Monday, July 22, 2013

Christmas in July - Teatime

I have been noticing quite a few references to Christmas in July...appliance and furniture sales, etc. I guess people love Christmas so much, they can't wait a whole year.

Sandi is hosting a special "Christmas in July" tea party today, and I am so happy to join in.
Very often the Christmas season seems to fly by so quickly, and we never have time to just sit down with a cup of tea and relax.

I was happy to be able to use some of our own cedar branches today. In winter they look very dull and cold.
"Hope for Humanity" rose is the right shade of red, and the name fits right in too, since what better hope is there for humankind than the promise of peace which comes from the Christ Child?
I made some shortbread cookies for our tea. Our family loves them, so after I distributed some to each of our children's homes, there are still enough left for us to enjoy.
We always enjoy tea in our Mikasa Christmas crystal mugs.
The silver pheasant stood guard in the first few photos, but then I decided to do a couple extra with the Christmas boxes, where I store holiday napkin rings and glass snowflakes.

I hope you are all enjoying this lovely reminder of a special season!

10 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

It does look lovely Millie. The cookies look delicious. I like your pheasant and the glass mugs. I think it would be fun to do a Christmas tea in July. (I just don't have time this week) Blessings, Pam

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Millie,
Happy Christmas in July! Your settings are beautiful! Love your Christmas mugs and the cookies look very delicious! xo
~Wendy

kitty said...

Hi Millie! What a pretty Christmas in July tea you've shared. I'd love a bite of shortbread and a sip of tea at your pretty table.

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Millie,
Lovely Christmas in July tea party. I like your silver pheasant. And I recognize that peacock in your header, I was looking at those at Macy's a while back. So pretty!
Have a great week,
Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

Blackberry Lane said...

Very special Christmas tea photos, Millie. The cookies look so tasty.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful! I'm crazy about those Mikasa mugs, they're awesome! The pheasant is lovely too. Merry July C'mas sweet friend.
FABBY

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Millie,
Oh my, what scrumptious looking shortbread accompanying the beautiful crystal mugs of tea! I can understand why your family enjoys the cookies. They are magazine perfect!
I love your plaid and red roses with the silver pheasant; a stunning tablescape, Millie!
I would so love to sit and join you. Thank you for sharing and joining me for my Christmas in July Tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Karen said...

Hi Millie,
I would love to taste that shortbread - it is my favourite Christmas treat! Thank you for visiting my BlogSpot. Have a wonderful week! Take care,
Karen

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Millie: I am your newest follower. I love your beautiful table. I agree with you, Christmas just goes to fast and we need to stop and have some tea. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Denise said...

Wonderful traveling to Christmas time with You.Lovely table setting and more than lovely COOKIES.Thank You for stopping by to have tea with Me.Denise