Pink Saturday

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Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting.  Bev is featuring my blog today.  Thank you so much Bev, you are always full of surprises.

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A love letter is a romantic way to express feelings of love in written form.

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Delivered by hand or by mail or romantically left in a secret location.
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Poetry and the sonnets by William Shakespeare are often quoted within a love letter.
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Sometimes lipstick kisses can be seen on the letter,

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sealed with a kiss.

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Pretty stationery and special envelopes only add to the romance of a love letter.

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Sometimes the letter is scented with lovely perfume.

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Soft and Cute backMy mother told me that during WW II the women often slept with their love letters underneath their pillows, in hopes that they would dream of their lovers who were overseas.

DSC09013I recently found love letters from 1894.  Special keepsakes especially for Valentine's Day.


Love letters are such a wonderful keepsake.  Whether adding a ribbon and stacking them for decoration or slipping them into a card or Valentine for someone letters are always lovely.

Another good idea is to stop by and visit my friend Nancy, from My Crafty Little Page. I am sure she will have a lovely Pink Saturday post for you to enjoy.

letter for post threeThe adorable Danny Kaye is singing the song for this post, My Heart Knows A Lovely Song.

pink bird and heartP.S.  Please take home any images from this post for your personal use.
Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations for being profiled on Beverly's Pink Saturday post today, Karen! Your blog is always a pleasure to visit. I love your artwork and all the wonderful antique books and papers you share with us on your blogs.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Loved your post, Karen! The little birdie is adorable! Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday to you. Enjoy your weekend.


My Crafty Little Page said...

Thank you, Karen. I read your feature earlier on Beverly's blog. That is so nice. What an amazing find those love letters. I have the letters my husband, then fiancee, and I sent back and forth to each other - I hope someone like you finds them someday! Have a wonderful, creative weekend. xoxo Nancy

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Wonderful post! Love letters are so romantic! My hubby once gave me a book full of copies of vintage love letters. I tell him it's the best gift he ever gave me. Happy PS!

Char said...

Congratulations on being featured. Your painting is beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

thestonerabbit said...

I agree with all of the wonderful things Beverly said about you! You are such a terrific blogger and such an incredible talent!!

THANK YOU for sharing your work with us........L, Dana

bj said...

Hi, Karen, what a lovely pink post. I love it all.
I have my Great Aunt Bettie's love letters from my Great Uncle Bryson. How blessed I am...You probably can see that I will do another post of them for....VALENTINE'S DAY. :))
HUGS, bj

LV said...

A very pretty pink post for today. Beverly picked a good one to feature. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Donnie said...

You well deserve to be featured. You have a beautiful blog and are just the sweetest thing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Marie said...

Dearest Karen - you've brought happiness to my heart...your post is so lovely & wonderful.

I'm a new follower from Beverly's Pink Saturday.

Would love for you to visit my new blog:

Thank you & Happy Pink New Year!

Marydon said...

G'eve Karen ~ Lovely feature for you ... your artwork is just lovely.

Have a happy PS weekend ~

very merry vintage style said...

Hi and congratulations on your feature at Pink Saturday! Beautiful images.. love the pink birds and how sweet that you invite others to enjoy them.

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Karen. Congratulations of being featured this week. You post is very pretty. I love the font. I don't seem to have many choices on my blog fonts. The United States Post Office will love you for promoting the art of writing letters and sending them with a stamp. Thanks for stopping by and leaving nice comments. My real PS post is scheduled to post at midnight. Details for my give away are in the post.

CailinMarie said...

oh what a sweet post! just pretty and fun and lovely!
Happy Pink Saturday-

Dru said...

What a lovely post! I recently found a packet of vintage cards written by a gentleman to the woman he was courting and then later married - birthday, anniversary, etc. They are so beautiful and I will treasure them always. Thanks for sharing with us today. Happy Pink Saturday!

Regina said...

Delightful one.
Happy Pink Saturday.

" My Pink "

Jeanne said...

Hello Karen, I really enjoyed reading your featured blog on Beverly's post. I have to say I was familiar with your beautiful artistic blog and have loved it for a long time. I know I am not so faithful to visit but when I do find some time to visit I always scroll down to see what I have missed. Today I enjoyed your darling Pink Saturday post and the love letters are treasures no matter who wrote them. Love like that is always inspiring. We have our parents love letters and it is a joy to read them. They loved each other for 47 years together. Then my mom went to heaven. The love letters you shared and posted sure brought back the memory of my parent's love for each other.

