Monday, December 17, 2012

Tea Time–Dec 17, 2012

Christmas is approaching far too quickly….still gifts to wrap, and even some last minute shopping!

It is very pretty outside today. The large soft snowflakes are coating everything with a fresh white coat.

Inside, the teapot is ready for some Earl Grey, and we have a few cookies to go with it.


I am using a Lenox teapot, Lenox mugs, plate, and bowl.



The foil wrapped balls in the bowl are chocolates from Costco. They add a splash of colour to a table and a nice sweet finale to a meal.


I added some dried hydrangeas to the free IKEA tree in the dining room. (We paid $20 for the tree and received a $20 gift certificate ) I love real trees but we have had a faux tree in our living room for several years.  I brought out old ornaments which I’ve stored for years to decorate this Fraser Fir. It looks rather simple.



I’m joining Sandi’s weekly tea party today. Thanks, Sandi!


Stephanie said...

Everything looks so beautiful and inviting. Thank you for sharing :) Enjoy your day!


Snap said...

Your tree is lovely -- and a great price! Lenox makes lovely Christmas china ... so simple and elegant with the holly pattern. Happy Tea Day!

kitty said...

Hi Millie, I wish I could join you for some tea at your pretty setting!

Pamela Gordon said...

Love the Lennox china! So Christmas-y looking. The bowl that the chocolate are in is really pretty too. Your tree is gorgeous and for $20. I'd say you got a good deal. You have a beautiful home. Blessings to you for a very Merry Christmas. Pamela

Beth said...

Your tree is beautiful - you got a real steal! Love your teacups and teapot as well. Merry Christmas, Millie!

Linda said...

Hello, Millie!
Your home looks so cozy and inviting. And, that tabletop quilt is gorgeous! Did you make it?
Thank you for your thoughtful congrats on my blog today. I really appreciate it . Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas


Gorgeous decor and lovely teaset. Everything is beautiful, elegant and inviting. Wishing you a blessed Christmas, along with your dear family.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

A beautiful holly tea set. Nice tree too especially for free.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Millie,
Your tree is stunning! I love the hydrangeas and clear ornies on it. Your tea table is a real picture too; beautiful in its presentation. I would just love to join you for tea, Millie. Thank you for joining me this week.

Christmas blessings to you and your family,

Tea in Texas said...

Hi Millie, Beautiful Lenox Chistmas holly teapot and all the other china pieces. It would be a welcoming place to sit and sip tea and have a lovely candy sweet. Your ornaments of candy are beautiful in the bowl. Thanks for sharing your kind comments!

Thanks, Pam

Ruthie Miller said...

Looks beautiful! Enjoy the glow
Ruthie from:

Lavender Cottage said...

The real tree looks stunning all decorated and I'm sure it smells nice in that room. Your Christmas china has a pretty pattern and I'd love to join you for tea.

Anonymous said...

So pretty and cozy, Millie. I love the backdrop of fresh fallen snow! God bless you and your family this Christmas.

Lady Jane said...

That tree looks very real.... And for free!!! Wow. Love anything Lennox. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OH how beautiful!

I adore that Lennox pattern - it's so simple and clean and classy!

I sooooo wish I could just join you there for tea and take it all in!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful Christmas tea and I love your Christmas teapot. Your tree is beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!

Cindy said...

Your kitchen and table look lovely with the Lenox tea set and the pretty chocolates. I love the tree!
Your fireplace is so pretty, hopefully in the new year I can get over to see it.
Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you and yours!!!
Hugs, Cindy