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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Wednesday, My Lovelies!
 I hope your day is better than mine.  The cold I had last week decided to morph into Influenza-A Monday.  (I know that's medically impossible, but the point is I'm sure the cold and then going to two horse shows over the weekend didn't help.)

The good news is that Tamiflu is a miracle drug.  I'm so much better after only two doses.

I already had these photos of hearts around our home in my camera, so I thought I'd share.  

My latest Valentine's Day decor bought this year at Pier1
I like the ribbon because it reminds me of MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check!

Mr. Art @ Home bought me these MacKenzie-Childs bowls for Christmas.
I think they look great with my older placemats.

These photos are from the dining room.  If the heart placemats seem familiar, it's because they can be buttoned together to form a table runner.

I know I post this heart all the time, but I love it.  I bought it when we'd only been married a year or so.  There is a hanging charm for each month, and of course February's is a heart.

I did read a book this week, so there will be a Literary Friday post tomorrow.  It just might not be my best post, and it will probably be brief.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I'm hearing from a lot of friends who have had a round with colds and or flu the past few weeks. Sure glad the Tamiflu is working! Love all your pretty valentines. Love those MacKenzie Childs hearts, so sweet. Take care…….

  2. Love the bowls! You know I do, and those little plates are just too cute! Happy recovering!

  3. Ricki, I like all you cute Valentine decorations. The teapot is adorable. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. I heart all your hearts. ;-) I've been putting out some valentine vignettes this week. Makes me happy!

  5. Ricki Jill,
    So sorry to hear you are sick with the flu. New Year's Eve 2014 I had started with a cold day after Christmas and on New Year's Eve turned into the flu... So it happens when your resistance is low. Hope the horse shows were fun.
    Your photos of hearts around your most enjoyable and pretty home are fun and I feel a happy Valentine's Day appreciation vibe from you. My lower back is still giving me problems and now it's my right hip too. So I've been working on a Valentine's post that will go up on Friday, Oh Ricki I have been spending time zoning out in decorating books lately. Lots of stunning visuals when you're not your best to concentrate, lol.
    PS I love your book recommendations.

  6. Beautiful gingham ribbon. I love the wreath that you made and the pot of flowers. Everything is beautiful. I hope you feel well soon. xoxo Su

  7. Hello,
    Hope you feel better soon.
    I love your Valentine's. The teapot makes me smile.

  8. Beautiful hearts, just like yours. I am so sorry you are sick, and I am glad the Tamiflu is working for you. Drink lots of hot tea with honey and lemon (and maybe a little bourbon!), and stay nice and toasty.

  9. You manage to make everything beautiful. I love all of your hearts along with the checks. Get better friend.

  10. Love all of your hearts - I am sur you can guess which are my favs!!

  11. Such cute things to make you smile even when you don't feel well. The heart-shaped twig wreath is adorable, and that little teapot is just too stinkin' cute! Feel better!

    Warm hugs,

  12. Such sweetness all around your pretty home. The twig heart wreath and the teapot are my favourites; how dainty and delightful they both are!

    Happy Valentine's Day!



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