Saturday, February 13, 2010


Hello and welcome to A Valentine Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Please go to visit her and you can get a list of all the other participants.

Please pray for Beverly, I just found out that she is in the hospital with gallbladder surgery. Prayers to you Beverly. I hope by now you are resting comfortable!

Today Beverly asked us to show something related to Valentine's Day so I've posted a few of my favorite Valentine's.
Above is a very old pic of my sweet little Angel, she was only about three years old when this pic was taken. She used to pose really pretty for my ebay auctions back then. LOL

It's been snowing here since last week when I posted and what a week it has been. Last Friday night when I was trying to put up my pink saturday post my electric kept going off and on and I finally gave up and just posted my blog as it was and went back in and edited on Saturday when my husband got the generator up a running. I had spelling mistakes, links not added, Oh my gosh what a mess it was. It took me over 7 hours to upload pics because of the snow and I was just to tired to fool with it any longer. Of couse it was at a time when I had alot of early visitors, oh well, I'm sorry for any mistakes that were on here at the time you read it.

School was cancelled all week except for one day. Our electric was out for 3 days, our generator broke. You have no idea how thankful I am to have electric!!!LOL I've heard there are still some people in Penna. and WV that do not have electric yet. How hard it must be for them. We are lucky enough to still have gas when our electric is out so we had heat and were able to cook.

Now on to more Valentine Pinkness! Below is my Valentine tree, which I showed you before but love it enough to post it again.

Another favorite Valentine for me is my shelf over my couch. I decorated it all up with vintage Valentines and Hankies which is an idea that I borrowed from my friend Deb of Garage Sale Gal. If you've not been to her blog treat yourself to a visit with her. She is so creative! Finds the greatest flea market finds. It's always a treat to visit her.
Next I have a few pics of my porch this Valentine's Day. I leave my blue spruce and roses in the window boxes that I put in at Christmas time and add some hearts and red bows for Valentine decorating.

I just made this pretty pearl heart this week. I bought the heart, added the pink bells and made a rose using a new fabric rose making kit that I purchased at JoAnn's fabric store. Pearls are a favorite of thing of mine.
A close up.
I had gotten a special order to make Valentine tags. I loved how they came out and thought I'd share them with you. So here they are.

On Saturday my husband and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary. He surprised me with this beautiful bracelet. We were snowed in so we could not go out for dinner, we stayed home and had a delish homemade dinner of beef stew & dumplin's by candlelight.

Update on our deer that we have been feeding~~~ See the little one in the front holding her leg up? Well that poor deer, had a badly broken leg when we first started feeding her. It looked like a really bad break and just kind of dangled. We thought she would have to be put down but had hoped and prayed that with us feeding her she might stand a chance. Well it must have helped because she can now put pressure down on her leg. Oh I just can't tell you how happy I am about that!
In this pic they were headed up to the porch to let us know they were waiting to be fed.

Here comes the food little ones!!!!!!

Well that's it for this week. I will be back on Sunday with my Amour Valentine Swap. Can't wait to share my gifts with you, my swap partner really spoiled me.
Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. I really enjoy sharing my life with you all! Really a blessing to this gal that lives in such a rural area!!
Blessings to everyone! Shirl


Lisa said...

Oh I love all your Valentine goodies! They are lovely! How nice to feed the deer!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink sat Mom Love all the Val pics and the porch looks great.I love all the tags you made Libby.The deer are just so pretty.Love the bracelet Dad got you.Happy Ann!Love you!Hugs,Jennifer

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORE all of your Valentine's decorations....your tree, your vignettes and the outside of your home! Lovely! Your tags are gorgeous! And so are the deer!! LOL! I really enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Tami said...

Oh Shirl...what a perfect post today! Your porch is stunning..I loved your kitty and the pearls!! Oh my goodness.
The crowning touch has to be the deer. How lucky are you.
Happy Valentine's Day! xo Tami

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

All your pinks are so lovely- I have to tell you when I seen your deer with the broken leg my heart just leaped. I also feed the deer with alfalfa and my landlord feeds them corn. Well anyways we had a youngster that had a broken leg, but the poor thing didn't survive and it died in my arms. I couldn't feed it like I would of wanted too especially if I had my hands on the corn... my landlord is a control freak!
I'm so glad the deer is getting stronger and have people like you that care. God Bless you for that!

Have a Wonderful Pink Saturday-

rosechicfriends said... have just the most yummies eye candy ever! Great job on the tags..they turned out great!

Happy PINK...Lorena

Connie said...

Ohmygoodness, the porch IS set for spring, honey! Just beautiful, but I'd expect nothing else from you.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Shirl, first of all, Happy Anniversary! What a lovely gift from your DH! And you are so decked out for Valentine's... looking very festive at your home!!!

And that story about the deer is so sweet. I'm glad, too, that the little one is better. You are taking such good care of them, and I know the Lord is looking down and smiling.

Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day, too!


Sheila :-)

Terri Morse said...

