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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.

Monday 7 December 2020

A Christmas Tea for No Place Like Home

Home is the nicest place there is. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Good morning, lovely friends, and welcome to the third week of No Place Like Home!

I just finished decorating our main tree in the family room and I decided to set up a tea beside the tree as I haven't done that since last year.
Taking time for tea or coffee is a lovely way to just relax and savour not only tea and treats but the traditions passed down.

On Christmas Day at half past three,
Brew yourself a cup of tea.
I'll think of you, You think of me
While sitting 'round the Christmas tree. 

Perhaps like I do, you have a tree that is filled with ornaments gifted to you by loved ones. I call both of my trees, Memory Trees, and I can recall pretty much who gave me which ornament and when. These ornaments make the trees so special. 

My youngest son gifted me with this sweet cardinal teacup from Cracker Barrel the last time we were in Vancouver. 

My oldest son gifted me with three cardinals, all in different positions, a number of years ago. This is just one of them. 

I love sitting in the glow of the lights in the evening when the supper dishes have been done and we can sit and listen to music or watch a Christmas movie.

Most importantly, this year in particular when the world has gone topsy-turvy, it is good to slow down and remember the Reason for the Season; the first coming of our Lord Jesus. Think about how dark our world would be without Him! Let's count our Blessings, for there are many!

Christmas is that moment in time when God, in His unconditional love, stepped out of heaven and onto earth, in order that we might one day step out of earth into heaven. - Charles F Stanley  

So here is my tea table set up with my favourite red toile table cloth draped with a lovely topper. If you look closely, you will see a reindeer in the topper. The table is set with a favourite green teapot, my
Staffordshire green and white transferware teacups and dessert plates, tea and treats. The treats are my sultana fruit cake and chocolate balls which a friend dropped off. Won't you join me?

Thank you to all of you who shared last week. I know it is a busy time of year and we love having you share your decorating as well as recipes and other things pertaining to your home this special time of year.

I am delighted to have you join me today. If you have something to share, simply let me know in a comment and I will add your blog to the list of participants. I will be happy to come and visit you. Please share any of the following: Cooking and baking, recipes, antiquing, artwork, ceramics, crafts, crocheting/knitting, quilting/sewing, collections, floral arranging, home decor, homemaking tips, hospitality, refinishing furniture, tea time, tablescapes, thrift shopping etc....Maybe there's a new baby in the family or you have a new fur baby you would like to introduce us to. They are welcome too! Anything and everything which makes your HOME more enjoyable to come HOME to, for your family, your friends, and yourself. 

My Participants ~


Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi