Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter Tea Time


Being someone who loves winter, I really wanted to participate in Cuisine Kathleen's Snow/Winter Table Challenge but I've been out of commision lately due to a sore back and wasn't up to doing a full scale tablescape to fit the theme.
 
 
Then I came up with the idea of a Winter Tea Time on a tray.  I hope Kathleen will approve and let me join in her party!
 
 
My "backdrop centerpiece" for this tea tray consists of 3 apothecary jars filled with faux snow and pine cones.
 
 
 
A closer look inside one.
 
 
 
A winter-white birdie sits beside some snowflake mugs.
 
 
 
I love the snowflake pattern on the mugs. My grandmother recently gave them to me when she down-sized to move to a care home.  They will always be very special to me.
 
 
 
Would you care to sit and have a cup of hot tea with me on this winter's eve?
 
 
 
 
Of course, if you prefer, I also have another form of refreshment on the sideboard.
 
 
These wine glasses were a Christmas gift from Mr. Delight.
 The snowflake design is perfect for our apres ski get-togethers.
 
 
This snowflake wine stopper was a gift a few years back from my sister-in-law and fits the theme perfectly!
 
 
 
So which do you prefer on a cold winter's night, a hot cup of tea or a relaxing glass of wine?
 
 
Thanks for visiting!
  Be sure to head over to Cuisine Kathleen's for her Snow/Winter Table Challenge Party - maybe grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine on the way!

I'll also be linking this post to these fabulous blog parties:
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming

Tutorials,Tips & Tidbits at Stone Gable
 
 


20 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, sure hope this finds you feeling better. I would love to join you at your beautiful tea table. Love the apothecary jars all filled with winter goodness. hugs ~lynne ~

Barbara F. said...

A lovely winter tea, I think I'll warm up with tea first, and then mellow out some more with a glass of wine. Visiting from Let's Dish. xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful trayscape. Love the snowflake mugs and wine glasses. I would have wine please! Hugs, Linda

Crystal Grandeur said...



Thank you for your warm compliment for a cold table scape.your winter tea scape looks very elegant and romantic.love your display of glass wears.beautiful....thank you...love sujatha...:):)

xinex said...

What a beautiful wintery tea vignette! The snowflakes cups are stunning and love what you did with the apothecary jars. Hope your back is better...Christine

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

How pretty. I love the snowflakes on your glassware! And I never gave thought to putting "snow" in my apothecary jars - great idea! Thanks for stopping by!

The HOME GIRL said...

This is just wonderful, DD! I love the snowflake wine glasses your husband gave to you! The whole setting is just so cozy and nice! I love the apothecary jars with the snow as well! Thanks for sharing this! =)

Linda Primmer said...

Delightful. Love the snowflakes.
It looks so elegant for a cold Winter's day.

Laurie Ritchey said...

What great snow themed mugs and wine stems, and especially wonderful that the mugs were your grandmother's and the stems a gift from your husband. Love the apothocary jars filled with snow. Very pretty tea tray. laurie

Pam said...

I love your little Tea Tray. The mugs are indeed beautiful.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hope you're feeling better by now, my friend. What a gorgeous post, I love those pretty mugs, the teaset and the entire winter tray. The snow flake wine glasses from your hubs are beautiful, along with those great apothecary jars! Thanks for your sweet and kind comment. Big hugs,
FABBY

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Right now I would love a mug of tea in your pretty snowflake mugs! I hope you are feeling better. Linda

princess said...

I'd love to have a cup of tea, please! The Winter Tea Time on a tray is absolutely amazing!

The HOME GIRL said...

Hi DD! Me again! I just wanted to let you know that I have included this blog post as one of my "fabulous finds" for my "FIVE FABULOUS FINDS FRIDAY" post. I just adored this lovely setup you have! If you have time, please come on by and check out the writeup. Have a great weekend, and feel better soon! =D

Marigene said...

I could take a cup of hot chocolate right about now, sorry I am not a tea drinker. Your tray is beautiful.

Entertaining Women said...

Your tea tray represents beautifully the way that I spend many a winter evening. I love that so many of the elements are treasures from your loved ones. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

This is as pretty as can be, and what a treasure you have with your grandmother's mugs--they are lovely! I noticed them right away. I'll be right over! I hope your back is better...bad backs are no fun. ~Zuni

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful winter tea....and so very romantic too!!!

Rettabug said...

Such gorgeous snowflakes all over the place! This tea tray has everything to make for a warm & cozy interlude. Fabulous snowflakes on the Irish coffee mugs and wine goblets...♥♥♥♥ them!!

Kathleen said...

How beautiful, DD! Perfect for today's weather here in NY!
Thanks so much for joining in at Let's Dish!