Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tulips and Tea

Welcome to Tulips and Tea
~ A Friendship Valentine Tea ~

I've set a tea tray with some of my favorite 

MacKenzie-Childs dishes, perfect
partners for Valentine's.

A special Mariage Freres tea is steeping.
in my favorite Odd Fellows tea pot.

 Tea cups in a variety of Taylor patterns
are stacked at the ready, waiting for each of you.

 My "chef" has prepared some savory bites of 
egg with bacon and creme fraiche atop a potato round.

There are also yummy sweet treats.
~ Crispy French Palmiers ~ 
~Chocolate Shortbread Hearts ~
~ Fancy Marshmallow Bites ~
~ Sweetheart Macarons ~

Don't miss out on these 
melt in your mouth delights.

These special French macarons  
are embellished with edible gold.
Hayley's Cakes and Cookies

Tiny Belle de Sucre hearts for those 
who like to sweeten their tea.

This Friendship Tea is for you, my
Sisters by Heart!

Tea with friends is 
an afternoon delight!


 A Group on Instagram @Friends Who Inspire 
will share virtual tea parties today 2/6/2020
3 pm EST and  8 pm EST.
I hope this post has inspired you to visit each of us on Instagram.
If you like my style, I invite you to follow me 

Below are lists of accounts who are participating.
Afternoon Group

Evening Group


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Enjoy your lovely tea parties! Monsieur le Chef created lovely little eggcellent delicacies!

    1. Merci, Monique! I so wish we could share a tea together across the tea table rather than virtually across the miles. Happy Thuursday, dear friend!

  2. Oh Sarah, This is delightful in every way! Your tea looks like perfection.
    Your collection of MC is exquisite and the food looks so delicious!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous my friend everything looks spectacular ... I’m swooning 💕💕💕

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your visit and thoughtful comment! Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous Sarah!! I very would love to be your guest at your beautiful tea table!! Thank you for sharing your lovely talent!!

    1. Thank you, Lynn! You are sweet to visit. This afternoon's tea was wonderfully inspiring and I look forward to tonight's tea parties.!

  5. Everything looking fabulous for teatime Sarah - wish I could jump through the screen and come join you!
    A cuppa and a heart macaron would make my day.
    Sending love for upcoming St. Valentine's Day and always.
    Mary -

  6. Sarah, your tea party is so lovely. I am enjoying your fabulous tea party and sweet through my screen. I adore your sweet tea cups and tea pot. The bakery has so many delightful treats. Your very own chef has created such a savory treat. Happy Valentine’s sweet friend.

  7. Oh Sarah, this is so delightful, it makes me smile!! All the MKC pretties, sugar hearts, French macarons, O X tiles, and tea, such a wonderful tea party, oh how I would love to join you!! Lucky you to have a personal chef to provide such a fantastic breakfast treat! I hope you and Monnie have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  8. Your tea party has so much eye candy Sarah. I love how you stacked the teacups and saucers and the teapot is so lovely. The treats are definitely swoon worthy! Wishing you and the chef a very Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Sarah, what a delightful tea party. Your lovely MKC makes for a lovely setting with the wonderful sweet treats. I will have one of Chef’s savory bites, please. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  10. Sarah,

    Such a beautiful, magical and pretty tea. Love creme fraiche! All those treat look so yummy. I'd feel special eating hold.

    Happy Valentine's


  11. Oh my, Sarah! What I wouldn't give to able to share that glorious tea service with you! Stunning pieces and amazing bites, all! Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Dearest Sarah,
    What a lovely feast for the eye and for the palate!
    Le Chef did a wonderful job and I love the heart shaped macarons with the edible gold leaf.
    Long time since I saw the heart shaped sugar cubes that we used to get in The Netherlands.
    Wishing you a happy Valentine.

  13. Sarah, I’m happy to join you for a cup of tea! So many tea time pretties from your Taylor ceramic cups, Courtly Check details and delicious sweet treats! I’m craving a French macaron embellished with edible gold. Your Chef’s savory egg bites sound delicious too. I love the whimsy of your scrabble tiles and pretty tulips. Hope your Valentine’s Day celebration is extra sweet like you. ♥

  14. Sarah, what a lovely tea party. I am so honored that I could attend. Your tea sets are spectacular and the little egg bits look so tasty. Of course, cookies are always welcome, especially when they are as pretty as these. That pink lily just sets the whole party above all else..Happy Friday, my friend..xxoJudy

  15. What a beautiful and delicious tea party, Sarah! I’d love an egg bite from your Chef, along with a macaron, please. Thank you for sharing such pretties with us. Happy ❤️ Day to you, your Chef and Sadie.

  16. Oh my - you ladies just keep bringing out more glorious MC dishes! Swooning over the whole thing. The chef's savory bites look incredible! Such fun to have a hubby that cooks! I love the macarons. I was going to make some this year, but ended up doing a lot of babysitting this last week - so those were my treats! Happy Valentine's weekend to you both!

  17. Everything you do is lovely and the treats look yummy!


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