Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thursday Teacups And Tea Things, Angels And Vintage Santa

Welcome to Thursday Teacups And Tea Things! The last before Christmas Sigh...It has certainly come quickly! I am also joining Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady and Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser.

My teacup is actually a mug! A vintage Santa mug...thumbs up for hot chocolate, as far as I'm concerned! The mug is from 1979 and I think it is so cute! It is such a jolly old elf...Just the way I've always pictured Santa. But the way Santa is hoisting a mug, and the mug says Cheers! I have a feeling he's tippling something a bit more potent than hot chocolate.  The other evening we were at a friend's party with eggnog...made of eggnog ice cream, whipping cream, milk, freshly grated nutmeg and a choice of a kick or not. It was the BEST eggnog I have ever tasted...even without the kick. Absolutely addictive...not to mention highly caloric!

 Another vintage item is this Hammersley bell from 1971 with the curest metallic gold angels. I think it is so cute...and has a sweet, heavenly sound as well. The words inside the bell say:

When you mee ring,
I'll sweetly sing 

And also on the vintage angel theme, heres a vintage English tea towel we found in Gloucester a couple of years ago:

 The tea towel was originally made in 1980 as a fund raiser for a charity. I think it is so cute and so representative of the 1980s. Around the towel are words from the Christmas carol Deck The Halls. To see more of the mug or tea towel at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.

And a last little mushroom church from my mantle decorations. I love them! It's hard to believe they are really made from fungus, but....

Have a wonderful day with the other blog parties and a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Anonymous said...

That Santa definitely looks like he has had a tipple of something! Very sweet though.

Antiques And Teacups said...

The Santa is pretty funny...looks like he has already been at the eggnog! The angel bell is so pretty! Merry Christmas!

LV said...

I enjoyed my visit and seeing all your pretty things. I really like the mug.

Mom Walds Place said...

You are so right about the tasty treats we use our cups for. Who cares about calories, it's Christmas?!

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