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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 3 February 2014

Chocolate and Hearts for Tea Time

Life is like a teacup
       to be filled to the brim
and enjoyed with friends. ~ Unknown

Welcome friends to my first Tea Time in February!

Did anyone else watch the game last night? I watched the entire SuperBowl with my hubby and I still don't understand how they play the game. I only know when someone scored a touchdown and that the Sea Hawks won. Anyone else out there like me?

Anyway, enough about football and on to tea!

With romance in the air I thought it would be nice to introduce some hearts and flowers this week.

Valentine's Day is on the way so I'm using some pink and red today.

Pink roses on teacups and red hearts adorning the other, as well as some lovely pink tulips, set the stage for my theme.

Joining our party is a lovely Royal Albert teacup that was a wedding gift many years ago.

A Regency teacup; a gift from a very thoughtful friend. I have named her Luella after the dear lady who gifted her to me.

And my Valentine teacup made by Gracie China.

Which teacup would you like?

Luscious pink tulips grace the table with a whisper of springtime.

For our sweet today, I have made a chocolate fudge cake.

The cake is sitting on a Masons' plate which I found thrifting.

I usually make my chocolate cake from scratch but as I was pressed for time, I cheated and used a mix instead.

And it is all hidden beneath lovely swirls of decadent chocolate frosting.

Silver spoons for our tea time.

Would you like a piece of cake with your tea?

Tea is a divine herb. ~ Xu Guangqi

Valentine's Day is next week and I will be sharing a special tea table to celebrate the event.

You may copy and paste this button for my party if you wish. I hope you will join me then.

My friend Bernideen is also hosting a special party next week and this is her button.

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
            And love in your heart
       Wasn't put there to stay -
                Love isn't love
           'Til you give it away.~ Oscar Hammerstein, The Sound of Music 

I am delighted you have stopped by for tea today! Your presence always makes my tea party that much more special and if you have a teacup, coffee cup/mug, teapot, or tablescape to share, I would love for you to link up with me. We tea ladies enjoy a tea room too so if you have been to one recently, we would love to hear about it. Happy Tea Day everyone!                               

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi