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Thursday, February 11, 2010


four rides combnd
sailor w boat

stilts and wedding

wagon (final-horz

finally made it-horz

photographer cmbnd w sketch

clown and band combnd

want to dance


just arrived and shy




president let's party

centerpiece final-vert

TASSEL MOS don't eat those

don't eat those mos chngd

minglg is exhastng


daily bread mos w cptn

relax and read

guestbook final

YIPPEE!!! ANOTHER PARTY!CLOCHE PARTY Marty at A Stroll Through Life is having a Cloche Party On February 19th!! Blogville is just full of party animals!

If you are linking to the Valentine party, please right-click on the title to your party post, and copy it into MckLinky below. Thank you so much for participating in the party. Be sure you click on the links below to find fabulous Valentine posts. laurie


xinex said...

What an awesome Valentine party, Laurie. Your decorations are fabulous. I love all those vintage Valentine cards. I am glad I attended this fun and festive event!...Christine

Anonymous said...

Laurie you give a great party. I'm having so much fun!! I'm feeling the love!

Kathy b

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow Laurie, this post must have taken you AGES to do-it is spectacular!

Thanks so much for hosting this fun party. I can't wait to see how everyone in blog-land celebrates Valentine's Day!

Best Valentine's wishes,

★Carol★ said...

Oh Laurie, your decorations are so much fun! I especially love that little girl with the red felt skirt. You're the hostess, so you can have the first dance with Johnny Depp, but I call dibs on the next dance!

Lynette said...

Hi Laurie - I'm all linked up and ready to go!!

Thanks for hosting!

Happy Valentine's Day!

The Charm of Home said...

Laurie, your are so fun! I love your Valentines giving the intro to the party. How cute. I am so glad you kept Johnny around for the party I think he will be a popular guest!

The Muse said...

I put on all my red....and I am ready to party! ....
How lovely you have decorated the room for all your company, wow, I feel loved :)

Anonymous said...

It used to be not very fashionable at all to come to a party early or on time but not here in blogland. I couldn't wait to get to your party Laurie. What fun and your post is cute cute cute! Candy kisses to you.xo ~ Lynn

The Muse said...

my beloved just read your comments...LOL...
He loved it!
You have another FAN! LOL

Barb said...

Laurie, how much fun is this???? I love it. Your blog looks so festive. Thanks ever so much for hosting.

Happy Valentines,
Barb ♥

ellen b said...

Laurie! Thank you for hosting this fun party! You really know how to make people smile. I bet a party at your house is the BOMB! I really like all your goodies. You really have a great Valentine collection!! Hope you can relax now and enjoy the party!!

KBeau said...

I think my faux food post fits in nicely with this party. Your posts always have such wonderful eye candy, and this is no exception.

GardenOfDaisies said...

LOL! Laurie, you crack me up! I will have to come up with something, because I want to be part of this party.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Thanks Laurie for the Par-ty girl...I'm all linked up...this should be a fun night girl...Your post is just darling like you my friend..Happy VD to you and the ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

susan said...

Laurie-I rushed home so I would not miss a minute of THE party! I love it and I know that takes a lot of work! Those little vintage valentines are the best--I don't think they make anything nearly that cute any more. The newspaper--HOW did you ever do that :) Your brain has been overdrive! Thanks for having such a fun party--off to mingle :)ps--Happy Valentine's Day to someone with one of the biggest hearts I know of!

Blondie's Journal said...

I can tell this is going to be a fabulous party. Laurie! I love all of your Valentine decorations!!! When do we get to eat??!! :-)


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
Girl, this is Fabulous! You have really outdone yourself tonight! I just squealed with delight when the pics came up! Where do I begin, you are so clever! The mantle is lovely. Every possible darling and cute valentine liveson your blog. I love all the vintageness and your cutest sayings~ You are a talented woman! Thanks for hostessing, but most of all thanks for this wonderful post! Cindy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Laurie! Thanks so much for hosting the party!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am so excited for the party!! Love Valentine's Day!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Yeeeehawwww!!! It's's finally here...your Valentine Party!!!

My dear friend...what a pleasure to attend and participate in your awesome Valentine Party!!! I am really looking forward to meeting all the guests, etc! for your fabulous decorations...I must tell you that you have, once again, outdone yourself, my friend!!! I love, love, LOVE all of your vintage Valentines!!! I had a blast reading through your post and checking out the pretty cards!!! Girlfriend, I just adore your little 50's girl! She's just darling with her little blonde ponytail and red felt full circle skirt! reminds me of the very first school dance that I went to in 7th grade...and it was a Valentine dance! My dear sweet Grandma made a red skirt (full circle) for me...just like that one! She appliqued little white hearts all around the bottom of it! It was soooo cute! I also had the black and white saddle oxfords to go with it! Hehe! That would have been way back in the olden days...1966! Hehe! Ohhh shoot, I've gotten sidetracked! Ooops!!!

