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.
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.
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.