Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Baking & Tea



                                                               Hello everyone,
                   I seem to be late this year with getting things done so I am just getting
                   some Christmas baking done now.
Of course, I made my traditional  gingerbread cookies that I have been making
 every Christmas since my children were babies and the pecan butterballs have
Been a favorite the past several years as well.  



                                                      I think it is time for a tea break.
                                                      A cup for you and one for me!
                                          I also made these Apple Cranberry Crumble Muffins.



                                                           Pecan Butter Balls



These muffins from the Robin Hood cookbook are delicious.
Cookies on my Vista plate by Mason.

I will leave you with one of my favorite Christmas
songs
 sung by Becky Kelley .

Enjoy!

Today I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

I plan to do one more post before Christmas and then I am taking
a little break.

Carolyn


                                

17 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your tea is just beautiful. As you know, I love the red transferware! It is so right for Christmas. All your baking looks so good and there's nothing like baking in one's kitchen to warm the hearts of our family. Thank you, my friend, for sharing with us at Tea Time this past year and have a Blessed Christmas season with your loved ones.

Hugs,
Sandi

It's me said...

May the spirit of Christmas bring us
love, hope and peace!....love you !!!..thanks for your friendship !!!....xxx !!

podso said...

Your tea is beautiful as are your cookies. I admire your energy! I would be happy to join you for a cup! I enjoyed the music too!

AnaCristina said...

feliz natal

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Carolyn: Love your Red Transferware. Have a great Christmas. Blessings, Martha

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn!
Just quickly popping in to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I guess it's probably no surprise to you to know that I have a similar teapot and the same design Mason's Pink Vista platter. Mine was given to me my a lovely lady who was closing her ladies' clothing store about 10 years ago. She told me the platter was over a century old back then. She had used it as part of the decor hanging on the wall and thought that I would appreciate it. And, she was right! It is a treasure. The teapot is a reproduction that I bought in the antique shop at Victoria By The Sea when I was there! I later found the cream and sugar to match in NS! Lol Always on 'the hunt'...I know you can relate to that! Haha
Thank you for the song. It is really beautiful.
I hope everyone is at home on the Island safe and snug. Stay safe and warm this Christmas season. Blessings to you all. XOXOXOXO
Love,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful red transferware dishes, just perfect for the C'mas holidays, I just love it!!!
All the goodies look great too!
Have a lovely and blessed C'mas.
FABBY

One Shabby Old House said...

You shared so much more than tea and cookies my friend. Love the message of the song. Love the Savior of my soul. Love that you are more than just a friend but a sister too.
Merry Christmas!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your Vista plate has a pretty design with the handles and the cookies on it are tempting. I've made gingerbread cookies too for years with a dozen to hang on the tree. The muffins look tasty and I imagine are wonderful with a cup of tea.
I enjoyed listening to the Christmas song which has a good message.
Merry Christmas.
Judith

nadia spadaccini said...

Straordinarie immafini e che bello sarebbe bere una tazza e gustare biscottini insieme.... sappiamo benissimo che non è possibile, lo faremo virtualmente.
Auguroni Nadia

Sylwia:) said...

Wesołych Świąt!!!!

Janneke said...

I always love to see your red transferware and you did a lot of baking.......It all looks delicious. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

akwamaryna said...

My best wishes for Happy Christmas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

As always, I love to see you bring out some of your transferware, Carolyn! Especially the red and white for Christmas time. Your cookies look delicious. It did seem to come up fast. I did things simpler this year and was able to get everything done - stress-free!

Merry Christmas!

Victorian1885 said...

Merry Christmas Carolyn & Family
Thank you for sharing your favourite song... it is beautiful!
Your tea today is lovely in red. Take care.

Wanda

Marie Atkinson said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us this year. Looking forward to the new year.

Bernideen said...

Beautiful cookies and I am sure this photos smell wonderful - the spices and aroma of ginger. Merry Christmas to you!