Thursday, February 6, 2020

A Valentine's Series

Tea for Two

Valentine's Day is such a sweet day, no pun intended. I do love to set a table or create a vignette to enjoy the first two weeks of February.

I pulled a few favorite things I haven't used in a while to set a tea for two. Part of a Laura Ashley collection I collected in the 1980's.

I have several tea sets in their various patterns. This pattern is "Alice."  
 My sweet husband visited the Laura Ashley shop often to select gifts. The four demitasse cups and saucers are a gift from a dear friend. The three tiered stand is a gift from my sweet sister years ago. I've used it often for Valentine's Day and for Christmas. I do love how the red from the cake stand looks with the pink from the china. I always have a centerpiece on the island so this is perfect for February.

Red plum jam

Would you prefer coffee or tea? I  also baked my favorite red plum jam bread.  Do help yourself. Let's sit and enjoy a visit to celebrate friendship.

I do appreciate your visits and enjoy reading your comments. It's the only way I know you stopped by.

Isn't this is sweetest throw pillow!

Wow, Valentine's Day is only a week away!


  1. How fancy and flirty and fun! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  2. So cute Emily!! I love your ruffled red tiers full of Valentine pretties! Your jam bread looks wonderful and I love the Alice tea set! Playing with dishes is always fun and you've created and treat for the eyes and the tummy! I love love the faux tulips you gave me, and have been enjoying the chocolate sweets 💕

  3. What a beautiful vignette for Valentine’s Day, Emily. I love your Laura Ashley dishes and your pretty tiered stand. Don’t we love reminders of those who gifted us the gifts? I’d love to join you for a slice of plum bread and a cup of tea, please. That pillow’s message is perfect! ❤️

  4. Your table lifted my spirits this is so bright and cheery!! Happy Valentines Day!

  5. Thank you! I'll have the tea please, and a small piece of the plum jam bread (so I don't feel quite so embarrassed if I ask for another!) I adore your table. Paris, pink, pretty -- what's not to love?

  6. Emily, this is all so pretty! I would love to join you for tea! The Laura Ashley tea service is charming. I've fond memories of shopping the Laura Ashley store in London, standing in line to check out, only to see a friend from Austin doing the same. Small world!!! Love the sweet florals that Laura Ashley created!
    I wish I had space to keep out a tiered tray for decor. I'm thinking in the new remodel I will try to plan for a specific counter top spot for a tiered tray.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you and Jim!

  7. So very beautiful Emily. I love the tiered stand it looks fabulous with the pink. Your Laura Ashley dishes are so pretty. The plum jam bread looks so yummy. I prefer coffee with mine. What a delightful centerpiece to wake up to. Happy Valentines Day.❤️️

  8. Oh, what pretties, Emily! I love the tiered platters and china. What a sweet sentiment on the pillow. How true. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Beautiful, I never heard of plum jam bread. Sounds delicious and is so pretty.

    Enjoy your weekend!


  10. Such a beautiful tea...who wouldn't feel special!? Plum jam is my favorite!

  11. I love your beautiful tea time vignette! Thank you for sharing at the Valentine's Day Link Party!

  12. Love it Emily, so sweet and so many sweets. Darling tea set! I know the jam bread must be delicious and perfect with tea. I think I can almost taste it. Happy Valentine's Day!




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