Love is a language spoken by everyone but understood only by the heart. ~ Author unknown
Hello my dear friends and welcome to my Hearts & Flowers Tea!
This week we are celebrating love and romance. Like the song says, "Love is a many splendoured thing."
Love planted a rose and the world turned sweet. ~ Katherine Lee Bates
Roses are a symbol of love and according to statistics, Valentines Day is the busiest day of the year for the flower shops. It's a busy day for Cupid!
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
No matter the colour of the petals, a rose is a delight to the eye. I do however favour pale pink or white.
Do you have a favourite colour?
I love to have fresh flowers on the tea table; especially roses.
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~ Henry James - 'Portrait of A Lady'
A creamy white rose with the palest blush of pink snuggles up to my Skye McGhie teacup. This set is called Pierced Lace and I love the creamy white.
I love teacups accompanied by lace and pearls, don't you? The rose and pearls lend a soft romantic touch.
A lovely heart on a string of pearls with a bit of bling.
I am serving tea from my Cream Lace teapot made by Skye McGhie.
Tea and a cookie.
Soft pink is so very feminine and this pink rose makes a sweet presentation next to this teacup which is called Rose of England.
A few nibbles....Egg salad on whole wheat heart sandwiches. Strawberries and chocolate.
Maybe you prefer a pink cupcake?
Royal icing roses.
Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile.~ Author unknown
I hope your journey is a happy one.
How will you celebrate Valentines Day this week?
"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." ~ George MacDonald
I must apologize because my post was not the one I had planned for today. The flu bug hit me on the weekend and rather than cancel my party, I was forced to set a simple table in creamy white and borrow photos from past Valentine teas. I hope you enjoyed your visit in spite of this.
Thank you for visiting today. I just love having you for company! If you have something tea related, a coffee cup/mug, or tablescape, I invite you to link up with me.
Happy Valentine's Day!
I am also joining Bernideen for her Romance Is In the Air.
I am joining the following parties as well~
A Return to Loveliness ~ http://www.adelightsomelife.com/
Tea Cup Tuesday~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
Tea Cup Tuesday ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~ http://www.antiquesandteacups.info/
Friends Sharing Tea~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi