Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Dessert Tea

Most of you know I have been "convalescing."

This means a strict rule of no
 lifting, bending, moving, stooping,
not too much sitting....
 and absolutely no playing with dishes!

Of course this also means no entertaining!

So without further ado I am sharing some old photos
that most of you  have probably never seen 
 (made a bit nicer with new editing sortware.)

Because the doctor said NOTHING about my not
playing with pics!!

These are rose scented soap flakes
 given as a favor at that tea.

I always try to save a favor for myself when possible.

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous;
love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly;
it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails...But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7,13

 I love this pink and grey china. 
It's not antique - I would venture to guess it's 
from the 1960s.

Sorry I can't go downstairs to tell you who makes it.

I initially purchased the set to sell in my store
 but since have never wanted to part with it.

(I need to work on that, it's getting ridiculous!)

Here's that heart-shaped server again. 

I didn't know till I started that I would be
working on this post today or I would've saved it
for this post instead.

I did want to show more of the table
with the pink glass goblets and plates
and a tiny bit of the pink tea cozy in the background.

Sometimes the easiest way to host a tea party
 is to simply make it a dessert tea in the early afternoon.

Your guests would have already had their lunch.

And when they come for sweet sugary refreshments
 it won't spoil their appetites for dinner later in the evening.

It's also easier on YOU the hostess because
 there is half the prep work, time and cost involved -
 and it is a GREAT way to start having teas if you are new at it!

(Practice makes perfect!)

If you host a dessert tea most everything may be made
 ahead of time - freeing you up
 to be a very calm, relaxed and gracious hostess.


As always, thank you for visiting.




  1. Lovely ideas for a tea. It sounds good to me. I re-show many of my favorite things and think of it as providing continuity. Hope that you are convalescing very well and feeling stronger every day.

  2. Hi Michele
    Yes, the idea of just a dessert with tea makes for a simple afternoon with a friend. It's always nice to share old photos or posts, we read so many, it's a pleasure to see them again.
    I hope you are resting and not overdoing it; it's hard to stay dormant for any length of time.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

  3. Hope you are feeling better... Love your pictures. A dessert tea is a nice idea.

  4. As always, such pretty pictures, Michele. Hope you are feeling well. Love, love those pink glasses and again, that heart server. Great pictures are certainly worth seeing again. Glad you didn't stay away.
    Be well, Ruthie

  5. Dear Michele,
    Hope you feel better soon. Beautiful valentine's day photo's. Those brownies and cupcakes look delish. Love your pink stemware and floral teacup. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I am glad to see you are following doctor's orders! HeeHee! A girl's gotta do what a tea lover's gotta do! Loved your revisited photos. Isn't it nice you can even crop photos in bed????
    Take care of yourself!

  7. Hosting a dessert tea is a great idea!

  8. How lovely Michele. It's a feast of pretty pinks for the eye!
    St. Valentine, pray for us!

  9. Hello Michele,
    I am glad to hear you are convalescing well. Hopefully playing with pics helps keep the boredom of not being allowed to do anything down.
    All your images are so pretty they are delicious! lol! Everything looks romantic. I used to have those very same pink goblets! Now where did they go......?
    Hugs, and good healing

  10. Thank you for your Valentine´s day
    Visiting you has been a pleasure.

  11. Very pretty Valentine tea! I can see why you don't want to part with those dishes! A dessert tea is alot easier and so much fun to decide which sweets to have. Glad you are feeling better!

  12. Beautiful photos! Those pink goblets are gorgeous! I'm glad you shared these with us today, so long as you followed doctor's orders....no matter how hard that may be! We miss you but want you to feel better. Take care, sweet friend!

  13. So glad to hear you are feeling better. I wish I could host a dessert tea for you while you are convalesing. Your dishes are lovely.. As usual I love the pink depression glass. ♥
    Martha Ellen

  14. Gosh, Michele, that is a great point about having a dessert tea so everything can be made in advance! Now why haven't I thought of that before? Most of my close friends prefer the sweets above all else anyway. This is perfect!

  15. Hi Michele, Your pictures are beautiful! A dessert tea is a wonderful idea indeed. Hope you are soon good as new!

  16. The dessert tea sounds like a perfect idea. I'd love to be a guest!! Happy ❤ Day!!

  17. Beautiful Valentine tea and your photos are lovely. I always love your pretty things. Hope your feeling better.

  18. oh yes, a desert tea sounds good! Recover fast!

  19. Hello dear Michele,
    I'm so happy you could come to tea after all! Your dessert tea looks lovely and I'm sure was a real hit with your guests. You are such a wonderful hostess, my friend. Continue to heal up and take care of yourself. Happy Valentines Day to you and your sweetie!

    Blessings and hugs,

  20. Michelle:
    Your table is really special. Love the pink glasses. Very pretty displayed with the sweets! Thank you for linking ton Friends Sharing Tea.

  21. Lovely pinks, beautiful . I like the dessert theme tea too. I am glad you re-posted some of your favorite photos because I did not see the previous post, and a whole new audience gets to enjoy.

    I hope you're able to be up and moving dishes around soon.

  22. I love your idea of having a dessert tea! Seeing your tablescape with the pink swirl depression glass makes me glad that I got some a few months ago. I haven't had the chance to use them just yet in a tablescape but your post inspires me to do so soon :) I'm your newest follower btw.

  23. Hi Michele,

    I hope you are doing well and resting. Your dessert tea photos are beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  24. Your pink glassware and rose china look really lovely together. I love dessert teas and agree that a having a relaxed hostess makes for the best party.


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