Monday, January 28, 2019

Very Valentine

I put a few things out for Valentine's Day already.  I always enjoy decorating for the holidays, especially this one.....a day of love, and we could use more love in the world, don't ya think?  But first I wanted to share some sky pictures.   It's been raining so much here in California, and it seems the skies are even prettier after a rain.
 
 
 
 
 
You can see how much rain we've been having by the flooding on the grass.
 
 
 
 
 
Now for some cheerful....
Remember the rose soaps that Nel got me?  I put them in a gold bowl that my sister gave me, and they are a nice Valentine touch for the bathroom.
 
 
This is from the Willow Tree collection.  I used to have a couple more, but gave them away.  Me and Jess have been going through stuff and de-cluttering.   I kept this one, as she's carrying a single rose.
 
 
I have collected many tea cups through the years, but I thought these looked Valentiney (is that a word?).  ; )
 
 
 
 
I love this little cherub,
and it's smaller than it looks.
 
 
January can get dreary, and I usually light many candles during this month.
 
 
 
I've had these red birds for many years...they're sweet, and one of my favorite things to put out.
 
 
 
I sent my grandbabies Valentines
in the mail.
 
 
And my three Valentine's.
I thought the girls would like this picture, as they are raising kids of their own.  I remember well taking this picture.  We all dressed up in white sweaters and blue jeans and boots.   It was a very casual look, and a treasured picture of mine.
 
 
Made a batch of sugar cookies
with strawberry frosting.

 
I've always loved decorating for holidays, and really all year long.  Not sure where it comes from, cause my mom didn't decorate her house that much.  But I hope I never lose the desire to be creative, and at least put a few things out when every holiday comes around.  : )
 
~Sheri


41 comments:

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Deliciously looking gingerbread;-)

NanaDiana said...

What a fun post, Sheri. I am decluttering, too, and it sure feels good. Sure glad you kept your little girl with the rose! She's pretty special.

I love the picture of you and the kids. It makes you wonder where the time has gone, doesn't it? I don't FEEL older today than I did when my kids were young.

Have a wonderful day-oh- and I loved your sky pictures, too.
Love to you- xo Diana

Zaa said...

I loved seeing all your Valentine treasures... Those little rose soaps surely would brighten a bathroom. I’m not into the “red" yet as as I’m still putting away Christmas item ( Yikes) I’m so behind.. but you have sparked me..Thanks for that.... Your rose teaset is perfect for Valentines and your bejewelled red frame really shows the love with your children.... I think, I’m going to have to test one of those delicious looking sugar cookies...YUMMY !!!

Nancy's Notes said...

What sweet Valentine treasures, love them all. What a wonderful photo of you and the kids and that frame is precious. Don't you just love photographs of the kids when they were young, be still my heart, I so do! I collect cups and saucers, yours are beautiful. That little girl holding the rose, I have that and she's so special, it's she? Great post. Now you've inspired me to get some red back up!
Hugs from Texas,
Nancy

It's me said...

So Nice......almost Valentine ..a verry bussy day in our shop......so Nice all the roses hearts choclate we must deliver That day......happy Valentine ...live Ria ❤️❤️❤️

Alicia Mackin said...

Nice round up and inspiration for Valentine's Day. It seems the last few years I have spent this holiday at FW. A win win if you ask me!

Allie of
www.allienyc.com

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, your Valentine touches are getting me in the mood to bring out the hearts as well. I adore your teacups and saucers. The roses in the gold bowl are lovely and so meaningful, my friend. Your cookies are making my mouth water---What a sweet photo of you and your children. I know it is precious to you! Have a good week! ♥

Rose said...

I love those little red birds! They are so, so cute. I don't decorate, except for Christmas, but wish I did. I love going in a house that is decorated for the seasons.

Louca por porcelana said...

What charming post!Great treasures!Your vignettes are gorgeous and the sunsets are fantastic!I love that photo with your kids...Time flies!Hugs!

Connie said...

You have so many sweet Valentine treasures. Those roses look so real, I would have never guessed that they are soap . . . very pretty :)

Marilyn Miller said...

Your sky pictures are just wonderful.
I love your decorations too. I have been thinking I need to make heart shape Valentine cookies soon. Thanks for reminding me to send my grandson a Valentine too. I hadn't thought of it yet. The rose soaps in the bowl are soooo pretty too.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Sheri!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, I must be a day behind because yesterday when I checked my blog roll, I didn't see this...I hurried off to work. But today we have off as well as tomorrow, due to the extreme cold!

I LOVE your celebration of the red rose and heart here. And that photo of you and your children is gorgeous. To think that they are all grown up now and that you have grands....

And thank you for visiting my blog post. You had asked if that painting was of someone dear to me?No...it's an antique painting I picked up in town.

Well dear heart, off I go to enjoy two days off in my home, while the world outside freezes.

Pam Jackson said...

All the little Valentine decor looks great. It will be here before we know it. I still don't have my Christmas stuff taken down...OOPS, yes, I admitted that. Living here at mom's, with her passing, the funeral, then me getting so sick with this upper resp crap, now the freezing temps taking over the US I just have not gotten things down. I did however get the wreaths off the windows, the large ornaments and the decor on the porch down but they are all sitting in the living room floor. Wanted to get over there yesterday but still feeling like crap. Anyway, weekend supposed to be in the 50s, hope to get over there and take care of things then. Oops, sorry for rattling on.

