Thursday, February 14, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY & SOME MORE DECORATING NEWS



Now, I'm off to join a few new to me parties.  I'm joining Debra at Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday...and Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Friday.  Please visit these blogs and all the party goers!  And a BIG Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

46 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Jane, to you and your hubby. Those cookies look real good and the roses look beautiful on the chair. Enjoy your dinner, sounds delicious. xo

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Valentines Day Jane! For the first time in years we are venturing out for dinner, lol, I suspect it will make us want to be home next year, we will see.
I totally understand your decorating conundrum. I do the same thing, make choices based on what I have feeling that I can't get rid of a perfectly good piece of furniture just becasue I am sick of it or it doesn't fit my style any more. Problem is, you then spend money on something you don't like and it is self perpetuating! I'm having the same issues right now and trying to figure out what on earth to do about it. I really think, in the long run it is more of a waste of money to buy things that don't fit what you want.

Susie said...

Happy Valetine's Day Blondie. Many years ago, I had a chair and ottoman covered in a fabric, I thought was wonderful...didn't like it so much after it was done. Although I still have it,in a bedroom. I like plains, checks and stripes for the main rooms. I do plains and add pillows and throws. Your red velvet cookies look yummy. Hope your husband is all healthy. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with The Husband. Love your cookies!!! It is a struggle to figure out what to do when totally redecorating, isn't it? xo Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too Jane!
I'm sure you will find the right furniture for you since you realized what you now want!
The cookies look so good too!

It's me said...

Happy Valentine's day darling...love love love Ria......❤ ❤ ❤ .....

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

I just had two chairs recovered, and for the price of the fabric (on sale at Hancock) and labor, I could have bought new. These were old family chairs though, so we wanted to keep them. Can't wait to see what you finally decide!

Primitive Stars said...

Happy Love Day Jane, pretty flowers....all will work out in the decorating department, give it time......Ooohhhhh those cookies look so yummy......Enjoy your evening, Hugs Francine.

Beth said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jane. Your planned meal sounds delicious and I just bet those cookies were too.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Have a wonderful night. I am also cooking dinner..Pork Chops with wine and garlic (pioneer woman recipe). I have the table all set nice and romantic for 3. We still have baby girl (12). I'm with you on the too much flower feminine decorating. Sometimes I look at some blogs and wonder how in the world does their husbands live in all that? lol

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jane! Your roses are beautiful and have fun shopping for the livingroom:@)

sissie said...

Good idea Jane. If it really isn't what you have envisioned then I say look until something hits you smack in the face that you know you can resist! I had two wingback chairs covered in a white fabric and it cost about $800 each to get them reupholstered. The problem is that I am now tired of the style and want something new, so reupholstering isn't always the best answer unless you plan to live with the style forever!

Enjoy your romantic Valentine dinner with the husband.

hugs
Sissie

Debby said...

My hubby would love those cookies. The flowers are pretty.
I would mix it up in your living room and not make it all matchy. I don't know for sure what your style is for sure but go with what you like. Maybe take some pictures of the style you want. Get what you want now while you can.
Happy Valentines Day.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Sounds like a plan on your living room! We're having dinner at home too. Have a great evening!

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Happy Valentine's Day! We are having pork loin as well. My hubbie's favorite. I broke my wrist, so he is helping! I am sharing vintage Valentine's Day cards at Still woods Farmhouse. Hope you can stop by for a visit!
Blessings from Still Woods

Beth said...

Hi Jane, Your cookies look good and your special meal sounds good. We always do our Valentine's meal out on a day other than the 14th to beat the crowds. Enjoy your day, and good luck with the decorating choices!

Gina said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lori said...

We stayed in as well and are now snuggled in on the couch together watching tv ~ isn't it romantic! Can't wait to see what your vision is for you couch and chairs ~ I so want to do something with ours starting with new furniture. It is something that I need help with ~ I may take some shots and post it up for ideas. Happy Valentines Day Jane! xo

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Yay! I'm glad you are going to follow your heart with decorating your room. If you don't you won't be happy with it.
I hope you and your hubby have a very happy valentine's day!

Stephanie said...

Red Velevet Butter Cookies!!! OH MY!! Happy Valentines Day to you:)

Annmarie Pipa said...

sounds like a wonderful evening....
happy Valentines day!!

Sarah said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart. I'll have a few of those cookies. '-)

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Your flowers are so pretty and those strawberries look yummy!... so do your cookies... I made homemade red velvet cupcakes today... Happy Valentines Day to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...

Happy Valentine's Day,Jane! Your dinner sounds amazing! Love your pretty photos:)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Happy Valentines Day, to you and The Husband, Jane!

We love to eat "in" on this day as well! Mr D came down with that terrible virus overnight so we are going to dine in our jammies and hunker down with a fire.

