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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day And White Wednesday

Sending love from my home, my studio and my heart.....

Love this sweet piece of lace that my hubby brought back from Belgium for me...

One of my handmade Valentine's tags...

I finally got some of those soap roses from the Dollar Store that everyone has been raving about....

....they did not disappoint...

...sweetly-smelling and lovely!

Some "studio love"...

A most special gift....

...from a special kindred spirit (more of the story to come).

And my beloved mother and father .....

...I miss you Dad...my 1st "Valentine."

I am linking up to Kathleen's Faded Charm Cottage for more LOVEly whites!

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Hi Michelle! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope it's sweet!

  2. Beautiful post for White Wednesday! Love the piece of lace! I have to get over to the Dollar Store to before all those sweet soaps are gone!

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  3. I just LOVE your photos. Eyecandy, thats the right word.

    Hugs Bente

  4. Your photos are amazing, I need to get a new camera, what kind do you use?
    the items in your photos are sweet too, love that fireplace and of course the Fluer des Le, Have a fun day!

    1. my camera is a "dinosaur" but i LOVE it! It's a clunky old Canon Power Shot A530. Just point and click!! No fancy lenses or gadgets but I have always loved whattit captures!!

  5. Beautiful as always. Happy Valentines Day!

  6. Happy Valentines! The little couple-heart- lace is a treasure! I adore to see other people's studios for inspiring. Love. VerĂ³nica

  7. Happy Valentines dear Michelle- and thankyou for showing all your beauty. I so love your old religious pieces-crosses,statues ,ex-votive-and the heart you recieved from a friend is so beautiful, dear. And the roses are so sweet looking.
    Hugs and love, Dorthe

  8. Everything is so very pretty! I love the photo of your parents! Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Everything is so gorgeous Michelle! I love the little rosebuds sitting in the bottles:) Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Hi Michelle, I adore the soldered charm of your Mom and Dad, what a lovely treasure!! And all of your treasures are simply beautiful! I would love to visit your home one day!
    Wishing you a day filled with lot's of love and joy.

  11. Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend! Another sweet tribute to your dad, naming him your first Valentine! Love all of your photos...your parents, your studio, well, just all of them...wink, wink! Hope your day is as special as you are! Guess I better get to the $ store.

  12. Michelle,

    A very Happy Valentines Day to you as well.

    I have been looking at the lovely photo
    of your Mom and Dad...but
    I don't know if it is because of my
    poor eyesight or what...
    but, the lighter part of the photo
    over each of your parents shoulders
    in the background look like
    "wings" to me. :)

    Beautiful photos!!

    Love and Blessings,


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  14. Happy Valentine's Day. I have just started to follow your blog and I love it. So Beautiful, calm and refreshing. Thank you and Take care!

  15. You are surrounded by beauty and love, Michelle. The beautiful lace heart from your dear husband, sweet soaps, romantic Je Taime tags (I've got mine out, too), touching photo of your parents and that intriguing heart plaque. Happy Valentine's day my friend!

  16. I can always be guaranteed a beautifully charming visit when I come to your blog! All of your vignettes are so pretty...I would love to sit in your home and just stare at all of your displays!

    That piece of lace from your hubby is the most darling thing ever! How very romantic of him to pick that out for you!

    I love everything you do....and I'm ever so grateful that you take the time to share it with all of us!
    You really are the perfect compliment to my cup of hot coffee!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  17. Simply beautiful Michelle, I love your attention to detail in styling and photos, always so refreshing to drop by your blog! Thanks for your kind comment on my heart rock!

