Monday, December 24, 2012

The night before Tea Tuesday

(Note: this post was written for Tea Tuesday last year.  It was and still remains one of my favorite posts.  Therefore, I am posting it again, with a few revisions)

Twas the night before Christmas and Tea Tuesday, too.

When 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,
"Drop by for tea tomorrow, and have a great night!" 

14 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

Happy Christmas, Elizabeth (and Bleubeard of course!) xx

see you there! said...

This has to be one of my favorite posts too. Hope you and Bleubeard have a wonderful Christmas.


Susan said...

Oh hihi. By coincidence I know this song. We have lighted houses on our dressoir and one of these is anymated with this song.
But I like your version better :)
Did the mailman bring my parcel yet? And do they work on the monday before Christmas? I had too.

Love Susan

Rebeca Trevino said...

this is great! how did i miss it last year? i am glad you reposted.
happy holidays to you and Mr Blue!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Very nice post

Happy Christmas to you and your family

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love it! Merry Christmas to you and Bleubeard!

Dawn said...

Happy Christmas my lovely, I hope you and Bleubeard have a fabulous day.
Thank-you so much for your very sweet and thoughtful message. Lol I've had a bit of a rough time lately following an op to remove my gallbladder, it was done on 26th Nov and I am only now starting to feel 'human' again!! Needless to say no crafting has been done for quite a while but I will be catching up for sure once the glorious festivities are over.
Love and hugs
Dawn x

Dawn said...

OMG! How could I forget to say how much I loved your post today, what a wonderful way to celebrate.
Thank-you E.
More hugs
Dawn x

fairy thoughts said...

Ah lovely...... my favourite christmas poem. I always read it to mine when they were little..... and big as well. they loved it too

Barbara Moore said...

Merry Christmas Tea Tuesday! What a wonderful post you did today! I wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with all of the best things!

Regina said...

It was so wonderful to get your comment on my blog today. A gift!! I hope that you and yours have a very Merry CHRISTmas.

I loved your post tonight as much as I loved it a year ago.


jinxxxygirl said...

I love this post too! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your Christmas wishes...I'm so glad you like my artwork!! You sure gave me a smile! Merry Christmas to you! And Happy New Year!

BJ said...

Hey Elizabeth, I've not known you long enough to have seen this before so thank you for sharing "again!". Love the vintage pictures and the cruise round your home. Thanks for the altered book course too it was a pleasure to do and I have a super reminder of 2012 now. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. Love BJ

Anneliese said...

A wonderful post, Elizabeth, thank you for this and thank you for the altered book lessons. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Anneliese