Happy Valentine's Day friends,
Everyone enjoys celebrating love on February 14th. Telling people that you care for them warms your heart and soul ... much like a good cup of tea. So, please make yourself at home and join me this Valentine's Day.
Today I am sharing with you a Zeh, Scherzer & Co. teacup and saucer in the Mignon pattern. Isn't the delicate gold detailing just gorgeous and perfect for Valentine's Day?
The teacup is 2.75" tall and 3" in diameter. The bottom is clearly marked "Mignon" Z S & Co. Bavaria.
A pink heart shaped dish in a whitewashed basket brings a charming Valentine's touch to the table, and is a sweet setting for our petite cheesecakes.
"Love is the master key that opens the gate of happiness."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ~
Whose heart isn't melted by a beautiful rose with a velvety texture and a heavenly fragrance.
Do you really know the historical meaning of Valentine's Day?
Saint Valentine was a bishop who held secret marriage ceremonies in Roman times when marriage was prohibited for young men and was executed by the latter. When Valentine was exposed for performing secret ceremonies he was jailed and given the name "the friend of lovers". While in prison Valentine's jailer, Asterius, brought his blind daughter into see Valentine hoping he could heal her blindness, and according to historical findings, he did.
Meanwhile, a deep friendship had been formed between Valentine and Asterius' daughter. It caused great grief to the young girl to hear of her friend's imminent death. It is said that just before his execution, Valentine asked for a pen and paper from his jailor, and signed a farewell message to her "From Your Valentine", a phrase that lived ever after.
Thank you for having tea with me on this special day! Whether you are sharing the day with a sweetheart, family or friends love is in the air. Please do indulge in a treat as I enjoy tea with these lovely ladies.