I don't have our large Christmas tree up yet, but over the weekend I unpacked my mother's ivory and gold ceramic Christmas tree, and set it in the living room so she'd have a presence during the holidays. The tree is at least forty years old, but she cared for it lovingly. I just discovered this year that there's a music box in the base that plays Silent Night.
Next to the ceramic tree I decided to display my Royal Albert Old Country Roses 3-piece tea set in the 'Basket weave' pattern. It's not really a Christmas set, but I always associate it with Christmas since that's when I received it, and the bows make it look Christmassy.
It occurred to me, I've never done any posts featuring my Christmas teapots, so tomorrow I'll begin a series on them.
There used to be a Royal Albert outlet a little over an hour's drive from where I live. On one visit I bought their Old Country Roses 'Ruby Celebration' teapot and luncheon plates. I associate it with Christmas too since ribbons run through the roses like a garland. Sadly, the outlet closed, and there are none in Michigan or any nearby states.
Today I'm joining Rose Chintz Cottage for No Place Like Home