Valentine’s Day has rolled around again (almost), and your head is spinning from the strain of trying to find ways to add a touch of romance to that special teatime. Have no fear — some solutions are here. Five, in fact.
Okay, so this is not exactly new. But you can do more than just shove a bouquet in your sweetheart’s face. You can:
- serve up tea in rose-patterned teawares, such as this Cordelia Porcelain Teapot
- steep a lovely tea scented with rosebuds, petals, or attar of roses, such as French Blend Tea with real rose petals
Silver and glass teawares really sparkle, adding a great visual touch that just bellows “Elegance!” The sparkle will catch her or his eye as you pour the tea and pass the scones or other sweet treats.
Again, nothing new, but how you use them can be. A heart-shaped tray for serving that tea is one option. Another is a dish filled with those little heart-shaped candies with their cute sayings. Or a heart-shaped treat such as cute pies in jars (featured in a previous article on this blog).
- heart-shaped coasters
- balloons filled with helium and shaped like hearts
- teawares with heart designs on them like this Love Flourish Teacup and Saucer:
For that evening teatime with your sweetheart the flicker and glow of candlelight can be very mood setting. Add in an aromatic tea and something very special to go with it such as caviar and you’ll be all set.
Put on something you know your sweetheart will like. I can’t recommend anything specific, tastes being as varied as they are. However, knowing that hubby likes bagpipe music, I could put on a nice CD by The Wicked Tinkers! Hm, maybe not, they do tend to be rather lively, and we want something a little more soothing here. Actually, he could play something on the piano for me. For those of you whose sweethearts aren’t musical, though, just pick something not too loud and not too soft. The music should be in the background, not drowning out the sweet nothings you are whispering into your loved one’s ear while sipping tea.
I left out some cute, cuddly stuffed animal but that would have been six things instead of five. Feel free to include it anyway. Can’t hurt!
Wishing you a loving Valentine’s Day Teatime!
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