My First Christmas Tea of the Season

Hi Dear Friends!

Wow, it is already December! Less than a month until 2013! What a year it has been.

I thought it was time to kick off the Christmas season with a little tea for you and me.


I set an extra spot for you to join me.


I thought these simple and pretty holly berry cups and plates were a nice way to bring in the season.


Who is that peeking around at us?


Old St. Nick wouldn’t be left out of our first Christmas tea!


And I just had to bake a batch of my ooey gooey fresh peppermint walnut brownies for you! The are infused with freshly ground peppermint. And yes, if you couldn’t tell, I am all about the fudgy frosting!




Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and a little calorie filled treat! I hope you enjoyed your visit.


And just in case you thought otherwise, everything with the exception of the silverware (wedding gift) was thrifted on this table. But, you already knew that didn’t you?

I am joining these lovely hostesses for their parties:

Tea Time Tuesday

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea

 You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Table Top Tuesday

Let’s Dish!

Share Your Cup Thursday


  1. Everything is lovely Diann! I would love to join you and have one of those brownies! Take care my friend! Hugs, Linda

  2. Love your tea cup Diann, an the milk glass. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Diane your tea set is beautiful. I will take a brownie or two. Still thinking of you sweet friend.

  4. Thank you so much for inviting me to tea. Your table is beautiful, and the brownies look fabulous. I love thrifting, one can get such lovely things, without spending a lot of money.
    I am a new reader/follower, (don't remember how I got here, lol). I have read a number of your past posts, and I am so sorry you are having such heartbreak in your life. I am keeping you, Don, and Lea in my prayers. Hope she is home with you very soon.

  5. Thank you so much for the tea, Diann, and the brownie? Yum! It was delicious, even though it was through the computer. Have a nice Sunday. Susan

  6. Looking so pretty, I have a giveaway on my blog if you want to stop by. I love your new blog banner. Take care!

  7. Oh my gosh, those brownies look so delicious!!!

  8. Hi Diann, Your table looks so inviting. Thank-you for the Virtual Tea party. I loved sipping tea from the "Ivy " theme tea cups and saucers.
    Oops, I have a sweet tooth, and had 3 cubes of sugar from the "Milk glass" sugar bowl; it's ooh so pretty!! Still taste the peppermint in the brownies.
    Peek- a Boo Old St. Nick!
    Have a great Sunday evening. Blessings to you.


  9. Oh What a Yummy Post!!! There is no greater comfort food than "Brownies"!!! Your table is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing tea with us.
    Have a fun week,
    Hugs, Donna

  10. Your china is so pretty, and the brownies look fabulous! I'd love to join in on this pretty Christmas tea!

  11. Very pretty. Brownies and rich dark coffee would be such a treat. I am not much of a tea fan. Peppermint and chocolate are made for each other.

  12. Hi Diann, what happened to my comment from Sunday night? , perhaps it went into your spam folder.

  13. Gorgeous! I had myself a brownie, hope you don't mind. I give you so much credit for putting one foot in front of the other...You just have to!



  14. Pretty scape for the season.lovely cup and saucer.thank you for the share....:):)

  15. Hi Diann. I love your holly china and your photos are gorgeous! I'd love to be sharing a brownie and a cuppa with you, so thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  16. Hi Diann,
    So good to have you come to tea again! I've missed you. Love the milk glass and your pretty holly teacups. They are so perfect for a Christmas tea time. The brownies look wonderful and your tea is very festive. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  17. Thank you for the lovely Christmas tea! Your Christmas teacups are so pretty and sweet so yummy looking. Happy holidays to you!

  18. Your vignettes are lovely! Beautiful china! But I gained weight just looking at those brownies! YUM!
    Have a wonderful day!
    sandy :)

  19. It's amazing that everything was all comes together so nicely. The brownies look good too.

  20. Hi Diann, I love your Christmas tea. So elegant yet simple. Love the Fenton hobnail. Still praying for your sweet family, Ginger

  21. Does it have to be about a cup of coffee for me! Lovely festive.

  22. I'll be right there.. the dessert looks fabulous.. xo marlis

  23. I want to share a tea cup with you filled with a Christmasy fragrant tea! I would love to taste one of those gooey brownies! Wow! Frosting like a beautiful gift! Your tea cups are precious and filled with holiday goodness! Love to you today Diann!

  24. So, so pretty! The brownies look delish ~


  25. Love the cups, Diann, and I would love a brownie too!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  26. So pretty Diann and I especially liked seeing your little piece of Milk Glass...stop over at my blog to see my collection...I love that stuff more then anything...Happy Thanksgiving!


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