Thursday, February 14, 2013

All You Need is Love {and Tea}

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

It's that time of year once again where hearts go pitter-patter and love is in the air!!
 Thought I'd start out by playing a great song by the Beatles
"All You Need is Love"

Lots of little things have been turning up in our little cottage by the lake., candy, cards, yummy desserts, and so much more.
So, I knew the best way to bring everything together was a little bit of teatime.
- But first, I wanted to post some photos from last weekend. You see, I surprised my hubby by making him an "early" Valentine's meal. (We are always trying to out-surprise one another every Valentines Day)  I made his favorite main course, Chicken Enchiladas. For dessert, I made his favorite Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting.
I added the little conversation candy hearts for a loving touch.
 The cake must have been a hit, for it is already all gone!

But today, there were lots of sweets that my sweet left for me, before he went to work early this morning.
He knows that one of my favorite kinds of candy is Reeses Peanutbutter Cups. 
 So, I set a romantic table with tea and candy today.
I bought this cute "Micky and Minnie" teapot several years back at Goodwill. Perfect for some tea for two on Valentines Day!
 For my hubby, I got this adorable card. It made me think of how we will be 30 years from now.....
 I also got him a "Love Coupon" book with some romantic/guy things that he would enjoy doing.
 He likes getting me the mushy Valentines cards. This year was no exception. It was very beautiful!
"All you need is tea and love." 
 The mug on the right was a Valentines gift from my hubby last year. I love drinking tea out of you can see, there's always a message waiting for me at the bottom of the cup!

 Our wedding anniversary was January 31st. He had gotten me some flowers.(Photo from Feb. 2)
 A few of the flowers still look pretty good, including the carnations and these burgundy colored daisies.
Well, I hope you have a lovely day.
Since I love music, thought I would post
another sweet love song written by Bob Dylan.
"Crazy Love"
I just had to end with the all-time favorite love song by Elvis Presley
"I can't help falling in Love with you"

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

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  1. What a fun little teapot. Minnie and Mickey are irresistible.
    I can see you are having a Happy Valentine's Day! Ruthie from:

    1. I love Minnie and Mickey, too, Ruthie! Such a cute couple! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi Ann, You two obviously are crazy in love and how wonderful that is! You made each others' day very special!
    Blessings, Beth

    1. Thanks, Beth! As you can see, I'm a BIT of a hopeless romantic at heart! Thanks for stopping over here and leaving some kind words. May you have a blessed day!

  3. What a cute post! I love the Mickey & Minnie teapot. It is adorable! Thank you for stopping by and sharing this with us. Have a lovely weekend.


  4. Ann what a wonderful Valentines post. I enjoyed the music videos. Sorry I'm late getting here...thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

  5. How sweet to have stumbled upon this sweet post! ;) I am glad you and your husband enjoy Valentines Day. Oh, and I really enjoyed the last song -by Elvis Presley. Love it! :D Thanks so much for sharing...
    Corine :D


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