Sunday

my valentine, my tea cup

valentine's day was meant for love and happiness and sharing. i did just that. i sent all my favourite people handmade valentine cards. my family. my close friends. with a teeny homemade poem on the front. it made them all smile so that plan worked. and ofcourse i did not expect a thing this year. the first year since he went far away to nowhere, i was nervous slightly. but i got over that feeling very quickly. i was happy that this day was all about having fun with my girly faeries.
but look. what is that sitting on the welcome mat amongst the bills? a cream coloured envelope addressed to... me?! oh. it was from mr. questionmark. i was giggly and nervous and gushing. and the butterflies swished all around me. thank you mr. questionmark.

*this is what i sent to my sweethearted friends and family...
*on that early saturday morning, i went to the magical place of boxes. boxes full of things that you could imagine being sat beautifully in someone's house in the sixties.
i found the most beautiful vintage teacup and saucer and teeny plate. floral and gold sparkly and just perfect. all for very little pence. it was lovely. i also bought some beautifully vintage looking floral wallpaper. i hope mother lets me put it up in my newly decorated room at easter.
i travelled to the magical bookshop afterward. the man greeted me with a lovely saturday morning smile. i ran up the stairs to the children's section. and i sat there reading for a teeny bit, contemplating which books to get, as very little pennies. i then had a teeny browse in the other sections.
i bought some poems too.
oops i have more chocolate mice and piglets and other teeny delights. i should stop. but i am such a sweet tooth which seems to appear unfortunate sometimes. they love to be eaten though. they do. they do. especially with cups of tea.

74 comments:

  1. Hmm, this blog ate my comment. Pink piggy sweets are my favourite definitely. Where is this magical land of boxes? xx

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  2. awwww .
    im pretty sure i start each and every comment with that , because that's how i feel everytime i read your blog !
    you're like a sugary pink pixie whose words sound like sunshine and old books .

    thanks for your supersweet comments :]


    x

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  3. My sweet tooth will do me in someday, but brisk walks even it out for now ;) For Valentine's day I made pink macarons with bitter chocolate filling - they are deadly. Yum.

    Your new teacup is beautiful! I hope to find a new one soon; but they are so expensive here and we have few of those delightful shops. But there is a lovely little used book store called "House of Prose."
    mr. questionmark! I hope you find out soon, if you want to.

    love, cait

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  4. Hee hee! You are very fortunate to have a secret admirer. I like your poem and pictures and the candy you eat looks good but a little tooth-hurty.

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  5. i have those tea cups too! they are my favourite for tea parties.

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  6. as much as I like the view of snow out of my window, I don't enjoy having a cold through the whole winter, which unfortunately happens almost every year.. I should make peace with snow, I'm aware of that.. A promise I'm making right now :)

    and thank you for the reply, means so much and makes me think that blogging truly is a positive idea :) thank you for that spark of a smile.

    and the teacup is something very beautiful. my mum has a whole collection of old teacups. i'm lucky that I get to see them all every day. I'll make a post with photos of them someday for sure :)

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  7. You're blog always makes me hungry. Even today after i've just had a huge pancake breakfast.
    I was out of town for Valentine's day but close by to my grandmother's so i swung by and baked cupcakes and spent time with family. Oh and my mother surprised me with a new cellphone. So it was a wonderful Valentine's day for me.

    & yes, pink lipstick is just as good. xx

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  8. happy post-valentines day, sweet girl! such a delicate pretty post. the little teacup and saucer and pretty plate look just waiting for a tea party. and oh the candies and the tale of your adventure made me smile! i do love your blog so much, tea drinking rose, dear. it is like a valentine every time. i wish i could come live in your world of wishes and petals. but it is enough that i can visit her. you are too too sweet for words.
    xx
    chloe

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  9. mmmm....sweets!

    and love that vintage wallpaper :)

    keep being pretty and sweet!

    <3 lise

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  10. I absolutely adore that little tea set! I almost brought a vintage floral tea set a few days ago, I wish I had!!
    and your valentine day card idea is lovely, very sweet!

    have a fabulous week :)

    xx

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  11. oh, darling you are so incredibly endearing!
    the poem, the children's section etcetera. you are quite the sweetheart, i see. i too made cards for valentines day & it was very enjoyable, i only hope you had as much fun. (:
    the sweets, oh you kill me, you little sweet tooth, & suddenly i long for the little piglets too! how awful. ;)

    anyhow, happy happy valentine's day, dear! & to whoever your mister questionmark is... well... what a lucky lucky man. to have made YOU feel that way. how very sweet. i applaud him! whoever he may be!

