Monday, November 30, 2015

DECKING THE HALLS and Blog Party

We have had a lovely bit of snow every day now
 for several days and I have to say it sure is pretty!


I have had so much fun pulling out my Christmas decor.  You know how it works - you find something you bought at the end of or after the season last year and tucked away.  Such as the case when I found some red plaid wool afghans and a red roses Sadler teapot that I thought would be sweet for Christmas.







After baking some fruitcakes a few days ago, I made a list
 of other recipes I aspire to bake.  It has been
 cold outside so what a great time to bake!







We promised ourselves we would be more "sensible" this year when picking out our white fir Christmas tree.  Last year we were out of control and bought way to big a tree but after getting this one home it still seemed bigger than we thought too.  The height was right but it was way to wide.







I hope you are enjoying the season so far.


  This is my weekly blog party and I would love to have you join in and link at the bottom.  The party is about anything related to tea time, cottage home or garden!

These photos below were last night after dark:






37 comments:

Ruth W said...

Lovely Bernideen! You are way ahead of me! Love your tree...looks like a perfect one! Lve your sofa and of course the red transferware. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!
Ruth

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your home is looking all decked out, Bernideen. I love your hutch filled with red transferware, and your buffet looks so pretty. Your home looks magical at night, with the lights reflecting in the Windows. Thanks so much for hosting your party and sharing your special touches with us. I can never get enough of your angels!

Susan Freeman said...

Perfectly charming!!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your home looks magical all lit up at night! The reflection of the lights in the window just adds to the whimsical feel; lovely! I adore your red transferware displayed with the evergreens. Looks very festive. You're way ahead of me with the decorating. I'm quite late this year for some reason. Perhaps it's the company I keep having pop in. I have a large print above my sofa too and it has a black frame. I have often been tempted to paint it white and after seeing yours, it might be a good idea. Yours looks wonderful. Thank you for hosting and joining me today. Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your tree is just gorgeous Bernideen. I love the photo looking down at it, and the photo thru the tree branches of the snowman having tea is toooo cute! hugs.....

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Oh how I love your red transferware on that gorgeous shelf. The fir tree branches look perfect for an added Christmas touch (I must copy you). Your tree is beautiful too. I must get decorating too, hadn't I? I see your dear cream and sugar that I found teacups to match in the summer at Salvation Army - Queens Rosina China Yuletide. I may have to borrow yours. It is such a pretty pattern. I will share my cups later this month. You are so very organized for Christmas! Love your afghans too! Happy Tea Day! (Can we still call it that? Lol.) Have a wonderful week! Karen

thel day said...

Thanks for hosting another blog party Bernideen.
I love your Sadler rose teapot and your blog header is gorgeous.

Marilyn Miller said...

Your home looks just beautiful decorated for Christmas. I will come back tomorrow with a link and a tea post.

Szara Sowa said...

I very like Your angel dolls, they are so cute.

Gillena Cox said...

how beautiful. have a blessed day

much love...

stantoine2 said...

Wow - you're really 'On the Ball', as people used to say! Your home looks lovely and I really enjoyed seeing the photos of your home at Christmastime. My favorite photo is the one you took looking down into your living room - with the tree lit and looking like a fairyland!! ++ It's very sweet of you to allow fellow bloggers to link their site. My link goes to my 'Pull-Apart Breakfast Biscuits with Caramel Sauce, Pecans and Maraschino Cherries' - perfect for Christmas morning.... with tea, of course! ;o)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Goodness! That big fat tree is WONDERFUL!!! Such a lovely overhead view. Are you enjoying more fun time since retirement? Your new decorations are gorgeous! I want to get up north while there is still snow, but I don't think it will happen. Enjoy yours for me!

Margie said...

Happy first week of Advent! Your house is beautifully decorated for Christmas, Bernideen. Thank you for hosting and enjoy the rest of the week!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, you are so clever! Always with unexpected touches -- I love the ice skates on the front of the sideboard!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

What a lovely post to begin Advent! Like others have commented, the photo looking down on the tree is just beautiful. It really captures the magic and splendor of the season. I also really like your Sadler teapot. Thanks for hosting!

