Monday, December 12, 2011


For several years I would host a Christmas tea in my home. It was a fun time to renew friendships and enjoy lunch together.

My sweet mother in love has been such a wonderful example to me when it comes to Hospitality. She was always a most gracious hostess and welcomes everyone that passes through her doorpost. I am thankful today for the gift of Hospitality. When we open our homes, we open our hearts.


Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

What a wonderful setting! So festive! And a great way to bless friends. Thanks for posting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You are so right; when you open your home, you open your heart! Your table looks very festive and delicious.
I am hosting a tea for my three nieces for the very first time ever this week. It's a long story, but I am so looking forward to getting to know these young ladies.
Thank you for sharing your lovely table, Jocelyn, and have a delightful week.

Merry Christmas,

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This is such a lovely setting; and it's always a good time when you share tea time with ladies who share your same interests and values. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for sharing!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Everything looks delightful Jocelyn and your guests must have loved all the delicious food prepared.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Jocelyn,
your tables look very festive and delightful. That is a really cozy home where guests are treated like this. Thank you for sharing and I wish you a Merry Christmas,

Anonymous said...

Love to have tea with you! Pat


How very sweet to have a holiday tea!
You have a nice collection of vintage ornies!
Warmest Christmas wishes,


What a beautiful and lovely setting. All those goodies on the nice two tier are too yummy! YES, opening your home is like opening your heart otherwise no one will ever go to your home. Thanks Jocelyn for sharing your wonderful, cozy and inviting table.
Merry Christmas. FABBY

Allie said...

Oh my is that beautiful - and welcoming - you are the hostess with the mostess for sure!

Terri said...

Beautiful! I love your sentiments about hospitality.
Your dessert look delicious!

Teresa said...

And your heart is lovely and hospitalier.

Blessed Be Sweet Lady!

Snap said...

How beautiful! There is nothing like a Christmas Tea shared with friends. Everything looks yummy and pretty and delightful! Happy Tea Day!

Martha said...

Love your tables and the amazing array of goodies on your curate.

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for joining in our Christmas tea. It was more special because you were here.


Tea in Texas said...

A really beautiful thought to bring freinds together. I love the term mother in love. Your tables are so festive and the food looks yummy. Happy Tea Time! Pam

Cindy said...

This is so true, an open home is an open heart. Your tables look so festive and everything looks yummy. I host tea in our tea room all summer long and it is a joy indeed. This time of year we settle back into a quiet sort of mode. Thanks for sharing your tea party.
Peace, Joy