Monday, February 13, 2012

~LOVE~ & Linky Follower Party #2


Happy Valentine's Day


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As I thought about Valentine's Day, I knew I wanted to use the color pink in my decorating this year.  My sister, Lisa, gave me the sweetest cream and sugar and four cups and saucers as part of my Christmas gift this year.  She found them at one of our favorite haunts.  ;0)  They are beautiful, and have lots of pink, so I knew they would be perfect.

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I also knew I wanted roses in my silver coffee pot.  These sweet little buds have begun to dry, and I am ready to hang them upside down to complete the process.  They will be beautiful for a long time. 

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I won a fabulous giveaway from Christine @ Stonehouse Living a few weeks ago.  This silver dish was one of the many things she sent me.  I love it!  Click on her blog name above to see all the other wonderful things she sent to me!  


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I even decorated my sugar bowl.  To be completely honest, I believe it was my father, that I first saw do this.  It was many years ago.  He added a teaspoon, or so, of colored sugar to the sugar bowl.  Mix it all up, and your sugar bowl is decorated for the occasion.  

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The Valentine's banner took about 10 minutes to make.  I used my trusty glue gun, and glued the paper doilies and buttons onto a piece of ribbon!

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Watch for this recipe soon!

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Jess @ A Cozy Cottage in the City made the most beautiful cupcakes in January, and I vowed I would try and replicate them for Valentines.  I also think they would be perfect for Mother's Day, Easter, Birthdays, Showers...well, you get the picture.  I love cupcakes!  All you 'vintage lovers' will love Jess's blog.

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Greater love has no one than this,
 that he lay down his life for his friends. 
John 15:13 NIV 




Photography courtesy of
 Nicole Payzant Photography.








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Linky Followers Party #2



Many of you have probably already heard that

GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT WILL GO AWAY

on Feb 29 for any one that is not with blogspot
but rumor has it that it is being completely phased out for everyone soon

BUT

there is good news







RULES:

1. you MUST have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool on your site to participate.

If you see that your link has been deleted you need to add the LINKY FOLLOWER tool to your site and then come back over and re-enter your link
{You can have both the LINKY FOLLOWERS & GFC on your site but you must have the LINKY FOLLOWERS toolto participate in this party hop.}

2. You MUST follow the person who has the party on their site as a thank you.

3. Just add your blog button to the LINKY PARTY below.

4.Then grab the BLOG HOP code

You will find the code right under the Linky Party where it says CLICK HERE TO ENTER
just under that it says: WHAT IS A BLOG HOP? GET THE CODE HERE
Click on GET THE CODE HERE and enter it into a post on your site.
You can grab the party button code in the FOOTER at Its So Very Cheri
You can grab info from my post if it helps you with your post.

5. Then you follow other bloggers–(as many as you want)
–leave each one of the blogs that you follow a comment letting them know you are following them and ask them to follow you back.

If you want to add the BLOG HOP to your own site you will get lots of new followers(see rule #2)



43 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! I love all of it. The china is perfect and so are the cupcakes. Nicole, your photography is beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Pamela

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  2. Oh yummy! The cakes look so good! Love your china!

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  3. So-o-o pretty! Hope your Valentine's Day is special.

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  4. Hi Tanya,
    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones!
    Everything is just beautiful!
    I love the cupcakes served in the tea cups...the silver dish has never looked so good...
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  5. Love the cupcakes in the teacups...such a sweet idea!

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  6. Beautiful photos and set up ! Happy Valentines Day to you and your family !

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  7. Oh your cupcakes are beautiful and what a wonderful way to present them! Love that china (what a nice sister you have!) and it's beautiful pink flowers! Your hearts on the satin banner...so sweet! Lovely job, lovely pictures!

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  8. I am glad you found me! I am following you back! Those cupcakes in coffee cups are too cute! Great pics!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  9. Oh you can give me the china, it's ok if I don't get any yumminess, lol! HAPPY VALENTINE'S!
    FABBY

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  10. You are always doing the cutest stuff over here! Love the cupcakes!
    Sherry

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  11. Hi Tanya!

    This is such a pretty post. I love all your ideas, and especially your father's (colored sugar) idea!

    Those are the most adorable cupcakes and the cups are just PERFECT!

    Thanks for sharing this at my Bunny Hop Party and Happy Valentine's Day!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  12. What a beautiful post...so pretty & I love all your pink!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  13. How fun to place the cupcakes in the teacups! The rose design icing looks so pretty. I'm pinning your simple, yet so precious idea for the heart banner!
    :-). Sue

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  14. How fun to place the cupcakes in the teacups! The rose design icing looks so pretty. I'm pinning your simple, yet so precious idea for the heart banner!
    :-). Sue

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  15. This post i so pretty--I was in awe of all the pretty pinks--and pretty things in general. The cupcakes in the teacups is so sweet!

