Monday, December 12, 2011

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Gingerbread Christmas Tea Dunoon and Miss Read

Happy sunny Dec. 12th! Hooray! We love the sun...we don't see it too terribly much in December here so it is wonderful!

I am joining Tuesday Cuppa Tea with Antiques And Teacups, Gingerbread Christmas Tea with Plumed Pen and the other tea related blogs at the bottom of the post.

I have another Christmas design tea mug by Dunoon  to share today. This one I found at an estate auction. The mug is long discontinued and dates to 1990. It is stoneware and was made in Scotland, not England. But I love the nostalgic Christmas design.




I mentioned in a post a few days ago that Miss Read, a favorite author, had done only 2 Christmas volumes...and then I remembered...No Holly For Miss Quinn.





The story surrounds a career woman planning to paint her home instead of celebrating Christmas coming to the rescue of a beloved and overworked brother who's wife is ill. Miss Quinn comes to look after their children and learns some lessons about giving and loving. It is a lovely book with the usual wonderful illustrations by. J. Goodall that we have come to love.

The book has even influenced a pianist to write and record a song. This is from Enya in her album Shepherd's Moon :

And, lastly a Christmas cross stitch from the 1970s...one of the first Christmas pieces I did.

 
Please join the other blog parties and enjoy the holidays!


 
Martha~  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
 
Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Wanda Lee~  http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
 
Pam~  http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
 
Wanda Lee~  http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ 
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
Trisha~  http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/ 
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~  http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ 
Teatime Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Kathy~  http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday

7 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Ruth,
I love your charming mug! How lovely it was made in Scotland too. It was a bright sunny day here too but I was too busy baking to enjoy it. Much nicer to bake on a sunny day though. Thanks for joining me for tea.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love the mug. Miss Read is a favorite. How fun there is a song for Miss Quinn!
Ruth

Bella Vista said...

Hi Ruth, love your post as I love England!

It is lovely to meet you. Please come back over often.

Merry Christmas blessings to you,
Barb ♥

Martha said...

I love that Miss Read story. Reminds me that I should reread it soon.

Terri said...

Hello Ruth,
Lovely tea mug! I love that company too. They make such lovely china.
The book looks wonderful.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Terri

Snap said...

Another lovely Christmas Mug (still love the Robin best!). I need to read more Miss Read! Happy Tea DAy!

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for joining in our Christmas tea. It was more special because you were here.

Blessings,
Pam

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