Faith Family Friends TeaTime Roses

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Monday, 14 March 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you. ~ Old Irish Blessing

Hello ladies and welcome to my St. Patricks Day Tea!
Since it is a big day in Ireland this week, I thought I would share a wee bit of green with you. My hubby is half Irish and proud of it, I might add! I have a wee bit of Irish in me too. Actually, I'm English with a bit of German and some Irish-Scotch mixed in for good measure. I suppose I'm more like a mutt but that's OK; even we mutts like a cup of tea!


After having confided in you all that, I, as well as the fairies and leprechauns, bid you come in. Normally, I invite folks through my yellow door but today, we are going to use my fairy door.

Please come in and make yourselves comfy and I'll pour you some green tea. The leprechauns are dancing a little Irish jig; they're so happy to see you... St. Patricks Day is coming, you know!
Speaking of an Irish jig, did you see Celtic Thunder last night on PBS? The boys danced a charming jig at the end of the show, didn't they?

May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.~ Old Irish Blessing

My little fairy, Breena, has also joined us today. She has arrived, dressed in pink and wearing posies in her locks. Her lovely wings are just a-sparklin!


As I have already mentioned, we are having tea using my green tea things today. Green tea is waiting to be poured from my little green and cream teapot, and if you wish, there is Irish Breakfast tea too.

"Ireland~ Land of Heart's Desire,
Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,
But joy is wisdom, time an endless song." ~ William Butler Yeats

This sweet little teapot which holds my favourite green chai tea, is a creamy white with raised roses on a delicate green background. It is accompanied by the matching milk jug and sugar which I found just recently. I've had the teapot for a while and I was so pleased to find the milk jug and sugar bowl too!
These pieces are all unmarked; no stamp to indicate who made them. All three pieces have raised roses on them and I love the petaled handles. The sugar bowl comes with its own wee spoon. One cannot tell from the photos but each of the petals on the handles has a green polka dot in the center.

Then there is this teacup.

This hand painted teacup you have seen before but because it is green, it came to the party today. I love the beautiful green colour and the sweet pink rosebuds!


Tea is liquid wisdom~ Anonymous

I am also sharing this tea for one set and the matching mugs. They're green with florals and butterflies. They just say Spring to me!

The cup is very large for someone who wants a generous cup of tea.

The mugs hold a nice amount of tea or coffee too.

I've saved this green set for last. Hubby gave me this trio for Valentines Day. It is a Maxwell and Williams pattern and has a sprinkling of flowers and butterflies, finished off with a lovely soft green band. It is made of porcelain and the pattern is called Butterfly Garden.


It's fresh and pretty with a sweet little butterfly inside the cup. Just right for the upcoming season!

Ireland~ A land passionate for its music, literature, and dance.



Time is a great storyteller.~ An old Irish proverb

Now, let's enjoy some tea, shall we? I have baked a wee cake for the occasion and even though it's not green, it is a soft landing for my little fairy.


Breena looks on as we partake of our tea. Being the busy little sprite that she is, she flits from one place to another. Just like her fairy friend, Tinkerbell, she is as light as a breeze and can fly from her perch on top of the cake to wherever she pleases. Here, she is admiring the teacup.

Now, I know what you're thinking! This looks more like a Spring tea, what with the birdhouse and all but Spring is coming, in fact it arrives next week!

So, please do come back again next week, as we celebrate my favourite season; Spring!


Next week, I will also be joining Kathy at A Delightsome Life for her party too; Celebrate Spring With Victoria. See Kathy's button on my sidebar.

Would you care for a slice of my pound cake with whipped pink icing? Yum!!


A Victoria magazine and a cup of tea; what could be nicer!
Thank you for stopping by to have tea with me and my little fairy friend, Breena. I hope you have enjoyed my wee bit of green, even though there was no Irish music, the fairies and leprechauns were here!


May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore. ~ Irish Blessing

Please sign up for Tea Time Tuesday by using the inlinkz below. I would ask you to please share tea things only for this party! You may do coffee, iced tea, hot chocolate, or apple cider/ fruit punch.

I am also joining the following hostesses for their parties:

Kathy~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/ - A Return to Loveliness

Marty~ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/ - Table Top Tuesday

Martha~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ - Teacup Tuesday
Terri~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ - Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ - Tuesday Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Donna~ http://thehomemakingarts.blogspot.com/ - Tuesday Tea

Lady Katherine~ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ - Teatime Tuesday

Miss Spenser~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/ - Teacup Thursday

Please use the inlinkz to sign up for Tea Time Tuesday and be sure to join me next week for my Spring Tea Party. Have a wonderful week everyone and Happy St. Patricks Day!
Please keep the people of Japan in your prayers.





Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

49 comments:

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my dear Sandi!

