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Friday, February 18, 2011



I’ve been up to my old tricks of “borrowing” inspiration photos from other blogs. You may click on each photo to be taken to the blog from which I “borrowed” the photo. Don’t forget, if I have “borrowed” one of your photos, and you have not had me arrested for it, you may take the “Laurie borrowed” button to display on your blog. If you’d rather your photo not be displayed on my blog, please let me know, and I will remove it.





Another of my favorites this week is this rose, which was a Valentine gift from my grandchildren,


And the daisies, which were a Valentine gift from my sweetheart. I LUV daisies. I’ve always said that was one reason my sweetheart married me. He knew that I was low maintenance, because he could buy daisies instead of a dozen roses, and I would be happy!

daisy mos

As you can see, this Valentine gift from my sweetheart contained some of my favorite things. Since this photo was taken, there is one less chocolate in the box. The almost empty box is a thing of beauty to me, because it means that this box will stop yelling my name (you’ve probably heard it at your house, ”LAURIE”..did you hear that?) It is the loudest box I’ve ever heard. Once that last piece of chocolate is gone, the yelling will stop, and the temptation will be gone (unless I go out and buy one of those deeply marked down boxes of Valentine’s candy, because they have been yelling my name when I’m at the store)!


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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh, I am so hearing the yelling from the chocolate. But I already ate all the it is getting easier to ignore!!

Mellodee said...

I hate it when my food talks to me! It is a proven fact that I have absolutely NO will power. First it was Thanksgiving comfort food, then Christmas cookies and treats, and now Valentine's candy and Girl Scout cookies!!! I can't wait for St. Patrick's Day, the only thing I have to resist then is beer!! I hate beer! Isn't that great?? C'mon St. Paddy's Day!! :)

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Laurie, I am so there with you on the chocolate addiction. The chocolates are ALL GONE around here .... so I'm safe, unless the grocery is full of orphaned boxes that need a good home. :-)


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Chocolates on sale is exactly why I am avoiding stores this week. :-D
Beautiful flowers.
Enjoy your weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also meant to say - Thanks for hosting again this week. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting!
I love your daisies, rose....and chocolate!
I wish you hadn't mentioned about the deeply discounted Valentine's Day candy. Now it's screaming my name, too.
Have a wonderful weekend!

lvroftiques said...

Laurie what a beautiful rose from the grandbabies! And I prefer peonies over roses any day....Not sure if that makes me higher or lower maintenance? *winks* Love the daisies from your sweetie! He loves you...he loves you not...He DEFINITELY LOVES YOU! *winks*
For me the chocolate box is more of a seductive whisper...Vannaaaaaaa come to me Vannaaaaaaaaa. Kinda like Barnabus Collins in Dark Shadows......remember that one? And just like all those silly women who slept with their necks out in the open, I too must obey! Lol! Hey did I ever make the favorites? Cuz I want one of those buttons! Vanna

xinex said...

Aww, your grandkids and hubby are so sweet! Love the rose and the daisies. I really enjoyed looking at those gorgeous photos of beautiful rooms too....Christine

Sarah said...

Laurie, those chocolates do call my name every time I walk past. Daisies are favorites here too!
Thanks for sharing the wonderful rooms full of inspiration. I could move right in. ~ Sarah

Diann said...

Hi Laurie!
You showed off some beautiful photos from other bloggers! Each are gorgeous. And your daisies are so pretty! They are my moms favorite flower. I just bought some faux daisies to start a little early Spring decorating around here.

Savannah Granny said...

Thank you so much for borrowing one of my photos. You are welcome to borrow any thing I have. Well, maybe not my "falsies". Eyelashes I mean!!
The rose and daisies are all the more special because of the love they represent. I am fighting the urge to eat the chocolate fortune cookies. I need them for our guests tomorrow night. I may have to find something else for them. Just think, when that is gone they will pushing Easter candy at us. Hug, Ginger

squawmama said...

I can see why you stole them... Beautiful photos.

Debbie said...

I saw that beautiful table from Savannah Granny, and now I want to visit the other sites. I am so impressed!

Hoping my computer will let me see all the pictures.

Your roses, daisies, and especially the almost empty box of chocolates made me smile.

Terra said...

I love daisies and roses too, and sweet peas and yes, chocolates. You found great photos of interiors too.

Susan Freeman said...

Laurie ~ you are so funny! I had to stop buying ice cream because I kept hearing my name called from the freezer!! Wonderful party again this week. Thanks!!

Susan and Bentley

Anonymous said...

I am with you on the daisies. I used to get carnations all the time and then found out he was being given one every Friday at the bank when he deposited his check. Oh well, second hand flowers still mean he was thinking of me.

Sue said...

Laurie, My candy box calls to me even from the freezer- can you believe it? I put it in there so I wouldn't be munching on hard candy. However, I ate an entire 32 oz box of turtles in three days! I just couldn't sto! I kept saying, only one- it'll be okay.... yeah, uh huh.... I guess I must have eaten way more than 1 a day.... LOL
Thanks so much for hosting the party!! hugs, Sue

Lynn said...

Looks like you had a great Valentine's Day Laurie! The daisies are beautiful, you got an amazing pic of the rose-love it:@)

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Thanks for hosting this lovely party. Around here, the only food that speaks or actually gets pretty sassy, is the "not good for me" food. The "good for me" food never says anything. It could at least say "Bravo, CAS, for eating well." LOL

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Did you save that LAST Chocolate for me??? Oh what a delicious post! Thank you for sharing your favorites with us AND hosting such a fun party!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs, Donna

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, love the room, the Tablescape! The rose my favorite! Daisies and chocolates! Yes!

Anonymous said...

Glad things are quieting down with the last of the chocolate gone!! It can be quite demanding when it is around for sure! Bossy stuff isn't it!

Mom was totally surprised at her party which was fun that we were able to pull it off! Had a great time seeing family-

bee blessed

Diane said...

I heard you on the chocolate Ÿ Hubby made the mistake of buying me a HUGE box of chocolates for Valentine's and OMGosh is it good.

Thanks so much for hosting the link party. Can't wait to check out the other entries Ü

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for hosting.

- The Tablescaper

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Laurie...

Ahhh...such sweet Valentines from your honey! You know, daisies are my youngest daughter Jenni's favorite flower as well! She just goes "goo-goo" over them! There really is something so sweet about their beauty...simple yet exquisite! Thanks for sharing your gift with us, dear friend! Ohhh...and I nearly forgot...the pink rose gifted to you by your grandchildren...soooo precious!

Ohhh my...I sooo enjoyed each photo that you chose as your favorite this week! That french country living room by Joni is fabulous! Love those buttery yellow walls paired with the red! What a treat to get to see Ginger's gorgeous silk draperies as well! Can you believe that she sewed those herself? I stand in awe of her...really! And...of course you had to know that I would love all that beautiful red transferware! My heart be still!!! Each one of these ladies are so creative and talented! Thank you for showcasing them!!! Also, thank you for hosting another "Few of my Favorite Things Sat."...I was so happy to be able to participate this week!

Well dear friend, I do hope that my note is finding you and all of your sweet family doing well! You have a wonderful weekend, Laurie!

Love ya,

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the pictures, such pretty rooms and decorations. Love the flowers too and cute shot of the candy box!!

Sonny G said...

lol you are so cute and funny.. enjoy every bite of those chocolates~! you deserve them.


Unknown said...

HE HE HE! You may be low maintenance flower wise... but you sure make up for it in dishes! :)

Happy Valentines Day!!!


susan said...

I can't hear the chocolate over the Girl Scout cookies' song of the sirens :) Of course, it is the Thin Mints (with chocolate) that are screaming! Love that red plaid in Joni's picture! Hope you are having a good weekend!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love those inspiration pics Laurie!
And the flowers, just so pretty!
And I hear ya about that chocolate.
I have had such chocolate cravings this winter.
Hugs friend,

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing these images so much Laurie. Lots of inspiration!

Kathleen said...

Sorry I missed this week, Laurie. I
am dealing with cellulitis, not cellulite!