Saturday, February 14, 2009


Hello and Happy Valentine's Day, I hope you all have a wonderful day planned with your Valentine!

Below is a picture of one of my old chippy, cracked and nicked valentine kids that I just love. I painted them back in the 70's and I just treasure them, under glass of course!

Today is also Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Please stop by to see her and get a list of all the other participants.

My pink that I have to show you this week is from a Valentine Swap that I was in, the picture above is what I gave to my swap partner Connie of Living Beautifully.
Some close-ups below.

I made Connie a sweet little silk embroidered garland of hearts.

A pretty little valentine tag.

A little valentine heart with millinery and filled with some fresh lavender.

Above is what Connie gifted me with.
Some close-ups.

A pretty little bird house with a foufou roof, pretty fabric prints, roses, lace and a cute little pink bird.

Also Connie gave me a pretty strawberry sachet scented with a wonderful scent. I have it in one of my guest bedrooms and you can smell the scent as you approach the room. Thank you Connie, I love what you made for me.

Next I thought I would show you some more Valentine's in my home.

Below is a quilted wall hanging that I made this week. I had purchased the emboridery from a person that did it by machine cross stitch. Which I did not know you could even do by machine.

I added the pretty valentine print fabric, some ribbons and some millinery.

Now on to the sweet Valentine treats for my loved ones.

Some yummy white cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting and frosted sugar cookies.

Some little sweet treat gift bags for all!

Last I had to show you another one of my favorite little valentine decorations. It's just a little mailbox with doves and letters. Doves always reminds me of my mother, she loved doves and used to feed them right from her hands. She collected dove figurines and I gave them to my daughter. Jen used them on her wedding day on both sides of her wedding cake. They looked so pretty on the table.

Well that's it for another Pink Saturday. It was so nice to have you stop by! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and enjoy looking at some other pink posts today!
Bless you, Shirl


Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day Shirl!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy Pink Saturday & happy valentine's day! wonderful swap gifts.. hope your Valentine's day is great!

debbie said...


Riet said...

LOvely post. I love all your goodies. Happy pink Valentine's day

Mary said...

Hi Shirley!

Oh, I saw your gifts to Connie when I visited her pink Saturday post. Awesome! Love the heart banner and that pillow. Connie's gifts to you were awesome also. Her little birdhouses are adorable and love the scented sachet. Don't you love pretty scents? Your valentine banner is so cute.
I always love your pictures Shirley. Love your jadite and I also love that you use it. I use all my vintage dishes. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Hope your day is wonderful!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Day Shirl,
What wonderful pinks you have! Happy Valentine's Day too.


Llyn M said...

Oh, I love the birdhouse and the mailbox!!

Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day too!!

Jennifer said...

I love all your Pinks Thanks for sharing them! The cupcakes look great! Happy Pink Saturday!


Connie said...

Happy PS and valentines day, my sweet sister/friend! It was a joy to serve you.

JudyBug said...

What wonderful pics. I wish we still dressed like the lady in the first Valentine...well, maybe?

Abundant Blessings said...

Oooh yummy valentine treats for your sweets. Happy Pink Saturday and Valentines day.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Happy PS and Happy Valentine's too!
What a great pink post. I'm drooling over all the pretties and the sweets!
I hope you have a great weekend!

claudie said...

Shirl Your Valentine Post is yummy for sure. Your lovely cookies and treat bags are precious. I can see how much love went into each one of them.
Happy VD & PS
Love Claudie

g said...

Wow, what a sumptuous Valentine's feast!! And now we get to see the other side of the swap. looks like both you and Connie did great! Have a wonderful Pink Valentine'sSaturday!

Loretta said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Your Valentine things are scrumptious! Love that fabric in the new item you crafted this week. You are very talented. I'm so jealous. LOL

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink Sat Mom,I love the gifts you made connie and the house she mad you is adorable.I always loved the little girls you painted they look so pretty under the cloche.I can't wait to taste those cupcakes and cookies they look so good!Hugs,Love ya,Jen

CC said...

Oh My!!!! I love it all. I think my favorite, (if I had to choose one)is the little mailbox. Everything is just beautiful. Happy Valentines Day..have a lovely Pink Saturday.

Elizabeth said...

I love all of your Valentine crafts! I didn't know you could machine cross stitch, either!

Happy To Be said...

Happy Valentines Day and PINK Saturday..Cute post...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


Hi Shirl,
Lovely post today!!Great Valentine treasures and yummy treats. I also had Connie for a swap partner and she made me a lovely birdhouse too! Aren't we the lucky ones!!
I LOVE the heart garland you made. So pretty!!
Could you email me the recipe for the buttercream frosting?! Sounds so very GOOD.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Shirl; Happy P.S. and Happy Valentine's Day. I love all of your pink pretties, and the tasty treats look so very yummy.


Mimi said...

Happy Pink Saturday, oh, and ♥Valentine's Day♥ too!! What a lovely sharing today. Thanks so much!

PS: A little late. Spent the day and evening yesterday with my little grandsons. Nothing like three, handsome men for distraction!

Mimi said...

Happy Pink Saturday, oh, and ♥Valentine's Day♥ too!! What a lovely sharing today. Thanks so much!

PS: A little late. Spent the day and evening yesterday with my little grandsons. Nothing like three, handsome men for distraction!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Everything is so perfectly beautiful as always Shirl!! I dont know how you keep up with everthing so well but you do!!

Love you,

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Goodness Shirl! have such lovilies for V-Day! I DO LOVE that Heart Banner you made for Connie! Just Stunning!

imjacobsmom said...

Mmmmm! I wish I was a valentine at your party. Your treats look so yummy! (I love your cake stand, too). Hope you are having a Happy Pink Weekend! ~ Robyn

KatCollects said...

I love your Valentine wall hanging and the adorable heart banner that you made. You have such talent! Happy belated pink Saturday.

Deanna said...

You certainly gave us a dose of Pink loveliness! I think everything was my favorite!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day
Deanna :D

Sheri said...

Hi Shirl,
What a talented girl you are! All of your artwork is just amazing and the ribbon embroidery--wow! I hope you had a fabulous Valentine's Day weekend & Pink Saturday too!
Sheri ~~ Prim Rose Hill Studio

EnglishCottageRose said...

Your post is just beautiful, yummy treats, lovely cross-stitch, I enjoyed it all, thankyou, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Valentine's Day & PS a little late, sweet Shirl!!

Machine cross-stitch. . . huh?!?! You must email me & explain!!! Inquiring minds have GOT to know!

Love those little hp cuties under the cloche & all your other special treats. BTW, better load up your etsy, I blogged about you today!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents