A Blooming Valentine’s Tea Party Centerpiece

 Create an easy tea-themed flower arrangement and centerpiece for Valentine’s Day. A perfect way to share some love with your girlfriends with a Valentine’s Day Tea Party or to celebrate Galentine’s Day!

Welcome to Monday Morning Blooms, the first and third Mondays of the month. I’m happy to be joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy and to send some blooming inspiration your way!

You’ll find my blogging friends’ links to their blooming creations at the bottom of this post.

Our theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms was to create a flower arrangement for Valentine’s Day. A holiday of hearts, flowers and chocolate should be celebrated with the ones you love, and that means girlfriends too! With that in mind, I decided a Valentine’s Tea Party would be a fun way to share some love and celebrate.

To create a centerpiece for a Valentine’s Tea, I started with a teapot and some assorted teacups.

I used a favorite method, chicken wire, which makes for quick and easy flower arranging to support flower stems, and best of all, is reusable. You can find chicken wire at the garden center or craft store (in smaller rolls) and it’s easily cut to the size you need with pliers. You’ll want to cut your chicken wire slightly larger than your opening of your container, with enough wire to bend inside your container so it stays in place.

For the smaller teacup arrangements, I used clear waterproof floral tape. You can find it on the floral aisle at the craft store. (I found mine at Hobby Lobby.) It adheres to dry surfaces, so tape off your grid pattern on your teacup to support your stems before adding your water.

I found a spray of hearts at Hobby Lobby that I cut apart with pliers to add to the teapot arrangement.

I used a combination of spray roses, carnations, alstroemeria and Charmelia from the grocery store for the teapot and teacup arrangements.

For longer-lasting flowers, cut your flower stems at a 45 degree angle for maximum water uptake and remove any leaves below the water line.

 Always add the floral preservative packets to your vase water that come with your flowers.

If you don’t have any floral preservative, you can make your own with this easy formula.

I found this chandelier dessert stand at HomeGoods several weeks ago.  . .


Perfect for serving up cupcakes or teacup flower arrangements too! Our Valentine’s Tea Table is set up to enjoy the soft glow and twinkle of lights of our Winter Nesting Tree.

Our winter tree is a cheery way to brighten the house during the cold, gray months of January and February and decorated with snowflakes, icy branches, glittery nests, pine cones and bird ornaments, you can see it HERE.

Visit my talented blogging friends to see their blooming inspiration this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Yvonne at StoneGable

You’re invited to join me for a Valentine’s Tea Party and Valentine’s Day Tablescape Blog Hop!

I’ll be sharing my Valentine’s Day Tea Table tomorrow, February 5th.



Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Between Naps on the Porch

  53 comments for “A Blooming Valentine’s Tea Party Centerpiece

  1. February 4, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Mary, you make every holiday a treat for the eyes and taste buds too!….I saw that chandelier candelabra and walked right passed it…but not you, you always find a way to use things in different ways…I can see you looking at it on the shelf and the wheels are turning and you instantly have a vision…the teapot, the cups, are spectacular. I remember my first flower arranging glass a bazillion years ago was making an arrangement in a tea cup. I bet I still have that teacup…somewhere… :) Love seeing the tree again in the background and if Punxsutawney Phil is right, you may be taking down the tree sooner than later :( as he predicted an early Spring and already we are feeling the warmer temps…:)
    It is a great pleasure to participate with you for Monday Morning Blooms…my favorite Mondays! Have a wonderful week Mary!

  2. Bonbongirl
    February 4, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Oh my! You are certainly a master of flower arrangements as these are gorgeous and stunning! Happy Valentine’s Day!💖🌹🌸🌷

  3. February 4, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Mary, Your Valentine’s teapot and teacups are beautiful! I can only imagine what a treat it would be to join you for a Valentine’s Day tea. I’m going to be on the look out for a chandelier dessert stand next time I’m in HomeGoods!

  4. February 4, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Mary, Your flower arrangements keep getting more beautiful! I love all the shades of pink and reds that are paired so perfectly. The little heart picks are such a sweet touch and your chandelier stand makes such a statement on your table. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us. 💕🌸🌹💗🌺

  5. w jordan
    February 4, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Could you please show photos of the finished table setting when you do post. It would help give better ideas how to use arrangements. Thanks

    • February 4, 2019 at 7:07 am

      I’m sharing the table tomorrow. :)

  6. Rita C.
    February 4, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Gosh, Mary, you’re a never-ending resource of ideas. Love how each teacup looks different, and I thought for sure you were adding food to the cupcake stand, but those flowers are a real showstopper on it!

