Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day in France is very much for lovers - even more so than in the UK. We don't send cards to lots of people, as I think you do in the USA. It's fun to see how it's celebrated in different ways around the world - and it is particularly lucrative for underwear salespeople here in France, I should think, judging from the advertising... So, last night I made a jam tart and decorated it for the boys - rather forgetting that jam isn't like fruit in a pie, and you really don't want TOOOO much of it!
This morning the breakfast table was decorated with some yummy Italian heart-shaped biscuits - Ben was travelling between Turin and Rome last week, for work... Thank you, Ben! And my contribution was this twig heart, made from the twigs he'd trimmed from his grape vine this winter.
I do have another small present on order from Amazon for him - ain't that just the way?
Happy Valentine's Day to you, however you celebrate it!

12 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Such nice homespun touches you have made for this special day.

Happy Valentines Day to you and your family.

VintageVicki said...

A proper queen of hearts tart - looks scrummy :)

For once I wasn't at the mercy of Amazon for MrVV as we went to real shops yesterday!! Makes a pleasant change.

arts4all said...

Lovely tart - so happy with the red and all the little biscuits!! The vine wreath is very festive, too. You'll see my valentine to visitors on my blog ;-0

Elizabethd said...

Jam tart...very British somehow! It looks extremely tasty.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

I love your heart! It reminds me of one I made for Christmas one year. Valentines Day isn't big over here. I guess it's for the young really. I think many are getting away from the commercial aspect of it too and making small differences like your homemade pie instead of bought gifts.

Lululiz said...

The twig heart is wonderful, I hope you will keep it displayed all year round!

beck said...

Ooh I love the look of your jam tart..yum! xo

Fat Dormouse said...

How romantic you all are - the best I managed was a bag of three types of chocklits for us both to share...And Mr D said "You don't need a soppy card to remind you that I love you, do you...and if you do, can you make me one?!" Ah, how sweet he is?!!
No, I don't NEED a card, but... Never mind. I know he does.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely, homemade Valentines Day! The tart looks yummy, and I love the twig heart!

The Curious Cat said...

Ooo I do love your tart- it is very pretty! Kind of reminds me of that nursery rhyme about the queen of hearts! it does look mighty french too! Happy Valentine's day - belatedly!!! xxx

Heidi said...

Very nice Momma....I had a quiet dinner at home with family also....the big thing over here is cards, Roses and dinner out!! all of which I did not get. The dinner out may have been nice, what do you think?

Suzy Gaby and Maud said...

Hi Floss
It looks like you had a good Valentine's day. It's so true what you said about how differently Valentine's day is celebrated throughout the world. It comes as no surprise to me that the French will focus heavily on the lingerie gifts :-) Generally, they will also be prepared to spend more on the make of underwear than the British... Isabelle x