I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tablescape #14

Christmas Tea for One at My Cozy Corner

Today I set Tea for One by the fireplace.  In My Cozy Corner I looked at the fire with a glowing flame and enjoyed a cup of tea while reading my little Christmas book filled with best-loved Christmas quotations and songs-from Louisa May Alcott and Charles Dickens to Sir Walter Scott and Washington Irving.  This little book has recipes, and gift ideas for holidays.

It reminds me of the simpler side of Christmas, to the magic memories of childhood and traditional heartfelt associations.  It is decorated throughout with sweet Victorian Christmas cards and other charming nineteenth-century illustrations.

So warm and cozy by the fireplace.

The cup, saucer and dessert plate are World Bazaars Christmas Tree Bazaar I found at a yard sale.

I have had the Christmas candle for years and I lit it today for the first time

The silver-plated goblet I found at a yard sale. I had it displayed in Tablescape #1 and the bundle of cinnamon sticks I have had for years.  The silver-plated tray I bought at a thrift store for $5.00 dollars. 

Yum!!!! Banana Pecan Bread with Pineapple & Macadamia Fruit Delights for a delicious treat.

I'm still blessed to have some wonderful greenery in the garden. Rosemary, Pyracantha berries and Camellia sasanqua called 'Yuletide' very appropriate for the Holiday Season.

A vintage Christmas Tea Napkin I found at an estate sale. 

I am so in love with the beautiful yellow center of this flower

Please have a Great Weekend and I will see you again on my favorite day

I'm joining

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Tales from Blogeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Coloradolady for Vintage Thingies Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Southern in My Heart for Inspiration Friday
Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Bargain Hunting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Thank you so much for visiting me and please link back to the fabulous blogs for more vintage, inspiration and just wonderful eye candy.


Don't forget Cupcake Sunday on December 26th

I'm looking forward to some wonderful cupcakes for the New Year

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  1. Oh what a beautiful setting for tea for one. I love being fireside too. What a lovely book that must be.

  2. That looks just lovely! So nice and cozy by the fire!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. So lovely. I think my mother in law had those dishes. I love them. Happy VTT!

  4. So very cozy and warm! Have a blessed night~

  5. Very pretty! Love those flowers. Thanks for sharing. Just hopping by from Inspiration Friday. Btw, I'm a follower now and I hope you choose to do the same for more mutual blog visits.

  6. Now all you need is the book "A Cup of Christmas Tea"...a delightful, melancholy story!!

  7. Betty...what a PERFECT Christmas tea :)

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  8. Oh Betty this is one of my favorites ever! I absolutely love the silver cup with the gorgeous fresh greenery! And, I so miss having a home with a wood-burning fireplace. We had one in our last house and there is just nothing quite like that crackling sound. Thank you so much for joining the party this week!
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Everything looks so cozy and delicious too. I love times I can spend by myself which are few and far between.

  10. Very nice setting, everything is lovely.

  11. Very pretty trayscape...love that festively embroidered napkin.

  12. That is just gorgeous...how fun!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  13. Beautiful.. love that tray!! Merry Christmas!

  14. Your tray is very pretty Betty! Lovin' the goblet and your book looks like it's a great read-enjoy:@)

  15. A wonderful setting for a tea party...for one or more. I received that exact silver tray as a wedding gift many years ago....42 as of next week. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

  16. This is so cozy and inviting, and what a beautiful little flower arrangement. Your tea cup and plate are so pretty, and I can't believe you only paid $5 for that pretty tray. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. laurie

  17. What a great looking table setting for one!! I love it when something comes together and looks so good for such a bargain price and you hit it right on the mark!
    Also, your Camellia is just beautiful. I also have a few in my front yard but not that variety. They came with the house so I don't know their names, as they are each different, but they sure are not as pretty as yours.
    Merry Christmas,
    The Tattered Tassel

  18. Lovely. Looks relax and it's definitely somewhere I wanna be...especially with those yummy looking banana cake and fruit delights! :) Merry Christmas to you!


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