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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Teacup

The teacup I’m sharing this week is in the Lenox "Holiday" pattern, which is my formal Christmas china. The design features green holly leaves with red berries on an ivory porcelain base. This pattern came out in 1974 and it has become a perennial favorite among traditional designs.

The inspirational holiday book is A Christmas Wish by Dee Appel, with art by Gay Talbott Boassy. (c)2001

This book is part of the series Tiny Tea, published by Blue Cottage Gifts, a devision of Multnomah Publishers, Inc. in Sisters, Oregon. Note the holly decoration on the cup and in the greenery.

The small gift book consists of a lovely poem expressing joy in the season and wishing friends warmth and love. The book ends with this wonderful quotation:

“I have not stopped
giving thanks for you,
remembering you in my prayers.”
Ephesians 1:16 NIV

May we each think often of our friends and loved ones during this festive season. And may we be ever in prayer for God’s blessing in their lives.

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.

Embrace The Season Christmas Tea hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage.

Tuesday Cuppa Teahosted by Ruth
at Antiques and Teacups.

Teacup Thursday at Miss Spenser’s Blog.

Flaunt It Fridayhosted by Kate at Chic on a Shoestring.


Anonymous said...

Your Lenox china is my favorite Christmas dishes that I own. Pat

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Carrie,
thank you for your visit and your sweet comment.
Your Lennox Christmas china is very adorable. Lennox is always very elegant. I am sure the book has wonderful inspirations for holiday spirit.
Season Greetingsto you, too,

Anonymous said...

Yes, Carrie, I do like this Lenox Holiday pattern. The cup is so elegant to hold. Only have one, though - but my aunt has the whole set. Maybe someday I will have a set, too! Meantime, I have a lesser quality holy pattern china and tea set that does just fine. More on that later this month! You're all decked out here at Oak Rise, I see! Joy to you this Christmas!!

xinex said...

I love this pattern. It's beautiful, Carrie!...Christine

Terri said...

Gorgeous! I have always loved this Lennox pattern! I just came from Katherine's blog where she shares her new Lennox tea pot. You are lucky girls!

Antiques And Teacups said...

That is such beautiful holiday china. Both you and Kathy shared it...can't see it enough! And it matches the book! Thanks so much for linking with Tuesday Cuppa Tea and visiting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carrie,
Your Lennox china is beautiful and how nicely the book goes with it. Kathy shared the Lennox pattern too; so pretty! I love seeing the Christmas patterns and I enjoyed your scripture and photos. Thank you so much for sharing and joining me for my Christmas Tea.

Christmas blessings,

Beth said...

Hi Carrie, I really love your Lenox tea cup.

Beth said...

Hi Carrie, I really love your Lenox tea cup.

Kathy said...

Hello Carrie,
So glad you shared with A Return to Loveliness! Love the Lenox teacup and how special to find this sweet gift book with a teacup depicting a similar pattern! Wonderful! I hope you have a blessed day,

Princesa Nadie said...

What a lovely Christmas Tree full of cups hanging up !
Visiting you has been a pleasure
I love your christmas Tea Cup
Merry Christmas

Sarah said...

Beautiful Christmas cups and saucers. I have some Spode mugs that I pull out each Christmas. Thanks for sharing.