Hi Shirl! It sounds like you were worse off than we were during last weeks snowy apocalypse ! At least we haven't lost our power. One of our cars is still buried under five feet of snow. I keep hoping it will melt. You've be really busy. Each one of your tags is more beautiful than the last. I love your Valentine tree. I found some little glass heart ornaments like yours, but they're white. I think I'll spray paint them red! Your kitty is so precious and your newfie, Molly, reminds me of Lucy, a St. Bernard that I was Mommy to for eleven years. I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Terri

Denise said...

WOW, I love your porch!
Everything is beautiful.
Love the deer! My husband would think he was in heaven with all those deer around. Amazing!
Thanks for sharing.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Shirl,

It's always such a pleasure to visit you! Love all of your valentine pretties. Love how your kitty poses so graciously. lol
Love those valentine tags! I must make some to decorate with. thanks for sharing!


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Opps! Sorry I forgot to congratulate you on your anniversary! What a beautiful bracelet! Hope you have many more happy yrs together.


Lori said...

Love the bracelet! Happy Valentines Day! Congrats on your Anniversary!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl! What a divine pink post you have shared with us today! I love all your pinkness. I hardly know where to start, it is all so lovely! That valentine tree is absolutely adorable and the outside of your home is very pretty all decked out for Valentine's Day. The deer are so sweet and so graceful; love them! How nice to have them on your property! I love your kitty too; how precious she is all soft and fluffy! A lovely post; thank you. Happy Valentine's Day to you.


vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day, Miss Shirl. Wow, this post has so many pretty things,I love all the tags and the snow/deer pictures, but the bracelet is my favorite! LOVE it.
Love your porch, take care and stay warm!

She'sSewPretty said...

Shirl! Each picture is prettier than the last but my favorite is the picture with the deer. You and your husband are so special to care about them. I know many people try hard to keep them off their property. I know you must have felt so good to see that baby putting weight on his leg. Good for you!
Have a wonderful Valentine's weekend. Stay safe and warm!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Shirl Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day. What a wonderful anniversary present. Pink Bling. Girl he is a keeper. Such eye candy beauty here today sweet friend.

I love all the hearts and Valentine's so beautiful. I love your shelf. How sweet is that.

My gosh your front porch too. I can't believe how beautiful it looks. How did you stand the cold long enough to go out there and decorate? So pretty, I love the little hearts on all the greenery, so beautiful.

The little dear God bless her heart, has survived and made it. Isn't that wonderful? You helped her to survive with good nourishment. I know those dear will love you all forever. She is so precious. Struggled along to come to eat.

Have a beautiful Valentine's Day even if you are stuck indoors, you have the home decorated so beautifully it will give you two all the Romance that you need. I love it.

Country hugs and so much love sweetie...Sherry

Marydon Ford said...

G'day, Shirl ~ What awesome creations you have ... so pink & inviting.

Your porch is fabulous!

Love you are feeding the deer, & sooo glad to hear that the little ones leg is getting better.

Did I ask you where you live? If not, did you see we are having a gathering of blog ladies in April? I'd love to hear from you ...

Happy Valentine's
Have a loving weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love all your Valentine things. Putting your vintage hankies on the mantel is an idea I am going to steal, if you do not mind. Your home looks so romantic. I love everything. Have a great Valentine's Day. Hugs, Martha

The Muse said...

i have never seen a sweeter transition from a winter Christmas porch to a Valentine one!

and i see you too are helpings God's creatures...
we have 40 inches of snow...
poor little things...

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, I'll pray for that little deer, too. God bless it's heart. What a pretty little herd they're so blessed.
All you many pretties but I must comment on the pink kerosene's just lovely!
Happy Valentine's Day and PS. Your beef and dumplings sounds wonderful ;)

someplace in thyme said...

As much as I love your post today and all the wonderful pictures, I just have to say that the deer are the best. I would love to see more, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentines Day to you sweetie, Char

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl, everything is beautiful as usual. Your Valentine tags are gorgeous! My fav is the one of the little girl looking over her shoulder at the little boy holding the heart box! Angel is so beautiful! So glad the deer is better ~ that would worry me, too, to see it hurting. Oh, and hug Ed good for giving you that beautiful bracelet. Happy Anniversary, dear friend!

Happy PS!


Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Patricia said...

What a beautiful post ! Your porch is just wonderful - I love your idea.Happy Valentine's To You ! I hope you are having a wonderful
celebration on this day of Pink and Red and all things of
Pretty Romance. Happy Pink Saturday !!! and have a lovely
new week.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love all of your wonderful valentines, you have such an eye for pretty valentines, love your precious little angel and of course molly, your porch looks just so inviting, love it...i am a new follower of yours and I would love for you to come on over for a visit....Phyllis

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love all of your wonderful valentines, you have such an eye for pretty valentines, love your precious little angel and of course molly, your porch looks just so inviting, love it...i am a new follower of yours and I would love for you to come on over for a visit....Phyllis

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Shirl; Love the tags you made so pretty... oh and the pearl heart with the pink bells,,,, love it;;;;;;
OH gosh your front porch is decorated so pretty,, love all the red hearts and bows... so glad the sweet little deer is doing ok,, how beautiful they all are just waiting to be fed.... Happy Pink Saturday;
Happy Valentine's Day


Pearl said...

You know I love it all and oh my your tea cup pin cushion is just magic! Happy Valentines Day Shirl