A Christmas Tea

Good morning, sweet friends! Today is the perfect day for a Christmas tea party gathered around the coffee table.

I’m so thrilled that you are here to join me for some delicious spiced tea and cookies.





My grandmother’s pretty Spode Rose Chintz china graces the table.

I just adore these sweet dainty teacups!

A trip to Trader Joe’s yielded some lovely bunches of flowers to compose this festive arrangement. You may notice it is the same floral arrangement that graced my traditional Christmas table. The flowers were just too pretty to not use again.

You will also find pretty linen napkins on my table. I recently won these from Bonnie Chase Designs and April Cornell. April Cornell has the prettiest table linens! I can’t believe I won them. I never win anything.



My dear friends, I am so happy that you joined me today for tea and a little coffee table talk. I hope that you have a most joyous and blessed day!!!


Linking with:
  Between Naps on the Porch – A Stroll Thru Life –

  Follow The Yellow Brick Home –

Katherines Corner – Life and Linda  – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

 – The Dedicated HouseCommon Ground


  1. Shannon, I love the Rose chintz china from your grandmother. I have a few pieces and would love to add more. Your spiced tea and cookies sound perfect. Congrats on winning the AC napkins, I love mine. Happy Thursday sweet friend!

  2. Oh Shannon you had me at hello with your Grandmother’s Rose Chintz! I have some Rose chintz at the LakeHouse and enjoy using them. (They were my Mom’s.)

    Bonnie is going to love seeing how you used the napkins. She is such a sweetheart!
    Congratulations on winning and Happy Thursday my friend!

  3. Delightful Shannon! I would love to sip tea around your beautiful coffee table and talk to you. Very endearing. Your grandmother’s china is lovely.
    Pinning on my All about Tea board.
    Love how you decorated your tray and the April Cornell napkins.

  4. Good morning, dear Shannon. I thank you for inviting me to tea. There is nothing more lovely than tea with dear friends during the holidays. Your grandmother’s ‘Rose Chintz’ has always been a favorite pattern of mine. It is so lovely and sets a perfect tea table.
    Wishing you a beautiful December day.❤

  5. How beautiful Shannon, I relaxed immediately seeing that silver tea tray beckoning me into your living room! The china is gorgeous, I love that you have and cherish your family treasures. I would love to sit there this afternoon and sip tea with you!

  6. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    I would love to join you for tea at your lovely coffee table. Those cups and saucers are lovely.

  7. Happy I got to know your blog on Amber’s tour.

    Such a pretty setting for tea. Love the dish with greens and red pinecones. The tea cups are pretty along with the linens you won.


  8. What a lovely setting! Love the beautiful tea cup set and the floral arrangement! Those napkins are wonderful. I love April Cornell linens too! Your whole room looks beautiful!

  9. Pretty! I have always liked April Cornell, and collected some of her tabletop and even a few of her clothing items. There used to be a store here in Boulder, but it closed long ago…they had great sales, my favorite 🙂

  10. So pretty Shannon! I love your china, of course – your photos are gorgeous! Love the flowers too, and the napkins and – well everything!! 🙂 Happy Holidays my friend! ?

  11. I am a tea drinker and to come to a home with such a beautiful setting would be wonderful! Your pictures and colors are so warming.

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