Romantic Valentine Tea for Two is a table setting that I had a lot of fun with. My daughter came over and helped me with the table setting and and photos. When we were done we went in the den and ate the goodies and watched Downton Abbey!
If you are a long time follower of Feeding Big, you know that my daughter and I had Tea Time every Tuesday while she was in her high school years. I homeschooled her and Tea Time was reserved for discussing literature that we loved and had been working on. We enjoyed our discussions of what our latests read was as much as we enjoyed our tea and goodies.
When I was younger, my Father was stationed in Korea and my Mother, brother and I lived with my Aunt in England. Tea time was a regular event there. At times it was very formal, but many times it was casual and a great time to take a break in our busy days. My stay in England began my love of having tea time.
I have a soft spot in my heart for sharing tea time with my daughter and Big (if I can drag her to the table) and I wanted to share it with you. Each month I will feature a different table setting and share recipes for sweet and savory treats. I may even throw in a sewing project or a craft that goes with the theme.
This month, I am sharing a Valentines Day table setting. The title of the post say this is a romantic tea for two, but I think it would make a great tea for best friends, mother/daughter or anyone. You can easily add more tea cups and create a tea time for many.
I realize these photos are a little dark and I am very sorry for that. It has been such a rainy and cloudy week. I am waiting on my new lights that I ordered that will make everything seem like sunshine is shining on it! I can’t wait.
I have a bit of a serving ware obsession. If you ask my family, they will say it is a big obsession. My beautiful daughter gave me this Downton Abbey tea pot for Christmas last year. I love it. It is large enough for about 8 – 10 cups of tea. The coloring on the tea pot is muted greys, browns and a bit of gold. I think it will go with many of my table settings and I am sure you will see it often.
The tea pot came from Cost Plus World Market. If you are thinking you would like anything from the Downton Abbey collection, I would hurry and pop over to the site – they are low and won’t be offering this again until next year.
The beautiful dome that the scones are in was a gift from my daughter. It was purchased at Macy’s and is a part of the Martha Stewart line. I think it is so pretty and I just love the little bird on the top of it. Taylor Ann stacked the Chocolate Chip Cherry Scones in it and I thought they looked perfect. By the way, stop back by next week for the scone recipe!
The tea cups that you see are from my Oma (my German grandmother). When my Oma passed, my Mother carefully packed most of my Oma’s cups and saucers and carried them in her suitcase from Germany to El Paso, Texas. She then packed them up again and brought them to me while I was living in the Dallas area. The cups are so special to me. I can remember have coffee and cake with my Oma on a regular basis.
When I bring the cups out, I always think of her.
I purchased the solid red plates from one of my favorite stores – it is called And That (also known as The Christmas Store). The plates with the white swirls came from Marshalls – another one of my favorite stores.
Did you realize these facts about tea?
- On any given day, more than 158 million Americans drink tea.
- In 2014, Americans consumed more than 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.6 billion gallons.
I hope you enjoyed this table setting. Make sure you stop by next week for the recipe for the Chocolate Chip Cherry Scones. I will also be sharing a recipe for Boursin Cheese Cucumber Appetizers. See you soon!