Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Tea

I've been out shopping again!
My latest adventure took me to Cornelius Nursery.
I wanted a poinsettia and a Christmas cactus
and while I was there I enjoyed all the decorations ...
especially this table filled with sugarplums of all kinds and a tea canister!


I love the handle on this tea cup
and the wonderful red and green of the holly and the ivy pattern.
 There is no decoration on the interior of the cup.
The bottom of the cup and saucer read:
Bella Lux
Gracie Bone China
by Coastline Imports.

Christmas Tea

This tea cup reminded me of the book:
A Cup of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg and illustrated by Warren Hanson.
It is the story of a young man's reluctant visit to an elderly aunt at Christmastime 
and the unexpected joy it brings.

One year the book came as a set with a teacup.
I remember gifting the set to a friend who often talked about her Aunt
and the joy they shared over a cup of tea. 

Thanks to our tea party hostesses.
These are just a few of the tea parties in the Land of Blog.

Wishing YOU well and a wonderful cup of tea! 


Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Hi Snap...
Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on The Pastry Partridge in a Red Pear Tree. I am just delighed you came. I am a new blogger of a few weeks and am still trying to learn to navigate my way around. Its been a real learning experience. I love YOUR blog. You see I believe in Fairies and in January I will unveil another fun identy I have which I know you will really enjoy.(big smile) It looks like we have alot in common both in age and interests. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE tea parties. Thanks again and I'm following your site. Look forward to seeing you again.

Sherry Smyth said...

You find the most beautiful items...but that's because you pay attention to your surroundings and take it all in!! xo

Johanna said...

Hi Snap,
your tea cup with Holly berries ist so perfect for the season. And what a fun, it matches great to the book, too. That sound so nice: a story about the joy having a tea together.
Such a lovely post.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

Great nursery to shop in. I bought this book for a gift - no teacup came with it though and plan to give it to one of the grands for Christmas this year.
Happy Tea Tuesday.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Snap,
You found the most delightful little Christmas cup! What a beauty it is! Christmastime is such a fun time to browse the shops, isn't it? Thanks so much for joining me for my Christmas Tea. Wishing you a delightful week and a very Happy Christmas season.

Christmas blessings,

Antiques And Teacups said...

A wonderful book for Christmas Tea day! One of my favorites! And a wonderful Christmas teacup!

LDH said...

I have enjoyed visiting Cornelius Nursery with you and love the table filled with all of the sugarplums :)

High Heeled Life said...

Snap, thank you so much for stopping by for tea. You are sharing some fun things for tea! That is a great handle on the teacup and I love the festive red and green holly. That book sounds wonderful... I hope I will be an aunt that our nieces and nephews will visit for tea!! xo HHL

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a festive tea cup! And yes, isn't that a lovely story?

Nancy said...

Thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. I'm new to blogging and have alot to learn!
What a wonderful store you shopped in. Your tea cup is so pretty for this time of year.

Cindy said...

I love, love, love your Christmas tea cup! I have a copy of the book. I don't have children, but I'm an Aunt many times over! It's one of my favorites!
Hugs, Cindy

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love this Beautiful tea cup also sweet lady, and all the Christmas Treasures on the table.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape.
xxoo Diane

Kathleen said...

I remember that book! What a beautiful teacup!

Pondside said...

We are blessed, here in Victoria, with many tea shops, and Christmas is a perfect time for trying new teas. This evening I had green tea flavoured with clove - mmmmmm

Carol at Serendipity said...


What a lovely shopping trip you shared! I shall have to look for that book and a pretty cup. They would make a lovely gift for a special friend of mine.

Have a wonderful day!


Princesa Nadie said...

Happy Christmas Tea!
Visiting you has been a pleasure

bj said...

I love this pretty teacup. I love tea...all kinds...especially Chai and I just found a recipe in my Christmas Gooseberry Patch Cookbook to make a tea mix. I am going to make it today.
xoxo bj

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

The teacup is just delightful.

♥ Miss Tea said...

Super cute decorations and teacup, they're adorable! christmas is my fave time of the year, i just love all christmas decoration, so fun and festive! thanks for sharing and sounds like the book is worth hunting and buy! Happy Tea Time Tuesday!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love the Christmas tea book. Read it every Christmas...happy decorating!

Terri said...

All so festive! I love Christmas shopping too. The tea cup really says "Christmas!". It is very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Whatg a beautiful teacup. The handle is a little different. Very pretty. Pat

Carrie said...

That is a very lovely teacup and saucer. I really enjoy holiday china, especially whtn decorated with holly.
By the way i did a post on a Cup of Christmas Tea and related merchandise. Here is the link
Happy Holidays,
Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a wonderful post today! Love your attention to the little details. That Christmas cup is amazing. You are a talented lady. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh---I can only imagine how excited you were to get that beautiful Christmas teacup and tea canister... Bet your poinsettia and cactus are pretty too...

That book, A Cup of Christmas Tea, sounds wonderful...

Thanks for sharing.

Natasha in Oz said...

This is a lovely post! It is always nice to take time to slow down and enjoy a cuppa at Christmastime, especially if it is in a festive cup like that Bella Lux one!

I'm going to have a cup of tea now and think of you!

Best Christmas wishes,

cindy said...

I love this story, thank you for reminding me of it. The pictures are wonderful I love your cup.