Monday, February 10, 2014

ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR for "Friends Sharing Tea"


Welcome to Friends Sharing Tea and welcome to the week of Valentines Day.  For some reason I always go full speed ahead with WHIMSY when it comes to Valentines Day decorations:






I have to imagine it has to do with with trying to find some visual entertainment here in our long cold winter!  The buffet has been taken over by whimsy for sure!  The dining room remains a little calmer:








I made a comment on my blog that I tend to get bored this time of year - maybe restless is a better word because we can't be out in our gardens!  Or some of you may miss camping, hiking and using your barbecue.






Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage HEARTS AND FLOWERS TEA is also have a special tea blog party so please visit her:




I am also sharing this post at: A Delightsome Life At Return to LovelinessTea Cup Tuesday with Martha and Tea Cup Tuesday With Terri too! Also Tuesday Cuppa Tea With Ruth

  I am hoping you tea bloggers will join me by linking below and presenting your post from your blog.  And it would be nice if you would include me in a link on your blog as well!  I am so glad to see others of you who have this tea set or parts of it as it is such fun.



39 comments:

Beth said...

Your china and tea things (strainers, tea sets) are so beautiful, Bernideen. I especially love your Valentine's Day tea set. It is PERFECT for this time of year. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones. :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty presentation, Bernideen! I love your Valentine dishes and the tea set with the roses is darling! I always enjoy some whimsy. You look like you're all set for the celebration on Friday. Thank you for hosting and also for joining me for my Hearts and Flowers Tea. Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones!

Blessings,
Sandi

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I just adore your white sideboard with the sweet heart tea set and all of your pretty Valentine décor! So perfect! Those white corner shelves look so chic in your dining room. I also love your tea set on your dining room table. You have more energy than I do for decorating at the moment. Thank you so very much for visiting me today and leaving such kind comments! Thank you also for hosting tea today! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Karen

kitty said...

Bernideen, your whimsical decor is my cup of tea!! Happy Valentine's Day to you and thank you for hosting. I was gone last week and just saw your beautiful purses....fabulous!! xo

Snap said...

Hearts, flowers, tea things and whimsy -- sounds perfect to me! Fun teascape and beautiful china. Happy Tea Day!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Romance is definitely in the air at your home! Wow, so many pretty hearts. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Clara said...

I love your pretty hearts tea set. Have a happy Valentines Day.
~Clara

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Thank you for hosting your sweet Valentine tea! You have so many beautiful and whimsical items perfect for decorating for the special day! How fun to have your large buffet to decorate! Love your sweet angel and the vintage looking teaset. Beautiful!
Nancy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hello dear Bernideen!
Your house is romance full! I love your post, so many beautiful Valentine's things to admire! Happy Valentine's sweetie and thank you for the romantic party! Have a lovely week.
FABBY

Beth Laverty said...

I enjoyed your tea, especially the whimsical figurines.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Whimsy is good Bernideen and I always enjoy the displays you put together. I like the hearts tea set and wish I could join you in person.
Have a happy Valentine's Day.
Judith

Tea in Texas said...

How wonderful to see the lovely pink heart tea set for it is so perfect for Valentine's Day! The Spode set on the dining table is adds a wonderful touch. I like the heart shape accent plates wonderfully creative. Have a great 14th!

Pam

Angela McRae said...

I think Valentine's is the perfect occasion to have a little whimsy in your decor! (And of course I love seeing more of that hearts pattern -- a happy thing for me!)

The Charm of Home said...

How beautiful all of the links look! If my sons don't kick me offline I am going to visit a few! Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Vee said...

Oh Valentines and whimsy go together so very well!

Deborah Montgomery said...

thanks for hosting Bernideen. I love your hutch and I love, love, love the large mirror on your dining room wall.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your figurine with the heart face is adorable! Have a wonderful Valentines day...hugs, Penny

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen, your whimsical sideboard decorations looks fab!
I think you are missing your gardening, and out door tea! Me too ; )
Hugs,
Terri

Martha's Favorites said...

This is the cutest tea party ever! Love it all. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Bernideen, Found you via Judith at Lavender Cottage. Thank you for hosting. I enjoy your lovely Valentine tea party photos. Have a lovely day. Mildred

Marilyn said...

What fun Valentine's decorations you have.
Loved seeing the tea tin from S.Branch and the tea towel in front of the tin too.
So much to see and notice. Thanks!

Ruth Weston said...

Lovely Bernideen! You always have the perfect setting for a tea party! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen. Happy Tuesday to you. Your home is certainly ready for Valentine's. It is full of romance and eye plenty of eye candy. The tea sets are my favorite. Thanks for hosting and happy Valentine's Day.

Janet

Winnie said...

What a dream tea setting you have there! The room looks so cozy and inviting, and love your Valentine's Day/Love themed tea settings! Glad I found you today.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Have a lovely Valentine's day Bernideen! Thanks so much for hosting and have a great week.
Gina

Cindy said...

Such a calming surprise to visit you for tea today, you must have known that white is a relaxing blend to share amung friends. Your tea pot is simply dreamy with all the little hearts about it, and having the full service is ideal. Restless is more like it, probably because of the garden in most of us who are tempted to get our hands in the dirt.

Carolyn said...

You have so many pretty tea things Bernideen ~ I can see it is your passion!

Thank you for hosting and Happy Valentine's Day!
Carolyn

Kathryn Ross said...

Blessings, Bernideen! Brrr! I'd stay inside and play with my pretties all winter, too! I can understand your sense of stir-crazy. Our winter here in Jersey has been crazy cold - I'm sticking close to the house and have plenty to do. Much like you - working with beautiful things and sharing joy at Tuesday teatime.
Joy!
Kathy

relevanttealeaf said...

I love the Valentine's whimsy displayed on your sideboard, and your beautiful dining room tablescape. Your silver tea strainers are lovely. You're all set for this Friday's Valentine celebration. Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Phyllis

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well you do whimsy and romance well, my dear! It is all so cute and lovely. I am so sorry I have been absent - life has been crazy, something I will post about soon. I DID have some good news in my post today though. ♥

Storybook Woods said...

Whimsical indeed. Your table is perfect for Valentines xox Clarice

Joy said...

So pretty! And your painted furniture sets it off so beautifully!

Deborah Montgomery said...

thank you Bernideen for inviting me to link my post about "minimalism." I wasn't sure if it fit in with your tea party theme, but since I espouse keeping tea cups, maybe it does :)!

Lady Linda said...

I spy some Mary Englebreit items in those lovely pictures! You know how I love ME! Great pix and such fun. Happy Valentine's Day.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
I really love your new made dining room. Now in spring time it looks even brighter. And all the sweet things, you share! Each is a treasure. Thank you for sharing your pretty china and decorations and for hosting this sweet event. Have a Happy Valentine's day.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Bernideen,
I love your Valentine display!! Those characters are full of whimsy and fun and make me smile.
You got the Susan Branch tea tin!!! It is still on my wish list. It is darling. Most of all, I am crazy about that transerware tea set. Ohhhhh, so pretty.
Thank you for such pretty things to delight in, Ruthie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your Valentine setting is wonderfully romantic and whimsical - I love the ME artwork! I wasn't able to join up last week -hopefully things will be milder here in Georgia! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Barbara said...

Always something interesting to look at.

Jann Olson said...

Whimsy is fun Bernideen! I love your darling pieces. Oh, I think that bird is new. So, so sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann