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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Parties

A few VALENTINES from the past...
and some from the present.
VALENTINE'S DAY
has always been a favorite holiday of mine.
I can remember getting the most beautiful,
mostly  handmade cards from school mates...
and I definitely remember my first box of candy
from....a....boy !
 *hanging head and kicking dirt clods
Mr. Sweet is my favorite VALENTINE...
I made him a big, ole
CHOCOLATE PECAN FUDGE HEART..
and he loved it. :)
Not a Valentine lunch...
this was in the heart of the summer...
 salad, served on heart shaped  plates taste TWICE as good...
....a pretty VALENTINE dessert....
This beautiful VINTAGE, bisque angel
hung above childhood photos of my brother and I
all the time we were growing up.
Mother said it was our guardian angel...
She is so pretty...and I am so glad to have her.
The most beautiful little crystal paperweight with
Love grows...
a treasured gift from my son and daughter when they were teenagers...
*sigh
I am blessed.
These LOVE BIRDS are for all of you and your sweeties....
That Valentine Pie looks a little ragged...
but it sure tasted good...
MR. SWEET....
We will be Valentines
forever and ever.......
                           amen !
We both hope your Valentine season is filled
with LOVE and ROMANCE and HAPPINESS.

53 comments:

xinex said...

So lovely, BJ, everything on the table but even lovelier is you and your sweetheart being in love for over 50 years...Christine

Sherry said...

Pretty table BJ. Love that you two have had such a blessed 50 years! That is wonderful!
Sherry

Melissa F said...

What a sweet post! I really enjoyed it.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your red tablescapes with those gorgeous heart plates are so cheery and bright and lovely! Isn't it a blessing to be married to someone you consider your Valentine for always?

Shelia said...

Most romantic and charming, Dear BJness! :) You and Mr. Sweet are a blessed couple.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Simply beautiful BJ-Happy Valentine's Day-enjoy:@)

Becky said...

BJ, everything looks great! I'm particularly drawn to your heart summer table as I watch snow coming down outside my windows tonight. Thanks for joining our Colours of Love party!

Becky

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
As much as "Mr. Ed" loves chocolate and pecans. . .I love coconut cream pie. We'll both be right over to help you and Mr. Sweet clean your plates! HA! All your rememberances touched my heart and warmed my soul today during my visit! Thank you dear friend for this lovely post. Yes. . .I have a romantic evening planned. Praying Mother Nature co~operates!
Fondly,
Pat

Marlis said...

To many more years of happiness for you both! Your table with the heart dishes looks wonderful.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

That salad looks yummy, Beeej. Those plates are darling!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

hi bj, your guardian angel is beautiful and you are so lucky to have her! You and your hubby look so happy together--like perfect Valentine sweethearts! Linda

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Good to know you want to keep Mr. Sweet as your Valentine after 50 years....I liked the Angel... your mother also had good taste in decorating...must be where you got it. Stay Warm Trish

Suzie said...

Pure Sweetness!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet table. May you and Mr. Sweetness have many, many more happy years to come!

XO,
Jane

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Gorgeous, Lady B!

Love the small touches. They are the one who makes our table looks pretty.

You always share your smart ideas of tablesettings.

Happy TS day.
/chie

Lori Lucas said...

How absolutely adorable. It was made even more so by the fact that clearly you two lovebirds enjoy your time together! Lori L

Sarah said...

BJ, love all you heart plates, especially the ones serving dessert. ;-) Oh, I guess I'll have a piece of the chocolate and the lemon meringue.
Blogger has been doing strange things tonight. It keeps telling me I'm not signed in when I go to leave a comment. ~ Sarah

Linda Chapman said...

Happy Valentine's to YOU! This is a lovely post chock full of romantic charm!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, shoot! I was here this morning and thought I left a comment...then saw you over at BNOTP..and came back to see what I missed if anything and NO COMMENT FROM ME! I am doing something wrong..
Anyway...sheesh! I LOVE your tablescape...I ALWAYS do!
Cute, cute, cute! And you even have pie!!! I LOVE pie! Especially lemon. It IS lemon isn't it? I LOVE lemon!
Sooooo...am I invited! :)
Hugs to you my friend!
Mona

Pat said...

So pretty BJ! It all looks wonderful.

You two are fabulous!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day, BJ. You and Mr. Sweets have made a wonderful life together.

Your sweetheart table looks just beautiful. Romance is a good thing.♥♥♥

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Good Morning bj -

Just beautiful and sweetly romantic!
Great photos too.

Thanks so much for joining my first linky party on The Little Round Table and I hope that you will be able to visit again soon.

Candy

Phyllis said...

I just love the picture of you and Mr. Sweet!

Vee said...

Sweet post and how wonderful to say that the two of you have been sweethearts for over 50 years. It's inspiring! What a great story about the guardian angel, too.

Terry said...