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  12. I do so wish I lived in England, for I have never had chocolate mice or piglets or other teeny delights. Tis oh so very sad.

    Your new floral sparkly teacup and saucer are just gorgeous, as are you my dear.

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  13. Lovely teacups. I love browsing through the old bookshops, filled with an amazing atmosphere.

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  14. glad to see you had such a lovely love day
    i just adore reading your blog, it always puts me in such a happy mood and makes me smile =]

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  15. glad to see you had such a lovely love day
    i just adore reading your blog, it always puts me in such a happy mood and makes me smile =]

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  16. That tea cup is so pretty :)
    And the chocolates too... :9

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  17. Oh I have always meant to go there! I just have never managed it. The carboot sale at colwick on sundays is very very good for acquiring secret treasures too.
    The little path way with the black metal gates gets you to my house, if you keep walking. The Walk itself is a cafe that I think you would love, where my housemate works: http://thewalkcafe.co.uk it has old teapots and cakes of all kinds and champagne afternoon tea! Which I haven't had yet but hope to soon.
    Discovering your blog was so lovely that it made me actually start blogging after many failed attempts and pointlessness and half finished blogs all over the internet. You are so inspiring! xxx

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  18. Oh lovely! I so want a new teacup & saucer. I only have the one. Where do you find such beautiful ones? As part of my Valentine's present I got a rather cute teapot! I can't wait to use it. :D Tomorrow I'm going to buy milky bars & milky ways & drink earl grey! I also have a killer sweet tooth. Eat more sweeties, I say!

    Your blog is a beauty, as always. X

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  19. Such a perfect way to spend Valentine's Day. All you need is cupcakes!

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  20. Aren't you a sweet heart? I bet everyone who received your handmade valentine card was extremely delighted!
    Oooh, and what wonderful finds. The teacup and wallpaper matches! I imagine it would be so nice to sip tea from that cup, in a room covered in that wallpaper. *sigh* dreamy.
    I love the children's books section too. Yet I feel I'm too old (and shy) to spend any time there.

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  21. The Storyteller's Diary16 February 2009 at 00:22

    What a lovely tea cup! I am quite envious, as I have been looking for such an adorable addition to my dish ware with no such luck.
    I myself have been munching chocolate to my heart's content due to the ridiculous amount I have acquired from the holiday.

    I love hearing about your magical bookshop. I have one I love too. Perhaps you could post pictures? I promise to do the same!
    I'm so happy to hear your saturday was so pleasant and perfect.

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  22. I am a sweet tooth, too. In fact, I just had to brush my teeth to keep from nibbling on chocolates!
    I am always on the look-out for pretty vintage teacups. Yours is lovely! :)

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  23. Sounds like a perfectly sweet day.

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  24. i love the teacups and paper :)
    i never seem to be lucky with finding any teacups .. there all too plain!
    but yours is lovely!

    the sweets look yoummy to!
    yum yum yum :D
    xx

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  25. That little card from mr.? is so cute :D Here, I feel like boasting and I hope you don't mind but I made my first little film on a "remix" of Alice in Wonderland! please watch it :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0xFezT2fNs
    love,
    maya

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  26. Making me smile as always :). Happy be-lated Valentine's Day... And you go have those tea parties on the cielings. ^^

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  27. So many beautiful things! Your words your pictures, everything<333 I love your new tea-cup of roses<3

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  28. That wallpaper just looks so delightful!

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  29. You are so pretty! I am glad that Valentine's was full of lovely things and people...I've tagged you darling!

    Much love

    ♥♥♥

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  30. I love your blog !
    It's so sweet !

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  31. Your blog is truely scrumptious!

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  32. Your blog is truely scrumptious!

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  34. oh my god! you're so beautiful, i love love love your blog. and tilly-rose, it's so sweet, i can't find words for its.

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  35. How beautiful - and how wonderful you write homemade, lovely cards for your friends. Sweetness :)

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  36. I love your valentine cards! and the poem on the front is lovely :)

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  37. you always have the most whimsical and fun posts - I love pretty teacups and saucers - yours is so lovely!

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  38. oh we had such a good day!
    the cattle market was so much fun.
    i still love your amazing finds!
    thank you for such a fun v day!
    :D

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  41. Thank you for my comment, i will find a path lol you will too. thank's you pea pops xx

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  42. Oh me oh my, shrimps!! My grandma used to take me on a doubledecker bus to Woolworth's to get them from the pick and mix!! Your Valentine's idea is just lovely, what a gorgeous poem - just like this whole blog! Love love love it! xx

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  43. I love how well this floral wallpaper matches your tea cup & plates :) By the way I nominated your blog as one of the top 10 fabulous blogs in my recent blog entry, just thought you'd like to know.

