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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmastime Is For The Little Kid In All Of Us

What is the Christmas spirit? It is the spirit which brings a smile to the lips and tenderness to the heart; It is the spirit which warms one into friendship with all the world, which impels one to hold out the hand of fellowship to every man and woman. ~ Anonymous

Hello my lovely friends! I hope you're all enjoying these special days leading up to Christmas.

Thank you to everyone for your very kind comments and prayers regarding my last post. I really do appreciate all of you!

Tykes on sleds and shouts of glee, icy-window filigree, sugarplums and candle glow, part of Christmas long ago. ~ Jo Geis



I decorate my kitchen window the same way year after year. You can see out the window that the snow is really coming down. The sweet little china deer was a gift from my mother many years ago. He has his place on the window sill over the kitchen sink as well as his friends.

The children building the snowman was a gift from my hubby one year.

And the little girl wearing a real knitted hat was a gift from my son and DIL. 





The Hallmark Gingerbread house plays Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy when you ring the door bell and all the gumdrops light up and keep time with the music. This too sits in the kitchen every year. Little fingers and sometimes bigger fingers, love to ring the door bell, as you can imagine!

My nutcracker tree stands on the little chest in the dining room. The miniatures are too cute and the Sugar Plum Fairy is on top. Sorry, I guess they may be hard to see.



I do love to add touches of whimsy to my decorating especially at Christmastime. At Christmas I think there is a little kid still living inside of each of us. It doesn't matter how old we are, we are all children at this time of year.


The wee mercury glass teapot is an early Christmas present from my hubby. I just had to hang it on the tree. Sorry about the reflection.

We are in the deep freeze right now with dangerous winds blowing. It's a good day to stay inside and sip on hot tea. 



So, today I have set the table with more of my Christmas teacups. The teacup tree is also joining us today.

The bright Christmas red teacup is Royal Albert and I received it from my Auntie P just a few months ago. 

I think this one is simply stunning! It is from the Regal Series in the Montrose shape and from the 1970s. It is beautifully enhanced with the gold filigree. 

My December Christmas Rose teacup is such a pretty pattern and it is also made by Royal Albert


The holly teacup is Royal Stafford which I found at a yard sale a few years ago. 

The teapot was a Christmas gift from my son a few years ago also with a holly motif. 

I have both my dark and light fruitcake as our treat today as well as some home made fudge. 





While we are all enjoying the sights and sounds of the season it's important to remember why we celebrate it. If the Christ Child had never come, we would not be celebrating "the most wonderful time of the year." 

The magic of Christmas is not in the presents but in His Presence. ~ unknown

Blessings to you all this Christmas season. May your homes be filled with the Light and Love of the First Christmas Gift.


I am joining the following parties as well~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
The Art of Home-Making Mondays
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home


 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi

24 comments :

  1. Your Christmas decor is utterly charming, Sandi! I'm also loving your pretty holly-themed teawares, as well your tea-themed ornaments.

    If you live near a Sears, they have this cute teapot ornament on clearance now:

    http://www.sears.ca/en/ornaments/tea-pot-ornament-14405227_I.html

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  2. Dear Sandi:
    You have some beautiful Christmas cups and saucers. I love the teapot your son gave you too! They sure know what Momma likes! This was a love posting! Thanks for sharing and linking.

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  3. Beautiful window decoration!! The figurines are adorable! The tea cups and tea pot are very beautiful. That gingerbread house is so cute! I bet everyone wants to ring the door bell!

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  4. Cute Christmas figurines! I'd have to be ringing that doorbell myself! I've already checked at Sears for teapot ornaments this year since I found some there last year, but they didn't have any. We're going on a trip this weekend, so if we happen to pass another Sears, I'll check it for the mercury glass ornament.

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  5. Sweet decorations, especially the little teacup tree - Merry Christmas!

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  6. Your decorations are so charming. So sorry about your deep freeze. We are still enjoying 80 degree days here in Florida. We have to make our own winter wonderland :-)

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  7. Your kitchen window has such a sweet charm about it, dearest Sandi. I love all your pretty decor and I especially love your tea table with your pink tree with tea ornaments. Isn't your Anutie P's teacup a treasure, and it blends so perfectly with your other teacups and your teapot from your son. I would love to try each of your treats and have a cuppa tea with you. Hope you're staying warm and cozy!

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  8. Your Christmas decor is very festive, I loves all of it.

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  9. Your decorations spoke to my heart! I loved it all. Your tea cups and saucers and tea pot are lovely. I really love the December rose pattern.

    Your fruitcakes look delicious and I can just imagine a slice with a nice cup of hot tea in a beautiful cup.

    Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Hi Sandi, I just love seeing your lovely home all decorated for Christmas! You always set the prettiest table for tea! I wish I could join you for tea and enjoy some of your fruit cake, as I am the only one who likes it in my family! Praying you have a wonderful Christmas and the new year filled with good health!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  11. Hi Sandi, I just love seeing your lovely home all decorated for Christmas! You always set the prettiest table for tea! I wish I could join you for tea and enjoy some of your fruit cake, as I am the only one who likes it in my family! Praying you have a wonderful Christmas and the new year filled with good health!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  12. Sandi your posts are always so heartwarming! Your Christmas decorations are precious. Happy Holidays! The snow is falling here in Rothesay!
    Take care
    Rebeca

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  13. Everything is lovely and tasteful. Your teapot and teacups are so pretty. I love the kitchen window vignette and especially love the little girl with her hands lifted up. Just as if she were praising the Creator for this wonderful season. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. I loved this post and the sentiments you expressed. Merry Christmas.

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  14. I like the kitchen window winter scene and your Christmas china. It's the little things that make the house festive and our inner child that keep the magic alive.
    It's so nice to be having a white Christmas this year and I wish you all the joys of the season Sandi.
    xx

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  15. So lovely Sandi! Such beautiful tea things!

    I agree about remembering that Christ came and that is why we have Christmas!

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  16. Enjoyed seeing your post today!
    Merry Christmas,
    d

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  17. I hope that the winds haven't brought too much harm to the island, and glad that you were able to stay inside and have such a delightful tea party! Your fruitcake looks soo good! I love all the teacups you shared too. May the blessings of the Lord be with you my friend!

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  18. Hi Sandi, your Christmas tea looks so lovely and festive with your pretty Christmas china and decorations. I wish you a wonderful Christmas! Blessings, Pam

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  19. Sandi, That snow is really coming down. Nice to have some Christmas tea cups. I love the red one! The mercury glass teapot tree ornament is very cute. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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  20. Hello my friend and Merry Christmas! Your home looks lovely just like you! Pat @ Bringing French Country Home

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  21. Sandi,
    I so love all your Christmas decor!! So pretty!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  22. All of your Christmas is beautiful dear Sandi . I wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  23. Sandi, I am so thankful for friend like you. I have much enjoyed tea with you for the last 6 years and I will pray that your health issues are healed. I thank you very much for your sweet comment on my Christmas post and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and wonderful 2017!
    Blessings to you!
    Sherry

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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