Saturday, December 19, 2015

Peppermint Square for Santa




Season's Greetings My Dear Teacup Friends!


The Traditional Victorian Pink Teacup Christmas Tree is finally up and we are formally ready to celebrate Christmas.










Along with the orphaned teacups are some favourite clear and pale pink bobbles and birdies...



And also some sparkly crystals and beads.




Instead of milk and cookies this year, Dear Santa will enjoy tea and peppermint square.


With a cup of tea in a Queen's teacup from the Rosina China Company ~ Made in England ~ just perfect for Dear Santa Claus.


A border of holly is so jolly!





I do hope that Santa likes teacups and teapots too!





What are you leaving out for Santa this year?



Peppermint Square Recipe

Base Ingredients:


1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 light cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups graham wafer crumbs 

Method for base:

Melt cream and chocolate chips.   Stir until smooth.  Add Vanilla, graham wafer crumbs and sugar.  Pat in 8 inch pan.  Chill.

Middle Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. peppermint extract
drop of green food colouring!

Mix together and spread over base.  Chill.


Topping

1/2 chocolate chips
1 tbsp. hot water
Mix together and drizzle over middle peppermint icing layer.

Enjoy!




Have a Very Blessed Christmas My Dear Friends!


Thank you so much for your visit today!  

See you next week!
Karen



This week I will be joining these beautiful blogspots:


Bernideen's ~http://blog.bernideens.com/
Bernideen's Tea Time Cottage and Garden Blog Party
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party

Beverly ~http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/
Pink Saturday
Martha ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com 
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Sandi~http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca
No Place Like Home

Hope to see you there!

18 comments:

  1. Your pink Christmas tree is fabulous!!!!! I fell in love with every single ornament. Your fairy tea cups look gorgeous on your tree. Very pretty the Santa's tea cup.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  2. Karen:
    Your tree looks so wonderful. I used to have a teacup tree at my shop but and yours is beyond beautiful. I am admiring those beautiful teapots too on the buffet! What a lovely room with the piano! I have been buying old Christmas sheet music these last few months to put on my piano. I just found something from the Nutcracker that looks very hard to play but also a simple elementary Christmas Carol Book (me) and Silver Bells! I hope to see you link this on Monday!

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  3. Your tree is just gorgeous, wonderful ornaments!!! What a great room to have a tree in. I don't think Santa is going to pass up tea and biscuits at your house!.Best ~ Mickie.

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  4. Love the colors on your tree. PINK is my color.

    Charlotte Moore

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  5. Such lovely decorations! Enjoy your celebrations with family, friends and all loved ones.

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  6. Hi Karen, what a lovely tea post! Your tree is so elegant, I like all of the romantic looking ornaments! Your Santa plate, and cup and saucer are perfect! I really like the holly and mistletoe on it. Did you know that was the first Santa drawing ever created? Your peppermint squares look way too delicious!
    Wishing you and yours a blessed and happy Christmas!
    Gina

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    1. Me again, I wanted to explain the Santa image a little better. :) For years after Clement Moore wrote (1822), and publicly admitted that he wrote, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" or better known as "The Night Before Christmas" many artists tried to capture an image of Santa Claus to fit Moore's description of the jolly old guy. Many failed attempts. So finally in 1881, Thomas Nast, a Harper's Weekly illustrator, succeeded and this particular Santa is that illustration. Just wanted to share it with you, I thought it was neat to know. :)

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    2. Me again, I wanted to explain the Santa image a little better. :) For years after Clement Moore wrote (1822), and publicly admitted that he wrote, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" or better known as "The Night Before Christmas" many artists tried to capture an image of Santa Claus to fit Moore's description of the jolly old guy. Many failed attempts. So finally in 1881, Thomas Nast, a Harper's Weekly illustrator, succeeded and this particular Santa is that illustration. Just wanted to share it with you, I thought it was neat to know. :)

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  7. I love your teacup tree and wish I could do something similar. With three cats, I don't think that would work! But I have thought about a small tree put safely in a corner! I love your Rosina Santa teacup. It made me smile. I think Santa will enjoy a cup of tea and a peppermint square (or more). I know I would! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Oh my, Karen, what a beautiful tree! It is so elegant with the beaded garland and china cups! Love it! Your Santa cup and saucer is really cute and I'm sure would be a favourite this time of year. Thanks for sharing the recipe too. If I didn't have family home for Christmas this year I wouldn't have cancelled my party next week but it's going to be a busy time and I thought I could use the break. So, I'll be back in January. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Love, love, love your Victorian pink teacup tree! Do you do anything special to secure the teacups to the tree?

    I'm also a huge fan of your Rosina Santa Claus teacup. Now I'm craving peppermint squares. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. Thank you for answering my question, Karen. Now that I have a bigger, artificial tree, maybe next year I'll try to hand some of my orphaned teacups too. Looking forward to more "Happy Tea Days" in 2016!

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  10. Karen: Your home looks so lovely. I have never seen a tea cup like that! I love it. Thanks so much for your friendship, you are a treasure. Hugs, Martha

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  11. Oh Karen I bet you had so much fun creating this tree is is so sweet and so very pretty does it have white lites on it at night? where did you find all the perfect ornaments for it.Merry Christmas to you.Susie

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  12. What a beautiful tree. I think your use of "orphaned" tea cups is inspiring.

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  13. What a gorgeous tree, Karen! I love the orphaned teacups as decorations! Your Santa teacup is darling and one that I've never seen. I think Santa will love those peppermint squares! Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

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  14. Hi Karen. I was wondering if I would have internet this week too! I LOVE your wonderful teacup tree! Lovely! And so nice to have the Thomas Nash Christmas designs! The peppermint squares sound yummy! Keeping that! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea and wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Ruth

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