Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sandy Clough Christmas Teapots

In 2004 I was a Sandy Clough tea lady - an independent distributor for Sandy's products sold at home parties.  Sandy is first and foremost an artist and author, but for a brief time she designed china for tea parties.

One of the loveliest items in my kit was a red tartan plaid tea set called "Merry Christmas," and I have service for ten.  I blogged about a tea party I hosted using the china here.

Some of Sandy's china was sold by Harvest House before she started her own business, and below is the teapot and teacups illustrated on the book cover, The 12 Teas of Christmas.

There was probably a cream and sugar to accompany the teapot, as well as luncheon plates, but I've never been able to find them.   I was happy to find two teacups and saucers and the teapot.

The same picture on the book cover was made into Christmas cards, which I sent to family and friends a few years back.

Do you have any of Sandy Clough's Christmas china?

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Today I'm joining: 
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Bernideen's Tea Time Cottage and Garden Blog Party


  1. I love both those sets! I'm just a sucker for Christmas china, I think. I don't have either, but if I ever see any for sale, it will be a great temptation! I did send those Christmas cards one year, too - from Dayspring, I think?

  2. Dear Phyllis:
    After Emilie did this book with Sandy as the illustrator - Sandy went on to do her own books. I have 4 of Sandy's and 11 of Emilie's but I failed to keep the one you show although I remember it well. I will have to look for it as sometimes I see these at antique malls, etc. I sold the china but don't recall a cream and sugar. Sometimes the "short sale" version does just a teapot and cup and saucer. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I so enjoyed your posting!!!

  3. I have the book that she illustrated for Emilie. It's a favorite.

    The plaid is so cute, on that tea set!


  4. Both sets are lovely. The Sandy Clough tea sets are rare north of the border.

  5. What a wonderful collection! I especially like the tartan one. I have the tea book, it comes out with my Christmas books. Lovely! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. Both sets are so pretty! I think I have most of the Sandy Clough books. Years ago I joined he Friendship Tea chat until I started my blog. I've been really busy with my mom and grandkids, so not much posting on my blog. But plan to do a Christmas post soon. Take care, and hope you are enjoying this season!

  7. As you and I are well aware, Sandy is one special lady! ♥♥♥

    I have her book above - even in a pic I shared earlier today (fun coincidence!)

    I don't have any of her Christmas china, but it sure is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs! ♥

  8. You have such a fun collection of Sandy's china. Since I don't have any, I'll have to be on the lookout for some to add to my holiday china!

  9. I only have a decorative Christmas plate from Sandy Clough, but now I will be on the lookout for that sugar and creamer and dessert plates to go with your set. I love having a shopping mission! (I do, however, have a lovely crazy-quilt patterned Sandy Clough tea set, thanks to a special friend!)

  10. All your Christmas tea pots are lovely and/or adorable. I especially love the very first one you featured a few days ago.
    Your blog lead me to the Sandy Clough tea society - thank you so much!

  11. I actually have the book and whole teaset that I purchased about 30 yrs ago at the Baptist book store. I put my set out every year with teddybears


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