Friday, January 27, 2017

VALENTINE CHEER For "Friends Sharing Tea"

Yesterday I worked in the kitchen on a little
Valentine display in the armoire.  It was fun to
get out the Sadler Valentine teapot I found in Colorado
last year right before we moved to Missouri.




The fireplace mantle also got decorated.



It has been overcast, cold and dreary and
less I forget damp
which I knew would be the norm 
 in Missouri in the winter.



It was snowing too but melted before it hit the ground.



I figured Valentine decorations would really brighten up the day!  Do you decorate for Valentines Day?





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25 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Everything looks just beautiful, Bernideen! That little teapot in the beginning with the heart is just sweet. I absolutely love all your decorations. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Good morning, Bernideen! Your home looks so pretty all decorated in Valentine pretties. Yes, I decorate for Valentine's Day, too, and do it this week. Changing out for different holidays keeps us going, doesn't it? Your Sadler teapot is sure a beauty, my friend, and I love your lace trimmed mantle and the heart garland. Thanks for hosting, Bernideen, and happy weekend!

Wild Oak Designs said...

You have a big Valentine's collection! Very sweet!
Nancy
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Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Yes, I decorate for Valentine's Day and you just inspired me to go get started! I like what you did in your armoire and on the mantel. The glass heart garland is adorable, looks old! And of course I like the Sayre gal on there. Your Valentine teapots are great too! Is Keith getting in the "romantic mood" over there at the cottage?! lol
Have fun!

Kim said...

Your armoire certainly looks a treat decorated with all your pretty china and the mantle certainly brightens those dark and dreary days of yours. The Sadler teapot is pretty and the heart-filled teapot is a lot of fun. We don't decorate for Valentine's Day down here, though flowers and chocolate are always a wonderful idea.

Margie said...

I've always adored the hearts tea set! I have a few pink and red teawares that I'll display in February. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
I decorate a Valentine tree to enjoy before we go south and pack lots of VD stuff for the house we rent in Florida. My heart teacup is put into service for afternoon tea and I have plates and napkins purchased on sale after the event last year. (always thinking ahead)
You certainly have made your home festive with all the hearts!
Sorry to read your winter is like ours with the cold - and dampness - which is what chills a person to the bone most days.

Deanna Rabe said...

I don't decorate for Valentine's too much, but a touch here and there. I'll have to get to that here soon!

I love your glass hearts!

krishna said...

you have a so beautiful Valentine collection...

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Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your St. Valentine's decor is lovely, Bernideen! I can't believe how many heart china items you've collected! You inspired me to quit being so lazy and to get out my decor too soon.

In the meantime it's still wintery around here, but frankly, now the snow is gone (not for good, I've known snow in April) I am losing my mood.

Thanks for the lovely inspiration. I ♥ you can just fill up that huge armoire shelving unit so perfectly for each seaon - what a neat way to go about seasonal changes. Such fun! : - )

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your Valentine's Day decor is just beautiful! I do love that pink shelf that you change regularly. Where do you store all of your pretties? I am running out of room and must stop buying. I am sorry that I am late to link up again but we are doing renovations at the cottage and changing our flooring. I was packing up my teacups and teapots from 5 cabinets. So much work. How did you ever move? Have a Wonderful Weekend! Karen

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideedn...defintely the Valantine decor warms and cheers things up. Lovely! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week...hopefully a bit warmer!
Ruth

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love that tea pot with all the hearts on it! I can hardly believe it is near time for Valentine's Day! I have a couple runners so may pull them out but probably not much else. Still not all settled from moving. Nancy

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh how pretty Bernideen, love the fireplace mantel. Is that a couple sweet Nicol Sayre dolls I see especially the one with the heart for a head?
Also you have arranged your open cabinet again? Gorgeous
You have the prettiest dishes of anyone I know

ps Love my bag of rhinestones xoxo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Pretty cheery! You have such fun collections!

Marilyn Miller said...

How sweet! You are inspiring me hear to think of Valentine's. I must do something tomorrow.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen, I love all your Valentine decorations! Your special teapot is so sweet! It must be so much fun decorating for the different holidays and seasons in your new home! I always look forward to seeing how pretty you do it!
Hugs,
Nancy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You have some adorable heart teapots!

Jocelyn said...

So beautiful! Such a lovely way to sweeten your home.

relevanttealeaf said...

What beautiful Valentine decorations, Bernideen, and so beautifully displayed! I don't decorate for Valentine's Day, but I would if I had all your lovely things!

Joy said...

Your armoire looks delightful, I love all those "heart" items. And your Sadler teapot is beautiful. I will set my dining room table with red/white (using some new-to-me red transferware!) for Valentine's Day and put a garland on my mantel, that's about all the decorating I do.

The Charm of Home said...

Bernideen you have a great collection of Valentines. I love that onion bulb shaped teapot! This week I baked. Thanks again for the teacup! It is gorgeous and I can't wait to put it in my camera lens. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a lovely display of Valentine cheer! I just love the little white teapot with the girl and the boy as a handle. Too cute! I think it's a good idea to think of ways to pretty up the place when it's so gloomy outside, and pink decorations are always wonderful in my book! xo Deborah

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OK I missed last weeks party (this one) so I was thinking I was early - so I posted - and now I realize that you haven't set up this weeks party yet so I may post it again.

I am one confused gal these days, sorry. Thanks for the party lol for both times I share the tea party I attended. Doh.

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Rosemary said...

Love all your Valentine's Day decorations! The touches of red in the middle of winter certainly help to brighten the day. We will be hosting a Valentine's Day tea this coming Sunday. Lots of hearts and roses and red. Fun!