I also loved the blizzard post. Boy, you really had snow. Your memories are mine too. Snow forts, snowmen and sledding is a fond memory for me too. We lived in MI then. Lots of snow. Smile

Then Betsy McCall and paper dolls. Gosh it seems like life was so much simpler then. I love you paper doll outfits.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Hugs, Jeanne

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful post Karen! I love the look of a stack of love letters tied up with ribbon. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sarah said...

I love The Court Jester...yay! :) I also loved your images...very cute!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Karen, what a simply beautiful blog you have..I love the images and can only imagine what is written on those love letters!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, sweet friend. It makes me smile to come here and see so many know your kind heart well. You are a gift to all of us.

And, love letters make me happy. When I was a young girl, I thought lipstick kisses were so romantic. I remember practicing making lipstick kisses.

LizlovesVintage said...

What a beautiful Pink Sat. post!
xx Liz

marysrosecottage said...

Congrats on being profiled this Saturday. About the WW2 loveletters. I found a cache of my parents letters from that era. Some of the the letters were funny to me because Daddy wanted Mama to write EVERY day and then fussed because she included such mundane things as how many quarts of tomatoes they canned that day. Mama told him it was hard to think of anything interesting to talk about EVERY day. And yet some of the letters showed a romantic side of my father I never new existed. I have saved all of the letters, not only because it is a link to my parents whom are both deceased now but also a family history of the people that surrounded their lives.
Your art work is beautiful and soothing at the same time. I enjoy visiting here often.

Kathy said...

Lovely, romantic post. Lovely birds and I'd love to have come across old love letters.
Happy Pink Saturday,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest friend, your choice of words with your art are always well organized and perfectly communicated...I can FEEL THE LOVE!!!! HAPPY DAY dear, Anita

Custom Comforts said...

So beautiful and creative!!! You never fail to inspire with your lovely creations. Thanks for sharing.

Kellie Collis said...

The love letters are too sweet! Just like the pinks! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Carol at Serendipity said...


What a nice profile on Bev's Pink Saturday. Your artwork is exquisite and I always enjoy my visits to your blog.

Happy Pink Saturday!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the fact that Beverley selected you to profile today, Karen! And what a lovely post. Enjoyed every word, every photo, every drawing, and Danny Kaye, too!

Sending you much love on this beautiful Saturday...


Sheila :-)

P.S. I actually fell asleep last night in my chair, Karen, waiting for your blog to load! When I woke up, all I could do was creep to my bed and fall in. So I'm back! I have to check, though, and make sure I didn't write something unintelligible in my tired stuppor. One never knows. ;-)

Light and Voices said...

Just curious, where did you find the letters from the 1800s? Your post was very intereting this week.
Joyce M

Susie Jefferson said...

I love your delicate watercolours - so pretty, and such wonderful colouring. Happy Pink Saturday, and congratulations on being the Featured Blog (well deserved). Hugs from the UK

LaVerne said...

Karen, such a lovely post...I once bought an estate sale batch of cards that spanned many years...valentines, birthday, anniversary, Christmas "to my Husband" and an equal nuumber "to my Wife". the artwork and style looked like they were from maybe the 50's to the 70's or even 80's...but not a single one was signed...? Isn't that strange...I have imagined that each included a letter instead of a signature. The music was reallly nice...I had forgotten that Danny Kaye could sing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Beautiful images!!! Thanks for them we are making Valentine's at church....m....

Holly said...

Hi Karen~
Stopping by your blog has been a real treat! I am scrapbook challenged, so it was even more fun for me to see all that you created. I am going to use your Alice in Wodnerland - one of my favorite stories. Thank you for stopping by my place. I appreciate it so much!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Sarah Knight said...

Those are some pretty pinks : )

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

You bring tears to my eyes with this post. Friend, you are the best. Your art, the subject so dear. Thank-you. Blessings.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I can always count on your post being so fun and pretty Karen. Love letters!....I have never found any and if I did, I don't think I would read them. I do have the stack Bobby G. wrote me though and yes they are tied up with a pink ribbon. :) How wonderful that you were profiled this week. You are a special lady. xoxo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Karen, this is such a pretty pink post. I love reading any old letters, but love letters are especially endearing. You pictures, as always, are so pretty, and it is so generous of you to share them. laurie

koralee said...

What a beautiful beautiful post....I love the art and the words...if I borrow an image I will link back to you my friend...thank you! xo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Karen,
Such a sweet post. I adore your water colored love birds..How do you do it! your posts are so pretty! You are one very talented lady..
I am a hopeless romantic for sure, I love all love stories and cry during every hallmark commercial. I enjoyed your post so much.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth