It has been a lovely week after a hectic weekend having so many visitors. We have been taking time to reflect on Christmas's past, listened to some lovely seasonal music and watched some Christmas films. We have played some games with differing results and relaxed with a jigsaw. We did have some fun with Merry Christmas, without resorting to the computer how many languages can you say it in? Now spelling them was a different story...
I am once again joining Amy over at Love Made My Home
for the weekly get together. This week I thought I would share some seasonal mugs, cups/saucers that have been gifted to me over the years. They take pride of place on my dresser. I love how each little piece of Christmas décor has a memory, even a smell can bring back a wonderful memory of a previous Christmas.
One Joyeux Noel
These are a set of cups/saucers that are used throughout December for tea. They were gifted to us by my Mother in Law many years ago when we were in Germany as an addition to my Royal Albert Country Rose set. These are the Christmas Rose and are a delight mixed in with the Country Rose pieces for afternoon tea.
Two Glaedelig Jul
These are Royal Albert Old Country Roses, Seasons of Colour mugs. These were gifted to me by my son in law Mike when he was courting our daughter Victoria. He knew of my collection and was trying to impress (he did), we often tease him about it. Another wonderful Christmas memory of his first time joining the family for the celebrations.
Three Frohe Weihnacten
Four of these mugs were gifted to me by my dear Mum and Dad for our first Christmas once we were married. They were a real joy as we had so little Christmas décor, we had only been married a month. A few years ago whilst browsing in a charity shop I came across two more, they came home with me straightaway. I also have a matching cake stand which was a gift for our second Christmas of marriage. Then came the mince pie tray, a yule log tray and a condiments tray before the pattern was discontinued.
Four Buon Natale
Harrods mugs from our daughter. We had a tradition of meeting in London and going for afternoon tea whilst she was at university we always included a visit to Harrods to admire the Christmas display. I have some wonderful memories of these days out.
Five Schoni Wiehnaehte
Novelty mugs that we use for hot chocolates which there are many that again were a gift from our Grandchildren.
So many memories attached to all our Christmas décor. It takes us hours to decorate for the season as we linger on each thing that is brought out of boxes. There is the odd tear but on the whole such a wonderful experience. Lots of wonderful memories to cherish.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.