Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Tea-Pink Saturday

I am having a Valentine's Day tea for a few close friends today. There will be 7 in all, a nice cozy size. This is not an official tea group event. This is my core group, my extended family if you will. Those closest to my heart. My dad didn't want to come- probably too dainty for him.

I'm not ready to host my entire tea group yet. My new condo still needs some tweaking to be tea group perfect. Although my friend Kim says people come to visit you not your house.



Anyway, I made favors and I used the idea I saw at Heather Bullard's Blog. I have to warn you hers came out much nicer. She used velvet millinery flowers. I got mine at Michael's.



I must apologize for the poor quality of the photos. Most of them were taken in natural light and it was kind of dark inside even with the lights on. So let's pretend they were shot in soft focus so they would look dreamy for Valentine's Day.



Here's a shot with the flash. I got the same jars Heather used. Ball jars from Target @ $4.59

for a set of 4. What a bargain!. I filled them with Hershey's caramel kisses and milk chocolate hearts.


I am using sheer burgundy wire edged ribbon.


Old skeleton keys will be attached to the ribbon to symbolize that these people

are the keys to my happiness.




Here's another "soft focus" photo of the flowers. I will attach the flowers to the top of the jar.

Silly me, I should have put the finished product photo here! Please scroll up to the top to see a completed favor.


I bought a second bouquet of flowers and put them in this teapot I got from Home Goods.

It's perfect for the proper English tea. The shelf it's on I just purchased yesterday. Expo, the HomeDepot design store is going out of business and everything is on sale. I got this shelf/bookcase for 25% off, yipee!

Well, I'm off to clean, rearrange the furniture, bake lemon squares, assemble my tea sandwiches

( chicken cranberry walnut salad, egg salad, cucumber, and carrot raisin) , put the petit fours on the platter, etc. Lots involved in putting on a good tea. Oh, by the way, I bought some of Harney and Sons Valentine's Blend tea, it's a chocolate tea with rosebuds. And my friend Jan went to London and she brought me back my absolute favorite tea, Harrod's No. 42 (Earl Gray). So I'll be serving both today along with a decaf tea.


Hopefully I can get some good shots from the tea for a later post.


Happy Valentine's to all and enjoy your Pink Saturday! To view other Pink Saturday postings click on the Pink Saturday button on the side bar.





8 comments:

annie2006 said...

wow how beautiful! love the idea of a tea party! i may try that with my friends, and your favours are really pretty. happy valentines day :)

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Happy Valentines Day to you!!!
Oh how I would love to join you for tea, your friends are very lucky indeed. Everything looks just beautiful.
Have a wonderful time with your friends and a great weekend,
Tam

EnglishCottageRose said...

have fun at your party today, looks beautiful and a great time will be had by all, I am sure. Happy Pink Sat and Happy Valentines Day, Char

kdottiedesigns said...

Can I please invite myself? It sounds like so much fun. Everything Heather does turns out beautiful.....I'm a little jealous. lol

Have a Happy Valentine's DAy with your friends and Happy Pink Saturday.

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day Elaine!

Susan

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Have a good time at your tea party and I look forward to seeing pictures. The favors look great and I like the idea of using the keys. Happy PS!

Patricia said...

Your pinks are just lovely. I have really enjoyed my visit to your blog and hope to see you once again at Pink Saturday.
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

BailiwickDesigns said...

I hope you had a sweet tea party! Everything sounded yummy! ::Jill

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