Monday, February 9, 2015

A Valentine Tea

 Even though my sweetheart is no longer with me, I do remember how much we loved each other.  I read something recently which said that love is both and honor and a privilege and if we love deeply, then we are vulnerable to deep pain.  Thankfully, my memories are a treasure. I can still have a tea party by myself and I've set my coffee table with a mismatch of dishes and some pretty doilies. 


 Isn't this teacup, by J & G Meakin, so pretty?  It's an everyday teacup that I just love! 


 This darling teddy bear with a teacup was made years ago by a dear friend that passed away a year ago.  I just love it and think of her.


 Let's have some sugar cookies from a favorite recipe of mine, which you can find here.


Which tea would you like to try today?  I love trying new teas, and both of these sound perfect for Valentine's Day, don't they?

 

I am sharing this with:
 
Thank you for your visit!  xo


49 comments:

  1. What a sweet tea Kitty! Your handmade bear is darling and I love all your pretty cups and teapot! I'd like to try the sweetheart cinnamon tea. ♥

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  2. Happy Valentine's Kitty. I love what you have put out to share with us today. The teddy bear's are so precious. The cookies you have made are so pretty. I love your tea pot too. Both new teas sound so good; maybe I would try the Sweetheart Cinnamon first.

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  3. Wonderful Valentine's Tea Kitty. I love your pretty teacups. Ironstone transferware is always a joy and that;s a great pattern. The other reminds me of Royal Albery American Rose. Would love to be sharing tea with you!
    Ruth

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  4. Your Valentine's Tea is full of loveliness. You are so right in saying that loving deeply can also mean grieving deeply. I'm planning to make heart-shaped sugar cookies this week for my sweetheart and my grandchildren (I'm sure their parents will get some, too). The Meakin teacup is so pretty for every day use.

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  5. I love your teddy bears! Your Meakin teacup is lovely. Perfect Valentine teascape. Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Tea Day!

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  6. I always love red transfer ware, and it is perfect for Valentine's. Your teddy bear is adorable. I think Valentine's Day can be painful for many people. I'm thankful you have such good memories, and family around you. xo Deborah
    ps how is your son doing?

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  7. Hello sweet friend! Your Valentine's Tea is quite charming and very beautiful. The bear is so sweet - what a blessing to have it to remember your friend by.

    Love and hugs to you, Kitty!

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  8. Kitty, your teddy bear teacup is adorable and a sweet reminder of your dear friend. I love the red transferware and it's perfect for a Valentines Tea. Hmm, which tea to choose, both sound delightful. Enjoy your day, my sweet friend, and thank you for joining me for tea today.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Kitty, such a lovely setting. The teddy bear is adorable and you must feel the presence and love of your sweet friend. You always have the prettiest teacups. Good memories are to be enjoyed.

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  10. Your teas do both sound perfect for Valentine's Day, Kitty! I love both teacups and your bear. You have decorated your cookies beautifully! I am sorry that you lost your dearest, but glad you loved deeply and have happy memories.
    Blessings, Beth

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  11. Let me tell you Miss Kitty, I have brought my heart shaped cookie cutters with me to Florida as I plan to make my favourite sugar cookies from your recipe of course!
    I'm glad you can think back fondly to past VD with your dear hubby.

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  12. You have set a lovely tea for you and your bears, which are both sweet. I like your teacup and the tea choices are perfect for Valentine's Day. Blessings, Pam

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  13. I was thinking of your sweet hubby too! What precious memories!! There is nothing like being loved!
    Your little tea party is so sweet! I haven't gotten around to making cookies yet, but it is on the list! That list just gets so long and the time flies by so quickly!!

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  14. Hi Kitty: I am so glad you have so many sweet memories of your hubby. That is just so wonderful. Everything looks precious. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Sending hugs your way, Martha

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  15. I really enjoyed reading about your tea party and your love for yor hubby. So glad you have so many happy memories. I have to see if I can find that white chocolate tea.

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  16. The sugar cookies are too cute! And I'd love to try the White Chocolate Obsession tea!

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  17. This is so cute Kitty. Wish I had a couple of cookies right now. Love the teacup.
    Have a lovely week.
    FABBY

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  18. Your cookies turned out very pretty Kitty! Perfect for a nice cup of tea-enjoy:@)

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  19. Kitty, the teddy bear is adorable and will always be of comfort and bring great memories. You have the prettiest teacup collection. Hope you are enjoying the week! xxoo

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  20. What a blessing to have such sweet memories. Happy Valentines Day!

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  21. Kitty:
    I am sure Valentine's Day must be a mixed bag for those who have lost a spouse. Your memories of love are so sweet. I enjoyed seeing that beautiful rose cup and saucer and the red toile looking one as well as the little darling bear. You look well armed with a stash of good tea!

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  22. Your valentines tea is lovely. I have a few bears and love to see those that others have!

