Monday, February 11, 2013

Romancing the Senses

Welcome friends for tea this week and with Valentine's Day on Thursday, let's start the celebration now.
Heart from the Graphics Fairy
Valentine's Day is a sentimental occasion that romances the senses.  A simple bouquet of flowers from the grocer offers beauty and their sweet scent..
a lavender sachet fills the air with a fragrance that induces relaxation,
while books stimulate the mind.  Sipping a cup of tea brings a sense of calm to a busy day.  The teacup is Florence by Skye McGhie.
Homemade chocolate fudge...
 and heart shaped sugar cookies appease a sweet tooth.
Hearts are everywhere for this special day...
Including the tea table.
Inside the covered heart shaped dish is what my sweetie bought me in Mexico last month for Valentine's Day..
 Turquoise and silver jewellery, I'm a lucky gal to have such a loving and generous husband.
Wishing you a Valentine's Day that brings happiness and loveliness to feed your senses.


  1. Ooo that fudge looks so good! got to share your recipe! Hearts are everywhere that is for sure!! Have a sweet Valentines...

  2. The jewelry is so pretty, you are so lucky. Have a fabulous tea.

  3. Everything looks so pretty. What lovely new jewelry also.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. Hi Judith. The turquoise and silver jewelry is really beautiful. I like the teacup too. I guess I always associate Skie's china with the cream lace but red and white toile is so pretty too. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Hugs, Pam

  5. Hi Judith,
    That is a lovely tea for Valentine's Day. I have some of those teacups too.
    I love the pink heart on the doornob

    Enjoy the day!

  6. Everything looks so lovely AND delicious!

    Jocelyn @

  7. Beautiful! I love the rose heart!!! So pretty.

  8. What a pretty teacup and lots of good books to enjoy, Judith. I would love a bite of fudge and one of those sweet cookies.

  9. This is such a pretty post, Judith, and I just love the turquoise and silver jewelry your husband gave you; I guess he's a keeper! (I bought a couple of little somethings myself, when I was in the southwest.)

    I recognize the name "Helen Humphreys", but have not yet read any of her novels or poetry; I've seen her named linked to Wintergreen in the Kingston area and she's now on my reading list!

    Happy Valentine's Day,

  10. Very sweet post. I loved everything about it. Hope we get a glimpse of you wearing your Valentine gift from your husband. It's so beautiful and looks as if it would really complement your coloring.

  11. Judith, This is such a lovely post. Full of beauty! Love your jewelry. Love the roses, the lavender sachet, and your Skye McGhie teacup. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

  12. Oh....lovely jewelry treasures and what a sweet display of your goodies! Have a Happy Valentines Day!

  13. Such a sweet teacup and such a sweet hubby to give you the beautiful jewelry! A lovely tea time! Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. Lovely post and the fudge looks delicious. Happy Valentines Day.

  15. I was thinking the lavender sachets were the cutest thing you were going to show...until I saw your turquoise jewelry! I LOVE it and now I see we have something else in common. I have a few pieces and treasure them all! Sweet hugs! Enjoy your week!

  16. Hi Judith,
    So many pretty hearts to share, love is in the air :-) Love that Lavender sachet:-) Thanks for sharing tea, and cookies:-)

  17. Gracias por venir a visitarme a Argentina. Muy hermoso todo lo que has presentado, eres muy creativa y romántica. Tu blog es precioso.

    Un beso grande y un abrazo.

  18. So many pretty hearts here, Judith. The dish your hubby gave you is lovely. I love your Skye McGhie teacup and it matches a tea set I have. Your cookies look good and are so pretty arranged on the plate stand. Thanks for coming to tea and sharing with us. Have a wonderful week, my friend.


  19. Dear Judith,
    What a beautiful teacup! The sweets look delicious. Love the lavender sachet and your new turqouise & silver jewellery. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine's day.

  20. Oh Judith! What a lovely Valentine's post for the senses indeed! Love it! Could usre use a piece of fudge about now...but maybe not. Am saving up for a Valentine's lunch with my sweetheart on Valentine's Day at a local tea room! Your photos are so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  21. You are well prepared for the special day. Lovely gift there.

  22. Dear Judith,
    what a lovely tea setting for Valentine's day. So many nice things make the event pretty. The books look all so interesting. You must have lots of wonderful garden books to select just those with the matching color. And the sweet heart shaped box is hiding a lovely gift inside. Whow, I love this pretty jewlery set! I hope it gives you always a feeling of being loved when you wear it. Have a wonderful Valentine's day and thank you for your visit and the sweet comment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  23. You have definitely romanced the senses from the lovely floral bouquet to the beautiful tablescape. Happy Valentine's Day to you! ~ Phyllis

  24. OK Miss had me AT THE CHOCOLATE! Eeek!

    Hearts galore...beautiful and refined!


  25. Dear Judith,
    Happy Valentine's day! Wear your pretty jewelry in good health.
    xo Ruthie

  26. Oh, Judith, all your post is so romantic! Such a careful choice of objects...and yummy treats, too!
    Your hearts are lovely, specially the one made of pink roses...
    I loved it all!

  27. Judith: Thanks for linking and that fudge is so easy to make and really good so who would think?

  28. Judith this tea is so yummy looking...I would love some of that fudge!!

  29. I love your new jewelry! And now I'm off to write down the names of some new garden books! ;)

  30. Your gift from your husband is absolutely gorgeous. I have always loved turquoise jewelery. Lucky girl!

  31. What a lovely variety of hearts to help you celebrate Valentine's Day!

  32. So many pretty things! Love the sachets. The fudge looks pretty yummy. I haven't had any in a long time! Glad it's not sitting here in front of me! haha!

  33. The Skye McGhie teacup is lovely, and the jewelry your husband gave you is beautiful.Homemade fudge, tea, loving, all the ingredients for a perfect Valentine's day !

  34. The treats all look delicious. I have indulged way too much and will need to go on a diet as soon as Valentine's day is over. Your embroidered lavender sachet is very pretty. I love that scent.

  35. Hi there! Love your Skye M. cup- elegant! The flowers and table look inviting. I love turquoise jewelry and treasure the pieces I bought in New Mexico and Arizona. SO glad you stopped by. I hope you get a chance to toss some nuts in your pancake batter soon...maybe with the grandchildren?! Happy Heart Day~

  36. Lovely, sweet hearts everywhere – very romantic!

    I hope you have a special Valentine's Day, Judith!

  37. wow, this is gorgeous here, I feel the LOVE! ha...this holiday is a favorite of mine...I think I was cupid in another life :)

  38. Happy Valentine's Day! What a wonderful Tea Party. Tea, fudge & cookies...nothing better, especially when shared with a friend!

    Jan ♥

  39. Beautiful post! Everything looks so pretty and romantic.

    Happy Valentine's Day!


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