Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snowflake Tea


Welcome friends to a special gathering for my snowflake tea.  I'm joining hosts Sandi at  Rose Chintz Cottage for her Christmas Tea, Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Christmas with Victoria and Bernideen at her Tea Blog for Friends Sharing Tea.
 These are our pretty silver snowflake winter dishes that are used until the first part of April.  The snowflake napkins and rings were bought at the same time as the china, all from a Loblaw's grocery store.
A little reindeer makes a sweet place card holder.
I made a few cream cheese snowflake sandwiches, cut out with two different cookie cutters, I'll have to look for a medium sized one which would be better for these.
Gingerbread snowflakes...
Holiday scones with candied fruit and drizzled with icing.  Below, some homemade strawberry preserves to spread on them.
On the top tier there are also some sugar cookies and Christmas fruit cake which I baked in small bundt pans for gift giving.  The young Victorian girl carrying a holiday parcel I bought from the Royal Doulton store last year.  Although with a loop to hang as an ornament, she sits on my tea cart.
I've put out a few pickles to have with the sandwiches.
Brewing in my favourite Lavender Rose teapot is 'Oh Christmas Treat' from Davids Tea.  It is a dark chocolate and orange zest pu'erh blend.
Brown sugar cubes offer a mellow sweetness to tea if desired.
A couple of silver birds with a miniature silver sleigh behind them.
As Sandi asked us to share something we've crafted, my favourite piece is from my tole painting days and it hangs outside by the front door each year.
I love the scene of this family from the Victorian era likely singing Christmas carols on their way to Grandma's with their gifts and even bringing along the dog.
I am thankful for all the wonderful ladies I've met through blogging and a few have become friends. I appreciate your visits and kind comments.
Thank you to Sandi and Kathy for hosting each week and I hope you'll visit their blog and guests.


25 comments:

  1. Oh girl...how sweet. Snowflake Tea! I love the sound of it.

    I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Season so far. It's moving right along, isn't it?

    Blessings to you and love. You are sooo gifted.

    xoRebecca

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  2. What beautiful dishes and so wonderful you can use them all winter. The food looks so yummy, wish I could join you!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Nancy

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  3. Hello dear Judith,
    My goodness, where do I begin? Your Christmas greeting sign which you tole painted is simply charming!
    Your snowflake china is very lovely and perfect for this time of the year.
    The little Victorian figurine is adorable and so sweet on your tea stand. And your goodies, oh my, the snowflake sandwiches are so pretty in pink and the frosted scones; yum! Everyone loves gingerbread!
    The crystal dish holding the strawberry preserves is gorgeous.
    What a tantalizing tea you have served us today! Thank you so much for joining me for my Christmas Tea. I loved having you and I wish you a lovely week and a Blessed Christmas season.

    Hugs to you dear friend,
    Sandi

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  4. Everything is so pretty and I just love those dishes. You have outdone yourself with this tea party.

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  5. Beautiful Judith! I really like your snowflake dishes - quite different from mine. Your sweets and sandwiches look delicious. Lovely tea party! Hugs, Pamela

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  6. Judith, what a gorgeous post! I adore the snowflake sandwiches....what a good idea and all the baked goodies are making my mouth water!

    Hope you are having a blessed Monday.

    Barb ♥

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  7. Judith, thank you for inviting me to your snowflake tea. I love those dishes. All your treats look delicious, but I really have my eye on the gingerbread! Tole painting, too! :D Happy Tea Day!

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  8. Hi Judith, I love your snowflake dishes and how wonderful to use them everyday. Hope you had a great weekend. Take care, Jen.

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  9. Hi Judith!
    I've gotten behind reading your posts...shame on me! Such beautiful items to grace your table..I love the glass jar with the strawberry preserves. Your little Victorian ornament is so sweet. AND I love the idea of baking sweets in miniature bundt pans instead of plain little loaf pans. Gives just an extra special touch. :)

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  10. Hi Judith,
    oh my, that looks like it would be already Christmas. The setting is so beautiful. Love the pretty snowflake china! And of course, the silver additions like the napkin ring and the little reindeer. I have a similar set. And you have overdone yourself with the snowflake breads. Such a cute idea. Thank you forsharing all your good inspirations with us.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  11. Judith,
    Your snowflake tea is very charming. I am thinking I need to make some of those Christmas scones! They look wonderful!
    Sherry

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  12. Beautiful Your snowflake theme is lovely..especially with the shapes for sandwiches & cookies. That's so fun that you and Sandi share a teapot pattern! Looks so delicious!
    Ruth

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  13. What a fantastic post, Judith! I love your painted plaque - how talented you truly are! Love the little Victorian girl too. Your afternoon tea is quite festive. The scones are just beautiful; I've never seen any as pretty as your Christmas scones-bet they taste good too. I like the gingerbread cut-out cookies too, Judith. The table is set with care and with beauty. The little reindeer placecard holder is cute! I have "Oh Christmas Treat" too; it's good, isn't it? I'm thankful too for blogging friends and for Sandi's awesome tea parties!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

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  14. With our bitter cold temperatures, a snowflake tea time would be perfect. Yours is just what I needed to keep my spirit warm.♥♫

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  15. You have been busy getting out all your winter finery and it looks great. You made some special treats that look yummy. Looks very festive. V

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  16. Oh Judith I feel like I've been right there. Your photos give great details and those are such sweet snowflake plates. What a neat idea for a teaparty. And I love the little girl on your tea table!!

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  17. Judith! what a lovely tea you have set out for us. Your snowflake china is wonderful and your preserve jar is lovely .. yum home made preserves!! Thank you for welcoming us, today! xo HHL

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  18. Such a lovely snowflake tea! I loved the look of the holiday scones - mmmm

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  19. Your snowflake dishes are stunning!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  20. It's all perfectly magical, Judith! I love the snowflake theme carrying through. I find it very hard to believe that the first week of December is over already. And I guess that means snow and hot tub weather already? :) Have a lovely week, my friend. – g

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  21. A lovely snowflake tea! Everything looks beautiful and all goes so well together. I love snowflakes! They are all unique...no two the same, like people. Your victorian sign is so cute. You have a lot of talent!
    Charlotte

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  22. now THIS is lovely in every way. Snowflake cream cheese sandwiches!!! I just picked my jaw up off the floor. :) Made me smile, I just love tea time.

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  23. Hi,Judith.
    What a sweet post, Judith. They really made me smile.Your silver snowflake dish and tea cup are so lovely. How cute the little reindeer is! Your cream cheese and cookies made in the shape of a snow flake are pretty!
    You are so talented. Thank you for inviting me to your snowflake tea,today! Here in my garden, autumn leaves are begging to fall. Have a wonderful week!
    Tomoko

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  24. Hello Judith! Love your snowflake dishes and theme! So lovely! Your treats look amazing! Your setting does look like a winter wonderland-especially with those sweet silver birds! Thank you so much for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  25. SNOWFLAKES KEEP FALLIN ON MY HEAD! Just plain darling!

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