A Cozy Winter Tea Tablescape with Snowmen, Cardinals and Sweet Snowballs

Embrace winter with a cozy tea setting for two by a Winter Nesting Tree. You’ll find snowmen, cardinals, a favorite winter tea blend and recipe for sweet snowball cookies.

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Welcome to the January edition of Tea on Tuesdays,

a celebration of tea on the third Tuesday of every month!

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Pam and I are excited to have Sarah at Hyacinths for Soul,

 joining us as a special guest for tea today!

We’re glad you’re here, pour yourself a cuppa and join us . . .

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January weather calls for pulling out the snowman teapot and mugs!

A brilliant red cardinal sits perched on top of the snowman,

among the holly leaves, berries and pinecones.

Cardinal in snow | ©homewheretheboatis.net #winter #bird #cardinal #snow

The Cardinal is the official state bird of North Carolina and frequent visitor at our feeders.

 Snow is a somewhat rare occurrence in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina,

but we had 7 inches of snow several years ago when I spied this Cardinal

basking in the sun, perched on the snow-covered branches.

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Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea | ©homewheretheboatis.net #tea #tablescape #winter #snowman #cardinals #birds #tablesetting

We’re sipping Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

today, a new favorite tea for the winter months!

It’s described as “an assertive blend of black teas, three types of cinnamon,

orange peel, and sweet cloves. No sugar added.”

Harney & Sons’ website says it’s also known as Hot Cinnamon Sunset Tea;

the same tea with the name varying in certain packaging.

Cozy Winter Tea with Snowmen and Cardinals | ©homewheretheboatis.net #tea #tablescape #winter #snowman #cardinals #birds #tablesetting

I highly recommend this tea if you’re a fan of orange, cinnamon and spice flavor!

It’s slightly sweet, eliminating the need for sugar or sweeteners in your tea.

Cardinal Christmas tablescape by the tree with Cardinal Blizzard Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #cardinal #christmas #tablescape

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I’m a bird and Cardinal lover!

My Cardinal Blizzard Centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm got a makeover for winter.

The red ornaments were removed, along with Cardinal lantern;

replaced with a snowman cookie jar and large sparkly snowflakes.

Cozy Winter Tea with Snowmen and Cardinals Centerpiece using Cookie Jar | ©homewheretheboatis.net #tea #tablescape #winter #snowman #cardinals #birds #tablesetting

The large pinecones were also removed to make way for

two Cardinal ornaments to nest among the greenery.

I debated about replacing the ribbon, but in the end decided

it would mimic the scarf tied around the snowman’s neck.

Cozy Winter Tea with Snowmen and Cardinals Centerpiece using Cookie Jar | ©homewheretheboatis.net #tea #tablescape #winter #snowman #cardinals #birds #tablesetting

I tucked in a few magnolia leaves and added some rock salt

in the greenery for some frosty winter details.

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Cardinals and snowmen have gathered at the table by our Winter Nesting Tree.

Winter Nesting Tree with birds ornaments, snowflakes, glittery nests, pine cones and icy branches | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #winter #tree #birds #christmastree

Our Winter Nesting Tree provides some welcome sparkle and twinkle, as well as an

 antidote for the winter blues after the Christmas tree comes down.

It’s decorated for the month of January and February with sparkling snowflakes,

icy branches, pinecones, nesting birds and glittery nests.

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A winter white, cranberry and gray plaid throw, provides a warm and cozy foundation for the table.

Twig flatware is reminiscent of snowman twig arms. . .

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And a snowy white cable knit salad plate provides some warm and cozy texture,

with a sparkling snowflake napkin ring adding a nod to winter.

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Help yourself to a sweet Snowball Cookie. . .

Cozy Winter Tea with Snowball Cookies and Snowmen | ©homewheretheboatis.net #tea #tablescape #winter #snowman #cardinals #birds #tablesetting

Melt-in-your-mouth tender and crumbly, filled with finely chopped pecans

and covered with a blizzard of confectioners’ sugar!

 Snowball Cookies | ©homewheretheboatis.net #tea #tablescape #winter #snowman #cardinals #birds #tablesetting

Find the recipe, HERE.

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Cozy Winter Tea Table with Snowmen and Cardinals | ©homewheretheboatis.net #tea #tablescape #winter #snowman #cardinals #birds #tablesetting

Cozy Winter Tea Table with Snowmen and Cardinals | ©homewheretheboatis.net #tea #tablescape #winter #snowman #cardinals #birds #tablesetting

Table Details:

Snowman mugs, teapot, cookie jar, Ridgefield Home / HomeGoods, several years ago

Cardinal plate, plaid throw / HomeGoods

Snowflake napkin rings & napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Cable knit salad plate / Michaels, several years ago

Twig flatware / Pier 1, several years ago

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Join Pam and Sarah for more winter tea inspiration:

Pam at Everyday Living

Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul

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  50 comments for “A Cozy Winter Tea Tablescape with Snowmen, Cardinals and Sweet Snowballs

  1. Kyle Kopecky
    January 17, 2023 at 6:07 am

    Always full of lovely decorating and recipe ideas. Thank you!

