Welcome friends as we gather with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and her guests for an Old-fashioned Christmas Tea.
As you come up the walkway, a sign I painted back in the 70s hangs on the wall.
The purple wreath a friend made me last year is by the front door.
and propped up against the wall on the other side is a crafted sleigh.
"Each Christmas I remember
The ones of long ago;
I see our mantelpiece adorned
With stockings in a row.
Each Christmas finds me dreaming
Of days that used to be,
When we hid presents here and there,
For all the family.
Each Christmas I remember
The fragrance in the air,
Of roasting turkey and mince pies
And cookies everywhere.
Each Christmas finds me longing
For Christmases now past,
And I am back in childhood
As long as memories last."
~from Christmas Past by Carice Williams~
I'm showing our table top silver tinsel tree by night as it's hard to see details during the day unless you're standing right next to it.
The tree skirt used to hug a full sized tree but pulls in just fine to drape over a small round table. A matching runner is on the table in the hallway.
I love the twisted silver Victorian tinsel for reflecting light.
You may want to browse this book I've had for a while and found in a second hand book store, the stories and recipes are delightful. (a few authors: Emily Carr, Stephen Leacock, W.O Mitchell)
I've saved these two teas that came in a Christmas card exchange for a special occasion, today seems like the perfect time to share them.
I received this Royal Stafford poinsettia teacup as a gift from a fellow worker over 20 years ago.
Macarons from a young woman that bakes in her home and had an open house.
Our little silver tree really isn't big enough to hang the few tea themed ornaments I have so I picked up an ornament hanger on sale which comes with an alternative topper when Christmas is over.
The little mouse drinking tea inside a teacup is new this year. The chunky white teapot at the bottom was in a grocery store for $2.00.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale~
Back when I was taking ceramics, I made this little manger scene music box that plays Silent Night.
Thank you Sandi for hosting an Old-fashioned Christmas Tea, join her guests here.