Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Christmas Tea

When Christmas bells are swinging
above the fields of snow,
We hear sweet voices ringing
from lands of long ago,
And etched on vacant places
Are half-forgotten faces
Of friends we used to cherish,
And loves we used to know.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Hello everyone,
Today I'm having tea on the dishes my mother
 gave me for Christmas years ago.
 The pattern is "Christmastime" by Nikko.



A few santas in the kitchen




A page from Country Homes magazine
 was just perfect for framing.


Tracy Porter snow girl cookie jar from Target


Fairy tea light by Fenton Glass






Cute elephant Christmas ornament was a gift
 from my daughter a few Christmases ago.







Winter is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home. 

~Edith Sitwell



Thank you for stopping by. ~Clara
I am joining Sandi for A Christmas Tea.



 




25 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

I like the pattern and shape of your Christmas china Clara. The goose on the top shelf is sweet with all the santas and I just love the snowman cookie jar.
Judith

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your Christmas china. I don't have any Christmas china except teacups. I like the framed magazine page and all of your figurines too.

Vee said...

It's so restful and relaxing here. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your pretty Christmas dishes and just enjoying the mood your pretty blog sets.

Amy Jo said...

Very pretty Christmas tea. I love the little elephant ornament. That is so cute.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Snap said...

Lovely Christmas tea. Your Christmas dishes are lovely and I'm sure bring special memories to you. Your Santas are lovely, the elephant too cute and I love snowmen!

Sylvia said...

I love your christmas china, it is so delicate! The snow girl cookie jar is so cute. Merry Christmas Clara, to you and your family!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your Christmas china! What a wonderful display. And the poems are lovely! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Beth said...

Love your tea tray and Christmas china, Clara! Very pretty!
Christmas blessings, Beth

Maggie said...

I love having special china just for Christmas, yours s a decor I've not seen before, how very pretty it s.
Happy MM

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Clara,
What a wonderful Christmas Tea! Your china is so pretty and how nice to have so many delightful pieces of it! Your collection of Santas is wonderful and the cookie jar; adorable! What a fun post with such lovely poetry. Thank you, my friend, for coming to my special tea and sharing yours with us. Have a lovely day.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

PS~ I meant to tell you that I love the goose!

Johanna said...

Hi Clara,
this Christmas china is really pretty. It looks so nice in the hutch as on the table. All your Christmas decoration is beautiful done. I love especially the little Snow girl, so cute. Thank you for sharing this nice tea time. Have a blessed Christmas time.
Greetings, Johanna

W. Latane Barton said...

your Christmas china is very pretty and holds such special memories. Have a great week.

Tea in Texas said...

Your Nikko Christmas china is lovely especially the shape! Glad you are enjoying these and are making new memories with them. Very festive! Pam

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This just so beautiful. Love the Christmas dishes, the sweet Snowgirl cookie jar and the framed page from the magazine - LOVE it! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Clara,
Love your Christmas dishes. My daughter has the same set. Her Mother-in-law started giving her a place setting for Christmas many years ago and now she has a complete set. Your tea is very festive and perfect for the season and love the framed print!
Nancy

Millie said...

Your table looks so festive. I think I recognise that picture from Country Home.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your china pattern and all your pretty displays. It looks very festive.

kitty said...

I love the dishes your sweet Mom gave you. They're so pretty and perfect for your tea. I love all our other decorative touches, too

The Teaist said...

Those snowmen are very cute! Looks like a good time was had by all, including the snowmen :)

Visiting from the link up. Merry Christmas!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
What a beautiful Christmas tea collection from your mother. I love your white tea tray and the framed Christmas photo! Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas!
Lisa

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
Your Christmas tea is so very festive! You are really all decked out for the holidays with these pretty dishes from your mother. I hope you are having a fun holiday season.
Hugs,
Terri

GardenofDaisies said...

So pretty! I really love this Christmas tree dish pattern. And the green glassware that you have to go with it, just sets of that lovely green rim! LOVE!

Val said...

Beautiful set. I love the shape of the tea pot. It all looks great in the display cabinet.

Jann Olson said...

This china is beautiful Clara. I always enjoy your sweet poems. All of your Christmas decor is lovely. Thanks for sharing with 'Creating Christmas'.
Hugs,
Jann

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~