Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Hello and welcome to my Tea Party, hosted by Jan and Tom's Rose Haven. If you go to their blog you can get a list of all the other participants.

Today I am having an Anniversary/Valentine Tea Party. My husband and I celebrated out 38th anniversary on Friday, if you scroll down to my previous post you can see all about that.
I've set my table with a pretty vintage set of anniversary pieces and vintage blue depression luncheon plates.
Please click on the pic to get a nice big picture.

I'm serving with our tea some frosted sugar cookies and some melt in your mouth scotch-shortbread cookies with cherries.

A close up of my anniversary dishes, I love the soft blue and pink in them!

My daughter Jen painted this pretty plate for me several years ago. I just made the pretty little heart valentine this past week.

Some pretty little valentine embroidered lollis.
My daughter made me these pretty little faux sugar cookies to use for decoration.

I made my Nancy Ann doll a little valentine dress for the occasion.

My son gave us these little bride and groom Mary Moo Moo's several years ago for an annniversary gift.

I love Victorian crackers and usually make them for any occasion. I see them alot in Australian and English magazines that I pick up and think they look so festive on a table!
How about some Lindt white chocolate truffles. My favorite!!!!!

Thank you so much for joining me for my little teaparty. I hope you enjoyed as much as I enjoyed having you!
Bless you! Shirl


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Shirl, what a sweet Anniversary Tea Party and Happy 38th Anniversary! We celebrate 38 years in May. Wonderful year, wasn't it! Your tea party setting is beautiful my dear and I LOVE the PINK ring your husband gave you! He sure knows how to spoil his sweetheart! Hugs, Maryjane

Blondie's Journal said...


This is just too much eye candy!! Even the cookies (love shortbread, all that butter!!)

Your dishes are just beautiful, have you a lot of the anniversary plates?? Your table is just stunning...

Your daughter is quite the artist & you as well with all of your sewing & needlework. It is always a pleasure to visit!!

Happy Anniversary again (was here Saturday for the jewel portion of the occasion). :-)


KatCollects said...

What a beautiful table you created, I would love to come for tea to your house : ) I hope you are having a good start to your week.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a delightful party! I love the pink and blue color combination; so pretty!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl, such a pretty anniversary party table! I adore that sweet little heart pillow ~ especially the little couple's graphic & the blingy pink heart that is on it! The crackers I noticed immediately. Besides being pretty they are so fun, Autumn loves to open them! Jen's cookies & plate are beautiful. Girl, it is just a matter of time til you are published in a magazine!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Ardel said...

Gorgeous arrangements for Valentines Day tea party... I'm impressed!!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Shirl, Your table-setting is beautiful, in fact all your treasures you post are lovely. I also notice on your blog you mention having so much property. Being surrounded with so much land is a dream for me. You are so blessed living the way you live. Have a wonderful day!

I almost forgot I love the victorian crackers on the table! Very nice!

Katie said...

Oooo so pretty as always! Will you hop on over to my house in April and set a table for my anniv?

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Shirl,

Those blue tea dishes are so nice, unusual color to find them in. I usually see them in clear glass, what a nice find.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Jennifer said...

MOm I love the anniversary dishes they are such pretty colors.Bowser is so handsome as always, he is my best buddy!I love the pink ring got you so much!Happy anniversary and beauitful tea party!Hugs!Love you,Jen

Rose Haven said...

Beautiful Shirl...thanks for participating. Happy Anniversary, too!

Everything is so lovely...and how I love shortbread!!!


Sheri said...

Hi Shirl,
Congrats on the 38 years! I love your tea party today. I am celebrating one too! I do love my tea. :) Such beautiful pics!
Sheri~~Tea at Prim Rose Hill