I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Friday, November 23, 2012

~Christmas Spirit~

'Tis The Season. 
Welcome everyone, I'm in the spirit of decorating. With Thanksgiving Day a week early this year, the extra week is going to be awesome.  
A sign of the Holiday and Winter approaching is when my 'Yuletide' Camellia blooms...
The painted white wicker tray is handy to hold my Pink Transferware mug and a dessert plate for some Christmas cookies I will soon be baking.
Another sign is my angel carrying a candle to light the way thru the Holiday season.   
A sturdy mug and a little bit of french flair~ 
The small, single, bright red flower with dark leaves is so delightful to see on a cold and gloomy day in November.
A crystal napkin ring to hold the red toile napkin... And the delicate linen tea towel has a such beautiful detail  work. 
Another sign...
I must admit-This is the very first time I have ever forced 
Paperwhites.  I'm now hooked! Hopefully, I will be able to force paperwhites for many years to come.
I was inspired to grow the paperwhites when I saw this garden bucket at TM. The french Fleur-de-lis on the bucket caught my eye instantly. The word Fleur in French means Flower. Oh! That's why the design  was painted on the garden bucket. Da... I'm always learning something.
A candle snuffer to extinguish the candle at evening's end

A cup of tea and a sugar cookie or two will start my creative juices flowing. I love to create and this time of year is my most creative time.  Gifts to buy, bazaar items to make, and lots of cookies and goodies to bake.
Thank you for visiting and hope you come back soon.  
I will visiting some creative friends this week.  Please join me.
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday 
Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sunday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Cup Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
No Minimalist Here for Open House  Party
Thanks again for visiting My Cozy Corner


  1. Hi Betty, Your camellia blossom is gorgeous! It reminds me of a peony. Your vignette is truly lovely. I'd enjoy taking tea with you, and sharing some of your Christmas goodies!

  2. Betty ....love those camellias................paperwhites look very successful too!

  3. Hi Betty! What a lovely tea tray and the flower is so beautiful!
    I have those same dishes and just love them.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. You have a lovely table setting - I've always wanted to do the paper white flowers but just haven't, yours is beautiful.

  5. Very pretty, indeed. I have done the paper whites but haven't got any now. Maybe this coming week...
    over from Sunny Simple Life. :)

  6. Very nice, sounds like you're as excited as I am at this time of year! Hugs ~ Mary

  7. Your transferware is so beautiful. I have a few pieces too and am always on the hunt.

  8. The pink willow pattern is perfect with this table setting. Very nicely done! ~ Maureen

  9. I'm decorating today :) Your place setting is perfect for Christmas and I love your napkins.Denise

  10. Love that transferware and the toile too!

    Susan and Bentley

  11. Looks so pretty, Betty, love the toile!
    Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. Never easy, mine died on my 50th bday.
    Here from Seasonal Sunday.

  12. hi Betty!
    What an absolutely wonderful post! I enjoyed every sweet detail. Your transferware and toile are eye poppingly gorgeous.
    Your post is truly a work of art in every way.
    I spied you on Elaine's Sunny Simple Sundays.
    Blessings and thanks for sharing.

  13. PS...I almost forgot to compliment you on your beautiful header! It's lovely and such a perfect introduction to your blog!

  14. Oh my! What a beautiful vignette!I love the soft reds and creamy white!!! YOur header is beautiful too!

  15. Beautiful post! The camellia blossom is gorgeous and I love the red and white china. I potted my paperwhites today so I hope they will bloom by Christmas. Have a great week! Pamela

  16. What a pretty table setting! I think we are going to enjoy this extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas a lot!

  17. I love the red mug and toile napkin. Very pretty. Enjoy preparing for Christmas.

  18. A lovely red and white tea table, the flower is stunning. Paperwhites are easy to start, you should try a hyacinth bulb too as their fragrance is nice.

  19. Oh, Betty, you had me with the red transferware and toile napkin! They are so pretty and perfect for the season. Your camelia is gorgeous and I love the fleur de lis on the bucket of paperwhites! Beautiful post and thank you for sharing with Tea Time. I hope you have a lovely week.


  20. Am a fan of your transferware and the tea towel is gorgeous. And yay for flowers and bulbs! Enjoy your awesome week!

    Visiting from the link-up :)

    Take care!

  21. Your camellia is gorgeous and you'll have paperwhites soon. I love forcing the "holiday" bulbs. Your pink willow is lovely and really goes well with all the holiday decorations. Happy Tea Day!

  22. Very beautiful. I adore angels and your angelic beauty is really very pretty. Love the red and white china~

  23. Love your bright red Camillia bloom with your pink willow! So festive! I love paperwhites also and have a few this year but I'm thinking of getting more. It's so fun to see them grow!
    Have a wonderful week!
    sandy :)


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