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen, your holiday home looks wonderful. All your angels and your tea cups are so lovely. Your new tree is stunning! My oh my! I would love a tree that large! lol! You have done a beautiful job getting your home ready for the holidays.
Hugs
Terri

ann said...

Love, love the tree photographed from above. The red dishes are very festive. They remind me of my grandmother's red dishes that she used for Christmas dinner so many years ago.

Joy said...

Oh, everything is lovely, from that Sadler teapot to the red transferware, and all the other touches like the ice skates and the violin. And your tree is magnificent! Enjoy the beauty around you.

relevanttealeaf said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post, Bernideen. I had to scroll through it a couple of times to make sure I saw everything. I love your angel collection, and your house is so festive, from the Christmas tree to the holiday china.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Your red transfer ware is absolutely stunning! My first time here and I enjoyed all the lovely pictures. That wire tea cup and saucer holder is so gosh darn cute...LOL, never seen one before but now that I have I need one!!! I'm your newest follower. Best ~ Mickie

Deanna Rabe said...

Your home is very beautiful! Your red and white transferware is gorgeous!

I love what you've done with adding Christmas decor in your home!

Deanna

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh My everything looks so pretty and festive
Of course I like your red and white Mason dishes

And love that santos/angel doll with a shelf in her bottom shirt?

I wanted to stay home today from work and get my tree up etc however, love my paychecks LOL

I love your snow also, I think it's going to miss us this year here in central Missouri? we will see

The Charm of Home said...

Bernideen I am loving your angel wing dolls!! Did you make the wings to go on the dolls or did the dolls come with them? They are beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh how beautiful Bernideen. Your home is looking so pretty and warm already. I am still swooning over all the incredible red and white transferware.

Have a lovely week,

Janet

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh Bernideen, I love the way you deck your halls! From your beautiful tree to your lovely decorated table and more red transferware!! Wonderful! Hopefully I can find time for a Christmas post soon using my red transferware. You are such an inspiration to us!
Nancy

The Charm of Home said...

Bernideen, My Cmas card was made by Pinecone Design LTD. made in Canada.

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, I love your sweet angel collection! It is fun using new items bought after Christmas. I had picked up a set of four square plates that I am loving. Your transferware is gorgeous! Thanks for the party.
hugs,
Jann

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Bernideen- your home looks so pretty and festive! I love your new tree- and especially like that "aerial view" from upstairs!

I see you have the sugar and creamer to my favorite set of Christmas holly and berry teacups - I have a few Christmas sugars and creamers, but not ones to make my teacups. I used to look for them then quit. I think I may not be married in 2016 if I buy one more Christmas china piece, haha. : - )

Thank you for the party! Sorry I am late! ♥

Christina Paul said...

What fabulous holiday cheer!
Love all your wonderful angels, beautiful china and all your wonderful festive details!
Cheers!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Bernideen, I love all your angels tucked in here and there or as a focal points. They are so whimsical, and they really work well with your red and white toile dishes. I still need to get my cut tree for the porch, but maybe today. xoxo Su

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Beautiful teapot and other china. Big trees are so pretty but harder to cope with as we get older. Enjoy the wonderful Christmas season with all your decorations and your new throw blanket! Nancy

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Such pretty Christmas decorations! Thank you for stopping by and for linking up with my blog party, "Let's Talk Vintage!"

Be sure to come back again next week... and I'll do the same! :)

~Jill

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Looks beautiful Bernideen! Especially all lit up! I like what you have on your mantel. And it looks like you have a pretty antique sofa too!
Have a great rest of your week!
Gina

Lynn Bean said...

Love your dollies! Have a wonderful month preparing for Christmas!

Linda said...

Hi Bernideen!
I'd love to come by for tea! lol
Your red transferware and angel/doll collection is outstanding!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Aida said...

Hi Bernideen, I am going to take my tree out and decorate it this weekend. Thank you for reminding me. Your home looks ready for the festive season. I love watching the snow falling, I missed white Christmas. But I will just check your Christmas posts from now.
Hope you have a good weekend.

Teresa Sjönberg said...

What a wonderful home you have there! Lovely! It's so exiting to see what kind of christmas decoratins people have made. Happy tea time Bernideen!