Sunday, December 27, 2015

The (tea) trees of Christmas

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  I'm all sorts of behind in my Christmas posts--unfortunately, I left my camera at my parent's house and had to go back over and get it.  I figure I can still post Christmas trees until New Year's anyway--I keep my outside lights on until then, so trees should still be acceptable as well :).

This post focuses on my two trees in with tea related decorations.  First I'll start with the tree in my kitchen (it may look familiar, this tree was in the background for my Christmas brunch post).  This tree has a sweets theme--especially gingerbread!

(Isn't the gingerbread teapot bag adorable!  My aunt and uncle gave me a cute ribbon candy ornament in this bag, which quickly became part of my décor)

(I found this ornament this year and the large heart cookie was screaming to be personalized)
I'm obviously a big fan of the gingerbread/teacup combo.  Next I thought I would share my actual tea tree:

 I first shared this tree last year, but I thought I would post this years updated tree, to showcase my new acquisitions.
(Mrs. Potts!!!  I found her in a consignment store and was so excited.  I'm not sure if she will stay on the tea tree next year...but more on that with this week's tea party post)

(the Irish teapot with the crystal drop)

(A teabag rest I found at Oatlands after the Christmas tea I attended)

(The teapot and matching cup and saucer with the pink rose surrounded by blue were new Homegoods finds this year--they are Royal Albert)

(I was really excited to see this teapot--it is Royal Albert Cheeky pink!  One of my favorite patterns)

(Matching cheeky pink cup and saucer)

Next a tea tin find from a trip to Houston, TX for work last month.

I LOVE this Christmas tea tin by Ahmad Tea.  Big Ben, The London Eye and even a bit of Westminster Abbey in the background.   
It reminds me of my 2013 trip to London, although it was definitely not snowing then!
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!


  1. I adore all your tea themed Christmas wares! Your trees are AWESOME!

    Well done, what a treat to really look close to see all you have on them. I bet it is so so pretty in real life!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! : - )

  2. Happy New Year, Carrie! Love all your tea-themed ornaments. This year's new additions--Mrs. Potts ornament and personalized gingerbread/teacup--are too cute!

    I've been scouting the Boxing Day/Week sales for teacup ornaments. At a local card store, I saw this adorable ornament of a mouse sleeping inside a teacup but the discounted price was still too expensive for me. I can't stop thinking about it though so we'll see how long my resolve will last. Ha!

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New year! this is an awesome tree.


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