Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TURNING GREEN for "Friends Sharing Tea"

This week I am sharing some green things since St. Patrick's Day is just ahead on March 17th. Of course, we think green when we remember a St. Patrick's Day tea experience so I set a little table for you. Please take a seat and do pour yourself a cup of tea.  





Our local market had shamrock plants.  I also found a couple St. Patrick's Day vintage postcards for $1.00.  The lady postcard is from 1910.  I don't have much that reflects St. Patrick's Day but I managed to pull a few green items together. 






From the book "365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know":
In the early days when tea was very expensive, it was kept under lock and key and in the parlor where the lady of the house could keep watch of it.






All our snow has melted down - well maybe a little pile here or there in the shade.  Our spring comes quite late here so we could still have more snow.  This is a pillow I recently made using a very old vintage piece that was a basket with pansies:



I recently found this sheet music.  Would you like me to sing this?  Not, to worry, we won't go there.



I've shared my little Japanese Cottage teapot and other pieces along with 2 English Bone China Cups and Saucers:




This is my weekly blog party and if you are a tea blogger - I would love to have you link at the bottom.  I always participate in other blog parties as well:


27 comments:

Ruth W said...

HI bernideen...love your Irish setting! The postcards are great! I LOVE old postcards! All your books and green and cottages are perfect! Thanks for hosting and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Snap said...

Your St. Patrick's Day teascape made me smile! Happy Tea Day!

[email protected] Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You always set such a pretty tea table, my friend! Your vintage postcards are a treasure! Of course, I'm always sighing over your cottage teapots that you share. Your pillow is wonderful and perfect for Spring time. Thanks for hosting your lovely party.

CatTales said...

Beautiful pictures today, Bernideen. I really love your pansy basket pillow. What a treasure that is. Have a nice afternoon.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Such a wonderful setting for a St. Patrick's Day tea. Love the shamrocks and vintage postcards. Oh, you included the Danny Boy lyrics. Such an emotional song and so perfect for an Irish tea. Thanks so much for hosting.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I always see your lovely tea table on FB first Bernideen and it is a good start to tea with an Irish theme this month.
The pillow turned out really nice, I can see it going outside for tea this summer. :-)
My mother used to sing Danny Boy...brings back memories.

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, I just love your tea setting today. It's both whimsical and charming. I'm late getting here because I had company all afternoon and am just now getting around to your blog party. Thank you for opening your home and serving us from your wonderful collection of tea wares. And thank you for joining me for tea today.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan Clayton said...

Lovely. Happy Tea day. I am enjoying all the little details of your tea. Although I have never been a big village builder I do have a liking for cottage teapots.

Vee said...

You pulled together a very lovely St.Patrick's Day tea. I'll listen to you sing Danny Boy...one of my favorites. I noticed right away that there was no white beyond your windows. There's still plenty beyond mine.

Carolyn said...

A charming St.Patrick's Day tea ~ love the teapots.
Sounds like you will be in the garden soon.

Thank you for hosting!
Carolyn

Margie said...

What a lovely St. Patrick's Day vignette!

NanaDiana said...

Wonderful Irish setting, lass...and I would LOVE to hear you sing Danny Boy! How bad can it be? lol xo Diana

Beth said...

Beautiful tea table, and I love that pillow too! Happy St. Patrick's Day, Bernideen.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Pretty green plate and saucer, and I love the transferware dish hiding there. It's lovely!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Sorry I am late to link up today. I had to babysit my newborn grand daughter. Her mommy and daddy had no sleep last night. I love all of your green and Irish decor and the shamrock plant is so pretty. Your teacup is lovely and so is the cottage china. The Danny Boy sheet music makes me reminisce about my father's collection of music. Everything is so perfect for March and St. Patrick's Day. Thank you for hosting Tea Time. Happy Tea Day! Karen

Pondside said...

What a lovely post! Your 'green' ladies are beautiful!

janice15 said...

I love that pillow you made its just lovely.. I do have a bit of green things but hadn't really had the time to think of it.. It was nice to visit your blog...Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's beautiful.

heather gilmour said...

Your St.Patrick decoration is very beautiful, have a great holiday!
The pillow you made is gorgeous! Really, really amazing!

Carpet cleaning Chelsea

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
what a sweet setting for St. Patricks Day. You have so many sweet things around that theme. Love them all. I hope spring will arrive soon. Thank you for sharing this sweet tea time and dor hosting this charming event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Shelia said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, your little spring green tea setting is so pretty! Love all of your little pieces too! Our snow is slowly melting be we can't see the ground yet.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Beautiful irish things, Bernideen! I love that teapot in the last pic....Christine

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, gorgeous. I love that pillow by the sheet music, looks just like a doily I have that my English grandmother made back in the 1950s. My link is to Irish soda bread made in the slow cooker -- a buttered slice of it goes so well with a nice cup of strong black tea!

Sonia said...

OH you have so many beautiful pieces for St. Paddy's Day! I love the cottage teapot and your tables are just lovely!
Miss Bloomers

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I think I just fell in love with your tablecloth! I think that as it's mostly white, the china still is the center of attention and yet, the delicate green embroidery is fabulous!

Villrose said...

Oh, thank you! A beautiful green setting to join :)

The Charm of Home said...

You have some lovely things for St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry