♥ February ♥

here we are in February already…

magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-le-pain-signheart month…  magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-heartsI have accumulated a bit of a he♥rt collection over the years and even have a “heart” category on my blog…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-omis-heart-bench

something very precious to me is a stool Mr Magpie made many years ago and my mother painted with intentions of giving it to me (the apple tart is from the shop in the photo above with the ♥I wheely like you♥ sign…they sell wonderful organic farm bread too)…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-omis-daisies

my mutti found the stool so useful (she wasn’t quite five feet tall) that she had it in her kitchen for many years before it came to me…magpies-nest-omis-bench-built-by-jim-s

each speckle adds to the patina and charm of so many years in her pantry…patty-szymkowicz-love-always-collage

wishing you a Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover where all you need to join in the fun is to share anything related to a drink (guess what! I found a way to post photos again that can be clicked on for a closer look = hoorah!)…magpies-nest-paris-candle

as an aside a few of you have asked from previous blog posts what was inside the Paris box I have shared in photos…all is revealed above… (I was content with just the box but the candle is very nice too!)…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-heart-collage

“February, a form
Pale-vestured, wildly fair,—
One of the North Wind’s daughters,
With icicles in her hair.”
~Edgar Fawcett, “The Masque of Months,” c.1878

29 responses to “♥ February ♥

  1. So much wonderfulness to see in your post! Love your heart collection, your mother’s precious step stool, those cups of courage and peace, that tart, your beautiful altered images! I “wheely” like it all!

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  2. Dear Christie ❤ You “wheely” made me smile! Thank you so very much!!!

    oxo Patty

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Oooh you must know how much I love this “heart” filled post dear Patty!! How precious is that stool with those beautiful memories, and I love your heart play photo manipulations at the end. Happy T day !

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  4. I love all your hearts Patty. They are very pleasing shapes. And I think your stool is lovely. It must mean a lot to you-it would if it was my mother who painted it. I really like the flowers on the blue. Hope that apple tarted tasted as good as it looks. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  5. Lovely heart collection (I have few hearts too), Hearts are very symbolic – well, at least to me – … Lovely step stool … Lovely words from a lovely Friend… Thank you dear Patty for sharing… oxo

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  6. A really beautiful post with wonderful artwork

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. I always love your heart inspired posts. This one is no different. AND, I was thrilled to see that you found a way that I can enlarge your photos.

    The house in “home” is exactly like one I have, except the color of the windows and porch is different. I think I’ve shown mine before, but if not, I’ll pull it out for T one of these days.

    It never occurred to me to ask about your Paris box, but I can see why you love it AND the candle. And you have a wonderful glass as a reminder after the candle is gone.

    Your mother and I are alike. We are both about the same height. I have stools in practically every room in my house, and couldn’t reach anything if I didn’t have them.

    Thanks for sharing all your lovely hearts and your mug vignettes with us for T this first Tuesday in February.

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  8. OMG what a wonderful symphony of hearts your lovely photos and digital artworks show to us. A great pleasure to look at. The heart chair from your mum looks so nice, a very lovingly piece of remembering. Very heartwarming your spread my Dear.
    Big Hugs
    Sabine

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  9. Thanks for sharing you heARTful art and photos. That chair is so gorgeous!
    Have a day filled with love and hearts, happy T day, hugs, Valerie

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  10. You have always surprise me with all sort of inspiring stuff.

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  11. it is incredible how much effort you put in your Posts… so much beautiful things to see (and i´m happy the Pictures are clickable to enlarge again).
    i can understand your Feelings about the stool, and i also love the digi manipulations at the end. lots of different eye-candy!
    happy t-day and have a great week!

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  12. What an absolute treat of a post! I have already scrolled through twice! The stool really is a beauty! Your cups and apple pie are perfect! Hugs, Chrisx

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  13. Oh Wow, so much love in this post. Your heart collection looks beautiful Patty. Love the stool you must really treasure it as it holds lovely memories for you
    The part looked delicious I can imagine your enjoyed it with your cuppa.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

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  14. What a lovely post. Thank you for making the photos ‘clickable’ again. I love looking at your photos, there is always a lot to look at.
    Yes, you have mentioned that bread shop before. It sure looks scrummy.
    Your mum’s stool is gorgeous. What a treasure! I am very short too and have a little stool in every room that i can kick about as I reach for things. In the kitchen I have one of those plastic foldaway things that fits in the space between the units where I keep the tea trays.
    You have a beautiful heart collection. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  15. I love the stool Patty,wonderful memories for you.So many beautiful treasures in your posts.Always feel like I’m there in person. xoxoxo

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  16. What a treasure the stool is! My Mom was a shorty too, no stool, just me to reach what she couldn’t….*grin*. I really like your growing heart collection and all the different sizes and shapes and colors and…….well, I just really like it!
    Happy T-day

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  17. Such lovely treasures. Your home is filled with heart Patty.

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  18. Oh, Patty. Your stool is so precious. So meaningful. So much of the “heart.” And of course your collection — I’m not surprised you are attracted to hearts — your own is so big!

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  19. Lovely collection of hearts and art in all forms. xox

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  20. You always “wheely” make me smile with your wonderous posts and exquisite artwork! Wow, that shop looks fantastic, the sign is so much fun and I’d love to try one of those heart chocolates in the pretty red mug – ooh la la! And the apple tart is making my mouth water – Happy T Day dear Patty! Your heart collection is wonderful, especially your pretty patina stool, I now see where you get your artistic flair from, your mother painted the stool so beautifully :-). With all the wonderful memories and sentiment attached to it, I can see why it is so very precious. Wishing you a lovely week! J 🙂

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  21. I’m also very short so understand completely how that stool took it’s time leaving her house 😉 Your hearts make a fun collection. Happy T Tuesday!

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  22. i adore all your beautiful heart things — you are making the world a sweeter place! xo

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  23. You have such an eye for gathering lovely things together. The hand painted board is charming…
    Happy T day!

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  24. Eileen the Artful Crafter

    What a heartwarming post. I smile whenever I see that lovely painted stool. The provenance makes it even more touching.

    Re Life Book: Patty, you should check out some of the hummingbird interpretations in the gallery. Someone did a dove, another painted a hawk and there’s a fabulous one of three ostriches! No rules in Life Book. Do what inspires you!

    Happy T Day! xox Eileen

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  25. Ah♥♥♥ A Beautiful Heart Filled post ♥♥♥♥ Love the step stool ! It’s hard to believe that Feb is here already. Mini was a Valentine’s Day puppy so we get to celebrate her 1st birthday on that day. 🙂

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  26. That painted stool is so sweet, what a treasure! yummy looking tart with your beverages too…hmm, maybe I need to do some baking!? Love all your hearts today! ♥

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  27. I love the wheely pun. I wheely might have to use it. What wonderful ❤ things you have. the step stool is such a wonderful memory of you mom. It's my favorite color and her heart and flower design is so charming. Happy Belated T Day!

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  28. What a most lovely post! Filled with hearts and lovely photos and yummy looking dessert and of course the wonderful stool painted by your Mum! What a special special treasure Patty!
    I do hope your love month has been filled with joy and special love! xo

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  29. What a wonderful post – full of warmth, love and happiness!
    sandy xx

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