Friday, February 10, 2012


Hello and welcome to a Valentine Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. I am also linking up with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday. Thank you for the invite to join! I'm sorry to be have been away for so long, it's been one thing after another since our sweet Molly died. I fell and hurt my knee, x-ray showed nothing broken but I was in alot of pain. Also having a problem with hives, not sure what's causing that, I'm starting to think stress so far no meds are working to releave this. We lost Molly and also our little Golden Girl is fifteen years old and she's going down hill fast. It's been alot of work taking care of her and seeing her fail so fast is stressful.

Anyway I'm sorry to sound so down, I'm not usually like this. I've managed to get my house decorated for Valentine's Day. I hope you like all my pinkness that I have to share this week. First I have my pink tree in my foyer.

Love my old green chair. I'm thinking about painting some furniture in my upstairs setting room in this color. I have some odd pieces that are different in style and time period so I thought maybe I could tie them together in the same color paint. I'll be sure to post pics if I decide to do that.

Below is a cute little paper craft that friends and I got together and made.

Next I have a cute little ornament that I made for the tree this year. Ed and I just celebrated our 41st anniversary. The pics I used to make this were taken back when we met in spring of 1970.

Next are some faux cupcakes that I made with some friends on one of our crafting nights.

A few closeups.

Were under a winter storm watch and the snow already started flying. Three great magazines arrived in the mail today so I'm planning a cozy weekend at home by the fire reading and crafting!

I love this little card with the chicks, I'm going to try and find that stamp and make that one!

Well that's it for my pink this week, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Hugs, Shirl


Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS & Valentine's Day!

What an amazing tree you have!
Love those faux cupcakes, they look so real!


Mary said...

Hi Shirley. Your foyer and tree always look so sweet and pretty. Love that papercraft and those faux cupcakes. Life around here has been sad also. I keep praying and have faith. Hope you have lots of bright moments in your weekend. Enjoy your magazines and stay cozy! Hugs!! Mary

Lorraine said...

I'm craving pink cupcakes now. What a lovely pink post! Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Marti McClure said...

Your tree is beautiful! And I love the faux cupcakes. My girlfriend Lorraine and I also love to make those. I would love to know how you created yours. So sorry about Molly and hope your knee heals soon! Happy Valentines Day and Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shirl!

I haven't been by to visit in awhile. Thank you for inviting us to visit. Sorry to hear about your sweet Molly. It's always sad when we lose a furbaby. Hope your knee is better too. Love your pretties today that you have shared with us.
The Valentine tree is so cute. Love the picture of you and hubby when you first started dating. such a cute couple. congrats on your anniversary! Hope you have many more happy years.


Self Sagacity said...

beautiful valentine tree. i love the ornaments. visiting from pinksat

Elizabeth said...

Everything is so beautiful !

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Dear Shirl,
I am so very sorry for the loss of yoru beloved Molly....sending a hug...You KNOW that I Love the animals God gives us.
I hope your hives go away...not fun and that your knee gets better. You have been BUSY making fun treasures! The faux cupcakes look like I could EAT them!
You take care!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Happy Anniversary and LOVE your Valentine decorations!
Deb :)

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing all your pretty decorations. I hope you get better and your heart heals. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #16)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl Sweetie...
First I am so, so sorry to hear about your sweet Molly. She was so beautiful and I know she was a joy to you. She left you many memories to enjoy.

Sorry to hear that you fell and hurt your leg, but thankful that nothing was broken. Take it easy sweet friend.

Your home is so decorated with Valentines Day decor. It is so beautiful as always. I love your tree most of all. I put mine away and see now that I should have kept it out and used it year round. Love all the cupids.

Thank you for sharing sweetie. I will be keeping you in my prayers. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Terry said...

Your work is beautiful! Those cupcakes are gorgeous.

I am sorry about your loss.

I am sorry that you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon.

Put your feet up, rest, and enjoy your magazines.


Marti McClure said...

Shirl, Thanks so much for leaving your directions on my blog. I really appreciate it! Those cupcakes really are fabulous. ~Marti

The Tablescaper said...

So sorry to hear that you are not feeling well and I'm really sorry to hear about Molly. Those fluffy ones are so important to us.

Your tree is lovely. Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, you have the prettiest Valentine tree! love it! And those cupcakes are gorgeous!
I'm sorry about your pet. I certainly understand. Sorry you've hurt yourself too. It's good you've told us so we can pray for you.
Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

I'm so happy that you decided to join Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll be here next week too!

- The Tablescaper

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

SO very sorry that you haven't been feeling up to par. Our lil sick ones can really give us stress. But they give us sooo much love, too. I pray that both you and your sweet baby feel better. Sis is doing some better. I always have better days when she does! :0)

Hope your Valentine's Day is extra special, just like YOU are!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl,
Happy Valentine's day. I so hope you are feeling better soon. I do think stress has a lot to do with the hives .
Your pink tree is gorgeous and I love your cupcakes. I have always loved your green chair. It looks very much like the one I have that was my grandmas last dining chair from the 20s.
I will keep you in my prayers to feel better soon. Take good care. Love to you. Celestina Marie

Pearl said...

Loosing pets that we have had for years is a very stressful thing to go through, then when you have to doctor one its double duty. My friend had a friend that passsed away and asked if his friend would keep them forever and he said yes. He already had two of his own. So three more dogs moved in with him! They were all resque animals and they bought them all at the same time. He has lost three of them in 1 1/2 years and it has taken a toll on him. They are part of our family! I'll say a prayer for you and family, your Valentines Day looks wonderful. Be careful and warm. Hugs, Pearl

Chris said...

Hi Shirl, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. 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