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Christmas Tea and More

I set a table for a Christmas tea.  I have to show you the lovely surprise from Monique - latabledenana.  She sent me this beautiful tea cosy with the black and white check and of course red roses.  What a surprise to receive this lovely tea cosy. It is perfect.

Some of you know I worked on Monique's blog after all of her blog photos disappeared.  I was happy to help.  Monique was ready to quit and I could not let that happen.  I did not want any compensation as I love helping people. I worked for days and then showed Monique how to retrieve some of her photos.
We are all relieved she continues to blog.  Thank you Monique.  You are a doll!
Look at this darling painting she did of me.  Such talent! I so appreciate the thought she put into this...a lovely treasure.

So my inspiration for this post is the sweet tea cosy.  It takes center stage and goes beautifully with my Mackenzie Childs.

I shared this darling snowman I made out of large marshmallows and pretzel sticks on Instagram and Facebook today.

Over the weekend my Granddaughter Michaela and her two kids, Lilly and Logan visited.  Yes, I am a Great Grandma. They are so cute.  Papa Paul kept the kids entertained with virtual reality and of course Alexa. Lots of snapchat too.
Lilly loves the camera...LOL

Logan is 5 years old and full of energy.
Even Nana and Papa Paul got into the action.....

Merry Christmas!

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  1. What a wonderful surprise to get that tea cozy and picture she made for you. It's perfect. Your table is just lovely-as always.

    Hard to believe you are a great grandmother-you don't look it and I know you don't feel old...nor do I. Your family is beautiful. We should be having some great-grands in the not too distant future, I think.

    I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas, Linda. Thank you for all you do for all of us during the year! xo Diana

  2. Such a lovely Christmas Tea table! Thank you for all the funny pictures, dear Linda!
    Wihsing you and your family a very happy and Merry Christmas!
    ♥️ Lots of Love and blessings,Claudia ♥️

  3. Your table is beautiful as ever Linda. Your granddaughter and her two kids are just adorable. So happy you could have this time together. Merry Christmas.

  4. Linda, I'm forever grateful that you helped Monique restore much of her blog. Like so many of us around the globe, I've followed Monique's beautiful blog for many years. I count Monique as a dear, dear friend! She is amazingly talented, generous, and gracious. I've been on the receiving end of her generosity as well, and absolutely treasure the paintings she as sent my way. The tea cozy is adorable and perfect for you and the MKC. Cheers to Monique!!!
    PS ~ I still can't imagine you as a great grandmother!!!

  5. What a most beautiful gift from Monique, Linda. The tea cozy is just darling and the painting...Ooh la la!! That was so kind if her, but so thoughtful of you to help a friend in need, that only your magic can do!
    Your pictures are darling. Blessings to you and Paul! ❤️🎄❤️

  6. It's so hard to fathom a great grandmother that looks as grand as you:)I know a great grandmother who looks young and wonderful..but honestly no one like you.
    I am happy you enjoyed the tea cosy Kathleen made for you:) You have honored it!!It looks like it's super happy in her new home.
    Your act of kindness will never be forgotten.
    And my gosh your family has great genes:)
    Very cute Grandaughter and great grandaughter..and I know all about boys and energy lol..
    Cutest snowman marshmallows that definitely have your flair:)

  7. Oh, that tea cozy is magnificent! As is Monique's watercolour of you. I love all your photos in this post, but especially the marshmallow snowman relaxing in his hot chocolate spa! Have a wonderful Christmas, Linda!

  8. What a lovely tea cozy. Lily are beautiful. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas. Wishing you a Happy,Healthy 2020.

  9. Desde Barcelona (España) quiero desearte una muy Feliz Navidad, eres una bisabuela, como diríamos aquí "súper guay", tu decoración de Navidad entrañable y tu mesa para el te una preciosidad. Un fuerte abrazo y mis mejores deseos para ti y toda tu gran familia

  10. You and Monique are both so thoughtful, and tea cozy looks just perfect on your table. The photo of your granddaughter and her children is adorable!

    I have enjoyed looking at your beautiful tables and tote travels this year and hope you and Paul have a great 2020 as well!

  11. You are always so helpful, Linda. What a lovely gift Monique sent you. Merry Christmas! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday with your beautiful family.

  12. I hope you had a lovely holiday, dear Linda.

  13. Such cute photos and what a fabulous tea cozy!! Love the watercolor she did of you and your tote too! Your table is such fun, MKC goes with everything! On to the New Year and future fun! 🎉🥳🍾

  14. Beautiful family Linda and what a sweet and happy tea too. Your home and table are luxurious and beautiful. What a treat for all of the girls.
    Happy New Year!

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  16. I am jealous of that tea cosy! Your granddaughter and her children are beautiful. Monique is so talented and her portrait of you is lovely.


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