Anyway, I also wanted to tell you that I just love that pretty Victorian fan too! Love, love, LOVE your new Valentine pretties...all the little pillows and the icecream tassle! My friend, I always love coming to your house...especially during the holidays! You're the best!!! Thank you so much for throwing this fabulous party for's such a pleasure and a real treat!!!

Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend!
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Hi Most Wonderful Hostess Laurie! Oh, what a fantastic party! You thought of everything and invited some of the sweetest little folks. Food, visions and partiness! Thanks for having me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a fabulous post. You put so much time and effort into it. We need to give you an award. I am so impressed. Happy Valentine's Day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a wonderful job you did for this party!!! It is obvious you are not only very computer savvy - but you are extremely creative also.
Yes, the jewelery is mine - nothing of value, and 2 of them I made.
Thanks for hosting this event.
Can't believe they are talking about more white stuff! :(

vignette design said...

Hi Laurie,
What a fun party! Am so glad to participate not only once, but twice! You have been very busy preparing for this party. I love all your vintage Valentine's cards and it's so cute all your captions. Very entertaining. My granddaughter Reese is sitting on my lap enthralled with all your pictures. Happy Valentine's Day my friend! Love, Delores

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I just love all of your valentines and all the commentary. You are definitely the most clever of hosts. Way toooooooooo cute!!!!! Hugs, Marty

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks so much for hosting this party. Happy Valentine's Day!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Laurie, I'm ready for a great Par-tay!!! You have really outdone yourself! Great valentines!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Hi Laurie!

I am so excited to be here at your wonderful party! You are the best hostess...I always feel so welcome here;)!

I wish I had half of your imagination...your post is soooo darling! You definitely know how to celebrate Valentine's Day! Your decorations are gorgeous!

I am off to mingle with the other guests...thank you so much for having me!


KBeau said...

Hey, Laurie, in my post just prior to the Valentine Party post, I have a picture of the Geek Squad guy just for you.

Miss Janice said...

Laurie, Thank you for hosting such a cute blogger's event! Your post is so all the cards. Everytime I read one of your posts, I think how much time you must put into them. Awesome job and I love the little stories you tell!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Hi Laurie, I am a friend of Kathleen's and she invited me to your fabulous party. What a hoot you are! You have been a busy hostess, and what a Par-Tay! I love all your vintage Valentine's cards and the captions. This was fun! Happy Valentine's Day to you.

From the Old InkWell said...

laurie, how cute! love your cartoons and laughed out loud!

Chandy said...

I love it, Laurie! And I love that I made it! I hope you enjoy my contribution as I sure did yours! You sure know how to throw a party! Hugs!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Laurie what a fabulous and festive Valentines Day Party you have thrown for us. I just love it!

Your decorations are precious! Love the vintage touch and the pretty cupcakes. Adorable!

I wouldn't have missed this one for the world. My postings got all out of whack this month...Sigh. I should have waited and posted my tablescape tonight.

Come by and enter my silver giveaway if you have a moment. It's a beauty!

Happy Valentines Day! ~Melissa :)

Sarah said...

Laurie, I just knew you would have a fabulous party for all of us. You must have worked on this one for weeks. What a fun idea! I love all the vintage valentines. Makes me wish I had held on to some through the years. I'm pretty vintage myself!
Happy Valentine's Day! ~ You're a Sweetheart!!!
Hugs ~ Sarah

Cindy J. said...

Oh Laurie! I just knew you would throw the best party!!!! Love the delicious yummies and yeah, those faux one's are no calories!! Happy Valentines sweetie, you are the best! Love, Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks Laurie!
You throw the bestest of parties!

The Muse said...

a trip to europe? oooo la la!
and of course it MUST be for TWO :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie!
Lovely name :)
I just came over from Manuelas blog to check out your Valentine Party...What fun! You and I have Johnny Depp in common it appears :)
So nice to meet you!
warm hugs from Toronto Canada xo

bj said...

WOW...when you say you are having a party..YOU ARE HAVING A PARTY.
This is too cute, Laurie...just fabulous and sooo cute. Lots of work but I know you had such fun!!
hugs and thanks for the great time..
xo bj

The Tablescaper said...

If you're going to have a party, you had best decorate and you sure did!!!!

