TEA TIME TUESDAY – Saint Patrick’s Day Tea

Welcome To The 2nd Tea Time Tuesday


Join Me for Tea And A Stroll Down Leprechaun Lane


Today my table is set for four for Tea on my table in my kitchen
Usually when you have four or more for tea you use a large table, or dining table
This will not be a High Tea, which call for sandwiches too, or a full meal with deserts 

Informal Afternoon Tea in my Kitchen
Table Setting before the food

Place Setting
Leprechaun Lane sign: Dollar Tree
Shamrock bead necklace used as napkin ring: Dollar Tree
Green napkins: TJMax
Placemats: Dollar Tree
Place Cards: I made by cutting off the tags of items bought from Dollar Tree
Green Tablecloth: Dollar Tree
Wire ring of Shamrocks: Dollar Tree
Green Plastic Charger: Dollar Tree 
Looks like china, not plastic, lol
Desert Dish, Tea Cup: Great Gatherings Dishes: Big Lots
Green and White Polka Dot Bowl: Dirt Cheap for 20 cents each
Flatware pattern: Reproduction of Renaissance: Walmart

Table set with food

Place Setting with Spearmint Tea and Butterscotch Pudding 
Yes, I should have had an Irish Tea!  
To make the spearmint tea
 I added a cup of fresh spearmint leaves to my black tea

For My Bowl Of Gold Pudding
I added a wee bit of Irish Cream Liqueur to the Instant Butterscotch Pudding
Just a Wee Bit! 
For the topping, I added whipped cream, and crushed butterscotch candy

Another view of my table setting, facing the hutch I built
Are you thinking why does she have a pot of pumpkins on the table?
I shall tell you soon!

View of Table, the dining room Beverage Center is seen through the doorway
Don’t look close! lol


Centerpiece Tier
I used two bowls of the Century Polka Dot dishes, I got for 60 cents at Dirt Cheap
 in between three of Great Gatherings plates 

You do not have to do a lot to have a Tea
You can buy food baked and add some small touches
All the food came from Walmart
On the Bottom Tier 
I bought Cinnamon Apple Tea Biscuits  
 Bake and add sugar crystals on top just as the tea biscuits turn golden brown
Garnished with spearmint leaves
On the Middle Tier
Green Iced, shamrock sprinkles sugar cookies
On the Top Tier
Bite size green and white iced, chocolate cupcakes with green shamrocks sprinkles

A Century Green and White Polka Dot Bowl  filled with my homemade canned fig preserves
These fig preserves will be so lovely with the Cinnamon Apple Tea Biscuits 

 I used a Century Green and White Polka Dot Banana Spit Bowl, 
60 cents from Dirt Cheap
 for the Butter 
Lovely on your Tea Biscuits or  Scones 


Centerpiece
Tier of food with two bouquets of  fresh yellow narcissus, rosemary, and fern place in green and white polka dot pots. My  four year old Granddaughter Hannah,
 helped me pick and trim the stems for the fresh flower bouquets


My white Tea Set with tongs on top of the sugar bowl
so my guests will know to use the tongs for the sugar cubes
My Pot of Gold is in this Tea Pot!


I used a green and white felted hat for a tea cozy
As I brew my tea in my tea pot the tea cozy will help keep my Tea Pot warm
I also keep the tea cozy on my teapot, to keep it warm as my guest arrive
You can use a dinner napkin, or a tea towel to place around your teapot to keep it warm


Let’s take off the hat tea cozy and pour the tea

Always fill your cup 3/4 full  
Add sugar or honey first, taste
then try a little milk if you like
You might like to add lemon wedges for your guest
 Never add lemon and milk in your tea for the milk will curdle
I do not take lemon in any of my tea
I do not care for milk in my Spearmint Tea
Just sugar for me please

Another View facing the stair case in my kitchen
My little jelly cupboard is on the left

If your Looking for Your Pot of Gold, could it be this Golden Corn?
I think Miss Goose loves her Pot Of Gold!
Oh, she is Open to Share her Pot of Gold!


Now for my Show and Tell, or should I say: 
This is what I am sharing today at my Leprechaun Lane Afternoon Tea.
As I had you thinking why is there a Pot of Pumpkins on the table.
For this Pot of Gold, or rather Orange, lol
The Irish would carve jack-o-lanterns out of turnips,
When they came here to America long ago, they found pumpkins! 
Yes, they loved them so much they used the pumpkin to carve the jack-o-lanterns,
To ward off any evil spirits
I think this is a Pot of Gold!