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  16. Such a beautiful color on your table. The cup cakes are so pretty in those cups. The pink roses are too beautiful. Love them all.

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  17. Beautiful ! I ♥ your post. Everything is perfect.
    Happy Valentine's Day

    Pati

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  18. Gorgeous set up! It looks so beautiful! Hi! New LINKY Follower! Hopping by from the Linky Followers Hop! Hope you can check out my blog as well! RJ Does Books!

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  19. What beautiful photos and wonderful ideas! Returning the LF following love.

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  20. OK...so here I go again acting my age and showing my inability to grasp the techno world. Just what the heck IS Google Friend Connect anyway??!!?! Is it the thing that connects us to people we want to follow so that it shows up on our Blogger thingy? Am I going to have to make a lot of changes to something somewhere?!??! I'm not good at change. Change blows as far as I'm concerned! Does this affect everyone or just the people who have a blog powered by Blogger? I'm so confused!!!!!!! As for your beautiful table, I am SO going to use that idea your Dad had for coloring the sugar! What an easy, pretty way to dress up any coffee klatch! (Showing my age again with that reference!) :-) Your china is beautiful! What a fabulous gift! The cupcakes look so perfect! I am NOT a patient person in the kitchen, so I doubly applaud those who take the time to create such pretty food!

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  21. Pink was definitely the "in" color for Valentines Day 2012! I love your cupcakes in a teacup (would love them any ol' way you shared them!) and the colored sugar. I've seen that done but had forgotten all about it. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. So many pretty pinks.

    Hey Its Cheri from Its so very Cheri. I am following you and if you haven't made your way over to check out www.ItsSoVeryCheri.com please do and follow me back. I also have another post on my site for a give-a-way each week for those who follow me on the new Linky Follower tool.

    Cheri

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  23. Absolutely romantic sweet gorgeous wonderful!

    I am following -- follow me?

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  24. Thanks for popping over! Following you now, too! Angie

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  25. Such wonderful special details make this so lovely. The cupcake cups are spectacular! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  26. Your tea table is just adorable, Tanya! The cupcakes are very pretty and the heart doilies completed the romantic look....Christine

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  27. Wow. Adorable cupcakes !!!

    I am actually coming to your site from the FOLLOWER linky blog hop, and am following you ! :-) Will you follow me back?? Thank you so much when you do.

    PLUS: There is also a party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    Use this link both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:
    http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Hope to seeing you around!!
    Have a happy, creative day!

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  28. Adorable Cupcakes.

    I am actually coming to your site from the FOLLOWER linky blog hop, and am following you ! :-) Will you follow me back?? Thank you so much when you do.

    PLUS: There is also a party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    Use this link both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:
    http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Hope to seeing you around!!
    Have a happy, creative day!

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  29. Found you on www.itssoverycheri.com's Linky Followers Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, I'd love for you to follow back!

    Thanks so much and Have a Wonderful Evening!
    Aledia @ http://plumperfect.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi Tanya,

    Your cupcakes came out LOVELY!!! And your table setting is just amazing!!! Just beautiful - happy to have inspired you to make the Rosewater Cupcakes!!! Wishing you a belated Valentine's Day!!! Hope you had a good one!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  31. New Linky. Networked Blog, and GFC follower! hope you follow back!

    http://giveawayhog.blogspot.com/

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  32. Lovely pinks! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  33. Love the whole arrangement! So inspired!

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  34. Visiting again through Pink Saturday! :) I became a follower of your blog yesterday.

    This tea set is just gorgeous and those cupcakes look so delish!!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Aledia

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  35. Your china is beautiful and so is all the silver! I need to buy some polish and get out my grandmother's tea set!

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  36. What a lovely setting you created! Love the sweetheart candy in the arrangement- so cute and your china is so pretty!!

    Following you!

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  37. New Linky Follower from Warm Heart Bears and The Patchwork Ark. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  38. Visiting from the Linky Party Hop!! I hope you’ll visit – www.LaughterandGrace.com – and follow back.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  39. Those cupcakes are so pretty in the teacups and what a great idea for the sugar. It all looks so lovely and inviting.
    Cindy

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  40. Beautiful!!! I love the tea china that your sister gave you. Such a perfect setting!

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  41. The cupcakes look amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm now following you too!
    Bekah @ http://pinchalittlesavealot.blogspot.com

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  42. All of your posts are beautiful but this is is absolutely gorgeous! :)

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