Thinking of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2015

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Valentine’s Day: noun
a holiday that reminds spouses to do the romantic stuff that they should be doing anyway.

I had to chuckle when I recently saw this definition online about Valentine’s Day  ( I paraphrased it just a tad.)  While there is certainly  truth in this statement, I like to think that Valentine’s Day is for everyone to enjoy (especially the movies)!

Pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a candy kiss, curl up on the couch, and read my not-overly serious, and at times random, thoughts on this day before Valentine’s Day, 2015.

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Pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a candy kiss and read along.

Random Valentine’s Thoughts

These items fall into the random Valentine’s category…

I found this heart-shaped potato chip! Then, I ate it. I love the Cape Cod reduced fat variety!  :o)

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A heart-shaped potato chip

In the late 1980’s, before the advent of iPhones, laptops and home computers, I staged my two oldest (two more little cupids would bless my hubby and me in the next five years) in this Valentine pose to send out with our Valentine’s Cards to grandparents. Although, Trevor’s cupid wings are a bit crooked, and Spencer looks a bit tentative, I still think this Valentine montage is precious.

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My two little cupids

Being a fan of classic movies, I love the comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). This scene from the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” with Marilyn Monroe in her bright pink gown, surrounded by  hearts and backdrop in red, just screams Valentine’s Day!

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Marilyn Monroe stars in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Kisses

In last year’s blog, I focused on hearts at Valentine’s Day. (You can read that blog here.) Kisses are this year’s focus.

Kiss On My List (1980)

I always think of Hall & Oates 1980 song, Kiss On My List,  when the smooch topic comes up.  The catchy tune and lyrics are still fun to listen to thirty-five years later.

Your kiss is on my list of the best things in life….

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 Click here to listen to this easy rock classic.

Three of My Favorite Movie Kisses

Since the beginning of the movies, the kiss has been an intregal part of  film magic.  Here are three of my favorite movie smooches.

Gone With The Wind (1939)
You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how. Rhett Butler

Clark Gable, as Rhett Butler, provides audiences with more than one memorable kiss throughout the 238 minutes of Gone with the Wind. This kiss is one of the best that Scarlett/Vivian Leigh receives during the movie classic.

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Rhett and Scarlett
To watch these clips, click here and here.

The Quiet Man (1952)
If anybody had told me six months ago, that today I´d be in a graveyard in Inisfree, with a girl like you that I´m just about to kiss…Sean Thornton

John Wayne has had his share of admirable kissing scenes throughout his years in the movies, with lucky Maureen O’Hara on the recieving end. In The Quiet Man, this romantic kiss takes place in an Irish graveyard between Mary Kate Danaher and Sean Thornton.

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Sean and Mary Kate
To watch the clip of this scene, click here.

The Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Disney’s Lady and the Tramp find themselves lip to lip while slurping up Italian spaghetti, and being serenaded with romantic music.  This is a truly sweet moment in movie history.

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Lady and Tramp
To watch the clip of this scene, click here.

  Valentine Movies

I have a fun movie to recommend for your Valentine Day viewing pleasure.  Undercover Blues(PG-13) is a 1993 romantic comedy that does not take itself too seriously.  It features Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner as Jefferson and Jane Blue, married ex-spies, attempting to live the normal life with their baby daughter, on vacation in New Orleans. The story is cute, and it is enjoyable to witness the rapport between this movie’s husband and wife team.

For my Valentine movie recommendations from last year’s post, please go here.

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Undercover Blues stars Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid as married ex-spies. 

Free Valentine Printables

As I mentioned last month (here), I often use printable on my entry table to coordinate with the current season and holiday.  It is easy to print them up on card stock and slip them into my basic black frame.

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This February’s entry table

Christi, from her cute blog Love From The Oven, offers many cute printables, and kindly gave me permission to share this one with you.
To print this Black, White And Gold Valentine’s Day Free Printable
click here.

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I also created a free printable that features one of my favorite lines from the movie Rocky.  For more on this movie in last year’s Valentine post, go here.

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Print this free Printable, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rocky quote

Thanks so very much for reading! :o)

Annette

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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4 Responses to Thinking of Valentine’s Day

  1. bwbuttons@q.com says:

    As Always, Annette, you are amazing  with holidays and movies… throwing a lot of yester-year our way with lots of memories… Thanks for sharing..

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  2. Patti says:

    Love the post. Thanks so much Annette, for all the movie clips and ideas. How do you put it all together?

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    • oltimetv says:

      Thank you, Patti! In answer to your questions, I sit down and, in my mind, pretend that I am having a conversation with a friend, typing as I go. :o) Happy Valentine’s Day!

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