I’ve always liked the Spode Christmas Tree china pattern. It is one of the most popular Christmas dinnerware and serving ware collections in the world.
This pattern has an interesting history. It was originally designed by Harold Holdway a designer for Spode in England. He had never seen a Christmas tree and his design had presents hanging from the tree branches and a Santa at the top, instead of the usual star. He amended the design, but the Santa remained at the top.
The first piece to be manufactured was a plate with the wording “Wishing You A Merry Christmas 1938”.
My Christmas gifts this year included quite a lot of tea.
PG Tips, Yorkshire Gold and Dragon Eye Oolong are old favorites. The Gingerbread Tea and the ornament filled with Chai are new to me.
I’ll probably continue to use my Sadler Christmas Poinsettia teapot and Spode Christmas Tree tea for one till the New Year. The holidays go by so quickly, don’t they?