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.
A lovely collection of china xReplyDelete
I do love getting out the Christmas mugs and dishes to help celebrate the season. Your collection is lovely!ReplyDelete
It's always a delight to read your blog. Woo xxReplyDelete
You seem to have as many Christmas mugs and cups as I have altogether! I just don't have the storage space for them in my house, sadly. I definitely covet those Royal Albert cups and saucers.ReplyDelete
Lovely mugs and cups !!!ReplyDelete
Have a relax weekend !
How lovely. So many special memories which come to the fore each Christmas when the china is unwrapped. I don't suppose people realise how these memories will be cherished when they're actually buying the item.ReplyDelete
That was so much fun using different languages!ReplyDelete
You have a wonderful collection of special Christmas china!
Now that was fun! Loved seeing your beautiful mugs and tea cups (had not seen that pattern before) Also enjoyed the Christmas greetings in other languages. You have yourself one smart son-in-law, too!ReplyDelete
Sweet memories! Loved seeing your seasonal mugs and teacups. I try to buy a new Christmas mug each year ... they are small, don't take up much room, easy to collect and they make me smile. Merry Merry Merry!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Christmas mugs and teacups. I only have one. A snowman. It's fun learning Happy Christmas in different languages. My kids had a teacher in school who taught them all about different Christmas traditions around the world including seasonal greetings. Such Fun!ReplyDelete
Happy Five on Friday
Lovely festive pottery and china and how wonderful that all the pieces have special memories for you. Have a lovely weekend:)ReplyDelete
Sweet memories of Christmas mugs and teacups. The mugs in the last photo are cute!ReplyDelete
Love your cups and mugs and what wonderful memories they must be for you.ReplyDelete
Beautiful China. Memories that is what it is all about.ReplyDelete
What beautiful dishes, and such good memories every year when you use them again.ReplyDelete
How pretty, it must take a long time to make a cup of tea too as you have so many cups to choose from!ReplyDelete
This I think is my favorite 5 on Friday post this week. Each set of cups I would think...this is my favorite! Looking back, I think the ones with the story of your son-in-law trying to impress won out. Thanks for sharing your collection and your memories.ReplyDelete
wow che belle!!!!ReplyDelete
Just a fantastic post. I love how each set has a memory, makes it all the more special. Really touched my heart today, thank you xReplyDelete
Such lovely treasures, full with memories.ReplyDelete
Today finally I could put my Christmas pottery out of the box... it's always an especially joy to use it.
Happy Christmas time
Just beautiful and so full of lovely memories that will never fade with time. I love that you remember each and every one and where they came from. Thank you for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
I love your large collection of Christmas mugs and tea cups! I think you need them all with your lovely big family. I have a set of xmas dishes that I adore and they weren't expensive as I found them years ago at the grocery store! LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
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I love your collection of Christmas china. I've been on the lookout for years for the Royal Albert "December" tea cups(at thrift stores) but no luck so far. I did find six very similar ones recently that are made by Sadler. Six is just right for Christmas tea when my DH's family comes over . Have a wonderful last week before Christmas.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty collection of Christmas dishes. I love the first set - the Royal Albert that goes well with your Old Country Rose.ReplyDelete
I can only say Merry Christmas in 5 languages! (and can't spell a couple of them.) Great post!
What a gorgeous collection you have.ReplyDelete
I have two favourite mugs which we have only had for three years which I bought from Michaels in New York. They cost $1 (about 66p at the time) and I love them.
Wishing you and all your family a magical Christmas and a fabulous New Year-x-
You have such lovely, elegant table ware! My favorite is the first set. It's wonderful that you enjoy them for everyday and not just special company.ReplyDelete
Thanks for showing us some of your beautiful collection of china made all the more beautiful by your sweet memories...a precious post I enjoyed :)ReplyDelete
Your Christmas tea cups are lovely. The first set is my favorite out of all of them. We went into .Harrods once just to see what was in there. Nice and expensive but fun. I don't have any Christmas mugs from England but best memories of meeting my husband on Christmas eve over a cheeseball. This marks thd 40th anniversary of our meeting. I'll have to think of something special. Thanks for sharing your collectionReplyDelete
Your cups are beautiful ! I have quite a lot too from different countries but all with a cat design. Everybody offfers me things with a cat as I am a cat lady, lol ! I will start my Christmas decoration this afternoon. Son or not, we have to get used even after 47 years to celebrate alone ! Maybe I should have had 10 children then at least one would come ! :)ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful! I love Christmas dishes and mugs. I keep saying I am going to start a collection of Christmas dishes to use for Christmas meals. Perhaps 2017 will be the year I really do that!ReplyDelete
All the memories are what make Christmas decorating such a joy! I love a good cup of tea and the fellowship we enjoy around them or the solitude and relaxation that sipping a warm cup can facilitate. Lingering over the memories of each piece is a precious gift. Thank you for sharing! Feliz Navidad, Maligayang Pasko,Fröhliche Weihnachten, Merry Christmas to you and yours!ReplyDelete
What a lovely selection of Christmas China, each with precious memories. I have a Royal Albert December cup and saucer given to me by my parents for my birthday several years ago. Have a wonderful Christmas.ReplyDelete
That's quite a collection of mugs! Happy holidays!ReplyDelete
What beautiful china!!! Everything at your home must be really festive and fun. Your son in law definitely impressed with that lovely gift didn't he. Happy Christmas in lots of languages that I don't know!ReplyDelete
What a joy reading your post today :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful collection of treasures. Have a great christmas. Leah xxReplyDelete
Isn't wonderful to have items that have a family story to go with them. I really love all of your pretty mugs. I have a wealth of them also. I think my mother has the Country Rose pattern in a tea set. I know they don't get used that often anymore, but she loves the pattern.ReplyDelete
oh so lovely! I have a few Christmas mugs that I pull out and use and I love remembering who gave me what :)ReplyDelete
Your mugs and tea cups are so pretty! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and Merry Christmas to you.ReplyDelete
Be a sweetie,
Doesn't fine bone china always make tea taste better, some lovely mugs and cups in your collection.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, sweet friend! Your post was simply delightful and your mugs are oh-so-pretty!ReplyDelete
Hugs to you!
I absolutely love everything in your photos!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas to you! :)ReplyDelete
Your tea cups are absolutely gorgeous. I love them. Makes me wish I would have bought this set that I saw at the Goodwill (charity shop) but I feel as though I have too much stuff right now! I have a variety of Christmas mugs that I am really enjoying. I think maybe I'll be on the lookout for some plates to match! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
So pretty!! I loved this post - just feels so Christmasy. Blessings to you. xoxoReplyDelete