Monday, February 9, 2015

Love is All Around

Ever year, Munn's United Church in Oakville hosts a Valentine's Social for tea lovers. I attended my first Valentine's Tea about 7-8 years ago and enjoyed the delicious sandwiches, scones and teas so much that I've tried to participate every year.

Alas, I was unable to attend this year's event so this is the table setting from the 2014 Valentine's Tea. During the teas, the MC would share some interesting tea facts as part of a trivia game.

The impressive assortment of homemade scones were served with clotted cream and jam. The sandwiches were not pictured because they were devoured too quickly for this photographer to capture!

Of course, I chose the prettiest teacup on the table! I didn't get a picture of the manufacturer's stamp, but I'd hazard a guess that this was a Royal Albert teacup...

What I enjoyed the most about the afternoon tea is learning and sampling 3-4 teas from around the world. The proceeds from the Valentine's Tea are used to support local charities so everybody benefits!

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I wear either pink or red during the week. This is also the only time of year that I can get away with wearing these tacky, but cute, hot pink heart-shaped earrings!

Source: Veterans Affairs Canada
For the past decade, I've also been participating in the Valentines for Vets program organized by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). This is a great opportunity to honour our Veterans in long-term care facilities and thank them for their service to our country. The Valentines must be submitted to the VAC's Head Office by February 1st so that they can be distributed to the Veterans in time for February 14th.


This week I am joining the following parties:

20 comments:

  1. The Valentine Tea looked wonderful, Margie, and that teacup is a beauty! What a lovely idea to honour our vets with valentines! It is so important they know how much their countrymen appreciate their service. God bless them! Thank you for stopping by for tea today and Happy Valentines Day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time and got to share it with some lovely people!

    ~Trisha

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  3. A fabulous idea! Vets and Valentines is a wonderful tribute! I agree, the teacup does look like Royal Albert. So pretty! And I love all the scones! My little cookie looks sorta boring with my tea now! Lol! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  4. How very beautiful and a great tribute to our Veterans. I love that tea cup. You are right, it is the prettiest. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

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  5. The teacup is a pretty one and the tea party sounds like a fun time. Have a good week!

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  6. Beautiful teacup and very beautiful event!

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  7. The Valentine tea looks like a lot of fun. Sorry you didn't get to attend this year. Love the teacup! Happy Tea Day!

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  8. The Valentine Tea looks like fun and yes, your teacup you chose is sooo pretty! Happy ❤️ Day!

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  9. The scones look delicious! :) What a nice tea. :)

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  10. Oh, what a lovey tea cup! I can see why you chose it to use :) Love tea time, my dear and so festive for Valentine's Day.

    Hugs and blessings to you!

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  11. A lovely tea time. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

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  12. I think I would have chosen that teacup. How pretty. Thanks for visiting my site. Gail

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  13. What a fun event! Scones and cream with tea, how perfect is that? Love the teacup you chose!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. I think you did get the pretest teacup! How fun to go to a tea like that. Thank you for sharing! Happy Valentines day to you!
    Nancy

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  15. Hi Margie,
    That sounds like such fun! The scones look delish and that was a very pretty teacup. Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  16. Hi Margie,
    That sounds like such fun! The scones look delish and that was a very pretty teacup. Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  17. You did choose the prettiest tea cup, it is beautiful! Thanks Margie, for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my blog. Please stop by again.

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  18. Hi Margie! That looks like a really fun event--sorry you had to miss this year. All those delicious looking scones! Great choice with that pretty teacup. I like dressing for Valentine's day too--I've been sporting my heart earrings all this week, Happy Valentine's day!

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  19. I also agree...the Royal Albert teacup is beautiful. Their teacups always have such unique patterns. The Valentines for Vets really captures the meaning of Valentine's Day. Thank you for visiting my blog! It's really fun to connect with other tea lovers.

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