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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

High Tea Christmas Mantle

The theme for the formal living/dining room this year is "A High Tea Christmas Party"      I can't wait to show you my High Tea Christmas Tree.....but,  that post will come later when the tree is finished.
Today I want to share the mantle .....

Since all the tea party guests will be dressed in their finest attire ,   a white glove Christmas garland is the perfect touch for the mantle

I have flocked pink flowers on the mantle,  Santa's.  and some tea party related decor......

Anyone for tea?

  I bought this Santa serving tea at Dillard's several years ago.

I haven't used this big Santa head in several years,   I almost put him back in the tote  when I looked at his big red hat today.   Then it came to me......Just give him a new pink hat....why didn't I think of that a long time ago?

To give my ruffled pillows a holiday feel,   I  pinned a pretty Santa head on the front.

These tree's are just on the table temporarily.      I hope to find a pretty live poinsettia plant tomorrow when I go shopping    It has been  cold here since Thanksgiving..    I haven't been out of the house since last Wednesday....yep.....I really need to get out.

 I also haven't done my hair or got out of my pj bad!!!     I did run a comb thru my hair every day and change into fresh pj'!     Being retired has been everything I hoped  for!
I hung this Merry Christmas sign on the easel that was just sitting there next to the chair.....I haven't decided if it's going to stay there or not.     I usually hang it on a door.

I hope to finish my High Tea Christmas Tree sometime this week......and decorate the buffet ......and do a tablescape.....never enough time to do all the things that run thru my head.....!


  1. Oh Penny---*THIS* is my favorite...I know I have said that before---but I so love the white glove garland...Toooo cute!
    Thanks for all the adorable ideas, Sandi

  2. How absolutely darling - you aspire many! Hope you plan on linking to my blog party!

  3. Love, Love, the glove garland! Well, maybe I love it all! Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Oh what whimsey and FUN!! You always go over the top - and this tea inspired theme doesn't disappoint! : - )

  5. Good Morning Penny,
    I love your theme of High Tea. Its perfect and everything looks so pretty. Can't wait to see the tree*


  6. I had to laugh when I read your post today. I could not agree with you more. Retirement is everything I wished for. Stayed in a pair of pj's for two day..fresh ones each day of course..because...I decorated for Christmas in them. Like you, I ran a brush through my hair and pinned it up and that was it for the day.
    I love the new pink Santa hat. Too darned cute! Such cute idea' much fun to see what you come up with...such as the garland of gloves. I mean..who else but Penny?! :)

  7. Your blog is so fun! Where o where so you store everything?!

  8. Love it! Can't wait to see the High Tea Christmas Tree!

  9. You are officially the queen of decorating for holidays!

  10. I'm speechless again! You are unique to decor with great style. Very nice the white gloves.

  11. oh my God..penny, I love everything you have here... The colors, the gloves, and all those sparkling items...You will certainly have one fantastic high tea christmas..

  12. Penny, I am such a theme person as well. The glove garland is so fun and I love the Santa serving tea! Thanks for sharing with SYC, and enjoy those p.j's!

  13. Being retired is the best. I'm in year three and still loving it. The white glove garland is my favorite but the bottle bush trees festooned in jewelry are running a close second. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  14. Oh wow! This mantel is gorgeous! And those Santas are so cute!

  15. Lovely! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  16. Penny!!!
    LOVE that garland made from gloves!! Fantastic idea!! I also adore your pink Santa's too!! Love the Tea theme!!
    I was off Sunday night and got caught up on some craft touch ups that i wanted to do so I worked up in the Craft Room and stayed in my PJ's too!! I am looking forward to retirement but right now loving part time!! I am playing catch up once again and I am at work now......Shhhhh...


  17. Hola Penny, que maravilla todo lo que has publicado, las jarras de porcelana, con sus tacitas los arbolitos, los sillones muy glamurosos y el manto es precioso, me ha gustado todo lo que he visto por eso me quedo a seguirte, te he conocido por Marcela, acabo de publicar mi primer finde frugal. Ahh!!! me llamo Francis y mi blog sería un honor que me visitaras.
    Un beso.

  18. WOW Penny! This is amazing. So romantic and full of vintage treasures. What a wonderful high tea christmas mantel! Pinned and Shared. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Home Decor and More link party. Can't wait to see what you share next month!!!!


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