Last year I made 5 shabby chic decorations for my tree and this year I finished 5 new ones and a topper.
We have a little area to the side and part of our kitchen called a Hearth Room and that is where the tree stands. These are the ornaments I added this year and the tree topper which is my tribute to the birth of Jesus.
Two are a tribute to Queen Victoria and Albert and I also added some Victorian candle clips.
Time to clean up the crafting mess downstairs. And like you too, I will be doing my share of baking now.... Have you enjoyed some crafting, baking and decorating? I got to my crafting rather late as it had to wait until tea cozies were made first but I am glad I made some new tree ornaments.
Fort Collins, Colorado years ago and shared it on this blog.
Here is a close up of some of the
very old vintage and antique
garland pieces on the tree:
I have a mess in my basement right now as I am making 5 ornaments and a topper to add to my Christmas tree. Glitter abounds on the tabletop and floor. I also have some serious preparations to do as some friends are coming over Wednesday for our "progressive luncheon" to 3 of the homes. Our 4th lady friend lives in Fulton so she is joining the rest of us.
Yes, I am a bit of of a teapot queen as of late as I acquired these 2 teapots too. One is a Jackfield English teapot on the top with a gold painted deer and the other is a commemorate 1897 Queen Victoria Jubilee teapot from England. My kitchen window and our recent snow yesterday and today:
So I hope you are enjoying the season and all the blessings of baking, decorating and fellowshipping! And take time for tea:
When my friend Janice's November birthday arrived, I wanted her to get to go to an
Afternoon Tea. Here's the birthday girl:
We found the London tea room to
be in a charming old building in St. Louis. With an Afternoon Tea Tray you eat from the bottom up so first there
were 3 savories. Lower plate: a chicken salad croissant, cucumber sandwich and salmon sandwich. The scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam from England were on the middle plate and the top held 4 desserts: chocolate mousse cup, treacle tart, a macaroon and an orange madeleine.
I have given Afternoon Teas myself so I appreciate all the work that goes into this variety of finger foods. I was dressed a bit silly and fun for the occasion.
We were seated in a large lovely room in the back and the front is reserved for walk-ins who order pastries, tea and there is a gift shop area.
I hope you will take time to check your
area and see if someone serves Afternoon
Tea. Yes, at first you might think it is more expensive but when you understand how special and unique the experience is - it can't be compared to lunch in a restaurant. (do I get an Amen from the tea room owners?)