Monday, December 8, 2014

SHARING CHRISTMAS for "Friends Sharing Tea"

I love the words to that song:
 "It"s the most wonderful time of the year"!



Today is my 100th posting of  "Friends Sharing Tea" which is my blog party each week from late fall through winter.




On the stand below left in the middle you will see an English Christmas Rose cup and saucer and 2 Japanese lusterware ones.  Holly doesn't grow here but I finally found some that wasn't already "fried" at the market.  








As a working person I am glad to see this decorating "happen" as I can only do so much each night over a week.  The little pillow above is a Beatrix Potter bargain I found last week.  I also found these 2 Lefton China Company hand painted vintage cups and saucers below:


When you have a shop it is important to work hard at Christmas but I can tell you it is very tiring so coming home to a happy place is always a retreat.  My snowlady is a Nicole Sayre design and many of my large angels are as well.  My husband made me the little two tiered tray to match the other snowman teaset pieces:






I hope my blogging friends will join me for this blog party by linking up below.  I will be joining:
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Creating Christmas Link Party
And also....
Mosaic Monday with Judith
Home Sweet Home
Martha's Favorites Tea Cup Tuesday









An InLinkz Link-up

27 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, it is so much fun to visit your tea party because your decor and lovely tea wares always transport me back to a more charming period. I adore the snowman pattern and your hubby did a splendid job making you the stand. What lovely Christmas trees; both the large one and the feather one! Thank you for hosting and sharing and linking up with me. Thanks so much also for your prayers for my son and uncle. They made all the difference. Merry Christmas, my friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

Deborah Montgomery said...

Congratulations on 100 tea parties! And on decorating your house so nicely while working at your shop at a busy time of year. I love the pillows, especially the Beatrix Potter one. Your table cloth is gorgeous; it looks so pretty with your white dishes.
Have a good week, Bernideen.

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideen. Thanks for your prayer! This season is stressy/busy enough with business without a health blip...but...God is my strength. Your home looks lovely! I have given u the idea of a tree this year so yours is especially warming! And your cheerful china warms my heart! Love the red toile tablecloth too. Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Beth said...

I like your stockings and teacups hung on the wall. The angels are lovely and so is your tree. Merry Christmas to you, Bernideen!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Congratulations on your 100th tea post Bernideen, not sure how long I've been joining you but offer thanks for hosting.
Your home looks pretty with the displays and large tree with the twinkling lights. It would be relaxing to come back after work to a relaxing atmosphere such as you've created.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I admire all of the decorating that you have done while working. It is exhausting to work all day and then decorate in the evening. Your home looks exquisite! Your Lefton Christmas are so pretty and the snowman teaset is absolutely gorgeous! Is it Royal Albert? The shape resembles Royal Albert but I have never seen it before. Love it! Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea! Happy Tea Day! Karen

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Playful and festive! Best wishes at your shop during the holiday! xoxo

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

All so pretty to look at. You always find good things to add. It is very soft and inviting.

kitty said...

Hi Bernideen,
I so enjoy coming to your tea party each week and seeing your new finds. The teacups are so lovely, but I love your tiered tray that your hubby made to match your snowman teapot!!! Of course, your snow lady and your angels always make me sigh. I love them so! Thank you for hosting and sharing your beautiful home with us.

Vee said...

Congratulations on 100 posts of this Friends Tea Party. It is always a joy to visit and see your beautiful tablescapes with all the china and linens.

lynn said...

gorgeous tree and decor, bernideen! congrats on your 100th party! thanks for linking up with creating christmas! merry christmas!

relevanttealeaf said...

Congratulations on 100 Friends Sharing Tea posts! I love all your Christmas vignettes. You have so many pretty things to see. Have a blessed holiday season in spite of the busyness. Maybe you can catch your breath between Christmas and New Year's.

Carrie said...

Congrats on 100 tea parties! I really love how your snowlady is having tea with a snowman set (which is really cute by the way). Your pillows are wonderful, and your tree so pretty. Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful home, and have a great week!

Lorrie said...

Congratulations on 100 tea posts. That's a lot of tea!
Beautiful vignettes at your place, love the glow of the Christmas tree.

Zaa said...

OMG Bernideen ..Such a joyous setting for teatime...Your snow doll and matching tea china is enchanting....How fabulous that your hubby made the tea tray to match your teapot.. There are so many pretty things to look at ... Thank You for sharing the festive season... hugs

Lady Linda said...

Hi my friend, oh, I remember when I was working and it was just so hard to get my home and my store all decorated. Everything looks so pretty and has your special touch. Enjoy!

The Charm of Home said...

Your tea time china is beautiful!
Sherry

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your snowman! Happy anniversary...hugs...

Valerie Zagami said...

Happy 100th Bernideen!! You are a great decorator with such lovely things, I can spend hours just looking at how well your things go together.

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen, It is lovely to visit you today : )
Your tree is magical! Wow! It really sets the mood for your wonderful room. Everything looks lovely. Congratulations on your 100th post!
I am wishing you a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.
Hugs,
Terri

Marilyn said...

I had to smile as the first photo felt like I was peering into a miniature Christmas house and it delighted my heart. Very pretty decorations.

Mom Wald said...

Ooooh, holly tea cups!!!

Beth L. said...

I loved seeing all the tea things this week and your table is lovely.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

May I join in a little late? Christmas is the best time for tea. Congratulations on your 100th post! Your tree is so beautiful. And all your scenes are so homey. Wonderful for coming home to! Thanks for hosting! I hope you get some time to relax and enjoy the season!

Martha's Favorites said...

Your home looks amazing. Love all the tea decorations. Thanks so much for hosting. Happy 100!
Blessings, Martha

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Bernideen, your Christmas decorating is so beautiful! Starting with your beautiful tree, and the reflection in the window to all your lovely china! Love your snow lady and tea set to match! I have one luster ware teacup and four dessert plates almost like yours and the large transferware platter looks like one I have only its called English Abby by Taylor @ Smith, USA. I recently found a whole set at a thrift store. Love your Vista teacups, too! So glad you host your party, congratulations on 100th!
Christmas blessings,
Nancy

Art and Sand said...

There is way too much to comment on - so many beautiful pieces perfectly displayed. So, I will focus on one thing and tell you that I love the red and white tablecloth. It is wonderful.