  18. oh my, every photo more beautiful than the last! I had not read about the dollar store soap, so it smells good too? They are so pretty. I have to tell you that when I saw the detail of the little crocheted piece that your husband brought back for you I let out a big awwwwww. How sweet for him to bring something so special to you and to take the time to find something that is so you. Happy Valentines Day! t.xoxooxox

  19. Love this Valentine post....filled with special images...each one artistically arranged. I'm going back for a second look.
    Happy Valentine's Day! :)

  20. Michelle, what a beautiful Valentine's Day post, full of heartfelt images, all beautifully styled. I'm your newest follower! Happy Valentine’s Day!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  21. Heavenly Valentine wishes to you!
    Beautiful as ever decor! I'm super excited to see your Spring and Easter!!
    Hope you had a splendid day, Lori

  22. Joyeux St-Valentin, Michelle,

    Omg! eye "bonbon" in your a delightful post. Those sweet studio creations, I just love! The soap roses are amazing looking. All is so inspirational.
    The photo of your mom & dad is beautiful! They look so cute!
    Hope your day was filled with a Happy Heart!

    Avec amour,

  23. So many exciting photos! What a treat for Valentines Day!!

  24. Happy Valentine´s Day Michelle. I ´m a day late. Hope you had a great one.

  25. Dear Michelle i hope your valantine day was lovely!

    The pictures are so beautiful!!

    Lots of love from me

  26. Sorry Michelle, I am a day late too...
    Hope you had a lovely Valentines day!
    Your photo's are all beautiful.
    Love the little soap roses, here in Holland I can only find them in red or dark pink, not my favorite colors, I'll keep looking cause they make such cute decorations.
    Have a lovely day...
    Hugs Michelle

    1. i would be happy to pick some up for you and send them to Holland if you would pay shipping. let me know!

  27. What a sweet picture of your mom and dad! Your whites are always such a joy to look at. Hope you had a special Valentine's Day.

  28. Hi Michelle,
    What a beautiful Valentine post. I love all of your pretty hearts and photos. The photo of the little boy and girl is so sweet and so is the one of your parents.
    Beautiful vingettes.


  29. Oh Michelle,
    What a sweet post. All your whites are just dreamy...I especially like the last two pics. Your parents made such a sweet and lovely couple. Hope you had a wonderful Valenitne's Day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  30. I hope you had a wonderful day. Sorry I haven't been by to visit for a while. Somehow "life" just gets in the way:-)


  31. The last photo with your dad melts my heart...sigh.

  32. Such beautiful photos!! Love the happy photo of our mom and dad.

  33. What a fabulous blog, filled with charm. I have enjoyed viewing your fabulous treasures, so gorgeous and beautifully displayed. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

  34. Thanks for the treat of peeking into your home Michelle!
    Hoping your day was a sweet one!!

  35. Gorgeous !!!!!! I love your creativity !! I hope all is well with you. have a beautiful and creative day... Chickie

  36. Gosh Michelle do I ever love getting to see into your beautiful home. You have such a wonderful eye for beauty!!!
    I loved all my sweet things in the mail this week. You are so sweet to me : )
    sending big hugs your way...

  37. Sweet post Michelle. Your touches of white are just perfect. :)

  38. Hi Michelle, what a beautiful pictures you make, I enjoy them. Have a nice weekend. Lots of love from me.

  39. I am visiting from Cabin and Cottage.I LOVE your blog.I am your newest follower.

  40. Oh my, your images are so gorgeous, and i love love your rusty heart that was a gift. Wow...
    I don't know why you weren't on my favorites blog roll, but you sure are now!


  41. Oh how lovely, all of your blog is. It's my first time here visiting from Cabin and Cottage.
    xx jeanetteann

  42. I love that beautiful white wooly pillow - it is all just so lovely! xo

  43. I adore your post - but that photo of your folks really made me smile and tugged at my heartstrings! Have a wonderful week!

  44. it is all soooo lovely! i just watched your clip on the sidebar and it was so fun to see and hear you! you are just as lovely as i imagined (yippie skippie, Pinterest).

  45. Pretty, pretty! And I LOVED the Pinterest piece! Yay for the sweetest petitest Michelle! :)

    1. merci zuzu! if it were not for you and your inspiration and guidance..I would have never heard about interest all those months ago!I really wish they would have kept in the part about how i heard about it! you would have heard "Zuzu this" and "Zuzu that!!" ;)

  46. I am in love you even make a test tube of buttons look gorgeous.


Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.