Thursday, February 11, 2010

Laurie's Valentine's Party

Now when Laurie throws a party, I'm not about to miss it! I didn't get much Valentine's decorating done, but I'll post a few things.

Loved these Valentine's plates from Marshall's. And if you notice I'm serving up special "party food" too --- fresh ivy!

A couple of "love birds" to sing so sweetly a little birdie love song.

A special delivery Valentine's heart just for you!

A vintage Valentine -- someone had a crush on "Irene" a long time ago!

And lastly, my Dad -- who's in the hospital recovering from open heart surgery -- I'm so glad that with his new and improved heart, we'll have more time to share with him! Now that's the best Valentine a girl could get!

Thanks Laurie, for the invite -- now hurry on over to Laurie's blog to join the fun!


  1. I'm so glad to hear your dad is doing well. That is the best gift of all. Rosie

  2. I am happy to meet you and to read good news about your daddy!...
    I understand your gift...the snow here has passed it's welcome :)
    And I adore the Ivy...on your table...
    perhaps spring fairies and woodland angels may drop by...a good hostess has to be prepared :)

  3. That is the best Valentines Day gift isn't those plates and I love the cherub with the old fashioned card, it is so cute...Have a happy Valentines Day my friend...Phyllis

  4. Martha, What great news about your dad! I STILL love those plates. So pretty, and I do think the ivy adds an unexpected touch!! Thank you so much for joining the party. laurie

  5. Oh I am so happy to hear the good news about your Dad...wonderful!

    I hope you don't mind if I come take those plates from you! I think they need to live with me...hehe! I love them!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. How wonderful that you dad is doing so well! Great news indeed! I love all your little Valentines goodies. Much better than chocolate any day! Well . . . almost!

  7. I'm happy that your dad is doing well. Your Valentine's touches are pretty. I especially like your postcard.

  8. What great news about your dad. Love those Marshall's plates. So pretty.

  9. Hi Martha, just hoping in to wish you a great weekend and a Happy Valentines Day.

    Your plates are beautiful. Love them.

    Great news about your gift of all!


  10. What a wonderful Valentine you recieved from your dad. A new improved HEART! how touching. You are so lucky to be able to enjoy more time with him. Life is a treasure!

  11. Great news about your father, Martha.

    Beautiful post!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  12. great post, glad your daddy is strong and sure!

  13. Great news about our father. Pretty vignette.

  14. Hi Martha...

    Ohhh yes...your daddy doing better is truly the best gift of all!!! I'm rejoicing with you, my friend!!!

    I just visited your beautiful Valentine's Day's gorgeous! I love all the soft pinks...and ohhh, all that gorgeous pink depression glass!!! It looks fabulous with your pretty Valentine it!!! I really like how you did your table centerpiece with all the different heights and layers! I couldn't help but notice that pretty soft pink polka dotted ribbon...oohhh!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely table with us, Martha! Oh...and I'm crossing my fingers that your pink glasses from ebay make it to you with no problems too!!!

    Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my place to take a peek at my Beloved Valentine table...and for leaving such a sweet note, my friend!

    Have a happy Valentine's Day...
    Chari @Happy To Design

  15. I love your Valentine's tablescape, and it's wonderful news that your father is doing well after his surgery. As you said, it's the best Valentine you could get.

  16. I love the plates...and how sweet about your dad. Happy Valentine's Day.


  17. Your plates are lovely...and your tablescape beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

  18. aw..this is a precious post you have done here....i'm glad to hear your father is doing alright...
    i lost my dad almost two years I know just how precious it is to still have him around!

    many blessings to you and yours...

    come by and see me sometime..
    i'll follow you now...
    it was nice to meet you on your blog!

  19. Praying all goes well with your dad's recovery. The valentine plates are so pretty! I love birds are very cute! Blessings on your weekend...

  20. All very pretty! Glad your father is doing well - a new heart for Valentine's Day, how appropriate!! ;-)

    I'm a little late for Laurie's Valentine party, but I just posted!

    Happy Valentine's Day!!


  21. Oh your little love birds are so sweet! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


  22. I forgot to say how happy I am that your daddy is doing better!

  23. Oh I love those plates. I saw them and was so tempted. They are gorgeous and a beautiful table. What a thrill your dad is recovering so well. Such a blessing. Hugs, Marty

  24. Your dishes and cherubs are SO cute!! What a very festive table!

    I am so happy to hear that your father is on the mend! Happy Valentine's Day!


  25. Charming party and I so hope your Dad is doing just great. That's a wonderful photo of him. :)

  26. Hi Martha! Oh, I'm so glad to hear your Dad is doing well. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  27. So glad your dad's doing well. That is truly the best Valentine present ever!...Christine

  28. I've been enjoying everyone's Valentine's decor. I love the white cherub with the heart the best. And glad to hear your Dad is getting better. My mom had a heart valve replaced about a month ago. She is doing better everyday. We too are thankful for the extra time. Family is everything! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. I really appreciate it.

  29. What a special Valentines having your Dad there!! Makes for a special day!

    Your love birds and plates are just so pretty!


  30. Hi Martha,

    thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. Love your pretty Valentines table! Hope your dad is doing well.


  31. Such a beautiful tablescape. I love the hearts on your pretty plates. I will say a prayer that your dad continues to recover and feels better every day. If he has some down days tell him not to be discouraged. My hubby had open heart and it took him a good six months to feel like his old self again. Now he is doing great.