Monday, July 22, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Christmas in July


 Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Today, I am joining in with Sandi's fun 
and sharing a little Christmas tea. 


 Is it ever too early to think about Christmas?


Even though it is hot and humid here,
a Christmas tea would cool me off I am sure : )
How about this lovely tea set today?
I think it suits the "holiday season" nicely.

Last year my kind MIL took me to a thrift shop near her home. 
I found four place settings of this lovely vintage thistle pattern! 
Thrilling  really : )


The luncheon plates are oval shaped with a silver rim.
I just recently noticed some matching bowls on eBay!
I found this Cranberry Orange scone at Whole Foods...
It looks delicious doesn't it?
Cranberries remind me of Christmas and my favorite cookie recipe.


Another favorite of mine through the holidays is spiced chai tea...
MMMMMmmmmm, yes it is soooo good!


This set was manufactured by the Johnson Bros, in England. 
It seems the pattern is White Thistle # JB517.
I have found it in two places on the net, both confirm each others pattern number.

Now that I am in the Christmas spirit
I am thinking of a new Jane Austen ornament 
for my Jane Austen Christmas tree.

Are you working on your Christmas list yet?

Thank you Sandi for hosting this festive tea hop!

If you would like to participate in Tea Cup Tuesday with dear Martha and myself,
just go and create a post with the tea cup in it you would like to share, or
share a tea party you had, or a favorite tea you love to drink. Anything to do with tea cups and tea.
Then come back here and link up below.
Yay!
 Have a great week! Hugs,
Terri

33 comments:

sharon said...

Your teacup looks so pretty, I do love pines and of course Christmas, but I have to admit I can't yet get into the holiday feel, or the wish for the cool down, you know me, I have just started to heat up! Your cookie looks divine, and your cookie link for Christmas is a keeper too! Hope you are feeling well and relaxing with your tea and cookies, enjoying the summer!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Terri,
I'm so pleased to see your JB White Thistle teacup! It is really pretty and perfect for our celebration this week. I always start thinking about Christmas this time year and I always have. I'm so happy to have you join me for tea and I hope your week is delightful!

Blessings,
Sandi

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

That is a beautiful pattern Terri. Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: That is a very cute tea cup. Perfect for Christmas. It is very hot here, but not as bad as it was a few weeks ago. I am not a big summer weather fan. Have a great week and thanks again. Hugs, Martha

Millie said...

Your tea and scone look very festive...just perfect!

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
Thanks so much for hosting today. I like your pine cone teacup. I have never seen one like it before. Have a wonderful week! Take care,
Karen

earthenmagic said...

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johala said...

Hello Terri!
I love your new teacup! This picture of white thistle seems very original and will be nice in a Christmas decoration!
Hugs and kisses

Incipient Wings said...

hi Terri
ooh i really like this post! it's so hot here, it seems like Christmas is never going to arrive....
but this gives me hope and makes me happy.
Thank you

Snap said...

Who wouldn't like Christmas in July?! Too bad I didn't keep up with everyone, I would have joined in. I like your Johnson Bros thistle. Wonderful find. I've found over time that I like Johnson Bros anything! Thanks so much for hosting. Happy Tea Day!

iris said...

hello
penser à Noêl nous rafraîchis
un peu
j'aime l'idée d'une déco à
Jane Austen
vos tasses sont charmantes
le chardon est une jolie plante
que l'on peut faire séchée
bisous
edith (iris) France

iris said...

hello
penser à Noêl nous rafraîchis
un peu
j'aime l'idée d'une déco à
Jane Austen
vos tasses sont charmantes
le chardon est une jolie plante
que l'on peut faire séchée
bisous
edith (iris) France

Cynthia said...

I love your setting for Christmas in July tea. The plates and the tea cup are just beautiful.

