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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Creating And Tea Cup Tuesday

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
I have been enjoying visiting you and seeing your tea cups each week! I really appreciate all of you who participate and those of you who come to see.
Martha (click on her name and go visit her) and I do love hosting this party.
We hope that each one of you and your family are healthy and happy this holiday season. Tis the season to be extra grateful, and we are thankful for YOU!

This tea cup and saucer I am showing today is from my Christmas china set. It is similar in color to the Johnson Brothers china I shared last week, but it has a different pattern of flowers, leaves, vines, and berries.

The plates have different patterns on them.
The dinner plate is similar to the saucer for the tea cup.

The tea cup is very comfortable in the hand and holds a good amount of tea (or hot cocoa....mmm). Here is the salad or dessert plate.

This cup has a simple loop handle with a thumb rest.
(in this photo above the color is showing up more purple than it really is.)

These dishes are not vintage, they are only about 10 years old.
My husband gave them to me for Christmas. I can't tell you how thrilled I was Christmas morning to see all those red boxes from Williams and Sanoma stacked by the tree!

These dishes make a very festive table for the holidays. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness of my husband in gifting these to me.

Next I am sharing some of the things I have been working on for Christmas. I do enjoy creating the gifts I give each year. Wish I could craft an I Pad!
Here is a Marie doll I am working one. I am using Barbara Willis's book "Cloth Doll Artistry".
I have not done her head yet.

Here is a pair of bird earrings I have made with natural stone beads, some vintage rhinestone rondelles, and a bird charm.

This necklace is for my sister, she loves stars, natural stones, greens and purples. I hope she likes it (actually...I hope she loves it.)

This necklace is a gift for a friend.

Are you making gifts too?
What are you creating?

Below is a clip of one of my favorite movie series to watch during the holidays. It is the BBC's production of Jane Austen's Emma.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I know this is a busy week for us all.
If you would like to join in, Make a post of a tea cup you would like to share and then sign up with Mr. Linky below by filling in the two blanks. Make sure you test the link once it show up. Last week there were a few of you I could not reach.
Have a lovely week!
Check out my newest free tutorial video on how to make a Vintage Holiday Banner!


Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

How sweet of your husband to give you such a lovely dinner set, and the colors are so festive without being over the top.

Thank you for hosting this fun event each week.

Blessings Kelsie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Terri Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this evening. I love, love, love this Christmas pattern you shared tonight. How beautiful it is.

Your skaters on the plate tho, they took my breath away. How beautiful they look. Everything is looking a lot like Christmas over here sweetie. It sure is.

Love the necklace you made for your Sis. The star is perfect.

I love to pop over and see what delightful things you have to share. I thank you SO much for sharing with me.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Terri,
The china is gorgeous and I would be over the top thrilled to find those under the tree myself! Beautiful reds and perfect for Christmas! Those little skaters on the plate are adorable and I love the birdie earrings! Such a lovely post; thank you.

Christmas blessings,

Bec Clarke said...

I love this idea and am so glad I found it, I have a little collection but my MIL has a huge one so I am joining in for a while!!!

Frideborg said...

Its so nice to come to your blog. I am not so good at english and dont understand all. But to leave a coment about all beautyful things you do is a "must".....
I love your dolls and I love your teacups you show....and all jewels now was awsome, earrings with birds was very very nice.

Thanks for all nice
Hug Marina from Sweden

Marjanne said...

Wow so many thing to see on this post... I love the litte sckaters on the plate, the christmas set, and the presents you made, all awesome! And I am looking forward to the Marie Doll!
I also make mmost of the gifts for Christmas, I've put one on your mister Linky, because it is a cup, not as beautiful or vintage as the ones you show, but... special, for a special person...
I wish you a very nice day.

KathyB. said...

Your husband has very good taste in dishes and wife~ the dishes are beautiful and any Christmas table set with these would appeal to me very much.

I like the little skaters too.

I wish I was on your Christmas list, your handmade items are uniquely beautiful.The doll body and dress are exquisite!

I am getting some weaving done for Christmas gifts.

parTea lady said...

Your Christmas china is beautiful -a great color and pattern.

You will certainly have some very happy recipients on your gift list when they receive your handmade jewelry - it is gorgeous. I especially love the bird earrings.

My hubby and I are both making gifts for our new granddaughter. His is a cross-stitch birth stats picture and mine is a shaggy raggy baby quilt.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I can't get over how precious your doll is! Gorgeous jewelry too! you are a gifted artist! blessings friend.

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

Oh my goodness,not only do I love your displays of beautiful cups and dishes but your jewerly is so charming. I just love the birds. Sometimes I go in too many directions with crafting and can't settle down long enough to be quite as creative as I would like. I'm sure that will get better as my little ones grow. Christmas Blessings to you, can't wait to see your banner video!! Lisa

Kelsey said...

Hi Terri!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've added the link for my post again ... your cloth doll is beautiful! And your necklaces are just fab.

This is a really neat idea you've got for Teacup Tuesday - I will have to go hunting with my camera to find my different sets and *really* play along! :D

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Your Christmas China set is really pretty,I love that red color
I have enjoyed watching all what you show today...beautiful gifts!

Victoria said...

Terri...magical enchanting.,.and sooo beautiful...I love the jewlery( wow)..the doll( awesome)..the gorgeous cups of course...wow..gorgeous post..SHINE ON!!
Have a sparkling day!

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Marty! What a darling set! Love those skaters too. This is my first Tea Cup Tuesday from my mini blog. I have tea cups in my mini world too.


Lena said...

You are truly so talented Terri. I can't wait to see your doll.

This china is beautiful. I love how the plates and the teacups are different from the one another.

