Sunday, December 2, 2012

Giveaway Winner and Tea

Hello everyone and happy December!

We have a winner from my Thankful drawing!.  Congratulations Kitty at Kitty 's Kozy Kitchen!   Kitty, please email me your mailing address so I can send the gifts right off to you!

I've been at our farm cottage for a couple of weeks with no internet.  Its good to be back home and to be able to enjoy all your wonderful posts!   Before I left for the cottage I decorated the Christmas tree and thought it would be a perfect place for tea.


I chose a magazine, placed a tray with my new to me holiday teapot and teacup filled with Harney & Sons Holiday Tea, and settled in hubby's comfy leather chair for a little relaxing time.  The teapot is marked "A Cup Of Christmas Tea"   by Waldman House, Inc.  and the teacup is a Lefton.  I just love the long spout on the teapot!

I cross stitched the little tea cloth years ago.  I made about ten of these and gave them along with homemade jam in baskets to all the great men who helped hubby build our log home.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my first Christmas Tea of the season!

Thank you for visiting.  I always appreciate your visits and comments!

I'll be joining the following lovely parties!  Teatime Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Tuesday Cuppa Tea,  Teacup Tuesday, A Return to Loveliness, Share Your Cup Thursday, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Home Sweet Home, and Show and Tell Friday.


Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Congratulations, Kitty! Beautiful tea time setting! Pretty teapot and teacups!

kitty said...

Oh my goodness...can you hear me squealing with delight....yea!! Thank you so very much. What a wonderful giveaway I won. XXOO

Beth said...

Your tree looks pretty; what a lovely place to sit with a magazine and have a cup of holiday tea! I really love your teapot and teacup. They look great together, Nancy. Merry Christmas!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Darling cross-stitch! What a wonderful thing to give! Love your new teapot too. It all makes for a very lovely post.

Ruthie Miller said...

OH, it looks so inviting. What a lovely tea!
Ruthie from:

Lavender Cottage said...

Congrats to Kitty for winning your giveaway. Your little corner for tea looks cozy and I like nothing better myself than relaxing with tea and a good magazine.

relevanttealeaf said...

I have the "Cup of Christmas Tea" teapot too and love it. Reading Tom Hegg's "Cup of Christmas Tea" book is a tradition at our Ladies' Annual Christmas Tea at church. No matter how many times I've heard it read, it still pulls on my heart strings.
Your Christmas tree is pretty and what a cozy place to sit and enjoy it with a cup of tea and magazine.
Happy December to you and yours as we celebrate the birth of Jesus - the reason for the season!
~ Phyllis

Maria Andrade said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely tea. The china is beautiful, the tea corner very inviting and that embroidered tea cloth... adorable!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love the Cup Of Christmas tea story. How nice you have the china too! Lovely seasonal post! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, that little birdie ornie is too cute! What a lovely spot for a cup of tea and Nancy, your new teapot is really lovely! Wonderful teacup too and so is the embroidered tablecloth. A beautiful seasonal post, my friend.


Bernideen said...

I love the "Cup of Christmas Tea" series which is now discontinued. I was sorry that I did not keep a teapot when I sold it years ago. Hang on to it carefully as it is very collectible.

What lovely photos and thank you for coming to Friends Sharing Tea!!!

Sherry said...

Congratulations to Kitty. I love the teapot and the magazine!

Terri said...

Congratulations to Kitty!
Your Christmas tea is lovely. I also enjoy sitting by the tree all lit up, while I enjoy tea and a good book.
Your tea pot and tea cup are perfectly Christmas! What a beautiful set!

Pollyanna said...

Your tea set is just charming, I love holly motifs ... also, love the photo of the bird on your Christmas tree!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Kitty: I have that same tea pot. I just love it too! Your post is so beautiful today. Thank you so much for the wonderful visit. Blessings, Martha

sandy said...

Your teacup and pot are so pretty! And your cross stitch is very sweet!
Have a wonderful week!
sandy :)

janice15 said...

I have the same tea pot, I found it last year and I just love it...but I need that tea have been looking and can't find anything as sweet as your tea cup...Happy holidays with love Janice

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Nancy. What a pleasure it must have been to come home to your warm and wonderful home with the tree up and your cozy chair all ready for you. The tea pot is beautiful as is the cup and saucer. After all these years I still need to find me a pretty Christmas tea-pot. Love your pillows and the little cross stitch just finishes off such a pleasant scene..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Millie said...

It's all so pretty! I have that magazine too, and am presently working on a "copycat" vignette from it.

Darjeeling Darlings said...

I love your Christmas tea china!

The Darjeeling Darlings

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice stitching, tranquil setting. Love the Cup of Christmas Tea teapot. Merry Christmas~

Jann Olson said...

Congrats to Kitty! Love your sweet teapot and cup. I have the book, "A Cup of Christmas Tea". It is one of my favorite Christmas books and brings a tear to my eye no matter how many times I read it. I also love your sweet stitchery. Thanks for sharing qith Share Your cup.

Anonymous said...

Nothing better than a relaxing cup of tea and a magazine or book!

Tea with Kiki

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your Christmas Tea looks marvelous - LOVE the gorgeous decor - I love that magazine and your cosy spot is the perfect place to enjoy tea and this wonderful magazine - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Tea Parties on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love your beautiful white tree and decorations. So pretty!


Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!