Welcome to December!
Isn't that amazing?!
A lovely Thanksgiving, spent on Facetime with our out of state kids was wonderful. Maybe next year it will be different... The last 2 weeks have been some more medication adjustments for my husband, so not much happened except monitoring him.
But the arrival of a book I had ordered authored by my blogger friend Angela Webster McRae of Tea With Friends blog and a new tea lifted my spirits and prompted this post, as I had been without inspiration.
Besides being a cookbook and a praise of vintage, The Vintage Christmas Cookbook is also was filled with charming anecdotes and wonderful photos...
If you follow Angela's blog, you know she is a vintage lover, and we have so much in common!
I especially loved the photo of Angela with her iron and ironing board with the aluminum tree in the background!
And of course, if you know Angela you know of her love for Santa mugs. I can never see one without smiling and thinking of her!
Altogether a wonderful, tasty, nostalgic enjoyable book.
The book is available on Amazon... I asked Angela for the link in case you are interested. I am so glad I ordered mine!
I have been getting out my Christmas china, and this is by Tuscan, England from the 1950s in the Noel pattern. As I have mentioned before, many potteries shared a decal maker, and this Noel is found on china produced by at least 6 potteries that I can think of. Which is good if you are completing a set of something.
And oh the joy of a new Christmas tea! This is Silent Night from Smith Teas in Oregon. I got a sample pack of loose tea to try, and am ordering a bigger amount
As they state...