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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Brunch

I hosted a Valentine Brunch Friday from 10 to 2 (kids in school and husbands at work!) for 8 of my closest friends.  These are the outdoor photos I took before the brunch.
 Front Gate
 Tin Heart Filled With Heather
Front Steps
Flower Box and Rusty Iron Heart
Planter Box and Mosaic Urn
Front Door Sap Bucket
Old Wicker Chair 
I've been blessed with the kindest friends ever!  As each lady walked in she was glowing with a smile and bearing a gift or pastry and kind words.
We started with coffee and pastries, crackers and brie. 
Then we sat at the "big table" and dined baby broccoli (broccolini) and grilled salmon topped with a simple cream sauce.  For dessert was my annual Valentine encore:  Butter cake layered with cream cheese/whipped cream filling, topped with strawberry sauce and fresh blueberries.
Table Settings With Heather Centerpieces
Closeup of Centerpieces
A Keyhole Peek!
Closeup of Dress Favor (Chocolate Treat Inside)
Pink Rose China
I put away my camera during the event because everyone cringed at the thought of being on my blog, but I think I can sneak in one photo (shhh....) taken by one of my friends.
 When we were sufficiently full we cleared the "big table"  and began creating Valentine cards.  It was hillarious and exhilarating.  Some were artsy, some humorous and others just plain wonderful.  Of course, ALL had a touch of PINK!  Here's a pic of mine. 
 Here's of a drawing from one friend. She's so talented!
I wish I had photos of everyone's creations!  I put away my camera and wish I hadn't.  Next time, I'll know better.
We even had time to create some candles
and tussy mussies using vintage sheet music. 
 Everyone went home with a pot of tulips!
 Thanks for stopping by.  Until next Valentine's Day. . . .

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

(I'm having a Valentine brunch in my home, so I hope to have photos to share soon!)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Oh My, A Mermaid!

Every now and then I find a treasure that warms my heart. 
This happens often when I shop at Abigail's in Idaho.
 When I saw this vintage wall plaque set I couldn't stop smiling.  
This bathing beauty 
and her swimming companions came home with me in my suitcase.
A bit kitschy, oh so cute and PINK!   If they warm your heart, too, you can find them here.