A DAY FOR LOVE



TODAY IS THE DAY FOR LOVERS. THIS IS A POST DEDICATED TO THE THINGS I LOVE MOST, AND IMAGES I LIKE, TOO. HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM!



THERE ARE MANY TALES OF ST. VALENTINE'S DAY. SOME SAY IT CARRIES BACK TO THE  MARRIAGE OF ZEUS AND HERA, SOME SAY IT HONORED JUNO, ROMAN GODDESS OF WOMEN AND MARRIAGE. MY FAVORITE IS THE STORY OF THE PRIEST FROM 260AD, VALENTINUS WHO BETRAYED EMPEROR CLAUDIUS BY MARRYING YOUNG LOVERS AGIANST THE EMPEROR'S WISHES. THE EMPEROR SAID IT MADE FOR "BAD" SOLDIERS. BUT THE PRIEST CONTINUED, MARRYING CHRISTIANS AND NON-CHRISTIANS, AND SOLDIERS UNDER COVER OF NIGHT. HE WAS JAILED AND LATER BEHEADED. WHILE IN JAIL, HE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE JAILER'S DAUGHTER AND ON THE NIGHT OF HIS DEATH, HE PASSED HER A NOTE THAT SAID, "FROM YOUR VALENTINE."
(History.com, news.puggal.com)





GODDESS OF LOVE.




VINTAGE VICTORIAN VALENTINES.



To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,
And dupp'd the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5





MY HUBBY.


LOTS OF KITTIES !


















MY 18 YEAR OLD BITTY-BITTY.



MY MOM AND DAD.



(My Dad wearing one of my thrifted hats!)



MY OTHER MOM AND DAD.



PHOTOGRAPHY.



THRIFTED GOODIES FOR BOHEMIANS !



LOVELY GOWNS FROM FASHIONS PAST.



SYMBOLS OF LOVE FROM ALL KINDS OF PLACES.




LADIES AND LETTERS.
I LOVE GETTING CARDS AND WRITING LETTERS ON REAL STATIONARY.



CAMEOS.



ANTIQUE MALLS.
AND THRIFT STORES!



THE CLASSIC EMBRACE.



GEISHA STYLES.









GOTHIC ART.



THE STYLISH MATA HARI, ALLEGED DOUBLE AGENT OF WWI.




THE ONE AND ONLY
 STYLISH BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.


THE GREATEST FORBIDDEN LOVE OF ALL TIME,
BUFFY AND ANGEL!
(Yep, I'm a geek.)

LOTS OF CHOCOLATE !



CLEVER PEOPLE WHO AREN'T AFRAID TO SPEAK THEIR MIND.


TRUE BEAUTY.




STYLISH BEAUTY AND GRACE!
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CONFIDENT BEAUTY.


GREAT SHOES !



PRETTY SHOES.
(That offer great DIY ideas!)






GREAT COLORFUL SHOES.
(Almost as good as chocolate!)


FUNKY CLOGS

DANSKO HAND-PAINTED CLOGS by Swanx.



YA GOTTA LOVE A FLORAL UGG !


GREAT INNOVATORS  LIKE IRIS APFEL.

SLEEPING LATE.











FUN
HATS!!!



AND BLING!


AUTHENTIC CLOTHING AND GREAT CRAFTSMANSHIP.


LOVELY RENDERINGS OF BEAUTY.


GREAT MUSIC WITH MEANINGFUL LYRICS.
DAMN GOOD BLUES!




BY LUCINDA WILLIAMS.









COOL CONCERTS.



WOMEN WITH ALOT OF SOUL.




CHRIS CORNELL.






DANIELLE RECK ART.




IRIS APFEL'S CLOTHING ART.
(Photo by Bruce Weber)



BOHEMIAN STYLES.


CLEVER PEOPLE.




GIA.


AND MOST OF ALL, HOPE.


I COULD GO ON FOREVER, BUT THESE ARE THE THINGS I LOVE MOST.
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE JOURNEY.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
*RETRO REVA*

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