Monday, November 23, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

In early November, I went to the Hamilton Potters' Guild's Fall Pottery Sale. You can view the beautiful teawares from the spring sale here.

The fall sale was the perfect place to shop for Christmas decor and gifts for the pottery fan.

There were many cute (but pricey!) ornaments on sale.

Ornaments featuring classic Christmas carol. 
Alas, there were no tea-themed ornaments so I left empty-handed.

This adorable nutcracker was from HomeSense. 
Sadly, the $60 price tag prevented me from bringing the nutcracker home with me. 

After 3 months of pumpkin and other spiced teas, I'm ready for the Christmas teas! 
I've always wanted to try Celestial Seasonings' Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride herbal tea so I was excited when I finally found it at our local Bulk Barn. Love the teapot sleigh on the box cover!

I purchased this "Tea Time" mug by Greg Voisin at last year's fall pottery show.

The sugar cookie sleigh ride herbal tea was a light and sweet tea ...
...but Celestial Seasonings' Candy Cane Lane green tea is still my favourite Christmas tea!


20 comments:

  1. Looks like another fun outing, Margie. The Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride sounds like a nice tea. I must drop into our Bulk Barn to see if they carry it. I love the sound of the Candy Cane Lane tea but if it has mint in it, that's a no-no for me. A cute mug too. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. I have a number of small handmade pottery pieces that I love because of how unique they are. They've been picked up over the years at craft sales and were pretty reasonable in price.
    I like the mug you bought and your thoughts on a couple of the Celestial Seasonings teas.

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  3. That nutcracker is soooo cute, Margie, but yes, too expensive for my taste, too. The sugar cookie tea sounds delightful, and I'm glad to know that the peppermint is a favorite.

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  4. My sister was just telling me she recently went to the Dundas Potters' Guild show in the armory. I was sorry to have missed it, but we're planning to meet up for the spring show. I like those little Christmas carol ornaments ... cute idea! I'm sorry no one thought to make a tea themed decoration for you :( I've been wanting to look for some Christmas teas too. Have a great week Margie!
    ~Wendy

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  5. Hello Margie, I popped back to leave a comment : )
    This must have been fun. But as you say, expensive. But fun to get ideas and to get into the Christmas spirit.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  6. It's fun to go out and visit and just get ideas. The tea time mug is a beautiful shape and color. Hope you're enjoying your Christmas teas!

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  7. Sounds as if there was lots of eye candy! I too look a lot but seldom buy. It has to really speak to me. When I was cleaning today looks like I might need to stay away from stores of any sort! Have a great week. Lynn

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  8. What a great place to visit! Definitely get you in the mood for Christmas. I, too, have the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride and love it, but the Candy Cane Lane is still one of my favorites. tThanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppateathen Tea. hAve a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Ruth

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  9. T'is the season for fun shopping and decorating and visiting and baking and cleaning and inspiring, and having stress, haha.

    Hope your entire season is blessed with abundant joy.

    Go give your Pop a hug for me, he's a good guy! : - )

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    1. PS

      In the bins on pic #3 on the left, those circle clay things, what are they exactly? They look like music notes? Or snowflakes? They're cute, how much were they?

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      In the bins on pic #3 on the left, those circle clay things, what are they exactly? They look like music notes? Or snowflakes? They're cute, how much were they?

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  10. Thanks for sharing about the pottery show. I'm sure it was lots of fun seeing what people created. Your tea sounds tealightful! So glad you shared!

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  11. After teacups, ornaments are one of my favorite things to collect. I would definitely love to visit a show like this. I really like the knit ornaments in the first photo. I need to look for the Sugar Cookie tea...unfortunately I never could find the CS pumpkin spice tea out here.

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  12. I've tried a lot of Celestial Seasonings' teas but never that one. It looks delicious!

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  13. Oh what sweet and fun pottery pieces. I love going to craft shows. Especially during Christmas. I have never seen a sugar cookie tea. It has to taste delicious.

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

    Janet

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  14. Hi Margie,
    Your pottery mug is so sweet. I must get adventuresome and try more teas. I always seem to prefer my orange pekoe and green tea. It must have been such fun to visit a Christmas sale and find treasures. Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  15. It is fun to go to fall shows. At least you were able to take a photo of the Nutcracker and we all got to see him. You probably use your Tea Time cup/mug all the time? I shall have to try a Christmas tea.

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  16. I'm ready for Christmas, with all it's cheer and beautifully dressing. The season is one filled with Love and giving of oneself. It makes me smile to think of all the many blessings I have been blessed with. A time to be thankful too!

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  17. Margie,

    We're well into Christmas in our household too, trying out the Christmas teas. Your candy cane green tea sounds lovely.

    Wishing you happy days as the countdown begins in earnest soon.
    Brenda

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  18. I just finished decorating the Powder Room and that was the last room that needed to be deocrated. Now I will be teaking, cleaning and maybe even some crafting!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    I enjoy the tea that you showed and I also like a peppermint tea at Christmas time...
    Hugs,
    Deb

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