Tuesday, December 25, 2018

T Stands For Merry Christmas

If you celebrate Christmas I hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and friends. If you need to take a break from the hectic holiday or Tuesday pace for those who do not celebrate Christmas


the teapot is ready


choose a cup, this one from a friend in Iowa


or the cloisonne cup I purchased at a Christmas shop in Boston


Maybe you'd prefer a cup of cocoa from one of the jolly Santa cups from Himself's childhood decorations. Does anyone know who Leon is? =^,.^=



Maybe you'd prefer hot chocolate with little marshmallows and peppermint?


For the coffee drinkers, Erich has a happy, snowman mug. Coffee pods are available at the Keurig station in the kitchen. Help yourself.


More tea? I'll put the kettle on.

Oh, and do help yourself to some cookies.


An assortment of Italian cookies and pizzelles


Ricotta cookies flavored with anise



Crostoli drizzled with honey and festively decorated with nonpareil which was my Grandma's (Ma's mother) signature cookie for holidays and special occasions.


Oh, and don't forget to take a look at the arty cards and ornaments sent to me from arty friends. I love how they instantly decorate the studio for Christmas. Thank you all for thinking of me and for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

33 comments:

  1. Those little cups are very pretty! I'll help myself to a coffee, too, but perhaps today I should better just look at the cookies and not sample them! Happy T Day, 'Frohes Fest', Valerie

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    1. Sample all you want. Virtual cookies are virtually free of calories. Frohes Fest!

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  2. Merry Christmas! I don't think I've seen tea-related ornaments before...my mum would love them.

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    1. I bet if you do a search on teapot or tea cup ornaments, I bet you would find some you could get for your mum

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    2. And a Merry Christmas to you, Finn

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  3. Wow, your teapot and teacup Christmas ornaments are so beautiful! I'd like to try each of those cookies too, I'm just having my cuppa so they would be perfect and it is Christmas after all ...lol ๐Ÿ˜‰. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and T Day! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

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    1. Cookies are perfect for breakfast on Christmas morning. Merry Christmas to you

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  4. I LOVE your Christmas tree with the adorable teapots, cups and saucers, and other delicious looking goodies. For once, I know the answer to the question about LEON. I'd love hot chocolate in one of those Santa mugs. That is the right size to keep me from feeling guilty. Thanks for sharing your cookies, treats, lovely tea tree, coffee butler, and fabulous cards you received for T this Tuesday, dear CJ.

    Merry Christmas. I hope although the eldest is away, you have a blessed, safe, joyous, peaceful Christmas. So glad you join us each week for T, too. Now let's go watch Die Hard (grin).

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    1. Thank you. We are enjoying Christmas very much and watching Die Hard will add to the festivities of the day

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    2. Merry Christmas to you and the boys, too

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  5. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Enjoy your goodies and family! :D

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    1. Thanks, Robin. You have a merry Christmas with your family, too

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  6. Such delights! I love them all, but somehow that Christmas kettle is my favorite right now. I've never seen decorations like these. Those cookies look delicious! Merry Christmas to you and all you hold dear :)

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    1. The teakettle was a gift from The Nephew. It was made by Lenox

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    2. And a Merry Christmas to you as well

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  7. Your Christmas tree is so beautiful-loving those wonderful ornaments.
    Tea for me please and can't decide which Christmas cookie I want to try first.
    Merry Christmas

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  8. This is such a beautiful post CJ! I love your decorations! They are all so precious! I love the tea cups and teapots! All the goodies look so yummy! Love all the cards too! Merry Christmas! Big Hugs!

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  9. Your tree looks beautiful with the cups and teapots.
    Delicious Christmas cookies and treats. This was a lovely post to read tonight.
    Happy Christmas to you and your family.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Fabulous tea themed decorations CJ! I need to find a tea cup ornament for my tree. And those cookies look delicious. I have eaten so much food in the last 2 days I think I need to be rolled around instead of walking. (smile). I hope your Christmas Day was wonderful and all your holiday wishes came true! Hugs-Erika

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    1. If you can’t find a tea theme ornament, I’ve made them using a chipped tea cup and saucer. I’ve glued the tea cup to the saucer and tied ribbon to hang it from the tree. Or if you have a teacup without a saucer, you could just tie a ribbon to the handle for the hanger.

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  11. Merry Christmas, CJ! Your goodies look delish! Enjoy!!

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  12. Noel - it took me a little bit, but I got it, CJ ;-)

    I'd love a cup of cocoa from one of those darling cups. I enjoyed seeing your collections. I'm delighted my card arrived in time for Christmas. It's quite a challenge sending mail from Mexico.

    Happy New Year and Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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    1. The posties lived up to the USPS motto, “We deliver for you”

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  13. WOW! What wonderful ornaments and perfect for a T-day with Elizabeth.
    Thanks for sharing them.

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  14. What a fabulous post! Your tea ornaments look great and I could probably help you reduce your biscuit selection (they all look yummy!) I hope you had a great Christmas! Belated Happy T day! Chrisxx

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    1. We had a very nice Christmas, Chris. Hope yours was delightful as well.

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