Monday, March 14, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Tea

My friends, come and join me for tea as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 
I've brewed a pot of loose leaf jasmine green tea and put it into my Royal Albert 'Val D'or' coffee pot since it coordinates with my teacup.
I have two of these Phoenix bone china shamrock teacups that belonged to my husband's grandmother who came from Ireland.
Since I don't have a shamrock cookie cutter, I used a simple fluted one for the scones and have spread some marmalade on this one.  The little shamrock leaf is from one of my oxalis plants and you can read about the history of shamrocks here.
A sweet little napkin with a crocheted lace edge has my shamrock lapel pin sitting on top. 
Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll stop over at Rose Chintz Cottage where Sandi is the host for Tea Time Tuesday.  I'm also linking with Kathy at A Delightsome Life where each week the loveliness of life is celebrated as so aptly portrayed in Victoria magazine.

24 comments:

  1. Judith,
    What a beautiful post. The cups are gorgeous.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Carol

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  2. Very pretty post! The china cups and saucers are sweet and a wonderful keepsake too. The scones look delish!

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  3. Oh my, You have set such a beautiful Irish Tea today. Have a Happy St. Paddys Day.

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  4. Hello my dear friend,
    Your tea is just wonderful and your shamrock blessing is lovely! I love the Val D'or pattern too and my auntie has it. It goes beautifully with anything which is why she gave me most of her Rose Chintz. Your coffee pot looks amazing surrounded by the lovely ivy. Love the teacups too; they are real treasures! Happy St Patricks Day, enjoy your week, and I look forward to having a Spring tea with you next week!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. So pretty Judith. Love you shamrock teacup.

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  6. Oh I just love the shamrock teacup and saucer. Adorable. The scone is making my waistline expand. So yummy. V

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  7. Hi Judith,
    Happy Tea Tuesday:-)
    It's always a pleasure to visit for tea, because you always have the most yummy baked goods..Mmmm!! And a true Irish treasure to share, Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  8. What a delightful Irish tea today.

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  9. Judith, This is a lovely St. Patrick's Day tea. Love your scones - they look delightful! The napkins are pretty and your shamrock bone china cups - oh my! The Jasmine green tea sounds good too. I recently was at a tea room and had a tea that included lavender-made me think of you, my friend!
    Blessings,Beth

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  10. Hello Judith,
    I am so amazed about the many china items with shamrocks design. So cute. Your tea cup is lovely and the cookies look tempting. Love the Irish wisdom.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  11. Hi Judith,
    That is a lovely Irish tea- I love the teacups and the scones!

    Carolyn

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  12. Such a joy stopping by to visit with you and seeing your beautiful accents for St Patrick's Day. I perused several of your posts and enjoyed each one!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  13. I just know that this tea and scone would be the best! I love your St Patrick's Day decor - just right.

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  14. Hi Judith, you make this so special with all the sweet details. I love the oxalis – we have some of the burgundy variety and they are really precious. Thank you for creating this lovely tea! – g

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  15. Love the Irish quote in the Shamrock! It's beautiful - Your teaset, the scone, tea all make for a delightful-restorative setting. Thank you for joining A Return to Loveliness - you've made it all the more special,
    Kathy

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  16. Hi Judith,
    That teacup and saaucer are wondeful! What a beautiful design for this St. Patrick's day tea.

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  17. I so much enjoyed this post. I love green color and this green St. Patric's tea setting is so beautiful. The teacup is just adorable, and I like the napkin with crocheted lace edge. So lovely!
    Happy St.Patric's Day!

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  18. What a beautiful Tea Post! What lovely pieces!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  19. Judith, I usually so love your purples, lol, but this is the most charming Irish post. Do have any idea how yummy those scones look to me right now? I can taste them! Blessings.

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  20. Such a pretty tea. The scones look delicious and I love the sweet shamrock teacups! What a treasure. Also your spring mosaic was lovely. Hope you're having a good week.

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  21. The shamrock teacups are among the prettiest shamrock cups and saucers I've seen. Exquisite.

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  22. What a lovely table setting...could just sit down there and enjoy tea. Must ask Noreen how she celebrated the day as she's Irish.

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