Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Decorating & Tea

Hi everyone,

I have been busy the past several weeks and really do have quite a bit to show you.  I just needed some time to take pictures and sit down at the computer.

Our tree has been up and I thought I would share with you some of my favorite ornaments.  I love the way it turned out with our Victorian theme.

The wrought iron shelf in my kitchen has a pine garland from Michael's.  The charming reindeer with wire antlers and icy Christmas tree candles are from the Pottery Barn.  I love the pearlescent glitter that sparkles as snow on the branches.  The glass vase is filled with pinecones and white lights.

Keeping things simple this year, I have placed a wooden silver tray on the table filled with candles.  The bird candle has a distressed, pearlescent finish that replicates the look of partridge's feathers.  As much as I wanted to add some snow around the bottom of the tray I really can't with Cheops.  I need to think "kitty" friendly when decorating.

A pretty pink poinsettia is in my living room.

I'm off now to have tea in this gorgeous handpainted rose teacup and saucer bearing the mark by Royal Sealy in Japan.  

The entire cup has a "mother of pearl" finish with a reticulated saucer.  The gold trim and handle is stunning!

I hope you are enjoying the season and decking the halls!  The last of my handmade cards have been received so I can continue to share them with you.


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful tree and ornaments donna and great decorations.

greetings karin

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, such a pretty tree, Donna. Lovely ornaments and your teacup is a real beauty! Sipping tea from that would be so lovely. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Your siamese cat, owl and bird tree ornaments are my favourites, but love you whole tree decorated. Thanks for sharing your home decorations this season.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Donna
Your tree does have an elegant Victorian appearance, it must be so nice to sit and look at it.
The teacup is gorgeous, love how the inside sparkles in colour.
Merry Christmas.

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous, oh so gorgeous, Donna! Love all your ornaments! You definitely have the decorating eye to go with your crafty eye!

Merry Christmas!

Becky said...

Your tree and decorations are gorgeous Donna.

Anonymous said...

Your decorations are just exquisite! Your house must be so very beautiful at Christmas! We didn't put up decorations this year, and I really miss them so this gives me something to enjoy. TFS

Rosemary said...

Donna what lovely ornaments and a gorgeous tea cup what a pleasure to sip from it..

Rhonda Langley said...

What lovely ornaments! I really like the owl!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Donna, Mom and I are still talking about your tree. lol It's so beautiful and I forgot to mention that my mom was in awwwww of that Pink Poinsettia!! It's sooo beautiful. We have never seen a true Pink Poinsettia. We must be sheltered here in Missouri. lol

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Awesome Christmas ornaments. My favorite is one the cardinals on it. I am a tea drinker, so I love your tea cup.

gale said...

Very pretty ornaments! My kids pick out all of ours so they're all hallmark character ornaments. lol

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