Comforting, Food, Holiday, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats

Tray of Scones

Diet? What diet? Scones in bed? Why not? The weather outside was frightful, but the sweets inside were delightful.

Because the weather forecast for Saturday sounded nasty with freezing rain and ice, I whipped up some Spiced Eggnog scone dough the previous night, chilled in the fridge overnight, and baked them Saturday morning. The scone mix is from King Arthur Baking and it’s only available during the holiday months.

Something else readily available this time of year is holiday bedding. I purchased our first seasonal comforter and pillow set from Wayfair on Black Friday this year and LOVE it. It’s not the bold, bright red, which wouldn’t work well with our teal-ish walls and dark, rust curtains. The deep burgundy and gray sets things off nicely and the comforter is a lovely layer: not too heavy for my hot-flashiness, and just enough to keep warm on cold nights.

The tray is an older item from the Pfaltzgraff Winterberry collection, as is the teacup and saucer. I also enjoyed a large scoop of Scottish MacKays lemon curd with the scones. More sugar and butter? Why not?

My tea of choice today was the last of my Christmas Star black tea from my tea friends at Tozy Tea. The cinnamon spice of the tea was a perfect pairing for cinnamon in the scones. A lot of sweet, but oh, so good!

Two sentimental items on this tea tray were the red, shiny drum napkin ring and the red Christmas light bulb spreader knife.

The colorful drums were part of a set of napkin rings, place card holders, ornaments, and tea light that my husband and I purchased almost 20 years ago. They’re a tradition each year.

The Christmas light bulb was also a theme between my husband and his late niece, who passed away from a ruptured brain aneurysm 3 days after Christmas in 2008. They loved surprising each other with fun, and memorable gifts with a Christmas light bulb theme. Although that tradition stopped with her loss, the sentiment and love behind each item we have still rings true today and I smile when seeing them.

I think it’s safe to say the bedroom is decked for the season and this lovely tray of goodies and sentimental items surely warmed my heart on this frigid, gray day.

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