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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

True Love
I'm having a wonderful Valentine's Day.
I'm spending it with my four most loved ones....
Violet, Harvey, Sally and Franklin
My Valentine Decor in the Dining Room.
It's been a busy last few weeks and today I finally got to 
make a little Valentine craft.
I made this Valentine banner this morning.
nothing like doing things the last minute....but have to say I enjoyed putting it together.
I pulled out all my rose patterned china the other day.
I've collected this over the years paying only a little for each piece.
I do have quite a few plates, saucers and cups of the same Limoge pattern
because I bought a box full of it for $15 once.
That was a lucky day.
I knew that I wanted some cupcakes and cookies in these shots
so last night after work, I went by Walmart to pick up a few things.
Oh My!!!!
It was a madhouse!
Crazy busy...and there were no valentine goodies to be found.
None! There were flowers but no Valentine cookies or cupcakes.
They'd all been bought!
I decided to try a smaller grocery store later in the evening and found 
not only cupcakes and cookies but some pretty pink tulips too!
The pink tulips are my Valentine present to me.
The Valentine bike I bought on clearance last year at Pier 1.
We had only one and no one wanted it.
I think it's precious.
close up of my banner
ignore the little bits of glue strings
things always show up when you see the photos later...don't they?
A bowl of glittered puffy hearts from Dollar Tree is included here.
I've been collecting pink doilies for awhile to make a table runner for V-day.
Aren't they sweet?
Lot's of variety. And they all look nice together like a box of chocolates.
I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day.

The weenies have already had some cookies and some special food.
Tonight we are all going to snuggle together and watch 
Gone with the Wind on TCM.
I haven't seen it in a long time and I'm looking forward to it.

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Debby said...

My heart skips a beat with all that pink. Love your garland and that bicycle. Have fun cuddling with the pups.

Adam Hazlett said...

Sounds like a perfect day!
Great decorations! Love your heart garland, it's perfect!
You have a Happy Valentines's Day Too.
Sam got a comp to the "South Point Casino" Steak House. So we are going there!

An Urban Cottage said...

Happy Valentine's Day!


Oh I'm sure Nita..you most definetely are having a great VALENTINE'S DAY with those adorable pups!! Lovely decorations, the pink doilys are so sweet and so is the garland. We'll have Chinese in doors, as it's raining around my part of the world and yeah, a little cold nights too. Hugs,

lucy said...

Beautiful Nita......thanks for sharing your lovely blog.

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Your Valentines decorating looks amazing! Like a feature in a magazine! Happy Valentines Day!!

Dewena said...

I hope you can see your pretty dining room from the t.v. set while Gone With the Wind is on so you can advice it. It is so pretty! Your rose sprigged china was worth getting it all out and washed up. It would be so pretty for girly birthday parties too.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and the sweet weenies!

Cindi Myers said...

I can't believe you got all that accomplished so fast. You are definitely making it a special day.
I love "Gone with the Wind"! When I was a teenager I think I read it like 5 times and I've seen the movie more than I can count. I was madly in love with Clark Gable.
Yes, that does sound like a nice Valentines evening! Clark + the pups + cupcakes = perfection.
xoxo - Cindi

Kit said...

Everything looks so pretty! Nice job. Happy Valentine's Day. Kit

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Jennie said...

I'm going to be up early making the rounds of my stores to get the marked down Valentine's Day stuff. I've learned a thing or two from you and the tablescape ladies! Beautiful post and I loved your pink decorations.

The Charm of Home said...

Lovely Nita! I love all of your hot pinks! Such a pretty table runner too. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Diane said...

What a delightful Valentine's day display. It is all so pretty and love your sweet banner!

men fashion clothing said...

Everything is planned and themed with love and Valentine.Mostly red and white color is used as red is symbol of love.Rose is also used beautifully and the whole concept is lovely.

Amy Chalmers said...

I loved seeing your home again Nita! The dining room furniture almost has a pink glow from all the pink things you added to it~it looks so pretty and the epitome of what a Valentines tea party should be! I had one large white and pink doily but not sure what I did with it, if I find it I will send it to you! ANd lastly I thought the little banner was just adorable! You are so clever and know how to make things look fun and pretty. The only think missing from your party was a hummingbird!

Custom Comforts said...

What a pretty display of all your pink pretties. Everything looks just lovely from the bike to the doilies to the cupcakes. And your buffet furniture is just gorgeous.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

What a precious, happy display! I love the little bike, your gorgeous china, the banner, the doilies, everything! I hope you all enjoyed the movie :)
xo, Andrea

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love those pink doilies! How pretty they would look as a table runner. I forgot to put out my puffy hearts from The Dollar Tree this year. Actually forgot I had them until you mentioned them. Your evening sounded so cozy with the weenies and GWTW! ~Hugs, Patti

Cindy said...

Everything looks really beautiful and festive! It's so nice to see what you do in your own home, I love your style. The little banner is lovely and the cookies and cupcakes add a homey-festive feeling and the flowers are gorgeous!
I love the doilies that you've collected, they look great on your pretty table.

sheri said...

Your Valentine decorations are gorgeous! I totally would have bought that bike. It's adorable. And I love your banner and the doilies and, well, all of it! So pretty. Good job, you! And snuggling with the pups and watching a great movie sounds perfect! :O)

Karen said...

So so pretty Anita, the doilies look beautiful on the table and that banner is so sweet. I love the whole look. Pink is my favorite color but I seldom use it, I'm going to have to change that! I'm crazy about that gorgeous buffet too.

Patti Willey said...

Swoon! Lucky you to have all of those vintage doilies! I also love the stacks and stacks of precious rose dishes! I love dishes!

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pinkkandy said...

God Bless you and have a great pink day...come on over to My Sweet Prairie Home ...I love company!

Carol Hurlock said...

Your decorations are just beautiful. I especially love the crochet. Gorgeous.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Bear Hugs,

Lori V said...

Beautiful PINKNESS. I love your crochet doilies.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your dining room is so sweet for Valentine's Day. I hope you had a great day with your adorable little furbabies. :D I absolutely love your doily runner. I'm pinning it! :D


Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! $15 for a box of Limoges? What a bargain! Love your Valentine banner and the bike is just too cute! Sounds like you had a perfect evening watching my favorite movie!

Tanya Rachelle said...

Table runner just exquisite! A new follower here!

Adora Mehitabel said...

Omg so stunning!!!!!!!! www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Nita, Thank you for sharing your beautiful Valentine decorations at the Open House. Check out this weeks party to see your feature.
xx, Sherry

Bernideen said...

It all looks darling- love the colors, setting, painted buffet and doilies!