Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Blessings



                                                           As Christmas is rapidly approaching it
                                                           is good to take a few peaceful moments
                                                           to reflect on the real reason we celebrate
                                                           Christmas and to remember how richly
                                                           we have been blessed.
                                                   Today's afternoon Christmas tea is served in my new to
                                                   me teapot. I love the shape  and the unusual color of this old
                                                   transferware teapot that I bought in an antique mall in Wells
                                                   Maine on our holiday last week.
                                                        This transferware teacup was a fluke find in another
                                                        shop and is almost the perfect match for the teapot.      
                                                         
                                                                  Teatime today is being served in
                                                                   the Christmas Cottage.            
                                                                  On the mantel.

                                                                          Reflections
                                                                     A sweet pair of boots.



Sugar cookies are one of my favorites
with a cup of tea.
                                                                             
                                                        I just recently watched the movie~
                                                        The Christmas Blessing,,,have you seen it?


   Looking around the Christmas Cottage.
                                            Wishing you Christmas Blessings this season.
                                                         I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
                                                         and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea.

                                                                                  Thank you for your visit!

                                                                                                       Carolyn                                     

20 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty, Carolyn. The teapot and cup and saucer are sweet. I have the book but haven't seen the movie. I've been re-reading Karen Kingsbury's Red Gloves Series this month. Maybe I'll read The Christmas Blessing again too! Have a wonderful Christmas. Pam

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh your photos are always so soothing and relaxing. I love your new teapot. It is a gorgeous piece and you have created the perfect setting to enjoy a cup of tea. I also love your Christmas cottage. I would love to spend and afternoon in such a peaceful space.

Have a lovely week,

Janet

Lee Dewsnap said...

Your Christmas decor looks lovely and I love the wee painted horse. I am still putting up my decorations. I have just finished re-decorating my bedroom and hope to post it next week. Your room is so feminine and pretty. I have chosen to go a little more feminine too.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Lee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, what a lovely find in that teapot and teacup! I like the shape of the teapot; charming! Your sugar cookies look like my own. Your cottage is such a sweet place to have your tea and I'm so glad I had an up close and personal visit to it. Thank you for sharing your pretties with us and joining me for tea. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Blessings,
Sandi

Kamyria said...

I love your new teapot and the teacup. They are both lovely and go great together. Your Christmas cottage set up is simply gorgeous. What an amazing place to enjoy a cup of tea

Ruth W said...

Gorgeous Carolyn. I love your new teapot! And your photos are gorgeous as usual! I haven't read the book, will be looking for it.
Ruth

Georgianna said...

Everything is so gorgeous, Carolyn. Thank you for sharing so much creativity and beauty. I've had an incredibly busy holiday season but still managed a peek throughout it at all the incredible spaces you have been creating. I appreciate them all. Wishing you and your family all the joys of the season. Thank you for a year of dreams and loveliness.

KathyB. said...

A whole blog post full of eye candy, lovely & peaceful eye candy !

Your teapot & teacup are perfect for the season and do look as if they were made for each other.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A beautiful setting for your tea, Carolyn! What a gorgeous teapot - love the colors and the shape of it. I've got that same tray! : ) I have not read the book or seen the movie. There seem to be so many on the two Hallmark channels I have, I don't know what to watch.

Mom Wald said...

What a lovely grouping for your Christmas themed tea tray!

ella said...

I pomyśleć , że polish bombki choinkowe są w Kanadzie Mam identyczną z polskiej fabryki bombek . Ma ponad 50 lat !Życzę spokojnych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia ! Ella

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

A lovely post and I adore the lights around your headboard. Happy Holidays.

Beth L. said...

I enjoyed every bit of your post today. And I loved your "new to you" teapot.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your home is stunning. The bedroom perfect. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessings, Martha

Sandi said...

Love the Christmas lights. What a great idea!

Marille said...

Your christmas decor looks very beautiful :) I love your photos... always...
Christmas greetings from Poland:-)

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Christmas blessings to you, Carolyn. Your tea time is so beautiful! Love your new teapot and teacup! Happy New Year to you, too!
Nancy

alittlecape said...

Beautiful tea time in the Christmas cottage. Thanks for all your beautiful posts, love them all. Patty/NS

Deborah Montgomery said...

This is so lovely and peaceful. Your new teapot is gorgeous.
I love visiting here; everything is always so beautiful and restful.

Justine said...

There's a gorgeous mirror at the window and everything around is so cosy.