Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine's Tea Party

Welcome friends for tea this week, right on Valentine's Day.  Tea Time Tuesday is hosted by Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage and I hope you'll brew yourself a cuppa to join us today.
Sandi has asked us to mention our favourite love song and I guess I'd have to say 'Love me Tender' by Elvis Presley; I could watch his movies over and over!
I hosted a Valentine tea party on Friday for some gardening friends and we had a great time catching up and talking about our garden plans for this year.
The table was set with 6 different pink teacups, tiered trays of finger sandwiches and scones.
My vintage centrepiece holds silk roses with candles on either side.
Pumpernickel hearts had strawberry cream cheese and strawberry hearts on them.
Instead of the usual currants, the scones had dried cranberries in them.
The tea table held 3 teapots with Lady Londonderry, Pecan Pastry green tea (as good as it sounds) and a ginger-peach herbal tea.
There just wasn't room on the tiered trays for goodies so they sat on my tea cart until we were ready.  Tiny tarts with raspberry jam, shortbread hearts, madelaines and chocolate covered honey hearts.  No dieting today!
I often have table gifts for my guests and the cello heart bags seen on the table contained homemade pink almond bark and a couple of heart-shaped lollipops.
A very Happy Valentine's Day to my friends that gather for tea each week. 


  1. Judith, Your goodies and table are beautiful. Love your pumpernickle hearts - how creative! Glad you are enjoying Valentine's Day!
    Blessings, Beth

  2. Judith,your Tea Party is beautiful. I loved the idea of making strawberry hearts. Everything looked so delicious and party pretty. I liked the pink tiered plate stand. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. I have seen your blog before and like your blog name and the lovely blog banner.

  3. WOW, you have done very well and what a beautiful table you have prepared. Happy Valentine Day.

  4. Judith, your tea party is just beautifully presented.
    I so love the goodies & the heart wreath.

    Happy Valentine's Day ~
    TTFN ~

  5. Hi Judith,
    What a great party!! All the goodies look delicious:-)) The little strawberry hearts are my favorite, just delightful! Wish I lived near by :-))
    Hope you are having a great Valentines Day!

  6. Your party is so beautiful that one might fall in love! Seems that all your guests will be rendered unable to move or eat LOL Wonderful! Happy Valentines day!

  7. Oh, Judith, what a delightful tea party! Your pumpernickel hearts look scrumptious as do the cookies and almond bark! And here I am trying to watch my waistline! Thank goodness it's only a virtual tea party for me! You do know how to throw a party, my friend! Thanks for sharing and participating in my tea party. Your presence makes it all worthwhile! Happy Valentines Day to you and your hubby!

    Blessings & hugs,

  8. Happy Valentine's Judith, the tea party table is beautiful. I love all your teapots. hugs, Jen.

  9. This looks devine, I love the big teapots:)
    ♥ Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

  10. Judith your tea party was such fun. We were treated to a lovely assortment of yummy foods and delightful varieties of tea. Thanks for having us. V

  11. Lucky guests! I love the idea of all those pink teacups and saucers....and the finger sandwiches - heaven!

  12. Your table was beautiful, and your food looked delicious. The three types of tea sounded perfect. Thanks for sharing your tea party with us!

  13. How beautiful,
    I love a good tea time too and yours is lovely.
    Your tea pots are so pretty and the food looks delicious. I have a blog friend who sells tea for Turner Hill Tea... this week she sent me a sampling of Cupid's Blend with the most beautiful tea cup...come by and see if you have time! The tea is wonderful.
    Happy Valentine's Day

  14. What a wonderful tea party! It all looks delicious and I love flavoured herbal teas. Blessings, Pamela

  15. What a stunning table. It's beautiful and the food is down right mouth-watering. LOVE the pumpernickel hearts! YUMMO!
    Patricia :o)

  16. I love your teapots, Judith. They are all so pretty! And all that sweets, amazing! The whole table is so pretty and attractive...Christine

  17. Hi Judith,
    So it is true great minds do think alike Ha!Ha!

    Your have set such a pretty table- I love those hearts with the cream cheese and strawberries.I am a copycat so they might show up at my next tea party.
    I see you have a collection of pretty teapots too along with the tiered stands.
    I wish I could have been there too-all that garden chit chat! I did have a new garden friend over on Sat. and we chatted up a storm for 4 hours.
    It is very stormy here today-windy and drifting snow.
    Take care,

  18. Judith, Congratulations on winning the Give-away. Lucky girl. You table is beautiful. That centerpiece with flowers and candles is magnificient. You truly went all out on delicious looking food for your party. I know you and your friends had a lovely time. Thank you for sharing your photos. Blessing on your week

  19. Now this would be my kind of gardening club! It looks fantastic. I love the strawberry cream on the pumpernickle with the strawberry hearts. I might need to copy that idea too.

  20. Judith...Now girlfriend...this is HOW IT IS DONE! I love every single tiny little detail that you have shown. YOU AMAZE ME! I love it all!

    YUMMO and beau-ti-ful! WOW!


  21. Wow! Now that's a tea party! Such delights - just love your tea set! Everything's perfect!

  22. What a delightful table you set, Judith! And the food looks wonderful ... I love the little pumpernickel hearts with the cream cheese and strawberries! How clever! Your post was a feast for the eyes. I really enjoyed visiting with you. And thanks for stopping by Cottage and Creek. I so appreciate it!
    Best to you,

  23. Hi Judith
    Your site is beautiful and your goodies look so pretty and delicious. I've had a nice visit and I will be back. I'm loving your music too. I hope you had a good Valentine's Day...and the week is good too.
    Come by and visit me sometimes...
    Judi(th) too!

  24. Hi Judith
    Its me Judith - Judi. I am not certain whether I've been here before and perhaps we have said are in Innisfil and I am in Aurora. I've lived in Bradford we we are in the same area.
    I wanted to say hi again

  25. I am a first time visitor to the Lavender Cottage. What a lovely tea you've prepared. My husband and I lived in northern Scotland from 1972 - 1975. I learned how to make a proper cuppa from Nana Hamilton, a wonderful generous woman who took a young Navy wife under her wing. I shall never forget her.

    I invite you to visit my blog: It's been a pleasure to visit yours.

  26. I really, REALLY do wish I'd been there, Judith! Beautiful and romantic! – g


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