Friday, December 21, 2012

Intimate Christmas Tea

Christmas gifts all purchased, wrapped and placed under the tree.
Cookies baked, cards mailed...............time to unwind!
A few invitations were sent for three friends
 to join me for an intimate little tea party today.
Coffee, tea, cookies - that's all that was needed...........
to have a few wonderful hours with friends, old and new.......
and to wish them a joyous and Very Merry Christmas.

When there's just cookies being served
 there is no need for flatwear -
 just used little gold demitasse spoons for their sugar and/or milk.

Using some plain easy whites
 allowed the colourful themed items to work well together
 without seeming too busy or overdone.

The goblets, teacups/saucers, platemats
and napkin rings had the Christmas theme.

Rum Balls
Gingerbread Trees
Cut-out Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing
Mayo Cookies
Chocolate Pretzel Rods
(Hershey Kisses for added colour)
Tea: Cranberry Orange - Harney & Sons


I took a few red green and white
 Christmas Tea-Related Ornaments
 off the colourful upstairs tree and
lined them down the center of the table as a centerpiece.

Hope you're not TOO sick of seeing Christmas stuff yet!

The little china teacups below were the favors I gave each of them.

This below is a favor I gave to my guests
 at a Christma tea I hosted  a few years ago.

I always try to save one for myself-
 to remind me of our fun together!

Thank you for visiting!

Hope you find a moment soon to unwind, too!





  1. Hi Michele,
    This is lovely and yummy! What a nice way to enjoy some quiet time with friends in the middle of all the busy times...
    Merry Christmas:-)

  2. Hello and Merry Christmas, Michelle! WHat adorable favors...I bet your guests were delighted. The cookies look great.

  3. No better way to unwind than with tea. Add a few friends and some delicious goodies -- perfect!

  4. Sick of Christmas? Perish the thought! I don't even pack up Christmas until after the first week of January. I really like the way the food and candies "pop" on white dishes. Just the right mix of color and neutrals. I'm so enjoying my tea cup arrangement. Hope that you have a chance to visit and see it in its new home.

  5. What a lovely tea table, Michele! I love those little teacup ornaments you gave as favors ~ they are a perfect memory of the day and are something your friends can add to their own trees.

  6. SO lovely, I could so totally unwind at your table!

  7. Charming! You have given me so many idea, such as ... add color to the tea tray with foil-wrapped Hershey's kisses in Christmas colors (or Valentine's, etc.) And I would not have thought of using my tea-themed ornaments as table decorations. Instant decor! Also loved seeing your little chintz teacup ornaments. One matches a teacup I found a few years ago. Everything just looks so pretty and so cheerful!

  8. Hello Michele
    The tea table looks wonderful, and I like the idea of just cookies, tea and lots of conversation.
    Have fun with your friends.

  9. This is just beautiful. Warm and inviting. Wanting to make sure to make it around to wish you a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas!

  10. Just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Michele! What lovely photos. You really know how to host an afternoon tea! Enjoy your holidays!
    Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam

  11. Michele, you are always such a sweet and wonderful hostess. Always so willing to invite friends into your lovely home for food and thought. The little favors are so sweet and I love last years too. Blessings to you and your family for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  12. What a wonderful tea with dear friends, Michele! Here's wishing you a blessed Christmas! XO

  13. I am ready for some of your quiet tea time with a few friends. Your table is pretty and the cookies look ready to eat. Enjoy your time with friends. Merry Christmas.

  14. So pretty and inviting.

    - The Tablescaper


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