This entire month my weekly tea party will feature a different tree in my house--I'm one of those crazy people who does multiple trees in different themes...so on to the first one!
This year I moved my Tea Tree to a different location where it is more noticeable, and added a few new goodies.
I figured we could start at the top with my doctored angel.
I bought a small angel ornament at Michaels and removed the ribbon and other things that were in her hands and replaced it with a miniature teacup. I just used a glue dot to attach it, and ta-dah!
I have only been collecting tea ornaments for a couple of years and last year was the first time I had enough to put them all on a themed tree. Some of the teacups and teapots are from places I've visited:
(the teapot in the middle top has a picture of the Biltmore in Asheville, NC and the teacup almost directly under that is from Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC)
(The teapot and teacup above are of Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington in Alexandria, Virginia)
(Christmas is a magical time of year!)
others are miniatures of famous patterns.
One was a gift from a tea guest, she saw the ornament and bought it for me because she had such a good time at a Christmas tea she attended the year before.
I also have a couple with international flair with Irish shamrocks and Dutch Delft:
Most of the ornaments are teacups or teapots, but I have found a couple of "different" things, including the gold teaspoon in the bottom of the picture above with a teapot handle,
a creamer and sugar,
(I would love to have this chintz set in real life! If you look in the bottom left of the picture you can see a tea cup with two bears on the saucer--they are having tea themselves, complete with a tiny teapot!)
a teapot tea strainer,
and a cross stitch ornament I made myself.
Thanks for starting your December with me! I'm joining these tea parties this week:
Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea