Monday, December 5, 2011

The Night Before Christmas Tea

One of the sweetest Christmas stories has to be
The Night Before Christmas
by Clement Clarke Moore.

This story is probably one of my earliest memories of childhood Christmases.
I, like every kid on the planet, had sugar-plums dancing around my head
the night before Santa's arrival.

Every Christmas Eve just before bed time, Mom would read us this story.

We had this beautifully illustrated vintage book.
I loved the drawings on every single page.

Mom still has this old book and each Christmas Eve when the family gathers at her home,
she reads the story, now to all her grandkids.

She has told us that she will eventually pass it down to my youngest sister.

My older sister and I through the years are always buying vintage ornaments from our childhood.
Not always an easy task.
We buy them in antique shops or through ebay.

A few years back she was able to buy a vintage book like Mom's on ebay.
Every Christmas I look as well, but never find it whenever I have looked.
I am confident I will finally find it one day, probably when I least expect it.

Sweet Christmas memories.



I will be wishing Sandi and all those at her party
....happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

Embrace The Season at Rose Chintz Cottage


  1. Hi Diane, your Christmas tea is just sweet. I love the Santa and your pretty cups and sugar bowl. Don't you love finding vintage Christmas ornaments? I hope you can find the copy of The Night Before Christmas that you remember as a child. Have a great week! Blessings, Pamela

  2. I adore this story as well. It's our ritual to read it each Christmas Eve, and bought a hand bound version of the book last year =)

  3. Hello Diane,
    I loved that story as well and what lovely memories you have.
    Your Father Christmas is a handsome fellow!
    I love your tea table! The colours and china are so delightful and I would love to sit and join you for a cuppa! Thank you so much for joining me for my Christmas Tea. It is a pleasure to have you! Wishing you a most delightful week and a very Happy Christmas.

    Christmas blessings,

  4. What a lovely Christmas tea with beautiful memories for you. Good luck on your hunt for the copy of The Night Before Christmas that you want. Vintage ornaments are so pretty and getting harder and harder to find. Happy Tea Day!

  5. Hello Diane
    So many pretty things on your tea table. I have seen vintage holiday decorations in the antique stores but only admire them.
    I hope you find a copy of The Night Before Christmas for yourself too.

  6. Hi Diane,
    I wish you will find one time the copy of this cute book. Childrens memories are so nice. You made a pretty table. I love the idea to buy thins from the childhood.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. That's a classic indeed! I grew up with it as well. I love your photographs...a beautiful home! Nice to meet you at the Sandi's Christmas Tea!

  8. Your table looks so pretty! I used to read the book to my nieces and nephews each Christmas Eve when they were little. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  9. Diane, Your photos are really pretty! Love your tea cups as well as your Santa!

  10. Such pretty photos, such nice cups! The wood cranberry beads are festive, and the book is perfect to read aloud. Happy Advent~