Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I don't know how I got so carried away!  I should have saved this post for Tablescape Thursday with Susan.  Forgive me.  Next week I will be more patient.  

My daughter and I had a little Valentines tea for my daughter-in-law and her mother and sister.  After tea we did a little jewelry making and valentine creating.  We enjoyed a very nice afternoon together.  It is wonderful when you can slow the hectic pace of life down a bit!

 I hope you have found your prince!  
Please come join us---
This china actually belongs to my daughter, but since I am still storing it I thought we should use it!

The cookies on the tray in the center turned out beautifully.  The recipe we used was in the December issue of Victoria magazine.  It is a delicious cookie and it was accompanied by a nice frosting (both from the magazine).  We added bright sprinkles to most of the cookies.  YUM! 

I don't have any pictures of the jewelry we made but these are large Hershey candy bars that we decorated for our favorite valentine.  Here are just a few---

This one my daughter made for me. 
The one I made for her

And the one I made for my husband.

Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays!  How nice - A day set aside just to tell loved ones how much they mean to you.  
I hope you all have a wonderful valentines day! 
 Sent with love,  Paula


  1. Paula I wish you could hear me ouuuing and awwwing over each picture. Oh my goodness how beautiful. The Valentines are wonderful and your dinning room is gorgeous. Your daughter's dishes and the glassware is really something. Furniture I see, gosh I would love to see a close up. You really have an extraordinary home. So glad you decided to start a blog, every post is a special treat. Hugs, Cindy

  2. What a fun day! You did a beautiful job decorating the candy, they are so pretty. And your table looks lovely. Kathy

  3. The table is just gorgeous, and I love the dishes. Your candy bars are so pretty, so well done. Great fun. Hugs, Marty

  4. I would certainly be willing to kiss your adorable frog, especially if something nice would happen if I did.
    Your red and white china looks so festive for Valentine's Day. I really like the floral border.

    You were a crafty group to come up with all the imaginative decorations for your candy bars. Those cookies look mighty tasty.

  5. wow, i love those decorated candy bars! they look so pretty! and the cookies do look beautiful. i also love the China. i love the idea of a Valentines tea party. sounds like fun. thank you for your nice comment.

    God Bless,

  6. Well I already have my prince, but that frog is adorable and very tempting! The wrapped candy bars are brilliant -- what a grand idea. I send "Symphony" bars to some music students, friends of my daughters, at holidays --- I think from now on they will get them decorated!

    Oh... and red Staffordshire. I am jealous.

    Thanks for commenting on my blogs; I get so tickled by the communication. Yes... we are living with our "patina" for now; there are so many other things on the list with higher priorities!

    I'd love to see pictures of your house. My daughter Alida moved to Pasadena in August to pursue a doctorate at USC. I miss her terribly, but she LOVES California.

    Congratulations on getting such an old house in a state where they aren't as easily come by!

    Best -- Cass

  7. What a beautiful table! Perfect for Valentines day! Love the china! And I would sure love to receive one of those hershey bars *winks* Vanna

  8. Hi Paula!

    I will let Alida know you are in California. She's given me some of my best gray hairs; she did part of her undergrad work at the U of Edinburgh, and she's been to Bosnia 5 times to do day camps for children, beginning when she was 17. At least now she's in the US, and I can get in touch with her.

    It is always good to have "grownups" to call on in an emergency, thank you so much for your very kind offer.

    And yes, I am proud of her, and her sister. A doctorate from Oxford? Now that IS impressive! :-)

    Best... Cass

    Best... Cass

  9. Hi Paula..I love your tablescape! Your plates are gorgeous and the cookies look yummy! I love the way you decorated the candy bars...what a good idea!...Debbie

  10. Paula your table is beautiful.. I love your dishes... :-)I personally would love to recieve one of those hershey bars.. that is just the sweetest, most unique thing I've ever seen..
    hugs ~lynne~

  11. Paula, thanks for swinging by to see the toile table..your comments were so sweet. I love vintage lines and have many..stay tuned you'll see lots more..lol. ~hugs ~lynne~

  12. Just beautiful Paula..love that china and it looks like it was a fun day...Happy Valentines day to you and your honey...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  13. Happy Vday my dear friend, What a beautiful table and tell your daughter I love her taste in dishes! What a fun and great and special way to spend with family.So special!but you even make our visits over a cup of tea special.You just have that special talent of always making everything wonderful.Love ya Kathysue

  14. Paula, thank you so much for stopping by my Summer LR redo, and leaving just gracious comments. I appreciate the visit very much. Thanks, Hugs, Marty

  15. Paula, thanks for the visit today. I always love when you stop by. I hope things are well with you..hugs ~lynne~

  16. GM Paula...thanks girl for coming by and seeing my 1 room cabin in the woods..hope you have a safe and blessed day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria