Monday, February 10, 2014

How do I love thee?

Hi Ladies,

It's time for tea!  I thought I would share some poetry with you today.  I have always had a fondness for the English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Her famous line, "How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways," from her poetry collection, Sonnets from the Portuguese was first published in 1850.
 
 
Tea is being served in an American Beauty teacup.  Soon I will do a tablescape with my collection.


Bottoms up!


 A vintage bowl from the Federal Glass Company makes a perfect candle holder.


 Pressed glass featuring 12 points.  Pattern #2833 ~ designed in 1954.


Dried rose petals from the garden ... I collect them all summer long.


With Valentine's Day around the corner have you been enjoying any poetry?

 
A Sonnet ~ fourteen lines, each line containing ten syllables.
 

Thank you for having tea with me today.  Don't forget to stop back to view my Valentine's Day cards and I will also be announcing on Saturday the winner of my Grow Your Blog giveaway.

Today I am joining ...

Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Show Off Friday @ What About
 

19 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful setting Donna.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful,Donna. Really pretty Tea cup. So inviting.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

The teacup is so pretty! I enjoy tea too.

Hannapat said...

and what a lovely cuppa it was! xoxo

KarinsArtScrap said...

this looks beautiful Donna.

gr karin

Ella said...

Lovely tea cup ,there must be lovely poetry in that book.

kitty said...

What a lovely tea, Donna. I like your cut glass dish as a candle holder enhanced with your own dried rose petals. Happy Valentine's Day!

Bernideen said...

I love this cup and saucer (I have one too) and see it on other blogs. It is a classic!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yes, I enjoy poetry and I love American Beauty too! Your cut glass makes a sweet dish for holding your rose petals from the summertime. I save all my roses too. Thank you for coming to tea and Happy Valentine's Day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Clara said...

Your teacup is lovely Donna and that has always been one of my favorite poems. Have a Happy Valentines Day.
~Clara

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful teacup! So perfect for a Valentine tea! I have a dish like your candle holder and I save my rose petals, too!
...Nancy

Beth Laverty said...

A favorite poem and a lovely teacup!

Tea in Texas said...

I love the poem "How Do I Love Thee"! I thought you might enjoy the Armstrong Browning Museum at the Baylor University campus in Waco. There is wonderful information on the web site and hope you enjoy it. Your American Beauty cup and saucer is lovely for Valentine's Day!

Beth said...

Your teacup is beautiful, Donna. I like your pressed glass and how you set your candle and rose petals in it. It looks lovely. Happy Valentine's Day!

Lady Lilith said...

Thank you for sharing your tea with us. I cannot wait to come back.

Martha's Favorites said...

Perfect! Thank you, Martha

Liz said...

The china is just lovely!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is beautiful, Donna--I love the teacup set against the pretty lacy linens, and the poet you chose.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Donna,
What a stunning teacup!
Best, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

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