Monday, December 17, 2018

Early Tea-Themed Christmas Gifts

"Thou shalt not steal." But this commandment doesn't apply when you're playing Secret Santa (Yankee Swap) at work...

Of course, I had to "steal" this beautiful pair of tea cups from the co-worker who selected this gift.

But my co-worker bore no ill will towards me as my "theft" gave her the opportunity to pick another present that she actually wanted!

Last Friday, another work colleague surprised me with this gorgeous tea set ornament. She had been saving this ornament for 20 years (!) for someone special.

We had bonded over our love of tea and she gave me the tea ornament because she knew how much I would love it. I was so humbled and touch by this generous gesture. I will always treasure this tea ornament.

It's hard to believe that we're more than halfway through Advent now!

Tea Advent Calendar: Days 1-6

Tea Advent Calendar: Days 7-12

Note: My regular posting schedule will shift to Sundays for the next 2 weeks due to the holidays.


  1. Your floral teacups with spoons are so pretty, Margie. And that wee tea set ornament is just adorable! What a heart warming gift from your friend! You could almost open your own little shop because you have such a wonderful collection. I may not make it back after this week because my family is arriving tomorrow. That is if the storm doesn't delay the flight. We're getting two storms back to back. Bad timing! Anyway, one can't do a thing about the weather. Merry Christmas, Margie! Enjoy your teas and the love of your family and friends. Hugs.

  2. Those teacups that you stole were perfect for you, Margie! The ornament that your coworker and tea-friend ave you just touched my heart. She knew that you'd appreciate that special ornament. You were certainly blessed!
    I stole from my group of friends party, too. I stole a pretty embroidered pillow that says "Jingle", and I put it on my bed.

  3. Those are wonderful tea-themed gifts. The pair of teacups and matching spoons are beautiful. What a sweet friend to give that treasured ornament to someone who will appreciate it most! You!

  4. Lovely set of teacups (and matching spoons) from your swap. (We call it White Elephant here.) The flowers remind me of Georgia O'Keeffe's famous poppy painting.
    That tea ornament is a real gem. So wonderful that your friend gifted it to you. She knows you would appreciate it and treasure it with care.
    I'm still on the lookout for a tea Advent calendar. Yours has quite the variety.

  5. No way you would have left THAT gift at the had your name all over it!

  6. What a gorgeous tea ornament. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  7. Oh, those tea cups are just perfect for you, my friend. And what a pretty little tea ornament! Merry Christmas, Margie! Hugs!

  8. What a great "STEAL". I would have had to take them myself. Have a very Merry Christmas Margie.

  9. Love those tea cups with the matching spoons - beautiful colors and pattern! And that tea set ornament . . . what a sweet treasure that is! Merry Christmas!

  10. Some lovely tea-treasures, Margie. For your friend to have saved that tea set ornament for 20 years, waiting for someone special. Wow!

    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas! Got your note and tea in the mail...thank you. Will be thinking of you as I have my cuppa.

    Brenda xox

  11. LOVE those teacups Margie. I just love the tea ornament set. WOW! How pretty. Girl, you have the most wonderful tea stuff. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. Your friends know you well, Margie! Love those cups! And what an honor to receive something that someone has been holding onto for decades, waiting for just the right recipient!


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