red and white Christmas

Monday, December 10, 2012

a Christmas tea party







Rose Chintz Cottage is hosting "Celebrate the Season Christmas Tea" for Tea Time Tuesday.
I am joining in and hope you will come along and visit some of the other bloggers who have joined Sandy.  Just click on the link at the bottom of my post.

I chose to use my Christmas Plaid china from Sears that I've had for quite a long time.





I have baked some shortbread cookies for us to enjoy with our Christmas tea.
The Christmas tree plate is vintage and I also have the cream and sugar set which I neglected to put on the table.  But, they are handy if you would like cream or sugar in your tea.



My centrepiece is simple.  A glass chimney with artificial cranberries and a white pillar candle in it.
I added artificial fir and real pine with small fir cones, shiny (new) ornaments, vintage light reflectors and bits of twine.




I love this vintage tablecloth with greenery and red and white poinsettias all around it.



The dining room was bathed in sunlight the day I took these photos.  I love the light coming in this window.



Here is my china cabinet.  It's a little flooded with light in this photo.  I'll post more about this soon.


Thank you so much for joining me for tea today.
I hope you will drop by and visit Sandy for 
and also Ruth for Tuesday Cuppa Tea.
{Ruth has a giveaway for her American followers too!}


You may find some delicious treats in your visits.

Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Pamela

45 comments:

  1. What a delightful table you set! And the cookies look scrumptious!

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  2. Your dining room looks lovely. I too like your tablecloth very much. I love all the red and the green, it looks perfect, as do the cookies!

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  3. A perfectly delightful little tea...I'm ready for tea right now!

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  5. Your tea is lovely! I really like your cute teacup napkins, and your Christmas plaids! The cookies look delish! I'm glad I could join you for tea today, Pamela.

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  6. Hello Pamela,
    Your tablecloth is lovely and I like your napkins too. Love the plaid china! I wish my hubby liked plaid because I love it myself and it's so festive for this time of year. The cookies look good and how I would love to join you at your pretty table! I wonder will we ever have tea for real, the two of us? Thank you for sharing with us and joining my special Tea this week. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  7. It looks so pretty, Pamela, and your china is just perfect for Christmas!

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  8. Oh..Pamela...what a pretty, inviting table setting to have tea at. The table alone would make it so enjoyable......not to mention the company.

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  9. I would love to sit down with you there, Pamela. Great table centerpiece. I love that beautiful platter. :)

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  10. Hi Pamela,
    Plaid china and shortbread is perfect. I find Plaid looks relly cosy and the red and green is the perfect combination for Christmas. You created a wonderful center piece and the tablecloth is very nice. And cute napkins! Thank you for sharing, I found my goodies in the post. Have a wonderful Christmas time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  11. Your table looks wonderful. Love it.

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  12. Pamela
    Shortbread and plaid are my favorites.
    Your whole table is lovely and festive!
    Too bad I can't pop over for a real Christmas
    tea and see your table in person:)
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  13. Lovely! Your plaid china is so pretty. You may have had it for awhile, but it is pretty and plaid is so popular now too. The centerpiece is lovely with the greenery too, and I like how it coordinates with the greens on the table cloth.

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  14. I'd love to pop over for tea and one of those delicious-looking shortbread cookies!
    Love the white in the hutch!

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  15. Looks wonderful, dear heart. I will be right over.. smile. ox

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  16. Hi Pamela
    I love plaid and would love to sip tea from one of your teacups. A shortbread on the side and I'd be quite happy thanks.
    Judith

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  17. It looks like a lovely Christmas tea. I love it all but the one that really got my attention is that beautiful photo of the brown and white transferware platter(love it)!

    Carolyn

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  18. Oh, I love those red plaid cups and dishes! Everything looks so inviting.

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  19. i really enjoy the red plaid ... so great for this time of year. so fun!! ( ;

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  20. Your hutch's vignette is lovely with such pretty things there. Your table for tea is great, I love the red and white plaid dishes. Happy holidays.
    FABBY

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  21. Sets the mood for a nostalgic Christmas. Amazing how another year has almost sneaked around the corner with us barely noticing.

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  22. Such a beautiful Christmas tea! Love your plaid dishes and your transferware platter! Can't wait to see more of your lovely china cabinet!
    Nancy

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  23. Hi Pamela!
    How I love your red plaid cups and saucers! Ginghams, checks, plaids and polka dots are right up my alley. Your setting is so inviting...wintry and cozy. Oh...My goodness! Your shortbread cookies look scrumptious...not to mention they are so pretty!
    I'm so glad you stopped by, my friend. Thank you for your kind comment!
    Christmas Blessings,
    Carolynn xxx

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  24. Pamela, I love everything about your table... the gorgeous vintage platter that holds your centerpiece, the Sears dishes, and the pretty tablecloth. Everything looks so warm and cozy.

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  25. I love the hutch, too, with all the white!!

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  26. Glad you used your Christmas Plaid china for it is lovely! The Tea Party is very festive with all the Christmas decorations! Thanks, Pam

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  27. Nice place settings and decor! Your china cabinet is beautiful!

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  28. Your tea is so pretty and I love the brown transferware platter your center is arranged on.
    ~Clara

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  29. Everything looks so pretty, I especially love the placemats!...Christine

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  30. It is a delight having a Christmas tea with you, Pamela! Thank you for visiting me today! I am aware that some people are allergic to Christmas trees, so unfortunate...Bravo to your son's family for keeping the tradition alive! Wishing you and yours a great Holiday season!

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  31. Yes please. Tea with milk, no sugar!

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  32. Hi Pamela,
    Your Christmas tea is fabulous! Love your candlelit centrepiece and vintage platter. Your cookies look scrumptous! Thanks for visiting and your lovely comment.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  34. Oh my goodness the table is set so prettily...and everything is sparkly and bright. And those cookies look wonderful.

    Jen

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  35. Am linking up too :)

    The plaid pattern is so original and goes very nicely with the shape of the cups. I like the fact that you kept your table and centrepiece un-fussy and clean - allowing more space for each individual piece. What tea did you have?

    All the best and Merry Christmas!

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  36. You have prepared a lovely little tea table, I adore the Christmas plaid, I remember seeing that at Sears and wanting it. If I lived across the way I would pop in for a cup of tea and a cookie. :) I can dream, can't I.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  37. This looks like a delightful tea, Pamela! Your Christmas plaid dishes are very pretty. I like your hutch very much -- mine is like it, only in dark wood. Sadly, I am not moving it West. I know I will miss it!

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  38. Love your Red Plaid china . . . and beautiful cranberry centerpiece!

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  40. All so pretty and festive Pamela - the plaid china is awesome., kudos for mixing it with vintage, great idea!

    Hugs - Mary

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    I was so sorry to hear about your friend's death *hugs*

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  42. What a beautiful tea setting! Lovely display!

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