Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LOVING EVERY SEASON for "Friends Sharing Tea"

When I think of how creative God was to design four totally unique seasons, I am just amazed.  I also know that we were created in His image and when I see how creative my blogging friends are with ideas and inspirations - I marvel!  Just about the time we start to get a little bored  with things - God moves us on to another season.  This week I was looking at my 1992 Victoria book "The Heart of Christmas".  This book would inspire your creativity for the holidays.

  I think I was ready for winter this week.  The last two nights it has been snowing  here in Colorado.  Fall is over.  Actually winter doesn't officially come until December 21st on the calendar but it is here in terms of the weather.

Please pour yourself a cup of tea in this Old Country Roses tea cup.  The chintz Old Colorado Roses pieces are items from the past and are English.  When this Victoria Book came out jewel tones and Victorian decorating were all the rage in the early 1990's.  Some of you will remember the way this buffet used to look before hubby painted it shabby chic Vintage White.

These past months, I have enjoyed my fall decorations but now it is time to pull things out for the Holidays!  Do you do the same thing every year or do you change things up a bit?  Don't you love it when you open some boxes of decorations and see something or several things that you found last year on sale and tucked there for this year?

If you are a tea blogger, I hope you can join in the fun here and share a post from your blog about tea time, baking, collecting tea cups or anything tea related about your home.  Just link at the bottom.

Of course I always enjoy joining other blogger friends for their blog parties as well:
Tea Time Tuesday With Sandi
Mosaic Monday With Judith
Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday


Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
I have the same book and enjoy it every Christmas.
It is really mild here today but I hear snow is in the forecast in a couple of days.
Love your china!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I always love to visit your tea party and see what you have displayed. Your set today is so pretty and I'm sighing over the silver teapot! Yes, I am thankful to Our Lord for the seasons and the many blessings that I have.
Thank you for your party and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your chintz is so pretty and goes very well with the Old Country Roses. It really does set a lovely table. We are getting snow again tomorrow night. Too early for this time of year but nothing we can do about it. I think if my hubby was retired I wouldn't mind it as much.
It's always a pleasure to join you for tea. Thanks for hosting and for joining me. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like this chintz pattern Bernideen and yes, always a surprise to unpack the Christmas decorations. Many of the same things are put out each year but moved around.
Our snow is all gone from the mild spell we just had but more is on the way!
Thanks for hosting your tea gathering each week.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thanks for hosting another great party for us this week. Have a blessed Thanksgiving....hugs....

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. I was looking at that book today as well...a favorite. I just love your Aesthetic teapot! And OCR is such a classic. Just lovely! We are at sea level, but there is snow on all the surrounding mountains in Olympic National Park now. Beautiful! Thanks for hosting, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Vee said...

Funny how winter shows up so early every year. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I just adore your chintz Old Country Rose teapot and cream and sugar. I have a couple of teacups of Old Country Rose and treasure them. Your white sideboard is absolutely gorgeous! We do indeed love the same things! Thank you for hosting Tea Time today! Blessings! Karen

Marilyn Miller said...

That is such a pretty tea set. Though I grumble about Winter there is indeed something so creative in God's plan with the seasons.

Anonymous said...

I have that same Victoria book. Loveyour pretty tea cups! The old Country Roses is really a pretty pattern and actually can be very Christmasy!

Winnie said...

Such lovely pieces! Love the patterns! Such a pretty butter dish too. I will look up that book, sounds right up my alley! We are supposed to get our first snow tomorrow on the big travel day. Thankfully I am taking off work, and not driving until Thanksgiving. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your set is so pretty. The Old Country Roses has always been one of my favorites. I too look forward to the change in the seasons. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Martha

Beth in NEPA said...

Old Country Roses is our Special set of dishes. It started with a few and now has taken over... LOL... but we love it.

Zaa said...

OMG .... What a pretty set... The colours are perfect for the coming season .. and .. I'm loving that vintage silver teapot. You've created such a lovely teatime display on your white buffet...Thank you for sharing the spirit.... Hugs

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
I really love your new made home. Such a pretty background for the colorful OCR. I love to see new colors and so I am working in my shop with modern color combos. But at home I always came back to the traditional Red, Green and Gold. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home and this tea time. Its always a pleasure to join the party. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Best greetings, Johanna

Julia said...

Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado.
Te animo a hacer una ojeada en el post de esta semana y seguro que veras algunas ideas realmente interesantes.Deseo que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.

Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bernideen! Love your OCR - both types! I have china for 8 in OCR, but none of the serving pieces - yet. Hugs and blessings, Beth

The Charm of Home said...

Bernideen Thank you for hosting! I hope you had a lovely week. Your china is so beautiful.

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful. Is there anything better than the old Victoria's mags? I love these Christmas books. They still inspire me. Clarice

Angela McRae said...

Now I have that Christmas book around here somewhere ... thanks for the reminder that I haven't read it in a while, as I need a little inspiration to get some Christmas decorating underway! Love how you've used that gorgeous OCR chintz -- and of course your silver teapot is simply exquisite! (Very "Victoria magazine" too, don't you think?)