You have outdone yourself for today's St. Paddy's day tea!..,

Wow!~ I love every detail, especially the cake, the green tescup, the amazing embosssed white tea set and the tea for one stacking tea pot..,

Really, I guess you'd have to say I adore everything!

Thanks for joining Pam and I once again for TTTT and also for my, 74th,'Tuesday Tea For Two'..,

I can hardly belive it's # 74 already for TTFT!

(If my health were better I would celebrate next week properly blogland; I have so many headaches lately which is not usual for me)!

Plaese pop by and visit my little corner of blogland also..,


Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Diann said...

OMG Sandi! Everything here is so pretty! I adore your little fairy door and fairy! they are just so cute. And the white teaset is wonderful! Your teacps are lovely and the tea for one set is beautiful! I hope you have a wondeful St. Patrick's Day and week!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

This was so fun! Your St Patty's day tea was beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jacqui said...

I really enjoyed this post! Love the little fairy, and the little door, and love the butterfly teacup!
How fortunate to find the matching jug and sugarbasin for that stunning teapot...

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Sandi and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
What a sweet post this week; I love fairies of course and your new teacup with the butterly is one I'd like too.
I watched Celtic Thunder on PBS, what a great show and what great looking men. :-)
I'm working on my spring tea set- up, can hardly wait for my flowers to appear in the garden.
Judith

Nancy's Notes said...

Sandi, what a beautiful setting, so dainty and truly joyful to look at each beautiful little treasure!

Nancy

Concetta said...

Thank you Sandi for hosting another delightful tea party. I love one-cup teapot sets - your's is simply beautiful! Your butterfly pieces would go lovely with my baby girl's collection - and her butterfly garden parties!
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Concetta

Willow said...

What a lovely Irish Tea Party you are having. I must find me a faery door Your china is so beautiful. I hope you have a Happy St. Paddys Day.

Pamela Gordon said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! What a lovely tea you have set. Your china cups are so pretty and dainty and I love the little fairie. I'll be posting soon too. Enjoy the day! Pamela

Donna said...

Hi Sandi, I'm afraid it's not Tuesday yet here in Texas, but I'm so looking forward to joining your tea party tomorrow. I host on on Tuesdays's too. Thanks so much for linking up last week. I was so honored!

Gosh..your china is just adorable!! Little shamrocks..too precious!

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

Johanna said...

Hello Sandi,
such a nice tea setting. I really admire your wonderful china and the tempting cake with the nice fairy. You have such a talent to make everything nice and friendly. Thank you for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Olga said...

What a fun post! All the teapots and teacups are so pretty. And the cake looks fantastic.
Thank you for hosting this wonderful link party.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
What a beautiful Tea post for St. pat's Day! Your tea cups and saucers are just darling and I do adore the White tea pot with the matching creamer and sugar bowl!!
A truly delightful post!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I don't think there is much better than a magazine and a cup of tea. I enjoy that many evenings.

Crafty Gardener said...

I love the green teacup and all the other related St. Patrick Day things.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Hi Sandi,
I love that raised roses set. You were so fortunate to find the 2 other pieces to go with the teapot. Lovely!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your St. Paddy's day tea is wonderful. I love everything. You do have some wonderful things and the tea set is stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Beth said...

What a lovely springy tea, Sandi! Love the pound cake, love the butterfly china, and the cake is pretty too. Thanks for sharing your cute little fairy!
Blessings, Beth

Kathy said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day - I think there's a wee bit of Irish in all of us! My father was so very proud of his Irish heritage - and it rubbed off!
You have such beautiful, delicate pieces - such beauty to behold -
Breena is such a delight -
Hope you're having a blessed day!
Kathy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Sandi, all your posts are always so pretty, but this one is especially grabbing me today!! And btw, that cake looks yummy!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

I'm your newest follower! Followed you here from Table Top Tuesday and so happy I did!

That cake looks amazing! And your teacups have inspired me to maybe go and find the ones my mom gave me years ago... she must have 50 sets of them and I haven't looked at them in about 15 years now.

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
This is a lovely St. Patrick's Day tea.

Wasn't it great to have some spring weather and melt some of that snow!
I have joined you for tea today and thank you for hosting again.

Take care,
Carolyn

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

Simply sweet! Love your post...have a great week and enjoy the blessings of the Irish. Lynn

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sandi: It is so good to visit you today. I have had you in my thoughts and prayers today. I do hope all is well. Your post today is so cute. I love the the St. Patrick Day cuties. Have a wonderful week dear friend. Please know that today, some one was praying for you. Hugs, Martha

debi said...

What a sweet tea party!

I love your cups and saucers. The colors are so soft and pretty...perfect for a fairy tea party!

And I love your white and green tea set. The scallops on the handles are so pretty and sweet.