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you Kyle, Happy January❣️

  2. Pamela
    January 17, 2023 at 7:21 am

    I have the same affection affection for cardinals. For some reason they just bring a smile to my face. All birds are my favorites but the Cardinal is special. You have such great pieces, just wonderful.

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks much for your visit and comment Pamela❣️

  3. January 17, 2023 at 7:31 am

    Good morning, Mary. The snowman teapot and mugs are whimsical and perfect for teatime in January. Our garden has been teeming with daily visits from cardinals. Their beautiful color stands out against the stark and gray colors of winter. Your makeover of the LCF centerpiece is ideal for your lovely table. The hot cinnamon spice tea sounds delicious on a cold and rainy day like today. The winter white, cranberry, and gray plaid throw is lovely, and I don’t remember seeing it before. The table beside the gorgeous winter nesting tree is cozy, warm, and inviting. It would be a pleasure to join you for tea and snowball cookies. Wishing you a delightful Tuesday♥️

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks so much Pam, enjoy sharing teatime with you❣️🫖

  4. January 17, 2023 at 7:43 am

    Absolutely stunning!! Love the tea set!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you so much Debbie. Happy January❣️☃️

  5. Jane Hyder Clary
    January 17, 2023 at 8:07 am

    I enjoyed my visit!

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you Jane❣️

  6. Cindi
    January 17, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Mary….Your snowmen table brought a smile to my heart. I adore snow in pictures, on dishes, anywhere but outside! Had enough during my childhood in PA. The Cardinals are so beautiful and your creations are amazing. I so enjoy watching the birds in my yard. The tea sounds delicious! As I head to Chicago this week to visit the grands I will be enjoying many tea parties with two adorable little girls ( ages 7 & 5)… life is good! Peace.

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much Cindi. Enjoy your visit and tea parties with your grand girls, safe travels❣️🫖

  7. Cherryl Rogers
    January 17, 2023 at 8:29 am

    I so look forward to seeing your posts. They fill me with inspiration and bring happiness to me. Thanks so much for sharing your talents. My granddaughter is 28 and we have enjoyed tea parties since she was 4 years old. Your posts give me the boost I need to try new . Smiles, Cherryl

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment Cherryl. Happy January❣️

  8. Beth
    January 17, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Oh my, I love these snowmen! And of course the cardinals too. Thank you for all your creative inspirations. I look forward ( as many of your followers) to what you can surprise us with each month. It is always a treat.

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:47 pm

      Thank your visit and sweet comment Beth, happy January❣️☃️

  9. Kathi
    January 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

    The winer snowmen are so precious! ❤️
    I just ordered the tea…..it sounds delish!!

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you Kathi! I hope you enjoy the tea as much as I do❣️🫖☃️

  10. Bonnie Morgan
    January 17, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Mary, Your post is lovely. I have missed reading blogs for a while now. Hoping to slowly rejoin.
    Your snowman teapot and mugs are adorable. I adore your pic of the Cardinal on the snow laden bush. I am not sure why but I haven’t had any cardinals and I miss their beauty.
    I’m wishing I had a cookie and tea from your table this morning. And I enjoyed all your creativity!

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you Bonnie! I hope you had a Merry December and visit with your family. Looking forward to hopping with you next week❣️

  11. franki Parde
    January 17, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Your home “must smell DIVINE!!!” franki

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you Franki, the tea is aromatherapy in a cup! 🫖❤️

  12. January 17, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Your snowman cookie jar and mugs instantly make me smile Mary, so so cute! I love the way you transformed from Christmas to winter by cleverly changing a few details, your table is beautiful. Such a cozy spot to curl up with a cuppa. The tea blend sounds delightful and please pass the Snowball Cookies! I always feel that seeing a cardinal brings good luck so I feel very lucky after visiting you today! Thank you for the lovely tea party~

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks so much for your visits and sweet comments Jenna❣️🫖☃️

  13. Kim Ezman
    January 17, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Your posts are always so beautiful. I had to skip over to Amazon and buy the cinnamon tea. I love Paris and drink it every day. Thanks so much for sharing

  14. January 17, 2023 at 9:56 am

    Beautiful and classy !!

  15. Phyllis
    January 17, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Love all your posts. They are so inspiring!!! I love cardinals, too!! I live in central Florida and have them visit us every once in a while. Right now their are 2 blue jays at my backyard feeders.

