Love letters, chocolate, and flowers, just a few of the little things you could give or get from your Valentine. I will be giving all of the above to my dear husband as well as other Valentine’s in my life.
I received this beautiful book a few years ago from my husband, it is called Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion by Michelle Lovric.
It is a beautifully written book of poems, beautiful art, and copied love letters that were tracked down by the author in libraries and museums all over the world. Each one in the writers own hand, with the harried writing, the crossed out thoughts, each placed in envelopes for the reader to take out and peruse. I love that part of the book the most, it is like opening a piece of history. There are letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo, Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett, Mary Wollstoncroft to William Godwin and many more.
Chocolates are another favorite gift for Valentine’s Day. Do you have a favorite? Do you like getting chocolates?
Beautiful flowers are always an option, roses are classic loved by many. I personally love white tulips, those are a bit hard to find in February.
What about some heart shaped cookies?
Or my personal favorite, a cupcake or two with butter cream frosting!
Butter Cream Frosting
1 cup of salted butter
3 teaspoons of vanilla
4 cups of powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
Place room temperature butter into your bowl and beat until very creamy. Add powdered sugar and beat on high. Add vanilla and a tablespoon at a time of the whipping cream until the frosting is the consistency of the frosting that you like. If you want it more spreadable than add more cream.
What did you think of Downton Abbey? Oh my goodness, Lavinia died? Now things for Mary and William are definitely taking an interesting turn. Frankly, Mary sometimes grates on my nerves because she is such a snob? Oh my goodness, the cliff hanger of Bates getting arrested. I do not want him to be guilty. I want him to be happy. I cannot believe that next week is the last episode for this season, how soon does the next one start? I love quality programing, thank goodness for Public Television.
Have a great day! And a great week!