Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Sheepish Tea

Hello everyone,
        I hope you can take some time out for a cup of tea-without feeling sheepish! Ha!Ha!

I have some lovely sheep sugar cookies for our tea today.
These teacups belonged to my husband's grandmothers sister many long years ago .I am happy to have several of these dishes on display in our cabinet.

We had a lovely visit with friends the other night and I came home with some beautiful new toile pillows and the beautiful sheep cookies too.

The sheep cookies came on this beautiful red and white toile serving plate-isn't it beautiful!

Relax and enjoy another peek in the Victoria Bliss magazine -it has lots of inspiration.
Darkness has fallen so I will light the candles-I see someone has enjoyed the cookies!
It is a sunny cool day here and we do have a good dusting of snow but I think it is getting mild again before Christmas. Our winters have certainly changed as I don't remember not having lots of snow for Christmas when I was a child or even when our children were small.

Today I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and A Delightsome Life for Victoria- A
Return to Loveliness party.

Thank you for joining me for tea during this busy time.



Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
How beautiful it all looks...i guess if i'm first to comment i must have eaten the cookies haha!
A Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones xxxx

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

Lovely! I always love red transferware! The sheep cookies are so cute! And I love the antique redwork tablecloth!
A Happy Christmas to you!

Barb said...

Carolyn, so lovely and sooooo graceful. Such a pleasure to view.

Merry Christmas,

Susan said...

Bahhhh bahhhhh, I LOVED that post, Carolyn. So sweet. That china pattern is delightful to look at and the sheep cookies? Well, the pizazz. Take care, dear Carolyn. Susan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just delightful! Congratulations on your cottage feature this month. I'm also so glad you got the snowfall. Dreamy scenes. Have a wonderful Christmas, Carolyn!

my cup of tea said...

Totally ADORABLE! Love the tea set! I would love to have a sheep cookie right now! Merry Christmas!

Nika Vintage said...

Que te tan maravilloso!
Que lindo rincon.
Un cordial saludo y felices fiestas.

Elzie said...

I just wish I was able to sit down and have a cup of tea in that surroundings!! Looks adorable all the dishes. And the cookies looked lovely too.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Ooooo.... I love the sheep cookies.... and the beautiful toile pillows and dishes.

You were well blessed!

Cindy said...

Good Lord almighty, that's one of the prettiest table settings i've ever seen!


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Antonietta said...

verrei volentieri a prendere un the nella tua bellissima casa!!!!!!!!

Madelief said...

Your cookies look beautiful Carolyn! Your grandchildren must be very happy to have you as their granddaughter. Mine would be. To have a grandmother who makes all those delicious things....

Wish you a lovely day!

Madelief x

Rowan said...

Your china as always is beautiful and so festive looking. It's wonderful to have pieces that have been in your husband's family for so long. Love those sheep cookies too - that's certainly an idea \I haven't seen before:)

Camille said...

Love the toile pillows and dishes. The sheep cookies, so cute! Unique! The scene there by your window, so peaceful. Would love to have tea there ~

June said...

Hi dear Carolyn! Sitting here with you has been a great pleasure. I always feel so welcome in any part of your beautiful home and gardens. I love the little sheep cookies and the tea with your lovely red transferware.
Wishing you the best that the season has to offer.



Anonymous said...

How lovely. A blessed Christmas to you and yours!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh Carolyn, you have stolen my heart with all the red transferware! Love it! We have the same teapot.
The sheep cookies are adorable and whoever gifted you with the red plate stand must love you a lot! It's gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing your Sheepish Tea with us today; it's lovely.
Have a Very Merry Christmas and I hope the coming New Year brings you much happiness and good health.


Lavender Cottage said...

A cozy tea Carolyn and the sheep cookies are sweet.
I see lots of bubbles on your tea, that mean's money doesn't it? Hopefully it's incoming and will be substantial. :-)
Merry Christmas

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a lovely table you've set, Carolyn! I love the dishes and teacups, as well as your new toile pillows! I'm about ready for a day where I can just sit and not have to worry about running around.

Linda said...

OH, MY, CAROLYN!!! Did Heather make those toile cushions and sheep cookies, by chance?! Well, if she did, she certainly knows the way to your heart AND MINE!!! I received so much pleasure just looking at your photos.

Please pass along to Heather how much we love the painting she did for "A Christmas Tea for Lucas". It brought us such wonderful success for the fundraising. :-) I'm going to be posting on that very soon with tons of pics...

You can also hint to (Heather?) that I LOOOVE 'Sheep Cookies'! Haha They are just the most adorable cookies I have ever seen. And you know I love something that is just so thoughtfully and beautifully presented!!! The sweet caring and love that has gone into everything is evident! A friend to treasure forever...You are so blessed, m'dear.

Luvs and hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Oh Carolyn, I feel like this table was set just for me with all the sheep...I would "flock" to join you for tea and cookies.

I have a piece of this same toile but have not made up my mind which room I wish to use it in yet.

Blessings and Merry Christmas

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Holidays Carolyn! Your sheep tea is gorgeous with your reds.. take care!


Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn, Such a lovely setting for tea! Adore your lamb cookies! I was driving home today and on the route I come across cows, goats, lambs and very, very close to some donkeys - which were loose! I find it adorable to stop by your blog to see sweet lambs as cookies! I have been blessed by your presence in my life since blogging - You are a complete Delight! I wish you the Merriest Christmas!
Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,

Leslie's Garden said...

What a treasure your blog is! I know I can always check out your posts and be inspired, or just plain delighted! It looks so fun to be you!

The Charm of Home said...

Your little sheep tea is adorable! Love the red transfer ware. So cute! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sheila said...

Your Christmas tea is so unique with those little sheep - some of them good enough to eat...I am trying to guess what flavour your tea is - I'm going to make some tea now - after seeing this. Have a wonderful Christmas with your familY!

Unknown said...


Your room is lovely. Great looking table. I really like your serving plate. Great gift!

Merry Christmas.

Angel-Smile said...

Hello Carolyn,
you have made such beautiful Christmas decoration, it is really a pleasure to view this all. There are a lot of dreamy scenes in your beautiful house.
I wish you a Marry Christmas

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

I have always loved sheep! How "sweet" they are! :) Beautiful setting and I wish I was there. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

Georgianna said...

Oh, it's just darling, Carolyn! Wishing you all a very, very Merry Christmas and a beautiful Happy New Year!


Cassandra said...

I'm so happy that I found your blog. Your photos are wonderful and I felt transported to another time and era with the beautiful table scape. I really want my porch to look like this - very inspirational.

suzeeez said...

Soooooooooo beautiful & inviting. i would love to come and have tea with you. Or maybe you could just send me a dozen of those "sheepish" cookies :o)

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Sweet pictures. I love the red and white toile. The sheep cookies are cute too.

After having two really cold winters with lots of snow, I am very happy and satisfied with a dusting of snow right now ;)

Merry Christmas!

Debra@CommonGround said...

There are sooo many ways I'm in love with this. the red transferware, the sheep. oh yeah, the cookies, the toile, and the paperwhites. this is perfect!! xo

Diane said...

SO pretty! Love those sheep cookies! Tell me about your sheep figurines…are they chalkware? Where did you find them?