A Valentine’s Day Surprise


My oldest daughter who lives with me enjoys having a surprise gift display which I’ll see as I go into the kitchen for breakfast.  This was on the table this morning as my Valentine gift.  I hoped to have better pictures with blue skies and sunshine outside, but by the time I got the camera, the skies had darkened and two to four inches more snow are expected within the next hour or two.

The trivet has her hand-embroidered piece of Dan Patch (an old  famous trotting horse) which she designed and the stitching is tiny, tiny.  The entire piece is only 3-1/2 inches square.


She included a custard cup for my growing collection of Harker Hot Oven vintage items.  It’s filled with some of my favorite chocolates.


Everything is setting on a vintage dresser scarf which my daughter embroidered and then added a crocheted edging.


Everything just goes together to make the most charming Valentine.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

17 thoughts on “A Valentine’s Day Surprise”

  1. Happy Valentines Day, Lillian! What a wonderfully thoughtful & talented daughter you’ve raised.

    I’ve just gotten rid of my DH’s kids, who were visiting from AU…who were not anywhere near as thoughtful & considerate as YOURS!!! I may write up a blog post on what NOT to do when you’re a house guest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. What a delightful Valentine surprise! I knew one or the other or both daughters would do something, and this is just lovely. They always put so much time and thought into their gifts to you.

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