Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Tea Cup and Saucer

I'm so excited... there are only nine days left until Christmas Day! I have two more people to buy gifts for and then I'm done. How are you doing on your shopping?
 
 
Today I'm sharing my second Christmas tea cup and saucer set. I shared the first one two weeks ago. This one is also by Royal Albert. It's part of their "Flower of the Month" series. It's called "Holly" and comes in at #12 in the series.

 

The front and back of the cup feature the same design and the gold trim is still in excellent condition after all these years. The holly berries and leaves are handpainted. The cool thing about this design is that the red berries are raised, so you feel them when touching the china.
 


Here comes Santa Claus,
Here come Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus lane.
 
I love collecting Santas, especially the ones with an old-fashioned look to them. I found this guy at Home Goods a few years ago.


And I made some delicious homemade, chocolate chip cookies! I never shape the cookie balls before baking. I just plop the dough onto the baking sheet so that I can have the homemade look to my cookies. Here's my recipe for my chocolate chip cookies. The recipe makes about three to four dozen, depending on how big/small you want your cookies to be.



 
 
I'm linking up to:
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
 
Thanks for stopping by today,

Michelle 
 

8 comments:

Beth L. said...

What a lovely cup. Royal Albert will always be my favorite company!! I had not seen this one before.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mmm, home made cookies and tea in a Royal Albert Christmas teacup; doesn't get much better than that! Lovely posting and thank you for joining me for tea. Merry Christmas, Michelle!

Blessings,
Sandi

Mom Wald said...

What a lovely Holly Tea Cup. I like it so much, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

Beth said...

I love your "Holly" cup - it is so festive. Have a wonderful Christmas!

kitty said...

What a gorgeous cup, Michelle! I love that it has raised berries in the design. Yes, I'd love some chocolate chip cookies with my cup of tea. I also checked your other cup that you found for $1.00. What a deal!!
Thank you for your visit and it's nice to meet you.

Ruth W said...

That's my favorite of Royal Alberts December teacups...the older one. LOVE it! Everything is perfect for a Christmas tea. Amazing how close it is!
Ruth

doodles n daydreams said...

I love this cup, it is exactly what I am looking for to buy my mother for Christmas.

Diana

KathyB. said...

I very much like your holly teacup, it is the perfect teacup for this time of the year.

Please pass one of those chocolate chip cookies on to me...please ? ~ Merry Christmas to you !