Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day To You (and to me)

Hello, Dear Ones!
I have something to tell you.
Sit down!
Are you sitting down?

I won another giveaway!!
I won a set of Mikasa dishes from Anita at Far Above Rubies!

Can you believe it?
This is service for 6, Mikasa "Modernist Black".
I don't know why this snap shows the dishes and table cloth as cream colored
but everything is so pretty and white!

 Look how gorgeous they are!
I just had to set a Valentine's Day table with them.

 Aren't these dishes just gorgeous?
I know the square plates don't really fit the round charger, but heck, I don't care. 
I love the way it looks. :)

 
 Using some olden stemware from Target I bought many years ago.

 The new dishes just screamed 'silver'!

Had to use my big ole rose bowl for the centerpiece and nothing else would do but roses!
Faux roses of course.
I sure do love my fauxs and my new dishes.


This is the key to the Kawai piano I played when I was pianist at our church in Roswell, New Mexico.
No, there were no aliens there! :)

 I just had to pop back in the dining room as the light was fading 
to look at my new dishes one more time.
Then...

 Uh oh...where did Elvira come from?
She was put away after Christmas.
I think Mr. Precious has been in here! :)

 Happy Valentine's Day!
Thank you so much, Anita, for drawing my name to your awesome giveaway.
I'll be black and blue tomorrow because I keep pinching myself!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Yours

Well you've done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I'm trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and then you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing, we're just one big family
It's our God-forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure

There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

Do you want to, come on, scootch over closer dear
And I will nibble your ear

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I'll be saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

But I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and then you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find that the sky is yours
so please don't, please don't, please don't.
There's no need to complicate
'cause our time is short
This oh, this oh, this is our fate, I'm yours 
~ sung by Jason Mraz