Happy Valentine’s Day!
I thought I would set just a small little tea for today. I am using a soft delicate teacup Troy gave me for Christmas.
Tea’s liquor is like the sweetest dew from Heaven~Lu Yu 733-804
I am very behind on showing you my newest teacup gifts. So, I thought it was the perfect time to show this little one for Valentine’s day.
I always love teacups that have the design inside the cup.
This teacup is such a simple design but, so pretty. It is called Winterling made in Bavaria.
I used a soft pink and white polka dot pillow sham to start this little setting. I bought two of these at a thrift store for $1.00 (the pair). They are so pretty and girly.
You have to have pink roses and cupid at a Valentine tea! This cupid dish was a yard sale find for .50 cents.
And some vintage Valentines! (thanks Linda).
This sweet little china set was a find at a flea market a couple of years ago. I have loved it and used it (sits on my dresser) since I first brought it home.
Another Bavaria piece.
Oh, and I decided to give myself a Valentines gift. I am starting photography classes this week! Woohoo! I so need them!
February Tea Setting The Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar 2112
Tea for The Boudoir
When tea arrived in the West in the 17th century, it was exotic, expensive and rare-in other words, ideally suited for a tryst. Retreating to a private room to drink tea became popular around 1830, thanks to Anna Russell (1783-1857) the 7th Duchess of Belford. Frustrated by the long gap between luncheon and dinner, she invited close friends to join her for tea and tempting tidbits in her personal boudoir in Woburn Abbey, Belfordshire, thus inventing the afternoon tea.
The above tea setting photos would a perfect tea for the boudoir.
A quick little info on how Valentine’s Day came about:
The ban on marriage was a great shock for the Romans. But they dared not voice their protest against the mighty emperor. The kindly bishop Valentine also realized the injustice of the decree. He saw the trauma of young lovers who gave up all hopes of being united in marriage. He planned to counter the monarch's orders in secrecy. Whenever lovers thought of marrying, they went to Valentine who met them afterwards in a secret place, and joined them in the sacrament of matrimony. And thus he secretly performed many marriages for young lovers. But such things cannot remain hidden for long. It was only a matter of time before Claudius came to know of this "friend of lovers," and had him arrested.
Lots of fun information regarding this can be found at the source I quoted above at The Holiday spot
Well, now I think I will go and make a cup of tea and maybe a little sweet treat. And just enjoy a few quiet moments with my book! I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day! Thank you for stopping by!
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