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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 11 February 2013

A Tea of Hearts

"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

Welcome my lovely friends to my Tea of Hearts~ 

February is heart month and so today in celebration of Valentine's Day, we are sharing our hearts, pinks, and reds. If you don't have any hearts, pinks, or reds, then simply share what you love.

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." ~ Henry Drummond

I had a plan for today's post which didn't work out and I had to get my post ready early because of the blizzards which engulfed the Island over the weekend. I couldn't take a chance on any power outages. So, I hope you will enjoy this tea today as it comes to you with a lot of love.

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, Make every day a holiday and celebrate just living." ~ Amanda Bradley

Most everything you will see here today was given to me as a gift. The lace table cloth, the lovely lace edged topper, the teacup trios,  as well as the little angel. All are gifts given to me by dear friends and of course my hubby.

My sweetie brought me roses and tulips before the storms hit. He's the best!

This darling little angel who is smelling her posies was an early Valentine gift from my hubby. You can't tell from the picture, but her wings sparkle. The sweet bouquet she holds in her hands as well as the posies in the basket at her feet, all sparkle.

She is called White Heather, "Wishes can come True," is written on the bottom.

I am using my Valentine teacup today; a wee bit of pink and red together in the form of pretty hearts sprinkled about both the cup and saucer.

As well as the two teacup trios which were a birthday present from a dear friend. The pattern is called Rose of England, made in China. Each piece is trimmed in gold and adorned with scrumptious light pink and dark pink full blown roses.

Heart-shaped sugar cookies drizzled with sugar pink icing.  

Egg salad sandwiches cut into heart shapes, on my Amour heart plate.

Fresh strawberries, shortbread cookies, and of course, chocolate!

"Friends are kisses blown to us by angels." ~ Unknown

"The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends." ~ Persian Proverb

With love from me to you!

February is also the month of the amethyst and the violet, so next week, let's share our tea things adorned with lavender, pansies, violets, etc. I know many of you love this colour.

Happy Valentines Day, my lovely friends!

 I am delighted you have stopped by for tea today! Your presence always makes my tea party that much more special and I am happy to see all your tea things, whether you have shared them before or not. This tea party is all about sharing your joy of tea time and any thoughts you might have on the subject. You may be as creative, fancy, or as laid back with your tea time as you wish!

Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot or mug that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too!

If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too:
Hot Apple Cider
Hot Chocolate
Iced Tea or iced coffee
Punch in a lovely bowl.

The Tea Time Tuesday button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! To be sure everyone has a visit, it would be nice if you visited the participant before and after your name.
Inlinkz is available below for you to sign up for my tea party.

As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Heart and Home ~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi