and here was my last picture of the day looking up my street from my fourth time out last night:
This Royal Albert figurine is wearing a bolero jacket covered in snowflakes and a silver snowflake belt. You might remember her, she is one of the Christmas figurines I shared earlier this month, but I think this is more "wintery" personally.
I also used my cardinal teapot which is also a repeat--I had actually already put it away for the season, but cardinals and holly make me think of winter--they are a common sight where I live and stay all winter long.
(I'll admit, this is cheating. This picture was taken after an ice storm a couple of years ago. He perched on the window above my backdoor.)
Cardinals are so pretty next to the white of snow (or ice), so I decided to enjoy tea in a Gracie china teacup with a cardinal on a holly bush with a snowy white background. I bought this cup solely for the pretty cardinal as I'm not a huge fan of the flat bottomed shape, but the design is so pretty.
This post is also the first in 2016's monthly series: gemstones of the month! Garnet is the January birthstone, so off I went to my jewelry box.
My mother gave this ring to my grandmother a long time ago, and then she gave it to me after my grandmother passed away. The pinecone covered runner was also a gift from my mother--a perfect match for this tea. I think this series will be especially fun--I love jewelry and teacups, so what better way to enjoy them then to mix them together :).
Well, winter was a bit slow arriving, but it is definitely here now!