  7. February 4, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Mary, your teapot and teacup arrangements are so beautiful! Oh how I wish I was close to a Home Goods to be able to find such lovelies as the chandelier stand, perfect for sweet treats. I can’t wait to see the full table tomorrow and take my virtual seat. Spending Monday Morning Blooms with you is always a pleasure❤️🌹❤️

  8. February 4, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Oh I hope my invitation is in today’s mail Mary…! :) Your flowers are beautiful along with your collection of pretty teacups!

  9. Sara
    February 4, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Mary, your arrangement is so creative and lovely as usual. A few years ago I picked up my mother-in-law and a couple of her friends at the retirement home and brought them to my house for a Valentine lunch with me and a couple of my friends. We had the usual ladies lunch fare with Southern Living’s molded chicken salad, etc., a chocolate dessert and ending with little liqueur glasses of chocolate wine and take home favors. They loved it. It is especially nice to remember the older ladies whose ”sweethearts “ are no longer here to do it. My husband always got his mom a box of candy for Valentines until we lost her last year.

  10. February 4, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Beautiful! You must have an IN with your local Home Goods..every time I go, never find anything that lovely…but..lucky you!! Tea cups are a great idea…can’t wait to see the finished table…❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️

    • February 4, 2019 at 8:02 am

      Thank you Ellen :) No, I just stop in a few times a week. I’m lucky that there is one close by on my way to run errands, grocery store, etc. They don’t carry a lot of the same item and have a lot of turn over so you have to check frequently.

  11. February 4, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Very pretty and elegant Mary! I ♥love♥ the blingy little hearts:@)

  12. February 4, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Wonderful flower therapy Mary! Love the little red heart sticks, so cute! The dessert server is fantastic, and the teacups are irresistible! Sooooo so pretty, I can’t wait to see the whole table! Flowers make everything better!

  13. February 4, 2019 at 8:48 am

    The teapot and each little teacup are perfect, darling Valentine arrangements, Mary. The chandelier dessert stand is stunning for the centerpiece! You make everything look beautiful, and I always appreciate your how-to’s and tips. xo

  14. Kate Bresnahan
    February 4, 2019 at 8:56 am

    You never cease to amaze me with your talents! Are you sure you never worked in a florist? Thank you for all your fabulous ideas (I made your sweet and salty candy coated popcorn yesterday — it was a big hit)

    • February 4, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you Kate! I’m glad it was a hit! ♥

  15. Joy
    February 4, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I always appreciate your flower arranging tips Mary. Your flowers are beautiful! I wasn’t familiar with the waterproof clear tape so thank you for sharing that tip. It will come in handy when I do flower arrangements for my ladies Bible study. Joy

  16. Gayle Dodson
    February 4, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I am so day for this pop of color and beautiful teapot arrangements. Thank you for brightening our dreary day.
    I do hope you will create a Mardi Gras tablescape before Lent.

  17. Cristy Bennett
    February 4, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Your flowers in the teapot is a beautiful display by itself…but you literally elevated the whole floral arrangement with your so lovely tiered cake server! WOW! I love it! Thank You for sharing!

  18. February 4, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Thanks for brightening my day on this gloomy Monday!❤️

  19. February 4, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the way you set the teacups on the stand with the teapot filled with flowers.

  20. Franki
    February 4, 2019 at 9:53 am

    ” HEARTS!” franki

  21. Roxanne
    February 4, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I adore the teacups with the exquisite miniature arrangements! And the heart pick from HL is perfect. I will be picking up some of that clear tape for sure. I have fallen down a rabbit hole watching YouTube videos with J Schwanke, a florist. He is so talented and a great floral instructor. I’m home sick, and he has been my entertainment! Beautiful job using the tiered stand too, Mary!

  22. February 4, 2019 at 10:16 am

    So pretty, Mary. I love your vintage pastel chenille cloth to show off your pretty flower arrangements. That chandelier cake stand is delightful. Swooning over your teacups brimming with flowers. Very lovely, Mary.
    Sorry, I have been out of the loop and missed a month of blogging being sick and mourning my brother-in-law and a friend.

  23. February 4, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I am in love with this centerpiece! Every time I come to visit you give us the How To’s to make such wonderful beauty in our own homes. I am just sitting back and gazing at your tea cup centerpiece! Oh so beautiful my friend! 💗

  24. Dicksie Carroll
    February 4, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I am so Thankful for your blog it makes Monday morning at work so much easier to get through.

