Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TEA AND CHRISTMAS BOOK

I've collected Christmas books since my children were young. They are now married and I give them a book every Christmas from their childhood readings. But I continue to find sweet old Christmas books that I can't turn down. So this year with my cup of tea I'll be sitting down to read my old books along with Christmas devotionals.

I picked out this tiny little Red Wing cup to enjoy the taste and scent of peppermint tea along with the book, A Christmas Blessing.

I purchased the tea cup a few years ago at a Christmas Vintage Market. I love the daintiness of it. Red Wing dishes are popular around here as they were made in the town of Red Wing which is about 45 minutes away from where we live. The old factory where they were made was turned into a unique mall with the largest section being antique shoppes. our favorite place to shop. My grandmother owned a lot of this and we all were given pieces after she passed away. Now all Red Wing pottery reminds me of my Grandma.

  The book, A Christmas Blessing, only dates to 1996, but  the photos were taken from vintage magazines and other places from as far back as 1887. I love these old pictures. They are beautiful!

THE CUP IS SIX SIDED AND A PRETTY GREEN INSIDE.
THIS IS THE SAUCER SHOWING THE SIX SIDES.




HERE IS THE RED WING SYMBOL.
MY HULL SWANS SWAM OVER TO JOIN ME.
HERE'S A CLOSE-UP OF THE DESIGN.


"LET US REMEMBER THE FOUNDATION OF THIS JOY---THE FEAR,THE JOURNEY, THE REFUGE, THE BIRTH, THE REVELATION."   Taken from the book, A Christmas Blessing by Welleran Poltarnees.

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20 comments:

  1. What a darling book! And I love your Red Wing set. The shape is wonderful! I can't say that I've seen that shape before. I love vintage books, and that is especially charming. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  2. Oh I too love to collect Christmas books...but I only have a dozen or so. I mainly did it when my children were little, but I still love them!
    Your Red Wing cup is so lovely! What a unique design!
    I enjoyed your lovely post!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  3. Hi Sandy,
    What a darling book; love the pictures, especially the Nativity! That is a sweet teacup too. When you first mentioned Red Wing, I automatically thought of the Detroit Red Wings which is Hubby's favourite hockey team. I never knew there was a pottery named Red Wing but then I don't live down there either. Thank you for sharing your delightful post with us at Tea Time and have a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Hi Sandy,
    old Christmas books are so sweet. I still have those of my kids here. And the Red Wing tea cup is so special in design. Thank you for sharing the books as well as the tea cup and the memories.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  5. I love Christmas books too and put a few on my coffee table to enjoy. I also got out all of my Christmas music and put it on the piano. My hubby and I both play and he's already sat down and played some. That is a joyous part of Christmas for us.

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  6. That is a really interesting 6 sided tea cup, have never seen anything like it before! AND, I love the green interior.

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  7. What a sweet cup, and such beautiful images from your books. Merry Christmas!

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  8. What a wonderful christmasey post! Your blog is a delight and I am tickled to be able to visit.
    Oh...Just look at all the green...I am green with envy over your tea cup. It looks so pretty with the green inside and those tiny little ornies.
    Thank you for your final comments on the reason for this glorious season...Jesus is truly is the reason for this incredible celebration!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xxx

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  9. I haven't seen a cup shaped like that one but I do love it. I like Christmas books also. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. The teacup is beautiful, but the Christmas book is fabulous with those pretty vintage pictures. I'm going to be on the look out for that special book. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your Redwing teacup is marvelous! I love the shape and the color. I also collected Christmas books to give to the kids and have started sending them out as they start their own families. So much fun to see the tradition carry on! Happy Tea Day!

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  12. Hi Sandy,

    Thank you so much for stopping to visit me for tea. Your six sided cup is very unique and pretty with the green interior. It brings out the holiday spirit. Lovely photos of your Christmas books.

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  13. Hi Sandy,

    So nice to 'meet' you! Your Redwing teacup is so very unique in shape! Love the pattern, as well. I know what you mean about Christmas books! When I was expecting my daughter, I purchased several at a book sale and have been collecting ever since - she's now 23! I adore all the nostalgic pictures and the stories are precious!

    Glad to be your newest follower!

    Poppy :)

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  14. Hi Sandy,
    Thanks for stopping by for tea. I love your Red Wing teacup and saucer. Love the images from your Christmas book. Puts you in the spirit! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!
    Lisa

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  15. What a darling post and sweet teacups- very unique ones! Thanks for linking to "Friends Sharing Tea". Your book images are lovely!

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  16. I love Christmas books too. What a fun idea to give them to the kids when they're older. Mine are in college, so not ready for them yet, but I will definitely share when they have their own families. Thanks for the great idea.

    Pam

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  17. I remember the book you showed, and I too have a collection of Christmas books. They always make me happy.

    I have never seen Red Wing before. It is very interesting and most definitely unique. I think it is very special for you to have Red Wing dishes that remind you of your Grandma.

    I think I am going to look Red Wing up later, it is very interesting. Thank-you !

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  18. Sandy, what a beautiful, unique tea cup! I love it! And I, too, love anything vintage....books, Christmas ornaments, teacups, etc.! Thanks for the reminder about the workshop. That sounds right up my alley!

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  19. Hi Sandy,
    The old books have such pretty images. The bright green inside of your teacupis so fun!!
    Bella

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  20. Thanks for introducing me to something completely new... I love the Red Wing cup with it's hexagonal shape... Lovely post!!!

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