Monday, December 31, 2018

Tea-themed Christmas gifts of 2018

This year, when my family asked what I wanted for Christmas, I asked for practical gifts—new mixing bowls, a new soup pot—so I was very surprised when I received quite a few tea-themed gifts as well. My sister did get me a nice new set of mixing bowls, but she also gave me these cute kitchen towels. (She believes she found them at Ross.)

My husband gave a nod to my upcoming novel by giving me the perfect thing to sip: "Novelteas." Ha!

He also got me a hard-to-find issue of Daphne's Diary, which I love even more than usual because of the Christmasy tea wares on the cover.

When a package arrived from my stepdaughter's family in Wisconsin a few days before Christmas, it included this Old World Christmas glass ornament. I did not have one like this, so … yay! (And I don't mind repeats of tea-themed ornaments, anyway.)

I shared last month how I'd purchased this very "Oh Christmas Tea" teacup design for a friend, and I had wanted to get one for myself but had held off since I had lots of gifts to buy. So I was delighted when a girlfriend gave me one. So glad I didn't purchase it for myself.

And last but certainly not least, my Stampin' Up demonstrator friend Kathy made my day when she gave me this new set of tea-themed stamps and dies that aren't even out yet (they come out this week, I believe). I went home and started using them immediately, and when I get some new ink pads, I'll be trying even more designs.

Did you receive any tea-themed Christmas gifts this year? I'd love to hear about them!


  1. All your tea-themed gifts are wonderful, and perfect for you. (I may have to find one of those little spoons, by the way,). Enjoy them all!

  2. Wow, you really did receive a lot of nice tea-themed presents this Christmas! I particularly like those kitchen towels from your sister--I will have to be on the look-out for those.
    Happy New Year to everybody!

  3. Wonderful tea themed gifts. I will keep them in mind for next year’s Christmas list! I was given an embossed rolling pin with teapots and teacups on it. Also, a very cool umbrella with teapots, cakes, and teacups on the inside. It is black on the outside, but when it closes, the tea design shows. It is one of those reverse closing umbrellas. I think my husband got it on Amazon. Happy New Year!!

  4. Wonderful gifts! I love the ornament! How very special.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Lovely gifts. I know you will enjoy.

  6. I just found Daphne's Diary and love that you can reuse the pages inside besides a fun magazine. You can get the magazine at Barnes and Noble book stores. It is cheaper to order the magazine yearly online and have them delivered to your house.


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