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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR.....

I am playing in THE FOURTEEN DAYS OF LOVE
with LIZ at THE BRUMBLEBERRY COTTAGE..
This is day 4 and the theme...
STRAIGHT TO THE HEART..
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I love HEARTS...
the little crystal heart dish belonged to my mother and was
PROBABLY bought at the 5 and Dime...sometime in the 3 early 40's..
It is so pretty...heavy, too.
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The little HOME heart pillow is, by far, the cutest and
most loved little pillow I've ever had.
Can you LOVE a little pillow, SHELIA ?
Why, you bet your goose-down feathers, you can !!
My good friend, KATHY that runs KATHY'S COTTAGE made this
beautiful pillow for me..
She has such pretty things in her Etsy Shop..
you should go by and see if there's something you'd love to have...
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I am also playing with SUSAN for TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
and
MICHAEL for FOODIE FRIDAY...
WOO HOO !
This is just a little area beside my library bookshelves..
just behind our little "all occasion" table in the living room..
by that, I mean that sometimes we eat on it...other times, we
might play games on it....
but today....
WE ARE EATING ON IT !! :o)
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RED just seems to be THE color for a VALENTINE'S DAY celebration...
I've set this table, for MR. SWEET and myself, in the simplest of ways...
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I just ADORE the little WILLOW TREE figurines...
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YELLOW TAIL wine..
a friend brought it over and it is waaay too DRY for my taste..
and...a little STRONG...but I LOVE the bottle..:O)
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The cream colored ESTATE SALE dishes went very well
with the rest of the creams I used here...
I am SO proud of those dishes...
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I wanted to share this recipe, in case some of you
have never had it...
It is SO tasty....and SO healthy...
and you're gonna like it a lot !
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It's quick...easy...and your hubby is gonna love ya forever !
It is just full of flavor that you'd not think was there...but...it IS !!
Ever eat at PEI WEI restaurant ?? This is SOMEwhat like THEIR
LETTUCE WRAPS....
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THESE just about bring MR. SWEET to his knees...
EVERY TIME !!


48 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, the lovelies you're sharing! Love those sweet hearts and your table is simply not simple - it's gorgeous! Now I'm going to have to try this recipe It looks delicious and easy. Maybe I can make Mr. Precious sing! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb said...

BJ...love this post....food looks yummy...

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE HEARTS TOO, I HAVE ONE JUST LIKE YOURS ON THE TOP, RIGHT HAND SIDE! LOVE THE LITTLE PILLOW TOO..SO SWEET! THE TABLE IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE RECIPE LOOKS REAL GOOD! I ALSO LOVE THE BIG ROOSTER PRINTS..AWESOME! COME SAY HI :D

Sandi (Meme) said...

How pretty, and the wraps look awesome! Have a blessed week!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey sweet girl...I really love your pillow...and how special to have that candy dish from your mama...to me family things are the best...Hope all is well in your world my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

salmagundi said...

Must try that recipe - sounds so easy and good. Love your little crystal dish that belonged to your mother. Take care, Sally

arkie said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I think that is one my husband might just like!

Love your dishes!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love Pei Wei lettuce wraps...so I should try your recipe. You have such sweet hearts in your home...perfect anytime, particularly for Valentine's Day!

Connie said...

Me too, sweetpea! I love all the pink and red valentines and the chocolate I'm going to receive...if Love Bunny knows what's good for him, he won't forget!
xoxo,
Connie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

well now I know what I am gonna have for lunch tomorrow, it sounds sooooo good, love those white dishes with the raised pattern on the edges, the whole table looks wonderful. I love hearts too and I know you love red and hearts..take care my friend...Phyllis

Mimi said...

A nice romantic table. Love the Willow Tree figurines.

KayEllen said...

so pretty BJ :)

I will be right over:)

Smiles,
KayEllen

xinex said...

Oh how pretty, BJ. I love theat scrolly iron thing. The food looks yummy too...Christine

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty! I really like those Willow Tree figurines too and have a few myself. I am acquiring a taste for the Yellow Tail wine, it grows on you!

DD

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Lovely lovey delightful pics Bj ...love 'em all

Kathleen Grace said...

I am so glad you love your pillow BJ:>) and your home is so filled with love, I'm not surprised to see hearts strewn throughout. I've made lettuce wraps beforre and they are sooo good. Those estate sale dishes were worth every penny you paid, they set a beautiful table and all the little touches you add with candles and the willow tree figurines must make every meal special!

~ Sonny ~ said...

wow wow and wow one more time. The pillow, the food, the dishes.. WOW.
I'm so glad I popped in to see all this eye candy this morning.
Sonny

Justine said...

Ah, I love all that white with shots of red. You just can't go wrong with that combo, can you? And ooh, those wraps actually do look delicious!!!!

how are you guys doing on your "diet"? Has Mr. Sweet lost any weight?

Justine :o )

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love that sweet pillow of yours too.

