Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Teas

Throughout December, I've been sipping holiday teas from my Christmassy teawares.

My new-to-me Santa teapot, "Snack Therapy" by Fitz & Floyd, hanging out with a vintage Troll.

I love how Santa's hat converts into a mug.
Click here to view the rest of my Santa teapot collection.

Day 16 from the David's Tea Advent Calendar
Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait herbal tea was served from my mini Sadler teapot and Duchess teacup.

The Twinings Winter Wonderland herbal tea definitely tasted better in my Spode Christmas Tree mug.

The Traveling Tearoom's Nutcracker Tea served in the "Christmas Baubles" tea set by Maxwell Williams.

Last year, one of my tea friends surprised me by sending me this "Cup of Christmas Tea" all the way from the States. It was only fitting that I sipped Murchie's Christmas tea (Thanks, Judith!) in this special teacup.

I was thrilled when at a recent visit to my local thrift store, I found the out-of-print book that inspired "A Cup of Christmas Tea".

I didn't have time to raid my parents' closet for an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" so I improvised by pinning the cute Christmas ornaments handcrafted by my blogging friends to a green sweater.

My mom surprised me with this adorable teapot ornament for my tea tree.
If you live near a Canadian Sears store, the ornament is now on clearance. Or you can order it online here.

My Nativity set under the tree.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

The Giving Tree

My second Christmas tree is a small purple fibre optic tree located in my kitchen.

This tree is decorated with vintage cookie cutters, as well as handmade ornaments gifted to me by my talented blogging friends.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart.

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Jolly old Saint Nicholas.

Rocking around the Christmas tree.

The stocking was hung by the tree with care.

Owl be home for Christmas.

 Star of wonder.

Underneath the purple tree are my miniature tea sets.

This week's holiday tea: Celestial Seasonings' Candy Cane Lane.
This is one of my favourite Christmas teas.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

O Christmas Tree

Throughout the year, I keep an eye out for tea-related ornaments for my Christmas tree. The irony is that some of these ornaments cost more than my functional teacups and teapots!

My tea-themed Christmas tree went up last month.
I was excited to add my latest acquisitions (below) to my tree.

Ornaments gifted to me last Christmas.

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Ornaments found at the thrift stores this year.

New copper tea kettle ornaments from The Keeping Room.

New teapot ornaments by Ganz.

New teapot ornaments from the fall pottery show.

New handcrafted (?) wooden teapot ornaments from a church bazaar.

New teacup ornaments from the Merry Farms Christmas Store.

Here comes Santa Claus!

I had to call multiple Hallmark stores before I found one that sold this cute Tea Lover's Ornament.

I've always wanted one of David's Tea's Advent Calendar so I was ecstatic when a co-worker passed on her duplicated calendar to me!

 Day 1 of the David's Tea's Advent Calendar: Snow Day is a tasty chocolate mint herbal tea.

Have you put up your Christmas tree?

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Calendar Girl

As we speed towards the end of the year, I've acquired numerous tea-themed calendars for 2017.

This pretty "Tea Time" 4 x 6 photo calendar was created by Sylvia from SMD Paper Arts.

I ordered this "Collectable Teapots" from Amazon and was disappointed by the poor quality. The paper was thin and the photos left much to be desired (I've seen better photos on Blogland!). 

I love my "Collectible Teapot and Tea" wall calendar so much that I'm willing to pay full price for it!

This cute magnetic calendar with a memo pad was purchased at the Dollar Tree.

Another recent Dollar Tree find was this pretty mini "Tea Time" wall calendar.

My tea Advent calendar.

This week's holiday tea: Organic Candy Cane Green Rooibos by The Traveling TeaRoom.

Bring on candy cane EVERYTHING!

I'm joining the following parties this week: