collection of tins! I love the artwork and the colors are so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful Valentines!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  20. I love ME and your tins are just delightful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Becky

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  21. Wow, I love it! Thank you for sharing at Masterpiece Monday. Have a nice week! Mary :O)

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  22. Cute collection of tins...they make me smile!

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  23. I love Mary! Wonderful post, Sarah!

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  24. Thank you for your super sweet comments on my blog. I love finding new blogs and am excited to read yours.
    ~Sarah

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  25. Thank you for your super sweet comments on my blog. I love finding new blogs and am excited to read yours.
    ~Sarah

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  28. Love ME! She has such a talent and has created such endearing characters! I hope we have a very lovely time together - with my husband being a preacher I have learned I will always have to share his time - but, when we make time for each other - it is very special!
    Hope you have a marvelous Valentines!
    Kathy

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  29. What a beautiful collection of vintage items. I love all of your tins. I am especially fond of heart shaped containers.
    We usually will celebrate on the weekend before to avoid the crowds and the high prices. I already gave him a big box of Godiva chocolates which we have enjoyed for a week now (but so did my little 4 year old grandson who saw them and grabbed a few - way too sophisticated for him!)

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  30. What a beautiful collection of vintage items. I love all of your tins. I am especially fond of heart shaped containers.
    We usually will celebrate on the weekend before to avoid the crowds and the high prices. I already gave him a big box of Godiva chocolates which we have enjoyed for a week now (but so did my little 4 year old grandson who saw them and grabbed a few - way too sophisticated for him!)

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  31. Hi Sarah,

    It's always delightful to see examples from your charming collections. You always display, photograph, and describe them so beautifully!

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

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  32. As always a special ME Collection. Lovely Valentine Post and such Sweet photos! Hugs to YOU for Valentines!

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  33. Love the sweet innocent vintage look of ME. Makes me remember homemade valentiine boxes in elementary school. Fun....Linda

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  34. I love ME Valentine merchandise.

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  35. Great variety of goodies for today. I love the paper doll. I played with them in my young day, but nothing like this. Mine were cut from a Sears catalog.

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  36. love all the valentine ME stuff...sweet! Mica

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  37. Sarah, Your ME tins are perfect decor for V'tine's! All of them are so cute. And, of course, I love the Quimper candlestics (I think that's what they are) in the background! laurie

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  38. Ann Estelle is my friend too. But I only have her on paper. I miss those once a month paper dolls.

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  39. So glad you wrote this post Sarah, it is so sweet! I am still deciding on my valentine treats. It is a good reminder for me to get onto it.

    Just glancing down at your Shadow Shot....love it!

    Thanks so much for you comment on my meet/cute :)

    Jeanne xx

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  40. I love your collection of ME tins, Sarah! I would love to have just one of these, and for every ME Monday, I always see something new that I've never seen before. ME is the best!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  41. Awww....I love me Sarah! No I really do..what a cute collection. Happy Valentines day....XO

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  42. Sarah, Anne Estelle is just divine and you must tell her that her pjs are so beautiful, she should stay in them more often. MInd you - I did love her Chinese dress too!!

    Your collections amaze me. I won't show them to Beaker for fear he thinks I shall start MORE collections myself :)

    Much love

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  43. I love ME! What a cute collection. Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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  44. Cute pieces and collection! Nice ideas and tips too! Hope you'll have a great Valentine's day.

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  45. Perfect collection! Of course, ME is my favorite.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Tammy

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  46. How sweet that you have the wonderful collection of tins by ME. She is a great artist and I love all her work. I did have some of Estell paper dolls but handed them over to a six yr. old..who just adored them. I see you do too!
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Shirley

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  47. What a lovely collection of tins! And you have displayed them beautifully. The 'open it' one is so cute. Thanks for adding this to The Valentiens Party and happy Valentines Day to you.

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  48. Sarah I had to come by again. Your post just makes me smile. See me Smiling?
    Hugs..
    ´*•.¸(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    ♥•.*.*.*.Cherry*.*.*.•♥
    ♥•.*.*.*.Chick.*.*.*.•♥
    ¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

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  49. Oh my, I have that same Marry Englebreit tin box. So cute! I love her things. Very pretty pictures
    xo,
    Sena

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