  25. Nan, Odessa, DE
    February 4, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Lovely! Please tell me more about the many red dinnerware, china you use. Red is hard to fine.
    Educate me, please.

  26. Donna H
    February 4, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Wow ! Such a creative use of the beautiful chandelier dessert stand !
    Your photos are gorgeous !
    Thank you for sharing your creativity on the blog !

  27. Kari
    February 4, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Another stunner Mary. Your inspiration is bottom-less and it is always a pleasure to see the behind the scenes of a beautiful arrangement. Your photos are amazing and show the finest details. Can’t wait to see the tablescape tomorrow. Kari @ Me and My Captain

  28. S Williams
    February 4, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Mary, What beautiful arrangements! I’ve seen the dessert stands @Home Goods before but never saw anything more than a food server. Thank you for enlightening me! I’ve never seen the clear floral tape & must add that to my supplies. The heart pick adds a sweet finishing touch to the colorful blooms. Looking forward to seeing your tablescape tomorrow. Happy Monday! 💕🌷🌹❤️ Clara

  29. February 4, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Mary, this is just divine! I love the stand, it truly takes your floral arrangements over the top! The colors are all so sweet, and you are the queen of details. I’ll be at your table tomorrow, if only virtually, my dear friend. What a joy it is to spend our Monday Morning Blooms together. xo Lidy

  30. Betsy Roush
    February 4, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I really enjoy that you do such beautiful presentations for Valentine’s Day! It’s always such a nice pop of colors right before spring makes an appearance. When shopping, I passed up on the hearts-on-a-stick because I couldn’t think of where I might use them. Thank you for showing a way to make them an added dimension to the centerpiece floral arrangement (there’s always next year!). Of course, I cannot leave a comment without mentioning the incredibly cute dog sweaters in the header of your post. Adorable heart theme…it’s perfect!

  31. Ann Butler
    February 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous flower displays! I have to go to Homegoods and see if I can find that dessert stand. Thank you for sharing. I always look forward to your posts to show up in my email.

  32. Vicki
    February 4, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    As always, simply beautiful, Mary. Thanks for making my Monday!

  33. Cyndi Raines
    February 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Another show-stopper! Those hearts on the stick are too cute and I love the delicate pattern on your tea cups. Thanks for telling us about the clear tape, it’s so much better than the green. How smart of you to elevate the flowers on your new versatile food/flower stand! I just remembered, I need to bring out my small heart shaped teaspoons I purchased after seeing yours. I can’t wait for tomorrow, I like orange spice tea or apple cinnamon please.😉

  34. February 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    How pretty! I love arranging flowers too, yours are stunning!

  35. Marion
    February 4, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Mary what a gorgeous post.
    Thank You for sharing

  36. Marilyn
    February 4, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    The flowers are lovely. The table setting is breath taking.

  37. Joan
    February 4, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    The flowers,food,tea cups what a lovely post.

  38. February 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    What a smart idea to use the cupcake holder for all the lovely arrangements! Beautiful! Would love to have you join us at Homestyle Gathering tomorrow, by way of My Wee Abode! Thank you for sharing, Mary!

  39. Kathleen
    February 4, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Every single thing is gorgeous. The flowers, the teacups, the stand, the teapot and the very idea of using the cake stand to display the teapot and teacups together: fantastic

  40. Darlene
    February 4, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Your teacup florals remind me of a gift I received when our 3rd. daughter was born. A beautiful chinz tea cup and saucer with a small potted violet inside. I loved it then and now!
    You have made Valentine decorating so charming and fun in so many ways everyone wins.
    Thank You.

  41. Shirley Graham
    February 4, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures as always – the teacups remind me of my Mother, who would love to have gone to a tea party!!!

  42. February 4, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Mary, you are the master at spotting something different and then using it in the most clever way. The chandileer dessert stand is perfect to hold these darling tea themed flower arrangements. I use my cups, mugs, gravy boats, tureens, teapots, . . . anything of interest gets filled with flowers around here. My Courtly Check gravy boat is filled with white camalias at the moment. It’s shallow body is perfect for these short stems.
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration. I look forward to tomorrows post!

  43. Peggy Reed
    February 5, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Gorgeous centerpieces…..I am so inspired!

  44. Annette
    February 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Love your centerpiece. It’s so gorgeous!
    Can you tell me the manufacturer of the dessert tiered chandelier. I just love it! Thanks.

    • February 11, 2019 at 5:25 am

      Thanks Annette, it’s by Opulent Treasures. They make several versions of it. This one is their ‘Rosebud Dessert Stand’.

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