Thursday, February 19, 2009

UNUSUAL VALENTINES GIFTS

Today is Show and Tell Friday over at Kellie's

I am going to be showing what I recieved for Valentines Day.On Valentines Day the usual and most wanted gifts are Roses,Chocolate Candies,or Diamonds and Jewerly.That is what most ladies want or wish for on Valentines.Well I guess that makes me alittle unusual,although I love flowers especially roses the cut ones die in a few weeks.I love Chocolate candy too,but my hips really are not in the need of that wonderfully sweet Valentine.As for Diamonds and Jewerly,I wear a wedding ring and I love my ear rings,other than that I do not care for jewerly.I know you are asking yourself what is wrong with that woman?Valentines Day is a day of love,so if your love is going to present you with a gift of love should it not be something you like or that you will enjoy.well as for me I had just as soon have a beautiful plant that I can plant in my flower garden,or a piece of yard art to add in my flower garden or to my porch with.With my sweet husband knowing me so well after 30 years of wedded bliss he knows what kinds of things to buy for me.It is not frills,candies,or gold and silver bling.He came in off the road on Thursday before with the first of my gifts which was this awesome little blue tin man with a very pretty red heart.My husband said I saw this in the truck stop and it just said Charlotte would love to hang me on her porch,you know she would. My beautiful blue tin man with his big red heart.



Isn't he just so cool,I get to look at him hanging around everyday.


Now thses next two pictures are gift no. 2,my wonderful bottle trees.I have been wanting bottle trees for so long.I have been buying colored bottles and old bottles of any kind for the bottle tree I hope to have one day.Well on Sunday afternoon my husband says lets go to Lowes he chooses the material he wants to build the trees with.We come home and he and my son set out and make me not just1 bottle tree ,but 2 bottle trees.Old tale is That a Bottle tree will keep the bad spirits away.







Now this last pic is a Valentines gift from my son and his family.After I told him I was going to cut down the Dog Wood tree in his back yard because I did not have one at home.(Ha!Ha!)He and his wife went out on the 12th for their wedding anni. when he got home ha stopped by the house and said mama come see what I found on the side of the road,when I got on the porch I had a Dog Wood tree sitting there.Son said now you do not have to cut down our tree.(HA!HA!) So this is my wonderfully unusual Valentine gifts that I love and will be able to see each time I walk outside for years to come,You could not ask for a better Valentines gift than the ones I received from my husband and my son and his family.


Dog Wood Tree from my son and his family,can not wait to see the first time it blooms in the Spring.
Please take a stroll over to Kellie's at There is no place like home You will find many more participants there with wonderful Show and Tell post for you to read.





29 comments:

Lady Katherine said...

Love, Love the tin man! Tell Don, I want one too! lol I remember when we were all working together the crew would all chip in and buy me a Valentine's present, or a gift card to Walmart, since we were always in small towns with not Walmart. When I did get to go they would laugh for I would have a truck load. lol How wonderful of Don to build you your bottle trees! Tell your son, I thinking about a road trip to your house to cut down his tree! Maybe I would get a Dogwood tree too! lol I have English dogwood growing by Suzette's, I need to go and dig some up and plant over here! Love your Valentine's gifts!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Neat Valentine gifts! Cute tin man with the heart!

I love dogwood trees, we can't grow them here in FL!

Katherine

Jadehollow said...

Love the TinMan! He's just too cute. What I love the most.. Gifts given from the heart.. and truely all of yours were just that.
Great post. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs.
Debbie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love the bottle tree...been wanting to do that!

Jane said...

The tin man is cute. I've never heard of a bottle tree till now. The dogwood will be pretty.

Anne Fannie said...

I am in love with your blue tin man! He is so cute!
I also love your bottle tree. What a great idea, your bottles display great and it adds so much fun to your yard!
Thanks for sharing!
~Ann

Grammy said...

I love all your great gifts. You hubby and son did a great job. And put there hearts into the gifts.

Hootin' Anni said...

I so love the Tin Man!!!!!

My show n tell this week is the final showing of my troll doll collection, from the tiniest to the 'oldest' couple. Do stop by if you can....and, have a great weekend.

Graham said...

