I admit it, I love pink, but with a husband weary of a house full of estrogen (We have 2 girls.) I do try to reign it in – MOST of the time. But today we’re getting ready for Valentine’s Day, so Mr. CH, today might be a good day for you to take off, you know, go hunting, or fishing or spitting, or whatever you male-people do to have fun.
I am on a quest for pink. I have some friends coming over for lunch, and I want them to feel special.
I also use these at Christmas-time on our Christmas tree, but they can also be used for Valentine’s Day. When creating Christmas decorations, I try to make things that could be used other times of the year. You can call it laziness or cheapness, but I call it SMART.
I was on the lookout for all things pink, but I liked the contrast with the green. Pink always look better with a little green.
Here’s a Christmas ornament I bought on clearance after Christmas.
It’s a little silver frame that can be filled with a photo and hung on a Christmas tree. I pulled out some toile paper and cut out the figure of a girl, then put that in the frame. I also changed out the forest green ribbon, for some soft pink ribbon.
I added as much pink sweets as I could find. Good and Plenty candy is so pink and they taste better than I remembered. I also found pink, white and red M and M’s. I put these candies in antique inherited lidded preserve jars. It’s awfully hard for me to resist grabbbing a few as I walk by during the day.
Coming up next – Valentine’s Day cookies.
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Amita, Anita, this is so so sweet! The buffet is such a beautiful place to display you Valentine treats! And putting the hearts on the mug rack is brilliant!!!
Wish I were coming to lunch… you guest will be tickled pink!
Everything about Valentine’s day is sweet & adorable – LOVE it!
Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says
What a super cute set-up! I’m sure your friends will love it! The little hearts on the rack are so pretty! And I love that you used green for contrast, just perfect! 🙂
Maria Elena says
Anita, what a beautiful display! Your guest are going to have so much fun! Enjoy!
Patty Wiles says
Such a fun time, love the frame and toile!
Love it all and I will be right over!;) What lens do you use for your beautiful pics?
chateau chic says
Everything looks so pretty, feminine, and fun! Very cute hearts!
Oh, how pretty everything looks, Anita! Wish I were on your list!
Be a sweetie,
Love it; so sweet and fun!
Everything looks so great. Love the Good and Plenty!!! Have great fun.
Betsy@ coastal-colors says
Anita, you always amaze me! I love this! I know your friends will feel very special! Your fabric hearts are gorgeous; you are so talented!
Did you know that the scent of licorice is suppose to put women in the mood? Really I heard that 15 years ago. The talk show suggested putting bowls of Good and Plenty around! So if Mr. CH doesn’t want to go off spitting and shooting at least you’ll know why.
So pretty Anita!Just keeping it simple around here as always LOL!I did make a few heart wreaths though.
Amanda Dale says
You knocked it out of the park with this one, Anita! Love it!
Everything looks so pretty!
Im starting to get out my Valentine decorations – love this time of year!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Your table is amazing!…I love how you incorporated the “pinks” using so many different items in such amazing creative ways….such a beautiful treat for your company…I am sure they were in awe of the table you created for them.
Gee Singh Newbanks says
Luv the hearts. The table is amazing… all the treats 🙂 Wish I were closer to attend.
No, I don’t decorate for Valentines day. I do however set a luvly table and prepare a special meal and romantic evening for the Mr and I (I am not a fan of eating out).
Ellie VanCaster says
How pretty and special for your friends-have a fun luncheon.
Blondie's Journal says
Your friends are going to feel very special with this buffet you set up! So cute! 🙂
On Crooked Creek says
I’d say Cedar Hill Ranch looks quite Pretty in Pink!!! (Sorry Mr. CH) The Christmas Ornament is exquisite, dear friend!!! Love all the glass jars filled with pastel hued candies…but like you, I’d have those everytime I walked by. Sure this will be a huge success for your luncheon!!!
PURA VIDA says
tee hee…my whole living room is pink…and he likes it but has to pretend he doesn’t.
Why DO they spit?
What time should we arrive? 🙂
I’d be tickled pink to be a guest at this lunch. Your special touches will certainly make your guests feel extra special. Cute idea to use the bottle rack to hang the hearts. It all looks pinkolicous!
Leslie Harris says
I’m still smiling over the ‘male-people’ line. That’s funny. Thanks for giving me some inspiration for a Feb. Girly dinner party coming up.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)
Looks like a fun luncheon, lots of special touches!
Here from Yvonne’s, TTT.
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
What a cute luncheon. LOVE Good N Plenty!!
Jeanette@Creating A Life says
How sweet and pretty!
Jeanette @ Creating A Life
Karen Albert says
Anita this is such a fun way to celebrate Valentines AND femininity with friends!
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Everything is beautiful, Anita. I really adore your handmade hearts!
Chubby Chieque says
I do love pin and a touch of green too.
Yes, I am planning to do some VD creations, though I am not so good in it and living in Europe is not as much blings, like you have in the U.S. that I adore.
Hope to get some inspirations from your tables and i could modify it.
TY for sharing.
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Diane | An Extraordinary Day says
I love your creativity and pink! Things that can get used in multiple ways and times are the best. What a great treat for all the girls!
Anita, I’d love to be invited to this party. Good and Plenty are my favorite. Love the festive display! I really like the Christmas ornament frame too. Pink is such a lovely color!
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Anita, Your decor will be such a hit at the luncheon. Everything is so cute. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House party.
Miss Kitty says
Oh, so VERY pretty, Anita! Thanks for all your tips about keeping an eye out for tidbits that can be used through out the year. I like that you used some pre-made items on your buffet too. Thanks for sharing your photos…they are great too.