Saturday, November 26, 2016

Great Christmas Tree Tour 2016: Susanne Dietze

Thank you for hosting me, Cheryl! We put our tree up early this year so my daughter, home for the weekend from her freshman year at college, could help us decorate.

As you can see, we're currently a colored-lights family (this changes from time to time.) Our tree contains a hodgepodge of ornaments: ones the kids made when they were small, nativity scenes, souvenirs, as well as my collection of teacup and teapot ornaments. I love fancy tea parties, and these ornaments give me a lot of joy.

I love red and toile, so this little ornament is right up my alley. I bought it a few years ago at a tea house when I was with a friend.

Friends sometime give me these ornaments as gifts. The Christmas cup on the left and the pink pot on the right are both treasured mementos of the friends who gave them to me.

Do you collect any special types of ornaments?

About Susanne
Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's the award-winning author of almost a dozen historical romances who's seen her work on the ECPA and Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and enjoys fancy-schmancy tea parties, genealogy, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos.

Come say hi on Susanne's website,, and sign up for her newsletter for an occasional cheery hello and the chance to win stuff at

About The Reluctant Guardian: 
When Gemma Lyfeld inadvertently interrupts a dangerous smuggling operation in her English village, she's rescued by a mysterious Scottish spy. Now with criminals after her and her hopes for an expected marriage proposal recently dashed, she will make her society debut in London. But not without the man tasked with protecting her…

Covert government agent Tavin Knox must keep Gemma safe from the criminals who think she can identify them—a mission he never wanted. But as he escorts her and her rascally nephews around London, the lovely English lass proves braver than he ever imagined. Suddenly, the spy who works alone has one Season to become the family man he never dreamed he'd be.​

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  1. Thanks for hosting me, Cheryl! It's fun to see others' trees--what a great idea to host a Christmas tree tour!

    Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving weekend.

  2. Thnks for being my guest today, Susanne! I love teacups too.

  3. I love snowmen, and I'd love to get started on the cups and saucers, too, but something has to go first. :-)

    1. Liz, I love your snowman idea! I also totally understand the need to let something go...and deciding what that should be is sometimes too painful!

      I haven't found any teacup ornaments in a few years. Maybe it's for the best, LOL!

  4. Love love love the tea pot and tea cups on the tree!!

  5. Love love love the tea pot and tea cups on the tree!!

  6. My brother used to do a bird tree with bird decorations but they had to look real. My mom would love the teacups! I like lights and lots of them!