Hi
We colour Bottles in the UK and this year produced a range of Heart Shaped Bottles in Reds and Clear so that people could use for sending messages to each other or fill with some home made brew. Picture can be seen at
http://www.colouredbottles.co.uk/store//home.php?cat=620

Candy said...

I am with you 100 percent on V. gifts. I too collect bottles. I will have to post soon how I use them in my yard. I am also saving to build a bottle house in my back yard.
Love the tin man. Many years ago I had the kids make these at Vacation Bible School (I am the craft lady) and my son's hangs out on the front fence and has turned a nice rustic brown. Thanks for stopping by...
Have a great day, Candy

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a lucky woman you are to have a dh who brings you such gifts from the heart.

The tin man is my favorite--he is so cute! I ♥ Dogwood trees, too.

Hope you have a good weekend☺

Walking on Sunshine... said...

How unusual are those bottle trees! I have never seen them before! Love the robot, reminds me of Lost in Space and my hubby loves that show!! Does he make much noise when the wind blows?? Thanks for sharing!

JudyBug said...

Love the tin man with his little red heart sticking out for all the world to see. Adorable!

Kristen said...

It is so much better to get gifts you really want than trite trinkets that mean nothing. You are a lucky woman to have people who know and love you so well.

Smilingsal said...

I like that your family understands how to give gifts of LOVE for Valentine's Day. How did you miss Blue Monday with that one? Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

Alice said...

I love all your gifts! How wonderful! I've always wanted red bud trees - can't remember their real name - maybe I could suggest that to my husband for the next holiday. His birthday is coming up soon. Maybe he would get them for me for his birthday present :O). The bottle trees are unique, never seen them before, but I do have some old bottles in neat colors. And I have good sunlight in my yard. That might be an idea to pursue also. Thanks for some great ideas.

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Kelli said...

What a wonderful tin man and a very sweet gifts from your husband and son!
~Kelli

Linda C said...

Such sweet gifts from the heart! Love the blue Tinman- so clever! What someone can make out of tin cans- great recyling:)

Thanks for sharing your gifts with us:)

Linda C

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I love gifts that keep on giving. One year my husband ask me what I wanted for my anniversary, I told I wanted a load of cow manure and pine straw for all my flower beds. Guess what, that's what I got. Loved it. You know Laurel will be hosting the World Series this year in August. I'll be there, I signed up to be a food vendor in November. Our booth will be Eatza Pizza, you must look for me.

I do hope you'll join me Friday for "Project Friday". I just know with your talents, you have lots of projects going. You could do a garden project. I can tell you love the outside, with that bottle tree and little tin man. I love your red house,cute,cute. Have a great day Rosemarie

Treasia said...

Isn't it wonderful to get gifts that you really appreciate instead of something you don't? Love the tin man. That dogwood tree is going to be beautiful when it blooms.

Lora said...

What fun gifts! I love dogwood trees, too!

Jean said...

I'm with you, nothing like gifts that last a lifetime! Great post!

Lisa said...

Gifts with a lot of thought behind them are the best kind. Your family knows what you like, that says it all. :)

Carla said...

That is from the heart! Isn't it great to have someone who knows what you want and isn't all upset if its not the 'norm'? I don't like cut flowers because with that money I could buy a REAL plant that has a future, and hubby knows that, I don't want candy because I have no self control, so I understand your joy! Love your tin man, you bottle trees, and your dogwood! Enjoy:)

Susie Homemaker said...

I would be happy with all those fabulous gifts too...I feel the same about the flowers and jewelry.
The candy though...arghh, can't resist!

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Belinda said...

Awwwww...the tin man is so cute! And how great that your husband chose him for you, all by himself, with no help from you! He knew you would love it! I, myself, have to admit I'm a sucker for any kind of flowers, but I've been known to get horse tack for lots of special occasions, including Valentine's Day, so yep...I can certainly get into the "unconventional" gifts too! :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That tin man is toooooo cute! your bottle trees turned out great, and you don't have to water them! I love Dogwoods. Glad you didn't have to sneak over and cut down your son's. laurie

Raising Olives said...

I love the tin man, so cute!

Blessings,
Kimberly

Lisa Ann said...

Love the tin man! I don't care for the traditional Valentine's Day gifts either. I would much rather have something that I love.