Christmas Tea …

Tea and German Lebkuchen

may this season of Light…

Rita Holzner's painted angel ornament

bring you comfort and joy…

MagpiesNestWinterWishes XOXO

how ever you celebrate…

a bit of Christmas creating

I did manage to make a small handful of cards this year…

Bits of Christmas

and put some finishing touches on a few ornaments that I started last Christmas (the little angel is one of my Mutti’s soft original creations)…

hand dyed and colored bottlebrush trees

all the while feeling the push and pull of this tender time of year when he♥rts come home for Christmas even if only in our dreams…

Christmas PEACE

may your days be merry and bright…

Washington DC Capitol Tree

and may all of your wishes come true…

Lights for St Jude Children's Hospital

I am joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard for T today and wishing you a Very Merry Christmas oxo

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40 responses to “Christmas Tea …

  1. it all very snowy and sparkly patty, just beautiful……. hope you have a wonderful Christmas spent with your family……xxx

  2. Every scene is so beautiful, Patty. Wishing you and your hubby a very Merry Christmas!

  3. All the shots.. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you.. :)

  4. Your Christmas photos and general creativity have really set the scene. Thank you Patty…may all the joys of the season be yours.

  5. so festive, all your displays Patty. Wish you and your loved ones Joyful Winter Holidays and Merry Christmas!
    xo Dymphie

  6. Leave it to you to create vignettes that are truly over the top. The candy cane on the cup gave me an idea for doing the same with hot chocolate at breakfast on Christmas day. Thanks for the idea.

    Those trees are always fun. I bought some last year, but didn’t get around to bleaching them. The pale green one that you added the pearls to is over the top. I LOVE it.

    I’m fairly certain I see one “new” hand, too. New to me, at least. I may have seen the other one, but not the one on the right on a pedestal. Stunning!

    Mr. Magpie’s photos are superb, as usual, and your cards are adorable. I’m so, so lucky to be a lucky recipient, I simply can’t believe they are all so very, very different. I don’t have that kind of imagination.

    Thank you for sharing T(ea) with me each week since I started nearly three years ago, This has been a fun ride, and I look forward to continuing in 2014, dear friend.

  7. AMAZING dear Patty!

  8. Hello Patty!!
    What a beautiful post, loved everything!! YAY for making some cards, they are wonderful!
    Have a Merry Christmas!! HUGS!

  9. what a gorgeous group of images. i love the decorations and all the trees.Beautiful

  10. This post is beautiful from beginning to end. I am wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season. I’ll see you for tea in the coming year.


  11. This is a beautiful post to see and read on this Christmas Eve morning Patty! Thank you! Merry Christmas and I look forward to sharing art and life with you in the New Year. All stay well! xo

  12. Beautiful creations Patty!
    Wishing you & yours a wonderful Christmas & New Year.
    Alison xxx

  13. merry christmas!!

  14. Beautiful images Patty. Ypu obviously love Christmas so I hope that it is magical for you.

  15. oh so beautiful…you put together words and images that create a wonderful peaceful glow! Love all your little goodies and decorations…the styling is quite lovely. Merry Christmas to you too dear!

  16. I love how you set up all your little scenes. They are amazing! Esp. love the VW with the tree on top! I’m a VW girl!!!!…well at least I was as a teen.
    Merry Christmas!

  17. Your photography never ceases to amaze me. Each picture is breath taking! Just a wonderful Christmas post.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas!

  18. You are sharing wonderful photos again. Thanks :)
    Just coming around to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a blessed year 2014.

  19. I love stopping by your place for tea, it is always so cosy and warming to the heart. I love the handmade Christmas cards! what a treat to get one of those in the mail, I am sure.
    Happy T to you and a very Merry Christmas!

  20. this post beautifully represents the magic of Christmas dear Patty. happy T Day and a very merry blessed Christmas. XO

  21. Beautiful post! Merry Christmas!
    Hugs Marilou

  22. You bring the very feeling of Christmas with these lovely images, thank you.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas to you and your familiy, Patty! :-)

  23. A beautiful Christmas vignette! What a neat way to incorporate the displY hands too. Thank you for visiting…Merry Christmas! and have a fab 2014! from Nan, T and Baby.

  24. Everything is stunning. What a beautiful Christmas tribute Patty.
    Merry Christmas from my home to yours.
    Big Hugz Tonniece

  25. Beautiful photographs and words Patti . We have a white Christmas which looks soooo pretty. We thought all the rain and ice would melt it all but we woke up to fresh falling snow ,,a couple of inches :)
    Have a wonderful holiday , God bless .

  26. Un très bon Noël ma chère Patty pour toi et les tiens.
    Gros bisoux.

  27. How very beautiful, Patty. Sending tidings of comfort and joy, along with a Merry Christmas to you and Mr. Magpie!

  28. Beautiful beautiful post. Thinking of you and wishing you a peaceful Christmas xx

  29. I hope you are having a joyous Christmas, Patty… what a lovely post!

  30. What a gorgeous christmas decoration, dear Patty!
    Gave a peaceful and happy Christmas and I look forward to visiting again in the new year! Lots of love from Germany

  31. Beautiful Christmas wishes and decorations. Love those ornaments and cards!!! I didn’t make any ornaments this year! Not a single one! I am going to do better next year! I hope! Happy New Year!!!

  32. Love the little tree on the VW bug. So cute!

  33. Oh……and I love the house at the bottom. I’m assuming that’s NOT your sister’s house?!!!!!

  34. Oh these are such gorgeous photos.
    Festive wishes to you dearest Patty!!

    You’ve inspired me with your creativity this year – I’ve loved your art, journals and the amazing techniques you’ve demonstrated which I’ve stored away in my “Patty told Me” file in my brain!

    I’ve enjoyed reading about the travels your little tea cup has taken you and Jim on – and subsequently I’ve learnt about areas of the States I would love to explore …. you never know I could win lotto one day – then maybe the three of you could be my tour guides! LOL!

    Thank you dear Patty, I’m looking forward to another exciting year at Magpie’s Nest.

    Much love
    Shane XOX

  35. Oh such a beautiful post my dear Patty, I so love your displayes with your mothers angel and the sweet christmas trees. And OHHHH the one with all the trees, in your bowl and the old Volkswagen in blue is wonderful… so magic . Thank you for all your teacup tours ,you invited me to take a little part in, I have so enjoyed reading and seing “all the world” through your eyes, dearest.
    Hugs from me and xx-Dorthe

  36. A magical post in every sense I felt as though I were transported to a place of gentleness and sparkle!
    Having your Mutti’s creation beside your own festive designs is such a sweet touch.
    May lightness and sparkle touch this festive season for you.
    P.S. The house in the bottom photograph is quite something!

  37. A wonderful festive display, so very much in the spirit of the Christmas season. I hope you had a lovely holiday time with your family. A big thank you to you for all the inspiration and sharing and generosity. I wish you and your family a very happy New Year! Take care, Petra.

  38. Such sweet pictures! I love the bottlebrush trees – especially the one on the car :)

  39. Patty, I wish you and your family a happy New Year!
    Hugs Alexandra

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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