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Guests enjoy the tea table of treats from old recipes.

The silver is polished and the recipes are being double checked for the Irving Heritage Society 40th anniversary of the Valentine Tea of 1914 on Sunday, February 11 from 2pm-4pm at the Irving Heritage House, 303 South O’Connor. The Heritage Society was launched at the Valentine Tea in 1978 and charter members of the 40 year old organization will be honored.


The Irving Index newspaper article of Thursday, February 19, 1914, reported:

“Mr. and Mrs. Charles Percy Schulze threw open their beautiful new home Saturday evening to one hundred and fifty invited guests.  The housewarming was in the nature of a Valentine Party – the decorations and color scheme throughout being hearts, arrows and cupid in reds and yellows.”


The same description fits the upcoming event at the former Schulze home now called the Heritage House, as the Irving Heritage Society recreates that party of 1914 with their annual Vintage Valentine Tea.  The public is invited to share in this special event from 2pm-4pm.  Reservations are not required and admission is free. 


Just as in the 1914 article description, there will be strings of hearts from the chandeliers.  The lace draperies at the windows and the dining table will have festoons of hearts and arrows.  Kathy Howard, Judy Pierson, and Nancie Rissing are serving as co-chairs of this year’s event.


For more information, visit or call 972-252-3838.

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