Howdy BJ
Happy Valentines to you and your handsome sweetheart :)
Love the images you shared with us . Makes me want to go plan a party to wish you many more happy years together !
You are so creative and always inspire me to do more .
Blessings to you and yours .
Until next time
Happy Trails

Bead and Needle said...

FABULOUS post - LOVE red and white! Happy Thursday, BJ - Tanya

Shug said...

Beautiful pictures BJ...
I love Valentines too...Such a SWEET Day! Over 50 Years? What a Blessing!

Hugs,
Shug

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Well, you should have posted that fudge brownie LAST because that is all we thought about BJ! Your table is darling, love the angel - what a lovely keepsake....as well as Mr. Sweet :)

Marie Arden said...

Beautiful photos and yummy treats. It is a wonderful and rare thing to be married so long and so happily. Celebrate every day!
Marie Arden Pink Living

The Fajdich Times said...

So pretty! Happy Valentine's Day:)

Designs By Pinky said...

BJ, my honey will always be MY valentine too, we have been married for 43 years now!!! I have NO CLUE where the time went! I love your tables, and your angel is precious as is your paperweight! All the food looks delicious!!! XO, Pinky

Kathleen said...

What a pretty table! I just love that red tablecloth, it jumps off the page! Happy ♥ to you and Mr. 2 Sweet! :) You are a grand couple!

Reeni said...

What a sweet post! I loved seeing all of your pretty sweet nothings and yummy food.

Debbie said...

This is so sweet! Not only do I like everything you put on the table, but I really love the love story of you and your husband for 50 years.

That's wonderful. I want to be you when I "grow up".

Beth said...

BJ, I love your summer table. Love the red tablecloth and the polka dot and red heart plates. Needless to say, yor food looks good too, as always. Congrats to you and your Valentine!
Blessings, Beth

Jane said...

Hi BJ
Loved the summer table with all the hearts...and the "heart healthy" salad. :-) It's so wonderful to read that you and your sweet man have been happily married for 50 years. In today's world, that's an amazing feat!
Enjoy your "sweetest day".
Jane (artfully graced)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hello Ms. BJ!

I adore your images!
I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Maggie said...

What a delightfully romantic post, the two of you look perfect together, BJ.
Love all your settings, the heart shaped plates are adorable.
May I take just a small slice of that wicked looking lemon meringue pie, please?

Sarah said...

BJ, I'm back this morning for another slice of lemon meringue. Yum! ~ Sarah

Sherry said...

Thanks so much for joining me BJ!! I love your pretty red table. I also read your "scared" post and had a good laugh. I can just picture this. Me and the 5 yr old were home the other day and something went thump thump in the dining room right after I took the pictures for this post of my G. Grandfather's desk. We still don't know what it was. It was pretty loud. My 5 yr old turns to me (has seen ghost hunters w/teens a few times too many) and he says, "do you think that was your great grandpa because you are taking pictures of his desk?" LOL I assured him that he probably would love the desk being used. Your post was just so funny because we just had the same kind of experience. Thanks so much again for coming by.
Sherry

Daphne said...

I enjoyed reading your Valentine tribute. Thanks for joining The Colors of Love!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, what a wonderful post! 50 years and still in love! You can't send a better Valentine message than that! What a cute photo of the two of you. I luv your polka dot plates, and your dessert looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking this testament to enduring love to the Valentine party. laurie

Donnie said...

Love your pink choices today. That table is gorgeous. Happy Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Awww I just love the idea of using those heart-shaped plates anytime rather than just on Valentine's Day! Must be true love!

HPS,
Jacalyn

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi BJ, all your valentines look so wonderful, and that little bisque angel looks like the ones that I've shown in my post. LOVE them! You and Mr. Sweet have a wonderful Valentine Weekend!
xo,
Debra

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Such a darling post! Loved every photo and sentiment!
Hope you have the sweetest of Pink Saturdays!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Your chocolate pecan heart looks scrumptious....my hubby is a sweetaholic and I know he would love one....
Your table is very romantic and pretty!
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentines Day!
Jil

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely setting and congratulations on your anniversary!



~ Gabriela ~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love that you and your sweetheart have been devoted to one another for so long.

Thank you so very much for posting the tea button.

Be blessed and happy hearts day!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty! Wishing you and your sweet Mr. BJ a wonderfully sweet Valentines! Love the heart plates!

Marigene said...

Late to the party, as usual,...Your table is so pretty, even if it was in the heart/heat of the summer!
Happy Valentin's to you and Mr. Sweet.

Kathy said...

Hello BJ,
I hope I have as many years with my Dearest - you two look so happy!
Happy Valentines!
Kathy

Tardevil said...

Hey BJ,
Happy Valentine's Day! Everything always looks so good at your house! Especially the FOOD! The salad looks so pretty on a heart plate! Love all the v-day decor! The guardian angel is my fave. Hope you and Mr. Sweet have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
XO, Tardevil