Monday, February 10, 2014

St. Valentine's Tea

Welcome and happy St. Valentine's week!  I've a special Valentine Tea for you, so I'm so glad you stopped by!






We are having tea in my tiny sewing nook.  I've placed the tea pretties on my Grandmothers vintage treadle sewing machine.










I just love my new chintz teacups, a gift from my dear sister.  The sweet teacups are named "Rosalynde", made by James Kent.  So lovely for a Valentine tea!






You may remember my Crown Dorset teapot from a previous post.









The teaspoons are from my Grandmother.  Love the pattern "Primrose",  by Wm. Rogers & Son.






We need sweets for our Valentine Tea,  so I made lavender heart cookies.





I also have cherry vanilla ice cream in meringue nest cups.  To keep us warm the teapot is filled with Hanna's Tea Times tea  "Love Spice",  a black tea with cinnamon, cloves, almond flavor, and infused with orange.











I hope you enjoyed tea time today and have a wonderful Valentine's day!  Thank you so much for visiting!

I will be sharing this tea with Sandi at"Tea Time Tuesday" and Bernideen's "Friends Sharing Tea", special Valentine's parties.







29 comments:

kitty said...

I always love visiting your pretty, romantic teas, my friend. Your Valentine tea is especially beautiful and delicious looking. xo

Vintage Gal said...

What a lovely tea. Your tea cups would match my cream & sugar. Stop on by and check it out ;-)

Snap said...

Everyone is tempting with sweets! I love cherry anything! Your chintz teacups are wonderful. I love the framed Valentine. Happy Tea Day!

Donna Heber said...

Your sewing nook is so beautiful! I would just love to have tea with you and enjoy a lavender heart cookie. Your chintz teacups are fabulous. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Nancy,
What a delightful tea table you have set. I love the colours, the soft pinks and aquas. They so minister to me! Your lavender cookies look delicious and the teacups are just beautiful. I would love one of those delicious looking desserts with a cup of your tea! Thank you for sharing your pretty post with us at my Hearts and Flowers Tea and Happy Valentine's day to you and your sweetie.

Blessings & hugs,
Sandi

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful gift of those tea cups and saucers and the whole arrangement with the tea pot is lovely! You always do such lovely posts.

Clara said...

I love your Ivy teapot and chintz teacup set. A lovely post.

Beth Laverty said...

I dearly love chintz tea cups? And the ice cream in meringue cups. Beautiful and I bet it tastes great.

Karen said...

Hi Nancy,
That is such a pretty setting for tea today. I love, love, love that teapot! Such a beauty and your matching chintz teacups are indeed a treasure. I have one like them but mine has a wee chip and crack and I am heartbroken about it. I do believe that they are pricey collectibles. What a dear sister you have! I would just love to try the cherry ice cream in meringue. Yum! Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Karen

Pamela M. Steiner said...

So lovely! Wish I could come enjoy your tea time with you. It looks so inviting...and I know the company would be outstanding. (((hugs))) to you today sweet friend.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely table with delicious goodies and I just love your chintz teacups.

Tea in Texas said...

Oh what a lovely place for tea in the sewing nook! I like the idea of using the sewing machine cabinet for a tea table. The pretty James Kent chintz cups and saucers are marvelous and so thoughtful of your sister. The lighted candle adds so much ambiance. Have a great 14th!

Pam

relevanttealeaf said...

What a beautiful Valentine's Tea, Nancy! I love everything - the lace tablecloth on your grandmother's sewing machine, her silver teaspoons, the teapot, the beautiful chintz teacups, the lit candle, the delicious Valentine cookies and cherry meringue cups, and the framed aqua Valentine. If I could I'd drive right over and join you for tea! Hugs, Phyllis

Martha's Favorites said...

Beautiful tea cups! Love your party today. Thank you so much for sharing this great Valentine's Day party. Hugs, Martha

Poppy said...

What a charming tea setting, softly coloured and sweetly baked, to be enjoyed in this little nook, cozy and cute, for this most lovely occasion!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Poppy

Liz said...

Your china is just so pretty!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Ruth Weston said...

Gorgeous! I love chintz! And your setting is so pretty! I love the framed Valentine. And a Happy Valentine's Day to you!
Ruth

Deborah Montgomery said...

Lovely gift of the tea cups. Love the silver too, and those ice cream desserts are beautifully presented. Looks like a delicious tea.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Everything looks so pretty and that ice cream looks delightful!
Have a lovely Valentine's Day.
Gina

Betsy said...

Enjoyed seeing all of your pretties. I want a little place like your cottage, I like how you have decorated it so cozy.
I know it's bound to be very cold where you are , but such a pretty place. My Childrens grandfather was from Marquette Michigan and his father was a light house keeper for a while at Whitefish Point so many many moons ago.
Happy Valentines day!
betsy

Martha said...

A lovely tea!

xinex said...

Your tea table and every element on it are all so pretty...Christine

Stephanie said...

Your Valentine's tea is so beautiful and romantic! Thank you for sharing with us. Your tea cups are simply lovely!

Happy Wednesday and hugs to you!

Beth said...

The meringues look so pretty, Nancy, and how delicious with ice cream! The lavender hearts look great too. Your teapot is beautiful and so are your teacups. Your sewing nook worked out beautifully for a Valentine's tea! :)

Joy said...

How beautiful! Love your chintz cups and the meringue nests -they look so pretty and delicious!

The Charm of Home said...

I love how you have the ice cream! Very pretty!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Nancy,
I just love those teacups. What a precious gift. Give me chintz anytime. It makes me so happy!
Those lavender hearts look yummy too.
Best, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Nancy,
A lovely setting from you once again. My heart is so filled with joy for you now. I'm so sorry I couldn't visit you when you needed the most! But I'm glad I visited now to see your beautiful tea cups.These are just lovely!
Hugs
Sarah

janice15 said...

A very sweet tea... I love it all thank and I'm sorry I missed out... with love Janice