Wednesday, January 23, 2013

VALENTINE WHIMSY FOR "Friends Sharing Tea"

Good morning tea loving friends and welcome to my blog where today is "Friends Sharing Tea".....I have set up a little Valentine Whimsy on the kitchen buffet that I will share today:

We are in for the long haul of winter here in Colorado but are having very mild temperatures.  It is sunny for the most part. We get lots of sunshine but we are terribly in need of moisture. Now that Christmas is past it is fun to turn to other decorations and celebrations to enjoy!

Valentines Day is a friendly time
Where hearts are shared
And tea is kind
Let us focus on love to share
And friendships born with tea time wares.

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog:

I am hoping that many of you will join me today by linking something about tea from YOUR blog.  Please link up a post at the bottom here  and if you would be so kind - please include a link on your post to my post.

I will be linking this post to some other blogging friends:
Sandi at "HOME" and Home Sweet Home and Home and Garden Thursday and Share Your Cup Thursday
and Show and Tell Friday

In the winter we spend more of our our time inside so one of my projects has been to work on my recipes at the kitchen table. I decided it was time to pull authentic "English" recipes away from others and create their own category in my 3 drawer recipe file cabinet.  This has been fun. I found some great recipes here: 
Besides many other recipes, there are about 49 recipes on the site under "afternoon tea".

What sort of things have you been doing "inside" while it is cold out?



Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, I absolutely adore your Valentine teaset! It is gorgeous! I was looking for my Valentine decor earlier today and couldn't find it. :-( I need to go back down the basement and look again, for Valentine's Day will be here very soon. Thanks for sponsoring Friends Sharing Tea.
xo Beth

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen, you have the most whimsical decorations that I just adore!!!!! The character just make me smile. Your valentine tea service is so pretty, too. Thanks for hosting and stay warm and cozy.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A sweet little poem Bernideen, well done! Who wouldn't love your valentine hearts china; it would certainly be centre stage for a valentine's tea.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, this is just wonderful. What lovely decorations you have and your flowers. Wihs I could pop over for tea!
Thanks for coming to see me today.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Harriet said...

I love your valentine tea. Here in Michigan we are in a deep freeze...I've been cleaning drawers and cupboards and closets. My reward....tea and a cookie.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a whimsical tea table! It's a happy table, and this time of year, we surely need to dwell on happy thoughts and times! It's very cold here this week on the Island so hot tea is indeed welcome these days.
I really like all your Valentine inspired tea things. I have only the one teacup in that pattern. Thank you for sharing this with my party and enjoy the rest of your week.


Jocelyn said...

Oh Wow! How I love your sweetheart tea pot and china!! Such a lovely Valentine's table.

Jocelyn @

Linda Jennings said...

Waht a fun Valentine's whimsical table!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
Love your Valentine teaset! Your sweet valentine girl is the cutest! My favorite! A beautiful valentine post with a touch of whimsy! Thank you for hosting your party this week!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Bernideen, I've been setting a cozy tea table inside while the outdoor temperatures are in the single digits here in New England. I love your header and the heart teapot. I'm thinking I should perhaps link to your party, as I have my tea things on my post today! Have a nice evening! Linda

sandy said...

I love the little valentine ladies! Whimsies are my favorite. Your heart china is so cute for Valentine's Day!
Have a wonderful week! sandy

NanaDiana said...

Bernideen- What a beautiful tribute to Valentine's Day. I love all your decorations and that one character towards the end just makes me smile. Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your tea setting is so pretty! I also love your valentine china!
Stay warm! XO

Jean | said...

Bernideen, what a sweet, sweet table you've set! You have me wanting to visit Colorado even in the middle of winter!

xinex said...

This is really very cute. I love your hearts tea set and love that girl figurine too!...Christine

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
this hearty china is so cute. Perfect for the event and all your sweet decorations also. Thank you for sharing this nice table. Winter is here also not too cold but lots of snow. Its really good for the garden. Thank you for sharing this delight and for hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rizzi said...


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of the special details! Your little girl sure is sweet! Have fun...Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I am in love with the little lady wearing the banner - when you get done with her, please send her to me ;) Gorgeous teapot set, lovely design. Thanks for sharing the beauty, I saw your link at The Charm of Home.


Susan said...

Bernideen, I love that tea pot! I always get misty visiting your blog and remember going to Tea with my daughter. A pot of tea certainly takes the chill off,XOXO

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Bernideen, your tea party is simply adorable. You sure know how to set a sweet table! Love your tea set and both of your primitive little Valentine ladies. The heart head one is so whimsical. I have a couple of the Victorian heart shaped plates. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup. I will surely share this when I do my 'showing a little love" posts starting Feb. 1st.

Denise said...

Loved taking My time browsing every thing on your valentine tea table.All was so pretty. I've mentioned to you a few times before.I'm turned down from the particular Co. that you use to link up with.Their competitor I never have a problem with.You're the only person I've ever mentioned this to.I have no idea what I do wrong.

Lady Linda said...

Very fun Valentine goodies Bernideen! I love Valentines Day and all that goes with it.
I didn't realize you were having such a dry season in Colorado. It's been cold here but now it has warmed up and it's pouring rain tonight.
Love ya,

Marilyn Miller said...

What have I been doing, why drinking tea for sure.
And having a book give away on my blog right now for Herbal Teas.

Adorned From Above said...

Your valentine tea set is so sweet. I love all of your decorations also. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Angela McRae said...

I love everything about Valentine's Day, and your heart-splashed teawares are just delightful!

June said...

Love your blog! I saw the link on Cindy's Grandma's Tea Room blog.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am featuring you on my "Showing a Little Love" challenge today.

Anonymous said...

Beyond gorgeous, I just love it! Tell me about your little angel lady - I have one like it, mine is holding a Christmas wreath. I would love to find others but don't know if they have a name. Thanks!