Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let's Take A Break

I don't know about you, 
but this decorating has me 
This is "Butters" cuz he is so fat plus he is always "tuckered out".

Just stop what you're doing and take a break with me.
 I hosted my Bunco group here on Monday. We had a few of these Snapple Peach Teas left over.
 It was cold here today.
 I know, I know, we don't know cold weather when we pass it on the street. For Savannah, it was cold, maybe 57 Fahrenheit.
A concoction of peach tea, cinnamon stick and a little nutmeg.  Now let's warm that up a little.

While that's warming I will set my place.
 My friend Margaret, remember "Tea For Margaret",
gave me these little holly cocktail napkins a few years ago. I will use one of those for a coaster.
 You are getting a little peek into the decorations shaping up in the kitchen. 

My placemat is actually a vintage dresser scarf. I am using a Nikko dessert plate. You will see the cup, shortly. I am treating myself to my antique International's Stratford salad fork and fruit spoon. I am using the fruit spoon for my beverage, just because I like it and I can!
Remember "This"
Well, it has been cut, on Thanksgiving actually.
Add my mulled peach tea and I am set for my break. 
My this is some fine dining! My, this fruitcake is yummy. It is so rich you can't eat much but you get a great sugar high. I will save some for Sweet Old Bob. You know that peach tea concoction is really tasty and warm, too!
You can see the mug better here. The mugs and dessert plates have matching designs. There are four designs in all, a wreath, bell, Christmas tree and ornament all formed with the leaves and berries.

Thanks for joining me. Don't you have a new burst of energy now? OK, let's get back to Decking the Halls.

Got to get ready for the Christmas Blog Party!


Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Lovely setting and great tea. I could feel the warmth even here... You know how to stir up something special. Love the little coaster you used here and all other things. But you have to sleep lady. Good night from one night-owl to the other...
Love to you,

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your basket of festive balls is very pretty. We have several baskets like that around the house too. It's easy to feel in the Christmas mood when you see the pretty colors. Your cake looks yummy! My mom has made a cake for years that looks very similar to that one.

Thanks for inviting us for this break. We all work so hard this time of year that it's nice to have a breather.

Maggie said...

With all the hectic dashing around at this time of year it's a treat to sit down and enjoy such a delightful setting.
bon appetit!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Wish I could stretch out like Butters and take a nap myself! That hot peach tea sounds delicious. I have played in the same bunco group since the 1970s. So much fun!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a cute post Ginger! That fruit cake sure looks good and I love the table setting you did. Your kitchen sure is looking Merry & Bright can't wait to see more! Martina

Chatty Crone said...

Hey I want to be there with you right now! sandie

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

mmmm..mmmm... good Ginger! Bunco is so much fun isn't it? We have our Bunco Christmas party next week and I can't wait. I look so forward to that once a month night out with the girls. I bet your group is so much fun, and I would have loved to be at your house too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A nice cup of mulled tea and fruitcake...yum and then using that gorgeous plate and cup...perfect@

LV said...

Sorry I missed your get together. Would have enjoyed it and the refreshments.

Barbara F. said...

I wish I was sharing a cup of tea with you, Ginger! xo

classic • casual • home said...

What a fun little party. Wish I was there!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely charming, so divine,wish I had a large slice of cake and some peach tea with you.

Granny Sue said...

Lovely old silver! Why not use it and enjoy it? Your fruitcake looks delicious. My sisters will be making it without me this year :( but it couldn't be helped.

Hop on over to my blog to join A December to Remember and to get in the drawing for giveaways all month!

Jill said...

Your fruitcake looks SO good - my mouth is watering....

Marigene said...

Very nice table...the Santa votives are adorable, plus they are lime colored!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Now that's a lovely little break! Lovely table and china. Too bad Butters had to move! LOL! Looks like he didn't need much of a break!

Tess said...

What a nice treat!! I ADORE your christmas china!!! Sounds like a wonderful tea time.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Ginger, My cat is twice that big! Yep, he is always sleeping. I love your Christmas colors, you must be exhausted, I am way to busy to throw in a Bunco party....Take a rest and have some more fruitcake


Tracy Suzanne said...

That looks so delicious Ginger. And you make it look so pampering with so a pretty place setting.

I'm totally with you on being tuckered out. I have pretty much sneezed and slept for 2 days. I thought I was going to feel better after a day of rest last Friday and here it is a week later and I just can't seem to re-coup.

OX's...Tracy :)

Grace InAZ said...

Perfect! I need a break, too. Mine won't be as fancy as yours, but I hear a cookie and sherbet calling my name!
Hopping today.
Hugs, GraceinAZ

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful setting for a break,love those dishes.Peach tea is one of my favorites, never thought about heating it-I must try this!

C. Joy said...

It's cold and raining here this morning. 57 degrees. Time for tea. Your cup and plate are beautiful. Happy December.

Alycia Nichols said...

You just KNEW that us Northerners were going to jump all over you for calling 57 degrees "cold." Wise that you put up that disclaimer! :-) We are expecting temps in the 20s tonight, and in the teens in the coming week. Daytime highs will be in the 30s and 40s. We don't even consider THAT cold!!! (Although I did go ahead and pick my fur coats up from storage today!) I am so head over heels with those pretty, dainty little cocktail napkins! They are perfect! Very cozy post, Ginger. Stay warm! ;-)

Diann said...

What a fun post ginger! Now that you are all rested up and ready to get back to decking the halls, let me give you my address so you can head on over here! LOL Your little Christmas setting looks so pretty and the fruitcake looks yummy! Thank you for joining Thrifty Tablescape and have a wonderful day!

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