Monday, February 18, 2013

A February Tea

The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they an amethyst will wear.
Welcome friends for tea this week as we pay tribute to the colour and flowers for the month of February.  Since my birthday is this month, I have always had a fondness for amethyst, my birthstone, and violets, the flower for February.
Violets symbolize faithfulness, humility and chastity.
Previous birthday gifts from my husband, an amethyst ring and tear drop necklace. 
Regular visitors to my blog know how much I like everything lavender.
This vase of dried lavender wands normally graces my tea cart but is part of the tea table today.   
I'd like to share some of the lavender tea things I have; the nestled teacups are two different violet patterns.
Vintage linens with lavender can be found throughout the house. 
Purple pansies in my teacup planter last spring.
Scarves with bling are trendy right now and this is one of my favourites. 
 The above scarf is woven and beaded by a local woman who as you can see creates beautiful accessories.  
A couple of sweet purple birdies have joined us today.
I didn't bake anything for tea this week but wish visions of sweetness to each of you as I declare the chocolate ganache torte from Milestones absolutely the best a birthday gal could have.
In my last post I questioned the pros and cons of the Followers Gadget.  I plan to keep mine and want to say how much I appreciate the bloggers who have been following me for some time and welcome the new ones.  I realize this gadget is a positive connection between all of us.  
I'm linking with:
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Bernideen's Tea Blog for Friends Sharing Tea
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
I hope you will visit each of these lovely ladies and their guests for tea.


  1. Beautiful, thanks for sharing. Happy Birth month! ~Lori

  2. Hi Judith,

    Beautiful tea! Everything is so lovely and the gifts from your husband are stunning :) My mom and grandmother have birthdays this month as well. Happy birthday (whatever day it may be) to you, my friend!


  3. Your tea things are so beautiful Judith. Lavender has always been one of my favorite colors. My daughter's birthday is in this month as well. Your collage from your previous post is breath taking. Have a wonderful week.

  4. I like the amethyst in your first photo, as well as the amethyst jewelry. It truly is a beautiful gemstone! I like your purple scarves too, as well as your embroidered work and your teacups. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Gorgeous!! love the Lavender!! I can just smell it now so calming!! Thanks for sharing have a blessed day!!

  6. So feminine and calming...your hubby really has an eye for lovely jewelry. The dessert looks positively heavenly. I'd love a taste.

  7. I love Lavender so much I named my antique shop "Lavender and Old Lace." So you know I especially loved this post.

  8. Violets and lavender, what's not to oove! Especially for you Judith! Wonderful photos! Love your violets teacups. So pretty!

  9. Hello Judith,
    I love your amethyst with the butterfly! Gorgeous gemstone! Your lavender tea things are all so lovely and I especially like the teacups.
    The chocolate ganache torte looks divine! Yum! One shouldn't have to make their own birthday cake anyway. Happy Birthday, my friend, and thank you for sharing this beautiful lavender post today for tea time.

    Blessings and joy,

  10. You have such pretty jewelry, Judith. I had admired the turquoise and silver in a previous post, and now the amethyst pieces. It's interesting how lavender has become your "signature" colour; a fine choice!

  11. Happy Birthday month my friend! I love that woven scarf and oh my gosh, that cake...!!! I gained weight just looking at it, LOL!
    Beth P

  12. Happy birthday, dear Judith!! My birthday is this month, too. When is your birthdate?? I love your shades of lavender post... So pretty!!

  13. Absolutely lovely! Happy Birthday!

  14. Pretty pretty pretty- you have so many lovely things you have shared with us today.

    May your entire rest of birthday month be full of joy and blessings, my friend.

    Big hugs.

  15. I do so love lavender things too! Your teapot is really lovely with the lavender on it.

  16. I am adoring all of this lavender goodness! I love, love, love the flower. I'm sure I visited here before, but I'm glad to come back again. I'm going to sign up as a new follower! And thank you so much for wanting to participate in the new photo challenges. We're going to have a lot of fun!

  17. What a beautiful purple tea you have set for us today! I just love the lavendar tea set! Everything really is so pretty Judith!

  18. My son's birthday is this month as well the 17th...I love amethyst,and purples too...I have lavender jewelry and amethyst too..nice post Happy Monday with love Janice...

  19. Happy Birthday Judith. You have many lovely lavender items. The ring and necklace are beautiful. Valerie

  20. Happy Birthday Judith!! Such lovely things. Your purple tea set is so very sweet. I wondered why you would want to take your Follower gadget off. I am so thankful for my followers. At least I don't feel like I am just talking to myself ;-)


  21. Wow, so many beautiful things. Each photo is a treat. I love those dainty violets in the second picture. And all the lavender teacups, saucers and teapot are so beautiful.

    I almost forgot how much fun tea time link parties are. I should join more often. Thanks for visiting me.

  22. Many beautiful lavenders here! Oh, that chocolate slice of pie..cake! It looks so good!

  23. Preciosa tu taza de té con violetas, me encantan, ya las vi en otros sitios. Yo en mi jardín tengo dos plantas de lavandas, tienen un perfume agradable y son muy bellas.

    Un beso desde Argentina.

  24. What a beautiful post. Was there more jewelry this year? I hope so. Nancy

  25. Happy Birthday! Your lavender tea set is beautiful!

  26. Hello Judith,
    What a pleasure to visit you today. I love your amethyst post. Gorgeous pictures! Lavender too, is a favorite of mine as well, so cooling and soothing.
    Your china is so very pretty, as well as the rest of your lavender treasures.
    Thank you so much for sharing your passion with us.

  27. Hello Judith,
    Gorgeous tea set! Your ring is so lovely, too~ Have a great week,

  28. Dear Judith,
    I love your lavender eye candy! Your teacups & accessories are beautiful. What a beautiful ring & necklace from your hubby! Happy Birthday this month. I hope you have a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Happy Birthday Judith! My daughter and my Mom's birthdays are in February, too. Your amethyst stone and jewery is so beautiful and so lovely for a birthstone! Love your tea table and the lavender tea set. Thanks for sharing all your treasures! Happy tea day to you!

  30. I hope you are having a wonderful birthday month Judith and I wish you many blessings for the year ahead. What a pretty lavender post today. You have so many pretty things of that colour and I love the jewellry your husband has given you. Hugs, Pamela

  31. What a lovely Lavender Tea post Judith. I love everything Lavender too! I love your Tea Pot and Tea Cups with the Lavender!

    I see you posted about the Followers Gadget! Since I posted that I'd removed mine, I decided to bring it back...and it's down at the bottom of my Blog now!!

    Jan ♥

  32. Judith,
    What a lovely post. Your violets are beautiful. Your cake looks yummy. Thank you for sharing.
    Reuzeit Emporium Blog
    Reuzeit Emporium

  33. All of your lavender is beautiful! I love your little linen also! And that ganache... I had to hurry on by as it was making me too hungry!
    Have a wonderful week!
    sandy :)

  34. What a BEAUTIFUL post, Judith! I love the Lavender and Amethyst things. Your teacups are beautiful too. ~ Phyllis

  35. What a wonderful month to have a birthday... lavender is a fabulous color and I love that dessert!!! Beautiful table.

  36. Such beautiful purples & that sweet tea cup with little birdie! So sweet!

  37. Celebrate your birthday all month long! All your lavendar tea things are beautiful! I just purchased the Royal Albert Sweet Violets teacup and I'm so happy to see you have one, too. I will think of you when I use this cup.

  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I just love your post this week. Lavender is the color for today. Everything looks so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

  39. everything about your blog and this post is beautiful. I'm hopping over from Teacup Tuesday to leave some hugs on your lovely blog.

  40. Everything to do with lavender is wonderful – the fragrance, the color, the herb. Happy Birthday to you, dear friend!


  41. What a gorgeous collection! Everything is simply beautiful.

  42. Very pretty - and I love the amethyst

  43. Since my sister's birthday is in February I knew the amethyst was her birthstone, but I did not realize the violet was her flower. Thanks to you, I will always remember this for you February-born babies! And oh my, what a completely gorgeous collection of lavender wares you do have. I also love your gifts from hubby--beautiful!


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