Wednesday, December 19, 2012

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FOR "Friends Sharing Tea"


Welcome to "Friends Sharing Tea"...........a weekly blog party  during the winter months and boy - is it ever winter TODAY!  We are having a blizzard which is why my post is late.  I use the computer at my store and we are opening late today.









This morning I baked the Christmas Cake again and I even plan to bake it one more time because I got an idea this morning of a way to make it even better!  It has carrots in it, spices and the usual cake ingredients. I am not posting the recipe today but will soon.




I hope these roses will cheer you, because outside:








Come January, I will be approaching four years of having this blog.  I have enjoyed communicating with so many of you through blogging.  I have to admit, I love my weekly spring and summer "Tea In The Garden" blog party more.  I do already miss my garden which makes me so happy! I know many of you feel the same way.





This English Teapot was made by Crownford which was a New York company that private labeled until they closed about 13 years ago. I am enjoying a lovely cup of Stash Chocolate Mint Oolong Tea.



















Today's special holiday blog party comes at a very busy time of the year.  We are all busy wrapping packages, baking and running here and there.  Owning a retail gift shop - I know what busy is all about.  I have company coming this weekend  and I know that many of you look forward to time to be spent with family and friends.



I hope you will join me Friday for "Open House"!

I am linking this post to: A Delightsome Life and Tea Time Tuesday and Share Your Cup Thursday and Vintage Inspiration
Feathered Nest Friday and The Rose Garden in Malevik




17 comments:

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN,
WISH WE HAD SOME SNOW.....THEY SAY WE MAY GET SOME FOR CHRISTMAS.....YOUR CHRISTMAS CAKE LOOKS DELICIOUS....AND YOUR POST IS LOVELY.....EVERYTHING IS SO ELEGANT.....MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND....RIZZI

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dear Bernideen,

Oh you who owns a retail gift shop is busier than ANY of us - I was a retail sales manager for years and no one works harder this time of year, long hours on your feet, having to smile ALL the time, and just kinda misery.

How you manage to host these wonderful blog parties is beyond me!

I am having a tea tomorrow for just a smattering of friends, so if I can I shall post late for your party.............otherwise please know I sure wish I could slow down to take pics of teatime that has long passed.

I have company coming in an hour and I have been busy getting the house all nicey-nice in holiday fashion. (And what I would really love to do is hot the pot and sit and read blogs all night, haha.)

BIG HUGS of holiday cheer to you,

Michele

PS That china is gorgeous and your teatime is lovely!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well it's nice you ma7y have a White Christmas!

I went outside - it's cold but not too cold - in my barefeet today.

It's Ohio. I shouldn't be able to do that. I can imagine your weather will be coming this way - ?

xxoo

Tea in Texas said...

Your Blizzard Tea is so beautiful even though it is snowing outside! The teaset is lovely and glad you baked the delicious cake for the tasty treat. I would love to see your city and mountains in the snow but not a blizzard. We will be going to Lubbock for Christmas with our son. I hope you and husband have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for hosting your party!

Thank, Pam

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, I love the teacup with roses. It is so feminine and pretty. Your pink roses are pretty too. The blizzard is headed our way...we've had a little snow, it will continue and then be quite windy. I think you sent it our way! lol
Merry Christmas, Bernideen.

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, I love the teacup with roses. It is so feminine and pretty. Your pink roses are pretty too. The blizzard is headed our way...we've had a little snow, it will continue and then be quite windy. I think you sent it our way! lol
Merry Christmas, Bernideen.

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
Sorry you got a blizzard. A storm missed us but my Auntie P who lives in NB got 20 centimeters of snow. I don't know what that is in inches, but it's too much for this time of year.
Your roses are gorgeous and a welcome sight this time of year. Love your china too; so pretty. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas, my friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

Marilyn said...

I entered. Most the time my tea posts don't line up with your parties. I always love the vase your roses are in and the roses and everything else is just lovely.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Your bouquet of roses is like a breath of fresh air, and a reminder of my gardens as well.
A pretty tea cup this week with the roses on it, everything coordinated.
I hope your fast pace slows down enough for you to enjoy Christmas with family and friends.
Judith

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your beautiful teapot! So perfect among your other lovely tea things. I miss the outdoor tea parties, too! We will be getting your snow tonight with expected six to eight inches through friday. Everything will be white and beautiful just in time for Christmas! I'll be joining your Open House party friday! Merry Christmas!
Nancy

NanaDiana said...

Well, I am new to your blog in the past week or so. It is just all so beautiful. I love all your beautiful things. Enjoy your tea and wintery weather. We are supposed to get hit with a blizzard and have somewhere around 16" before the storm is over...sigh...is it Spring yet? xo Diana

relevanttealeaf said...

Hi Bernideen! We are supposed to get some snow on Friday here in Michigan. Your china collection with pink roses is beautiful.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
those pink roses as flowers as much as the lovely ones on the tea set makes my heart sing. So pretty is that tea time. The baby breath looks like many tiny snow balls. Really pretty. And I can imagine how delicious your cake smells and feel the warmth of the fresly brewed tea. I am sorry, I was too busy to make any post this week. Wish you a very successfull time for your shop.
Best greetings, Johanna

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
You are a busy lady! I look forward to the recipe for your Christmas cake.
Sounds like you will have a white Christmas-enjoy!We are getting rain on the weekend so not looking promising for a white one for us.

Merry Christmas,

Carolyn

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, I have just got to do more tea posts so I can share with you! I too am already dreaming of Spring. I love your garden tea posts. I saw your beautiful angels being featured on a blog. Can't think of who's right now. Maybe Common Ground. They were so precious! Have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely tea and yummy cake (can't wait for the recipe) with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Susan said...

I always love coming to your blog; such a happy place with such beautiful china. I've felt so at home here and wish you many, many more years of blogging, XOXO

Angela McRae said...

What beautiful roses -- the real ones as well as the painted ones on your teawares! Can't believe you're going to work in a blizzard, but of course we are pansies here in Georgia and stay home if we see two flakes of snow bump around!