Valentine Tea and Scraps

 Happy Valentine’s Day one and all!

Oops!  Sorry – picked this up online but forget where!

This year I’ve been all over nostalgic with old fashioned Valentine thoughts of handmade messages of love and blessings to dear ones near and far.  In my case – it’s far – New York to Texas to North Carolina and then some!

You see – last year a group of us blogging gals participated in creating a Circle Journal – some pages of which I’ve featured from time to time.

 I admit – a full blown post with photos of the completed project that came back to me after everyone created their scrapbook journal spread has been decidedly tardy.  Working on that!

As thrilled as we all were to get our completed journals back in November – coming into this new year without a scraping project was a bit of a let down.  So, one of the gals suggested we might make Valentines.  Eight of us were game, and the challenge was on!  Valentines were to be created for all participating and mailed out prior to February 14th.  So – I gathered a mess . . .

And, I mean a MESS . . .

Of supplies . . . and started cutting and pasting, toying around with a variety of ideas.  Pinterest was on overdrive with inspiration and I slowly formed a creative plan for my Valentine designs.

It was time for another round of I Love Lucy – hours of which keep me company as I measure, cut, tape, glue, and what-all, on the way to a finished product.

Now, you have to know – a project like this is not complete without tea and treat by my side, ever at the ready to renew energy and clarity of thought when one is overwhelmed with paper roses, tiny snippets, and vintage images of Valentine’s past.  To that end:

You must know I’d have the proper teacup and saucer for the occasion.

Yes – I know – I featured this sweet bright white heart shaped treasure last Valentine’s Day.  Set off by a red charger plate, I’m drinking a healthful cup of Cranberry Pomegranate Tea from Staash Teas.

 I’m enjoying my tea – with a yummy breakfast bread and honey treat.  It’s a simple repast and healthful – with a good helping of golden flaxseed meal in the mix!

So – off to the post office to mail, and then home again to wait for all my Valentines to arrive in my mailbox! And, I do believe . . . another cup of tea is the perfect company for a Valentine vigil . . .

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, 
these three;
but the greatest of these is charity.”
1 Corinthians 13:13

Sharing Valentine Tea and Scraps this week with:
Sandi on Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Kathy’s A Return to Loveliness Tuesday at Delightsome Life
Terri’s Teacup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Teacups and Tea Things at Antiques and Teacups
Kathryn’s Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. Oooo…I am so hungry right now!

    Thank you for always sharing such wonderful photos and words with us. I always enjoy my visits here.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Ed!


  2. Hello Kathryn,
    Your post today is so lovely! Purely romantic, especially with the music playing.
    Valentine swaps are so fun! I did one last year and loved it. Yours look so cute!
    Have a happy Day!

  3. How lovely,Kathryn. That teacup is adorable. I have never seen one like it. x

  4. Oh how fun!
    Making your own fancy cards is so special.
    Homemade Valentine Cards arriving in the mail, now that is really special.
    Enjoy opening and displaying your treasures.

  5. Ha! You gathered a mess, such an appropriate term for what I often do as I create , and sometimes that term describes my mind. Oh dear…

    Love the heart shaped teacup, it should be featured every Valentine’s day no matter how any times before.

  6. Cranberry Pomegranate tea sounds delightful. I’ll have to give that one a try.

  7. I need to live closer to you!!!

  8. Hi Kathy,
    I love your heart cup!!
    Your Valentine project is a lovely idea for crafting.
    Enjoy receiving your cards from the group.
    Have a lovely day
    God Bless

  9. You are a delightful soul!
    I felt as though I was right there with you…helping you sort through your iddy biddy bits of paper…and sipping a gorgeous cup of tea….in thee most perfect cup!

    Thanks for sharing, hope your post box is filled with lovely keepsakes.

    Ciao Bella

  10. Love it! Love it! And I can’t wait to receive mine from you! 🙂
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  11. Hi Kathy. Such a lovely Valentine’s Day post. It’s so much fun creating things, isn’t it? I am sure they will be appreciated! Looks like my breakfast….Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  12. Hello Kathy,
    I had a difficult time trying to get into your site. I’m not sure if it’s at my end our yours. Anyway, I finally got here.
    I love your white Valentine teacup; it really is sweet and perfect for the occasion! And a red tea too makes it even prettier. Thank you, my friend, for joining me for tea and Happy Valentines day to you and your hubby!


  13. I love “I love Lucy”. Happy Valentine’s Day! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. Wonderful and beautiful post, Kathy. Just like you are wonderful and beautiful.

    I adore my Valentine from you. It is hanging right here where I can see it.

    That cup is gorgeous. I may be in love.♥

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