Welcome to my winter tea! I have tea in a mug almost every day, of course, but these frigid days just call for something extra cozy.
I have been thinking of a bird theme for a table to go with my birdie teapot.
This transferware dish will serve well enough I think. A few of my favorite cookies are just the thing too. Biscochitos are a local tradition for the holidays in New Mexico, but they are found here year 'round. I can never eat just one! (Understatement.)
This arrangement is set up on a corner of the dining room table. And although I have pulled out some things that don't get use every day, there is always a stack of china or silver that becomes a part of the scene. Today it is my embossed white plates which have been used and shifted from place to place ever since Thanksgiving.
The patterned teacups liven things up a bit. I like how the soft floral dresses things up, and the ruffled napkins also add to the tone I'm after.
I'm not with my sister for her birthday today. (Happy birthday, Victoria!) But a small celebration set up like this would be just perfect.
The vintage embroidered cloth is one of several I have along this theme. There is often one of these on the table.
So much of this is familiar by now to those of you who are long time visitors to the blog. I hope you feel right at home! A lot happens right here in this corner of our simple little house.
But it seems that it's the familiar things that give me the most comfort in the winter months when everything is turned more inward.
The days have flown by since the first of January. And more daylight is returning. But we still have the coldest months of the year ahead.
I will need lots of visits and nibbles with friends over the weeks to come. Everybody just has to put up with the stacks of dishes and linens in all the corners. (And they do! haha!)
One of my more recent ironstone pitchers is ready for a bouquet.
And a basket full of linens each waiting for a turn. . . .
I have been busy with a lot of things that have waited through the holidays. But Januarys are always like that. For you too?
So nice to have time for something a little special today.
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