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.

 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


  1. Wow, great win!!! Your Valentine's table looks beautiful!

    Hugs ~ Mary

  2. Shelia,
    The new dinnerwae is stunning, dear friend!!!
    Love the contrast of the black and white with the red and silver accessories!!!
    Happy Valentine's Day from my~heart~to~yours!!!

  3. CONGRATS Miss Shelia!! What a fabulous win and beautiful tablescape!!
    Happy Valentine's Day:)

  4. Wow what a nice set of dishes! You did a beautiful job with them. The round charger shows them off nicely! Happy Valentine's Day Shelia!

  5. Hi Shelia, You are certainly the lucky girl lately!! Congratulations on a wonderful win and on the beautiful table you have displayed. Combining the modern style dishes with the elegant silver and the roses really works. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mr. Precious and Elvira. Linda

  6. Lucky you and you set a beautiful table with them. Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Love all your decorations! Have a lovely day!


  8. WOW!! Sheila you are so lucky! Your tablescape is gorgeous. I love everything about it. Happy Valentines Day.

  9. What a wonderful win! I have those same ruby goblets! Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Very beautiful and contemporary table. I would love to have you link this to Open House later today! Love your dishes - very fun!

  11. Wow, another win! Congrats...they are pretty. I have those same goblets! Happy Love Day!

  12. Lovely table. Congrats on your win, the dishes are awesome. Love your napkin rings. Thanks for sharing, visiting from BNOP.

  13. Congratulations, Shelia! Anita is the best! Enjoy your dishes and have an extra special Happy Valentine's Day! xo

  14. Congratulations Shelia. Your new china looks beautiful on your table with the red accents. Perfect for Valentine's. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Hugs, Pamela

  15. That's the prettiest V-Day table I seen - those dishes are really wonderful -- so different. Have a great day. Sally

  16. A beautiful new set of dishes? WOWZA!!! How fabulous! And you've made them look even more beautiful on your lovely table! Love that sweet elf! I have a couple still out and about, too! Happy Valentines day! Sweet hugs and kisses!

  17. Lucky, lucky YOU, Shelia!! Your table looks lovely. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Jan ♥

  18. Congratulations, Shelia~I saw on Anita's blog that you won them. Aren't they GORGEOUS? I knew you would love them! Happy Valentine's Day to you- xo Diana

  19. Congratulations on your winnings! Have a wonderful Valentines Day :)

  20. Happy Valentine's Day! Your tablescape is lovely. I am sharing vintage Valentine's Day cards today. Stop by for a visit!
    Many blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  21. How lucky you are Sheila you deserve the dishes because you are very special! Your table looks wonderful and you out did yourself. Enjoy!!!!

  22. Hi Sheila,

    What a gorgeous and romantic table setting! How could it not be? With red and white and silver and crystal, perfect! Enjoy!

    Happy Valentine's Day,


  23. Shelia, your table of love is so pretty! I like your square plates- their contemporary look plays well against your silver. Hey- I didn't know you once lived in New Mexico! I grew up in the northern part of the state- lot more trees, mountains, and all four seasons! LOL Enjoy dinner with your sweetie! :-) Sue

  24. Elvira couldn't resist your gorgeous tablescape, and neither could I. Lovely! You'll get great mileage out of your new dishes. Congratulations! Cherry Kay

  25. Wow, Sheila! What a fabulous win! Your new dishes are wonderful and you've set a lovely table. What time are you expecting company?? Happy Valentines Day, my friend. Would love to have you join me at my HOME to show off your new dishes.


  26. Well NO I wasn't sitting down but I should have put on my listening ears because I almost fell down. You are such a lucky girl! This is one beautiful set of Mikasa. You really know how to set a tablescape Shelia. I love the red goblets and silver and all the little hearts sprinkled over the table. Perfect Valentine's Day setting. Congratulation dear girl, I know you are tickled pink.

    The French Hutch

  27. A splendid Valentine table, milady - and I am not at all offended by the square plate on the round charger - adds interest!! Congrats on such a grand win!! The set is modern - yet with your embellishments it has a traditional feel - warm, welcome, romantic! Enjoy!

  28. Thank you for all the lyrics to the song. I never saw them or thought about them all together like that-like a love poem. Very cool. I love that song and the images are so darling. I especially love scooch on over closer dear. Your table looks great and I love your happy spirit.
    Happy Day! Ruthie from:

    1. Thanks for popping in to see me, Ruthie, and glad you like that song. It just makes me smile.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  29. Your table is beautiful Sheila, lovin' your new dishes! Happy Valentine's Day-enjoy:@)

  30. Shelia I am so happy for you!! What wonderful dishes and I love the tablescape you set!! I can't think of a better person to win and enjoy these dishes!

  31. Sheila, Congrats on your win! The new dishes look lovely on your Valentine table. Thank you for sharing your beautiful table at the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  32. Oh, Shelia! How very pretty and just the thing to put a smile on my face on this sunny Valentine's Day.
    Blessings to you, my friend.
    Carolynn xoxo

  33. What a great giveaway win, Sheila! Congratulations! You put together a lovely tablescape. Love your silver and the crystal rose bowl, and of course your new dishes.

  34. Oh, you lucky thing winning the giveaway! :) Your table looks really pretty with the mix of modern and traditional. Love your silver pieces,and crystal, too. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

  35. You are indeed a lucky lady! Your table looks lovely with the new dishes! It was fun to see Elvira again! Ornery little cutie!


  36. Your sweet comment on my blog tonight was so encouraging to me - thank you sweet Shelia.

    Hugs ~ Mary

  37. Oh what a wonderful ❤ table with your fabulous new dishes!! Congratulations on winning, Shelia. Happy ❤Day to you and your sweetie!!

  38. Gorgeous table. I love the candies in the bowls.

  39. Congratulations, it could not have happened to a nicer person! Your table looks really gorgeous with the new dish ware.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  40. Shelia, congratulations on your two recent wins. The new dishes are fabulous. They make a perfect setting for Valentine's Day the way you mixed them with the red. I think the square plates are great on the chargers. I like the angles! Your heart details add a special touch. Great job!

  41. Congratulations!!! Your table setting is gorgeous! Perfect for a Valentine's dinner. :)

  42. WOW!!! Shelia, my goodness you set a gorgeous table!! So pretty with the red!! I love the round charger too! Really, anyone who thinks that this pattern is too modern just has to see it like this. You really made it your own. I'm so happy you won:-)

  43. Congratulations on your win! I saw that you were the winner when Anita announced it on her blog and I couldn't wait to see what you would do with these new dishes. I love your table - so pretty! And I love that key!

  44. Gorgeous table Shelia! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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