Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy St. Nicholas Day and Teacup Thursday #83

This is my teacup for this week. I love anything with holly and I think it's really lovely. It's a Queen's
bone china cup and saucer. Don't you adore the little sprig of holly inside the teacup?  I like the little ridges around the saucer.Thanks you Miss Spenser for hosting another Teacup Thursday.

Happy St. Nicholas Day and Happy Teacup Thursday! Our Tasha Tudor group did not do an exchange this year and I am a little sad about that. December 6th has become a special day~being a Tasha fan. She began her Christmas celebration on St. Nick's Day with a Dundee Cake and special tea.

One of the things Tasha did on December 6th was to light her advent wreath that she hung. She features it in several of her books about Christmas. This photo is taken from Take Joy. I always have an Advent wreath for the four Sundays of Advent. One candle is lighted each week. Tasha would light all four candles on St. Nicholas Day. This past weekend when I was in Washington, I found the sweetest little vintage Advent wreath in an antique shoppe. I thought of Tasha immediately and had to buy it. I have it hanging now over my table and will cherish it always. I'm not sure if I will really light it! I do like the look of it with the little mushrooms and red candles.
I think Jim and I are going to go to a country Christmas sale later today after my bible study. We will celebrate the day differently this year. I'll be doing my Friday Tasha Tudor First Friday Book Review on Friday too, so pop back. Susan, this one's for you!


Antiques And Teacups said...

One of my favorite teacups! So pretty for Christmas!
Just wanted to let you know I'm having a Harney Holiday tea giveaway!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing that. I was never sure why you celebrated St.Nicholas Day. Lovely tea cup. That whreat is so cute. Enjoy your day.

fabraholic said...

Hi Linda, What a lovely post about St Nicholas Day. I really like the picture of St Nick.
The holly tea cup is very pretty.
Enjoy your day!

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Linda,

What a beautiful teacup, and fun Advent wreath! Anything with mushrooms is a plus in my book. :)

We put out our shoes and enjoyed our little gifts this morning, plus the big gift of a trampoline. You can guess what everyone spent today doing!



Susan said...

Hi Linda....Love the advent wreath and the cup, too.

Ohhhhh, if you EVER see "Becky's Christmas" in your travels, think of me. I LOVED that book. Have been on the lookout for it for years and years at used book sales. No luck.

Have a beautiful Friday! Susan

xinex said...

Oh I love that teacup, Linda, so beautiful!...Christine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
What a pretty holly teacup! I love it! Your Tasha Tudor books sound so endearing and charming. I would enjoy them too. I only have one book which I won in a Giveaway. It is about her life, however there are many of her delightful illustrations throughout the book. Thank you my friend for sharing your lovely Christmas teacup at my HOME. It's lovely to have you join me.
Thank you for praying for my son. It means so much to know that my friends in Blogland are praying for him!