Wednesday, February 13, 2013


 Some milk and cookies for my sweetie and some hot tea for you, come on in...This was an easy tablescape...the goal was no new purchases...yay...The heart napkins were the only new purchase, they are very similar to the other heart ones used in the previous post....both  were purchased  at TJ Maxx a couple of weeks ago...

Of course like everyone else I am obsessed with the sweet paper straws, wish I had all the colors, they would be a lot of straws...The straws were purchased on the internet last summer, red and pink.....
The sweet under napkin is white with a ruffly pink ruffle all around the edges...I purchased them  last year from TJ Maxx...the placemats I have used before at Easter time..always good when you want a touch of pink on your table...I have not purchased any new placemats in years....
This shot gives you a closer look at the sweetest milk bottles...If you are a follower of mine you have seen these before, usually with breakfast settings, I have six of them and a red carrier..the bottles are from the internet, (ebay)  then I stenciled the milk label on the bottle with glass was such a fun project,  they are washable and easy to use...I saw one of the chefs on TV use them, she made Lousiana milk punch..and put them on the Hor D' they were very successful, I am sure you can find the recipe on the internet...Wish I had one of those right now...
Oh no there is that bird bowl again, I told you it shows up at the darned times...The bird tea pot and cups with lids and napkin rings were purchased last year from Marshals, I think I will use them again this summer in the garden, they will fit in with all the birds...
 You just know whenever I am setting up something, Tina always has her opinion, and is so interested in what is going on...

She stopped long enough to tell you exactly what she was thinking about the whole thing, she is not happy when there is too much going on and a lot of movement...she would be happy if I just slept all day with her...

She definitely has an opinion, can you tell...

Well, she is finished with the whole thing as you can see, she is off to the bedroom to find a place for a good nap...You can see the ruffly napkin during the set up, cute and unusual....

I have your hot tea ready, I know you would prefer a strawberry Margarita, but it is tea time
This was an easy one...The cookies are from the grocery store...and the strawberry is from my faux food cool, it never melts from just sittin have the real ones I will use after shooting, can't wait...we're having an early special day...

We are going to enjoy our cookies and milk and I hope you enjoyed your visit...

Hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day, it doesn't take much to make someone feel special...hope you got some ideas and maybe were  inspired to create a little something ...and just enjoy your day..I love your comments and sure hope you can take the time to let me know what you think..Thanks for spending time around the house...
I am joining Between naps on the porch    A Stroll thru life  decortoadore   craftberry
bargain hunting with laurie   how sweet the sound


  1. Ya lo creo que he disfrutado con tu post.. Es dulce y armonioso, y rosa; el color en que el AMOR se posa...

  2. All so pretty and special. Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Hi Phyllis! You know I love it. Love the straws and the darling napkins and everything else. Those cookies - I love those cookies! Little Tina is a hoot! I can see her little attitude! Love you have the little kitty cursor too!
    Happy Valentine's Day,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Your milk and cookies table is too sweet -- so cute! Cats are so funny, aren't they. Yesterday I was in the door showroom, finalizing the order for my new front door and their resident black cat was in the chair I was supposed to sit. She wouldn't move. When I asked her why she wasn't on her "condo tower" they set up for her, she looked at me through half-closed eyes with such a painted expression. LOL

    I had to sit elsewhere!

  5. So pretty, and I do love that bird bowl! Tea and cookies warm my tummy and my heart. Happy Valentine's Day! xo

  6. What a sweet Valentine's Day post- I love it- xo Diana

  7. Hi Phyllis,

    I would just love to have tea with you and Tina! Everything looks so inviting for Valentine's Day. Have a wonderful day.

  8. Love this casual setting... you think of everything don't you. I get excited every time I see you've posted as there are always so many things to enjoy while visiting, not the least of which is your kitty cursor! Happy Valentine's Day.

    Caroline R

  9. Hi Phyl - your Valentine Table looks great..... love the cookies and milk. I think Tina wants more attention.
    Happy Valentine Day!!!


  10. I loved seeing Tina! Thanks for your post and Happy Valentine's Day~

  11. Phyllis, I really like the way you used all the white to make that gorgeous pink pop off the table. Those new napkins are wonderful and I do love the bird bowl that you made. Such a pretty Valentine's setting!

  12. Sweet! Yep, I have been trying NOT to buy those straws, they are adorable!

  13. Wonderful picture
    Hope yiu have a very nice walentines day

  14. I love it all, Phyllis! It's wonderful. :) The bird bowl is divine, and i adore the milk bottles. This whole scape is all so lovely. And Tina is the sweetest. You're absolutely correct that our kitties all have strong opinions, and are not shy about sharing them! lol. Happy Valentine's Day to you also.

  15. Dear Phyllis - lovely valentine decorations - so sorry putty wasn't impressed (LOL) - have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing.

  16. A delightful table. Love the milk bottle. How clever of you to do the stencil on it. That pink ruffled napkin is so pretty, and I love the way you layered the Valentine napkin over it. Thank you for linking this to my party. laurie

  17. This is vintage Valentine goodness at its best. The cookies look so yummy!

    Thank you SO very much for linking up.

  18. What a beautiful post! Love your dishes with those cute birds. And the pink ruffled napkins are gorgeous.

  19. I love your table setting. I do think the milk bottle and straws are my favorite too. Thanks for your visit.

  20. Oh your sweet kitty looks my Boots. I lost him in March 2012. I am still very sad about the loss.

    Your table looks sweet! I love the cookies you are sharing and those paper straws! It appears your Valentines Day was picture perfect!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  21. Such a wonderfull photos and post! Your table is beautifull! Thanks for your visit!

  22. Hi lovely lady.
    I love the way you put this table together for two looks Beautiful love the colors!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape, hoping you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  23. I have enjoyed your blog so very much. Your Valentine's Day pretties are so lovely. I think Tina is the final critic...and, I'd be that she liked it, too. Isn't TJ Maxx the best place to find seasonal touches...and at amazing prices. I just found a white tea pot that was missing the lid for $1. After seeing your stenciled "MILK" bottle...You have inspired me to doll up the tea pot in a fun way.

    Thank you for your kind comment and visit to my blog. My precious little grandson is one month old today and doing well.
    Blessings, my friend,
    Carolynn xoxo

  24. Loved my visit. Can't think of a cuter way to serve cookies and milk. Stopping by from Pink Saturday.

  25. Love, love, love all of your Valentine's posts! Everything looks so pretty. I especially love the Valentine's tree. What luck in finding such a great piece! See you soon! Your newest follower, Dawn <3

  26. You did the stenciling of those milk bottles??!?!?!! What a great job! I love it! I am really impressed! It looks so good, especially in red! The lettering really stands out against the pure white milk! I can envision how pretty it would be against pink strawberry milk, too! This is such a sweet set up...literally AND figuratively! :-)

  27. So cute! LOOVE that milk bottle!

  28. This is adorable!

    - The Tablescaper


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