Thursday, 10 February 2011

Tea Time with my Valentine.


 So glad you came to tea today, sweetheart.


I've been looking forward to seeing you all week long.


I've taken Grandma B's wedding china out of the cabinet, and polished the silver.


I baked Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream frosting.

One for you and one for me,
 and one to share?

A decadent roulade.
Light as a feather sponge cake
 wrapped around fresh cream and strawberries soaked in Marsala wine
and
 dusted with the finest of sugars.

Won't you be my Valentine?
(Image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

Click on the links below to join the celebration

Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday,
Valentines Party @ Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday with Cindy @ My Romantic Home
Sherry @ The Charm of Home for her brand new Home Sweet Home Party
and
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday



32 comments:

  1. Wow you really had fun baking and decorating. Looks delicious! Happy Valentine's day to you and your sweetheart.
    Joyce

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  2. Maggie,
    This is just beautiful!! Love the cabinet the dishes are in in the first pic. And, the roulade is heavenly. It is just so pretty with the strawberry hearts! I am so honored you will join me tonight for my first ever party. Thank you!!
    Sherry

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  3. This is such a beautiful post! I love your arrangement in your cabinet... And WHO KNEW strawberries made the perfect little hearts when sliced!!! LOVE THAT and Oh My Goodness YOUR Goodies are to Die For! I SO WISH you lived next door, hehe!!!
    Happy Valentines Day to you,
    Hugs, Donna

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  4. Lovely table setting and delicious-looking desserts. Thanks for the beautiful post!

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  5. Maggie, I really shouldn't but I'll have a cupcake AND be happy to share the third. Too cute! Love red velvet cake! Your tea is full of delicious goodies both edible and those for the eye.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mr. B.
    Hugs across the miles ~ Sarah

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  6. How incredibly lovely! Wow strawberries cut like hearts! What a romantic idea!

    Blessings,
    Shelley

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  7. Maggie, that was a wonderful post! Your pictures are just beautiful and your tea time table was perfect...especially all those yummy sweets!
    Jane

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  8. Oh my goodness - I'll skip the cupcakes and enjoy a piece of the roulade - or perhaps two pieces? Everything is just beautiful and I am thrilled to have been invited!

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  9. Very pretty Maggie! Lovin' your Grandmom's china and your roulade is beautiful! Happy Valentine's Weekend:@)

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  10. Your home and decor style are lovely and so very inviting, now about that cake, what is it about Marsala that draws me in every time? I can't wait to make that one! thanks

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  11. What a beautiful post, everything is delightful and wow those cakes look delicious

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  12. Truly beautiful display Maggie, love the reds, white flowers, and your cupcakes and roulade are so delicious looking, YUM! Roger is in for a treat! How nice that you used the grandmother's china!

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  13. Thanks again for coming!!
    Sherry

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  14. Love that side board and would love to see more of it..all thefood is so YUMMY!! great photos my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  15. Hi Maggie,
    I have really enjoyed my Tea Time with you. Your Tea Time with my Valentine presentation is just beautiful. The sponge cake with delicate heart berries looks so delicious. Thank you so much for bringing this lovely tea to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  16. This is just divine! Your cabinet and dishes are so pretty. And then all of those delectable desserts! Wish I was there! Just found your lovely blog via My Romantic Home. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Tammy

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  17. Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. I'm so glad you visited my site ... because now I've found you ... and your lemon curd recipe! Your post is beautiful ... china and silver must be very special! thanks for sharing. I'm gonna follow you!

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  19. Oooh yum! Those delicious desserts! Enjoy! Happy Valentine's day!

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  20. Maggie, just had to come back for another peek and another cupcake. Yum!
    Hope you and Mr. B have a delightful weekend. ~ Sarah

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  21. What an absolutely beautiful tea. Every thing looks wonderful..the china, the silver..THE FOOD! :))
    XOXObj

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  22. So many pretties in this post Maggie. That piece of furniture looks gorgeous, and all of your polished silver is beautiful. I luv your grandmother's pretty china. This is such a lovely contribution to my Valentine party. Thank you! laurie

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  23. Your tea looks delightful. I got stuck on the first picture for a while taking in all the pretties. Happy Valentine's

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  24. Maggie I am so envious, however happy for you as well!!

    Found you at Andrea and Laura's my dear friends!! I am just dying to visit France soon! Hope to meet you when I do!

    Oh and be sure to come and join my Amazing Giveaway from Splenderosa!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  25. Beautiful bakery goods. You have the most wonderful collection of tableware and accent pieces...just a delight to see and so beautifully photographed.

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  26. What a sweet post- your goodies look delicious and the setting is perfect! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  27. Your sweet treats look irresistible, especially your roulade! Beautiful table! Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours :-)

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  28. Delicious looking everything! How hard you've worked to bake such beautiful cakes, almost too pretty to eat, BUT, if you wait a little while, I could come over and help make them disappear quickly with a nice cup of tea Maggie.

    The sparkling china and silver - just LOVEly!! Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow.

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  29. What a beautiful table you have set for your Valentine with everything so lovingly prepared. Just gorgeous!
    Lucky man to have you.
    Cindy

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  30. Maggie, I've had to come back! I put my glasses on to see your pretties close up and gosh what do I see but Court China by Wm. Lowe, made from 1874-1931. I too have a whole set of this delicate, pretty china and I posted on it a couple of years back on my previous blog Across The Pond (I'll have to look back to find it). I remember one cup and saucer I shared in a 'giveaway'. Several pieces, including a teapot, were given to me by my mother - probably my grandmother's at one time. Then, one day while poking about at SuzAnna's Antiques here in town, I found a huge amount of it for just $30.00. Of course I grabbed the lot!

    Just had to let you know we are both enjoying the same pretty china.

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  31. Wow! Thankfully looking doesn't include caloric intake. Love the heart shaped strawberries.

    - The Tablescaper

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  32. Oh, how very, very beautiful! And you're killing me with those sweet treats! Can you stick one in the mail? ;)
    Love, love, love your tablescape. I adore the mixture of the silver with the red transferware. You have some beautiful patterns. I'm a big fan of transferware, so I'm always looking at the scenes.
    Hope you had a very lovely Valentine's Day!

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