    ~ kimvee

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  44. that is too sweet about your valentine from mr. questionmark, i hope that all goes very well for you.
    i envy that gorgeous wallpaper and tose teacups, they are like something out of marie antoinette, so delightful and girly. xx

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  45. hi girly,
    that was so nice of you to send out pretty valentine wishes! glad to hear that you had a very nice day.xo
    the teacup and paper is lovely...sweet dreams and good luck with your mr. questionmark.

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  46. Hey there,
    Those sets of tea cup was so beautiful..
    I love it very much...=D
    Nice post..=)
    Hope to see you on mine too..

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  47. oh my lovely sweethearted angel,

    you card was ever so pereect!! and what a delight it was to recieve :) thank you ever so much!!

    your new tea cup and saucer is so pretty i cannot believe!!! how i wish for one, i do not have any teacups that come close in prettiness.

    and the wallpaper!!!!! ow wonderful that would look on my side of the room when we decorate :) yur room will look just perfect. i cant wait to see it when your done!!

    mr questionmark??????? how exciting for you poppet!!!!! wow wow wow!! and what a very thoughtful and romantic mr questionmark he must be!! goodness, i do hope you find out who he is!and that he is a perfectly lovely prince for you, princess angel lottie :)

    trips to the magical booksop sweets and treats moon dances and hugs foreverness
    x x x

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  48. what wonderful treasures you found. x

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  49. the tea set is so gorgeous! what beautiful wallpaper too, so sweet! :)

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  50. O my goodness, I LOVE the sweet little card that you made!

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  51. oh how sweet and adorable your blog is my darling, so pretty and pink and sparkly, it does so make me smile :)

    your teacup is quite simply beautiful, how i wish i lived near a lovely little shop like the one you speak of, it sounds delightful.

    and mr.questionmark! how very very exciting!

    pink piggy sweets are my all time favourite. my father brought me some in a brightly coloured bag yesterday as we travelled home from disneyland, how sugary splendid they were!

    your blog is magical my lovely :)

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  52. oh how sweet and adorable your blog is my darling, so pretty and pink and sparkly, it does so make me smile :)

    your teacup is quite simply beautiful, how i wish i lived near a lovely little shop like the one you speak of, it sounds delightful.

    and mr.questionmark! how very very exciting!

    pink piggy sweets are my all time favourite. my father brought me some in a brightly coloured bag yesterday as we travelled home from disneyland, how sugary splendid they were!

    your blog is magical my lovely :)

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  53. oh how sweet and adorable your blog is my darling, so pretty and pink and sparkly, it does so make me smile :)

    your teacup is quite simply beautiful, how i wish i lived near a lovely little shop like the one you speak of, it sounds delightful.

    and mr.questionmark! how very very exciting!

    pink piggy sweets are my all time favourite. my father brought me some in a brightly coloured bag yesterday as we travelled home from disneyland, how sugary splendid they were!

    your blog is magical my lovely :)

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  54. happy valentine's day! I love the card you made.

    btw, you've been tagged in a game in my journal. :)

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  55. wow that letter you got is so sweet. and the vintage plates and everything are amazing! glad to see you had a wonderful valentine's day.
    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  56. aaah your blog is so beautiful! and you seem like the sweetest girl in the world! lol. love your blog :D

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  57. What a marvelous tea set !!^^

    bisous

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  58. ths is lovely!!! hope your well!!!!!
    where do you get charlie and lola thngs from?as i am looking everywhere!hehe
    love xxxxxxx

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  59. I hope you get to put the wallpaper up too, it's so pretty! And I love the valentines you sent to your friends and family, you're so lovely! xx

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  60. Love your poem sweetie.
    Magically hiding in your moon palace again? =)
    Wish I can fly somewhere there's only happiness can be found.

    Have a nice day Lottie.

    xXReneeXx

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  61. i love the tea cup and saucers. i am working on collecting a set of my own.

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  62. What a gorgeous post sweety!
    Those plates...breathtaking!

    Hope you are fine...

    <3
    Mila.

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  63. i love your blog! it is so beautiful :) xo

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  64. Such cutey cute valentines card!!!! And im very happy you got a card in the post :)
    I love the pretty floral things, precious wallpaper. I had such an awful valentines weekend, well half of it was. your posts always make me smile though.

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  65. Aww i love your Blog its sooo cute, i have just made my own blog and hope it turns out to be as good as yours!

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