Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hearts and Hope



Wikipedia tells us that the heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral and even intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are extremely prevalent symbols representing love...




I am gathering bits and pieces to try to create a little art and some favors for Valentine's day...



Pretty lace doilies, bits of red and pink ribbons and papers...



Looking through my vintage Valentine's Day cards and postcards...



It feels good to be rummaging through my collections...thinking about my friends and family, how much I love them and how fun it is to try to please and delight them...



...and while I do this my husband is in the next room watching TV and ...
...I hear the continuing coverage of the terrible situation in Haiti...



...where people are still holding on to hope...





Hearts and Hope for our friends in Haiti...

I hope that the week ahead brings some good news in the relief effort to those suffering people.
As I go about my comfortable life, keenly aware of my many blessings, I will keep the people of Haiti in my prayers and do what I can to help.

I hope that it is a peaceful and calm week for each of you.
:) Laura

The red bunny pictured above is a creation of the talented Lori Ann Corelis.

39 comments:

Debby said...

This is such a beautiful post. I have enjoyed reading this and seeing all the beautiful goodies.
Debby

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Beautiful post. Its heartbreaking what has happened in Haiti.
~Amy

Tracey said...

Beautiful post Laura!!! Of course my heart goes out to the people in Haiti...

I coffee stained some of those little white doilie hearts today, after seeing the tea stained ones in Somerset Life :)

Have a great week!

:) T

. said...

What beautiful expressions of love...in your words and your photos!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh, I just love that bunny! Love it. Want it. Now! I'm a new follower and so glad I found you!

cityfarmer said...

I just ♥ hearts ...

Rustique Gallery said...

This is a sweet post and pictures. I love to see what you will come up with next! I send my prayers to Haiti, too. love, Sherry

Florence said...

I think all our hearts are filled with prayers for those in Haiti along with those who are here waiting to know the fate of their loved ones. Big Hugs and lots of love goes to everyone from my corner of the world. Loved all the vintage valentines, I think that is one of my most favorite times of the year. Florence

Anita said...

Thanks for naming the creator of the rabbit. He is calling my name :)

Loui said...

Laura..
again..
another beautiful Heartfelt post!!
warm hugs..
Loui♥

Jackie said...

An adorable post!

north pal said...

when you think about it,we are truly blessed and should pray for the people in Haiti. they have a world of hurt. pray for them and thank you laura for reminding us of those who are in this tragic situation. we have much abundance. Bestest, Denise

The French Bear said...

Beautiful post Laura, you are so compassionate and kind. I feel so sad for the situation in Haiti, it seems so bleak, I pray for them all but especially the children......

Don't you just love Lori Ann's work? I have a few of her bunnies, I can't always get to the web site for her sales so when I do it feels like I hit the jackpot!!! Her red bunnies and bears are so fabulous. My hope is to someday make beautiful bears like hers, she does inspire me!
Hugs,
Margaret B

deb said...

Beautiful Post Laura...I am so glad I found your wonderful blog and now I am going over to check out them bunnies!

BellaRosa said...

Laura amor, beautiful post...The situation in Haiti is in fact heartbreaking...my heart goes out to everyone there. Your pictures are lovely and that bunny is adorable! I love all your vintage valentines...I think I have 2 :) Are you finally home now or still have a few days left at work? Besos, Rose

Lisa said...

Beautiful post! I too have been madly cleaning my house with the news in the background. I am heart broken over all the little ones and really mad about all the News reports over there taking up food and water!! Really I don't get them sometimes. ABC for one has ALL of their people there!? You always have the beset pictures to go with what you are saying!! I knew that bunny was one of Lori's! She is a dear. I have a super sweet pink bear with a huge strawberry. I ADORE it. One of my favorite pieces. Your bunny is spectacular!!
Hugs, Lisa

T's Daily Treasures said...

So beautiful! I love all the images and know that you will create some beautiful Valentines goodies with all your bits and pieces. Lovely vintage cards, hearts, bunny. Sweet thoughts. Wishing you a week of blessings, a day of peace and joy! Tammy

Dar said...

Love all the hearts...especially the tin with the heart ornament, the red bunny and of course, the vintage cards. Prayers go out to our Haitian friends...how horrible for them to experience. God love them all.
Blessings Be Yours

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Beautifully said, both with words and images.

Anne

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
It's such a terrible tragedy and reminds me of the tsunami back in 2004.. so much loss on such a grand scale!! very sad...

I love everything you have gathered here today... just lovely!! The red bunny is so unusual.. i love him and the card above him...

Have a good week Laura.. catch you soon xx Julie

Kristopher K said...

wonderful post

manon 21 said...

très beau post Laura.
merci

Manon

Rostrose said...

Dearest Laura, once more I get to know one of you wonderful collections - your Valentine's-postcards are fascinating and very pretty! In Austria Valentine's Day has not a really strong tradition (but like Halloween they found out that it could bring money so it is becoming a booming branch of industry) ... nevertheless there are some "core characteristics" of this day which seem to be worth to celebrate it!
Hugs, Traude

Val said...

that's a beautiful post.We feel sad for the situation in Haiti and you talk about that with your heart!thanks
val

Desde mi ventana said...

Beautiful post and plain of emotion and feeling. We hope that the help of the world is coming to all that need in Haiti.
Saludos

Lululiz said...

Your posts always touch us in so many ways.

Theresa said...

Prayers for all in Haiti! Love all the heart collections, that bunny is precious! The vintage valentine cards are so pretty. Enjoy your Monday!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

A most beautiful post, Laura.

Ange said...

Some philosophies still use the heart to represent the mind. I think if we all did this - the world may be a more loving and giving place. And dare I think that many of the world's atrocities would never have occured, if we were in touch with a heart/soul-mind. Something else to hope for.
Your collections are wonderful as always
Affectueusement
A

~~Carol~~ said...

Such a beautiful post! Every time I watch the news, I wonder what it would be like to have that going on right outside my window. I'm unable to even imagine it, it's too horrible.
Blessings,
Carol

Lori Ann C. said...

Beautifully said Laura. Hope and prayers are truly needed for the people of Haiti. I am humbled that you included one of my bunnies in your "hope" post . . . thank you!
Lori Ann

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

HOPE...that's definitly going to be the definition of the year 2010 isnt it.

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Beautiful post. Lovely words and pictures.

Mayflower said...

What a hartwarming post Laura, spoken from the heart, I 'll hope with you that there comes a little light in the darkness of the people of Haïti.
Lovely greetings from Mea

GlitterGlimps said...

Hi hi,

Lovely, just LOVELY! Your blog is gorgeous as well. I LOVE it.

~*~ saskia ~*~

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Really love your blog, and thanks for visiting ours. Valentine's Day is so very close...guess we better get busy!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

Rosemary said...

You have a great week too Laura!
Rosemary

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Laura! I cannot stop thinking to Haiti and to all faboulous babies and kids! I'd like to adopt them all!!!
You made a beautiful and sweet post my romantic friend! About socks...Rob is a so wonderful person that I could stand him even in white socks!!!
Big hugs and a nice new week!
Vale

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hey Laura,
Love the new photo techniques too. Stayed home yesterday and played with my sewing machine! NO computer!
xo,
Carole