Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sleigh Bells Ring ...


I'm taking a quick break from decorating to have a cup of tea.  I hope you will join me as the kettle is on and you are always welcome. 
Jingle bells are a true holiday classic and can really jazz up your decor.  I have filled a silvery, green glittered sleigh with some beautiful bells.


As in the famous movie 'It's A Wonderful Life' every time you hear a bell an angel gets his wings.  Don't you just love the sound of bells tinkling at Christmas time?
Shiny, glittered and bright ...


I thought this Tiffany blue candle holder added a nice 'frosty' feel to the coffee table.  As I continue to decorate you will begin to see my theme.  Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year?  I really hope we get some snow!


Tea is being served in a RS Prussia teacup & saucer.  These pieces have beautiful pink roses with soft muted green edges.  Today I am sipping a Tower of London blend.  A black tea finished with oil of bergamot and honey flavor - kind of like having French pastry.  This blend is somewhat reminiscent of Paris.



Thank you for stopping to enjoy tea with me and for taking a sneak peek at my holiday decorations.

Today I am joining ...

Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House
Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time 
Tea Talk @ The Teaist
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 

35 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful pictures and decorations donna.

greetings karin

Chris said...

I love your sleigh! How beautiful! Tea time looks like fun to me!

Katz Tales said...

Very pretty! It's 28C here so not very Christmassy!

Stewart M said...

Is it that time of year again already?

You may like the newest post to my photoblog!

Stewart M - Melbourne

elisa said...

I love the tea cup and I love tea! I'm really looking forward to decorating the house with all the christmas things!
Have a nice day!

Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful deco! :)

HansHB said...

Great serie of close-up photos. A lot of details in every photo!
Nice to see!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful! I love your tea cup!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

What a lovely respite ~ Wonderful photos ~ very creative ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

January said...

beautiful details! :)

Ampalaya Flower

Cynthia said...

Just beautiful, I love the tea cup. The sled is very pretty.

Cynthia

Terry said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all of your decorations. Gorgeous photos. Love the sleigh and frosted candle holder.

Rizzi said...

LOVE YOUR SLEIGH....HAS A NICE CHIME TO IT......YOUR TEACUP IS SO NICE AND PRETTY....."ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE" IS A GREAT MOVIE......WATCH IT EVERY CHRISTMAS.....BOUGHT THE DVD.......
YOU HAVE THE CHRISTMAS SPRITE.......HAVE A NICE WEEK.....RIZZI

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Just gorgeous pictures, Donna. I love your sleigh, and the crisp blue of the container--it's all so pretty together.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Tea sounds so nice right now! Lovely tea cup and setting :)

Gattina said...

Pretty decorations !

Beth said...

Your sleigh is gorgeous, and so is your teacup. I'm sensing a blue and silver decorating theme for Christmas.
Be blessed, Beth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Oh my, how pretty! The teacup is just beautiful and your little sleigh filled with tinkly bells is really sweet. I love your aqua theme; gorgeous. I am thinking your theme might be aqua {or robin egg blue} and silver/white. Beautiful post and thank you for sharing it with Tea Time. Enjoy your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sylvia said...

Hi Donna, found you on Rose Chintz Cottage, love your post. The bells in the sleigh is a great idea!

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is just a vision of beauty! What a gorgeous setting, too - I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving! x0x0

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely Donna! Your vignette is just perfect! I LOVE the teacup, and the candle holder and sleigh are lovely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful scene with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Rollercoaster Mum said...

Very pretty Christmassy pictures!

The Teaist said...

Visiting from one of the many link-ups :)

Lovely Christmas decorations and I like the white and frosted theme. Your teacup is lovely too. I'll have to check out this 'Tower of London' blend! :)

Take care!

Snap said...

Gorgeous! I love the light blue and the bells -- a nice look to winter wonderland! You teacup is lovely -- the shape is unusual, the decoration so dainty and I bet it feels great in the hand! Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

Oh Donna! That is a gorgeous Tea cup! I adore the thinness of the china and the soft roses and muted greens. So very lovely!
I also love the tinkling of bells. It is the time of year that I get to hear it often, and I am glad as it is sooo cheery!
Hugs,
Terri

Sharon Souter said...

Just beautiful = I love the pale pastel colours together with the cool elegant silver. Its very pretty!

sandy said...

I love the pastel color in your cup! So soft and pretty! And I'm seeing the hint of silver and soft teal in your Christmas decor. My favorite colors right now..
Have a wonderful week!
sandy :)

jeanetteann said...

It's all very pretty Donna. Thank you for your visit and nice comment. Did you see my previous post about the furniture,well at the end I posted a pic of me wearing the scarf you so kindly sent me. Love it. xx

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What gorgeous pieces. I love the sled and I have a Crystal one filled with little ornaments as well. I love the colours, very much to my own liking. Have a happy day!

Bernideen said...

What lovely photos and that little birdie int he cage - amazing! Thanks for linking to Friends Sharing Tea!

KathyB. said...

I am liking your decorating colors and I think I will LOVE your theme accomplished !

What a fun way to sip tea, while decorating for Christmas.

Birgitta said...

So beautiful pictures and decorations!

Vee said...

Oh that was a lovely little rest...restful colors, thoughts, and beautiful things. I really like your sleigh filled with jingle bells.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Please forgive me if I do not comment much from now until after the New Year. Busy times, have a wonderful festive season. :)

Marie Arden said...

I have a thing for sleighs I am always looking for them large or small silver or white or pink! Lovely festive post!

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