I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Sunday, September 12, 2010



For those of you who have not yet visited me here at my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas,


Today I would like to share with you some Flea Market and Salvation Army Finds, all Christmas Items!!

These are a pair of darling Vintage Christmas Salt and Pepper Shakers which will look great in my Kitchen!!

And next is a pretty ornament which will find a place on one of my trees!!

But I have really been dying to show you these treasures and I thought it would be perfect to create a little Christmas Tea vignette for Tea Tuesday in Blogland!!

Now originally when this little beauty came into our Church Flea Market, I thought it was a Tea for One Set but as I opened the box and took out the pieces, I received a pleasant surprise!!

The Santa's and the greenery are all from the Flea Market.

And here is the surprise!!

It is a tea pot, creamer and sugar bowl!!

Now how cute is this!!

Then I went to Salvation Army and found this cute demitasse cup and saucer for a mere 99 cents!!!

Look at the pretty poinsettia's embossed on the cup and the cut outs in the saucer!!

And the tea spoon with the rose on the tip of the handle came from Salvation army for 25 cents!!

The gold place mat is one for that I bought on Clearance after Christmas at Target!

I am linking up to these great parties:

Tea Cup Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday

Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday


Show and Tell Friday

Garage Salen PArtay

Deck the Halls Friday

Thanks for visiting me today and every day that you take the time to stop by!!



  1. Hi Debbie...

    Oh, such cute Christmas things...and the surprise you got with that snowman tea set, is really a great story :) :) :) You know I LOVE yard sales..and it's really neat to see the treasures that everyone finds and displays :) :) :) Oh, did I tell you I lived in Norway for a year...in addition to living in Germany? There was a town there in Norway that had a Christmas store...all year long...nothing but Christmas stuff. I think it was called Drøbak, but I'm not sure anymore. I'll have to see if I can find the photo in my photoalbum. Anyway, I think it's okay to have Christmas stuff up all the time, if that's what you like :) :) :) Thanks for sharing these with us. Oh, that was a great deal on the demitasse and saucer, too!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  2. Your new snowman teapot is really cute! Everything goes so well together-enjoy:@)

  3. Wow!! I've never seen anything like that, Debbie. I'm glad it found it's way to you. It looks like it was all meant to be with you. lol

  4. Hi Debbie,

    I love your site, you have some great Christmas ideas here. What are your thoughts on gift baskets as Christmas gifts? I do sell gift baskets on my website, www.mdmimports.com/gourmet-coffee-gift-baskets but want to expand that with some ideas for Christmas, but don't quite know what I should include in that kind of basket. If you would share some ideas with me, I would appreciate it.

  5. Hi Debbie,
    Well, you must know I'm drooling over your sweet little tea-for-one set! That is the cutest thing ever for Christmas. Love the demitasse too and the cute spoon. Lots of fantastic finds. I wish there were more places to look here where I live. The Island is pretty small so we don't have near the antique shops and flea markets that you would have.
    Thanks for sharing your treasures! A very cute tea post!


  6. Hi Debbie, I love your snowman teapot, cream and sugar set - very cute. I'd love to see photos of your 12 trees and hear about your various themes too! You are so creative, Debbie.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  7. You are SO ready for a Christmas tea! And your new pot is a snowman to boot!

  8. That is one handy snowman to invite to tea - comes prepared!
    You have more energy than most people I know to go all out like you do for Christmas.

  9. Your Christmas Tea is so beautiful and festive! I too would love to see pictures and hear about plans for your 12 trees!

  10. Hi Debbie :) I love your new Snowman Teapot set! It's soooo adorable, and your cup goes with it very nicely! Now you are all set for this upcoming Christmas holiday season!

    Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday my friend!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  11. The snowman teapot, cream and sugar combo is so unusual. I have not see one before. I love cream and sugar sets. Beautiful pictures as always!!

  12. Hello Debbie! I love your new Christmas blog and I am a new follower!
    I do love your tea set, so festive! Your poinsettia cup is lovely as well. You have everything you need for a tea in front of the fire on a frosty winter night.
    Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas tea with us today.

