Tuesday, December 2, 2014

FINALLY......GETTING ON WITH CHRISTMAS for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Hello dear blogging friends and I hope you week is filled with the blessing of decorating for Christmas. 
 Work?  Yes, but so wonderful!  Always a work in progress too!

In the kitchen, the buffet has been one of my first projects and today for "Friends Sharing Tea" I am sharing 3 Christmas cups and saucers and also a 3 tiered Afternoon Tea Tray my husband recently made for me.  These two are Japanese of course.  I never collected the Japanese before but last year found these:

My husband has been making these Afternoon Tea Trays for my store and it has been a challenge learning how to do it!  It seems the transferware plates are the easiest to drill.  Some of you will remember the center plate which I shared last Christmas.

This Christmastime, I have the chromo lithograph on the wall over the buffet.  We found it at a flea market last year and I just love how it takes us away to a former era.  

I hope you can join my blog party for "Friends Sharing Tea" today by sharing a link at the bottom to any posting about tea time, collecting cups and saucers, baking or something tea related.  Please include a link to this post on yours!

I will also be joining other blog parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
A Delightsome Life - A Return to Loveliness


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your buffet is simply charming! I love your festive teacups, including the OCR ones hanging on the wall. The print over the buffet really does take you back to a simpler time. I love to think about those eras. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong century. Your tiered tea stand is lovely. Thanks for hosting and joining me for tea. Have a wonderful week preparing for this loveliest of seasons.


Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I just love your gorgeous Japanese pedestal Christmas teacups featured today. I only have one Christmas teacup and can never find any that I fancy. The greenery with your Old Country Rose teacups and plate is perfect for Christmas. Your sideboard always makes me swoon and I must tell you that it inspired me to paint mine at the cottage. Yours is so very beautiful! Happy December! Karen

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. I love your Christmas decked buffet! Lovely! Love the new snow picture. Perfect. And your Christmas holly teacups are perfect! Thanks for hosting, and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Beth said...

You decorate beautifully, Bernideen! I love the OCR plates on the rack, and the painting, as well as your teacups. Your buffet looks fantastic! I noticed your floor lamp in the post below - we have three "just" like it - EXCEPT our shade is not stained glass. Love yours!
Love the 3 tiered servers or curates that your hubby makes. If I were to visit your store, I'd buy one. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Very festive Bernideen, especially with all the sweet angels.
Thanks for hosting us for tea.

Michele said...


Your home is looking stunning this Christmas! I love those Japanese teacups with their pretty rainbow glaze wash.

And your hubs is awesome making you those beautiful tiered trays! It's the perfect thing to do with odd but lovely pieces! Just lovely, thanks for hosting! Hugs!

Carolyn said...

Your buffet looks great all ready for Christmas tea with friends!
I love your teacups from Japan and the 3 tiered stand too.

Thanks for hosting,

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Bernideen,
I love your buffet all set up for tea. You have the prettiest angels and they're so whimsical. Your hubby's tiered trays are wonderful. The chrome lithograph does transport us to a far away time. I would love looking at that all Christmas season.
Thank you for hosting your wonderful tea party.

Vee said...

So pretty! I love seeing the decorating done, but am not so much a fan of the process. It is a lot ofmwork! Love those fancy Japanese footed tea cups.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
your white buffet loooks really pretty and makes me think about change my own furniture. It is the perfect background for every colorful decoration. Now the white looks so winterly with the Angels and the christmas decorated china. Love the winter painting too. Thank you for sharing this charming setting and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rhondi said...

Thank you for the cup of tea. I always enjoy my visits here.

Angela McRae said...

How beautiful! I'm impressed with the tiered trays you are making, and I must say I've never seen that style of teacup with a Christmas design before. (Something new to be on the lookout for!)

Zaa said...

Oh ..How lovely your buffet is with al the pretty angels.. You have created such a lovely Christmas setting..I'm not sure which pretty cup to choose... Thank You for sharing the lovely festive spirit of your home... Hugs

Debbie Kay said...

Hi Bernideen,

Its always a pleasure visiting your blog and adoring your beautiful décor.



Marilyn Miller said...

Love the picture too. It just sort of pulls everything together.

My Cottage Diary said...

This setting is all very pretty, Bernideen. The whole look is very inviting and comforting. The 3-tiered tea tray is beautiful, as are all the teacups and angels. And all supported so well by your lovely buffet itself. Have a great week! Bess