Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Teas

Throughout December, I've been sipping holiday teas from my Christmassy teawares.

My new-to-me Santa teapot, "Snack Therapy" by Fitz & Floyd, hanging out with a vintage Troll.

I love how Santa's hat converts into a mug.
Click here to view the rest of my Santa teapot collection.

Day 16 from the David's Tea Advent Calendar
Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait herbal tea was served from my mini Sadler teapot and Duchess teacup.

The Twinings Winter Wonderland herbal tea definitely tasted better in my Spode Christmas Tree mug.

The Traveling Tearoom's Nutcracker Tea served in the "Christmas Baubles" tea set by Maxwell Williams.

Last year, one of my tea friends surprised me by sending me this "Cup of Christmas Tea" all the way from the States. It was only fitting that I sipped Murchie's Christmas tea (Thanks, Judith!) in this special teacup.

I was thrilled when at a recent visit to my local thrift store, I found the out-of-print book that inspired "A Cup of Christmas Tea".

I didn't have time to raid my parents' closet for an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" so I improvised by pinning the cute Christmas ornaments handcrafted by my blogging friends to a green sweater.

My mom surprised me with this adorable teapot ornament for my tea tree.
If you live near a Canadian Sears store, the ornament is now on clearance. Or you can order it online here.

My Nativity set under the tree.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

I'm joining the following parties this week:


  1. I have the book 'A Cup of Christmas Tea' on my teacart (can't remember where I found mine) and a miniature teaset that matches the book and your big girl size teacup. :-) (from the same friend I think:-)
    Great job on the ugly sweater, this way you can change it up each year.

  2. Your Christmas sweater is brilliant! Tea always tastes better in a pretty china cup, I think.

  3. Wonderful collection of seasonal teapots and cups. You Christmas sweater was very creative. I'm popping to the mall tomorrow so will check Sears for that cute ornament, it was sold out online. Happy holidays to you Margie.

  4. Great idea pinning those knitted ornaments to your sweater, Margie! I love the green too. I didn't see that teapot ornament at Sears here. {We live only five minutes from the store.} I love your Christmas collection of tea things. My hubby thought he might get me the Spode teapot for Christmas but I already have three Christmas teapots. It would have been nice though because I have the mugs and plates but I am trying to be sensible. *sigh* It's not always easy being sensible when you have oodles of tea things and you're a tea-aholic. Merry Christmas friend!


  6. What nice tea treats you've been making for yourself with the various Christmas teapots, teacups and tea! Love the Santa teapot and his hate/cup. I have a lidded Spode candy dish and just recently found a set of six matching Spode pate & cheese knives. Your mom knows you so well ;)
    I didn't get out my nativity scene yet, but am going to get it set up in the next day or so. So much to do ... so little time (left!!).
    Merry Christmas to my favourite tea nerd!
    Wendy xox

    1. Oops! I meant "hat/cup" ... not "hate"!

      PS wearing orange snowflake socks today hehe ;)

  7. Lovely seasonal tea sets. The teapot ornament is adorable. Merry Christmas !

  8. You sure have some pretty tea pieces for enjoying your holiday teas, Margie! I loved the idea of your ugly sweater by pinning some ornaments on it. Your nativity set is a pretty one beneath your Christmas tree. I just finished sipping Trader Joe's Candy Cane green tea. I tried finding the Celestial Seasoning's one that you love, but it was nowhere to be found.
    Merry Christmas blessings, Margie! Hope you're feeling better!

  9. Sounds like some lovely tea times Margie! Extra special teas in seasonal teacups from seasonal teapots. Perfect! Love the "ugly" Christmas sweater!! Have a Merry Christmas. xo Deborah

  10. Dear Margie:
    Thank you for sharing your tea wares. Each piece is unique and fun. I have several sweaters too so right now I'm wearing one every day until Christmas!

  11. Loved seeing your Christmas teawares! I went online to order the teapot ornaments and they are out of stock...boohoohoo!

  12. Hi Margie, boy, do you have the Christmas teapots and teacups! How nice! Your teapot Sears ornament is quite cute! Thanks so much for your recent visits and comments.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well!

  13. How sweet and lovely! Merry Cristmas!!

  14. Hi Margie,
    Wow! You have a great collection of Christmas teapots and pretty teacups. I must visit Sears to see if there are any teapot ornaments left. Have a Wonderful Christmas Dear Margie! Karen

  15. I love ypur Christmas pot collections, Margie! Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!....Christine

  16. Wow, you have a great Christmas collection! Also...I have that Spode teapot! It was a gift this Christmas. And an additional also...the troll!!! I still have troll earrings from back in the day :). The "A cup of Christmas tea" teacup picture was may favorite (other than the troll, because it is a troll).


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