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  23. Super cute!!! I love the sweet little bears! Beautiful doilies!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  24. How beautiful and what lovely thoughts and memories. I love your sweet bears and would come to tea with a dollie or two! And I would love to try those wonderful teas. How nice! I'll be there at tea time. Hugs, Diane

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  25. Hello dear Kitty
    I would love to join you for your Valentines tea!
    What a beautiful display - pretty tea cups, a choice of teas and sugar cookies!
    Mrs Bear so beautifully dressed in lace and I love her flower trimmed hat and jewels!
    Lovely to join you today
    Hugs
    Shane

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  26. No doubt Rich was a super sweetheart. The love you had for each other was priceless.

    Your tea setup is so pretty and super feminine! I would feel like a lady on "Downton Abbey" and start talking with a British accent!

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  27. I love the rose tea cup and teddy bear. Your sugar cookies look so delicious. Thanks for sharing, Kitty.

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  28. Aww Kitty, how pretty you made everything look for your tea! I really love that teddy bear your friend made too. The teas look really interesting and I've never seen them before! Take care.
    Julie

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  29. the bear with tea cup is so cute, so special to have something so sweet to remind you of your friend, sorry to hear of your losses, it is hard to get through some days when we are missing them so, lets us know what a precious gift of them we were given

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  30. Such a sweet table and tea party. Looks very pretty!

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  31. Hi Kitty, you had such a lovely Valentine tea with your sweet bears! May you feel Gods comfort especially during this Valentine week.
    Hugs, Nancy

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  32. Hi Kitty,
    You must really miss your dear hubby at holiday times during the year. He sounds like such a remarkable man. Blogging helps me to keep busy and puts me in a happy place. Your tea today looks so pretty. Your treats look fabulous! Love the teacups. Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  33. Hi Kitty,
    You must really miss your dear hubby at holiday times during the year. He sounds like such a remarkable man. Blogging helps me to keep busy and puts me in a happy place. Your tea today looks so pretty. Your treats look fabulous! Love the teacups. Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  34. Aw, Kitty- what a sweet post! It's so hard when we are missing those dear loved ones on special holidays. I always gave my Mom roses and a little something special every Valentine's Day. She lived right up the road and I can't tell you how much I miss her and those special visits in her warm and cozy kitchen. I found two of my hand-made Valentine cards in her things, one from when I was a child. I know they are still with us, anytime we think of them. Lovely tea - very special china. Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend. Hugs xo Karen

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  35. Hi Kitty, I can only imagine how much you miss Rich, and you are in my thoughts so often. I agree that it is an honor and a privilege to love someone so deeply.

    I love both of the teacups you've featured here, and your cookies look so tasty. :) Your friend was very talented; I honestly thought that was a Boyd's Bear until you told us your friend made it. Wow! I enjoyed your post, Kitty, and your pretty Valentine's Tea. Take care and enjoy your week!

    XOXO,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  36. Wonderful way to celebrate tea time with the beautiful china! I love your precious bear and she way it holds the cup and saucer. I want the white chocolate tea and will now go and hunt for some.Your always having the sweetest ttea tables and this is so adorable!

    Pam

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  37. Hi Kitty! Your tea is so pretty--I really like the doilies and that teddy with a teacup! I've never seen those Bigelow teas--I think I'd like the cinnamon one. I hope you have a good week :)

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  38. Dear Kitty, I'm visiting you for the first time today from Roses of Inspiration!
    I am sure you must miss your husband dearly but how wonderful that you loved each other so much! I am sure you must treasure the memories you made over the years...
    Your tea cups are simply delightful! And I think I would like to try the strawberry tea, please:)
    Blessings to you!
    Love, Kelly-Anne

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  39. A sweet romantic tea. So sorry for your loss. So glad you have good memories to hold in your heart. Angels to you.

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  40. Happy Valentines Day! Your cookies and tea party are lovely!!!

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  41. Kitty, I know that your sweetheart is smiling down on you from heaven. I love that teacup! The little teddy bear is cute and I love, love sugar cookies. Not being a chocolate lover I would go for the cinnamon. Happy Valentines and thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. Kitty, wish I was there to share a cup of tea and some of those awesome Valentine Cookies with you. I understand we are getting more really cold weather the first part of next week, so enjoy the weekend! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you a Valentine Day filled with Love!
    Miz Helen

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  43. Kitty, I'll have a cup of cinnamon tea please, and join you and the teddies for afternoon tea. Oh, I'll have a bite of one of those pretty cookies too.
    I agree that to love and be loved is an honor and a privilege. Sharing a quote I read recently, "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Thinking of you, dear friend. Hope your Valentine's Day is sweet.

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  44. Both of those teas sound so yummy! I'd love to sit down and have a Valentine's Day chat with you. Look at all the friends you have joining you! You're going to need to bring in more chairs. I do enjoy seeing your lovely tea cups and am unfamiliar with the lovely Meakin tea cup.

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  45. Happy Valentine's Day, Kitty. Love this sweetheart tea party. Those teas both sound delicious. Have to look for them in the supermarket.

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  46. Kitty, I have the same teapot! Its one of my favorites because of the handle, how it is a bit different then others =)

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