Monday, November 4, 2013

Getting in the Spirit - Early!

Welcome friends for tea.  When I did the grocery shopping last week, I passed by a display of the festive rice krispies and marshmallows and thought, why not!  I haven't made them for a few years and the squares are nice with a cup of tea in the afternoon.  I've set a tray up for myself.
Saturday, hubby surprised me with a bag from David's Tea with delicious sounding blends.
I've tried the gingerbread rooibos already and it was very good.  I peeked in santa's secret and saw little chunks of candy canes.  Mmm, can't wait to have it too.  David's is well know for candy bits in the flavoured teas - tiny pumpkins in the pumpkin chai and little red maple leaves in the rooibos oh Canada, two of my favourites.  There was another tea in the bag but I'll share it another time.
 If I'm having Christmas treats and teas, I may as well use my poinsettia teacup.
I pulled out a Victoria Holiday Bliss magazine for ideas and inspiration while I enjoy my afternoon ritual of afternoon tea.
The Christmas studio and craft shows have begun and I plan to attend two this week with a friend.  There should be lots to share over tea next week.
I'm joining these hosts for tea:

40 comments:

  1. Hi Judith, Your teas sound very good! The marshmallow treats look good too. Pretty poinsettia teacup. Time to start Christmas shopping - looks like you are definitely in the mood!
    Hugs, Beth

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  2. I like your Poinsettia teacup. Very pretty! The treats look tasty, and I think you're going to enjoy it all!!

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  3. I'll have to look for the festive Rice Krispies, Judith! The tea sounds wonderful and your tea cup is so pretty. I still have not tried David's teas as of yet. xo

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  4. It has been years since I have made Rice Krispies to . Love your Christmas tea cup and saucer ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good week !

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  5. My goodness those two teas sound wonderful. I will have to find me some. We make those rice crispy bars every year. First time was when I was a kid and than with my kids and now with my grandkids.

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  6. Now that sounds like an awesome afternoon... I love Rice Krispies Cake and make the Holiday one every year!

    Beautiful tea cup Judith!

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  7. Everything looks good especially the teas.

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  8. Rice Krispie cakes how yummy. The garden centre near us make them with melted Mars bars. I like your cup and saucer. Have a good week. Sarah x

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  9. Goodness...haven't had a Rice Crispie treat for years! Nice reminder! Love the Poinsettia teacup...I have one like that too! Looks like a great tea as well. It's never too early...or late...for something you love!
    Ruth

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  10. While I am not even close to ready to give up the wonders of autumn, I must admit you have me feeling inspired, Judith.

    What a truly lovely post.

    Your husband is very thoughtful!

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  11. Festive Rice Krispies -- who knew????!!!!! Love your poinsettia teacup and your new teas look tasty. You have a jump on the season. Why not?!

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  12. Ooooh, I love rice krispy treats ( I put a little vanilla in mine ) and love the festive krispies. I'm already getting in the mood to decorate for Christmas...I mean it takes so long to put up that if I start the day after Thanksgiving I don't have it done very long to enjoy it before I take it down. Lovely having tea with you!

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  13. It looks so good and I love your pretty tea cup. When I get back to FL I'm going to pull out a few Christmas things...starting with my books. Sweet hugs!

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  14. Those teas sound delicious and I'm going to have to make a trip into town and get me some! Love your poinsettia teacup. Can you believe I don't have one? I always keep my eye out but never see them. Rice Krispie squares are always a hit with my hubby. I haven't made them for a while and yours look very festive. Don't you just love this time of year when we're all thinking about the holidays! Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Enjoy your week, Judith.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. You are in the fes'tea've mode aren't you? David's tea is soo--o-o-o good. Daughter usually buys me a can of it when she is in the city ... none available around here. We just had a nice bracing walk down by the bay and it is time for some tea to warm us up.

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  16. My husband would be very excited to see the Krispies squares. He thinks they are a comfort food. :)

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  17. How nice of hubby to bring home tea for you!
    Your teacup is so festive and perfect for the Christmas season. I will be looking for the special rice krispies. I know my grandkids would love some bars and me too!

