Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

Hello Blogger Friends!

I wanted to share some Valentine's Day decorations and celebrations with you!
First I wanted to share Valentine's breakfast with you. James and I didn't really get to celebrate Valentine's Day because we are taking some classes at our local vo-tech and we had class on Tuesday night, so I promised him we would have a Valentine's breakfast (because my man loves him some breakfast) on Saturday morning. We love to work in the kitchen together so we whipped up a delicious gourmet meal. The first course was PINK chocolate chip pancakes with fresh strawberries and cream. Doesn't it look delicious! I added some sweet heart sprinkles for a little Valentine touch!

Then we had a fantastic vegetable and egg scramble with spicy veggie sausage on the side. It was delicious. I poured some cranberry juice in our wine glasses and we lit some pretty pink candles. It is overcast and cool here this morning so it was very romantic. We had a wonderful Valentine's breakfast. I think I will make it a tradition for every year to come!

I am so excited to show you some of the beautiful crafts I have made for Valentine's Day, starting with this darling banner. I used chipboard, scrapbook paper, and crepe paper to make this one.





The banner coordinates with the box in the middle of the table in the picture below. I also covered the box with paper and decorated it. It was an ugly Christmas gift box that was given to me for Christmas. Now it is a delightful Valentine treasure!

I have been very busy making these beautiful Valentine ornaments for my Valentine tree (the one that was a Christmas tree and then a Winter tree). I absolutely adore these ornaments.

True Love


Wishful Thinking


Please Be Mine


Cupid's Arrow

Love Divine

Tender Love

Sweet Valentine

Made with Love

I put all of my sweet ornaments on my Valentine tree and it is such a sight to see. I love it so much and I am thrilled every time I walk in to my kitchen and see it standing there, displaying so many of the beautiful creations I made with my own two hands. It is a true testament of love.

Here are some more decorations displayed in the Valentine cottage right now. This is a china hutch in the dining room. Doesn't it look like a little gift shop?

Isn't this display the cutest? I used one of my winter trees and added glass heart ornaments and some red eyelash trim. It is too cute!

I made a Valentine candy bar on this dresser and filled each jar with my favorite sweet Valentine treats. Then I decorated each jar. Have you had the cherry M&M's they brought out for Valentine's day? They are awesome!!! I love the sweet doll standing in the center of the table designed by Heather Myers. She's my Queen of Hearts and I am so happy to have her in my home.



My Valentine fireplace display is so beautiful this year!



I purchased this banner from an online gift store and when I got it I was not happy with how it looked . . . so, I got out the glitter and embellishments and away I went!


I am much happier with the BE MINE banner now! I added lace trim, more glitter, and a bead dangle to each piece. I also changed from a pink ribbon to that great red tinsel trim to hang it up.

This shelf is in my bathroom. I made the LOVE sign on the wall and I recovered the LOVE sign sitting on the shelf with prettier scrapbook paper and embellishments. It was pink and brown before.


Here are some candy jars I made for my favorite Valentine treats. It's amazing to think these jars had olives and pickles in them. After a good washing in the dishwasher and air drying for a few days they are ready to decorate and add your favorite sweets!

I keep these two jars of sweets in my crafting room because I spend a lot of time in there !

I had a birthday a few weeks ago and now I am 38. My mom made me a great red velvet cake for my birthday. It was so beautiful and absolutely delicious. I had a fun pary at my home. I got a Cricut Expressions 2 machine and a Tim Holtz Vagabond die cut machine. I know I am going to love having them as soon as I get used to using them. "Thank you" to those of you that already sent me happy birthday wishes! I greatly appreciate your sweet words and your thoughtfulness.



I hope you have been inspired in some way here today. Thank you for visiting my spot. I hope you will come back again! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Many Blessings to You!

Love Tammy

8 comments:

  1. I love how you decorated for Valentines Day!!
    Everything is so pretty!!!
    Hope your birthday was wonderful!!!
    Happy Belated Birthday
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  2. Hi Tammy, wow your home looked gorgeous for Valentines day....
    And the food looks sooooo yummylicious....
    Have a great weekend....

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  3. Beautiful, you are so talented.

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  4. I so adore the valentines you made for the tree, very pretty. All the banners and decorations splendid. Hope your hubby really enjoyed his belated Valentine breakfast.
    Ann

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  5. Happy Valentine's Belated Tammy Sweetie...
    Oh what a gorgeous share. Your cottage looks absolutely beautiful. I loved seeing the little touches, and in my mind walked through each little nook and cranny that was Halloween when I last saw it, and has become a vision of LOVE for Valentine's Day.

    Looks like you and James had a wonderful breakfast. Love chocolate chip pancakes, they are my favorite, but those sprinkles look divine on top. Yum. You are so creative dear friend.

    Loved seeing your girl all dressed in red. Moved from the doorway to beside your fireplace. She looks gorgeous and ready for the holiday.

    Love the banner and your mantel is so pretty as well. Cupids Arrow and Love Mine are my favorite of your ornaments. Are they made from little molds? They are so darn cute. I love seeing your creations. Could I just spend one day creating with you and picking that mind of yours next time I am home? You and Ginger are so creative. I love seeing your homes.

    Hope you have a glorious weekend dear friend. Thank you again for the inspiration and for sharing your beautiful home. I so enjoyed the tour. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  6. Your pictures are so beautiful!
    I really enjoyed reading your post!
    I can't wait to visit again.
    Hugs,
    Gigi

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  7. Hi Tammy! What a beautiful post! I so enjoyed my visit today! I would love to come to your pretty home, and see all these decorations up close! Soooooo pretty! Love all the pretty things you made too! Happy belated birthday. You do not look 38! More like 25 or 28!! Such a pretty valentine breakfast, just perfect! I have a few questions, so I am going to e-mail you. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  8. Hello, Tammy!!
    I am glad that I am now ablw to comment!!
    I LOVE all of your Valentine's Day decor!! So very pretty!! I love the ornaments for your tree!! I bought a 6 tree on clearance after Christmas and I think I may leave that one up and use it for my Living Room Valentine's Day and Easter Tree next year. I love the way the red looks against the white tree. Even though I still have 7 trees up in the house, I am drooling over a white one!!
    Looking forward to seeing your Easter decor!! I know it will be spectacular!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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