Monday, December 16, 2019

A tea-themed tree full of memories

I decided to go with my vintage aluminum tree in the living room this year, which is decorated mostly in vintage glass balls, so on my white shabby chic table downstairs, I decided I'd put up my trusty old pink feather tree with some of my tea-themed ornaments. Almost every ornament on this tree was given to me by a friend or family member or was a souvenir from a trip, so this tree is covered in memories. Here are a few of the ones I'm enjoying this year.

A "pouring" teapot.

A teapot "steeped in tranquility."

This dated teapot ornament was a gift 20 years ago.
Bottled tea leaves and teapot charm.

A rosy teapot ornament made for me in memory of my mother.

A charming handmade ornament with a vintage teapot charm.

"When in doubt, make tea" has a dangling crystal charm. I've always loved the turquoise coloring on this one.

A Sandy Lynam Clough ornament.

Gotta love Madame Alexander!

A gift from family.

A whimsical embroidered teapot with a delightful touch of Christmas plaid. 

A San Francisco Music Box Company ornament. (Remember when those stores were in almost  every mall in America?)

From my most pink-loving friend.

 A glass teacup.

A teapot topper and a tiny tea set ornament.

And finally, I added pink and blue reindeer in a retro design this year, just because I thought they'd blend well with my pink tree.

Tea tins: 1) for storing breakable ornies 2) for elevating bottlebrush trees.

So I have a big tree and a tabletop tree this year. How many trees are up at your house?


  1. I love those reindeer and your pink feather tree - as well as all the ornaments. I thought about you and Phyllis when I put my "tranquili-tea" ornament on my tree. I have a small tree with my tea-themed ornaments in my entry hall and a larger one in my living room. And this year, I have a (borrowed) 4-foot white tree on my porch, with white lights and red shatterproof ornaments, just in case the wind gets too strong. Can you tell I enjoy decorating for Christmas? :-)

  2. So pretty Angela. A few I can search for now too. Merry Christmas to you and Alex! Donna z

  3. Thank you for sharing your decorations with us. They are beautiful.

  4. Merry Christmas, Angela!
    Your pink feather tree is adorable and the tea ornaments are very sweet. And I love the blue and pink reindeer. My sister has the old aluminum tree that belonged to our parents which holds so many memories...And speaking of memories..Years ago when we lived in LaGrange I took 2 wreath making classes at Callaway Gardens. Such a special place and enjoyable time!
    Blessings, Linda

  5. Those pink and blue reindeer are great! And your photos of all your other tea ornaments are wonderful, too--I really enjoyed seeing them.

  6. I love, love your tea tree. Also love that you included the tea tins with little trees. So cute! And there is that one I made hanging there too. How fun to see!

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