Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Purple Christmas Tea

Welcome Festive Friends to

"A Purple Christmas Tea"

I do hope that you are all ready for Christmas.

Today I thought I would share unusual  Christmas colours ...... since my family room decor are tones of mauve and mint green I must make the best of it at Christmas time.

This is the room where the family spends most of their time relaxing and visiting and appropriately called our Family Room! 

One of my son's girlfriends once said the room reminded her of a dollhouse. 

It's a cozy room to enjoy our tea together.

I have decorated the mantel in purple and mauve ornaments.

Reindeer, Birds and Bobbles.

And the sideboard also has some Christmas sparkle too! 

And the sideboard also has some Christmas sparkle too! 

I did manage to even find a mini purple tree.

Let's sip our hot tea by the warm fire.

Whenever I admire my violet and lavender china I think of Judith at Lavender Cottage.

Speaking of Judith, I must link up the for first time at her Mosaic Mondays. 

I am just learning to make collages.

Although the teacups are made by two different china companies, they are identical. 

Millers was once an exclusive jewelery store in Vancouver, B.C. that also sold china. There was  one in my hometown of New Westminster too.

The Christmas balls were once my mother and father's.  I have seen similar brand new ones.  Don't they resemble disco balls?  

My sweet daughter-in-law's Aunt Lulu made our delicious treats today.  Please enjoy a green tea and chocolate or oatmeal coconut cookie.  Thank you Dear Lulu!

Baking is such a lovely gift!

Thank you my Festive Friends for taking time out from your busy Christmas schedule to visit me today!

Thank you for taking time out from your busy Christmas schedule to visit me today!

Wishing you and your family a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas!

This week I will be joining:

Bernideen's ~
Friends Sharing Tea
Beverly ~
Pink Saturday
Martha ~ 
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Teacup Tuesday
 and Judith -
for Mosaic Monday


  1. Oh Karen, your photos and mosaics are wonderful!
    I love everything purple-violet-lavender-lilac, and this post is a feast of beauty for me.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. I think purple and green are wonderful together. You are right. Judith will love this purple tea! Lovely images.

  3. I love how pretty you house is decorated for Christmas! Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
    Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

  4. I think the lavender/purple decorations and tree are pretty. Your tea set is lovely too. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Simply charming Karen, you've made my day with this beautiful tea amongst the lavender and mint green decor.
    We're lucky that there are many purple Christmas decorations available for us.
    Merry Christmas and thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  6. How wonderful it would be to share tea in your cozy parlor. Merry Christmas!!

  7. How beautiful! I'm a 'lavender' blogger too and love all your shades of purple! Your home is lovely! Merry Christmas!

  8. Beautiful, Karen! Purple and mint green make a perfect match. I love your china. Merry Christmas and holidays!


  9. I love your way of decorating. And I especially love the purple. So different!

  10. This is so lovely and unique Karen. I would love to have tea with you in your beautiful "dollhouse." I noticed that thistle tablecloth right away, it's gorgeous. I have a couple thistle teacups it would look great with ;) Your purple tree is delightful! So fun.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, dear bloggy friend.

  11. Your lavender and green is very pretty, Karen! The tea wares are lovely and your tea looks so cozy set out there by the fire. Your fireplace is almost identical to the one my son had in his last house. On our last visit out there, I enjoyed Christmas with them there by the fire and it holds such lovely memories for me. Thank you for joining me for tea during this very busy season and I wish you and your loved ones a Very Happy Christmas!

    Christmas blessings,

  12. Oh, I forgot to mention, I love your sideboard!

  13. I fell in love with your purple Christmas. I really love this colour and every single ornaments you made. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  14. What a beautiful Christmas tea in my favorite color.

  15. What a pretty purple tea at Christmas time. Your home looks lovely too.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  16. I love the lavender and green together, Karen. What a pretty combo of colors! Your home looks so pretty all decked out. Even the cookies look so pretty on the ottoman. Yes, homemade treats are so special and loved!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  17. Karen: We have had a hard year, but God has been so good to us. I am so pleased I can count you as a friend. I hope you feel the same. Have a blessed Christmas week. May our Lord richly bless you and your family. Hugs, Martha

  18. I didn't realize you were from New West! We have friends there and have visited often. Love your Christmas decor...I've used mauve & light green at times as a change. Beautiful! Love the pretty violets and purples! Merry Christmas to you and your family and thanks for linking to Tuesdau Cuppa Tea!

  19. Purple, because why not?! Your cups were probably still made by the same company. Often when items were made for a distributor, or store, the manufacturer did not put their stamp on the item. Also, companies where bought, sold, and shuffled like a deck of cards. Same company, different name. I am tempted to spend the rest of the morning researching them. I love this stuff. You have a lovely display, and will surely have a lovely Christmas!

  20. Your place looks so amazing and yes, very cozy! I wouldn't want to leave that room! The cookies look so yummy too. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015.

  21. Karen, your room looks absolutely lovely! And I agree on thinking of Judith, I did the same thing!!! LOL
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  22. How totally ORIGINAL using purple this Christmas. I also adore that violet teapot and it's unique shape. The whole setting is so wonderful and all the furniture and the shabby chic is divine!

  23. Lovley room looks welcoming and cozy and love the colours. Merry Christmas!