  13. Hello Debbie, My mum would just love seeing your snowman 3in1 tea set. I will have to let her know about your Christmas blog. I like your little white Saint Nicholas. My family never had the jolly American version of 'Santa'. For us it has always been Saint nick dressed all in white. Take care.

  14. Oh my heavens!! I am in love with the tea set you found. What a great find!! It is adorable!!!

  15. Love that set! I've never seen anything like it!
    What a beautiful post.

  16. I can imagine the treasures you come across as you run your church sale. I was a manager at the Salvation Army for 13 years. It was like Christmas every day. I think the snowman is adorable. And now you've got me thinking about Christmas even though it is still in the 90's here in north Florida. BE BLESSED

  17. Goodness that is the cutest teaset ever! And what a clever design with the sugar included! So much creativity out there!
    Happy TeaTime Tuesday!

  18. Debbie,

    I'm so glad you posted on this blog, as I have been unable to visit your other blog for some strange reasons. You always faithfully leave me comments, and I haven't been able to return the visit for several weeks. It's not just your blog...it happens on about 3 or 4 others as well. I get some strange "operation aborted" message pop up. To the best of my ability, I think it happens on blogs that have a "shabby blogs" background, but I don't know that for sure.

    Anyhow, I'm so glad that I can get on this blog, so that I can see what you are up to. I'm going to be following this blog...and maybe one day in the future, things will change and I will be able to get on the other one. (My computer just must have a problem with some setting...it blocked me from Sherry's Country Wings in Phoenix for about 4 days, and then, the problem was resolved.)

    Anyhow, that snowman tea set is beautiful!!! Despite hating snow and all things to do with snow and winter, I think he's adorable. Totally unique and lots of fun. Also, your gold spoon is lovely. I love finding treasures like that in the thrift store.


  19. What a cute stacking snowman teapot!!! I think you love Christmas as much as me!! :-)

  20. I think hanging the matchbox's as ornaments is a great idea. That is what I plan to do with mine. I want to have a tree all it's own for these treasures. I am also thinking of making some for Halloween!

  21. Loved another open house of your home today. You truly have some of the pretteist things and know exactly how to feaature them. You need to open your home for a Christmas tour. However, I would not get to come, so just forget it. Beautiful post.

  22. Debbie, that teapot is amazing! What a great addition to your Christmas wonderland. And those Santa s&p shakers are just adorable. I love that it's Christmas every day at your house!
    Happy REDnesday!

  23. Very sweet and clever tea set!
    And -- now you have traumatized me by letting me know it's only 101 days to Christmas . . . YIKES.

    That's way closer than I wish!
    Thanks for sharing your sweet find.

  24. Oh my gosh, what a find and what a darling tea set! So much fun. Enjoy!

    Happy Rednesday,

  25. What a fun post and blog....I love Christmas..nice finds....blessings

  26. Oh, I just love the vintage Santa cups - I have a few pieces of vintage Santa in an old corner cabinet in my craft room. I hope you can pop over -to see them! Love your polka-dots, too! and, you know.... my dad always sang this Christmas song to me - ...to see if reindeer really know how to fly! He sings soooo good! Happy Rednesday! Patti

  27. Hi Debbie,
    Oh my, what Christmas treasures you have found. Lucky you! That snowman teapot set is fabulous, and so unique. Everything comes together so well for a tea gathering. I have just started up a Christmas blog, if you would care to check it out...

  28. Dearest Debbie,

    Thanks so much for joining in with our tea parties once again this week!.., Those Santa's and snowmen are beyond charming!

    I especially love the extra little Christmasy touches; it's all just so delightful!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  29. I love Christmas and I love a good deal and a surprise. Your teapot and all the pieces, great find.

  30. Debbie,
    What great finds. I am crazy about those salt and pepper santas!!! Thanks for joining Deck the Halls Friday, each week gets better and better. Us Christmas girls have to stick together!

    Best wishes,

  31. Oh, I just love snowmen and Christmas dishes, yours are so pretty!! Love the salt and peppers too!

  32. Omygoodness....Debbie you must really love X-mas to have a X-blog too!~ It is adorable. I adore that snowman...everything is just so pretty. I would love to see your house that time of year...or as you mention 98 days away! Thanks for joining me. Have a wonderful weekend. Debbie


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