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Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Valentine's Tea Party

Welcome sweet friends to my Valentine's Tea party! I am so glad that you came to visit today on your way to see Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Laurie at Bargain hunting and chatting with Laurie. I will be popping over to their Tablecsape Thursday and Share the Love parties soon....but first, please take a seat and stay for a cup of tea!

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea


I hope you can stay for more than 5 minutes today as I have some tea and biscuits ready for you. I've set the table for 6.

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea


Perhaps you would like to sit here. I hope you like the Duchess bone china from England.


Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea


Or would you prefer to sit here and use this lovely vintage Royal Doulton China?

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea, Royal Doulton


I just got these lovely pieces from dear hubby for my birthday last year. They are Royal Winton and the pattern is called "Welbeck"-I would be most honoured if you were the first to use them.

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea, Royal Winton


I have used the matching plate to serve some biscuits. Would you care for one?

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea


I have some Earl Grey shortbread and some coconut macaroons. 

 Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea, Earl Grey

I have made some loose leaf black tea but I also have some Fortnum and Mason teabags. The Queen Anne blend is very refreshing!

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea, Fortnum and Mason

  I might sit here-I just love my Spode Blue Italian china! 
Would anyone else like some sugar with their tea?

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea, Spode Blue Italian


Do you like my vintage Irish linen? It looks quite fresh with the Grosvenor Silver I think.

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea


Please let me know if I can get you some more tea or another biscuit. What do you think of those Earl Grey biscuits? They were made with organic darjeeling tea.

 Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea

It looks so pretty on that white and silver Royal Albert "Chantilly" plate.

 Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea


Before you leave I'd love to show you my new cloche! I have been wanting one for ages so I can attend a cloche party at Marty's place. I finally found one!

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea, Cloche

I thought I would display some vintage china since we are having a tea party.

Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea, Vintage China
 Valentine's Tea Party, Natasha in Oz, Tea

  
Well, I hope that you have had a nice Valentine's Tea Party and thank you for coming to visit me today.

I have a little gift for you before you go-please take one of these gorgeous vintage Valentine's tags.

 


If you would like some more just visit ewenmeprintables  and you can download some more for free.

Happy Valentine's day!

 


Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 

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58 comments:

  1. I love your Valentine's tea -- and, of course, I love the Blue Italian -- I adore anything blue and white. Your other cups are great, too -- I especially like the Roytal Doulton one. English cups are so special!

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  2. What beau-ti-ful teacups you have...your tea party looks stunning!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. I love your beautiful tea setting...everything looks delicious and oh-so-elegant!

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  4. What a lovely tea party! The Royal Doulton cup is my favorite!

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  5. What royal treatment you gave us at your tea. I love all the English china--only the best for your guests, I can see. Hope your Valentine's is as lovely as you treated all of us.

    Debi
    A Tale of Two Cities

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  6. so many lovely inspirations for tea parties!

    my daughters and i had a valentine tea party with
    another young family (four children under seven)
    and it was so much fun. they made it a very
    merry party, indeed!

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  7. LOved your tea cups.Thanks for inviting me for your tea party.I really loved it.

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  8. Hi Natasha,
    I'd love to have tea with you..your tea cups are so pretty. I love your Irish linen, just lovely!
    I am having a St Patrick's Day event on my blog on the 17th..Hope you will join in..anything Irish will do!
    Thanks for visiting hope you come back..
    I'll see you at Laurie's and Marty's!

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  9. Natasha, love your tea tablescape. My favorite is that gorgeous blue and white teapot.

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  10. That little teacup under the cloche is just adorable! I also just found a cloche... and I also look forward to Marty's party.

    It is very sweet of you to share those darling Valentine tags, I will go take a peek.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  11. Nice tea party! You have some lovely tea pots and tea cups! I love tea time!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Katherine

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  12. Love the pretty cups and yes I would like some tea and I think I will try one each of the biscuits and one macaroon please, they look great and the table is perfect with those beautiful cups...Phyllis

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  13. A great post! I would like to be sitting down for a little bit though.

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  14. Pretty pictures!
    Love the vintage teacup... Thanks for the tea!

    Great cloche you have there, I'm still looking for one of those...
    Thanks for the lovely 5 minutes!

    Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog!

    Jolijn

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  15. lovely tea party! i simply adore all your tableware!
    have a gerat day,
    justyna

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  16. Très beau! And nothing I enjoy more than a tea party chez toi; Love that candle.
    Merci,
    Rita

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  17. love the teacups, very nice ea party setting & thanks for the gift of the Val. tags

    Helen

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  18. I enjoyed looking over you blog
    God bless you

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  19. Thank you Natasha, I really enjoyed this moment :)

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  20. A most charming tea my dear. The table was warm and the pieces elegant.
    A lovely day to you.
    Warm regards,
    Simone

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  21. So beautiful! What a fun table as always! Macaroons are my favorite!

