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How can it be that we've
turned the calendar to a new month?
February 2 ~ Groundhog Day
Punxsutawney Phil and other famous groundhogs
around did not see their shadows this morning.
According to legend,
"There is no shadow to be cast; an early spring is forecast!"
Detail of Vintage Ball Gown of San Antonio, TX Fiesta Queen
February 8 ~ Chinese New Year 2016
Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is one of the
most important celebrations for the Chinese.
2016 ~ Year of the Monkey
February 9, 2016 ~ Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday.
Wearing a mask and costume is common for celebrating
Mardi Gras along with parades and lots of merry making!
Victorian Valentine ~ Private Collection
February 14, 2016 ~ Valentine's Day
Saint Valentine's Day has evolved through the years
to be associated with romantic love and gifts of
valentine cards, chocolate, flowers, or some romantic item.
Alice's Key, 2011 by Beth Fisher, Gypsy Fish Studio
The "chef" holds the key to my heart
and surprises me with gifts in his own time.
He is a romantic who doesn't believe in contrived holidays.
Star Quilt, c1880 ~ Uncle Sam Doll by Saundra Slagle
February 15, 2016 ~ Presidents' Day
Presidents' Day is a US federal holiday
held on the third Monday of February
to honor the Presidents of the United States.
Porcelain Heart Boxes ~ Gifts From The Chef
That about sums it
up for the month ahead.
Red Geraniums ~ Nice, France
I'd like to give a shoutout to my blogging friend,
Jenna @ The Painted Apron.
Antique Cooper Pudding Moulds and Mary Engelbreit Tin, c1983
Great idea, Genna!
Look for future monthly posts dedicated to each specific month.
Also a special thank you to Patience Brewster for allowing
me to use the photo of her wonderful painting for Groundhog Day.
Visit Patience Brewster, Inc HERE for gifts for your valentine.