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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Cup of Christmas Tea & A Memory of Christmas Tea

This week I’d again like to share one of the inspirational books that I reach for during the Christmas season. A Cup of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg, illustrated by Warren Hanson. Waldman House Press Inc. c1982.

According to Publishers Weekly "in its first edition, published in 1982, the book sold more than 1.5 million copies."

The mini version is an ornament book 3 ½ inches tall by 2 5/8 inches wide, with gilt cord for hanging and red ribbon bookmark.

The sequel was published some years later:
A Memory of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg, illustrated by Warren Hanson. Waldman House Press Inc. c1999.

These two books are available in gift book edition, edition with both titles together, ans also in Audiobook on CD as well as Audiobook on cassette.

Other lovely merchandise based on the lovely teacup theme has followed:
"A Cup of Christmas Tea" Regular Size Teacup

"A Cup of Christmas Tea" is written inside the bone china cup and saucer and it is decorated with holly, and trimmed in gold.

The bottom of the cup and the saucer read: "A Cup of Christmas Tea copyright 1995 Waldman House Press, Inc. by Tom Hegg, Illustrated by Warren Hansen."

"Cup of Christmas Tea" Bone China Miniature Tea Set of 10 pieces –teapot, sugar and creamer two cups and saucers. Each has the holly decoration of the larger sized pieces.

"A Cup of Christmas Tea" 1999 Bone China Christmas Ornament. The ornament consists of a teapot pouring into a teacup.

Following is a list of additional items that are available in this pattern.
Sugar and Creamer set
Tea caddy
Dinner plate, bread butter plate,
Cookie plate 8"
Cake Plate 10.5"
24k goldplated spoon
Pair Candlesticks 6"
Single candlestick
Oval basket
Hurricane lamp
Candle lamp
Tealight holders
Desk clock

Tom Hegg's story about the special teacup and the response it evokes, has been so well received over the years, that it continues in print and continues as a favorite for gift giving.

I am linking today’s post to:
Tea Cup Tuesday, is co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.
Tea For Two Tuesday at the Plumed Pen.
Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam at The Silken Purse and at Breath of Fresh Air.
Tea Party Tuesday hosted by Trisha at Sweetology.
Tea Time Tuesday hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage.

Tuesday Cuppa Tea hosted by Ruth at Antiques and Teacups.

Teacup Thursday at Miss Spenser’s Blog.

Flaunt It Fridayhosted by Kate at Chic on a Shoestring.


Terri said...

I have never read this book before. I'll have a look for it at the library. Thanks so much for sharing about it and the matching china. The tea cup is very pretty and festive, and I adore the mini set!

jeanetteann said...

That book sounds very interesting,must look out for it. Your Christmas teacup is so pretty. x j

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Carrie...thanks for linking! The book has certainly become a Christmas tradition, hasn't it? Thanks for the reminder to go find mine!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Johanna said...

Hi Carrie,
the book sounds interesting but the cup is amazing. Looks la bit ike Royal Albert December. Love the cute tiny set.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Carrie,
What a lovely Christmas teacup and it does look like the RA December teacup. The miniatures are darling! I have never read that book but would like to. I enjoyed your post very much. Thank you for sharing it with us and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

You're getting me in the mood for Christmas. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Zaa said...

HI Carrie.. I do love Christmas books ... and your post certainly inspires me to get into the festive season...What would Christmas be without a Festive cup and saucer to sip on while writing your wish list and holiday recipes... It's lovely. Hope you will join me at " The Grand Lady " sometime for a Teacup Tuesday Chat... You are so very welcome....Hugs

Cindy said...

I love this book! My sister got it for me several years ago and then I later gave it to one of my nieces! I had no idea there were all the other items to go along with it, so thank you for sharing! I found you through "Miss Spencer's Blog" and am your newest follower!
Cindy @ Art, Books, Tea

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

I hope you can make it!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick