Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tea Tuesday before Christmas

Twas Tea Tuesday before Christmas

and all

through the house,

Not a creature

was stirring,

not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung on the sideboard with care,

In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

Bleubeard was nestled all snug in his bed,

While visions of kitty toys danced in his head.

When outside my door there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St Nicholas too.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.

He'd spotted some eggnog all frothy with foam,

Then stayed for hot cocoa before heading home.

But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Tea Tuesday at Kimmie’s, and have a great night!"

21 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

AWESOME!!!!! I'm in love with this post! Wonderful decorations around the house as well.

kimmie said...

What a fun post Elizabeth! Your home looks so cozy and Christmasy! And Bleubeard is too cute all curled up and waiting for Santa! I love his fun homemade kitty toys :)

I do hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Maybe a new computer is in his bag :) ....in the meantime, enjoy being unplugged for a few days .... Remember how we used to live tha way all the time?

rebeca trevino said...

you have a beautiful home. and Bleubeard does look cozy as a kitty should.
happy holidays, E!

elle said...

what a nice merry meander through your home. I stayed longest in the bathroom! lol Is Santa's sandwich for real???

see you there! said...

Absolutely Wonderful! Happy Holidays to you and Bleubeard.


La Dolce Vita said...

so fun... what a great idea and so well executed! happy tea day! xx

Marilyn Rock said...

What a fun post! Loved it! xxoo

voodoo vixen said...

My favourite Christmas book and you have done it fine justice indeed!! Love all your trees and decs, it all looks very festive and homely.

Nancy said...

This was just the cutest post :) I love the look on Bleubeards face--daring to disturb him :)
That is a beautiful old book, hope you had a lovely Tea day.

sandra de said...

Such a lovely post and topped off by that pic of Bluebeard. perfect! Have a lovely christmas.

Patti said...

wonderful post! I love decorating the bathroom too:)
have a wonderful holiday!

~*~Patty S said...

perfectly charming and wonderful post dear Elizabeth
you really put a BIG smile on my face

Brightest of Holiday Blessings to you and yours!

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful post, Elizabeth! Your Christmas decoration looks wonderful. Love especially that green fabric Christmas tree on your table. Handmade by you? Really enchanting.
Warm Christmas wishes to you and Bleubeard! Health, Happiness and may all of your dreams come true for 2012!


Linda Manning Findley said...

You home looks so festive ... wishing you and Very Merry Christmas "E" and a Happy New Year .... Linda F


Just dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas as you didn't WOYWW this week. Hope you and Bleubeard and whoever you share your holiday with have a splendid time. I like your poem adaptation very much (although the sannie has confused me it didn't look real?.......)

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Marlynn said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Bleubeard: The merriest and happiest Christmas to you two, from Me, Harley, and the Christmas Rat! Hugs and xoxo

WW said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Doone said...

Happy Christmas E & B

see you in the new year, have a good one,


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Dear Sweet Elizabeth,
I'm sorry to say it's been a long while since I've been by, I think of you so often.
Love your post, it truly has made my day! :)
I want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas my friend and a New Year filled with Much Love, Happiness and Many, Many Blessings!
Love & Hugs,
Carol Anne

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

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