Sunday, February 5, 2012

FABBY: Bavarian Valentines Tea Party

  This Valentine's tea party was inspired by my new find, a vintage Bavaria, Made in US-Zone, Germany.  I found out they made Bavarian porcelain like this from 1946 thru 1948, while Americans were stationed in that zone after WWII.  Anyway, I loved this adorable tea set and hope you like it too.
I also baked a heart shaped Carrot Cake we all love and shared with four friends and later with hubby...who didn't even noticed that the tea set I was serving him in.. was new!
 Here is my tea party and in front stage my new find, this pretty Bavarian tea set.  Everything on top of a pure linen, embroidered tablecloth, made in the Philippines...the kind that it's difficult to iron, lol..
 At left the antique, sterling silver Samovar that belonged to my MIL. The heart shaped Carrot Cake.
 I am loving my new Bavarian tea set, which is different for me, as I'm always drawn to pink flowers and the pattern on them has a pale BLUE flower and small ones in AQUA.  I'm joining Blue Monday at Sally's as she will love this pattern.
This Carrot cake recipe and Cream-cheese frosting is from my Better Homes & Gardens-New Cook Book...(that's how the title reads, my book is very old!)

The darling teacups have flowers inside them as well. Love the gold lace pattern on the edges of the teacups.

I love this Capodimonte porcelain candy tray with the two little "puttinos" playing a harp and the other a flute.

 A high shot.  You can see the embroidery on the tablecloth much better. The shadow made the silver Samovar dark, but I did shine it, even though I hate to do so.

 The tea set has a gold lace like in all the pieces, including the teacups. I place them in the stands from three of my small cloches, so they can occupy center stage in this tea tablescape.
My mother's silver tea spoons from her First Communion, way back in 1937, when she was seven years old. Mother gave me a dozen of them.

So here you have it, my Valentines tea party with my new antique Bavarian-Germany, tea set with six cups and saucers.  Thank you my sweet friends for your visits and lovely, wonderful and kind comments you always leave me. 
Of course I will be linking to some fabulous and fun parties and thanks to the beautiful hostesses.


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