Welcome friends as we join our hosts for a Christmas tea this week. Above is a sign I painted back in the 70's which hangs on the brick wall outside.
In the living room is a tabletop silver tinsel tree decorated with birds, shiny balls and Victorian tinsel.
The nativity set I painted is a music box that plays Silent Night.
The ceramic tree, also made many years ago is in the kitchen.
I'm using Royal Albert Val D'or white and gold to complement my teacup.
It's hand decorated white porcelain with gold trim.
Santa's Secret is brewing in the pot.
An old fashioned rocking horse gifted from a friend.
Shortbread fingers from Walkers and dark chocolate hedgehogs from Purdy's that are only made for Christmas each year. They'll both go well with our lightly mint flavoured tea.
I always enjoy the tea gatherings each week and want to thank my followers and new visitors to my blog for stopping by.
On my Mosaic Monday post this week I showed some fun vintage Victorian Christmas decor and said I'd show today what I bought at the antique barn.
Hanging on the wall behind a a display I caught a glimpse of purple. Another lady helped me extract a very dirty and dusty plate but when cleaned up, it's a beautiful piece of purple transferware. I think it was waiting for me to find it, don't you?
I'm joining these hosts for tea:
Sandi at Tea Time Tuesday
Terri at Tea Cup Tuesday
Ruth at Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen at Friends Sharing Tea
Kathy at A Return to Loveliness