Monday, February 4, 2008

Another Beautiful Day

Happy Monday to you! It is a beautiful morning......the sun is shining brightly and a wonderful day is waiting.

What did you think of the Super Bowl? For me, I thought the game was kind of draggie, but the last few minutes were so matter who you were rooting for. Did you have a favorite commerical? As always mine was the Budweiser one with the amazing horses and sweet Dalmatian. It was tasteful and touching. I don't know why but it brought a tear to my eye...I guess when animals are involved I'm just a softie.

I've been seeing lots of darling holiday banners and liked them so much, I wanted to make one. This is my first attempt. I used doilies, three different sizes and colors. I added vintage buttons and the press on letters and there you have it. I was on a roll, so I made several more for friends, all just a bit different. This was fun and I think they all turned out pretty sweet. You still have time to make one, I hope you do.
Here are some of the my Valentine 's I have sprinkled around my living room.
The book cases. Mmmm, I just realized there is not one book here.
I have Hummels and pottery displayed.....I think I better find a book or two.
I love this was a Christmas gift from my friend, I have more fun changing the little vignettes within....this one just makes me smile.

Michelle, thank you for this award, you did make my day. I'm sending you a giant hug. Through blogging I've traveled the world, met the most kind, talented, interesting ladies and I would like to pass this award on to .....
Rosemary and Dona who make my day when I visit them.

Have a happy day is waiting and I'm off to play in the glorious sun. Smiles, Linda


Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
Congrats on your award!! Thank you so much for passing it on to me.
I am honored. As soon as I come up for air, I will post it on my blog.
I love your Valentine Banner and decorations.
I would love to come to your second Sunday sometime.
Have a lovely day, and thanks again.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love the way that your pottery looks! It has all come together to create a very pretty Valentine's Day look. I tend to do my treasure hunting by color with the thought of holiday displays too.

Your banner turned out really nice!

Michelle said...

Hi Linda,

I just love your pretty Valentine's decorations~you create such pretty displays! Your banner is so sweet, it looks wonderful with your moonstone!

What kind of pottery is that? I love it! My hubby just got me a bird made out of pottery that looks to be that same white color..

I hope you enjoy your day!


Dona said...

Oh Linda, Thank You, You make my day to. I always look forward to you visiting. Someday maybe in person?!


kbbryant said...

cute Valentine banner. It is a beautiful day!
Kathy b

A Thing for Roses said...

I see I'm in good company! You got the same award I did. Good job! Love your sweet little valentine decorations. I haven't been as motivated to decorate. Still recovering from Christmas decorations. ha ha Have a great week!


Karen H. said...

Good Evening Linda,
I have been down in the dumps today and haven't had the will to do a post. It has been a mostly cloudy day here and the temperature got up to 72 degrees at one time. We have a very good chance of some very strong Thunderstorms for tomorrow. I love you Valentine's Banner that you did. You did a great job on them. All of your other decorations are just gorgeous. "CONGRATULATION'S" on a very well deserved Award and to the one's you passed it on to. You do brighten my day when I visit. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your decorations are so pretty! I only have one cloche and am constantly on the prowl for more.

The Superbowl was OK...the commercials were OK...LOL

Denise said...

Your Valentine decor is too cute .. I love your banner... I am not a banner person but love to look at others....... I love to look for little treasures hunts and I always go by color for the seasons.... good job on displaying yours....

Teresa said...

Your Valentine decorations are beautiful! I love the banner. Great idea!! Your home looks so sweet. Congratulations on the award. It is so nice to be appreciated!

Have a good week

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I enjoyed seeing your lovely Valentine's decor!! :)

Lib said...

Hope alls well with ya'll.trying to catch up today. Thanks for your well wishes.

Pen Pen said...

I've never decorated for Valentines Day before. I love your little decorations you have displayed around your home. Your family must love coming inside and enjoying your things!

Deb said...

Congratulations on your blog award. I love all your little Valentine decorations & Hummel figurines. Years ago my daughter spotted what she thought was a sweet little figurine for me at a garage sale for 25 cents.
A little boy with a bird on his shoes. Knowing how much I love birds she bought it even though the finger on the little boy was chipped - she knew I wouldn't mind. As soon as she showed me I knew she had picked up a bargain - it is a Hummel :-}

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Such a beautiful display!! I enjoyed my visit!! Thanks, Connie

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Love is in the air... and ON YOUR BLOG. What a fantastic place you have here, I'm enjoying my visit. Thank you Linda for joining our pink artist project. I know your contribution will be beautiful. Please mail your square to me by March 1. If you can't meet that deadline, no worries there is also a wall hanging art piece in the works. All squares will go towards these projects to benefit the Susan G. Komen fund. It is an honor to work with you on this important cause. Happy day to you, Monica :)

Alice said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and I'm so happy to have found yours. I've enjoyed so much seeing your beautiful decorations and I especially liked reading your tea post. If you don't mind, I'll add you to my blogroll so I don't "lose" you inside my messy computer.

Esther Sunday said...

Congrats on your well deserved award! I was happy for the Giants. I always cheer on the underdogs! Your banner is lovely - great job! I just struggle with that stuff. And your valentines decor is sweet! Love, Esther

Muum said...

love your banner! It even looks like something I could manage. thanks for visiting my blog !

kathyann said...

You did a great job on your Valentine banner!
Well done on getting your award!love from Kathyann and the girls

Brenda said...

Love your deco. Looks very nice.A cute way to bring some love into your home.

PAT said...

Linda, congratulations on this award!

I love your Valentines!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Linda!
Congrats on the award! The horse and dalmation commercial was my favorite too!

Your valentine decor is so romantic and sweet!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey!! I was going to let you know I am hosting a swap! It is called "Hanging up Springtime" come check it!!


Rosehaven Cottage said...

February is one of my favorite months too. I love all the red and pink for Valentine's Day. Your Valentine's decorations are just gorgeous!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Kelli said...

Congratulations on your award! I enjoyed seeing your Valentine decoration and your banner is beautiful! I love the buttons you added too.
P.s. Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway!

Sharon said...

What cute valentine decorations you have! I am decorating tomorrow - yea!!!

I didn't watch the super bowl, my hubby was watching it, but I was doing busy work around the house, I'm just not that into it. The only time I get into it is when we go to a party and we bet quarters on the score!

Hugs, Sharon

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Linda,
Your valentine banner is lovely! and your decorations are sweet.
I saw some of the Super Bowl, and being in Australia I had no clue but I did enjoy the last few minutes too!!!