You sure know how to throw a party.

- The Tablescaper

Ann said...

found your lovely blog and party from Shirley!! What lovely cards and decorations! I enjoyed my visit so very much! You are a fabulous party hostess!!

Anonymous said...

Laurie, thank you so much for hosting this party. Its been fun looking at all the Valentine blogs. I really enjoyed your post. It is so fun. Rosie

Unknown said...

Oh my first party ever! This has been so much fun. I am in awe as how well this party has been presented. You can see the dedication that went into every part of it. I'm so thrilled I was invited! Thanks so much Laurie,
you super rock!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party! Love your post - very creative and imaginative! Happy V's day!


Kathleen said...

You must be exhausted! Don't worry, I will help you clean up when everyone leaves! :0 It won't take a minute..
You are so all your precious vintage Valentine's!
Thanks so much for hosting this great party. I will have to get up early to go through all the posts!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, What a great party!! What cute vintage valentines...and I love what you did with them. You are very creative and clever! Thanks for posting about my tassel...much appreciated! Your tablescape was beautiful btw. Love the blues, whites and golds together.

Happy Valentine's Day! Kristen

Tardevil said...

Loved looking at all of your Valentine's decor. Would love to see your mantel up close. Love those pillows! You're going to love the faux cupcakes Pier 1 has for spring. They are in pastels and have bunnies and chicks on top. They have your name all over them! LOL! Happy Valentine's day! Thanks for sharing and hosting a fun party!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You are just too cute, darlin'! I love what you have done with the place! Thanks for having such a fabulous party. I'll try to bring something special for next time.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I HEART your Valentine's Day designs, Laurie. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lori said...

Thanks for hosting such a great Valentine's Party, and for your sweet comments. I actually did not make the heart topiary on my mantle. I bought that from Michael's and added a new ribbon. I've used the cookie cutter idea for a friend of mine wedding shower, and it was a hit. A nice party favor. Use the idea whenever you would like.

SmilingSally said...

Laurie, For a first-time hostess, you sure know how to throw a Blog Party. You've worked on these decorations, and how lovely they turned out. Have a great time!

Soosie said...

Laurie Eve, Party Out of the Box girl,
What a fun party! I have studied every vintage Valentine that you posted with a magnifying glass..I loved all your party comments to get us in the Par-Tay Mood! You have so many guests coming that I hope I can get to meet all of them and their postings. Your Conway Iron Girl looks darling..please tell me about her hat adornment, as I must make one for her sister here that goes to more parties than I do. Thank you for all your fun work..and give Cowboy Dan a Valentine hug from me..Susie

Megan said...

I'm having so much fun at your party, visiting with all your friends. I'm finding out there are some very talented and amazing ladies out there in Blogland. I love all your valentines--you are very good at this. Thanks for inviting me.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh my goodness Laurie! Your Valentine post is amazing. I am just smiling at all the wonderful images.

Now if you'll excuse me Mr. Depp has asked me to dance...:)

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Laurie, I can feel all the sweetness in the lovely Post! What a fun Time you made for this party! I adore all the vintage cards! Happy Valentines!

Lisalulu said...

so glad i found your blog, what fun....and interesting pictures etc.

Denise Marie said...

all your pieces are so awesome! Thanks for hostessing.

Gillian Layne said...

Just absolutely gorgeous, and such a big bright happy site on a gloomy gray day. I don't have a decorating blog, but thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Now off to check out the links! :)

Anonymous said...

Laurie, You have really out done yourself. What a great party! I love all of your pretty vintage vValentine's. Thank you so much for the invitation. Charli wants to come over and play with your little pooch ♥

Salmagundi said...

You have way too much fun making mosaics!!! Great party - thanks for inviting me. Sally

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Laurie, What a precious post! Love your commentary! Made me smile all the way through the post! :) Thanks so much for hosting this great party! Hope you have a wonderful Valentines! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Joyce said...

Your fun and creative post and your party could not have come at a better time to make everyone so happy during this season of Love. I can't wait to read all the posts over this weekend. Happy Valentine's day.

Helen said...

Hi Laurie!

I brought a bottle of pink champagne, a huge box of Belgian chocolate, a Canadian Tenors CD and 36 red tulips. Knock knock, let me in please?

erin's art and gardens said...

i just found out about your par-tay from common ground...i'm in...i love a good party! love all your images! FUN!

Lisa said...