Those lettuce wraps look so yummy!

Sandy said...

What a great fun blog! So romantic! Stopping by from SITS and planning to look around. Stop by and visit me when you have time.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wow BJ, just saw your Snow Warning. Added it to my blog too.

Wondering where you learned of this?

I hate the ding-dang Snow thingy myself. It slows down blog loading, etc.

Wow!!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Would you please give a link to where you found that Warning... About the Snow widget being dangerous to your computer? Please and thank you.

"And so our stories go..." said...

How lovely. I love hearts too.
Mary

Kathleen said...

I love the Willow figures too..
DH drinks the Yellow Tail Shiraz...very popular here..Sierra Mist Free for me!
Love all your pretty hearts, BJ..

Michael Lee West said...

BJ, I love your hearts and black-and-your recipe looks delicious. I didn't use the snowflake app this year. A while back, my visitor counter was hacked by a dating site and I had to delete everything on my sidebar before I isolated the problem. Scary times when this happens.
XX00

© Jennifer Raley said...

I especially love the latch heart hanger on the door. I love that your "glass heart" is really a crystal heart and that it has a family history. That tablescape thing - I've just got to get myself together for that. It's neat and something I would love to do. :) Thank yoU! Jenn

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That heart pillow is so sweet! I also love your tablescape. Beautiful, as always!

Sarah said...

BJ, I love the idea of your table in the library area. You've shared other beautiful table here before. I'm a heart person too. Having taught school for 30 years, I now find myself with more than enough to select from. Thanks for sharing these today. It's always a pleasure to stop by Sweet Nothings.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI BJ...love your post. Love that bed and that pillow...everything is beautiful. That little pillow is adorable though! My favorite.
Blessings,
Debbie

Sage said...

So nice and peaceful here! Love all you photos; reminds me I should take out all my little angels; great time to display them. Wishing you a fantastic February!
Rita

Jo said...

I love this time of year,too.The cupid has spread hearts and love every where!...and I must try these wraps, healthy and tasty, now who wouldn't want that.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

It is all so lovely..especially the pillow. Having a heart collection of my own, it made me so happy to see yours.
Susan

Dena said...

Okay BJ, I am going to stuff myself in an envelope and mail me to your place. All of that yummy-ness has me feeling WAY too left out over here!

XOXOXO,
Dena

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Sweet looking hearts, BJ. I think those wraps look yummy...but, the Yankee wouldn't touch them. They look too healthy! LOL

~Liz

Marilyn said...

Your Willow Tree angels reminded me that I have one, too. Maybe it can be in my 'red' post... . Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe with all of us. I just may have to give it a try for my lunch one day very soon.

Boy do you have lots of hearts!!!

God bless.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I really love how the room has turned out... looking good! Love all of the hearts and other pretties, too. How wonderful that you have that heart from your mother! :-)

Sending you hugs across the miles...

XO,

Sheila :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your hearts are so pretty, and the mosaics are great! Your table looks beautiful, and I can't wait to try your recipe. laurie

honeysuckle said...

Those lettuce wraps look delicious and yes I love the ones at Pei Wei. Love hearts just like you! And the adorable black and white pillow too.

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful post, BJ!

The wraps look delicious!

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ. I too love hearts and your post. So much prettiness. I am definitely making the lettuce wraps. Thanks for the recipe. I can see you are doing great on your diet...NO SWEETS except you. Big smile.

We have snow again and we are snowed in AGAIN! Our driveway is lethal. At least I still have the net. I don't know how to use the snow trick. Good thing huh?

I will mail your surprise as soon as I can.
Love, xoxo, Jeanne

Joan said...

Oh, BJ, thank you for the notice about the snow widget. I have been having trouble with my blog screen for the past few days. It would not stay on. Something else interrupted my screen. And then this morning, a nasty site appeared. I took off the widget and things seem to be better.

Tere are some new Willow Tree pieces out now just in time for Valentine's Day-J'aime, Surrounded By Love, and Love Angel. We've sold out at my store and awaiting replacements for next weekend.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful post! I love your estate dishes and all of your hearts are so pretty!

I'd love to try your lettuce wraps too, they sound so good!

Ann Creek said...

Really love your post today. The pictures framed by valentines is my favorite. thanks for sharing.
Ann Tin and Sparkle

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I don't know what just happened to blogger. It bleeped me out! lol!

Stopping back by to wish you a Happy Foodie Friday and to ogle your wraps again. Mr. Magpie is a wrapper himself! Loves them, so I want to make a note of what you put in yours. Sounds delish!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

MMM the wrap looks yummy and what lovey stuff you have. Happy Day to you.
Debbie

ButterYum said...

I really like the idea of using lettuce leaves as the wrap. Light and yummy!!

:)
ButterYum

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so pretty and the recipe looks wonderful too. I hope you and Mr. Sweet have a wonderful Valentine's Day -- full of love!