"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall; the genial flame of charity in the heart." ~ Washington Irving
Welcome dear friends to TeaTimeTuesday'sGingerbread Teawith the lovely Wanda Lee and Pam.
Today's tea party is all about featuring the wonderful spice, ginger, and what would Christmas be without Gingerbread? When my children were growing up, I made gingerbread boys every year for Christmas. They are such wonderful spicy and whimsical cookies which can be enjoyed not only with a glass of milk or a cup of tea, but they make delightful decorations as well.
Hubby likes to dunk his into his tea!
For today's tea, I am going to show you some of the gingerbread decorations around my home. So, grab your teacup and saucer and come follow me, won't you.
We'll start with this candy-striped plate stand. It's not gingerbread, but it's cute, isn't it?
These little Gingerbread boys are frolicking in the snow.
My Snowlady baker welcomes you with a big smile and beckons you to pull up a seat and enjoy some gingerbread and tea...Her arms are filled with spicy treats.
Today I am using the Christmas teapot Hubby gifted me with last year. The Gingerbread boys are looking on and admiring it!
They love to frolic on the tea table too; they're so excited to see you come for tea!
Would you like a Gingerbread cookie?
Mmmm, tea and cookies!
Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.
My Gingerbread House usually sits on the kitchen counter next to the gumdrop tree.
After their visit, my grandchildren get to take the gumdrop tree home with them.
Today I will use the house on my tea table.
My grandchildren just love my musical Gingerbread House and they take turns ringing the doorbell which then plays a magical Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.
Gingerbread and candy canes.
Old fashioned Ribbon candy ornaments.
Christmas is a time to bring out all the pretties; the festive ornaments; the sparkle and the glitter. It's a time to bring on the candy; faux or the real deal... It's the season to be extravagant with your decor and your food. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year; a season of Good will toward men. It's the Season of LOVE that should reign in your heart all year round.
Perhaps that is the true gift of a teatime celebration:
It fills our cups with joy and warmth and friendship.
May the echo of the teacup’s message be heard not
only at Christmas, not only on special occasions,
but anytime friends come together.
"And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." - Luke 2:13-14
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
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Hello! My name is Sandi and I am delighted you have stopped by. I hope you will find friendship here as I share about my faith, my family, and romantic cottage decorating, as well as my collection of tea things. My yellow door is always open and I would love for you to leave a comment so I'll know you were here. I enjoy making friends so please hang around for a while and let's get to know one another. God bless you!
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i love the beach
I love paths winding through the woods!
I love Christmas
My favourite little feathered friend
Chickadees are such friendly little birds. I get to enjoy them all year long.
....and I love Roses. "After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith."- Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables.
Oh to live in an English cottage with a gaggle of geese outside your door and a flock of yearlings in your meadow.
Each day comes bearing its own gifts...untie the ribbons!
Thank you for visiting Rose Chintz Cottage. Please come back soon as I love the company.
Lord, we know that our life on this earth is so short compared to eternity. Bless us, fill us, use us to tell of Your love and goodness as much as we can and for as long as we can until we see You. Amen.