Those cookies look yummy! I would love the recipe!

Decorating decisions can be tough. We have been deliberating about sofa's for almost a year! Like you, our furniture also needs to be pet friendly.

Such a wonderful dinner!
Enjoy!
~Lynne
w/L.

Melanie said...

Your Valentine's Day dinner sounds so good. And romantic. :-) Yes, please do share that cookie recipe with me. I'd love to make these cookies; they look so good!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am not very romantic, but I have a wonderful husband ... so I like Valentines Day, too.

Fondly,
Glenda

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
The flowers are so pretty!
And now I am curious to what route your going to take with the room decorating.
I know it will be good!
I made a romantic dinner for 3! hehe. Dan, Addison and I.
But it was all good and Addison actually likes steak with saute mushrooms and onions. Go figure, she is only 2.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful roses! The strawberries have been good so far this year-and they are good four us.Hope you had a nice Valentines.

Designing Domesticity said...

Working with existing pieces is always the hardest. Glad you recognized that you weren't happy with the direction. Now, I can't wait to see where you take it! Thanks for sharing, liz

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Deb said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's day ♥ and red velvet cookies sound amazing!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Jane, I know you would share those delicious red velvet butter cookies with me if we lived close to each other....they look scrumptious!

Pretty flowers, too....I have been seeing some lovely arrangements with different colored roses on Pinterest lately, and I love the look. I might start a new board with all my free time today! :/

Oh, and I do like your choice for your chairs. It was not my first pick, *but* you truly couldn't go wrong with any of the choices in my opinion.

Have a great day! I might send you another SOS email later....

Valentine's (((hugs))),
Ricki Jill

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Leave it to me to be in the minority with the striped fabric! I think it is interesting how our furniture can affect us. When we moved into this house, we had so much going on. My husband had just had cancer surgery, my daughter was graduating from high school and I was leaving a town and people I loved as well as giving up my dream job. Needless to say, I was a mess. We opted to buy all new living room furniture and I wanted something "different" than I'd had. I also wasn't really focused at the time. Long story short...I bought the complete window display at a very nice furniture store near here. I bought a floral print sofa and loveseat and beachy looking side tables with a matching trunk thingy coffee table. I loved it for about 6 months. I can't exactly explain it, but the busy pattern made me nervous or unsettled. I felt limited to color choices, Christmas was a nightmare as my floral had dark red in it and so Christmas red and green was impossible to use. After about 3 years, we bit the bullet and moved it all to the basement and I bought espresso leather sofa and loveseat and dark tables. I was immediatly calmer in my home. I can change the look with pillows and throws. I'm so glad that I made the change. It is worth exploring all your options-I made an expensive mistake!

Rozmeen said...

Hope you had a lovely valentines day.

Big kiss,
Rozmeen

Theresa said...

Makes perfect sense to me;). You do whatever your little heart desires!!! Have a blessed weekend dear friend. Hugs

Junkchiccottage said...

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. The cookies looks super yummy. Have a great week end.
Kris

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Redecorating seems like it would be totally fun, but it is HARD making up your mind, isn't it? When you know how long you will be living with your decision, you want to get the right thing! I am going as neutral as I can with my new stuff so that I can change up the color schemes with pillows and other accessories. I am sure your room will be lovely!

Jacqueline said...

Hope you had A WONDERFUL Valentine's Day. We did too and it is nice to be spoiled on Valentines! Your cookies look fabulous. They are such a pretty color and we adore red velvet.

Kelly said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Valentines Day! We eat pork loin a good bit. It is so tender and delicious. Glad you found the direction you want to go in for your family room. Better to do it right the first time, right? I know you are excited about the change.

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! Oh, what a wonderful Valentine's Day you two must have had. Your pork loin sounds delish. We eat pork loin quite a bit and you can do so much with them. Your cookies look good too! Wish I had one right now! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Charlene said...

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Ours was quiet but, I liked that. Grilled salmon & had other yummy stuff. I made hubby a homemade pecan pie.

I was sooooooooo glad to see you join Pinterest! You will LOVE IT!!! It's starting to get warm here & a bit of green is budding out. I'll have to share with you like I always do each spring since you guys are so far behind us. HUGS!
Charlene

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Someday someone is going to invent something that will work just like our memory...now where did I find that recipe...bing. There it is.

Jen

Pondside said...

I'm late to this, Jane, but loved the Valentine theme anyway!
I understand the whole decorating question - it's a lot of money and not something you're going to switch in two years, so it should be your vision and not one else's. Stick with your instinct!

Zuzu said...

GOOD for you for figuring out that your home should reflect what YOU like, Jane!!! I like a lot of different styles, so when it comes to buying something new I always have a difficult time deciding!
Enjoy shopping for just the right look!
Hugs,
Zuzu

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