Monday, December 26, 2011

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH!




JESUS CHRIST IS BORN! Merry Christmas! This Christmas Week has gone by so quickly. As I look back on this week, it feels like a big blur. It was delightful just the same. It started with Christmas Tea, shared with my two favorite sister-in-laws, Maureen & Kathy! I never take pictures of food, but I just had to show you this. Everything was served by a "food artist" and it looked as good as it tasted.




Of course, there was Christmas Eve Breakfast, were my children and grandchildren opened presents after we shared a delightful breakfast. My daughter, Vanessa and her husband, Kevin always do the cooking and as usually it was a treat! Everyone is a child at Christmas!







That evening we all celebrated Christmas Eve with the entire family. There are a 23 of us. We to go my nephew's home, that he keeps enlarging each year. His home is so large, we all sat on one long table. The view is spectacular and the food is endless. Our family always likes to entertain each other, this year was not exception. We did Karaoke and laughed until we cryed. By the way, the pipe is a prop, my nephew does not smoke!






For Christmas Day, we had our annual Christmas Dinner with our own police officer, Kevin and his partner, as well as, two of LA's finest EMTs! We have been doing this for the past three years and it is so much fun. Noah gets to ride in his father's police car. He also got to put on some of the EMT's clothes. They truly are Los Angeles finest. The best part was the police escort to the Freeway!




I was so tired today I took a 2 hour nap and forgot about Tea Cup Tuesday. If Terri had not gotten hold of me, I could have forgotten completely. I have a few of my favorite Christmas cups to share with you. You have already seen these but, they are worth repeating. First the Spode cups!



The next cup is the red, English, transferware, love it.



The handpainted Germany cup that hangs so beautifully on the tree.



Don't forget to stop by Terri's this week. She is doing a salute to Tea Cup Handles. Here is Mr. Linky. This beautiful card was a handmade gift from my talented friend Terri!



Have a wonderful week. See you next year! I will be having a give away to celebrate by 4th year of blogging!



Hugs, Martha

23 comments:

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha....Oh, everything looked so wonderful. So happy you had a marvelouos Christmas with all your loved ones.

It was beautiful here, too. I usually miss Tucson's Mexican tamales but guess what? My daughter made some! They were delicious, too.

Take care and please, Martha, let us know when the Romantic Homes article is going to be in. I will go to Barnes and Noble and track it down with a vengeance.

Happy New Year, my dear Martha. Susan

Micupoftea~ said...

Sounds like a busy, happy, fun weekend, Martha! Glad you have family and friends so close. Also glad the SA Winds were mild the last few days. Nice cups. Great to taek naps now and then, eh? Happy 2012 :)

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

what a great holiday! Love the angels and the karaoke looks like a ton of fun!

vilini said...

Merry Christmas, Martha. I wish much happiness.

Linda said...

Merry Greetings, Martha!

LOVE your blog and thank you for the opportunity to join TeacupTuesday! I shared a Tea Party today, hope that is alright. I'm a newbie! Lol

Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Patti said...

Merry Christmas, my dear friend! Your days-long celebration looks and sounds wonderful. SUCH a blessing to be surrounded by all that precious family. Thank you for sharing your celebration with us through your photos.

Wishing you a lovely day.

Love and hugs,
Patti

Janny said...

What a beautiful Christmasangel and nice cake! I wish you already happydays for the last of this year and very Happy New Year,

Kind regards Janny.
Paper roses from Paris

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday, Martha. I love your teacups! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful Christmas with your large family! How fun! Spode is a favorite, always!
Ruth

Kathy said...

hello Martha,
It looks like you had a Delightsome Christmas - love seeing all the smiles! Family time at Christmastime is the best! Your breakfast looks amazing! Love your Christmas and Terri's card - beautiful! Thanks for hosting!
I hope you have a blessed week,
Kathy

Zaa said...

Such a Happy Christmas ...Looks like you enjoyed an all day feast and fabulous gathering for the Christmastide... Bright Blessings for a Happy New Year.

Terri said...

It looks like you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! Yay!
Your china is lovely today. The Spode is such a pretty pattern!
The tea cup on the tree is very sweet as well.
Hope you are still having fun this week too.
Hugs,
Terri

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Wonderful post! Looks like everyone had a very happy time! I love your tea cups. I really want to get a red transferware cup! Thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a follower of my blog!
Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Cindy @ Art,Books,Tea

Charlotte said...

Martha your family is precious! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with the people you love. Everything looks so pretty...as always!

I'm also having a GIVE-AWAY this month...we are thinking alike:)

Blessings to you, and a very Happy New Year!
Charlotte

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
what a blessing to have such a nice family. That looks like a real christmas, a happy birthday party for Jesus. The cups on the tree are lovely. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

mygardenblue said...

Hi there, I stumbled on your blog when I was googling tea cups and then I was looking at boxes (I collect boxes too) and ended up back at your site again! I also have that same angel at the top of this post :O) You sure do love a lot of the same beautiful things I do! We must be kin LOL

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing. I'm linking up to your party. I have one to:-)

Hugs
Elna

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Martha,
I am new to your lovely blog. Seems that I came at just the right time to enjoy the fun and festivities. Everything looks divine. I'll have to take out my special tea cups and come back.
Following you.
Happiness to you in the new year!
Patti

Annie said...

Hello :D

Just found you via your Follow, for which thank you. What a colourful, vibrant blog you have here. And I'm loving all the teacups!

A very Happy New Year Martha, may 2012 be a peaceful and prosperous one for you and for those you hold dear x

Terri said...

Happy New Year Martha!
Thank you so much for being you, for being my friend and for being in blogland! I am so glad we met.
I hope that your new year is fabulous and full of good things.
Hugs,
Terri

Ormolulu said...

Thanks for stopping by "Ormolulu" . . . your comments were very much appreciated!! I LOVE that you call yourself a "serial collector". Hmmm . . . maybe I fit into that category too! ;o)

Happy New Year!!!!

Debi

nancy said...

I know I haven't been visiting in a while.. Look like you have a nice Christmas/Holidays.. Love the little elf...
Happy New Year!
Nancy

parTea lady said...

What fun Christmas celebrations you enjoyed with your family. Love your Spode cups and the cups on the tree.

Happy New Year