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

I had to come back to tell you how much I love the banner. I found some of my dad's old sheet music. I'm going to scan it and print out for the flowers. Such a whimsical banner, thank you. Lisa

Beth said...

Terri, Your Christmas china is just beautiful! I love the skaters on the plate - it truly is winter, isn't it? You are making many nice gifts for Christmas. I think it is wonderful to give handcrafted items. They mean so much! Love the doll and the necklace. You are so talented, Terri. Thanks for hosting.
Blessings, Beth

Terri Gordon said...

Hello Terri, I love your beautiful Christmas china, it is just lovely. I love the gifts you are working on too, so pretty. Yes I have been working on gifts and have lots more to do. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a classic beautiful tea cup!

I love the beautiful things that you are creating!! You are so talented!!

Thanks so much for your visit!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Marfi-topia said...

your creations are gorgeous!
i cannot wait to see the doll when she's finished!

Createology said...

Terri I have enjoyed your beautiful teacups each and every week. This skating couple is adorable. The gifts you are making are over the moon fabulous...earrings and necklaces for particular recipients are so very thoughtful. I too wish I could "craft" an iPad since I am not able to buy one. Your Marie doll is coming right along...please show her with her head when you can. Happy Holly Jolly Joy...

debi said...

LOVE the dishes!! What a sweetheart of a hubby to surprise you with those beauties! I bet they set a really stunning table!

I can't wait to see your Marie doll finished, I just know she's going to be a beautiful treasure!

And my goodness, you've been really busy! Your jewelry pieces are stunning! I love the pink rose focal piece! YUM!

Bookie said...

I really like these red and white dishes...I can think of lots of ways to use them besides just Christmas!

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Very pretty dish set! And your creations are lovely! Lucky recipients! Hope to get to see the dolly when she has her head! Thanks for sharing your talents. Bess

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

So glad I stopped by your lovely blog tonight. It was just holiday inspiration I needed. I just enjoyed your new video and you really have a charming presence when you are teaching! I can't wait to try and make a garland. Maybe I will have time to make one for a friend for the holidays (being optimistic).

All your projects are beautiful and what lucky friends you have to be receiving such handmade treasures. Happy Holidays to you!

xxoo Loribeth

taradara said...

Just stumbled on your blog! I love love it! I also love teacups!
Happy holidays!

xinex said...

Your are so talented, Terri. Those creations are gorgeous! And your tea cup set is very pretty....Christine

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comments about my Santa Tea...The only thing I can tell you about my teacup and saucers is they are part of a Gibson Everyday Dinnerware set I purchased about 5 or 6 yrs ago at Walmart...It came with metalic red charges and matching napkin rings..It had a setting of 8 places all for $29.99...I got it to use for Christmas that year but loved the set so much we have been using it as our "everyday" set ever since.

I tried to find the name of the pattern on www.gibsonusa.com as it was printed on the bottom of the cup as part of the stamp, but I guess the pattern is no longer a part of the line.

I love the raised dimples on them, gives it a nice vintage feel.

Blessings Kelsie

Sherry said...

I love the dishes. I have seen so many beautiful things made by Williams Sonoma while visiting blogs. Thanks for sharing the gifts you are making. I will have to take a look at the book you mentioned about making dolls. Oh, and I love the first picture of the skaters on the plate!

just me... jan said...

Terri...I pop into your blog every now and then to see what lovely thing you've got to share with all of us...I'm NEVER disappointed! Today, as I was visiting another blog, I immediately thought of you and wondered if you were aware of their giveaway? If you visit www.rookeryramblings.blogspot.com you'll find six lovely pink lusterware tea cups being given away in honor of Tasha Tudor. The giveaway closes on December 22, so act fast! I entered but never win anything...but it would be delightful to see your name among those chosen! LOL
just me...thankin' you for so many wonderful posts...jan

Marianne C. said...

Terri, your china is beautiful, and did you make that lovely embroidered tablecloth(?) underneath them? Thank you very much for sharing!

Many blessings to you,

Rella said...

Your sweet hubby knows how to bring a smile to his little elf wife!!! That is a gorgeous set. And that headless doll.....I can't wait to see her finished. Your work is just perfection.

xox Rella

Theresa said...

Hi Terri, I love your ice skating figurines! Such a lovely pattern on these! I hope this finds you well & having fun preparing for the holidays! I have so much to do. lol
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas in case I don't get to drop in before the holiday my dear blog friend! but, I hope to visit next week! xo Theresa

Kannan said...

This blog is nice.

Gaby Bee said...

Your Christmas China set really beautiful and Your jewelry pieces are absolutely stunning!
Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas and an amazing new year to come.

Gaby xo

Julie@TheStilishFamilyTable said...

Hi! I'm a new follower and I absolutely love your blog! I am totally inspired by your projects and ideas. I'm ready to get a jump on next Christmas! To thank you for sharing your passion I want to give you the Stylish Blogger Award...
Stylish Blogger Award Rules for accepting this award are:
1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great bloggers.

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their Blog Award!

You can get the award off of my post, just save it as a pic; www.thestilishfamilytable.blogspot.com
Merry Christmas!

Marie said...

Hi Terri - Just want to say I admire all your handmade gifts. They are all soooo beautiful! Love the earrings and neclace you made for your sister and friend. They are very lucky!

And just like you, I love that version of "Emma" from BBC. I watch it whenever I want to feel happy and "british"!

Joyeux Noel mon ami!

~*~Patty S said...

Dear Terri ~ you do such a variety of really beautiful things SO well!

Always a delight to visit !

A - Zinnia Productions said...

Everything Jane is my favorite things! Especially Mr. Darcy! Love your blog!

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