Monday, December 24, 2012

T'was the night before Christmas

The tree is up and the gifts are wrapped. Now is the time to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas.
I made a little tea tree. I set it up on a quilt I made years ago.
This was the fun part...finding little ornaments for the tree.
Don't you love the slices of lemon?
There's a gift waiting under the tree.
This is a tiny snowman tea set. My granddaughter loves it.
I had to have a Portmerion cup and saucer. This is Botanical.
This is Holly and Ivy.
Here are some of my Santas.
There are some Belsnickles and Santa dancing with Mrs. Claus in the back.
This is a Russian Santa.
Santas line my staircase too.
Can't forget the Nutcrackers!
This is a sweet bone china holly teacup I picked up in Homegoods. I love to hunt in Homegoods, don't you?
The pointsettia dish is so pretty! It's part of a trio.
I'll set this out for Santa before I go to bed. I'll make sure the tea is hot!

 I wish you all a joyous Christmas with family and friends. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

The End of My Commemoratives?

 Seriously, I am at the end of sharing my royal commemoratives. We shall end (for now) with Princess Diana. I have some choice tankards and mugs to show you. And yes, I love my two Diana dolls.
 This tankard is Spode bone china. They look so happy in the photo.
 This is a rather strange mug. It is quite like the one above but it is black with gold lettering. I use it to store some of my paint brushes.

This is a Portmerion tankard made in England. It has a rather unusual handle.

Diana looks wistful in this portrait.

On either side of the portraits are ladies with cornucopias of cascading flowers. The words in the ribbon are Royal Wedding, health, peace, long life, love and happiness. Sadly ironic.

Here is my bride doll!

This is a very large tankard. I really like the wedding bells border.

Here is Diana.

Here is Charles in need of a haircut.

The tankard is Wedgwood. The number is 749 out of 3,000 designed by Richard Guyatt.
Here is a "faux" Wedgwood tankard. I like it non the less.
Saint Paul's Cathedral
Even the handle is pretty. I hope you enjoyed the last of my commemoratives. I'm sure I pick up some more in the future ( especially with Will and Kate) and I will love to share them with you.