Thursday, November 17, 2016

A new tea tray that I got for free!

I should have mentioned this sooner, but Hallmark is having a special Holiday Open House through today, November 17, and if you spend $100 or more, you get a free 18-1/2 x 12-inch tea tray. They call it simply a "tray," of course, but to me, a tray is always a "tea tray" because "tea things" always end up on it!

Last Saturday happened to be the day I'd scheduled to go to the Hallmark store at the mall to buy all the Christmas ornaments we give grandkids, our nieces, and nephew at Thanksgiving each year. When I checked the Hallmark brochure I got in the mail, I was delighted to discover that after purchasing eight ornaments featuring Star Wars, Batman, Captain America, a Madame Alexander doll, etc., I would qualify to receive a nice freebie for myself.

I signed up to bake brownies for my Sunday School class Christmas party, and I think this will be the perfect tray to take them on. I've been pinning things to Pinterest in hopes of baking something unique, brownie-wise.

I must confess that originally I pulled out my "winter whites" for the new tea tray, but I couldn't quite bring myself to have Christmas decor out before Thanksgiving, so I changed it. And I may change the new tea tray up again before Thanksgiving gets here!


  1. Lovely tray, free even better! For brownies, I make the ones with cream cheese. In England they call brownies 'chocolate brownies'. I don't know why I find that funny! Of course brownies are chocolate unless noted.

  2. That's wonderful! But our hallmark closed 5 years ago... :(

  3. Pretty, most of our Hallmark stores have closed because people aren't buying and sending cards any more. :-( I feel sorry for you gals having to wait until late November for Thanksgiving.

  4. That was great getting that lovely tray for free. Hallmark has such wonderful products. Your family will love those ornaments. Enjoy your tea tray.

  5. Pretty tray. I know you will get a lot of use out if it.


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