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Friday, February 3, 2012

Pink Valentine Perfection

I’ve been lucky to have had the same true valentine for over 34 years. We first exchanged cards in Miss Dobson’s 3rd grade class.

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In reality Valentine’s Day is a holiday for women. Just two days ago a Hallmark commercial came on tv and Mr. Décor said “When is Valentine’s Day?” I laughed out loud and then said “February 14th~ the date never changes”.  My one true love is very happy that I spend every second week of February with my childhood pal celebrating her birthday.

So to plan a day in which the details can truly be appreciated, I allow my mind to go all out.

My dear friend arrives via a pink blossom covered lane.

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To a home covered in luscious pink climbing roses.

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Inside dinner is waiting in a pink fairy wonderland.

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Or perhaps a pink peony and seashell delight.

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But this is a bit more her style. I could make the roses out of recycled paper bags.

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Perhaps there might be a small gift waiting at each place setting.

I really like this ombre centerpiece. Hmmmm…..ideas are swirling.

On the menu? One of her favorites of course~ baked ziti.

Accompanied by a pink champagne punch. But glitter hearts instead of sequined stars.

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Her cake would remind us of our childhood days when our favorite television star, Mork, wore rainbow suspenders and we will laugh until our sides hurt.

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We’ll reminisce and chat some more while I am seated in this chair….

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…and she’ll relax in this one:

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Our designated driver will arrive to escort us around town.

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The chauffer might wear shoes that look like this:

But it’s patent pink flats for me…

…and tennies for Tracy.


We’ll for sure be seeing this movie~ “The Vow”.

Another cinematic possibility is “Waiting For Forever”.


Completing the chick flick trifecta is “Perfect Sense”.

Then we’ll return home for a late night gab fest and feel like we’re 9 once again.

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Who is your special valentine?



Lorrie said...

Delightfully pink, Laura! You'll have a wonderful time together with your friend.
My longest-loved Valentine would be my husband.

Jeannine said...

Great "story"! The Ombre floral arrangement is so fabulous.

Linda said...

I love this so much, Laura!!!

But my husband is the one who attends the "chick-flicks" with me and is so accustomed to watching them at home on DVD as well. He knows that I can't tolerate most action films and so, because he loves me, he tolerates what I love. Though, Sarah and I have been eyeing the movies you mentioned, and so maybe it will have to be a double date.

I view Valentine's Day as a day for everyone. Dad always gave us girls all a heart-shaped box of chocolates and other little gifts and he still does that for our Mom. It's a tradition I've carried onward to our own family. I have many sweet valentines, but only one true love valentine - that's my husband of course.

Jane said...

Such a pretty post!
When we first got married, I had to explain to my new husband that Valentine's Day was important...not
"just another day". Then...we had our first child...on Valentine's DAY! Well...that was the end of our V-day celebrations. We did celebrate V-day first thing in the breakfast, then the rest of the day was birthday!

La Maison Boheme said...

What a marvelous post!

Auntie Em said...

So pink and pretty! The pink blossomed lane and the rose covered house would be as far as I would ever go. Ahhhhh....sheer bliss!
Thanks for sharing your pink week party pics! :)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

You really know how to pull out all the stops! And in pink too! Beautiful. I guess Valentine's really is a holiday for girls. I have a house full of boys since my daughter is away at college. But I'll be sending her a special box with all kinds of goodies.

Jill Elaine said...

Laura this was so sweet! Love all the photos. If you make those roses please give us a tutorial!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* love love love all the pink! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Robin's Nest said...

Laura, your blog is just beautiful. I hope things are getting better for you.


The Boston Lady said...

This is so special Laura. You will have a girls time to be remembered! I want to see all those movies and I would love to be chauffered around in that old VW.

I know Mr. Decor was pulling your leg!

My favorite Valentine is Mr. T with the Bostons and Bumby the cat coming in a close second - they get extra points for always looking at me with adoration. Okay, well Sadie does.

Have fun with Tracey.


Pam @ Frippery said...

Oh so pretty!

Mimi said...

MY FAVORITE VALENTINE WOULD BE MY HUBBY!!!I have known him since I was 14, we started dating at age 17 for me, and we have been married for 35 years and counting....almost 36!!!
Love that PINK POST!!!
It is one of my fav colors along with RED!!!
<3 <3 <3

Mimi said...

Those 3 things should have become hearts,....darn

Nancy's Notes said...

The pink blossomed lane and the rose covered house is just to die for! What lovely photographs, oh my!!!

Kit said...

That was so much fun! I just know you will have the happiest of times! Kit

ImagiMeri said...

Wow, I wish it was me!

Have a sweet, wonderful time dear friend.

Love ya'

Cote de Texas said...

3rd grade? that is so sweet! loved this. btw - that movie with Rachel Bilson also stars Tom Sturridge who is Rob Pattinson's best friend. didnt know if you knew. He's having a baby now with Sienna Miller!!! Have a great Valentine's day.