Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Last Valentine everyone red and pink'd out?  I have just one last valentine post.  I made heart shaped cakes for my Brit.  So here is our tea cart set up for cakes and tea.  He really liked the cakes and reciprocated with a heart-shaped box of chocolates for me (my favorite!).  I know it sounds like such a cliche...but I LOVE it every year!

This is our tea cart set for valentine's treats
Here are the cakes...I think I needed more cream in my chocolate ganache, but he loved it anyway
I think you can never have too many roses...and these dishes are COVERED with them
Plates for heart cakes and cups for hot tea.  There are some pretty m&ms peeking out at the top
More roses in the damask rose flatware...
Oh, there are those m&ms...they found a matching bowl, though they've covered up the roses
I love hemstitched napkins and especially in such a pretty pink
I love this new pedestal plate that I JUST bought (but didn't get a chance to find a better matching ribbon)

So I promise this is my Last Valentine post for 2011...but red and pink are my favorites, so THEY will be showing up frequently in the future.

Now for the dish on the dishes:
  • The rose pattern dishes are from Iron Accents and I saw them when they were featured in Victoria magazine
  • The tea cart cloth was a gift from my sister L.  She brought it to me from a visit to Ireland
  • The sterling is Oneida Damask Rose
  • Pink hem-stitched napkins are from ebay
  • The pedestal cake stand I just picked up at TJ Maxx...I've been debating for a while.  Now I need to find a variety of ribbons to thread through
  • My tea pot and the little china tray are from Tea with Grace
  • Sugar and creamer are Hammersley from ebay

Thank you for indulging me in my last valentine post.  I'm so happy that you stopped by.  Be sure to visit all of the gorgeous tables at Between Naps on the Porch (the button is up on the right)



  1. Very pretty! Love the pink and white - and the teapot is adorable!

  2. Tess, such a pretty tea cart set up for Valentine's Day. The flower plates are so lovely and the new cake stand will have so many uses -- I love those that you can run a ribbon through. Joni

  3. Your posts are beautiful. Love your china!
    I'm your newest follower. Come and visit my blog.
    Blessings ~*~ Wendy ~*~

  4. I enjoyed seeing another V's day post especially since I've done one too! Your table is set so pretty and those cakes are mouth-watering! Love seeing your rose-themed items!


  5. Tess, this is so pretty! I love your floral china, and the hemstitched napkins are perfect with them. The cakes look delicious, too! I'm with you -- it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a heart-shaped box of chocolates!

  6. Yum. Those cakes look delicious. Love all your sweet plates and your table is so cute.

  7. Very pretty, Tess...the cakes look yummy.

  8. What a pretty new pedestal! I never tire of pink and red, so I will happily visit! The cakes look wonderful.

  9. Hi Tess,

    It's nice to hear from you; thanks so much for the nice comment. I'm glad you appreciated the movie reference as well. Ironically, I was just viewing your table set for tea last night and I was loving it! Everything on the table is just beautiful. Your hemstitched napkins and silver are so elegant. The floral dishes, tea set, and cake pedestal are lovely. I especially love the table cloth. They make such beautiful linens in Ireland. My husband and I visited England and Ireland in 1999 -- he was there on business and I got to go for ten days. It was great!! What part of Great Britain does you husband hail from? We stayed in Dunstable and Eaton Bray (Bedfordshire I believe). Look forward to seeing you on Thursdays.


  10. I agree, you can never have to many roses! Everything looks so beautiful and yummy! Your dinnerware is wonderful!!!

  11. What a lovely table, Tess...I love the red and white...very romantic and sweet!
    Thanks for the source site!
    Have a beautiful week~
    ;-D Kathleen

  12. Love the pattern on the china! Those cute little cakes would have looked good on my ice cream table! A few M & M's never hurt anyone!

  13. So Beautiful Tess...I LOVE those dishes with "roses", SO romantic! Your little heart cakes are so yummy looking I want to reach right in and snatch one! Hmmm, something tells me they didn't last long, hehe...I know they wouldn't in this house! I'm going to be checking out your goodie sources! LOVE new places to explore...Thank you for inviting us in... Have a wonderful weekend,
    Hugs, Donna

  14. That rose covered china is beautiful. Your tea cart looks so feminine with all of the lovely pinks. And oh those cakes look delicious! laurie

  15. can never have too much hearts and flowers!! Love those pretty rose china. Can be used anytime of year! Thank you for stopping by my blog!! Hugs!

  16. Hi Tess, I love your valentine's tea cart setting, like you, i love pink and red colors too and cant get enough of those roses as well, the heart shaped choc ganache looks delicious! i love the damask and the pink napkins are just adorable, lovely teaset and gorgeous cake stand!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog, like your brit hubby, mine also love my cooking hehe glad that he loves and is loved by your three cats!!

  17. Wanted to thank you for dropping in and leaving your very kind comments. Still love the teacart. Almost bought one last week. But then the "where do I put it" jumped in the way!