Thanking You For Joining Me For Tea Down Leprechaun Lane
At My 2nd Tea Time Tuesday!


In My Weekly Featured Website
 Miss Magpie asked me to tell you, 
she’d love for you to come by and see her lovely Tea Setting,
 but know she is on a little blogging break.
You do not want to miss seeing Mrs. Magpie’s Saint Patrick’s Setting!

Happy Saint Patrick Day! 
I had such a lovely time!
Lady Katherine!



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Today I am also linking to the following websites:
 Click on the pictures to see:
 Many lovely Treasures, Table Settings, Recipes, and Food
http://southernhospitalityblog.com
http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com

http://cuisinekathleen.blogspot.com
Saint Patrick Day Party
at Cuisine Kathleen Tuesday
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com

53 thoughts on “TEA TIME TUESDAY – Saint Patrick’s Day Tea

  1. Happy Tea time to you girl…its all just lovely my friend…as everything you do…How are you feeling my friend…I’m all hooked up for the tea party…Thanks for doing this my friend…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Lady Katherine, What a lovely, lovely post! Such a beautiful table and the food – oh my! So appropriate for a St. Patrick’s Day Tea. I am linking with you this week and it is a privilege to “party” with you. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
    An Irish blessing, Beth

  3. Your table is just lovely, Katherine and I am so happy to see it. You know why? When I see an elaborate and beautiful table that you set up, it tells me that you are feeling well and I like that. You have a Dirt Cheap there? LOL! We have one here too but I have only been to it once. I never went back cause it is too dirty and messy. I hope the one by you is better. Love the hutch and your dishes! I also wanted to tell you that I was happy to see you featured Sheila. I love Sheila and I love her tablescape!…Christine

  4. I am here, dear Katherine! I did my tea post yesterday, so that is where you will find the link to your sweet blog.
    I just love your Leprechaun Tea! I love the polka dots, and I know I could love a store called Dirt Cheap! I would love to go check it out!
    Such a sweet table with your green and beautiful white pieces!
    Thanks for linking up to my party, and when you have time you can come over and look at the tea I did for your blog..
    Great to include about the turnips and pumpkins! So much fun Irish lore..

  5. The addition to the pudding makes it sound yummy! And the sparkles of the crushed candy make it seem magical. Must see if it attracts any of the leprechauns that will be playing tricks on Wednesday! Thanks for sharing. ♥♪

  6. Hi, Sweet lady..your table is so very pretty. I love every single thing about it…just beautiful.
    I will be joining you for the next tea party….already have it all ready!! 🙂
    I am so so thankful and glad to know that you are feeling better.
    Love, bj

  7. Tuesdays are so much fun with the tea events you and others host. Thanks for your lovely settings…they are inspiring!

  8. Look at all of your wonderfulness you’ve shared. Your table is so pretty and your dishes and the food. Can I come over? 🙂
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  9. I do wish you lived next door! I love green, so I really liked this place setting. The goodies looked yummy too. Just a little bit of Irish cream? 😉

  10. Wow! What a fantastic spread! A beautiful table for sure. I love the green and white poke a dots the best I think! 🙂

    ~Liz

  11. I forgot to add after I saw Christine’s comment. I have not been in a Dirt Cheap store for years,for as Christine said…. But a small town has one and my daughter always go there. I bought dishes from Hobby Lobby for my Granddaughter’s Birthday Tea Party, will show it next week. She told me about the dishes at Dirt Cheap. It was the best one I have been in. I bought 3 boxes of dishes! Now I will have pink polka dots for my other Granddaughter’s Tea Party!
    So far I seen so many lovely things, on the blogs I have visited!

  12. the table setting is perfect for St. Pattys day.. those polka dot dishes are adorable.
    I need a list of parties cause I never know about them till its too dang late…

  13. I don’t know which I love more: the table setting or the food! Everything looks wonderful. I’d never heard of Dirt Cheap. Sure wish we had one around here.

    I’m so glad you’re doing Teatime Tuesday. I’m getting ready to go on a trip, but I’ll participate when I get back home.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  14. Katherine-I didn’t know you were hosting a tea party! You have too many wonderful things to comment on! That hutch always takes my breath away (and of course, the dishes in it!). I love the name “Hannah”. Your dessert all look yummy! I’ll be back to join the party soon! Happy ST. Patrick’s Day!

