Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February - A Wonderful Month!

I really should have began February with this post, but since there's still three days remaining, there's still time. 

Three blogging friends celebrated February birthdays, so this post is a tribute to Bernideen, Judith, and Kitty [and anybody else that I may not have mentioned]!

Royal Albert Flowers of the Month Series - Violets

I received an e-newsletter stating February was Potato Lover's Month so I made a batch of Mashed Potato and Cheese Scones to celebrate.   Recipe can be found here.

I had fun putting some February trivia together since it's my birth month too.

Flower:  Violets, Irises and Primrose
Birth flower designations are said to have originated in the Roman Empire.  Iris is a Greek Goddess who was a messenger of love.

Birth Stone:  Amethyst

February is American Heart month, National Cherry month and Black History month.

A few well-known people with February birthdays and Dates of Significance:
Feb. 1     Actor, Clark Gable [1901-1960]
Feb. 2     Groundhog Day and Candlemas Day
Feb. 6     Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President [1911-2004]
Feb. 7     American Author, Laura Ingalls Wilder [1867-1957] Little House Book Series
Feb. 7     English Writer, Charles Dickens [1812-1870]
Feb. 9     William Henry Harrison, 9th U.S. President [1773-1841]
Feb. 9     Hershey's Chocolate Founded in 1894
Feb. 10   Chinese New Year - Year of the Snake
Feb. 11   National Inventor's Day in honor of Thomas Edison's birthday [1847-1931]
Feb. 12   Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President [1809-1865]
Feb. 12   Louisa Adams, First Lady/Wife of John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. Pres. [1775-1852]
Feb. 12   Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday
Feb. 13   Bess Truman, First Lady/Wife of Harry Truman, 33rd U.S. Pres. [1885-1982]
Feb. 13   First day of Lent
Feb. 14   St. Valentine's Day
Feb. 14   Comedian, Jack Benny [1894-1974]  Always 39! ;-)
Feb. 15   Woman's Rights Advocate, Susan B. Anthony [1820-1906] 
Feb. 18   President's Day [United States]
Feb. 22   George Washington, 1st U.S. President [1732-1799]
Feb. 22   Woolworth's, 1st U.S. chain store opened in 1879.  Announced closing in 1997.
Feb. 26   Levi Strauss [1829-1902] Creator of the world's first pair of blue jeans for
                  California gold miners in 1850.  Bless you Levi!  ;-)
Feb. 27   American Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [1807-1882]

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Today I'm joining 
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tuesday Friends Sharing Tea
Artful Affirmations for Teacup Tuesday


  1. I enjoyed your fun February trivia. Celebrate your birthday all month!

  2. I hope you have had a wonderful birthday month - or as my cousin calls it, "birthday season"! One of my grandfathers had a Feb. birthday, at least every 4 years he did - he was born on "Leap Day", Feb. 29!

  3. What a fun post! I love how you included all the birthdays. I didn't know anything about birth flowers but I am going to have to go look that up I love roman/greek history. Wonderful post!


  4. Happy birthday to you too! I hope you had a good one! Happy birthday also to Bernideen, Judith and Kitty too!
    Your tea looks lovely, especially those scones you made! I have never heard of mashed potato scones! Yum!
    I love the Royal Albert month cups. February is gorgeous!

  5. How fun! It's never too late for a lovely post! Love the teacup and the facts are so fun. A month when we begin to think spring might be around the corner! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. Well Phyllis, thank you for the birthday wishes, but a BIG Happy Birthday wish to you, too!!! Thank you for sharing the trivia for February. When is your birthdate? xo

  7. So very interesting post, Phyllis! Lots of February birtdays for all our bloggy friends! Happy birthday to you! You have a sweet February teacup!

  8. Phyllis, I missed your birthday for this month - a very happy birthday to you as well. I'm hoping you had a pleasant day. Will you email me the date please so I can add it to my calendar?
    Loved all the trivia for February.

  9. Savory scones are great with a bowl of soup and hot tea. Will print this out to try!!!

  10. What a beautiful RA tea cup! I love the floral pattern. The scones look so delicious. Lots of fun trivia for February-- I don't think I could live without my Hershey's chocolate and Levi's. Happy Tuesday! Michelle

  11. Dear Phyllis,
    Love reading your list of February notables.
    Happy Birthday to You (singing)

  12. I didn't know violets were associated with February, but your cup is quite pretty.

  13. What a great birth month teacup for you! And I've never heard of mashed potato scones but mmm, would like to try this recipe!


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