    • January 18, 2023 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you Phyllis, watching the birds at the feeders is a fun winter pastime. Happy January to you❣️

  16. January 17, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Mary, a friend gifted me a tin of the Harney and Sun Sunset tea last winter, and I find I drink it year round. I’m hooked on the spicy flavor and touch of sweetness. I’ve placed multiple orders for these tins since, keeping my pantry stocked as well as a nice shelf for gifting. I want to spread this tasty joy!
    Your snow people are adorable. I’m truly smitten with snow people. They bring smiles on cold winter days, and once I discovered my birthdate is also World Snowman Day, it almost makes it mandatory! Right? I once read that the 18th was chosen because the numeral 8 depicts a snowman form and the numeral 1 is representative of the broom a snowman often holds. I’m happy to share January 18th with snowmen of the world.
    Your tea table details and the yummy snowball cookies have me scrolling up and down again and again. I like the way your transition things from Christmas to winter. I’m trying to do more of that myself. My tree is still up and decorated for Christmas, but hope to get the decorations packed away this evening. I may leave my bare tree with twinkling lights up a bit longer. It’s a restful view from my wingback.
    Thank you for inviting me to join in as a guest today. It’s always an honor and a pleasure. You and Pam are such an inspiration in my life. I appreciate your friendship!

    • January 18, 2023 at 1:12 pm

      So interesting about the significance of 18 for World Snowman Day Sarah! ☃️ Pam and I were so happy to have you join us for tea today. Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Birthday week❣️🫖☃️🎂🎉❄️

  17. January 17, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    So beautiful and I love the tea set! Snowmen and cardinals… can’t get any better then that!
    Happy Tuesday!

    • January 18, 2023 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time visit and your kind comments Nancy❣️

  18. Clara
    January 17, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Mary, I love the way you changed up your LCF centerpiece. They really are very versatile and long lasting. I’m still enjoying mine. Your snowman with cardinals teapot is so cute. The tableware is beautiful. Those are such nice plates with the cable knit design. I love the look of everything, as usual! I’m headed to kitchen for a cookie like those. I cheated though and bought mine at Costco as opposed to making them this time. LOL Happy Tuesday! Clara❤️

    • January 18, 2023 at 1:17 pm

      Thank Clara, so glad you are still enjoying your LCF centerpiece! Those snowball /wedding cookies are good no matter who makes them, even those Keebler elves. :) ❄️☃️❤️

  19. Jan Canapp
    January 17, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Where did you buy your white plates.

    • January 18, 2023 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Jan, the cable knit salad plates came from Michaels several years ago.

  20. Sue
    January 17, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Such a happy faced teapot and mugs❣ I loved the picture with the tea pouring! My favorite cookie was served with tea today…such fun at your teaparty today, thank you Mary❣

    • January 18, 2023 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you for your visit and sweet comment Sue❣️☃️❄️

  21. January 17, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Your table is full of wintry fun, Mary. I am crazy about your snowman mug and teapot. Isn’t it the cutest?? I’d love some spicy tea and a snowball cookie, please. Thank you for sharing a lovely table and treats for us.

    • January 18, 2023 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you Kitty, wishing you a happy week❣️

  22. A quiet life
    January 17, 2023 at 10:42 pm

    Always enjoy my time with you, leave lifted and satiated, 🙏🙏🙏

    • January 18, 2023 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks much Jain! Home Mother Nature cuts you a break soon. ♥

  23. Rita C.
    January 18, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Your tea time would be such a good time to sit and talk, and enjoy it all. The tea sounds wonderful (and Sarah’s pick too!), and all the winter elements are very thoughtfully curated in such a gorgeous way.

    • January 18, 2023 at 1:28 pm

      That’s so much Rita, it’s the same tea with a different label/name and so good! 🫖 Looking forward to hopping with next week❣️🍽️

  24. Ricki Treleaven
    January 18, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    I absolutely love this, Mary! Cardinals are my favorite birds, and we have two pairs in our backyard. I also like the snowmen, too. Everything looks perfect for a winter tea. :D

  25. January 18, 2023 at 8:56 pm

    Always enjoy your ingenious and helpful presentations. You’ve vacuumed me into another Harney flavor to sample… order is in. Those snowballs are another “must try”
    item. Had a lovely tea-time today with a friend and it is such a lovely ritual in which to
    sip the cares of the day away, don’t you think? Blessings~

  26. Cyndi Raines
    January 18, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    Cozy winter table with a great tea and cookies, yum! Cardinals are so beautiful against the white snow! Cardinals and chickadees are my favorite! This tea is delicious I have it in my cupboard and love it! I just received for my birthday the Harney and Sons “Gingerbread Festival” and am enjoying that also. I’m loving no snow on the ground which is rare for Michigan! We are having very unseasonable weather and I’m really ok with it, haha, but your table is lovely!

  27. Marion
    January 19, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    Thank You for the invitation to your Tea party. Especially love the Cardinals We haven’t seen a Cardinal in a long time.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  28. Shirley @housepitalitydesigns
    January 24, 2023 at 7:44 am

    I am so loving this series of the beautiful tea parties. Adoring the snowman teapot and mugs. The LCF centerpiece is perfect for the table that can only make you smile! What a great capture of the Cardinal. Thanks for giving us much joy !!

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