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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Virtual Christmas Tea

Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies and a cup of tea!
Each December brings this memory.
Since you were not in school that afternoon,
We read together from a book; but soon,

Tiring a bit, we heard the clock strike three;
Decided we should have a cup of tea.
Just then the baker's knock was at the door
With Christmas cookies - sizes, shapes galore -

With pretty colored sugar.  Funny how
One day stands out above the rest, and now
I still recall with deep nostalgic joy
That afternoon with you, dear little boy,

When each December brings the memory
Of Christmas cookies and a cup of tea.

~Ethyle Cole Ingle

Especially for you my friends.
We can't be together in reality perhaps, but 
we can be together in spirit for a sweet little Christmas tea
and a little poetry reading.  That's what people used to do way back when,
for entertainment.

I am joining  Cuisine Kathleen, please check out her lovely blog for her White Christmas party.
The recipe for my Sugar Cookies is on yesterday's post HERE.

Love and hugs,



Pat said...

As soon as I saw your comment I had to come over and see your Tea. I love Old Country Roses! Beautiful post,Cindy.

Jenifer said...

I love your pictures. Your posts always make me smile! Have a blessed day!

Gail said...

Cindy what a beautiful post! I really enjoy it. Our son, Jordan, is with the 101st AirBorne unit. Thanks for your prayers for our son and we will keep your nephew in ours.

Blessings my friend,

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Thank you for the invitation! I enjoyed our visit! I could almost taste those sugar cookies. My m-i-l has Old Country Roses china. I don't know if she has the teapot. Where did you find it? Your kitchen cleans up real nice. Beautiful in fact!

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful poem, beautiful post! Your table is so warm and inviting!

Mimi said...

Beautiful the tablecloth.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Your table looks wonderful! What a cozy, elegant spot to enjoy Christmas cookies! I'm planning to make some this weekend -- should be fun!

Carolyn said...

You have set a pretty table for tea and cookies.I love your tea set- my MIL had a whole cabinet full of Old Country Rose china.
Your kitchen always looks so pretty.


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Charming table! Your china is beautiful and so is your tablecloth!

Marsha said...

Such a pretty setting for tea and cookies :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Another HUGE Old Country Roses fan here. Your tea is so lovely and your table so warm and welcoming!

CHRISTmas Blessings!

French-Kissed said...

Absolutely loved taking Christmas tea with you at your beautiful table...everything was perfect!


Farah Muzaffar said...

hello Cindi its my first visit to your blog and very impressive it is... your table cloth is one of the most beautiful. love little embroidered snow flakes on it ....... And how adorable your window treatment is hmm behind your table :)...
Now your table:)... China is fab Cindy, very feminine touch with such a pure delicacy... very lovely... checked your kitchen too, ok a bit messy but it looks a real kitchen while working.. mine is more in bad shape when I worked:)... a very nice visit to your blog... I am your newest follower too
I feel so happy if you peek into my world of craft

Ana said...

Hi Cindy,
What a lovely table setting. Thank you so much my dear friend for the cookies and tea. I did enjoy the poetry and my visit today very, very much. Have a wonderful day.

Much love,

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Thanks for the tea and cookies, Cindy! They were a delicious treat for the eyes! I loved the poetry reading, too... very sweet!
Happy holidays!
Jo :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I would love to join you for tea and home made cookies...Your table is lovely and so pretty...
We have the same orange (tupperware?) measuring spoons LOL...
I still have so much to do to get ready for Christmas, this Friday is my last day of work until Jan 3. So this weekend I will be shopping and shopping and shopping...well you know what I mean...
Very big hugs and love, Elizabeth

Kathleen said...

It looks beautiful, Cindy! And your header alone would qualify! Thanks so much for joining the party, and Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Cindy, Your tea setting is lovely. I really like the Old Country Roses; I also have it. Your cookies look pretty and delicious. I would love to have tea with you!
Blessings, Beth

Wendy said...

Lovely cookies, no calories! :)

rosarod said...

Hi, What beautiful pictures of christmas cookies and memories! your home looks cozy, like a real home! , Happy holidays and peace of God be in your heart!, blessings, Rose Marie

Deb said...

Your sugar cookies look delish Cindy...can't wait to try the recipe...thanks! ~Deb~

Jane said...

thanks for that lovely tea time! :) your cookies looks yum. I'll try your recipe tomorrow. We should have tea time with our ladies:)


Entertaining Women said...

It's always sweet to be able to recall simpler times. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

Thank you for stopping by my post for a visit. I have already placed Jeremiah and his parents on our prayer list. I also asked the Garden Friends to take Jeremiah's name and place it on all other prayer lists that they support in their churches and elsewhere. I pray that God will pour His favor on sweet Jeremiah through this process. In Jesus Name I pray. Cherry Kay

Millie said...

I came back to your blog, and I am so glad you posted those was exactly like our tea time together!

Greet said...

Wait for me!!! I am on my (virtual)way!!!