Hi laurie!
Thank you so much for being the hostess with the mostest!You certainly throw one fan-tabulous shindig. :) And I am in awe of your crafty computer skills. All your posts are extraordinary. I need to hang out over here more so I can pick up a few tips. :)
Happy, Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
Oh my goodness you have so much excitement going on at your place this week..beautiful. I just love your cards and your good humour and fun getting all this party to a great start. I've had fun at this visit. You have quite a Mr. Linky list...I will visit.
Happy Valentine's day and weekend.

Carol said...

I really enjoyed reading all the cute captions and seeing all the Valentine pretties! You had quite a party!! Thanks for letting me visit. . .


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Laurie, You sure do know how to throw one heck of a great blog party! Your banner is fab, your pictures are awesome and all the Valentine decorations you are showing are so sweet and pretty!

Thank you for hosting such a fun event!


Diann :)

Rettabug said...

I KNEW you were going to go all out, with the way you LOVE RED!!!
Thanks for holding this really FUN party, Laurie. I've been looking forward to participating for the whole month. :D

Your decorations & darling vintage cards are just wonderful. Now, I'll be up past midnight, visiting all the other party goers.

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Dearest Laurie,

Well I finally made it, and I'm so sorry I'm a bit late,
I'm no.92 on Mr Linky's list and you were worried that no one would come to your party.

It's fabulous and I just love all the work you have done, especially the newspaper and front page, "I say".

I bet your actually having a huge party as well, I wish I could be there with you and all our loved ones. But this is such a lovely way to spend our Valentine's day together.

Happy Valentine's Laurie,
Your a wonderful friend,
Lots of love,
Coty xxxx

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful fun party you are giving! I'm a little late, but I'm here now!

Love your blog!

Thanks for the party invitation!


❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Wonderful , fun party ! I'm very late, but it's still before midnite .
Happy Valentine's Day !

Americana Lady said...

Laurie, you are so fun! Thank you for making this party so special! I know this post took you awhile and the Valentines are so sweet! Thanks for sharing the love, Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun putting this together!!
and looks like your party is a BIG success!! have fun this Valentines.. hope it is all roses!! xx Jullie

Anonymous said...

Gruss von deinem D. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,

What a wonderful party. I was setting up my sister Lynne's etsy shop and blog and by the time I wrote my Valentine's Day post Mr. Linky was closed. I can't wait to visit all of the people on your party list.

Happy Valentine's Day.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh are a KICK! Hilarious! I loved seeing the vintage Valentines too....They used to be so sweet, didn't they? Now they're just stinking expensive.....I couldn't believe some of them were six dollars! YIKES!


Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

That was quite a party! I'll have to try to make it sooner next year.

Really fun pics!


The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for hosting such a fun party! Your banner is so much fun as is your post (I know it must have taken you some time to put it all together).

Happy Valentine's Day!


Unknown said...

I need a good email address from the Arkansas Bloggers participants so that I can notify everyone easily. Also, please link up to follow so that you will receive pertinent messages. I promise not to bug you!

Message from Kathy about the Ark Bloggers logo and blog page. Please check it out and let us know what you think. You might want to pick up the new code for the logo. It looks much better than the other one.

Here’s the html code for the logo. I resized it to 220 pixels, and then uploaded it to PhotoBucket. That size seems to work. Letting PhotoBucket resize it seems to make the image less crisp, so this should work.


You might want to go look at the test blog to see what you think of the background I’ve been working on. If you like it, I’ll give you instructions for putting the header and the background on the blog.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...


What a great party! Your valentines are so clever! Love them!


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Foley said...

Laurie - I finally made it!!!

I love all the vintage Valentine photos and your dialouge had me smiling the entire read...

You really know how to throw an event, it may take me a week to get to all the links!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! Wow! You really know how to throw a party! Such a nice crowd and so many wonderful posts! No V Day decor here...we are knee deep in baby prep...but I wanted to stop by for a visit. I love your vintage Valentines! Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

Terri Morse said...

What a delightful romp through vintage romance! You are wonderfully creative! Have a terrific Valentine's Day. Terri

Kathysue said...

Laurie, I can not imagine that anyone that hangs out with you doesn't have a good time. You are a PAR-TAY!!! You are full of life and fun, My kind of girl. I wanted to come by and thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment this morning, I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment, It truly means a lot to me. I hope I can keep up the writing and it is enjoyable to you all. Love ya,kathysue

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing all your wonderful valentines!! You did a great job hosting this party!! THanks for all the fun! So next year we can have the 2nd annual Valentines gig- yes?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

You had an awesome party! I wish I could have participated but was out of town. However...I am having fun going through some of the postings. It might be until Christmas before I get to them all...but congrats on a great success! Your vintage valentine collection is the best!!! Take care...hope you get to read this!! LOL! Hugs!