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  22. Hi Natasha,
    I'm here for a nice cup of tea, and I'd like a biscuit please! (Okay, I'll take a macaroon, too!) Your table looks lovely, so restful and soothing. I'm sure we'd have a nice long chat together!
    Thanks for dropping by, I love it when we visit each other!
    Happy Valentine's day,
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  23. You're so sweet Natasha. Thank you so much for the tea and biscuits...They were simply delish! :-) And all your china is absolutely beautiful...I couldn't decide which one to take my tea in, they are all so very lovely. I had a wonderful time. By the way, I love your new cloche. Have a wonderful day my sweet friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  24. I ACCEPT YOUR INVITATION! TEA IT IS!!!! LOVE IT!
    TAKE CARE,
    ROSA

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  25. Love the candle in the tea cup. Must get myself one of those lol

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  26. Hi sweet Natasha, I would LOVE to drink some delicious tea with you. All these cups are divine. Hmm, the welbeck is very pretty in those soft colors... think I might choose that cutie.... One or two lumps?
    Please do have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    Happy Thoughts!
    Saskia

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  27. Natasha, your teacups are just delightful! I love how each one is different.

    You must promise to come visit my blog on Sat., as I'm doing a post about a book & tea & I'm using similar Battenburg lace. I just wish I had as pretty teacups to use!

    BTW, my step-son & his wife live in Queensland, AU!!! They were just here for Christmas.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  28. Oh, I want to come sit and have tea. I like the Royal Doulton cups best, but they are all lovely. What is that cloche? Is that like a display cover? We don't have those here. Thanks for the lovely time, Natasha.

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  29. Oh, what gorgeous tea cups you have! I would be happy using any of those pretty cups. What a beautiful tea party, and I'm so glad that you linked it to the Valentine party. I really loved that little cup under the cloche. How precious! laurie

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  30. Hi, I'm popping in from Laurie's party! You certainly have some lovely pieces of china. I especially like the ones under your new cloche!

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  31. I teally enjoyed your Valentine tea party, Natasha. Who wouldn't with all the beautiful tea cups and delicious cookies. Love your tea sets and the cherubs...Christine

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  32. Thank you Natasha - think I will have a cup of tea (Earl Grey) please in the blue Spode... Delicious! x

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  33. Thank you for the tea party and girl your chintz is to die 4...Very lovely hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  34. I've so enjoyed visiting your tea party. Everything is so pretty and the food - yummy! I'll take a couple of those to go, please!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

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  35. Natasha-I think I am the last one in Blogland without the beautiful blue and white china! I LOVE your tablecloth--that cutwork is gorgeous! Thanks for inviting us to the tea party!

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  36. What a lovely tea party. I especially love the pattern Welbeck. Quite special.

    Kathy b

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  37. How romantic your tea party is. I have to do a Valentine display at a tea room on Sunday and I hope every thing looks as pretty as yours.

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  38. The Royal Winton is so pretty. Actually they all are. And the Irish linen - so nice. Everything looks lovely. Rosie

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  39. How wonderful...a tea party! I would love to have tea with you...it looks so yummy...thank you!

    Your tea cups are beautiful!

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  40. I feel that I was just treated to a glorious tea party. Of course, I really liked the Blue Italian tea cups because I have that set myself! Thank you for inviting me to your fun!

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  41. I'd love to have tea with you. Your tea cups are so sweet and the cookies look delicious.

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  42. Oh what a lovely Valentine's tea! I'm so glad that you invited us -- oh you just spoil us so! (and we love it!)

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  43. Loved every piece of your beautiful china! I so love dishes... Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Kate

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  44. Great Valentine's tea.

    - The Tablescaper

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  45. I certainly DID have a beautiful time at your tea party. Miss Janice loves to take tea! Thank you for your hospitality!

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  46. Love those teacups! Congrats on finding a cloche. I use to have the same problem, and now they're easier to find. Well, you've made me hungry (at 3:00 a.m.), so I've got to find something to nibble. :) Happy Valentine's day!

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  47. I love tea and your cups are so pretty. I just posted a tea that I hosted at my home for my area bloggers and it was so much fun.
    Joyce

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  48. Such a lovely setting for tea. I love your beautiful china, just gorgeous and the cherub is so perfect. What a delight to enjoy a good cup of tea and a refreshment. Now as for the cloche, I absolutely love the bell shape you found, my all time favorite. The teacup inside is just perfect. I can't wait to see what you do for the party. Hugs, Marty

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  49. What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

    Happy hearts day!

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  50. Thank you so much for having me to tea. Everything looks delicious. Your dishes are quite beautiful. Everything was just lovely here.

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  51. I love all your beautiful dishes, esppecially your anniversary gift. They are really beautiful! I know you enjoy using them. :)
    PS Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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  52. Oh I love teacups! You have some real beauties there too. I love the teacup candles. Have a Happy Valentines Day!

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  53. The only thing that could be better about your tea party is if I were really there to visit with you!! It is just lovely. I love all of your cups and saucers and the biscuits look delicious!!

    Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  54. Oh I just love your Valentine Tea! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    ~Liz

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  55. Hello again! Beautiful tea party!

    I'm a little late for Laurie's Valentine party, but I just posted!

    Katherine

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  56. Lovely, just lovely. It all looks very sweet and romantic together.

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  57. What a delightful post...I am so happy to discover your blog. Your teapots, cups and saucers and other dishes are beautiful.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
    Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

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