Michelle B said...

The sky is beautiful! We have been soggy here in Ohio too. It got warm and rained and melted the snow. Now it is freezing again, we are looking at single digits tomorrow. I wished I lived where palm trees grew right now. :) I can't believe the roses are soap. They are so pretty! I love your cherished photo. My daughter doesn't like her picture taken, but maybe I can convince her, probably bribe her, to take one like yours. Take care. Michelle

Jill said...

Love all your Valentine decorations and the tea cups! I collect them as well :-) I love decorating for the holidays and planning special things with my girls. My mom always decorated our home and I have so many good memories growing up. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Blessings,
Jill

Jeanie said...

You have such a lovely collection of Valentine things! And those skies -- they are beyond beautiful -- fierce, inspiring, glorious.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I came back! And of course those are beautiful sunrise photos and a wonderful photo of you with your kids! Enjoy your afternoon sweet friend! hugs

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing your pretty decorations. I will be going to Hobby Lobby this week to find some things for Valentine's Day to share with my granddaughters.

Carla from The River said...

A lovely post Sheri, Thank you for sharing your Valentine treasures.
xx oo
Carla

carolina g. ticala said...

Las fotos son estupendas! Que tengas un buen día! ♥️♥️♥️

Dewena said...

Sheri, you have reminded me that it is time to be thinking about St. Valentine's Day. All of your pretty things are so sweet and that jeweled heart is a thing of beauty! But oh, those sky pictures! We have beauty all around us if we only look up, don't we? You capture nature so well, always.

Thank you for reminding me that it's nearly February and time to think about all that means,
Dewena

Laurel Wood said...

This is such a delightful blog post. Yes, we need more love in the world and your sky photos and Valentine decor are beautiful. The cookies look so delicious. Love the family photograph, too. How fun to now have grandbabies to share the holidays with!!! xoxo

Pilar said...

So many beauty pictures and cute decor in this post! Those cookies look delicious!

roughterrain crane said...

Your pictures are full of happiness and gratitude.

Angela said...

Wow, you certainly have gotten a lot of rain lately. We're having very different weather here in Indiana. It was 15 degrees below zero yesterday and 3 degrees today. I can't wait for spring!

Sylvia Zysk said...

I don't like Valentine's Day, but these decorations are very nice <3 And I love these pictures of sky!

TARYTERRE said...

your valentine day touches are delightful. i love the Willow Tree angel.

Roberta said...

Hi Sheri, what beautiful photos!! I love your Valentine's decorations!
Hugs,

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Muchas gracias por pasarte por mi blog! Feliz fin de semana! ♥️♥️♥️

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi!I tried to see your new post but I can't,I don't know why...I will come back later,Hugs!

Susie Swanson said...

What a sweet post and love all the decorations and photos. I too love decorating for Valentine's day. Hope you have a nice week. Love and hugs.

The Liberty Belle said...

Your photographs are lovely. I like your Valentine touches, particularly the rose soaps in the gold bowl. You gave me 'the bug' and now I'm going to decorate too.

Anajá Schmitz said...

Amei a receita do macarrão. Vou fazer para meus filhos. Amei as xícaras de porcelanas.
Bjos e feliz 2019.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Sherri I love all of your decorations! That little cherub really IS tiny . . . so cute! I too love decorating for all of the holidays but I know it came from my mom. She decorated for every holiday and we loved it. Your cookies look yummy! I typically bake heart cut out cookies during the week of Valentine's Day . . . it's just fun to do these things in the coldest, dreariest time of the year around here! Perks us all up!

baili said...

your sky shots are magical dear Sheri!

thoroughly Loved these love day decorations!!!

everything is elegantly beautiful!

absolutely loved your family image Sheri!!!!!!!!!!

cookies look perfect for winter days !

i always enjoy your captures and decorations that bring forth your inspirational creativity so nicely :)

stay warm and blessed my friend!
hugs!


LoveT. said...

Amazing Photos! I love the tea Cup with the Bird :)

lovely Greetings <3

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, everything looks WONDERFUL in this post. Just darling (and some delicious.) Great job! Hugs, Susan

Susan said...

P.S. You look like one of the kids in the photo! And the soap roses are such a great idea! So sweet. You are amazing. Hugs. Susan

Sandi said...

LOVE the red rose cup!

It's almost Valentine's Day....whew...time flies.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Loved visiting you and seeing your Valentine's Inspiration and thanks for sharing. So sweet that you send your Grandbabies gifts in the mail.
Also that is a beautiful photo of you and your wonderful children dressed in your jeans and white jerseys. ( you look like their sister.
Hope you are enjoying a happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Tammie Lee said...

you have done a lovely job of creating a pretty and love inspired celebration.
It really is amazing when Calif. gets a true winter, at least Calif. winter. I remember them, but they did not come most years. Your spring shall be gorgeous.

Lovely Valentine's to you!