Friday, February 13, 2009

This Years Valentine & Some Teacher Appreciation

For as long as I can remember, I've been my daddy's valentine. Last year he started a new tradition of giving me an old valentine (instead of a box of chocolate) to add to my collection.
Although the chocolate was always a special treat, I LOVE getting a special Valentine to display. This year, I actually received 3 valentines from my daddy but only took pictures of two since one needs a little repair. The one pictured up top was made in Germany. Isn't the detail is amazing? The valentine below was also made in Germany and features the cutest children!
Today, was the teacher appreciation Valentine's Day box lunch celebration at Sydney's school. I signed up to make 2 lunches. The lady in charge told me this is one of the staffs favorite events since they love to see what comes in. After she told me that, I wondered why I signed up... I always psych myself out hoping I can come up with something creative.
Anyways, this is what I made..... first, the menu
I found the basket at a thrift store, and created a collage for the top using fabric scraps, a copy of a vintage valentine, and various embellishments.
The second basket was also a thrift store find. This one I spray painted red and added a collage to it as well.
I purchased the cute frozen Charlotte image from Kristin at Retro Cafe Art . Make sure you check out her store, she has lots of fun stuff to play and create with.
And, here's a peek at the lunch....
This turned out to be a fun project.
Just our little contribution, to show a teacher that we appreciate the job they do.


Diane Mars said...

Ok you are a very creative woman and I bet those teachers loved your creation, great ideas. Happy Valentines Day. Oh yes darling gifts from you daddy, great idea.
Hugs, Diane

cottage farm villa said...

How sweet that you are your daddy's valentine! That is so very special.

Have a beautiful day! ~Cheryl

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Karoline ~ You are as creative with this beautiful item as you are with vintage chenille! I love it!

Just wanted to stop by and say "Happy Valentine's Day" to you, your precious little girls and hubby too!

Stop by my blog, I am having a "Valentine's Day Blog Party" with a very special giveaway in honor of my friend, Ag!


islander said...

That teacher will feel so special! The time and creativity you put into those lunches make a huge statement! You'll be the talk of the staff room!!

Wendy said...

What a great idea and a wonderful way to make a teacher feel loved. You are so talented. I'm a new reader to your blog. It's so fun and inspiring. And hey, I live in Arlington, WA! Ü

Secondhandrose said...

Your daddy is so sweet! What a fun idea for the teachers! I would love to get your lunch baskets. I especially like the collage with the frozen charlotte. Nice job.

LiLi M. said...

Happy Valentine's day to you Karoline. What great idea of your father. Chocolates don't last, at least at my place...but those cards, each with a memory of that special year are going to be real memento's. Love the baskets!

Anonymous said...

Such sweet ideas Karoline. You always have the best....ideas, that is. And those Valentines are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Those valentines are so sweet! Thank you for sharing. The teacher appreciation gift is darling! I'm sure the teacher really appreciated your appreciation, LOL! Happy Belated Valentine's Day to you and yours! :)

Lori said...

Oh sear, I can only hope you recieved something adorable for you after such a precious teachers gift!!! You did a beautiful job!!! Lori

KatCollects said...

I just found your blog, and this post about your Dad is so so sweet. And your teacher lunches were so sweet, I bet they were the favorite ones there! I will be back to read through your blog more.