Monday, December 2, 2013

PUTTING OUT CHRISTMAS for "Friends Sharing Tea"











Part of the joy of the Holidays is pulling out the boxes and setting up the decor and I always look forward to decorating my home for all the different seasons and celebrations.  With Thanksgiving last week, it was a very busy week and blogging came to a halt but here are some photos of how things are happening at my house now.





With other activities finally behind us - we will be filling the air with spices and sweets as the Holiday baking begins.  I have been looking around for red berries and their seem to be few in Colorado.  Holly doesn't grow well here.






You remember I found this pretty white "vase" a few weeks back at the flea markets.  Last week I found a darling English Currier and Ives plate that matches so well. It is called "The Snow Storm".  Our snow has melted down now but I am sure there will be more to come.  












There will be more to come on decorating. Time to break for tea!


Please join me for "Friends Sharing Tea" by linking a post from your blog about something related to tea:


28 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your tea is so whimsical with all your cute angels! I love your white lady vase and C & I plate. And of course, I am always drawn to feather trees. OCR is perfect for this time of year too. Such a pretty post and thank you for hosting and also sharing it at Tea Time.

Blessings,
Sandi

Julie Marie said...

Hi Bernideen... it all looks so pretty!... love your new Currier and Ives plate... perfect for this time of year!... happy decorating!... xoxo Julie Marie

Susan said...

Dear Bernideen, so beautiful and I'm feeling envious since most of my Christmas displays are packed. I'm not sure how much I will decorate in a rental, but I can live vicariously through your blog! XOXO

Millie said...

Your ornaments are lovely and festive!

Ruth Weston said...

I always just love it when you change your decor! It's always so gorgeous! As this is. Perfect! Always love to see the Old Country Roses. Thanks for hosting, sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea my dear friend!
Ruth

Donna Heber said...

Such beautiful Victorian decorations. I just love how you've changed everything in your home.

Johanna said...

Dear Bernideen,
what a wonderful room you have now. All the decoration looks so nice with the white background. Love all the displayed china and your sweet dolls. As always, you have set a pretty table for us. Thank you for having me for tea and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you Bernideen. I'm so happy to join you. I can just imagine how good your house smells. Love that beautiful white plate..Happy Monday..Judy

Eileen said...

Lovely! All of your decorations are so pretty and feminine.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It is looking quite like Christmas at your place Bernideen, and you have a wonderful collection of angels.
Judith

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Bernideen you have the loveliest angels! I love that one with a scene in her dress. Just adorable! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your Christmas tea time is lovely! All your decorations look amazing. The adorable angels are so sweet! I adore your pink hutch with all your china on it as well.
Hugs,
Terri

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Your home is just gorgeous.
What beautiful decorations, and I can't help but smile when I spotted the Old Country Roses china, my favorite.
Your angel collection is exquisite.
~Jo

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your home is looking so lovely for Christmas. The angels are so pretty and my favourite is your pink china shelf. Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea! Have a great week! Karen

kitty said...

I love your home decor, dear Bernideen, and I especially love your table. The angels as your centerpiece look so pretty. Thank you for hosting your lovely party. xo

[email protected] said...

I love your decor and I'm really in love with that black transferware plate, very elegant.

Kathryn Ross said...

Blessings, Bernideen! Just love your festive home - those primitive angels on the table are glorious! You have terrific sun through the windows that just makes your vignettes glow! Looking forward to more as you continue your decor and tea adventures this season!
Joy!
Kathy

xinex said...

I love your tea setting, Bernideen. I love all your angels especially the wooden one....Christine

Joy said...

Love your white feather tree and all your angels! So beautiful and festive.

Carolyn said...

I love your pretty tea set but also love the big mirror on the wall. The plate was a nice find ~ love it!

Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Linda said...

Greetings, Bernideen!
I love that Currier and Ives plate. LOVE it! I will have to seek that pattern out around these parts but I imagine it will be tough to find. It is, indeed, a treasure. Your hosting is much appreciated. Lots of FUN!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your Currier and Ives plate is lovely. Of course, I love your Old Country Roses as well - one of my very favorite china patterns. I'm sure we'll be seeing (and wishing we could try) many great baked goods here on your blog this season!

Martha's Favorites said...

I love it! It all looks so beautiful. Thanks so much for letting us take a peek. Blessings, Martha

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! My house isn't quite ready to show, but getting ready.
Then it will be tea time and there will be things to share. Love
seeing what you have done.

Angela McRae said...

Beautiful decor, as always! I especially like seeing how you used your winter whites, as this year I am incorporating winter white and turquoise, mostly, for Christmas. My thought is that some of it can remain through the winter to give a "peaceful" and light-colored decor during those gray days!

Barbara said...

Everything so pretty. Wonder if this is your home or your shop.

Bernideen said...

Hi Barbara:
Yes - this blog is my home - not my shop. I do have a shop blog at http://bernideens.blogspot.com /
Greetings to you in England! Merry Christmas!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Bernideen - love your tablescape - the beautiful, charming decor throughout - I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy