Friday, December 28, 2018

Tea time with friends

It's always lovely to share a cup of tea with a friend. 

This tea angel  was given to me by my sweet daughter.

She is actually called "Angel of the Kitchen" and she is serving up a cup of herbal tea for your enjoyment.

And this second angel has a special place in my heart.

The "Angel of Hospitality" was given to me by friends in memory of my BFF who passed away 14 years ago. My BFF was such an incredible hostess. Her door was always open and a glass of sweet Iced tea or a pot of hot water ready for anyone who might stop by and join her for a cup and good conversation. She has been sorely missed.

It's always  lovely  to serve on my Christmas dishes.

The dishes are  "Happy Holidays" from Nikko.

I saw this Winter time teapot several years ago and fell in love with it. I've added the sugar and creamer that are made in Poland.

Today I am thankful for YOU, my blogging friend. I've met so many wonderful bloggers from all over the world. So I would love to invite you to share a virtual cup of tea with me today.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 
John 3:16-17

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Prayer

Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the Song of the Angels,
the Gladness of the Shepherds,
and the Worship of the Wise Men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of Love all over the world.
Let Kindness come with every gift and
Good Desires with every greeting.

Deliver us from evil by the Blessing which Christ brings,
and Teach us to be Merry with Clear Hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy Children
and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with Grateful Thoughts,
Forgiving and Forgiven.

For Jesus' Sake....Amen          (Robert Lewis Stevenson)

Saturday, December 22, 2018

My favorite Carolers

JOY to the World! the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;

Let every heart, prepare Him room,

And heav'n and nature sing, And heav'n and nature sing,
And heav'n and heav'n and nature sing.

JOY to the earth! the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ,

While fields and floods,rocks, hills and plains

Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

HE rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,

And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders of His love.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Do you ever wonder?

Do you ever just sit by the tree and take in the beauty of the season?

After everyone has gone to bed, do you fill a plate with some sweet goodness, make a hot cup of tea and just enjoy the quietness of the evening?

Do you sometimes wonder what the Shepherds thought on that night, so many years ago, when the Angelic host proclaimed the birth of Jesus?

What an awe filled experience that must have been.

And for now, I will turn the lights down low, and pretend the twinkling of the Christmas tree are the stars of the Universe proclaiming the birth of our Savior, Christ the Lord.

                                Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Beauty of the Earth

Living in the deep south, we never see snow. A few years ago our family experienced the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. It always overwhelms me how the beauty of God's earth declares His holiness.

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!"

Isaiah 6:3

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Festive table

I love my red china.  It makes for a festive table any time of the year. But with the Christmas season upon us, isn't it fun to dress your table for the festivities?

Come, sit a spell, and enjoy a cup of tea with me.

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.  ~Henry James

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mountain ride

Last week I took a trip with my husband. We drove through some beautiful mountains.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Tables

Sharing some pretty holiday tables.

Do you dress your tables for the holidays? I find this is one of the easiest ways to decorate for the seasons. Enjoy the beauty of the season.