Monday, 23 December 2013

anyone for a cuppa ?

Well, the presents are under the tree.

The table is laid with blue and white china, green glass bowls with sprigs of rosemary and bay from my garden and tiny mercury glass baubles.
The paperwhites make a centrepiece with driftwood and tiny silver candles that I will light on Christmas Day.
I added more baubles and bay to a twiggy wreath I found on sale and hung it from my mirror.

So why don't you come on over for a cuppa. I have Indian or Earl Grey tea, or I may even have some herbal tea if that is your preference. You could have a mince pie, a Lebkuchen (yummy German biscuit with ginger and cinnamon) or a piece of panettone, which my boss kindly gave me for Christmas. It's all laid out and ready for you to visit anytime.

There are a few savoury nibbles too.

If you can't make it, that's fine, I know it's a very busy time of year for everyone.
I'd just like to say, that I hope you all have a....
with love from Fiona xxx



  1. That looks so pretty, I am getting ready to make the Christmas Eve preparations myself! Merry Christmas and I will join you for that cup of tea. Di@Cottage-Wishes

  2. I'm having a cup of coffee right now while I take a break from cleaning and baking. Your dining table and buffet look picture perfect with your goodies, fresh greenery, and pretty paperwhites. Even your gifts are artfully wrapped! I wish you a Merry Christmas, too, Fiona!

  3. The table is gorgeous, especially the blue and white dishes.

    Since I have been in bed all day, I have been looking for ideas for my Christmas Eve table. I like the herbs tied with that sweet ribbon. If I can't make it out to the shops tomorrow, at least I know I can copy your table setting.

    Merry Christmas

  4. Love your table! Merry Christmas....and don't forget the crackers!

  5. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, Fiona. It all looks so lovely. Love the blue and white china and your little mince pies and those sweet little dogs. Merry Christmas! x

  6. Everything looks very inviting Fiona. I am having my first cup of the day and it was great to look through all your goodies and decorations. Everything looks so festive and fun, I wish I could come and share some nibbles with you. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and my best to you in the new year.

  7. Fiona,

    How beautifully inviting and welcoming your table looks, spread with these sweet and savoury goodies! I wish I could drop by for a nice hot cuppa, (herbal, would be perfect, thank you!), and share snippets of the season. You've done such a lovely job of creating a warm, cozy and elegant atmosphere, pure storybook pretty! Thanks for sharing and enjoy!!

    A very Merry Christmas, to you, sweet friend!


  8. the best looking invite i've had this year! have a wonderful day tomorrow, fiona!!

  9. It all looks lovely and welcoming. I'll be happy to have a cup of tea with you in your décor!

  10. Merry Christmas Fio! If I could, I'd stop in for a savory nibble and a cuppa.

  11. Aw thank you! What a pretty spread! You know I was busy entertaining friends from Manchester...who brought me mince pies! Now I need to learn to make a custard sauce!

  12. Looks beautiful. I am so impressed with your paperwhites too! Mine were really odd this year. One would shoot up really high with flowers while the other stems were struggling to push upwards!
    Happy New Year!!! Best wishes for 2014

  13. Everything looks so lovely! I hope your Christmas was merry and here's wishing that your new year is happy! :)

  14. I'll have one of those German biscuits! And earl grey will work beautifully. Hope your holidays were merry!


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