Welcome To The 56th 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 

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

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

Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch

Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum

Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie

The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday

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I will be giving away the Muse, lovely book of poetry, Anthesis
This month
Tea and poetry are lovely together, whether a cup of tea alone, or having friends for tea.   
I am recovering from surgery, still not feeling well. My doctor took some tests yesterday, to see why I not feeling well. I hope soon I will be on the mend,
 and am looking forward to visiting you all. 
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  1. Begorrah, you clever Colleen!

    That is just the most elegantly beautiful St. Patrick’s tea I’ve ever seen.

    And certainly the CLEVEREST tea cozy EVER.


  2. Oh, I love this Lady Katherine. So fun and cute! Spearmint tea is perfect for St. Paddy’s Day. I love all of your pretty green dishes and the treats look delicious!!

    Thank you for the information on the pumpkins! You had me guessing for awhile.

    I hope you feel well soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. Hi, Katherine,
    I sure enjoyed your post, and your food looks so delicious. Especially those cupcakes. You had a great idea for the centerpiece. Very clever.

  4. What a fun St. Patrick’s Day table you have set for us today! I love those polka dot dishes! They are just so cute. Thank you for sharing treats and tea. I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and a great week!

  5. What a fabulous tablescape…loved the hat tea cozy and how fun to find out where the items came from! I am sorry you are still not feeling well.. I will add you to my prayer list.

  6. Dearest Lady Katherine,

    I do hope and pray that each passing day and week finds you more and more recovered!

    What a delightful St. Paddy’s day tea!.., Such fun and pretty tablescaping detail and yummy food!

    Thanks so much for sharing these delight with us, and for hosting!

    ..,(If you at all able, you are most welcome to pop by for a wee visit)!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  7. Hi Lady Katherine,

    Your tale setting is so cheerful and inviting for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Your treats look so yummy, especially the butterscotch pudding!

    I hope that you are doing well.

    Best and God bless,

  8. This tea setting is so beautiful! Green and a bit of yellow is such a lovely combination. And all the treats look so delicious!
    Thank you for hosting this link party. Today, I’m joining you too 🙂

  9. What a beautiful tablescape! i love your green and white dots bowls, love the leprechaun lane sign too! super cuteee…everything is so lovely! wishing you a Happy St.Patrick’s Day! thanks for hosting and sharing! x

  10. Your table-setting is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s day. The hat as a tea cozy is brilliant, and I did not know that about pumpkins.

    Your hutch with the blue china caught my eye, love it. Also, the polka dotted pieces made me smile. Thank-you for hosting this tea time Lady Katherine.

  11. wow, I just stumbled upon your blog and I think I am going to love it. I have a T42 tuesday on my blog where I show some of my teapot collection each week. Thanks for sharing your wonderful st pat’s tea.

  12. Such a sweet tea. Those polka dot dessert dishes are just darling. But what I’m really drawn to is that background of your cupboard which looks like it is overflowing with blue and white china! Oh, please do a post on that. It looks simply stunning.

    – The Tablescaper

    PS How are you feeling?

  13. Lady Katherine, Your beautiful table settings and lovely food…and party thinks are just fabulous! Thanks again for hosting this lovely tea party. :o)

    And thanks so much for linking up to my Tuesday Tea last week. Hope you enjoy this week’s. :o) I shared some handmade pottery I purchased recently. I know..unusual cups for tea..but I love them!

    Donna @ Comin’ Home

  14. What an adorable, well thought out table Katherine!!! How CUTE!!!
    You pulled out all the stops on this one….I can see it took you a lot of thought and TIME!!!
    Hope your St. Patty’s Day is lovely….I’m green with envy!!
    Blessings, Doni

  15. What a charming tea party Katherine! I love all of your greens and all of your St. Paddy decor, and I love the polka dots. I am so glad you’ll be linking this delightful tea to Favorite Things. Hope you are feeling well. laurie

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