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  18. Hi Judith,
    that looks marvellous. The tea sounds really sweet and I can imagine how ovely it looks with the tiny sweets inside. And the taste must be great. I have never seen such rice krispies but they look interesting. The tea cup is wonderful. Time is running now. Christmas time is coming. Nice to have a cup of inspirative tea with a magazine. I am curious what you will learn in the class. I hope, you will share it with us. Thank you for the sweet tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  19. Judith you're killing me with the rice krispies treats.... I have had this wicked sweet tooth for about 2 weeks now but I can't figure out what I want to have to satisfy it... no ordinary treat will do so I continue thinking and looking and er umm drooling :D
    Is that tea available online by any chance? I love chai tea as well oh yummmm!
    Hugs

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  20. You are rolling out the Christmas teas early Judith. They sound delicious! I haven't made rice krispie squares in years but you know these look pretty and good. Maybe I'll do it for fun too. Lovely post.

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  21. Yum! I haven't enjoyed rice crispy squares in sooooo long ...maybe its time to bring back this wonderful treat. Christmas is my fav holiday and I'm starting to pull out the Christmas stuff too! Happy week my friend..Hugs, C. (HHL)

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  22. Looks like a delightful afternoon with a hint of Christmas in the air! Your husband knows your love language, doesn't he?

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  23. The teas sound so delicious and fun. Love the poinsettia teacup. It is very pretty.

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  24. You are putting me in the Christmas spirit. Just like others have posted, I, too haven't made rice krispie squares for a long time. Must do that soon. Your husband knows how to woo a tea-lovin' girl. Better than flowers. :) Deb

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  25. What a thoughtful hubby to surprise you with some tins of tea. They sound yummy too. It's been a long time since I've made Rice Krispies Treats - bet my grandchildren would love them! Your china poinsettia tea cup is beautiful. Perfect for getting in the spirit of the upcoming holidays. Have a great week, Judith! ~ Phyllis

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  26. Wow! This post certainly brings in the Christmas spirit. The tea and the rice crispies sound delicious....Christine

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  27. I haven't had those treats in some time. Smart idea for the colored pieces.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  28. Hi Judith, already thinking of Christmas? Your teacup is gorgeous, just fit for the spirit!
    Thanks for the lovely tea. Hugs

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  29. Hi Judith,
    Your Christmas teacup is so pretty and I am starting to try new teas too! I always make the Christmas Rice Krispie treats for my big kids. I must get in the mood for thinking about decorating and bringing out the seasonal décor. Thank you for visiting me.
    Have a great week! Karen

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  30. Very creative! And Christmas will be here before we know it!!

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  31. The first Christmas cup I have seen. I love Christmas and all the beautiful things that come with it. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  32. Getting in the season early is a good thing! Lovely cup and saucer.

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  33. The above comment jumped away before I could finish up to say - these teas look very fun Judith! I like coffee with the peppermint, etc flavoring too! Thanks for sharing at Friends Sharing Tea!

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  34. Hello dear Judith
    Ooo la la that Papa Noel tea sounds good - a gorgeous container too!
    Love your pointsettia tea cup and saucer - so very festive!
    Shane x

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  35. YUM! I am a big fan of peppermint coffee (very hard to find, but sometimes available this time of year) and peppermint tea.

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  36. Love the Rice Krispie treats with red and green! And of course now that you've got me hooked on David's Tea, I can see I will be placing an order very soon!

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  37. Good morning Judith,
    Thank you for inviting for your tea as always! Your Poinsettia teacup is very pretty!
    Those flowers in" Wordless Wednesday" are gorgeous!In Japan, we display cabbage flowers arranged with other flowers at front entrance of houses.It is one of our customs as New Year celebration.
    Have a happy weekend!
    Tomoko

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  38. YUMMY! Everything looks sooo tempting.
    Linda

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  39. Judith it seems we are all getting into the spirit early this year. Love your gorgeous poinsettia cup and saucer and the treats look so yummy with the red and green. So festive.
    Love the flowers in your Wordless Wednesday too.
    Hugs!

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  40. Oh those teas sound so yummy!!!

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