Monday, March 11, 2013

Good Tea and Good Friends

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.
Welcome friends for tea this week.  With St. Patrick's day on Sunday, I'm using the Phoenix shamrock teacups that belonged to hubby's grandmother who came from Ireland.

Shamrock sugar cookies seemed in order for a sweet this week.
Yin Hao Jasmine was a Christmas gift from a dear friend and it is a wonderful tasting green tea to serve for St. Paddy's Day.
Perhaps a few green jellybeans would be nice on the table too.
May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you. 
~An Irish Blessing~
I'm linking with these lovely hosts:
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Bernideen's Tea Blog for Friends Sharing Tea
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Please join these ladies and their guests for tea.

42 comments:

  1. I love your tea cup and saucer . . . and the rest of the "greens" - so pretty!

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  2. This is so pretty. I love the silver shamrock and sweet Irish blessing written on it! Perfect for your pretty tea setting!
    Karen

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  3. I like your greens for St. Patrick's Day, Judith! Even the jelly beans add a touch of color. Your shamrock cookies are very pretty. Love your Irish blessing and your teacups. Beautiful! Happy St. Patrick's Day, Judith!
    xo Beth

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  4. That is a wonderful expression: Good tea is a pleasure; good friends are a treasure.

    And what a lovely tea cup. This is the first year I've paid attention to the many patterns of shamrock tea cups. I may even own one. Should get it out before the week passes me by.

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  5. Ooo such pretties love the tea cup and saucer so fancy!! Those shamrock cookies look yummy...

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  6. That all looks so colorful and pretty. The bright green at the table just jumps out at you.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  7. Your teacups are beautiful and extra special since they have family significance. Love your St. Patrick's Day tea table. Everything is just lovely! ~ Phyllis

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  8. What a lovely cup.
    I like the green and silver color scheme. It looks so fresh like spring is really knocking at the door.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  9. Very pretty setting, Judith. Wonderful cup and saucer and the cookies -- perfect. Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  10. Pretty cup and saucer Judith. I also like the plate and of course, the cookies. :)

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  11. You would have made a very good teacher, Judith. You're so good at pulling together various bits and pieces for a theme!
    -Karen

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  12. What a treasure your hubby's grandma's teacup is, Judith! I have never seen that gorgeous pattern. I love your pretty silver shamrock, too. I wish I could be there, in person, to share a cookie and some tea, but this is the next best thing. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

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  13. Perfect greens for St. Patrick's Day ... I must be Irish somewhere way down deep as green is my most favourite colour.

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  14. A glorious tea Judith and one my grandmother would certainly enjoy...she was from County Limerick. Love the tea cups :)

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  15. I like your green St Patrick day photos. To tell you the truth, I never think about St Patrick's day, and have never decorated for it...this year is no exception. Not sure why, though.
    I agree with your comments on my b & w photos. The coloured ones were very happy feeling, the others tend to feel dark and moody. I like the coloured ones much better.

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  16. Hi Judith and what a wonderful tea! How special to have a family shamrock teacup! I love Phoenix designs. Your shamrock cookies are perfect! I love all the Irish blessings. Such a lovely St. Paddy's post! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  17. Lovely! I'm dancing a jig in my wee little head...

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  18. Your teacup is a real beauty! Lovely to see all the pretty "greens" you tied together so nicely for this post!

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  19. your teacup isd a beauty and so are the plates, just gorgeous.

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  20. Hello Judith,
    Your teacup is a real beauty! Such a treasure coming from your hubby's family. Wonderful cookies and Irish blessings too. Thank you for coming to tea and Happy St. Patrick's Day, my friend!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  21. I love your teacup. Everything looks so lovely. I am ready to sit down and enjoy tea with you :-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  22. Happy St Pats day, lovely teacup green cookies and jellybeans nice touch.
    Merle.....

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  23. Happy St Pats day, lovely teacup green cookies and jellybeans nice touch.
    Merle.....

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  24. Happy St Pats day, lovely teacup green cookies and jellybeans nice touch.
    Merle.....

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  25. Thank you for the beautiful Shamrock tea you've given us! What a treasure your beautiful teacup is! Happy St. Patrick's day to you!
    Nancy

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  26. Judith,

    Just so lovely and tasteful.
    Jemma

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  27. How lovely to have a special shamrock cup and saucer from you husband's family. You have prepared a beautiful tea for St. Patrick's Day. The Harney and Sons tea in a different tin is what I will be serving. I love all your great sayings. Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Pam

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  28. Beautiful post! The heirloom teacups are a real treasure!

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  29. Your mother0in-law's tea set is a treasure and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Lovely tea!

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  30. I am seeing so many beautiful shamrock teacups this week , and this is among the most beautiful.

    The table setting and the teacup are lovely, and served up with the memories of a loved one , even more-so.

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  31. That Irish saying is definitely one to keep in mind. And the tea cup is so delicate!

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  32. Hello Judith,
    Happy St. Patrick's Day! (soon!)
    Your shamrock cup is totally wonderful! The fact that it came through your hubby's family is even better! I love the design. I have not seen one like it before.
    Have a great week : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  33. Hi Judith,
    I love that little cup and especially with the touch of gold. That's a perfect St Partick's day table. It's just raining like a monsoon here on the west coast. Hope you don't have too much snow out east. Nice to have that green freshness inside. :)

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  34. What a beautiful teacup and saucer - especially with the gold on it too! Very pretty table and green abounds! Thank you for linking to Friends Sharing Tea!

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  35. Judith, your shamrock tea cups are such treasures, especially as they belonged to family from Ireland!!!
    I have an Irish background as my darling father was born in Limerick!
    Thank you for the beautiful Irish Blessing...brings tears to my eyes!
    Shane ♥

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  36. Hi Judith -Your shamrock tea-cup is very cute. I love that shade of green. I have my eye on that gorgeous cookie plate. Wow, it's very pretty. Enjoy St. Patrick's Day. Deb

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  37. Dear Judith,
    How lucky you are to have granny's teacup. Imagine it's journey across the ocean and through time.
    I love the little saying on the shamrock. Beautiful table!
    Slainte, Ruthie

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  38. How fun! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  39. Dear Judith,
    Your St. Patties day tea looks beautiful! Love the shamrock cookies...yumm! Your teacup is beauiful. I love the Irish blessing too! Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,
    Lisa

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  40. Hi Judith!
    I've been out of town and without a computer so I didn't get to make a St. Patrick's Day tea post. When I saw your teacup I just had to comment on how pretty it is. Your tea is so lovely.
    ~Clara

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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  42. I love your tea table! I love doing little tea parties for my kids but I never thought much of the fact that I have never use tea cups nor do I have a big selection of tea cups to choose from. Looking at beautiful teascapes like yours kind of makes my tea parties feel a bit inauthentic but they are still beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my bunny tablescape. It usually doesn't take me this long to say hello but it has been a crazy week!

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