Monday, November 19, 2012

Prepping for Christmas

Having a little tea under the Christmas tree while decorating this week.

Aren't these pretty chintz tea cups.  They are by Grace China.

I found a recipe in my vintage cookbooks for a French Sand Cookie.  They are simple and delicious.  They also freeze well, so you could make them this week and pull them out at Christmas to decorate.  I'll talk more about that and share the recipe tomorrow.

Wishing you a fabulous week! 

 I will link this to:
 Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Tea Talk at The Teaist


Anonymous said...

What a pretty setting and I see lights! :) Oh, I'll be back for the cookie recipe. They look so good and I just love cookies.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awesome photos! It looks so cozy! Those teacups are so beautiful as well and the cookies look delicious :)

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Sherry! Your little tea setting looks so beautiful in the light of your Christmas tree. Pretty tea cups too. Have a good week! Gina

Nancy said...

Oh, your teacups are absolutely beautiful!! Love them!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Lots of sparkle on your tea table this week, I like the teapot with the bird on the lid.

Snap said...

Beautiful tea cups and they look so elegant with the lighting in the background. Pretty white teapot with the bird on the lid (I love birds). Cookies ... Oh, Boy!!!! Happy Tea Day!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

So pretty. I just love chintz.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a beautiful tea setting! It is looking like Christmas at your house!

Susie said...

All looks so lovely. I especially love the Creamware Teapot with the bird on top.
Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

Brenda Pruitt said...

Gorgeous photos and gorgeous teacups!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You are so good at staging great photos.

Heirloom treasures said...

How pretty,Christmas is getting close. xx

Ivy and Elephants said...

I'm pulling out the decorations, too. I can't believe it's that time so quickly. A nice cup of tea and those delicious looking cookie would just
make it all worthwhile. Can't wait until you share the recipe.
Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Pura Vida said...

The twinkle lights look magical in the background

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a pretty tea setting, Sherry! Your photos evoke such warmth and coziness and just draw me in. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lots of sparkle, Sherry! I almost used my birdie teapot today too and decided to use the other instead and I have the same Gracie China teacup! The soft lights behind your tea are so pretty. Lovely post! I do love Christmas! Thank you for coming to tea and have a wonderful week. Happy Thanksgiving.


Maude Lynn said...

How lovely!

Unknown said...

That is some yummy lookin' cookies!!! :D And fab decor!


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh, the light reflecting on the teacups in these pictures is just beautiful:

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Sherry,
I love how the light reflexions sparkle on the cups. That looks so inviting. And the Chintz tea cups are beautiful. Sand cookies are really basics for christmas and a must. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

CraveCute said...

Sherry your photos are always so gorgeous! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Katarina said...

Lovely cups, Sherry! I have a sweet tooth, now! Can't wait for the recipe!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate :) Your tablescape looks amazing! I am starting Christmas decorating tonight!

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Jocelyn said...

Love, love, love your tea setting. We will start decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving. My daughter is so ready :-)

Jocelyn @

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh you are making me so ready to get my christmas decor in place! After this weekend event!

Wendy said...

What an elegant tea set you have. I love the pattern and gold trim. Looking forward to that cookie recipe!
Happy decorating!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a pretty tea! Love how the tree lights are so soft and the beautiful teacups. I can almost hear the Christmas music! Now I need to start decorating!

Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Your tea under the tree is lovely! I am starting my Christmas decorating Friday, and I hope to get our tree then.
There is something magical about late night tea with the tree lit and a fire in the fireplace : )
Gracie china is very pretty! They make some really lovely chintz patterns over the years.
Happy Thanksgiving,