Last Christmas, one of my gifts from my dad was this cute little Spode Christmas Tree tea-for-one set. I have several teacups and saucers and dessert plates in this pattern, so this sweet set seemed like a good addition to my small collection. I've noticed it up in the top of a closet several times in recent weeks, but I wouldn't let myself actually bring it down until December. And now December is here!
I think the candy cane–striped handles are a whimsical touch to this classic pattern, and the cup is a bit oversized, which is great because of all the Christmas teas I have been drinking!
For this teapot and teacup's inaugural pour, it seemed fitting to pull out the Candy Cane Lane from Celestial Seasonings. This was a box of Candy Cane Lane that I received from my friend Phyllis (who has been sharing some of her gorgeous Christmas teawares over at The Relevant Tea Leaf). I currently have some friends helping me watch for the Candy Cane Lane to hit the local grocery stores so I can stock up for next year. (One friend actually went ahead and called Kroger and Publix and asked about it! They told her the shipments haven't yet arrived but should be here any day.) Do you have any special teawares you'll be using this Christmas? I'd love to hear about them!