Okay… I admit it… It might be a bit funny to not have all the letters in the word L.O.V.E. above but that’s all the letters I could find of the word in a basket full of random letters at that little shop in Folsom where I found themright there around New Years! 🙂
These little Staffordshire doggies came home with us from England 10 years ago this spring. (Hard to believe that it has already been that long…)It seemed fitting to put those sparkly little letters with these cute pups so they could celebrate Valentine’s Day, too! Here’s the link to the German chocolate cake below, in case you’d like to bake one! ;)’
A cute plate with “hearts” on it that my sister-in-law Linnea picked up while she and my brother Gene were stationed in Germany some 25 years ago. She gave it to me when my kids and I visited them in Texas (their next duty station, at the time, prior to their getting stationed in England).
Silver and white seems to be a theme for me this winter with bits of pink and roses tossed into the mix…
Little Valentine’s heart pillow in the background
A favorite teacup ~ for display only ~ being that three legs makes it tipsy!
More of the white and silver going on 🙂
Ever since coming to Southern California back in the summer of 1988 when my husband was transferred to Camp Pendleton with the United States Marine Corps, I have been finding little heart-shaped cookie cutters, baking pans, little things to bake and decorate with around the house. Isn’t it funny how collections develop? It’s not that you intentionally start to collect something but rather these jewels just keep popping up …and they speak to you! So they must come home. At least that’s what’s happened to me all these years… 😉 Hearts are definitely favorites!!! My kids and I have baked lots of heart-shaped cakes for Valentine’s and birthdays over the years. For a number of teas I’ve baked individual heart cakes that the ladies in my groups could have some of their cake at the tea and take the rest home for later. *** This year I debated about making a heart-shaped German Chocolate Cake to share with you, but ultimately decided to go with what the recipe called for which is two 8″ round pans. It turned out well, was easy to bake and tastes good even a few days later! YUM!And, of course for any Valentine’s Day celebration at our household we have the cute tablecloth and napkins I made probably 17 years ago now… (when the Victorian Tea Society began here in Riverside County, which is why I remember the year.)
***It’s a square cloth, so easy to make. I’ll share making a tablecloth in a post for you soon!
And, of course the old Mervyn’s store used to sell these cute heart-shaped pillows (background of photo) that are muslin and crocheted lace… ***Sorry! The editing here won’t let me move the photos to where I want them: down here! So, they are up above in random spots… Ugh!
This has turned out to be a rather random Valentine’s post, but sometimes that’s how I think. And sometimes how the computer acts! 😉 Hope you like it!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you! With Love and Blessings to you and your families,
French Ethereal is a lifestyle blog sharing tips on decorating, table settings, crafts, gardening, DIY and travel. I love an elegant Shabby Chic/Old World French decor all decorated with Faith. <3
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