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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.

Friday 12 February 2016

A Romantic Tea for Sweethearts

Love is a language spoken by everyone but understood only by the heart. ~ Author unknown

Hello dear friends! Valentine's Day is almost here and so I have set the table for Hubby and me. 

Fresh flowers.  What could be more perfect than roses!

Pretty china. I think a mix of pink and red transferware is perfect! And pink goblets for sparkling cranberry-apple juice.

The daintiness and yet elegance of a china teacup focuses one to be gentle, to think warmly and to feel close. ~ Carol and Malcolm Cohen 

Johnson Bros. Old Britain Castles

Something decadent for just the two of us. Oops, I forgot to include some chocolate hearts on the plate!

Tea is a time in which we were perfectly contented with ourselves and one another. ~ Charles Dickens

I had made this Banana Split Cake for our Valentine's supper with our Bible Study group. I will share the recipe with you tomorrow.

"Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile." ~ unknown

This past week was the anniversary of Hubby's and my very first date so many years ago. What a journey we have been on! Three children, five grandchildren, and a marriage that we are so thankful for. God is good! He has blessed us because we are not only mates but we are best friends.

We met at the most unlikely of places; a dance. A Saturday afternoon record-hop, to be precise. I wasn't supposed to be there.

Jane Austen once said, "To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." That was certainly true in our case.

The journey hasn't always been easy but we have grown and the friendship that started out so innocently many years ago, is simply precious today. 

Our youngest son told me last summer, when he was home for a visit, that his father and I are very lucky to have each other! I prefer to think of it as being blessed. But yes, we are so very, very lucky!

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. ~ Victor Hugo

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to do something special together. It doesn't have to be a big thing. It can be as simple as sharing a pot of tea and a dessert together at a pretty table. 

Valentine's Day is also the perfect time to honour a dear friend or friends, a parent, or your family. Spread the love around. 

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

What are your plans for Valentine's Day

Love first came to us from our heavenly Father. Without the love of God, there would be no love in this world. He made it possible and we are reaping the rewards of that love.

I always end all of my Valentine posts with this heart. It says it all.

Thank you for your visit and I wish you all the loveliest of Valentine's Day celebrations.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's TTCG Blog Party
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi