Tuesday, February 12, 2013



Musical Notes

Valentine Cards

Cupids for French bed linens

Cherub Holy Water Font St. Peter's Basilica

I must confess, I am charmed, smitten, besotted, entranced, or simply said, in love with Cupid! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I pull out vintage valentines, add daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths throughout the house. I look forward to putting pen to paper and writing notes and sending cards to family and friends. Here are a few of the ways I add a little "Amour" to my home.

Romancing the home with Cherubs

A cold rainy afternoon is the perfect time to have a cup of coffee and treat, two French pecan pies. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

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  1. Love the french bed linens! Gorgeous. xo

  2. Love the music as usual, love all the splendid Valentine's, but I am beyond jealous of your picnic in Rome. Sigh... ;) Living in Italy is a lifelong dream of mine. Love that photograph.
    Thank you for the anniversary wishes, my friend. The concert was beyond spectacular. It was truly a magical evening. We spoke of how many times we had planned to see Pavarotti and missed out. That must have been so special for you. We decided to start enjoying such events again. Date night is typically dinner out on Fridays, and it's wonderful too, but we've missed the arts.
    Happy Valentine's

  3. Ooh, love the french bed linens! Happy Valentine's Day.

  4. I love the vintage Valentines and your cherubs are so sweet. I am coveting that tall cake plate with the cloche too! Dianne

  5. I so want to live in your hutch.. just a little corner, so I can see all those pretties each and every day. I love your linens.. wow. and the heart pendant, and the cherub!!! Happy Valentine's! xo marlis

  6. So many delightful Valentine elements! Of course, my heart went pitter pat when I saw your faience flour de lis vase. Gorgeous! Let me know if you'd like to do a Tables for Two with me some day. I have a bit of faience, although nothing as wonderful as yours. Thanks for inviting us for a peak.

  7. Oh how sweet! What a wonderful collection of Valentines and Cupids!! Love must rule in your home! I'm so happy to have you join me for my party this week! So nice to have you.

  8. Loving all your lovely goodies, the bed linen is gorgeous, and I love Victorian Scrap Valentines too:-)
    Happy Valentines Day:-)

  9. I love the little pack of "make your own" cards with stickers! Happy Valentine's Day-enjoy:@)

  10. What a perfect post to see in the early morning on Valentine's Day! I love little cupids, too, and that that heart shaped piece of Quimper is amazing - I have never seen another like it. Hope you have a wonderful day today!

  11. Hi Emily, Your cupid music made me laugh and now I will be happy all day! This is a very clever and beautiful post! So many goodies to examine. Did you love Rome? That is such a cute picture of you and your honey. Happy Valentine's Day! Linda

  12. All your cupids are darling, especially the one in a cloche. I adore old keys and the red ribbon sets these off wonderfully. Such lovely touches everywhere, you have such an eye for making your home beautiful.

  13. What a fun, pretty and informational Valentine's Day post Emily! Love the cupids and all the special romantic touches! Thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers. It means the world to us! happy Valentines Day!

  14. Happy Valentine's Day, my sweet, thoughtful friend!!! I got the sweetest Valentine Card in the mail from Tuscaloosa. ;P I LOVE IT!!!! You're the *best*

    LOVE this post. I can remember throwing in one coin in the Trevi Fountain which means I'll return to Rome one day, right?!?!? I didn't throw two in to get married....I hope I haven't messed the number up, but in college I was more interested in returning to Rome than marriage, LOL (don't tell Trip)...

    I love your little Valentines....they are so sweet. Such pretty vignettes! I didn't decorate much for Valentine's Day. I actually did more for Mardi Gras, and I hate it when they are close together like this year. ):

    I took all the Mardi Gras stuff down today and decorated for a snow day. It's supposed to snow on Saturday, plus the Birmingham Ski Club is going to utah Saturday. :D

    I hope you treat Mr. French well tonight!


  15. Beautiful post. Love the plate with the keys. The music is some of my favorites.

  16. I love trying to get a better peek at the vintage Valentines! I sure do love them! Happy Valentines day my friend! Sweet hugs!

  17. Enchanting, no need for more words!

  18. What a great collection you have! It must be fun to celebrate valentine's day in your house!

  19. Your cheribs and valentine photos are so sweet!
    Mary Alice

  20. Hi Emily! Oh, what a lovely post and those little olden Valentines just make my day! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. Beautiful photos, Emily. I love all the cute cards!

    I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you've not already.

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller


  22. Beautiful post with your treasured valentine's. Love the story of cupid. The cloche is lovely with your cherub.
    I hope your Valentine was special.

  23. I love all your valentine things, so darling!

    Happy VTT and hope you had a lovely Valentines Day!

  24. Emily, your little cherubs make me smile, and all your your special touches for Valentine's Day remind me why I love this holiday. Your trays of valentines are wonderful, and lucky me received the prettiest valentine in the mail today. '-)
    Merci, sweet friend............Sarah

  25. Happy Pink Saturday, Emily! What a sweet post. I especially like the keys tied with ribbon on the OCR heart plate; pretty! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for sharing.


  26. Emily, I love all of your beautiful cupids and cherubs! I have a couple and I adore them also. Hope your Valentines was a love filled day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  27. Love your collection of valentine decor. I love the heart shaped necklace and cherubs! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

  28. Oh Emily, what a treat! I Love your valentines and cupids! I love cupids too! I even have two cupid red and white toile plates for Valentine's Day :)
    Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  29. Oh Emily, I love your valentines and cupids! I love cupid too, I even have two red and white toile plates with cupid on them for Valentine's Day! Happy Pink Saturday!! ♥♥♥ Lorraine

  30. Love all the sweet images that you shared. I love angels, cherubs and cupids, too. So very romantic!

  31. Wow Emily, these are amazing Valentine's images!!! I love all your vignettes; you have some really lovely treasures in your home. I enjoy Valentine's Day, too. It's a sweet, cheerful holiday to celebrate in the middle of a cold, dreary month. :)

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend -- visiting from Seasonal Sundays.


  32. So many wonderful Valentine images in this post, Emily. Loved seeing all of them, and I love your Quimper vase of tulips. laurie

  33. I love your cupid, angel and Valentine collection, Emily! I hope you had a very Happy Valentine's Day!

  34. Hi Emily, I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! I loved seeing the cupids and the vintage Valentine cards. I still have all my Valentine cards from first grade. I guess the cards are antiques now...LOL. Thanks for joining the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  35. Hi Emily, I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! I loved seeing the cupids and the vintage Valentine cards. I still have all my Valentine cards from first grade. I guess the cards are antiques now...LOL. Thanks for joining the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  36. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day! The cupids and cherubs and Valentine's card are all wonderful, a very cheery post. Have a great evening and a happy week ahead.

  37. Oh what a nice collection of Valentines. You've really set a mood here.

  38. Enjoyed seeing all of your valentine collection and vignettes - thanks for sharing. I love the graphics in the vintage cards.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Have a great week.

  39. Charming vintage valentines and a collection of cupids that are sweet.

  40. Hi Sweet Lady.
    Oh, what a lovely post and those little olden Valentines just make me happy and put a Smile on my face. Its been a long time missing your sweet comments. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  41. What a beautiful post, full of love...just perfect for Valentine's day.
    We didn't do anything special for the sweet day...but it was nice, anyway.:)

  42. It was fun to see all your evidence of Cupid that you love, Emily!

  43. Perfect images for Valentine's Day.

    Lovely to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  44. Oh, and when I think of the splendid cupids that I saw in FRANCE but was unable to carry home, I could cry!!!

    Emily dear, these are wonderful and every day is a time to celebrate love and adorn our homes with an angel!

    Thank you so much for coming by to visit. I will actually be going to my native Los Angeles for a short family visit, but I must take one day to get down to the beach. I am freezing out here in Minneapolis!

    Have a lovely day my dear. I hope you will join us again in May for our annual PARIS: SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE party! Anita

  45. What a beautiful post, Emily! I have been away for awhile and popped over to see if you had posted anything new! I was not disappointed! This is wonderful!

  46. Beautiful post - I adore little cupids too - Love your key collection. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  47. I love Valentine's Day too! I enjoyed your post very much. Your delight in decorating and sending cards is endearing. Really enjoyed your music~ great touch.

  48. Such a pretty post--I love the red heart from Maxim's!

  49. Love all your lovely Valentine's. Of course the cloche stole my heart. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  50. Great collection Emily! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  51. You always come up with some of the most creative stuff!!! I love all the vintage Valentine cards, those absolutely cool vintage keys, and the cherubs...oh, the cherubs!!! I have a bunch of neat cherub statues around here, but I often forget about them around Valentine's Day. I need to make a note to myself for next year! Beautiful, Emily! Have a relaxing and love-filled weekend!

  52. You have an amazing collection of Valentine's Day cards and I love your sweet angel cloche!
    So happy you've visited and following...following you too.




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