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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 12 February 2018

A Little Blue for Valentine's Day

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

Welcome to my cottage, dear friends!
These beautiful tulips are gracing my table right now. Aren't they pretty?

Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away and it is the perfect time to decorate a tea table for the occasion. Alas, all of my valentine items are packed away so I had to make do with my little girl ornament wearing her red hat; a gift from my son and daughter-in-law. She's admiring the tulips. 

A Christmas ornament which is still hanging on our four foot tree in the family room is perfect. This ornament was a gift from a blogger friend and I think it's so sweet snugged up to the jug of tulips. It has a red snowflake stitched on both sides. 

I did manage a heart shaped paper doily on the plate.

I have been using a lot of red and pink china lately so I decided to use my blue today. Now that I think about it, I should have incorporated my heart teacup and saucer. I forgot so many things in this post.

Come and share a pot of tea. There's just enough for you and me. And if by chance we drink it up, we'll make ourselves another cup. ~ unknown

My Churchill Blue Willow teapot holds the tea. 
The Johnson Bros. Devon Cottage plate serves up two pieces of cheesecake; triple chocolate and strawberry swirl.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz

I always make my own cheesecake but I am unable to do any baking at the moment so I will have to make do with bakery goods.

I thought a mix of blues would be nice. The cup to the left is Royal Homes of Britain made by Enoch Wedgwood and the other is Blue Willow by Churchill.

I see I forgot the napkins and spoons. I also forgot the chocolate hearts. *sigh* Oh well, you get the look I'm going for, I'm sure.

Love seems to be something that keeps filling up within us. The more we give away, the more we have to give. ~ Mr. Rogers

Do you have plans on Valentine's Day? We have Bible Study that night so we will celebrate another evening. Our group normally has a Valentine's pot luck meal but we've only had one study since the first of January due to snow storms. A meal we can do another time. 

Another shot of these lovely tulips.

I brought out my SnowBabies for the winter. The majority of these little ornaments represent family members. I think they're so cute!

Have a lovely day celebrating with your valentines. Whether your valentines are big or small, they're all precious to us. And remember the One who first loved us and gave Himself as a ransom for us. His love is the best love of all!

I am joining the following parties as well~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Friends Sharing Tea
 Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi