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Christmas Tea

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hello My Lovelies!  Would anyone like to join my daughters and me for some tea and Christmas goodies?  We have set the table in the dining room for a late afternoon formal tea complete with scones, finger sandwiches, and cheese straws.  We're getting sick of cookies, but we're sharing most of what we bake from the Cookie Advent Calendar.

As the days are getting so, so short, teatime gives us the lift we need in late afternoon.

Each place setting

These sweet little napkin rings are my favorite!

One of my daughter loves Gerber Daisies

For serving the finger sandwiches

For serving the cheese straws


All china Lenox Christmas tree/Peppermint pattern
Centerpiece:  Large flower frog by Mackenzie-Childs in the Madison pattern from the Taylor Collection
Peppermint striped napkins and candy cane napkin rings:  Pier 1
Tablecloth: Williams-Sonoma (very old)
Cutlery stocking holders:  Sur la Table
Alpine Christmas cutlery:  World Market

 I love spending time with my girls during Christmas and making memories with them.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Beautiful as always Ricki Jill and making memories are life's greatest treasures.

  2. How sweet is this to have an afternoon high tea with your girls. Enjoy.

  3. RJ, I would love to join you and the girls for a cup of Christmas tea and cookies, if you have an extra:) Funny to hear anyone getting sick of cookies but I get it since you are baking them everyday. Bet your neighbors hope you keep that tradition going! Making memories with loved ones is a good thing, a favorite thing. I have many memories stored away for dark dreary days like today...........

  4. That was probably the exact pick me up I needed this afternoon! (instead I fell asleep for five minutes...until the phone rang!)

  5. How delightful! Love the candy cane shape plates


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