Cynthia

sophie said...

comme elle est joli cette tasse, je ne connaissais pas ce décor!
merci de ta visite
bises
Sophie

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

Terri,
What a beautiful Tea cup!! Love the pattern! Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Deb

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful C'mas teacups and setting! I haven't my C'mas stash very close so I can't just take them out, but here is one with my new sale tablecloth. Thank you for the wonderful party dear Terri. Big hugs,
FABBY

Beth said...

We just made a beautiful spirelli thistle card the other day ~ I love your thistle china! Went to your 2009 entry for XMas cookies, but the cookie name and recipe were missing . . . so, what is your favorite XMas cookie? LOL

janice15 said...

I love your Tea cup Teri, it's so adorably cute perfect for a Christmas evening of tea.. Happy new week with love Janice

Marjanne said...

coooool christmas and snow.... it is so hot here, I feel much fresher after having red you winterly post!

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri, I think your tea cup is so lovely, summer, winter, and christmas, too- usefull all year round, -Here it is hot ,too, but nothing to compare with what you struggle with in some parts of the USA!!
I have no time for starting christmas gifts now, with the shop open every day, and me thinking of how to handle to closure of it before January 2014 ...I guess, I have to ask my dear friends to only share little handmade cards this year !!
I hope for you, there will soon be a more normal summer temps. for you to enjoy, dear!!
Hugs ,
Dorthe-xx

Createology said...

This White Thistle really does lend itself to Christmas quite nicely. I too really like the Chai tea...only after my daughter insisted I try it because she knew I would like it. Oh Yeah! I am working on a few gifts for Christmas as I do every month of the year, however I still seem to get way behind when December arrives. I never finish until the last minute. Thank you for sharing you cookie recipe. Sweetly sipping tea with you dear...

Linda M. said...

Hi Terri, Love your post and your china pattern. It does go well with Christmas I think with the shape if the thistle leaves. Here the thistle has a purple flowers at this time and next month the thistles form. I would not have thought of it as a Christmas plant.

Kathryn Ross said...

A scrumptious post - and the thistle pattern reminds me of a lovely hand made pottery pattern I saw some years ago in a country store - and of Scotland, of course! However, I have no visuals to help me with your Jane Austen tree?? New ornament?? Do tell all - I am agog to know more!
Joy!
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Terri- beautiful teaset - what a marvelous find! Love anything by Johnson Brothers. I am delighted to join your party -
Hugs,
Kathy

Holly M said...

What a cooling site to see after spending a hot and muggy afternoon here in Kentucky.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a very pretty pattern on the teacup. Such a great find! Happy Christmas in July! Thank you for hosting
Hugs....Nancy

Elaine said...

I love your delicate thistle cup. So pretty and just right for a winters theme. I find it very hard to think about Christmas so early and it has been so hot here it makes it even harder! Have a great week. Elaine x

Veronica Roth said...

Here I am Terri. Boy we get some thunder and lightning here in Oxfordshire! terrific thrilling fun, until it sets fire to a thatched roof. (Everyone was fine in the village though, so no worries) That's a fantasticly lovely little thistle china and I'm glad you got me thinking about Christmas now because there's still loads of time to make prezzies and paint paintings. I'm always rushing at the very last minute. :)

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Linda said...

I really don't want to even think about Christmas-but you got me with that lovely photo of the vintage Santa and trees :) I LOVE your gorgeous thistle patterned cup and plate-really finely painted details!!

missy k said...

Beautiful post Terri.... I thought I was seeing things at first when I saw Father Christmas!!!!

My Aqua Aerobics class techer gave out the date for our Christmas lunch yesterday!!! So Christmas was on my mind too (for a while!)

Karen x

missy k said...

Beautiful post Terri.... I thought I was seeing things at first when I saw Father Christmas!!!!

My Aqua Aerobics class techer gave out the date for our Christmas lunch yesterday!!! So Christmas was on my mind too (for a while!)

Karen x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

How beautiful Terri! Love the china pieces but that little Santa really tugged at my heart strings!

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