Monday, February 11, 2013

Pink Valentine's Day Tea


                   Since Valentine's Day is this week I am using my most romantic pink china for tea today.
                          As many of you may remember this pretty tea pot and matching heart shaped plate were a gift from my romantic hubby a few years ago. They came from a local gift shop and there are no markings on the bottom in case you were wondering.
                                           Pretty pink tea cups for our tea today.
                                                     I  Love these Teacups too.

     Help yourself to the scotch cookies-don't worry I have more but I wanted you to see the pretty pattern on the plate.
                                                   An old hand crocheted heart.
                          Doesn't that cake look delicious-did I fool you even for a second. Love my vintage pillbox hat but a cake would taste better!

                                                           A hand painted tea cup.

We had a beautiful sunny day here today but I hear some snow is headed our way again tonight, followed by rain~oh well it is only February!

I am hosting a small tea party  for some friends on Wednesday so I am looking forward to that.

I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage today for Tea Time Tuesday.

Hope you all have a lovely romantic week!

                                                                Thank you for visiting,


Deb said...

I'm glad your weather has calmed. Your table looks very pretty and I love the tea-cups. They are all gorgeous. I bet it is a real treat to go to one of your tea-parties. Hugs, Deb

Pamela Gordon said...

So, so pretty!! I used to have a crocheted heart just like that but it went thrifting. ;( It was always on our sewing box at home and held straight pins.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful teacups, Carolyn! I love the different patterns. We had such a humid Summer last year, I'm not in any hurry for it to get too warm too quick. I could do without snow though and so far we have been lucky here.

Down Blueberry Lane said...

This is so pretty. Your hubby is a real sweetheart :) Love the hyacinths in the collage - they are a pretty color. ~Susie~

Bonnie said...

Such a romantic Valentine's Day tea table with pretty china and delicious cookies!

Oh Carolyn, I love your vintage croqueted heart! My mother had a similar one and I have it somewhere. I must look for it. I am so sentimental.

We had four inches of rain Sunday and more to come for the next two days BUT we need it!

Bernideen said...

Such a pretty setting and so sweet!

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Dear Carolyn,
Your valentine tea time is beautiful. Love your pretty teapot and teacups. Lovely setting. Thanks for sharing.

Marie Atkinson said...

Your teapot and heart shaped plate are absolutely beautiful!!! I'm so sorry I live so far away - I'd love to have tea with you.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
How I love everything about that teapot-the shape, the base, the is so lovely and the plate too! And your darling hubby bought it for you...perfect!
Wish I could visit-in any season-you make them all so beautiful-you bring out the best in all.
Ruthie from:

Clara said...

Such a pretty post Carolyn. Your pink and floral teapot is one of my favorites and the pink hat looks nice on the cake plate.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Your hubby chose a very pretty teapot and matching heart dish, a design to rival Royal Albert, which I love.
I knew it was a hat and being a pillbox, reminds me of Jackie O, whom I admired.
It's nice to visit so many friends for this special tea, and look at all the calories we're saving.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love all the rosy and romantic china, and even a heart shaped plate, SWEET!! and your hat is delicious and calorie free:-)
Thanks for sharing tea :-)

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Oh, all that china is so rosy and so romantic!

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
Well, I'll eat my hat! It does resemble a coconut- covered creation and looks almost good enough to eat, doesn't it? Sweet. I am such a Pink gal, for so many reasons, as you know :-) Oh, how I wish we lived near. What fun we would have! Lol Tea parties are a LOVE. I can't wait to see the photos of your get-together. I bet you gals can get pretty wild - optimum word being 'pretty'. Haha I'll look forward to a day when we can again share a cuppa. Sigh.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So pretty! I do remember that heart plate and teapot! (Yummy looking cookies too.) It's always like getting a beautiful greeting card when I visit. Such a lift!

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Szara Sowa said...

How wonderful to find these pretties and I'm so glad you have shared them with us at Tea Time. Have a beautiful day.

Edith DUTERTRE said...

quel plaisir de regarder votre
si clair , si lumineux
d' une couleur si romantique
et quel joli chapeau tout
bonne journée
edith (iris) France

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a sweet setting, Carolyn. Love all your soft pinks and who could forget the pretty teapot and matching plate! Lovely. The pillbox really could pass for a cake. Happy Valentines Day!


Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, when I saw the "cake," I thought, now how did she make that "lacy" outer layer? Then I read where it was a hat. You had me fooled! Ha! It looks so pretty.

Just loved the tea pot and heart-shaped plate, too. Very romantic looking.

Loved all. Susan

CLMT said...

That was a delightful and pleasant thing for me to view at work on my break, a breath of fresh air.

Thank for posting it.


Janneke said...

The hart shaped plate is so romantic! Love all your china especially the cups and saucers with tiny roses.

Anonymous said...

so pretty pretty pretty, Carolyn!
dana :o)

domenica.60 said...

Am I dreaming?
A big,big hug!

Linda Jennings said...

I enjoyed 'visiting" your Valentine's Tea. Your table is beautiful!

Hjem & Glede said...

Hi Carolyn!
Just love love love your Photos ......
Have a lovely day!

Smile and hug

Princesa Nadie said...

Your posts are always so cute!
I love visiting you.

J9sHappiness said...

I love everything!! So up my street - I love all your beautiful china photographed so wonderfully, J9 x

Micupoftea said...

Hello Carolynn~ Lovely photos, charming table! The teapot and cups are just so feminine and would put anyone on their best teatime behavior! Haha~ Enjoy the sunshine and day of romance this week. :)

Georgianna said...

This is just so, so pretty, Carolyn. You've got me in the romantic mood for Valentine's Day, even though my hubby is out of the country this week. Lovely celebration, thank you!

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Sofia said...

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Marilyn Miller said...

Smiling at the pill box hat for a cake, how clever is that. Beautiful tea table.

Barbara - My Island Bistro Kitchen said...

Beautiful! I love your array of dishes!

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GardenOfDaisies said...

LOVE that hat! I admire them every time I see on in a vintage shop. I would really love it it those were to come back in style. It's the only type of hat that even remotely looks good on me.
Your crocheted heart is really pretty too. I collect those.

janice15 said...

This is my most favorite Tea Pot in the world..every time I see heart skips a beat...I have always wanted to know who it was made by... but I just read it didn't have a marking to hoo...with love Janice

Lynnie said...

Hi Carolyn,

Such pretty china with pink roses and beautiful teacups. Would you happen to share the recipe for your Scotch cookies, they look so light and fluffy.
Hugs, Lynnie