Friday, December 2, 2016

GETTING ON WITH CHRISTMAS for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Being in a different house this Christmas 
means putting things in new places and
 also buying an artificial tree that
 fits into an 8 ft. ceiling.
 Since all the live trees are really full,  we
opted for an artifical 7 1/2 foot slim.

I do love my Nicole Sayre angels:

I had gotten rid of some of my decorations
 before we moved but I'm glad to see I kept 
the most "beloved" items!  Here is the
living room and a thrift Beatrix Potter
 pillow from last year:

Last year we had the "Doll Doctor" repair my Mother In Law's
German nativity set.  Marilyn did a great job restoring many of
the pieces which showed signs of deterioration.

I am hoping you will join me for Friends Sharing Tea
so I include this picture of my some of my
Friendly Village by
Johnson Brothers.  I am on
 the hunt for
the teapot!

I am sharing at:


Jean | said...

Bernideen, I hope you find that Friendly Village teapot to go with the rest of your lovely things. I love your Beatrix Potter pillow. Even though I put a little brewed coffee in my tart, you don't really taste the coffee and the tart goes beautifully with a nice cuppa tea.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Bernideen your Christmas tree is so beautiful and the size looks perfect in your new home! I love all your Christmas decorating and enjoyed seeing your set of Friendly Village! Thank you for hosting your party and have a wonderful week!

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, wow, you went really all the way out decorating for Christmas! Looks like you really enjoy doing it!
I think it is so nice, that you spent the money to restore your Mother in Law's German nativity set, rather than "just getting a new one". Maybe I am nostalgic, but I like when people care about their heirlooms. I zoomed in and had a closer look at the figurines and really like that they are done in quite a detailed way. I wonder if they are handmade from wood?
Hope you enjoy many Christmas teas, have a lovely Advents time.
Warm regards,

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the tall, skinny tree and all your decorations. It's funny, but I have gotten rid of decorations the past few years and yet still seem to have plenty. It looks that way for you too.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I love it all especially the doll with her skirt open guess the doll globe and the doll holding the Peace sign, I have a couple very similar
I sure hope you find your tea pot to match your Village set of dishes, I'll keep an eye out for one also
That green fabric chair sure is pretty the angel doll is sitting on
I wouldn't expect anything but gorgeous Christmas Decoration from the Tea lady Bernideen

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I can see that you are also enjoying decorating! I love your Friendly Village Collection and the Nativity Scene is gorgeous! Everything looks so perfect and ready for Christmas. Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea! Enjoy the Season Sweet Friend! Karen

Szara Sowa said...

I love Your Christmas decorations, especially Angels. Have an angeles weekend.

Stacey said...

Bernideen, your home is beautiful! I love all of your Christmas decorations. The tea pots of cups are lovely as well.

Margie said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your new place! Your holiday decor is lovely, Bernideen. My family always had an artificial Christmas tree so we're able to put up our tree by late November.

Best of luck on your quest for the Friendly Village teapot. Today, I dropped by a thrift store and found 4 sets of the Friendly Village teacups and saucers in excellent condition for only $8. YEAH!!! Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your home looks beautifully decked out in holiday decor, Bernideen! You have so many pretty treasures that I just love. I hope you find the Friendly Village teapot. I'd love to have, too! Thanks for hosting and happy December to you.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I was just looking on e-bay and there is what looks to be a Friendly Village teapot starting bid is $21.50. Postage is $9.75. Two days left for bidding and no one has bid yet. It's listed under Johnson Brothers. Perhaps you want to get an older one but this one says Made in England. Thought you may want to check it out. Good Luck if you bid! Have a Good Weekend! Karen

janice15 said...

I'm going to use a old silver tin tree that i found years back at a goodwill I dont want to fuss with real trees to much work your tree looks lovely. I think how exciting to decorate in a new house... Happy weekend my dear have a wonderful one with love Janice

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Bernideen - your home is looking so festive and lovely all dressed up so prettily for Christmas!

I wish you a blessed and happy Advent Season! Hugs! ♥♥♥

krishna said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations..

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Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your holiday decorating is so pretty and love that your were able to have the nativity set saved. We need to have a pencil tree since our home is smaller. Tis a great time of year..

quakerhillfarm said...

Delightful photos of your home! Have a very Merry Christmas!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your room looks very festive. I believe we have the same love seat except mine is an oatmeal color.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Looking wonderful Bernideen! I have a bit our and a few ornaments as I can get to them. So nice to see your finished home! Lovely! Thanks so much for hosting!

Mimi said...

Dear Bernideen and friends. I haven't had much tea-themed to share lately, but thought you might enjoy my rustic gingerbread houses. They're inspired by Scandinavian gingerbreads and I think they're rather cute. Wishing you all a peaceful December and a Merry Christmas. Love, Mimi xxx

xinex said...

I love your Christmas decorations. Bernideen. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the season!...Christine

Deborah Montgomery said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing your house with us. I'm glad you didn't get rid of all your Christmas decor when you moved. There's some very special keepsakes there. The Nativity scene is beautiful! xo Deborah

Sandi Magle said...

I love your unique Victorian touches here and there. Makes me want to get going around here, I'm still in downtime from finishing the remodel. I do have a surprise though for Christmas this year, hope it works, Thanks for sharing your pretty new house, Sandi

The Charm of Home said...

So pretty Bernideen. I love the nativity and the church! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, I'm trying to catch up! Your Nicole Sayre angel is wonderful, as are the other Nicole dolls. I like how you have decorated your new place, just beautiful! Looking at your white feather tree gave me an idea for mine! Pink paper Easter grass! What do you have for yours? Looking forward to tomorrow!