Monday, January 16, 2012

Kitchen Shelf for Valentines

It is just about sundown and here is my little kitchen shelf with it's Valentine's doo-dads for the year. In the late afternoon my little heart lights come on and have the brightest cheery red glow. I love them.

Here is the shelf last year. I know use some of the things elsewhere so it fun to change it up year to year.

 I am just adding tucks of hearts and red here and there. I will show the rest later on.

Just a quick update on my patient that had her wisdom teeth pulled today. She was a bit weepy but I finally go her to eat a little something so she could take her pain meds. She is now fast asleep. Hopefully she doesn't have too much swelling as she has to be back at the hospital on Thursday no matter what.


  1. I just read about your daughter. I had to have all my wisdon teeth taken out at about her age. One piece of advice - don't let her eat solid food too soon. I did and it really hurt. So I stuck with ice cream. Hope she feels better soon.

  2. The Valentine Lights are darling.... love it. Blessings to you.

  3. Hope your daughter feels better soon! We went through this with #2 the summer between high school and college, but none of the others so far. Love your Valentine decorations -- holiday lights are so nice in the winter.

  4. Your Valentine touches are so festive. I like the lights. I used special lights for each holiday when I taught middle school. I gave the lights to another teacher when I retired. You make me wish I'd kept them!

  5. Love your little heart lights. Glad your patient is doing okay.

  6. Your Valentine's Decorations look so nice!! I am still putting away Christmas but soon I will start to decorate for V Day. I do several trees..


  7. Your Valentine Day hearts look cute. I especially like the ones that light-up. I hope your daughter's mouth feels better soon. I remember when I had my wisdom teeth pulled at 17 years old. It was not a fun time. Hope she heals quickly.

    -M. Wildflower, visiting from Simply Sweet @ Lily-Rose Cottage

  8. Your shelf looks so cute! I hope your dd feels better soon. Wisdom teeth are a painful things, but she will be so glad it is over with very soon.

  9. Wow, she only has two days to rest up! I will say a little prayer for her.
    Is this Mr. SSL's work on the shelf? ;P

  10. Very pretty...nice Valentines..blessings

  11. I've never seen Valentine lights before but, then again, I don't decorate for it so goes to reason, huh? ;) Very cute though.
    Hope your daughter is feeling better. Having all four pulled at once? Ouch! No wonder she hurts. :(

  12. My daughter had her wisdom teeth taken out a few years ago and lived on Jamba Juice smoothies for a few days. She got one with oranges, bananas and no seeds, of course, but she said it felt so good on her mouth. The other thing she wanted was macaroni and cheese when she could tolerate some food.

  13. I'm glad you daughter is recovering, I hope all is going well with her, poor kid.
    Your Valentine shelf is very sweet, I like what you have up there.
    Hugs, Cindy

  14. I love that shelf and how you always change it up. Such a great piece and you do create the most interesting and fun vignettes. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hope your daughter is feeling better soon. Hugs, Marty

  15. Hi Elaine, What a fun shelf to dress up for the holidays. I love the yellow checked thermos. I too like changing things up a bit from year to year. Oh yes, I remember doctoring some of my kids when they had their wisdom teeth pulled. Luckily they all recovered quickly. Wishing her a quick recovery also!

  16. Elaine, your shelf is fabulous!
    I love the tin watering can and the little hearts :-)
    Very pretty!
    Thank you for linking to Simply Sweet - it's great to have you join in!
    I'm so glad I was able to comment here today. I've been having trouble viewing your lovely blog for a while now :-(
    I usually get a message about a script running slow and then the page freezes.
    I don't know if I have to do something at my end to fix it. I'm not very savvy, I'm afraid!
    But please know that I have been trying to visit you - I love this blog!
    Have a blessed week, dear lady.

  17. I love your little shelf!! So pretty and not over done, just the right amount of decorations and touches of red. I saw those lights while I was out (or ones similar) and debated getting them. Now I think I will and put them on my hutch!

  18. Hello Elaine,
    Your shelf is very pretty. I never think to decorate for Valentine's Day. The most I do is shape Hubby's mashed potato into a heart on the actual day. Not very romantic really....Maybe I need to make more of an effort. You have inspired me!!
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  19. Love your string of heart lights and your red touches are charming and festive!

    Wishing your daughter a speedy and easy recovery - I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed at once (a lifetime ago) - I'm sorry, I can't remember how soon I ate anything solid???

    Happy Valentines Day and Happy Rednesday!

  20. Everything looks nice and valentine-y, and I'm especially drawn to that shelf with the watering can and little tractor! I hope your daughter is feeling ok and has a quick recovery!
    Happy REDnesday,

  21. I love it, I adore those heart lights! What a beautiful space you have created here, thank you so much for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  22. Hi Shannon! Bless your daughter's heart! I too hope she won't have much pain and can get lots of rest. I know you're taking good care of her. I love your little shelf and those little heart lights! So cute.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. I especially like the string of heart lights.

  24. Hello! Love your Valentines lights! Gorgeously cheerful! I had my wisdom teeth out in my 20's when my son was two - my daughter had hers out earlier - much better earlier -
    Thanks for sharing your post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,