Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Hello and welcome to my Christmas Tea Parties hosted by Jan & Tom Rose Haven. Go to their blog and you can get a list of participants. Thank you so much Jan and Tom for hosting this fun event.
I had two tea parties over the holidays so I thought I would share them with you. Angel above stopped by to wish you a nice day!
My first tea party is just a collection of all my "Old~fashioned Teatime" accesories.

I'll just let you scroll through and enjoy all the pretty pictures. Feel free to click on the pictures to get a nice big view! I don't have a formal dining room, we gave that up when we became empty nesters. We use that room now as a family room which joins this country farmhouse kitchen. Now the upstairs is just used for guest bedrooms and my sewing room.

An old~fashioned tea set.

Hollie Hobby has joined us today.

We sat, chatted and looked for some good recipes in my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

A pretty round robin book that some friends and I put together during the holidays.

In my last Pink Saturday post I told you that I would let you see what all the pretties were in my christmas gift from my daughter Jen of Jen's Petal Palace. The top is just a peek of what's inside.

Just look at all these faux pasteries that Jen has made for me! Thank you so much Jen, I just love each and everyone!

That's it for my "Old Fashioned Christmas Tea". Now on to my "Blue Snowman Tea".

A collection of all things blue and snowmen.

This cute little snowman teaset my daughter Jen bought for me when she was working in a florist shop a few years back. I just love it, thank you Jen!

The photo did not capture it but the snowman plates are 3-D. The snowmans nose sticks out, they are just so darn cute!

Some yummy pasteries and a selection of hot cocoa.

A few accesories and a pretty snowman box for a gift exchange.

One more thing I had to share with you from my Christmas decorating this year. I just love this shelf, I have had it since I first got married back in 1971. When my husband and I got married this colonial dark pine was the big thing to decorate with. I just love how my jadeite looks on it. My little hoosier to the right is still waiting for me to refinish it. Maybe this winter I will get to it. LOL

Here's Angel telling you good-bye and have a wonderful day! Enjoy the rest of the Tea Parties with Jan & Tom!

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. Stop by on Saturday to share some of my pinkness!

Bless You, Shirl


Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said... put on such beautiful TEA PARTIES!!! Angel and KITTIE over here at my blog, should get along just fine!!! LOL!!

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Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Enjoyed both your tea parties but teh old-fashioned Christmas is my fave!

Love the snowy drape on teh 3 tiered stand. Did you make it?

ceekay said...

Your tables are just lovely. I love your 3 tiered server with the snow on it. I bet those snowmen plates are adorable with the dimension. Wish I could just sit down and chat a while. Thanks for sharing....

Melissa Wertz said...

What a wonderful tea party! Thank you!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! What fun tea parties you have! Wish I could come join you! I just love the snowman themed party especially. I had a lt. blue snowman tablescape that I should blog about. Love your adorable plates. And all of Jen's pretty faux food looks so real!! I love how you have sprinkled around so many of your pretty figurines, too. I'm sooo enjoying my snowman figurine you gifted me with!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Susan said...

Wonderful tea party!! Can't pick a favorite..

Jennifer said...

Mom your pics came out so great! Ilove all the Holly Hobbies and the Cherished teddies.The snowman tea set and dishes is my favorite.The cup cake stand looks beauitful with all the treats.The shelf and jadite lok awesome on that wall.Hugs!Love you, Jen

Vintage To Chic said...

Hey Shirl,
again you have so outdone yourself and everything is wonderful.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Shirl! You sure do know how to have tea parties! Oh how I wish I could come to one! Darling settings at both! Love your cute kitty with an attitude of royalty! LOL!


Spanish Princess said...

Hey! I know I'm a day late for the tea party, but let's just feast on leftovers and chat ...

I love your tea collections. I kept coming back to look at your picures when at work today and every time I found something new that I hadn't seen before. I'm sure I'll be back to see what other "treasures" I find!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

OH MY OH MY OH always amaze me and I just shouldn't be shocked anymore because I know SHIRL STYLE and it is AMAZING! I have never heard of a lemonade cake. It looks terrific and your tables...did I say OH MY. Grand and glorious! I always love when you add the 70's touches like Holly Hobby. (this is what my mom calls Hobby's so cute!)