Tea Cozie Cottage

Tea Cozie Cottage
Betty @ tea cozie cottage

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas time tea

Monday all ready, time is going fast, a week today and it's Christmas eve, and I'm not ready yet. Very unusual for me, but Iam at such a loss on what to get for gifts for family. But will finish it up tomorrow, hopefully.
Having tea besdie our Christmas tree today, a friend brought us a Friendship loaf -as neighbours and friends do when their is a death in the family.  Come in and join me for tea, it will be a quiet one as I now have laryngitis and can't talk, but your company will be enjoyed.
I have shown this teapot before, and the name has slipped me now. Notice the back ground Marilyn is going to join us, one thing about her, she is as quiet as I am...

This is a Christmas tray I painted about 22 years ago, gee I'm getting old

 these are two new cups n saucers I got a couple of weeks ago at auction. I have such a love for Black tea cups, although I do love the yellow one too.

                           the black one is so pretty, with a rusty colour on it, it is Heritage

and the soft yellow one is Tapestry, it'sof the antique series. So so pretty

an Enamel Christmas ornament that I had got at Bronners in Michigan, probably
as long ago as the tray.

at the tea cups handle is a ferris wheel ornament from Disney World
that sings it's a small world, reminds me of Newtown Connecticut,
although everything reminds you doesn't it. Such a horror...

the tea we are drinking is Black Chai, and a slice of the Friendship Loaf

these plates have no markings, and very fragile, also have had them for
longer than the other items -maybe 30-35 years

my elf shoe napkin


thank you for joining me for tea today, I want to wish everyone a Very Happy and Merry Christmas, God bless
I am joining
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea in the Garden
Heart and Home
A Return to Loveliness
Table Top Tuesday
Tea Cup Thursday


  1. SO pretty!

    What a delightful tea you have set before us!

    That tray you painted? WOW! That's awesome!

    I cannot paint, not even walls very nicely - I so admire that ability.

  2. I giggled at the elf shoe napkin! Pretty teascape. I love snowmen and adore the tray you painted. Lovely new teacups. Happy Tea Day and Merry Christmas.

  3. Good morning Betty,
    Love the elf shoe napkin, so whimsical. Pretty teapot and teacups. I love the yellow one! Your tray is very sweet and perfect for the season! Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy these days leading up to Christmas.

    Christmas blessings,

  4. Your plates and teacups are so beautiful! Love the ornament from Disney World too. It is indeed a very small world. Your painted tray is adorable, Clara. Merry Christmas!

  5. The ornament is so beautiful.

    Great collections in a great home.

    /CC girl

  6. I like your tea cart, and I can't think of a better place for tea than in front of a pretty Christmas tree.

  7. A lovely Christmas tea! Beautiful teapot and teacups along with the dessert plate. Your tree is beautiful in the background!

  8. I am enjoying looking at your lovely tea wagon. I have always admired them. Beautiful cups and saucers too!

  9. Exquisite dishes and ornament - what a lovely Christmas tea. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday. I have moved my blog. You can find me at http://adelightsomelife.com

  10. Love your teapot and this one is so familiar for I ordered this as a teaset from HGTV one year. The pattern is Royal Albert "Celebration" and I love the white roses. I love your tea setting by the tree with the lovely decorations. Hope you are feeling better soon! It is so much fun to share tea with you via the link party!


  11. Happy Holidays, Betty! So lovely and festive :) Hope you'll have a fantastic Christmas! Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  12. What a beautiful post!! Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy new year!!


  13. Betty:
    I am no help with your blogging problems. So sorry!
    What a lovely post here!

  14. What a beautiful teapot, Betty! Hard to believe the holidays are over, and we are more than half way thru January!