Thursday, February 21, 2013

Come On In!

And join me for a Valentine Tea!

A heart shaped wreath greats you as you walk up to the house...the hanging Valentine is an idea borrowed from Viv who blogs at Viv Out On A Whim......

You can't see the front door of the Xavier Ct. House from the street. I always hang two, you can see as you walk up to the house and one on the front door.

I decided to use something different this time for the front door.....I headed to the Goodwill and found the frame...the $4.00 I spent on the frame is more than I like to spend, but I had this idea late Saturday, and tea was Sunday...I was time to search for something less expensive.

I had the white spray paint....I love spray I was set!

I added two of the hearts that I received in Debby's heart swap, a couple of keys, and the invitation to the tea......the new wreath/frame was done!

I have decided that the next time I host tea, I will ask one of my guests to be the designated photographer. The last two teas I have hosted, I have forgotten to take pictures. Fortunately, Cheri, one of the guests, mentioned to me that she had taken a couple of photos.

The main table set for of Elizabeth's gifts part of this table's centerpiece

A table for six in the living room....Camellia's brought by Mary Ann as the centerpiece for this table.

A candy bar set up, with decorated pails to take home your treats!

Thanks to a couple of swaps this year and one last year, I had plenty of special Valentines to add to the tea this year.

Now it's time to get started with a few Spring time projects.

How quickly the seasons change!



  1. What fun. Your decor is just lovely. I'm sure your friends had a splendid time with you.

  2. Chris-Your Valentine's Day decorations are just beautiful. It is all so cheery and sweet looking. What fun to have friends to enjoy it all with- xo Diana

  3. Chris your decorations are beautiful! I love that frame wreath it is very unique. It looks so pretty with all the hearts and other decorations....It looks like you all had a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures :)

  4. Hi Chris! I'll bet your Tea Party was lots of fun! The tables look beautiful! How fun with the little pails for candies. We still need to get in touch for the swap Sandy's as you are my partner!
    Hugs, Sandie

  5. What a delightful idea, to have a Valentine tea with friends. The tables and decorations looked lovely. I love your bucket out front with the plates in it...such a cute idea! (I'm so nebby-I always have to look all around :)

  6. This looks like the sweetest party Chris! I love the candy-bar! So cute! Yes, I think we all added many special things to our Valentine's stash this year.
    Your displays are beautiful!
    Erica :)

  7. Hey girlfriend it looks wonderful, and I'm sure everyone had a grand time. I do so wish we all lived closer together so we could do these things together.


  8. The sweetest Valentine tea party, Chris!! Love all your pretty decorations and cute wreath!! Such fun!! xo Heather

  9. Looks like you had a lot of fun getting ready for your guests. I love the way you folded your napkins into a heart.

  10. Chris,

    SO pretty and festive! I bet everyone had a great time!!!!

  11. What a very inviting Valentine tea party! I would have loved to come and enjoy it all!

  12. How I love all your Easter touches on your front porch. Everything looks so sweet.
    Just look at all the Valentine's and oh..what wonderful ways you have chosen to feature them.
    I love your happy blog...It always puts a big smile on my face.
    Big hugs,
    Carolynn xoxo
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

  13. OOps..I just went back and looked again at your front porch...I guess I saw your goose with the pink bow and thought Easter...Now after another look I see more and more Valentines touches.
    Silly me....but, you know, for Easter I'd leave your goose out. She's adorable!
    Happy hugs,
    Carolynn xoxo

  14. That looks like so much fun!! I love the old valentines in the silver carafe and the 3 tiered stand. You had a house full, and I am sure made tons of memories!


  15. How perfect is that? I love everything from the welcoming wreaths to the candy bar. I'm sure you girls had a blast!

  16. Hi Chris, Your swaps surely did come in handy! What a fun setting for a party! E

  17. Chris, I love seeing everything you did for your Valentine Tea - the wreath & frame wreath, lovely table settings, and the cute Candy Bar with all the Valentines displayed! I'm sure everyone had a wonderful time! So festive!
    xoxo Jane

  18. All of your Valentines are just the sweetest! I love the hearts in front of the white frame...very pretty! And the tables are beautiful. You really had a nice holiday!