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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day....so romantic and sweet

The sweetest day of the year is right around the corner...
VALENTINE'S DAY

This is the sweet VALENTINE BANNER my blogging bud, KATHY
sent me several yrs ago.
It is, by far, one of my very favorite pieces.
I love hearts....always have....and Kathy has made lots of pretty hearts.

Can you see why I love it...?
It looks amazing on my white vintage mantel.

THESE are store-bought (gasp)
CREAM CHEESE WONTONS
and they are worth about a million bucks each.
THEY ARE GOOD.
Add a Sweet and Sour dipping sauce and you are OVER THE MOON.
I am pretty sure I can eat a whole, entire package of them
BY.  MY.  SELF.
I just wanted to tell you about them in case you need something DELICIOUS
for a Valentine Tea....


CANDY just GOES with a VALENTINE post....:))
Candy hearts are wonderful...
CHOCOLATE, however, is MAGNIFICENT....!!!!








....and just ANY muffin or cupcake
RISES TO THE OCCASION
when they are baked in bright, cute CUPCAKE PAPERS....

"Kathy, is this photo yours or mine??"  LOL

I know you had a jar full of pretty papers, too.






How much more ROMANTIC
can you get......?

Pink, red, tulips, candles, crystal, pearls ...

and  XOXO



      
"Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young,"
John Greenleaf Whitter

I don't actually decorate our house for VALENTINE'S DAY other than 
a few hearts  scattered here and there.

40 comments:

  1. It looks LOVELY at your place!!!! I will have to find those Cream Cheese Wontons!!! Trader Joe's??

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  2. I agree with you, the valentine banner looks great on your white vintage mantel. The cream cheese wontons sound great!

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  3. BJ, everything looks so pretty and yummy. Have a wonderful day and eat some good chocolate.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  4. I don't decorate for Valentine's... usually I not even really celebrate it in a different way.
    But this year Valentine's falls on a Sunday after the beginning of Lent. But Sunday is not Lent so I will have some detail for the loves who will be around the home.
    I made a sign that I will post later in the week at the blog.
    I love that you celebrate Life in a all.
    Love,
    T

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  5. I don't do much decorating for Valentine's Day either but if I had one of those little banners, I'd put it up in a heart beat...it's totally adorable. Everything looks so very lovely, right down to those cupcake papers. Happy V-Day, bj!

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  6. Love your decorations! It makes me want to add a bit of Valentines day into my mess here. Happy Valentines day to you and your sweetheart!

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  7. I love it all! You and Kathy both are so talented and know how to make everything cute and lovable.

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  8. Looks sweet, charming and happy in your home with the countdown to Valemtine's Day. Cute post.
    xoxo.
    Vera

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  9. Such a cute banner and even the LOVE gift bag looks perfect on your mantel.
    Trying to stay away from chocolate this Valentine's Day - the Winter weight is creeping back on and it's just too cold to walk far!!!

    Happy day, Mary

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  10. That is a really sweet banner! I have a few hearts here and there also.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Lovely decorations, so you have me in the mood to get out the pinks and reds.

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  12. I love the cupcake liners in that pretty glass apothecary. So so cute. I want to make one...as I love to pick up cute cupcake liners. Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Love the quilt and the Mary Englebreit looking banner. Looks perfect for you.

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  14. Hard to believe it's almost here

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  15. Cute post for Valentine's Day. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  16. Lots of fun! I'm probably the only person in the world but I'm not a candy person...never even think about it. Wish I felt the same re: pie, cake, ice cream, etc. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  17. Your Valentine's Day decorations are so sweet and I would love to sit and enjoy those sweet treats with you. I have to pull out my pretty cards before it's to late. Thanks bj, enjoy the day……..

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  18. You may not do a lot of decorating but what you have done certainly sets the mood for romance! ;-)

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  19. That Valentine swag is so perfect for you, bj! I can see why it's a favorite of yours, and your mantle looks dreamy!

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  20. BJ, The banner is very nice. I like that it had some black and white checks for you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  21. I don't decorate for V's anymore. And with Easter right around the corner I am ready to get my bunnies out. I LOVE BUNNIES!!!! Wishing you a very happy Valentine's day!!!

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  22. The photo of the cupcake papers is yours. I only know that because I see some papers in yours that I don't recognize, although we also have a lot of the same papers! I am so glad you still like your banner, it really pops against the mantel!

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  23. Now that I think about it I need to get the banner out of storage that I made for Valentines Day. Perhaps when I am not so headachy and tired..........

    God bless.

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  24. Oh i do love that pretty and festive heart banner!! I have a fireplace like yours and getting ready to paint it high gloss shiny black!! Im off to buy those creamy cheesy won tons!!!! Thanx for the tip my friend!

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  25. Kathy is so talented. Your heart banner is beyond adorable. Makes me want to make one. Wonder if she has a tutorial for that. I did make a heart garland for my gardening bench using her tutorial.

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  26. Looks like you are right on time . . .
    Looking Valentine perfect!

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  27. BJ, love the heart banner on your mantel! You are ready for Valentine's Day...so romantic and festive! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  28. Such a cute heart banner! Love it, especially on your white mantel! I'm as ready as I'll be for Valentine's day this year.

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  29. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Your banner is so pretty on the white mantel. She also added your black and white in the hearts. Your black white and red. Take Care.

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  30. Your Valentine decorations are great Bj. Those cream cheese wontons look really yummy. I've never thought of stuffing wontons with cream cheese before.

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  32. Love all your ♥ around your home !

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  33. Oh love the garland. I need to make one. I'm making a fabric strips tied to lights. Hopefully it'll turn out. Have a big dinner planned. Hope you have a great Thursday.

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  34. We all love Valentine's Day don't we? I love seeing such fun posts! And that banner is really adorable! I may still have time to make one!

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  35. I love your heart banner and the way you incorporate the little celebrations in your everyday life....and the way you make me HUNGRY when I read your posts!

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  36. I love the heart banner your friend gave you. It's so cute! I can't believe I haven't bought any chocolates yet for Valentine's day. Probably a good thing! I hope you have a wonderful weekend BJ. Hugs. Pam

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  37. Never heard of cream cheese wontons, but they look amazingly good! Yum! Love the heart garland...very pretty! :) ~Rhonda

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  38. BJ,
    Ah~h~. . .so~o~o romantic, dear friend!
    My Valentine's Day decor is confined to one small area of our home,
    but I spread real hugs and kisses on "Mr. Ed" frequently!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj