Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I changed my Xmas wreath (which is still on my door) into a Valentine's wreath. It's there to welcome you to have lunch with the girls and I today.

I usually prepare a special breakfast. But Adriana's at a sleep-over and Libby is still in bed. But I set the table and the treats are ready to be served when I come back from church at around noon. If you'll be here by 12:30, that would be perfect!
Here's a close-up of these cute plates that I got from the Dollar Store many years ago.
I made a delicious pasta salad and a green salad to go with our cold chicken and the fresh biscuits I've just made. They're a basic baking powder biscuit, but I like to add some grated lemon and orange peel. Yum!
I also made some pink cupcakes and I'm going to stuff them with a strawberry and cream cheese mixture. I've never done this before, but how can you go wrong with those ingredients!
Here they are, newly stuffed. Now I'll add some icing sugar to the remaining mixture and frost them.
I put a couple of almond slivers on the top to form a heart shape. Don't they look good?

And another tradition I have is to put a small gift on each plate. This year it's a pair of Dollar Store socks and a cup-o-hugs and kisses.
I don't have these cups, but I wish I did.
After lunch and a little conversation, I'll bid you adeau and Happy Valentine's Day with a parting hug. Come back soon!
Now, I'd better call my daughters and wish them a Happy Valentine's Day. I miss them on days like this, days full of tradition and the love that fills them.
Happy Valentine's Day my blogging buddies. You are very dear to me and fill some of the empty spaces in my life with your love, laughter and tears. May your day be wonderful!


Anna said...

Happy Valentine's Day,my dear!!Your table is so full of hearts and love!I love sheep.Your Christamas/Valentine's Day wreath is a very good idea.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I wish I could say I'd meet you at the door after church today. Your table looks divine and the luncheon sounds scrumptious. Those cupcakes look so good too! Happy Valentines Day!

knitwit said...

What a fun tradition--and I love that some of it came from the dollar store!

Fran Hill @ Being Miss said...

That was all very tasty. Thank you. Happy Valentine's Day.

Suburban Princess said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
Your lunch looks great!

Eva Gallant said...

Looks like a wonderful lunch! I'll be thinking of you! Love those cupcakes!

The Garden of Egan said...

That is awesome! I love your wreath and tablescape!
You are most clever and I'm sooooo glad I found ya in bloggywood!
Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Cherie said...

Happy Valentines Day Doris!

Your blog is always so happy and filled with things that make me smile!
I love that you turned your Christmas wreath into a Valentine wreath.
I also love all of your Valentine decor and food - Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Barb said...

Happy Day to you, too! I like your celebration from door to table - those cupcakes look yummy, and I could use a pair of the socks.

elizabethm said...

Those look great. Love the cupcakes and love the warmth of your table.

Terra said...

I missed this celebration this year, and will try to be there for Valentines Day in 2011. Just kidding. It looks like a great celebration that you created.

Anita said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the day of love! I would say that I hope you had a good one, but I'd have to say it appears you had a great one!

Nezzy said...

I hope ya'll had the best Valentine's Day. How could you miss with all that lovin' going on???

I'm so sorry I missed it. Hubby and I had a picnic on the hearth roastin' hot dogs and marshmallows in the fireplace with a Nascar race in the background. Ahhhh, nothin' says lovin' like the roar of a speeding engine! Heeeheehe!!!

You have the best week sweetie and may God richly bless it!!!

ethelmaepotter! said...

You are so incredibly creative! I never would have even thought to turn my Christmas wreath into a Valentine's wreath - and now that I look at it, it would be so easy - following your lead, I shall do so next year!
Your cupcakes look scrumptious! Were they as good as you'd hoped?