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Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day tea party

It's a Valentine's Day tea party at Sandi's

I am using my vintage Spode Maritime Rose cups and saucers
and dessert plates and a Minton creamer and my
thrifty find teapot.

I love the delicate periwinkle blue and the raised relief white flowers
on these dishes.  The saucer has a beautiful rose in the center
and the teacup has a rose inside.

I named these two porcelain figures Sir Jonathen and Susanna after two relatives
from the 1600's in our family tree! 

Maritime Rose by Spode

I baked a batch of heart shaped sugar cookies this morning
for our special tea time.

Do you see the garland hanging on my china cupboard?
I made that last week from paper heart doilies,
crocheted round doilies, clothespins with flower stickers,
twine and ribbons.

A vignette on the china cupboard.

Thank you for joining me for a special
Valentine Tea Party today.
I hope you'll join Sandi for the celebration at
Rose Chintz Cottage.

I am also joining Kathy at A Delightsome Life for
Antiques and Teacups for

Just click on the link buttons on my sidebar at the top.

Happy Valentine's Day!




  1. What a lovely tea party this is! I think your teaset is really pretty.

  2. Beautiful table...darling garland...yummy looking cookies...and sweet vintage graphics.

    Your tea cups are so pretty and that rose is almost surprising because everything else is so soft blue and white. Very nice indeed.

  3. Such pretty teacups! And I like your simple heart hanging--the doilie! The cookies look good too. Beautiful!

  4. Hello Pamela, this tea set is beautiful! I just love the color and the raised pattern! Your sweet Valentines and cookies make this perfect! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  5. Hi Pamela,
    your tea cups are heavenly romantic. This soft blue and the dainty rose are a great combination. How nice you have set the table. The garland from paper and doilies are cute. And the adorned clothespins are congenial. Thank you for sharing all your good ideas.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. Hello Pamela
    Everything looks lovely. The tea cups, your homemade garland and of course heart shaped cookies. You went to a lot of work to make us welcome and it was a pleasure to visit with you for tea.

  7. Hi Pamela,
    Your Spode china is just beautiful and the cookies look so good! I love a periwinkle blue too. You made a splendid job of your garland and your tea table is so pretty and inviting. What a lovely post for a Valentines Tea! Thank you so much for joining me, my friend.

  8. Pamela,
    Your Spode is so lovely. I love your Valentine postcards, linens, heart cookies and all your touches. Really, really lovely. Thanks for sharing your tea time.
    Love, Lynne

  9. Your teacups are one of the most gorgeous patterns I've ever seen! That is such a pretty blue. Your garlend is darling!

  10. OMGoodness, I'm loving your Spode tea set, it's so special with that blue sash in the lovely tacups, wow, stunning pattern! I love your Valentines heart cookies, your pretty linens and all your Valentines touches. Lovely! Thanks for dropping by sweet friend.
    Happy Valentines.

  11. Love the blue teacups, so pretty. Love the garland, I noticed it right away.

  12. I love your tea Cups, they are beautiful.

  13. I absolutely love your post! Such a lovely setting! I love your Spode teacups and your hearts has inspired me to bake some for tea tomorrow! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely setting photographs. Come link with my meme Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  14. What a beautiful tea party!

    What a beautifuly delight you have created!

  15. Hi Pamela,
    What beautiful china...love the blue and the roses! So pretty!
    The cookies look so sweet with the sprinkles...
    Have a great week!
    All the Best,

  16. Mmmm pass the cookies please! I have not seen violet colored tea cups like those purple ones before. How pretty :)

  17. What a lovely tea, Pamela! Your china tea set is so pretty. I love the heart banner you made -- very festive!

  18. I just love your blue teacups and those cookies look so good.

  19. So beautiful! What a lovely tea party - and aren't we all lucky to ve invited!

  20. I'm not familiar with that beautiful china pattern - but it is gorgeous!
    Love the tablescape Pamela, and the vignette with the wooden box.....but that bunting you crafted is the winner here, what a lovely addition to your dresser. The alstromeria are the perfect color with your china too.

    Valentine's Day will be special at your house - can you hold off eating the pretty cookies for another week!!?

    Hugs - Mary

  21. Pamela
    I've never seen the Maritime Spode before. How appropriate that you should have the set! The periwinkle blue is lovely and unusual.
    Please save a place for me on Valentine's Day!

  22. Lovely setting! I wonder why they are "Maritime" rose? Things to wonder about whilst drinking tea.

    Your garland is the best heart one I have seen yet this year.

  23. Oh... I love your dishes.. Everything looks beautiful..
    I bet the cookies taste great, too...

  24. I love those dishes. I've seen them before and have lusted after them -- they are perfect for Valentines!

  25. What a beautiful table for St. Valentines Day. Love to have tea with that beautiful vintage china. I adore your garland of hearts. Happy St. Valentines Day! Pat

  26. Your dishes are such a lovely shade of blue... I saw that colour in the lupines on PEI last summer... Gorgeous .... The table setting is so inviting... I really wanted to nibble on one of those sugar cookies ( ha Ha) ... Hugs

  27. Such a lovely table setting for tea! Love your china, it's such a beautiful color. And I can just taste the cookies...yum!

  28. Beautiful table and I love all your special touches. I doubt I will be decorating for Valentine's Day since all I want to do is sleep! Housebreaking a little puppy has not been fun! Enjoy your week!

  29. 3rd time trying to comment.

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    "Successful marriage
    is leading innovative lives together,
    being open, non-programed.
    It's a free fall: how you handle
    each new thing as it comes along."

    ~Joseph Campbell

  30. Pamela, It was a wonderful coincidence to see the Spode Martime Rose cups and saucers in your post. I also have this pattern and really have loved it for a long time! You have a great thrifted rose teapot! I see in your profile you have one daughter, while I have one son! I also enjoy thrifting, antiquing and a good sale. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Happy Tea Party! Pam


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