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. 


Nancy Carr said...

I love your tea ideas. Happy Holiday!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I just adore all your pretty tea-themed wares for the holiday!

It's all so wonderfully festive!

relevanttealeaf said...

I enjoyed seeing all your Christmas treasures - miniature tea-themed tree, Santa collection, Nutcrackers, and lovely china. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
~ Phyllis

Angela McRae said...

And a Merry Christmas to you, my friend!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Lady B,
Eveything looks so lovely!! Even though I saw it all in person, it is fun to see close-ups and anything I missed. Your house looks very festive.
I LOVE your tea tree and have to laugh that we both have one and I don't think we have one duplicate ornament. Love the Portmerrion ones and the little one with a slice of lemon and the quilt it is sitting on.
I am sure Santy was happy to see his tea in such a lovely cup.
Merry wishes!! Dame Ruthie

Barby said...

How cute is that teacup with the lemon slices, and I love the Portmeirion too. A very pretty tea-themed tree!
I love your vibrant Pointsettia teacup and plate...what fun it must be to use those. :)

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your little tea tree!!

The Painted Garden said...


So nice to meet you. It is always fun to met another blogger - especially one who loves tea and tea cups as much as I do. Your tree is adorable and I love your Christmas tea cups.
Wishing you a very Happy and Joyful New Year.
Blessings, Erin