I must say, this series led to a bigger project than I anticipated, but it was fun going through totes and seeing treasures I had forgotten about.
I found the luncheon plates and mugs that match the Royal Albert "Ruby Celebration" teapot.
I love my "Cup of Christmas Tea" tea set. I only have two teacups. You don't see them often in antique stores, and they're pricey on e-bay at this time of the year. A few years back when I coordinated a Christmas tea for the ladies of my church, one lady set a complete table for 8 with the china. It was beautiful. I have one luncheon plate, a hurricane lamp, set of 4 napkin rings, teapot ornament, tin of tea, and, of course, the book.
~ Fitz and Floyd Nutcracker teapot ~
I did a Nutcracker tea a few years back for two girlfriends. You can read about it here. My son and daughter-in-law gave me the teapot pictured below, four nutcracker luncheon plates, and coordinating place mats for Christmas that year.
~ Lenox Holiday Tartan Teapot ~
~ My Christmas china by Sango. The pattern is "Noel". ~
~ Pfaltzgraff [6 cup] "Winterbury" Teapot ~
The lid on the teapot below says "Christmas is God's Gift of Love". I bought it because it goes perfectly with the legend of the candy cane. I have the book that I've read to my grandchildren on Christmas Eve.
~ Teapot and Teacup by Dayspring ~
I especially like the saucer to this teacup. Written on both the teapot and the saucer is Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace..." [NIV]
The inexpensive teapot below was from Walmart several years ago. I bought several for floral arrangement centerpieces for a Christmas dinner I coordinated at church. While I don't use it to pour tea, it's festive to display at Christmas time.
I don't really collect single Christmas teacups, but I've accumulated four of them. The teacup on the right was made by Blue Bird in Canada. A pattern isn't given. The one on the left is by Royal Albert and is called, "Yuletide".
~ The teacup below is by Regency [England] but has no pattern name on the cup. ~
And last, but not least, an English teacup with matching sugar and creamer by Royal Tuscan in the "Noel" pattern.
This concludes my Christmas teapot [and teacup] series. I hope you've enjoyed it. Now I need to get busy and host some tea parties using the china. Ideas are swirling in my mind!