Monday, February 3, 2014

Practicing for Valentine Tea

It's been years since my mother passed on, but there isn't a day that I don't think of her.  I have her bible, she read and studied it often. I found this vintage valentine in it. It was given to her by a friend before she was married to my father in 1940.  The signature  was written in pencil and faded so I couldn't make out who it was 

This Saturday I am having my three girls and two granddaughters for  a Valentine Tea.  Today I was trying out a few things to see if I wanted to use them in my menu.  I think they turned out pretty good.

"Teach your children to choose the right path,and when they are older, they will remain upon it". Proverbs 22:6

I'm sure this verse isn't talking about Tea but I'd like to think it's a way of teaching them the importance of finding time for each other.

I had to try them out!  I bought the large camp size marshmallows and melted white and milk chocolate. I dipped them in the white chocolate first and let them harden and then drizzled the chocolate over them.  I put sprinkles on some and candy hearts. 

Even tho the weather temperature is near 70, it is still a good day for a cup of Tea.

" Thank God for Tea! What would the world do without Tea?
How did it exist?  I am glad I was not born before Tea".            ..Rev. Sidney Smith.

Wishing you a Blessed Day,



  1. Hello my precious friend! Your tea is so pretty!! Oh how I would love to be there with you :) The pretty pinks made me smile - thanks for sharing. Love and hugs to you!

  2. Your tea will be perfect! Love the rose cup. It just looks amazing. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  3. I love the "love" tray. And such a pretty table setting. I may have to try those marshmallows for a special treat.

  4. Your heart/love/amore tray is so pretty. It looks great with the pink vase, teapot, and rose mug. Your treats sound good. I like marshmallows and I have a confession: sometimes I grab and eat marshmallows straight from the bag. :)

  5. Your table presentation is lovely! Looks like great fun!

  6. I love that tea tray. Your tea party will be sooo special! Lucky gals. Enjoy all the blessings...

  7. Hello Sylvia,
    This is such a loving post.
    Your marshmellow cakes look so tempting. I think your guests and grandchildren will love them.
    I am in love with your tea pot, and your plate and mugs are so pretty.
    Enjoy your tea. I cant live without my cup of tea.
    val x

  8. How lucky are your daughters and granddaughters to share a special Valentine Tea with you. The tables setting is so pretty and I'll bet everyone will love the marshmallow cakes. Now, you've made me want to make a cup of tea. LOVE tea and tisanes..

  9. Those little marshmallow treats look scrumptious! What a wonderful Valentine Tea you will have with your granddaughters. Such fun. You are blessed...I know you know that!!!
    Thank you for sharing this with us. I may have to try that too.

  10. A Valentine Tea, what a lovely idea and what a beautiful post. I truly love that old valentine, how sweet of you to share it. xx

  11. Good morning Sylvia,
    What a pretty tea setting! I love your cup and tray. Your marshmallow treats are so pretty and they are sure to please the little ones as well as the grown ups. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.


  12. I think your Valentine Tea is going to be a hit and oh so special! I'm going to have to try making those marshmallows, they look yummy! My mom in law is throwing me a Valentine/Birthday Tea tomorrow and then my dear friend is throwing me one on my actual Birthday which is Valentine's Day. So, I'll be partying the rest of the month. :) I love tea too! Almost every day at 3, my mom in law and I have hot tea and wonderful conversation. That just makes my whole day happy!

    I hope you enjoy your family and have a wonderful Tea Party! They are so worth it, down to the last sip.


  13. What a pretty Valentine tea Sylvia. Your girls and granddaughters are going to have a wonderful time. Those sprinkled marshmallow look delicious!

  14. How did I miss this last year?! A very pretty tablesetting. Love is in the air!!


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