  15. It has been a while since I have been to visit!

    Such a lovely and delicious spread 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, and Happy St Patrick’s Day from N Ireland.

  16. Now if this isn’t the cutest thing I have ever seen. I love the polka dot dishes. All of your accessories are just the cutest. What a lovely and fun table and tea. You are so creative. I just love it all. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  17. What a grand tea table you have set in honor of the great saint! LOVE the leprechaun lane sign, hahaha! So fresh and spirited — I would love to sit down at this table for tea, cookies, FIG JAM (yum!) and lots of good talk.
    Happy St Pat’s to you, my dear Lady Katherine!
    Cass

  18. Hello sweet lady…

    My friend, I didn’t realize that you were also doing a Tuesday Tea party…I should have joined in but it’s a bit late now! I will try next week! It’s so sweet of you to host this fabulous tea party…thank you! I do enjoy a lovely tea!!!

    I just adore your St. Patrick’s Day tea table…it’s beautiful and it’s so fun and festive! I love, love, LOVE your green and white polka dotted dishes…they are sooo pretty…and so perfect for St. Pat’s Day! Your place settings are gorgeous, my friend! I would have never known the dinner plate was plastic if you hadn’t said anything! Hehe! Ohhh…and I love your tea set…I just adore white teapots! Mmm…and spearmint tea sounds divine! I think it’s a great alternative to irish tea! I have to tell you that your Leprechaun’s Lane sign is just adorable…what a great addition to your pretty table…also love your beautiful yellow flowers! Ohhh…those polka dotted dishes are just too cute!

    Well, dear lady…thank you so very much for the lovely tea and all those goodies! This was such a treat!!!

    I hope that you’re having a fabulous day…
    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  19. Love your table and your polka dot dishes. The gold pudding is something I will try.
    So many neat ideas.
    Thank You,
    Betsy

  20. This whole scene is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I ♥ the polka dot dishes & that hat as a tea cozy is a real hoot! All of your accessories are just the best…especially like the shape of your teapot. What a lovely and fun table…very creative!

    Happy St. Pat’s Day!
    Rett

  21. Your table is as cute as can be. And I would love to try some of your dishes. The fig preserves sounds interesting, as does the pudding. It all looks good. I love your tea set and the 3 tier dessert try is gorgeous. I have the taste for sweets now!!

    You did a marvelous job combining all of these events. I hope you are feeling well!

    xoxo
    Jane

  22. Oh my word how beautiful your tea table is. I will definitely steal your idea for the center-piece tier with the bowls and plates. How amazing.

  23. Using signs on the table? A delight!!
    Your table is so cheery and welcoming 🙂 no doubt any leprechaun worth his weight in gold would be happy to visit you there!

    So many thank yous for the kind wedding wishes!!
    (i did cry, but happily) LOL

  24. I enjoyed having tea with you! I hope to join as much as I can. Love the mugs with feet! They make me smile.
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
    Thanks!
    Sherry

  25. Hi Katherine, I am going to be out of town next week but I did a post for Tea Tuesday. My post will publish on 3/22 at 6:30 PM. If you can, can you please link me to your meme? Thanks…Christine

  26. Hi. .I used to blog as “Lori’s Story” but stopped because I got tired of writing about myself. But I have a new blog now (about my dachshund, of all things. . lol). I just became a follower of you under “The Doxie Diaries”. I love the changes you’ve made to your blog. I hope you are doing well. You are such a sweet person.

    Lori Stewart

  27. I’m so glad you linked to FF today – I adore your home! I have always wished to live in a place like that!

    Your table and foods are beautiful, too!

  28. Kathrine, this is soooo pretty! I love those polka dot servers, and how smart of you to stack them between plates to make a server. I reallllllly want a bite of that pudding. I bet it was delicious. Since I’m not a big hot tea drinker, I was glad to learn some things about tea. laurie

  29. Hello Katherine,

    You really went all out! I like the clover “vine” around the plates and I don’t mind having some green cupcakes too! And the green hat as a teapot cozy is just clever 🙂

    Mizpah,
    Li

  30. Back again… Just letting you know that I’ve moved my blog, Blahwg! There is a link to the new location on the old page. Might as well UN-follow the old one… I won’t be posting there anymore.

  31. Just to let you know I am linking up with your tea tomorrow. I have my post up already and will check back this evening to see if Mr. Linky is here.
    hugs, bj

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