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Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Tea

A christmas package came from my cousin Linda yesterday - and so I just had to have a tea party.  
 I've had this teapot for several years - it is one of my favorites during the holidays - I love how it looks like a bag all gathered up at the top
 And this is what my cousin sent - they match the teapot!!!  I had no idea there were more pieces

 The perfect set
 Come and sit - have a cup of tea and freshly baked cookies
 Teacups with holly are perfect for christmas.

 We'll sit and sip a cup of christmas tea.
 Thank you so much Linda, I love the pieces that match the teapot.

 I have two of these opalescent teacups with holly - found them at Habitat For Humanity Thrift shop - for 1.49 each.  Who can resist that? 


Glo said...

Another delightful tea party all set out, with more amazing seasonal cups, saucers, teapots....amazing! Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas...I know the table will be set to perfection!

Bernideen said...

Dear JoAnn:
What a wonderful gift from your cousin. What were the odds of finding more pieces? And your teacups look wonderful with it all. I also have one of those Japanese hand painted pedestal ones with the Holly on it. I love your photo with the cookies too! I am so glad you shared. I have been baking today and I am in such trouble. How does one not gain weight during Christmas?

Tom said...

Starting 1-12-16 please link you treasures to Tuesday's Treasures. Merry Christmas.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have a HOLLY JOLLY Christmas!

Candy S said...

Oh, I could eat all of those cookies right now! Warm Christmas cookies and a cup of tea sound wonderful to me. Your holly tea set makes a wonderful presentation that can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. It was very sweet of your cousin Linda to keep you in mind when she came across this lucky find.

Have a wonderful Christmas week!

Beth in NEPA said...

I am quite in love with that tea set. And those cup and saucers. What a great deal!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh wow! What fun to receive a present and it is items that match a favorite tea pot. Lucky lucky you.

Unknown said...

Hi Jo Ann thanks for the invite to the Christmas Tea Party. I am there. So excited to see all the companion pieces you received from your cousin. They are beautiful and I am so enjoying myself. Merry Christmas to you and all your family and friends.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi JoAnn,
What a thoughtful cousin you have to gift you with the matching pieces! They are so perfectly festive and your holly teacups all look so lovely with them. Your cookies look nice too. I am making my donuts tomorrow; big job, as they are from scratch and everything is done by hand. But oh, they're going to be wonderful over the holidays! So glad to have you share with us and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!


Mrs.T said...

Oh, they are beautiful! I especially love those opalescent teacups with the holly. And you found them in a thrift store! Amazing.

Love the teapot from your cousin and all the matching pieces too. Just lovely! Oh, how I love Christmas dishes!

Lorrie said...

What a wonderful Christmas tea set! It makes me smile! Merry Christmas, JoAnn.

Rose said...

Linda must be a great cousin!

Kay said...

Your cousin is observant and caring (and may even have your knack for finding things). What a wonderful gift! Lucky you!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

How lovely to have special Christmas china! Tea must taste really special from it. Happy Christmas!

Linda P said...

A beautiful tea set especially made for Christmas tea parties and some extra pieces was a generous gift. Happy Christmas!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi JoAnn. I love your teaset! A family affair indeed! Your Christmas collection is so much fun! I just love the season, and the decorations...especially at tea time! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

J said...

Everything looks so pretty and "Christmas-y!" I love the green reindeer accented checkered tablecloth as a nice country-feeling complement to the tea pot and cups. The lovely lace tablecloth is taking a well deserved rest. Bet she'll want to come out for Valentine's Day!

Margie said...

Love your tea set and teacups--they blend together beautifully! Merry CHristmas, JoAnn!

Powell River Books said...

You have so many wonderful things. I packed away all the Christmas decorations at the cabin this morning. We head to Bellingham tomorrow to spend Christmas with our friend Jeanne who lives across the hall. She came to live near us several years ago. She's an old friend and teaching colleague of Wayne's. Now she is a dear family friend. I have some of Mom's Christmas decorations already out at the condo so all we have to to is fix a simple dinner for the three of us on Christmas Eve. She is doing Christmas dinner for us the next day. - Margy