Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Valentine Tea with Friends



Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I had a few good friends over for a Valentine's Day Tea. I went with a pink vintage look(probably no surprise there)






I picked up a couple of bundles of Vanco tulips-pink of course! 

        I used a mix of my pink vintage china along with pink linens(Thank you again Lauriane for the pretty placemats,I always remember our special afternoon in the garden when I use them). Lauriane and her husband from Rio de Janeiro were very special visitors to our garden last summer  and you can read about it here.
                              Sour cream raspberry coffee cake,sugar cookies.meringues and toffee.
     I made these melt in your mouth meringues for the first time~perfect for Valentine's Day.






           
         Heather poured the tea while I took the photos.

              After everyone left I had another cup of tea and the last piece of  coffee cake with my husband and then a nice walk to get some exercise and fresh air.
           It was a lovely day!!!

                 I am joining Tablescape Thursday at BTNOP today,
                 and My Romantic home for Show and Tell.


                  Thank you for stopping by.

                     Wishing you a most Romantic Valentine's Day!
                            Carolyn

44 comments:

akwamaryna said...

Beautiful foto.
Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
Hugs

Beth said...

What a lovely tea you hosted, Carolyn! Your table is so feminine and lovely. I like your china, your tulips, and your tablecloth very much.
xo Beth

Linda said...

Ohhh, Carolyn! I can tell you had just a lovely time! Your friends have such warm smiles and I still cannot get over how much you and sweet Heather could pass for sistas! Beautiful.
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Linda said...

I was so busy swooning over your beautiful celebratory table that I almost forgot to wish you and Andrew a "Happy Valentine's Day!" Hugs :-)
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Carolyn,
Your valentine's day tea is beautiful. I love the pink table cloth, tulips and rose patterned china. Beautiful photo's!
Happy Valentine's day!
hugs,
Lisa

Bonnie said...

Lovely table for tea. Pretty food that I am sure was delicious. I would like to have some friends over for tea soon too!

Have a happy Valentine's Day.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

A lovely tea by a lovely lady for her lovely friends.

Very nicely done, everything is picture perfect.

I love meringe cookies and love how easy they are to make - but I always have so many left over, not sure why - so I kinda quit making them a while back.....I love their weird crunchy melty odd squish they make when one pops one into one's mouth, don't you?

All Things Chic 2 said...

Everything looks amazing Carolyn, and your company is a group of very special ladies...
You are truly Blessed with good friends, who adore you & your home oh & your blog too...
Hopefully one of these days I will get over...
Blessings Lori ~

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

What a pretty Valentine's Day Tea Carolyn. The china is so delicate looking. So pretty. Everything looks beautiful.
Cheers, Gee

June said...

Whenever I want a pick me up I can always come here and find beauty in every post Carolyn. Your pink tea is so, so lovely! Just like I opened a Victoria magazine my friend!
sending hugs...

Susan said...

What a perfectly beautiful tea for the day of love, Carolyn. Bet your friends felt extra special. Susan

Puumuli said...

Happy Valentine´s Day!

Sari from Puumuli

Jemma said...

Oh Carolyn,
Such a lovely day, and exquisite table setting! Beautiful!!

Szara Sowa said...

Carolyn. Happy Valentine's Day to you!Teresa.

Alicja said...

Happy Valentine`s Day,Carolyn.
Beautiful foto.Hugs.Alice aus Vienna.)

Petra said...

Oohh Carolyn it looks very good, I can see you had a lovely day. I like the colors at your table very nice tulips.
Greetings Petra.

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

I dream everytime I come here!
I like this valentine pink tea :)

Maria said...

ciao,complimenti di vero cuore per le foto e per il blog,sei bravissima...un abbraccio !!!!!!!!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

The table looks so elegant Carolyn. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Jen xo

Sylvia said...

Beautiful as always! Happy Valentine's Day!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Happy Valentine´s Day! Love the pink tablesetting. So cute!

-Sanna-

It's me said...

Happy Vaentine's day darling...love love love Ria......❤ ❤ ❤ .....

Marie said...


Happy Valentines Day. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world with us.

Marie

Kathie said...

What a beautiful looking table and delicious treats!! Plus the sweet smiles - a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

s. franks said...

Love your table setting. I also have the Sadler tea pot and found two mugs to match a couple months ago. Did not know Sadler made mugs to match. It was a great find at a great price.

Have a great day.

Sandy

A Romantic Porch said...

Carolyn, That is such a lovely tea. Your treats look yummy!

Happy Valentine's Day sweet friend.
xo rachel

Antonella Cannavò said...

oh it's amazing your blog and particularly your photos!!!congratulations!!! Let have a look in my blog,if you want! :-)

Olga said...

How elegant! Wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Such a wonderful tea with your friends. Your photos are lovely and love, love the pink tulips and all the pink you used in your table design. Happy Valentine's Day.

Madelief said...

Your table looks very pretty Carolyn! It must have been a joy for your friends to be your guest. You always pay so much attention to detail and your home baked treats look delicious!

Happy Valentine's day!

Madelief x

Bumpkin Bears said...

What a lovely day. Your china is beautiful, reminds me of my Granny's china that i have. So nice to have visited. Catherine x

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Maria C said...

I never get tired of seeing the infinite ways in which you use pink! What a lovely table! Your friends look very lovely, too! And those meringues look wonderful! Happy Valentine's Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lovely tea, Carolyn. The pink is so sweet and I love the pink tulips! Happy Valentines Day to you and your hubby.

Blessings,
Sandi

On Crooked Creek said...

Carolyn,
An exquisite Valentine's Day Luncheon!!! I adore all the dainty touches used in your tablescape, dear one! The pink tulips set such a festive mood and the promise of the onset of Spring!!! Gorgeous vintage hankies in the porcelain and rose napkin rings!!!
Thank you for sharing your Valentine's Tablescape with us!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Visiting from Susan's!!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

What a nice party you created for your friends. I love that you see all the beautiful things and then, you scroll and down and voila, all the seats are filled! Like magic, all the friends appear!
Karen

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a welcoming table! Obviously everyone is having a lovely time!

Merlesworld said...

Perfect day good friends and lovely food.
Merle.....

Ann Krucek said...

Love those vintage napkins! the tulips looks so cheerful, so do your guests!

iris said...

hello
je constate avec plaisir
que vous avez passé une agréable
journée,
une table si rayonnante et un thé
accompagné de gâteaux ♥♥♥
ces tulipes sont magnifiques
tendresse
edith ( iris) France

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Another beautiful tea. Oh, I just savor every detail. Love that you used the handkerchiefs as napkins. I am so crazy for that teapot your hubby gave you. All the food-every detail looked divine.
Wishing I was there,
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Simply lovely.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a gorgeous setting for tea. It is simply stunning. It speaks of spring. I love your china. It is perfection..

Gartenmalereien Stephanie said...

Like charming and the tendency is so madly caught

have a beautiful Sunday

Stephanie