Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Valentine's Day Party

It's no secret that Tasha loved Valentine's Day, as do all of us here at Tasha Tudor and Family. But this particular year happened to be a "Secret Cupid" party! We drew names and each made or purchased a little present for our secret cupid. Kathleen, shepherdess extraordinaire, received a "Beautiful Sheep" book; Marjorie received a handmade birchbark paintbrush holder; and Amy looked lovely wearing the handmade earrings from her secret cupid! I have already written a few notes on the vintage-inspired stationary I received! (My secret cupid had a sharp eye...I write lots of letters!)

Fabric isnt just for sewing...we used plenty of our new fabric for decorating, tucking it behind Pink Luster and around the cupcake stand. {above: pink toile, pink stripe and blue toile} I also spy some Rhubarb & Custard lollipops in a little white jar!

Doves and cardinals were tucked here and there...

Those pink cupcake wrappers and the culinary lavender I mentioned earlier?

This cupcake stand holds some rose-and-lavender cupcakes that were quite delectable! Just a perfect little romantic treat. To your cupcake recipe (perhaps Tasha's White Cake Receipt from the Tasha Tudor Cookbook?), just add a splash of rosewater and a small amount of well-crushed culinary lavender (be sure it's an edible, non-sprayed kind!).

A friend made heart-shaped candy lollipops, pink Ginger Ale was the drink of choice, and Kathleen made a chocolate mocha cake. Kathleen also made the heart-shaped cookies for the Tasha Tudor Museum's Valentine event, and happened to be a few left for our own enjoyment. Accented, of course, by some of Tasha's lovely china that we keep and use at the Rookery.

We hope you enjoyed the day with your loved ones! All of my thanks to Jenna, Kathleen, Majorie, Amy, and everyone who made this party so lovely.


  1. Dear Natalie and All,

    Your Valentine party looked lovely! The white cupcakes look as soft as the doves and all the food looks delicious! Your flowers make it look like spring has arrived!

    We had our own Valentine Tea party in our parlour and our pink lustre cup from the Tasha Tudor and Family Giveaway was featured. We also had a grand time playing the old music box! Here's the link to our Valentine Tea post (scroll down once you get to our blog):


    We also have a post honoring Tasha Tudor's "A is for Annabelle" book.

    Thanks again for the lovely pink lustre cup!

    Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

  2. OH! Thank You for a "DELECTABLE"
    PEEK of such a LOVELY DAY!!

  3. Dear Natalie,

    Ooh, "Secret Cupids" sound so much fun! The decorations and flowers are beautiful, too.

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful day.



  4. How perfectly lovely! I especially liked the 'list' of gifts....sweet thoughtfulness!!!

  5. A feast for the eyes... Is the tablecloth part of your new fabric
    collection? Pray tell, where did you
    find the lovely red "with love" doilies? Must have some.... Thank you
    for sharing the joys of togetherness
    among you.