Thursday, February 11, 2010

A LITTLE VALENTINE IN THE KITCHEN

Today, I'm joining Laurie at BargainHuntingWithLaurie for her sweet Valentine's Party.

A romantic dinner, champagne, chocolate, sweet Valentine cards, and roses are all traditions on Valentine's Day.


Here's the sweets I packaged up to give as my February "Friendship Gifts."


The side bar in my kitchen...gifts and a Valentine Tree.

The little Valentine Tree closeup...

Cute little vintage Valentine cards I made...



Across the room, my hutch has a little Valentine embellishment...

My red rooster dishes, from the "Country Living" line, available at Kmart...

My "Valentine Banner," BE MINE! {Y,all, I got this cute little banner from Stacy at Crafty Sweethearts on Etsy. I have tried to link up to her site there and now I cannot find it. If you are interested in one of her banners, e-mail me and I will get her e-mail address to you}.


Red hearts in the apothecary jar...
Red toile bowls...love these, from the "Country Living" line at Kmart!

Valentine's Day is not just those couples who are in love; it's for family and friends also. The day can be a thorn in the side of those people who are not involved in a relationship, so try to remember those who might otherwise feel left out.
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to stop in to visit with Laurie and see the Valentine goodies from other bloggers!

30 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what wonderful "love" you're serving up from your kitchen! So sweet.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Everything is so pretty. Looks like your home is very festive. Rosie

Shelia said...

Hi Miss Janice! Oh, I love seeing your pretty home all decked out in hearts and love. Your hutch is so sweet and I love how you've decorated it! That little Valentine tree.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I wish I lived close enough to you to be a recipient of your seasonal gifts for your friends. You have the cutest gift ideas! I love those vintage cards you made for your feather tree. (I also love your feather tree-I've looked all over for one, but can't find one that is reasonable enough for me to break down and buy it). Your "love" banner in your header is so pretty, and so is your "Be Mine" banner. Those red toile bowls are so pretty. Our K Mart closed, so I'm going to have to go out of town to find some, but I really NEED some of those!! (You know I need more china). I'm so glad you joined the party. It's great to have you back in Blogville! laurie

The American Homemaker said...

Everything looks so great and I love those bowls

Preppy 101 said...

Looooooove it!! As usual! xoxo

Lisa said...

Miss Janice,
Everything looks so pretty and festive! I just love those dishes and bowls.

Cathy said...

I think it is A LOT of Valentine in the kitchen...so wonderful! Everything is gorgeous...love all the Valentine's!

Have a wonderful V-Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Tardevil said...

Oh, Miss Janice, you out did yourself! Love that hutch and the cute Valentine's cards you made. Have a great Valentine's weekend! Be glad you're in FL! I'm so tired of 'wintery mixes'. We're not suppose to have those in the south.

Paula said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive! I love the ornaments that you made for your feather tree. You could sell those!

EntertainingMom said...

Adorable!!!! You have inspired me!

Jeannette said...

Morning Miss Janice! Love love your hutch and displays! I keep saying I'm going to make one of those banners with all my excess papers!lol I must get those plates and bowls (as soon as I can get back on the roads; this snow is really putting a cramp in my shopping!!) As usual a pretty post! Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

MJC said...

What lovely Valentines Day touches! I'm going to "borrow" your idea for a Valentines day tree. That is, if I can find a white tabletop tree this time of year!

Kara said...

Miss Janice, LoVeD the card...Love you... such cute decorations...inspires me for my hubby.
Miss Kara

Denise Marie said...

very cute post! love those candies. you did a gorgeous job on the kitchen decor. I kept thinking I was gonna make a banner and it is still not done.

Stacy said...

Hi Miss Janice! I love,love,love your Valentine decorations :)
The Be Mine banner looks great!
Stacy
craftysweethearts.etsy.com

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just lovely Miss Janice...May you have a GREAT Valentine day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blondie's Journal said...

Just lovely, Miss Janice! Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxo
Jane

Joy said...

I love that valentine tree and your rooster plate! Have a Happy Valentines Day!

Joyce said...

The tree is so pretty and I like all your cute candy gifts. Looks like your friends are very lucky to receive such delicious treats this year. Happy Valentine's day.
Joyce

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I love how you have decorated for Valentine's Day. The little tree is wonderful and the little cards are lovely!
Valerie

~~Carol~~ said...

Beautiful decorations, especially that sweet little valentine tree, with the pearls at the end of each branch! I like the pretty valentines that you made to go on it too!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Carol

Liz said...

Hi Miss Janice! I think LOVE is the word! Your banners are adorable. :)
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

~Liz

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What sweet treats! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Farrah said...

I love the toile items. I'm wish the Kmart's around here hadn't closed.

Carrie said...

Your valentine decor in the kichen is just delightful!
Happy Valentine's Day!

daylily777 said...

It is all very lovely !
Happy Valentine's Day !
Blessings,
~Myrna

~*~The Happy Homemaker~*~ said...

You've done a fine and wonderful job decorating your lovely home.I am just taken with that banner!

Natasha said...

Miss Janice, you sure do know how to treat your guests. Thank you for sharing these beautiful ideas.

Many thanks also for visiting my blog and for your very sweet comment-I truly appreciate it.

Best wishes for a lovely week,
Natasha.

Pug1 said...

LOVELY, very festive!!!! CHEERS! Michele