ChRiStMaS in JuLy . …♡

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”

-Charles Bowden

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Wanted to drop in and share a re~post. I’ve been thinking about all my tea loving girlfriends in California. I have the best memories of hosting so many fun tea parties with them over the years. Here’s one of my faves. Hope you enjoy it!

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Christmas in July
By Marcia Ren
Re~post July 2014

The weather outside is frightful….Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Wouldn’t it be delightful to have a little snow in the middle of summer? Well, I am not able to make it snow, however, I would love to invite you inside a sweet little cottage to enjoy a Christmas in July Tea. I’ll even give you a few ideas. Perhaps, you will be so inspired that you might want to host one yourself….there’s still time! Get your cocoa, get comfy, and join me for a Christmas in July Tea!

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I realize that it’s convenient to send out evites. However,  I do enjoy “receiving” invitations in the mail.

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So, I send out cute invitations to my guests. (of course)

This is my Christmas closet. There is lots of sparkling magical joy inside.  Can you see it?

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Do you see anything that you’d like to use to decorate with?

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Go ahead and take it.  There’s plenty of magic for everyone!

I’m loving banners,  so I use them a lot for my tea parties.  I had this one made by a crafter.  Isn’t it adorable!

I also use lots of pinks…

and greens for decor colors.

And… since it is Christmas… Santa
has special gifts for the guests.

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When it comes to the holidays, I never forget the Cottage garden when decorating.

Even when the weather outside is frightful,  I enjoy having a joyful welcome for my guests.

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I love using the garden to help set the mood,  and celebrate the occasion.

The menu is up to you. I usually prepare a variety of tea sandwiches, cranberry/Orange
Scones, and a vegetarian quiche.

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You are the hostess…and no matter what…your guests will be having a wonderful Christmas time in July.

And…

What to wear…

PhotoGrid_1404876010465-1 (1) (1)If you are in a creative mood….find a dress you like (but don’t wear that often) and,  re-purpose it into a blouse, and table napkins. (Grin)  Just make sure to allow time for everything.  You don’t want to be stressed. After all it’s Christmas. (wink)

Thank you for stopping by. I hope I’ve inspired you to host your own Christmas in July Tea. It’s easier than you think.  Just grab a few friends. ..
and your halfway there!

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Wishing you a July that sparkles!

For more Christmas in July inspiration,  you might enjoy checking here: “Marcia’s Cottage” Christmas in July board.

    Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. 
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Marcia
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5 Responses to ChRiStMaS in JuLy . …♡

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    Thank you for this ‘Christmas present ‘ in July!

  2. Becky Yohonn says:

    Sister Carol is already posting Christmas thoughts! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

  3. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Do you miss those gatherings? I have seen many of your celebrations here on your blog and these occasions seemed to be a regular part of your life. You sure did it right!!!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Jenny! Yes, I hosted many tea parties over the years. They’ve been a huge part of my life. Memories are wonderful, and I always am so grateful for such fun times. I haven’t had any “real” tea parties here on the coast. But, perhaps soon.♡

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