Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!




Happy Valentine's Day Dear Tea Friends!

I do hope you had a special time with family, friends or a sweetheart on Valentine's Day!





(This was on my computer this morning just before posting!  How Perfect!)



I don't have many teacups with red but I thought these two may be Valentine -ish!


The first is a Royal Sutherland pretty floral Made in England.


Love the swirls on this saucer!




The second is a Crownford Fine Bone China made in England with a deep red trim around the teacup trim, base and saucer.



A few weeks ago my kind  friend Dawn gifted me with this pretty Purple Shamrock Love plant in this dear Sadler pot.  I believe it is called an Oxalis.

http://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/purple-shamrock


She had transplanted it from her larger plant and raised it just for me.  :)

Apparently it blooms purple flowers. Yay!

I was so happy and grateful with this
vintage pot because......


I have the matching Sadler basket weave teapot.



The smaller Country Roses teapot is also a Sadler.



I thought the roses were similar to those on the Royal Sutherland teacup.


Would you like a chocolate almond cookie?  They are baked locally and melt in your mouth with a hot cup of tea.   (Another gift  ~ from my daughter-in-law and the Chintz Royale Garden cake plate Made in England - a gift from sweet sis!)



I do hope you feel the love not only today but, all year!



See you next week!
Karen



This week I will be joining these beautiful blogspots:

Bernideen's ~http://blog.bernideens.com/
Bernideen's Tea Time Cottage and Garden Blog Party
Beverly ~http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/
Pink Saturday
Martha ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com 
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Sandi~http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca
No Place Like Home

Hope to see you there!


18 comments:

  1. Happy St. Valentine's Day, Karen!

    Your special roses tea time is just lovely.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  2. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day Karen! Such a pretty collection of roses!

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  3. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day, Karen! Google's tea-themed graphics on Valentine's Day made me smile. Sadler is one of my favourite teapot makers so I enjoyed seeing your basketweave and Country Roses teapots which matched your roses teacups beautifully!

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    1. Hi Karen!

      The pink teacup with the flowers inside and gold handle was by Taylor & Kent. It was an orphaned teacup that I rescued at a church garage sale and paired with a (mismatched) pink saucer.

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  4. Dear Karen:
    I think I have that same Sadler teapot - not 100% sure but think I do! I love your post today and in your comment you mentioned your kids not wanting any of your tea wares. I am totally there. One day there will be a big estate sale for sure after I am gone! These cups and saucers are really lovely and I always enjoy your treasures. I hope I can find young women who love mine that I can give some away too one day. I am not dead yet though and plan to enjoy! HA HA!

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  5. Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day. I do love your variety of tea things you are showing us today.

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  6. Beautiful Valentine's Day post! I love all your teapots and teacups.

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  7. Karen, your china is all so pretty today and the reds on your teacups is perfect for Valentine's Day! I love how your shamrock plant came in the container that matches your Sadler teapot! What a very thoughtful friend you have! I love your Sadler teapots, especially the basketweave one! Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a lovely day, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Oh how I love the Royal Sutherland. The PINK just makes it.

    Charlotte Moore

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  9. Beautiful dishes...love all the pinks.

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  10. Your teapots and teacups are perfect for S. Valentine' s day. They are such beautiful. Sweet wishes to you
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  11. What a sweet Valentines tea! I love all your china especially your Crownford teacup and your basket weave teapot. Hope you had a wonderful Valentines day!
    Hugs,
    Nancy


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  12. What a sweet Valentines tea! I love all your china especially your Crownford teacup and your basket weave teapot. Hope you had a wonderful Valentines day!
    Hugs,
    Nancy


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  13. I love all your teacups, and teapots, Karen...perfect for Valentine's Day! You'll love the purple oxalis. I have some growing outside, along with the green variety.
    I'd sure love one of those cookies with a cuppa tea at your pretty table.

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  14. Hello Karen,
    I love your post. It is interesting to see that you and I have many of the same pieces. I think I have shared one of your cups in my Valentine post too, and I have the exact same Sadler basketweave tea pot, and one very similar to your second tea pot. We must have very similar tastes!
    I hope you too, had a sweet love day : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  15. Hi Karen! So many beautiful roses--they are definitely perfect for Valentine's Day! What a lovely gift and so nice that it matches your pretty teapot. Have a great rest of the week :)

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  16. I have the same Royal Sutherland cup. so pretty - I love your post!

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