Monday, December 13, 2010

Getting Cozy By the Fireside


I went to bed late last night because I was filling out forms for both me and John and getting them ready to renew our passports. I planned to sleep in this morning but the hospital called for John so early and he was already in the shower, so I had to get up to answer the phone. And once I get up, it's hard for me to go back to bed.
So, I decided to light the fire in the family room fireplace and make some cappuccino and just relax there.
I am linking with
Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
Martha and Terri for Teacup Tuesday at http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Wanda Lee's Tuesday tea for 2 and Wednesday Tea for Me and Thee at http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/

Wanda Lee and Pam's Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/
and Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday at http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/

For my teaset, I am using Villeroy and Boch's "Magic Christmas" and I used Lenox Winter Greetings for my tea cup.

The setting is in the Parlor by the Christmas Village in the family room.

There's nothing more cozy than sipping a double dose of cappuccino by the fireside.

Santa is keeping me company.


Love that froth! It's looks like snow but it's warm.





It was cold last night and hubby turned up the heat which dried up the poinsettas. I hydrated them and they should be ok in a few minutes.



There is my companion again. Isn't he sweet?




Have you ever tried Pizza Hut's Chocolate dipping bread? It's pretty good! I placed the Hershey chocolate in a red and green Nippon salt cellar. It's just the right size.

A perfect morning for me, just lounging in my teddy bear flannel pj's. Do you see my knees? LOL!


Love the holiday demitasse spoon.





The table topper is from Rhodes, Greece. I got it for free after buying a lot of table cloths and throw pillow cases from a linen store. I have an obsession for table linens, among other things, lol. I thought it looked festive on top of the tiger table.



Aaaah! That was really good, both cappuccino and choco dipped Pizza Hut bread.


Thank you so much for visiting.
I hope everybody is keeping warm especially the ones who are from places where there are blizzards. My sister and her hubby who just came back from another cruise got stranded in FLorida b/c flights to Chicago were cancelled.
Thank you to all our gracious hostesses!!

33 comments:

Debbie said...

Cozy, and so tasty, that looked delish with all that froth! I could feel the warmth from here, and believe me it is cold here!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine. Oh, my your tea setting looks so pretty. Your dishes are gorgeous and now I'm drooling see that chocolate! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty way to start the day.
Chocolate dipping bread ? No, have not tried that one. :)
Enjoy your evening.

Susan said...

your tea looks wonderful!! Your decorations are beautiful and Santa is a sweetie.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, Christine save me a spot. I coming. How cozy does that look and it is sooooo cold here.

Terra said...

Christine I want to visit you and share a pot of tea or coffee in these beautiful surroundings. How do you get the milk frothy?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
Your double dose of cappuccino and chocolate dipped pizza bread by the fire sound really good to me! What a cozy spot with your Christmas village sitting near by. You have a lovely home and thank you for sharing it with us.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Pat said...

This is beautiful Christine. I also love your window village display. Wonderful!

mississippi artist said...

I feel like driving down in my p.j.'s and joining you-it's so cold!I have those same p.j.'s and when Bobby and I went to Rhodes,I bought linens too!It looks so cozy by the fire.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks soooo warm and cozy Christine! Seeing the chocolate dipped bread made me hungry for dessert!

Marlis said...

Just in from Santa Fe, so I'm catching up on my favorite blogs ;-)... I love your table topper. That is one exquisite piece. You certainly know how to ease into the day. Chocolate!! Your tea set is really cute, I love the toys on it. I love the big bow on the fireplace. Is that a pre-lit bow? It's totally perfect up there. I still like your village where it is. Your trip in Miami looked like a lot of fun too. What a gift to be able to spend time with family. You are truly blessed. Merry Christmas

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You sure know how to take care of yourself. Love your little friend. I need to pamper myself like that!

paperbutterfly said...

Your home looks so inviting decorated for Christmas. The thought of cappuccino and chocolate is a lovely and warms me from the inside out. Thank you for sharing your home a nd vignette with us.
Blessings,
Pam

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Christine, this looks SO Inviting!!! It is 23 degrees here right now and I could use a nice hot cup of ANYTHING:) Love the fire in the fireplace and the Christmas village. Your tea set is so pretty! Of course, you kNOW I love the Santas!!!!! XO, Pinky

Blondie's Journal said...

How sweet and warm it looks in your parlor, I wish I were there visiting you!

Our blizzard is over but we are expecting more snow this week. Ugh!

XO,
Jane

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful. That's exactly what I need to sit in front of the fire with your tray of goodies to chase away this Oregon winter :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Such a beautiful setting! Love the adorable tea set!

Can you believe I posted three times today! I hope you will come see all of them!

Katherine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christine, your home is like something out of a very high end HOME magazine. House Beautiful? Even in those your home would take top billing!
Lovely beyond description!
Many smiles!
Mona

Ann Nichols said...

What a lovely home you have! Everything looks delectable and cozy and oh...so Christmasy! Thanks so much for inviting me in!
Blessings!
Ann
PS Be sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!

KathyB. said...

Morning looks cozy in your home. Your teddy bear pajamas match the teddy bears on the tea ( cappuccino )set.

I especially like the table cloth the tea set is sitting on.I very much enjoyed this post and sharing a few moments with you. Thank-you.

Snap said...

Love your teddy beat pjs! Such a cozy setting, in front of the fire, near the Christmas village. Everything is just lovely. Happy Tea Day. Stay warm!

Johanna said...

Hello Xines,
what a marvellous breakfast in a cozy home. I so enjoyed to join you with this yummy cappucino. Thank you for sharing.
Greetigns, Johanna

Vittle me this... said...

Beautiful setting!

Traci said...

This looks so cozy! It was 26 degrees here this morning & I surely would've loved to stay home with a cup of tea!

Atelier de Charo said...

So cozy corner to have a delicious cappuccino!!!

Blessings
Charo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a cozy place to curl up and enjoy that hot coffee and goodies! Everything looks so warm and inviting:)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very warm cozy and pretty my friend..Wished I could be there with you..we would sit out by the pool ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Terri said...

A lovely treat by the fire. Your Christmas tea set and tea mug is very festive!
Thank you so much for sharing with us!
Hugs,
Terri

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, this does look like a beautiful way to start the morning. I love that tea set! Your village looks so pretty all lit up in the background, and your pj's do look comfy! What a gorgeous scarf for the table cover! laurie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Christine: You have the most beautiful home. I love the decorations, I love everything. I am so grateful that we have gotten to know each other. Have a wonderful Christmas Season. Blessings, Martha

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

So pretty. And I LOVE the way you decorated your mantle -- love that big bow, Christine!
Best,
Gloria

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

P.S. I forgot to say: Your little Christmas Village houses look beautiful too!
gv

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Christine! How lovely the room is! I adore the mantel, all your wonderful new chairs! I love Santa! The scarf is beautiful! I love it and the salt cellar! What a great way to spend a lovely morning! Thanks for joining me for Tea Time, I have visited much. Four grandchildren daily, two around the clock,and I stay so tired! But how I miss visiting all my friends! This is simply lovely! Wish I was there, or going on a cruise!

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