Thursday, December 8, 2011

Teacup Thursday — A Cup of Christmas Tea

I purchased "A Cup of Christmas Tea" teapots, teacups and accessories one at a time on eBay a few years ago. 

My goal at that time was to set a themed table at the 2009 Berea Health Ministry fund raiser tea.
It took months to collect various co-ordinating pieces. 
I used Aunt Ida's green glass plates to complete the place settings. 
This was one of the most fun tea table themes I have put together. 



Our family will enjoy several cups of Christmas tea this season.

17 comments:

Denise said...

I love your Christmas table.I have considered many times in the past skipping Christmas dinner or our big luncheon for our family.Having them all enjoy Christmas day tea instead,But then I always change my mind because of all the son in laws and Grandsons.Maybe someday-Denise

Denise said...

You have any ideas other than a separate Christmas tea for all the ladies and girls?

Antiques And Teacups said...

Definitely a favorite book and pattern. A Christmas tradition! Thanks for sharing your lovely table and happy TT!
Ruth

Mom Walds Place said...

How wonderful!

Thank you for sharing that you used your Emerald Charm plates too. A lot of people need encouragement mixing and matching. I have a pair of Emerald Charm Tea Cups and Saucers in the shop, and I wish I could show all of their possibilities.

You have a miniature "Christmas Tea" set, but what is your small set under the tree?

Denise :) said...

How pretty! I love mixing and matching! To Denise above, I'd suggest to go ahead and just do a tea, only perhaps serve heftier savories and not-so-delicate sweets!! (And you don't have to tell the guys it's a tea!) :)

Linda J. said...

Denise, I do exactly as the other Denise suggests. We always include men family members at our Christmas teas. I serve multiples of each sandwich choice and heartier sandwich/savory selections.
Linda

Marilyn said...

Love your teapot and teacup. Very pretty. Now it just seems like I have seen this teapot somewhere recently, I just wonder? Hummmm! Love it!

Marilyn said...

Lovely collection to share. Wish I had some pieces to go with my book.♥♫

Ann said...

Ooooh! Holly is so pretty! I have my own holly plates and love them! I really love your napkin holders and miniatures!

Charli and me said...

Your tablescape is just lovely.

Lady Linda said...

I love this set. I have some of it and always enjoy putting it out.
Merry Christmas.

parTea lady said...

Your Cup of Christmas Tea teaware and tablescape is lovely. Tom Heggs books A Cup of Christmas Tea and A Memory of Christmas Tea are favorites of mine.

Angela McRae said...

What a brilliant idea! (And you were collecting at a good time, since I gather it is getting harder to find these pieces anymore!) Also love your Aunt Idea's beautiful green glass plates. Am thinking I need to look for green and red glassware all year long ...

Marie said...

LOVELY Christmas tea set!

Ashley DeMazza said...

I just found your site and LOVE it! A Cup of Christmas Tea is one of my favorite Christmas books. I have two of the tea cups and you have inspired me to add to the collection! :)

Ashley DeMazza

Ashley DeMazza said...

Your Christmas tea table is just beautiful! It makes me long for Christmas time. :)

Ashley DeMazza

Ashley DeMazza said...

I just found your site and LOVE it! A Cup of Christmas Tea is one of my favorite Christmas books. I have two of the tea cups and you have inspired me to add to the collection! :)

Ashley DeMazza

 

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