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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

a woodland Christmas tea


It's a winter wonderland outside our front door this week but inside it's nice and cozy.

Taken Monday morning at sunrise after about a foot of snow fell on Sunday.

Please join me for a winter woodland Christmas tea today.

I got out the snowflake mugs and the red and white plaid tablecloth as well as a few deer and soft candle light to warm up the table.

You will be in shortbread cookie heaven here too.

plain shortbread with frosting, our favourite;
chocolate chip shortbread and Craisin shortbread

The tablecloth and red felt placemat came from Winners, the dishes and silver candle holders are from SuperStore in past years, the deer and trees are vintage.  The small tea lights are sitting on vintage Christmas light reflectors.

I found this sweet bird bowl at Winners the other day.  Do you see the bird tracks around the inside of the rim?  Love it!

Would you like tea or hot chocolate on this cold December day?

I've enjoyed adding red to my Christmas decor this year and also a bit of a rustic theme along with vintage and some sparkle.

Our china hutch is all decorated for Christmas.

The afternoon sun shining in.

I am so glad you joined me for tea today.  
I would invite you to also join Sandi for her beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

and Ruth for Antiques and Teacups.

I'll be visiting there too.

I'll be back soon for Notecard Wednesday.
Yes, a month has gone by already!

Christmas is just a week away!  Yikes.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a blessed week.

And I wish each of you a very blessed Christmas!



  1. Your table and your hutch both look so lovely. I just wish that I was closer so that we could have tea together - although with snow like that I might just have a hot chocolate if you are offering! xx

  2. Pam, two questions if you have the time....where did you get the deer for your table and would you email me the shortbread cookie recipe? ....:)JP

  3. I like your decorating style, Pam. It looks so festive!

  4. Red is "so me" this year too . . . Thank you for tea . . .

  5. It looks very festive at your house. I'll choose hot chocolate today and of course some shortbread cookies.
    We are getting a bit more snow today ... about 5 cm.
    Stay warm and safe.

  6. Oh Pamela, you cheered me up and warmed my heart all at the same time. The snow, the red Christmas decor. It's all so beautiful. I'll have milk and sugar with my tea. Carol

  7. It is SUCH fun to visit your blog! I absolutely love your decorations/dishes, etc. The vintage items bring back memories. I really like your little white ceramic tree, and your white deer. I hand't noticed the bird tracks around the bowl until you mentioned it! Have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season, my friend.

  8. Good morning Pamela,
    What a beautiful setting! Everything is so pretty. Your vintage touches really add to the old-fashioned feel here. Love the deer! I would love to have a cup of tea with you and one of those pretty pink frosted shortbreads. Thank you for joining me for my tea party this week. It's always lovely to have you. Have a joyous week.

    Christmas blessings,

  9. You table looks so festive! I love all the red. You cookies look delicious! I wish I lived close so I could come for tea.
    Enjoy your day.

  10. So pretty Pamela! I love the red and white dishes, and the beaded snowflakes. I have a few deer like that from my childhood that I treasure. Our fav shortbread is with dark choc mini chips and crushed peppermint for Christmas. Your table is just beautiful, and the photos are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing, and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  11. The red table is like the heart of a log cabin quilt - the warm middle.

  12. Definitely nice and cozy with winter outside!

  13. Oh Pam, all those shortbread look divine. I'm coming right over! Such a beautiful table too...

  14. You're right into the Christmas spirit - great decorations. Looks like you caught even more of the storm than we did although it was tough to tell due to the wind. I was also out very early Monday to catch the sunrise - and almost 'death' from the cold (-29C here this morning !). Great shots you got of the storm and aftermath.

  15. All so very pretty Pamela . Love your photos . sunshine was popping in and out but now it is snow clouds all over more snow on the way for us here . Thanks for sharing . Have a great week .

  16. Everything is so lovely, Pamela! Your table is just beautiful - I love your new birdie bowl - and your hutch is very pretty in white. Like the beautiful snow scene outside your window. Your cookies look divine. xo Karen

  17. Red is so cheery and warming! Just so pretty... I'll have some tea, thank you, and a craisin shortbread cookie, too. Yummo!

  18. Oh, I love, love, love all of the red.
    Your Christmas table is so cute!
    I would love to come for tea and share
    your yummy looking cookies with you too.

  19. Your photos and home are so pretty. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  20. Very pretty, I love plaid of any colour. I see the ceramic tree you mentioned, nice in white as well as green.
    I'd love to have tea with you Pam, and if I'm going to go, shortbread heaven - here I come! :-)

  21. Pamela, you've set such a pretty Christmas tea, with the cutest little woodland creatures, my favourite colour in abundance (glad you like it this year!), and a warm and cozy atmosphere! If I have hot chocolate, then I cannot have a cookie, as together they're just too sweet for my taste. So, I'll have a steaming hot cup of tea, thank you, and a chocolate chip shortbread cookie. Heavenly!


  22. My daughter is now home from university so we will be starting our shortbread once I finish work on Friday. I cannot wait. I plan to use your ideas for shortbread. She loves the idea!! They look soooo good.
    Okay Pamela....too cold here. I hope this is not a sign of the winter ahead.

  23. Sorry I'm a wee bit late!
    I was having tea with my friend...and doing a bit of baking today!
    Your tea party looks very inviting...and very festive!
    Perhaps someday, we will actually share a brew together♥
    Snowing here.....AGAIN!!
    Enjoy your evening♥
    YIKES is right...I haven't wrapped anything yet!
    Linda :o)

  24. I always love the red plaid cloths, and you have made good use of your Superstore purchases! Everything is so pretty.

  25. Thanks for inviting us all to tea today! It was beautiful! And you made my very favorite cookies...shortbread.

  26. All so pretty Pamela, I love the warm feeling of the sun shining on the china cabinet. You did a great job decorating it. Your table is decorated so lovely, I love the vintage mix, the white reindeer and green little trees. I think I might just venture out to Winners tomorrow and have a peek, I need some paper anyway. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and the wonderland tea xoxo hugs

  27. Well, thank you, your post was a reminder that I need to mix up a batch of chocolate chip shortbread!

  28. That's a beautiful wreath and a very festive table!

  29. Where was I yesterday? It looks like I missed your tea party...and am most sorry about that. Everything looks so inviting, cheery and Christmasy!

  30. I like the look of those cookies! And I'll have the hot chocolate please. Merry Christmas!

  31. Your photos are so beautiful Pamela and your home is so lovely all decorated in my all time, very favorite color red. It all looks so cheerful and oh how I would love to have a tea party, in real life, with all the wonderful friends I have made here over the past year since I started my blog. So many things that I used to do for Christmas have kind of faded away over the years since I moved to Maine but I used to have an open house most every Christmas Eve with friends and family and I loved so much decorating like you have and making everything look so festive. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with love and blessings to you and your family. Love and hugs.

  32. oh, wow, all that snow! Hot tea and cookies sounds really good. Your cookies look delicious!

    Greetings from Greenville, South Carolina!! :-)

  33. It all looks so festive and cheerful! I'll try a cup of hot chocolate, please!


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