Saturday, 14 February 2009

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day Everyone

I've managed to find time to get to the computer as Hubby has taken Master T to his cricket training.

He bought me this beautiful Victorian Pin / Trinket Tin - its so lovely.

Thats Cupid in the middle and the one cherub is passing a ring to the other. Around the sides are alternate dragonflies and roses.

Dragonflies, or damselflies, were connected to Freya the Norse goddess of love, fertility and warfare.
The paired bodies of mating dragonflies form the shape of a heart, perhaps being the source for that modern symbol of love.

It still has the old fabric in the lid of the box. I have wondered if it is a betrothal box and would have held a ring?

If anyone knows anything about these I would love to be enlightened.

I'm going to curl up in front of the telly now and eat my lovely chocolates that I had in my Valentines swop.

Colin is still doing ok - well really well - he is practising his flying quite a lot and is getting bigger hourly !!


Thecraftytrundler said...

Sweet little tin! Glad to hear that Colin is improving more each day!! I think warmer weather will help him even more too.

Have a lovely weekend : )

Sharon xx

Shabby Chick said...

I'm not sure about the little tin but it's a wonderful find. How lovely of your husband to buy it for you :)

Enjoy the choccies! xxx

The sewing room said...

Sweet little tin very romantic,glad Collin is getting better every day.

Have a great weekend best wishes Pat

Hollypop's said...

What a lovely little tin, I'm glad to hear Colin is doing well.
Enjoy the weekend.

rachel the krafty girl said...

im so glad to hear that colins getting better

im just hoping that it got delayed or something =(

time will tell i guess.

thats such a thoughtful valentines present!and so pretty

maria clara said...

hola ! tengo un regalito para ti en mi blog !! saludos !!

Tatty Mum said...

What a beautiful little box/tin such a thoughtful gift.

glad collins doing well.

Hope you enjoy the choccies.

Joanne xx

Tilly said...

What a gorgeous tin and with all the right motifs for Valentine's Day. What a fab find!

Lavender hearts said...

Hehehe, I was just wondering! :-) I just noticed you spelt it mom instead of mum!

Sal said...

It's beautiful! What a lovely gift! ;-)

LittleGem said...

Hiya, hope you had a lovely valentines :) Thankyou for your suggestion for my chest of drawers. I think they definitely need some sort of makeover XX
P.S very cute little tin x

Ali ~ Betty & Violet said...

What a gorgeous Valentine's gift ~ you have a very 'tuned in' hubby!
Love your blog and the fact that your grandmother is also a 'Violet'!

Thecraftytrundler said...

Would you please have a look at my blog, if you would like some lemonade!!!????

Sharon xx

Kim McBirnie said...

I love that tin, it is simply wonderful - lucky you! I can't complain, I actually got a pass out on valentine's day - I spent it in York on a crochet course with my dad and sister!
Kim xx

Rosesposes said...

so sweet , I love the name Colin for your new guest!. he sounds very sweet x Dom