Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Day continued.....

I have a few more Valentine's Day things to share today. Here is a sweet little bird with painted hearts, nestled in a Valentine-feeling grouping that just makes me smile. Hope it does for you, too.

And nothing makes me happier than SWEETS during the Month of Love!

Here is a 3 tier of cookies I served at a party last year. The top tier were lavender flavored, the middle tier were lemon and the pink ones were sour cream sugar cookies The lone plate of cookies are almond flavored. The cake in the background is an old fashioned scratch Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting, chocolate shavings & raspberries on top. I have been making Red Velvet cakes for years using Paula Deen's recipe but with less red dye. (Sshhhh don't tell my fav Southern Belle!) 

Here is a plate of raspberry jam heart print cookies, my DH's very favorite cookie of all time. This year I made them without the sugar glaze. The glaze makes them TASTE better but not LOOK better.

Here are some pretty dark red glass hearts in a bowl with antique Valentine's on a pretty vintage hankie with red hearts. Very sorry about the glare, this was an OCBB pic. (Old camera, before blogging.)

Here is the same bowl of hearts without the valentines tucked in - and a tad less glare.

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  1. Hi Michele, what wonderful and delightful Valentine's items you have featured here. I especially love the bird. Where did you get it?? I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. I love your red hearts! Thanks for posting your beautiful items, they are beautiful!!
    Have a great week.
    -Kim :)

  3. Beautiful post, gorgeous & yummy at the same time!

  4. Oh I love the little bird and I am trying so so hard to not get attached to your amazing sweets but failing. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  5. Okay, now I need your address to send you the bill for my gym membership for next month! I am sure I gained 10 pounds just reading this post, or should I say looking and drooling over this post! LOL Bring on a cup of tea or coffee and move out of my way!

  6. A wonderful Valentine's post. I love your heart birdie and the cookies are scrumptious!

  7. What a feast for the eyes and taste!! I don't know where to start because everything is so pretty- from the colorful vignette to the delicious sweets. This post really did bring a smile to my face. Thanks! Hope you will show some of this goodness at my party. -----------Shannon


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