Last week I wrote about going to Valentine's Tea in Woodstock, but I also wanted to mention that the town has some great antique malls and shops that are worth checking out if you're in the neighborhood. One of my favorite finds, at a delightful antique mall called Pennybag Emporium, was this rosy teacup and saucer by Royal Winchester. Now I love roses in just about any shape, size or fashion, but the old-fashioned, full-blown pink and white ones are my absolute favorites.
I don't often come across teacup roses that look as soft and pretty as these, but when I do, I grab them!
It also helped to find this set had, for no apparent reason, been marked down $10. Excellent! So that's what I sipped my tea from during Valentine's Week.
Now I had assumed the celebrating was over on Monday, but on Friday afternoon I learned a delightful gift bag of treats had been dropped off for me at the office by my friend Joanie! What fun I had opening layers of pink tissue paper and sparkly tulle to find all the treats she had so lovingly gathered: A beautiful silhouette card, a delicious Toffee Crunch chocolate ball, a heart pen, a whimsical package of those cute stretchy bracelets that are so "in" right now, a red rock sugar wand (these are perfect for sweetening tea!), a gift card to Hastings book store here in Newnan (boy, will I enjoy using that!), and last but not least, a lovely little ribbon and roses bedecked glass I would have adored even if it hadn't contained Dove chocolates!
I have seen these elegant little glasses used in tea rooms for serving cream and/or lemon curd (yes, you can put both in a single glass). I will so enjoy using this and remembering what a fun Valentine's treat my friend surprised me with. It was an unexpected and thoroughly fun treat, and a terrific way to close out Valentine's Week 2011!