Hi Ladies: Welcome again to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 194! Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that Black Friday was good to you! I think our family's Thanksgiving was one of the best I can remember in a long time. We gathered, we ate and we gathered again and we ate again! The holiday was very sweet and uneventful, just like I hoped it would be. I did get my email hacked this weekend, so if you got some weird email from me, sorry. I think they fixed the problem, but it is never easy to come home to over 250 emails in one day.
Like many of you, I have started my Christmas Decor. I thought I was just about done, when my sweet, beloved, son, who I dearly love, decided he wanted to buy a TV for the living room. We have never had one in there and have been just fine for 23 years, however, it looks like we now have one. It is nice, big and 3-D, because every house needs one, or so I have been told, by my son. Problem No. 1: Christmas tree, filled with antique ornaments, is in the spot where the TV is going. Problem 2: Sound system need to go, Christmas tree now belongs there. Problem 3: Sofas need to move to make room for TV. So, here I am starting all over again, but I have a TV, because every house needs one. To be honest, nothing in my house feels the same. Places that I have decorated for Christmas in the past, are no longer available to me. My youngest daughter took some furniture for her home recently, so I have less table top space. You can't tell there is something gone because, I confess, I have collected a lot of antique furniture too. (Let's not talk about that.) None of my furniture is in the same space. Change is hard for me, I admit it. It does not help that everyone's blog looks so amazing! You have some incredible Christmas vignettes posted. Like I said, I am a little off. I like to walk into my home at Christmas and just feel so inspired. Right now, it just feels, well, off. I need to pray for an attitude of gratitude for myself and more strength for the day. I am off, in more ways than one! If you remember me, please pray, I need to straighten out my act and fly right!
Thank God we have Tea Cup Tuesday! I love things that feel good and familiar. My first cup today is a Duchess from England. The pattern name is "Winter." I love the holly on this design.
Cup No 2 is a Royal Patrician, also from England. No pattern name on this one, just lovely poinsettia's.
My last cup is Mikasa, pattern name "Holly Ribbon." It is very elegant looking.
I did finish a "Birthday Crown" I had been working on. What do you think? They are so easy. I think I did a post on how to make them a few months back. Have a wonderful week. Terri and I always look forward to what you set on your table each week. Here is this weeks link! I think I can use one of Noah's hugs!