♥ Miss Tea said...

Wishing you a Happy St.Patrick's Day! I absolutely love your post, so many beautiful teapots and teacups, love the fairy pink door and pink fairy on the cake, yummylicious!! Thanks for hosting, Sandi!!

KathyB. said...

Breena and the Fairy door are enchanting, as is this whole post.The cake looks delicious, the green teacup is simply beautiful.

I can tell you are excited about the upcoming arrival of Spring, be patient, she is coming in God's own time.( hurry, hurry!)

Kathy said...

This looks like a lovely party! So excited to see more coming to tea! Thank you for joining me this week at A Return to Loveliness - you always make it special,
Kathy

The Tablescaper said...

What a sweet post.

I love Breena and just noticed her in your header. Has she always been there or is she just making a special appearance?

How thoughtful to have us enter your enchanted tea through the fairy door.

I'm so glad you featured that green tea cup with little flowers as I think it has to be one of my favorites.

Thank you for hosting such a lovely tea.

- The Tablescaper

Pat said...

An absolutely beautiful tea table, Sandi!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Terri said...

Sandi, your St. Paddy's tea is lovely! All your pretty china looks so beautiful together. Your china tea cups and saucer are fab. I love both of them.
Hugs,
Terri

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweetie!
Oh I am so remiss at getting back with you. Thanks so much for your friendship and just *checking up* on me!

Been struggling a bit, taking a blogging break and a bit under the weather...so I guess I just needed to step back for a while. Not sure when I will come and join your tea party again...hopefully I'll get some *fresh* inspiration as spring approaches.

What a lovely Irish post you have done. Does this Irish girls roots good. You have some of the most gorgeous pieces of china and it always makes me wish I could come by for a tea and chat! As Anne of Green Gables would say..*we are indeed kindred spirits*!.

Hope this finds you well and you are having a lovely tea today!

Hugs and love!
Lorena

Sherry said...

This is beautiful Sandi. I love your little fairy.
Sherry

Donna said...

Sandi..I just don't know what to say! How truly beautiful! I love your little fairy and fairy door..but the tea cups and well..it's all splendid!

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

Sarah said...

So cute! I love how you took the time to make everything special...and I love your fairy door!

Sarah

Gmama Jane said...

This TTT has to be one of my favorites!! Every detail was just stunning! What a lovley post!
Blessings
Gmama jane

Fábio Carvalho said...

I loved the butterfly teacup! How gorgeous! Everything else is also so pretty! Thanx for sharing.
cheers
Fábio
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Lynn said...

Sandi, I took the day off to photograph Spring in Florida and then watch a movie with my hubby in the middle of the afternoon! Excellent day. So now I am just getting to visit all the party guests. You posts are always so charming and I always leave smiling. I so love your white tea pot and sugar and creamer. Don't you just love with sugar bowl have their own wee spoons? Happy St. Patrick's Day and I look forward to you Spring tea next week. Blessings.

xinex said...

You have showed us such beautiful tea sets and cups today, Sandi. Everything is so beautiful...Christine

yvette said...

Sandi,What a beautiful and elegant array of teacups, I just adore the green teacup with tiny elegant rosebuds, and I would love to join you for a small piece of pound cake, I just couldn't resist! x
http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/03/16/lucky-afternoon-tea/

Elaine said...

Love your green cup Sandi and that cake looks scrumptious. I hope you enjoyed your tea!

Elaine

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Sandi, what a great post! I really love your teacups and teapots.. they are really lovely! especially the white ones! thanks for sharing and hosting and have a great week!
xo
fitty

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Sandy
I love your green tea cup with that lovely rosebuds and the other one is really pretty too!
Hugs

Doni said...

Oh how sweet Sandi! I love the little fairy! She's so cute. And the cake...what a sweet landing!
My fave though is the green teacup and saucer. I love how pretty it is!
I've joined you this week, after being absent for quite a while, and hope to catch up with everyone else.
Blessings and thanks so much for hosting!
Doni

Kathy Eickholt said...

Love the St. Patricks setting, So much detail well done.

Rosy Inspiration said...

Oh, Sandi, your teapot and teacups are just so gorgeous. I Just bought two of the Maxwell and Williams teacups, saucers and plates sets, one of the patterns which has the green edges is very similar to yours and yet the flowers are not quite the same. I love yours though. It's good to hear from you, I'm still trying to get all my favourites back due to our upgrade to a new computer. The old had all my favourites like your blogsite.

karen-holmes said...

thank you for the spot of St. Patty's Day tea... just lovely! enjoy luck and blessings today!

Linda J. said...

Lovely!!! Happy St. Patrick's Day

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I really need to get a teapot. I put on the kettle. Pour one cup and then want another because it gets so cold.

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