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I always have several occasions to enjoy "Christmas Tea"! Don't you? What beautiful, porcelain tea service do you use?

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Here's a Christmas Tea with John Hopkins Museums. Maybe not this year but they have in the past hosted a..."Month long series of spirited holiday activities includes historic decoration, seasonal music, reading of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'"

Love this...December Cup of Tea

Two Cottages and Tea

The Best Moments: A Little Christmas Tea

The story of a garage find with these Johnson Brothers 'Merry Christmas' dishes and how it turned into a special Christmas Tea!

Custom design Christmas Set from Fabby's Living

Love the ribbons and bows on this porcelain tea set used for a lovely Christmas Tea Party - shared by Taste of Home! Since the table setting is shared by Taste of Home...there are also lots of fun links to recipes too...

..."Perhaps that is the true gift of a teatime celebration: It fills our cups with joy and warmth and friendship. May the echo of the teacup's message be heard not only at Christmas, not only on special occasions, but anytime friends come together." ~ Emilie Barnes

Rose Chintz Cottage

Friendship Tea: A Cup of Christmas Tea

For this special afternoon tea, I set-up a round table covered in a red holly tablecloth,

 using a mixture of Christmas china to set the table, including my

vintage Rosina Yuletide English Bone China cups, saucers, and plates,

with a matching small cream pitcher and open sugar bowl. 

I collected these pretty teacup trios a few pieces at a time.

I placed the plates on square green glass plates given to me years ago

by my Aunt Ida.  I wrote about those plates in a previous blog post.

Aunt Ida purchased the plates in Chicago in the 1940's when she, her young son, 

and husband traveled there by train.  She fondly told me how

she carried them in a box on her lap during the journey back to Kentucky.

I think of her every time I use them. 

For the charger, I used white Lenox dinner plates. 

I used my "Cup of Christmas Tea" teapots, and the matching

dinner plates on the three-tiered server. 

The pretty napkins are very special because they belonged to Lynn's mother, Martha.

The stemmed glasses were given to me by Mary several

years ago.  They were her mother's Christmas glasses,

probably collected at Arby's, but treasured because Mary's mother,

 Laura, enjoyed using them.

I want to mention, the vintage Campbellsville cherry dining room chairs

were my mother's.  She needlepointed the green chair bottoms.

She was so proud of them, and I know she is with me when I used them.


 I enjoy using the three-tier server  the three tea courses.

The top tier served the mini desserts, cookies and pastries.(the last course)

The middle tier traditionally serves scones. (the second course)

And, the bottom tier serves sandwiches and savories. (the first course)

Guests around the table begin eating from the bottom tier first and move upwards.

Ladies Christmas Tea ~ with beautiful porcelain china!


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