Monday, February 9, 2015

THE WEEK OF VALENTINES DAY for "Friends Sharing Tea"

While some of you have been getting slammed with winter snows, here in Colorado we have had unseasonably warm weather.  It seems quite unusual and of course causing bulbs to pop up in the garden.  Not good considering most of our snow arrives in March and April and do not like being out in the snow. 

 Inside we are all decorated for Valentines Day.

For me, Valentines Day is all about whimsy.

Yesterday afternoon, I went antiquing and found this darling old Valentine postcard.  There seem to be many out there and I couldn't resist this one:

I know that blogging this week will be filled with Valentines Day decorating, baking and Valentine passions. I am amazed how many bloggers have some portion of this Lucy's Love teaset and I imagine we will see a lot of this one this week.   I will be joining some other blog parties as well:

Rose Chintz Cottage Special Valentine's Tea
Home Sweet Home
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
A Return to Loveliness


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
What an adorable Valentine Day Tea! I love your sweet heart inspired tea wares and the little angel watching over everything is simply darling! I wish I could have set the table I was planning but when you read my post you will know why I was forced to just do a simple table. Everything looks lovely here and I would love to sit and join you for tea. Have a beautiful day and you may send some of your unseasonably warm weather our way.


Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your dining room. It is decorated so perfectly for Valentine's Day! Your white mirror is just gorgeous and the tea set is very pretty. I must look for some vintage cards. Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea! Happy Valentine's Day! Karen

Snap said...

Lovely Valentine teascape with all the hearts on the china. Perfect for the occasion. Love your "new" "old" Valentine. The angel is a wonderful centerpiece. Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Tea Day. Thank you for hosting!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen! Love your pretty Valentine's Day decorating. Your cherub is wonderful! It is still winter, although just got a photo of son & grandson fishing in Utah with their shirts off and sunhats on! Your china hutch is lovely! Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh such a fun, whimsical table, Bernideen! I love your heart tea set and also those pretty dishes. Your pot of tulips and your cherub are the perfect touch.
I also love the reflection of your stained glass piece in your mirror! Thank you for hosting and Happy ❤️ Day!

Marilyn Miller said...

I do love whimsy at any season. Yours Valentine decorations are so lovely and absolutely love the new card. Yes, I have been seeing the same teaset many places. I can see why those of you into tea china would buy it. Now if I only had room, I would want it too.

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your Valentine tea is adorable! Love your tea set! The tulips are lovely as well.

Sandra said...

I love your whimsical Valentine's Decor. Happy for you to be having nice weather. The sun shining through your window makes your stained glass shine. Happy Valentine's Day.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm all for keeping the whimsy all month Bernideen. I'd love to find a matching teapot for my cup.
Your tea table is perfect for a Valentine's tea and I wish I could join you in person.
Thank you for hosting your tea gathering.


Bernideen your dining room looks gorgeous with all the beautiful dishes and whimsy. Happy Valentine's sweet lady.
Thanks for the lovely party.
Have a wonderful week.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your Valentine tea is beautiful and I love all your special decorations and the shelves of teacups too. I have not seen this particular china pattern in our city but am seeing a few while visiting blogs today. Happy Valentine's Day! Pamela

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love your Valentine Tea Set! I I come across one it will come home with me!! Nancy

Margie said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Bernideen! I never tire of seeing the sweet Lucy's Love teaset!

The Charm of Home said...

Just beautiful Bernideen! I love the pic of the tea corner cupboard with the chandy crystals hanging in the foreground! Just lovely!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Your tea turned out so lovely this week! I can see why you got that postcard--it's so pretty! I like those rose chintz heart plates--they are the perfect touch to go with that lovely Lucy's Love set :)

MomWaldsPlace said...

What a festive table!

Radka said...

I love the Valentine tea set :-)

KathyB. said...

Everything is so lovely ! I am especially taken with the teapot. Valentine's Day seems almost made for tea parties.

Your whole home compliments the colors of your table setting and the season, I'd love to share tea with you there.

It is unseasonably warm here too, in the 60's. Our flower bulbs are sprouting and I just hope we don't get a freeze or they'll die. Still, it is nice to sit on the porch and soak up the sunshine.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen, I sure wish I could see my bulbs in the flower beds! We have so much snow and getting more tonight! Anyway, I love your Valentine tea. Your special set with the hearts all over it is so lovely and your little angel is so precious. Love the pic with the tulips in the background. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Valentine week!

Tea in the Library said...

Your comments about the bulbs and the the weather have me thinking of a favorite Robert Frost poem, where he is saying goodbye to his orchard until spring, "Good bye... and keep cold." for that very reason.
A lovely and whimsical setting that just lifts my spirits. Thank you for hosting. I'm so happy to take part.

Tea in Texas said...

I love your whimsical Valenine's Day tea table. The Hearts tea set is perfect for the holiday. Many valentines appear theis time of year but this one is so gorgeous with the darling couple. Hope you and your husband have a lovely day. Thanks for the wonderful comments on my table.


Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful Valentine's postcard! And of course I love your heart-strewn teawares since I have some of the same design!

Linda said...

Dear Bernideen,

Everything here is so lovely and heartwarming! We have had lots of snow here in Montreal, Canada, but not as much as some other places. Fortunately for myself I love the winter so it's all good.


Jean | said...

Bernideen, your settings are always so beautiful and perfectly charming!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Your tea table is just lovely for Valentine's Day. We're having warm weather too and my daffodils have bloomed.

Aida said...

Hi Bernideen, hope you have a lovely valentine's day. Thank you for hosting this special occasion. Lovely tea setting and tea set adorned with hearts. Love seeing the tulips and the cherubs too. You must be excited to welcome spring.
Enjoy your day