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Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentines Touches Around the Cottage House…




How fun Valentines Day is for my kids!  We have a valentine fairy that visits while my children are sleeping & surprises the family with some morning fun!  The best part is when I pour the milk in their glasses, it’s always PINK!

Cottage Great Room…

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Cottage Kitchen…

The kids come into the kitchen to find the table decorated with just a small goodie to make their day special!  This is probably the only day of the year worth showing a “table scape” as we are not fancy and by no means have pretty tables like most of yours – however this breakfast is full of pinks/whites/reds!

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Cottage Den…

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Where did I purchase some of these cute accessories?

pillows – Wrapitupllc

banner – askamy


book bundle – PetiteMichelleLouise

table scape & tins – PbKids

light décor – Joyworks & World Market

Linking to http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…

49 comments:

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Your such a great mom!!!
I see you got your link up again :)
Come spring I'll start joining in!
Have a fabulous weekend!
XO

michelle said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love all your Valentine touches and those plates are adorable! Have fun!!

Donnie said...

What sweet memories you are making. Just lovely. Happy Pink Saturday.

Blondie's Journal said...

You really know how to make Valentine's Day magical for your children. They are lucky to have such a sweet mom!!

XO,
Jane

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! What a wonderful little cottage you have. Will be back to see the garden in spring! Thanks for linking up to my new party!
Sherry

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I know your children are delighted. Everything looks so festive.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun! I'm sure everyone loves it! Happy Valentine's Weekend:@)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie, your cottage looks just beautiful all decorated for Valentines, and what fun traditions you have for your children... memories they will cherish the rest of the lives... I am going to go back and take another look, I don't want to miss a thing... I love how much you care about your home and family and pets!... xoxo Julie Marie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

how sweet! what loving touches and what endearing memories for your children! i am so happy that my book bundle is there amongst it all. merci..merci! :)

Jeri ~ said...

Your valentine decorations are wonderful -- everything is so pretty!!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Lovely details!



~ Gabriela ~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how sweet this all is! I know that your kids are just delighted with this!

Verde Farm said...

How cute is that!!! Love your LOVE banner. I know your kids will always remember that pink milk and the special morning finds. I still remember those types of things from my childhood. What a good momma you are. So sweet.

Here On Crow Creek said...

Everything looks sooo pretty! I am in LOVE with your dining area. Simply beautiful!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

I don't know how you do it, it feels like I just took the Christmas decorations down, looks great though:)

texasdaisey said...

What a fun tradition! When my girls were young I would let them invite their very favorite friend over for lunch. It was a dress up affair and I would set the table with our very best and prettiest china and crystal. The table would look romantic and beautiful. I would serve up romantic foods and their dad would stop in for a visit with a rose for each girl. It would be so fun for them to go back to school with tales of their fun "grown up" lunch.
Debbie

Kelly said...

Oh, I want to have Valentine's breakfast at your cute table!

Kelly

Light and Voices said...

Looks like you are all ready for Valentine's Day fun! HPS!
Joyce M

Linda said...

Your house looks so festive...and your pink milk idea is so cute!

Lori said...

Just adorable, fun and so sweet. Your family must LOVE the way you LOVE them. Happy Valentine's Day!
Lori

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday, what a wonderful post, happy Valentines Day! xoxo Marilou

sandra said...

I love your valentine home! That is so cute, having pink milk to start the day. Happy heart weekend!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love LOVE! Particularly when it is pink.

Happy hearts day to you and yours.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute table and so much for for your children! Thanks for joining JFF this week. hugs, Linda

Roselle said...

What a fun idea for your kiddies! Everything is so festive and sweet.
Happy Valentine's weekend with the ones you love.
Roselle

Mermaids of the Lake said...

What a fun home to grow up in! I loved all your images. Cute, sweet little bird too!

Debbie

Lynn said...

Love your photos, your home, your ideas. A Valentine Fairy at night, that has to be the cutest idea yet. LOVE LOVE LOVE your white with is it pine? furniture and floors. I would so love to have pine flooring, but that is one request my hubby made for the entire house, he loves nice thick carpet, not wood floors. He is such a blessing, of course we have beautiful carpet, not flooring. Happy Pink Saturday, Valentine's Day.

amykh2 said...

Everything looks beautiful! Thanks so much for plugging my little Etsy shop- the banner fits in perfectly with your festive, shabby chic decor!
www.askamy.etsy.com
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Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Your home is gorgeous and truly looks as if its been visited by a fairy! Why didn't I think of the pink milk? I made pink pancakes and the boys wouldn't touch them! lol At least I enjoyed them.
Have the sweetest of Pink Saturdays!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, I had to scroll up and down and up and down just to take it all in! You have so many wonderful ideas and your home is absolutely gorgeous! I see that you are a NW girl too...I'm in Oregon. :-) I love all of your sweet Valentine touches and we so appreciate you sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Ann said...

All your decorating in lovely. The little cone is so cute in the first picture. I love the den with the pillows. Happy Pink Sat.
Ann

Miss Gracie's House said...

What sweet touches of *love* you have shown...have great weekend!
Rene

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
I am so in LOVE with your beautiful cottage. It just screams LOVE.

I absolutely adore your dining area, and your hutch is just gorgeous. Oh my is it ever pretty with all of the white ceramic ware. I love it.

Your white tulips really pop, and they are so pretty. I bet the kids love to see what you have done each time you decorate.

Now those two pillows are just the perfect touch to carry it on out in the next room, and your banner is SO pretty. Love it.

I thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful cottage with me this evening. I have so enjoyed myself. I hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday and just the Happiest Valentine's Day ever.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Anneke said...

wow, your house looks so pretty and wonderful.
and beautiful decorations

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now you are one awesome and lovin' MOM!!! Love your kitchen table:)

Blessings,
Linda

A Garden of Threads said...

Great decorations for Valentine's Day. What a wonderful Mom, pink milk!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

You have decorated very nicely for Valentine's Day and how sweet to give everyone a treat.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Tracie- Everything looks just so charming and sweet! Beautiful Valentines touches- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Fun displays. I never thought to use my cake plate to display a vignette. Thanks for the inspiration.

Warmly, Michelle

Pondside said...

Lovely family traditions!

Willow said...

Everything looks so lovely for Valentine Day. Great job.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Marie said...

I love love love all your LOVE decor! I love your cottage, it's the sweetest out there! I'm excited that you have a linky party too, which I have to remember to join on Thursdays coz I love flowers and gardens. Thanks for visiting me, and I'm your newest follower!
-marie

Becca's Dirt said...

Wow it all looks so nice and festive. I just received an order from the Porcelain Rose and love those little tags. I want to do a tree similar to yours. Happy valentines day.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

What sweet surprises for the kids! When I was a little girl my Mom would make us Strawberry milk that turned the milk pink...it was so fun and such a treat..
Happy Valentines day, enjoy your day of love, hugs and cuddles.
Elizabeth

Becky said...

I love your decorations and that you have a Valentine fairy. We always had one of those, too. Happy Valentine's Day!

Becky

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I have drooled over every picture. Everything is lovely. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Christie said...

I am lovin' the pink milk in the mornings! I will add that one next year! It is so pretty over here and I love all of the Valentine's touches! Christie

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Very beautiful! I am taking a lot of wonderful ideas from these photos! Thanks so much for joining the Valentines Party, hope you had a wonderful Valentines day!