Monday, February 9, 2015

A Valentine's cream tea (Countdown--5)

Welcome to a Valentine's cream tea!
Roses are red
but chocolates divine.
Scones and strawberries?
A Valentine's tea time!
Please pull up a chair and join me.  All five place settings are rose patterns, a veritable bouquet on the table:
(Royal Albert's English Rose)
(Royal Albert's New Country Roses)

(Paragon's Victoriana Rose)

(Royal Albert's Lavender Rose)

(Royal Chelsea, unnamed pattern with dark pink roses)
Here is a better look at the handpainted cranberry glass water goblets with pink flowers and gold accents:

I'm also serving a special tea in my Old Country Roses teapot, Harney & Sons' Valentine's Blend.
This is a chocolate tea with rose petals.  I really enjoy it with cream and sweetener--it tastes a bit like hot chocolate!
Speaking of cream and sugar, I have my newest creamer and sugar set on the table. 

I found this pink glass set at a local thrift store for 99 cents each!  I think it is MacBeth-Evans Co depression glass in the Wild Rose pattern (also called dogwood or apple blossom, I'm calling it Wild Rose to go with my rose theme for this tea).  In addition to this set, I also found 9 bowls in this pattern for $2.00 total! 

These bowls were perfect for serving strawberries and whipped cream!  I'm fascinated by depression glass, so this was an exciting find for me.  When I saw it in the store I thought it looked like a depression glass pattern I had seen on the internet, so I rushed home and looked it up.  I really think it is the real thing!  If it is Wild Rose, it was manufactured from 1929 to 1932.

A cream tea isn't complete without scones, so I made special ones to serve today on my Old Country Roses dinner plate (I like using my eclectic collection of bone china dinner plates to serve tea goodies).

These are rose scented strawberry white chocolate scones.  I'll share the recipe later this week if you would like try them for yourself.

I will be posting every day this week in a countdown to Valentine's day, and tomorrow I have a special surprise planned so I hope you check back in!
This week I'm joining:
Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea
and Rose Chintz Cottage's Valentines Day Tea 


  1. An elegant Valentine's tea table Carrie, I like the new pink cream and sugar set.

  2. A very pretty Valentine's Day table you have set. I love the mixture of different china sets. You are so lucky to find such pretty pink plates and a creamer and sugar.

  3. What a beautiful Valentine table Carrie! All my favorite china patterns! Just lovely! They all blend so well together. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. Carrie, I love all your rose patterns! What a pretty and elegant tea table! Love pink depression glass and you scored well with all those pieces for so little money. Depression glass is very expensive where I live but I have acquired a few pieces of it. Lovely posting and thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Happy Valentines week!


  5. Hi Carrie: Your table is so pretty. I love how you have mixed the different patterns to create something so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Your home looks so lovely. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Hugs, Martha

  6. Such a lovely Valentine themed table! You have a really nice collection of floral design teacups. They complement each other so well. I look forward to see what you have in store the rest of the week.

  7. Oh my, I just want to walk right in to your photos, and have a seat. Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. Oh, so elegant! You have some beautiful teacups and trios -- lucky you! Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Tea Day!

  9. What a lovely table Carrie. I especially like the runner you are using!

  10. Dear Carrie:
    Oh my - this is a Valentine table to behold! I think it all looks so lovely and your china blends together so well. So glad you linked!

  11. This is so beautiful and I really wonder where you manage to store all your beautiful treasures - so you live in a mansion!!??

  12. What a romantic and beautiful table setting! I especially like the fun scones and table runner. Hearing about thrifty finds also makes my heart aflutter!

  13. Beautiful! The red strawberries in your pretty china coordinates so nicely with your Valentine's theme.

    1. Hi Jill! Thanks for stopping by and your comment. Happy Valentine's Day :)

  14. What a lovely tea! You have such beautiful china and so pretty for Valentine's. Your heart runner brings it all together!

  15. Oh my. What a beautiful tea table you have set! You have some beautiful rosy teacups and pink depression glass. Lovely! Thanks for visiting. Have a nice rest of the week.

  16. Oh Carrie, what a lovely table you've set for Valentine's Day! I love all the patterns you've chosen, but I'm especially smitten with the RA New Country Rose. What a deal on the pink depression glass. It's the perfect accessory for your lovely table. I'd love a scone, please! Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday!!


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