I cannot believe tomorrow is February... the month of love and sweet remembrance!
And when Im in a remembering state I really love the joy of vintage valentines... Why didnt we ever keep all those sweet sentiments of friendship and blooming love..., well, I know why, but it is too bad we couldnt have squirrelled them away some place... many of them are probably worth quite a bit today.. but even then, it would be a shame to part with any of them..
This one is a dear tribute to tea... and tea was on my mind today as I dressed the mantel!
First of all, I had to remove all the wintry decor in the living room and bring out the red roses...
As I removed the Christmas greenery and candlelight garland I thought whoa.. time for a change.. so I shopped the dining room for the pair of small lamps.. That felt wonderful to have a fresh perspective...
then I dug out my valentine artifacts..I love the velvet candy box Hubs gave me last year..
To celebrate tea this week I placed my lovely pink themed Royal Albert Country Rose cup under the cloche at one endand at the other end of the mantel my precious English Thatched Cottage tea pot with heart roses above the door... If I lived in England, I'd chose to live there in a cosy cott with my love!!!
So with that I shall continue my sweet reverie with the following Victorian valentines... thatspark loving memories of bygone friends and special times with loved ones!!
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