Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jan and Tom's Christmas Card Swap 2008 and Show and Tell Friday - Christmas Tea

First off...I apologize for the last of my posts being so long...but ladies, Christmas is coming and there is so much to talk about! First of all is Show and Tell at Kelli's. The first thing I have to show is in honor of Kathy at Mimi's Garden. I know right now she is loving this little tree. Who knows Kat...she may come to visit you sometime!!

My friend Candy and I went to Carefree Arizona and had tea for Christmas.

Everything on the table is mismatched...I just love it!

The garland around the room had these huge silver butterflies in it.

I fell in love with these mini clip on birds....

And these little crystal ornaments.

Each table had a little white tree with ornaments. They were full at one time, but everyone keeps buying the ornaments off the tree??? Now, who would do that?

Here is the precious menu.

High tea....yep, it was good!

Oh...did I mention that I bought the bird and the crystal for my feather tree!!!

Also for today, Jan and Tom hosted a wonderful Christmas Card Swap. It was so much fun to find just the right card and a little something to mail to 10 - fellow bloggers. Today we are posting our cards that we have received. I received 8 of the 10 cards. Sheila's card and cute gift tags from The Quintessential Magpie.

Awake Tea Bag from Alaura from Cottage Rose

A sweet Christmas music CD from Laura at Our Scented Cottage.

Darling doily angel from Jan at Jan and Tom's Place

a sweet silver snowflake and recipe from Megan at Wandering DC

6 little snowflakes and 4 great recipes from Kathy at Mimi's Garden

Adorable recipe cards, a sweet little notecard and tag from Diane at Diane's Musings

A wonderful homemade card and white snowflake from Joy at Joy to the Blog

It was so much fun going to the mailbox and receiving another sweet card. I really enjoyed this party and a big Thank you to Jan for hosting it!

I cannot believe it is the weekend before Christmas! I know everyone is busy and it is hard to blog and read blogs, but I am trying my best! You know me, I don't want to miss a thing! (if I can help it!)


Jan and Tom said...

It looks like you had a lovely time going for TEA!

Thanks for participating in the Swap and posting about it today! We'll have to do it again!


char72 said...

I must get back out to that little tea room. I've never eaten there but plan to some time. I love to shop there. Thanks for the reminder. Have you been to Gooseberry's for tea? It's in Phoenix. I haven't been there in a long time, but it's a neat little place.
Christmas hugs,

char72 said...

It would be fun to meet at Gooseberries some time. I haven't been there in years either.

Carla said...

Everything at 'tea' looks lovely:) Think I would have to have a little birdy too:)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This was a great post, what neat cards!

That looks like a lovely place to have tea!


Linda C said...

What a lovely tea! This is a great way to get together at Christmas time.

Linda C

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Oh I am so glad you were able to go out before Christmas for tea, it looks wonderful. The little crystal ornament is very sweet. How fun!

Connie said...

Ceekay...I love to go to tea. What fun! I used to live in Phoenix and would go out to The Spicery in Glendale and Gooseberries in north Phoenix. Were you at the English Rose Tea Room? I've wanted to go there. Next time I'm in Arizona..we'll have to meet Char72 at Gooseberries! Have a Merry Christmas! Connie

Bo said...

Hi Ceekay...that looks like such a fun place...good food, lovely decor and a cherished friend...
what could be better than that!
;-) Bo

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Everything looks pretty! What beautiful ornaments and decorations you have. What a nice idea to go to TEA! I love the pictures, thanks for sharing...felt like I was there drinking a cup of tea with you!

A Hint of Home said...

I wish I could have joined you two at high tea. Looks wonderful! Love the bird you bought. I thought you were going to say they let everyone take an ornament home. That would have been nice???

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a lovely tea room. It looks like such a fun place to spend time with a good friend and find some treasures. I really enjoyed seeing your pictures!

Merry Christmas!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Looks like you enjoyed your outing from the sweet smiles!

The card exchange looks like lots of fun!


Heather said...

your tea room is so lovely! makes me drool for mine, lol.

Alice said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your tea. Such fun! I wish I could get my daughter to do something like this with me. We have a lovely tea room not far from where we live. Maybe if I show her your post she would be willing :). I love the ornaments and the decorations. You picked good :). Now, I want to see them on your feather tree :). Thanks for the post.

You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit my blog anytime.

Smilingsal said...

What a fun thing to do, to have a tea with a friend. It all looks so yummy. Your cards are delightful! Thank you for sharing. Please come visit me.

Breath of Fresh Air said...

Such a lovely post, the little pink tree, the wonderful tea shop and ornaments and the beautiful cards. Have a Blessed Merry Christmas!

Barbara H. said...

What a lovely place to go for tea! Everything is co cute.

Lady Katherine said...

What wonderful gifts you have, I love your tea! The menu, did you get me one? lol

Melinda said...

Christmas cards are one of my favorite things about the holidays!

AwtemNymf said...

Blopping around J&T's Christmas Card swap! Looks like a great tea moment How Fun!
Wasn't this a fun swap! I loved it! :O)
Happy Holidays! Stay warm!

Cottage Rose said...

What a great Tea Room. I love to go and have a great cup of Tea and some yummies, you sure look like you were have some great fun. Wish I was there. I love how the did the decorations very festive.
I too really enjoyed the Christmas Card Swap, so many beautiful Cards from wonderful new and great friends.

Merry Christmas.


Jean said...

What a lovely time! I love the miniature clip on birds. I have birds on my tree like my Gramma had on hers but I would love some for my miniature tree. Jean

hip chick said...

Oh what a cute little pink tree! I love it. And, your tea looks so sweet. I love all the mismatched things too.

Susan said...

Beautiful tea! Love that crystal ornament - so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Enjoyed the post. Thanks for sharing it. Merry Christmas.


Sue said...

Thanks for visiting me!! What fun that must have been at the tea room with your friend! I've been reading over your blog (I'll go back when I have more time) and I see some of the vintage ornaments like I have from my mom...they are priceless to me! The nativity from the Dollar Tree looks just like Precious Moments. I haven't seen that one here. I plan to come back when I have time and read some of your older post.

Kathleen Ellis said...

I love the little pink tree....wherever did you find it???
It looks like you had a wonderful tea is so important to take those special times to nurture ourselves, especially during busy times!
Merry Christmas!

Scrapdolly said...

what a gorgeous show and tell

Merry christmas to you xx

Jewelgirl said...

I saw Jan and Toms Card swap, it was
amazing! You got some nice things too! I like that people are doing
Tea again, you look relaxed!

nikkicrumpet said...

That tea place was adorable...looks like fun. And those cards are incredible!!!

Janet, said...

So many pretty things. I loved the first picture of the little pink tree and the doily angel. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting "my boys". They are doing better everyday. Thank God.
Your site is lovely, so Christmasy. All the decorations are beautiful.Merry Christmas to you and family.

The Quintessential Magpie said...


Thanks so much for my Christmas card and cute little gingerbread boy. He's hanging on my tree! I took a picture for you to show you how well he fits in here!


Sheila :-)

Kelli said...

What a wonderful tea you had with a friend! I also enjoyed seeing your sweet swap gifts. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Miss Janice said...

Don't you just love going to a nice tearoom? Visiting tearooms is one of my favorite things to do! Love all you pretty cards:-)

Linda said...

The swap looked like a LOT of fun!!

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas from my blog to yours! hugs, Linda

Liz said...

Hi Ceekay!
I LOVE the English Rose Garden!
I hope you had a lovely afternoon tea with your friend!


PS I have never been there at Christmas. I bet it was beautiful!

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