Welcome friends for tea this week. I've baked an apple pie to have as we sit by the Christmas tree. When our children were young, we would go to a tree farm and cut down our own; oh how the scent of fresh pine would fill our home. Later we ended up with two faux trees, one upstairs in the living room and the other in the family room. Now, as empty nesters who spend Christmas day at their daughter's home, we have a table top tree and it's silver tinsel! My feeling is if the tree is obviously fake, you may as well have a glitzy one.
Our family tradition is to have a wedge of cheddar cheese with apple pie. The tea is 'Hot Toboggan', a blend of green tea, apple, cinnamon and almonds served in a teacup with poinsettias.
Twice a month I join a small Stampin' Up group of women to make cards and on the table is a couple I made at home.
Here you can see our very minimally decorated silver tinsel tree. The sequinned balls are aqua and purple and there are birds and butterflies attached. The metal Victorian icicles I've had for years, and they are perfect for this small tree.
I'm linking with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, Trisha at Sweetology and Bernideen at her Tea Time Blog. I hope you'll join my hosts and their guests for tea.