Sunday, March 11, 2012

Shamrock Tea Luncheon

Almost every year I host a Shamrock Tea Luncheon using my green and shamrock china. This week I am sharing o'the green all week long in celebration of St. Patrick's Day!

Here I have set out places for six. Each place setting is paired with a dark green charger, an extra large paper doilie to break up the green and bring some softness to the setting, a dark green pottery plate, a plain daily use white Pottery Barn medium sized plate, and a green floral Gracie salad plate.

Off to the side are old green Depression sorbet dessert glasses for the grand finale desssert. The gold eating utensils are by Dalia of Spain.

Simple Battenburg linen napkins will be used - shown wrapped in a cut glass water goblet.

This year I plan on using my friend Nann's recipe for potato soup in these sweet green cut glass teacups with a homemade shamrock cracker on the side on the saucer. For my tutorial on how to make those crackers see this old post.

I will use a dark green with ivy 3 tier server and a shamrock teapot and shamrock china sugar and creamers on both ends of the table for easier service to my guests.

I have lots of shamrock china. I have been collecting it for a very long time. Shamrocks were a big thing in my family. My father's business even used a shamrock for its logo. I was pretty much reared with a strong affection for Anything Shamrock.

Sometimes when there's a smaller group I just bring the dessert finale out on a shamrock tray.  My dessert finale this year will be mint chocolate chip ice cream with a mint Girl Scout cookie stuck in the ice cream with melted dark chocolate drizzle for pazazz. <wow that's a lot of Zs!

The favors are a few Irish Breakfast Tea packets in a cute green shamrock box for my guests. I am not much of a fan for bagged tea, but these were just too cute not to use.

I will contine sharing more shamrock tea items later in the week for all the tea party linky parties. Please come back and join me for all the tealightful fun!

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Starting on the 13th be sure to head over to Cuisine Kathleen's 4th annual Green St. Pat's linky week-long party!

Heading over now to share for Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper!

Headong over now to share for Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage!

Heading over now to share for Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes!

Sharing with BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday!


  1. Michele, I wish that I could be a guest at your luncheopn/tea!! It all looks so lovely. You have so many beautiful shamrock dishes...swoon!!! I'll see you at Kathleen's party!!

  2. Hi Michele! Hope you are feeling better. Love the pattern on these dishes! Love the gold flatware touch; makes me think of the pot o'gold. : )

  3. Wow! Michele, this is so pretty! I think my Mom used to have some of those green Depression glass sorbet dishes. I'm really impressed with your tablescapes - just lovely! Thanks for your comment on my interview with Cindy Adkins!
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. Great table. What pretty shamrock dishes and gold silverware! I have the same sherbet glasses.

  5. Wow, I love your St. Patrick's table settings, very beautiful.

  6. Your luncheon tablescape is just gorgeous!! Love those little shamrock pretty :o)
    Have a great week!

  7. this is such a gorgeous gorgeous table-scape. you're so talented

  8. What pretty shamrock pieces you have! And those cups are beautiful! Are your dessert cups Heisey by any chance? I have to (see my post on my St. Pat's china cabinet) but I only have two that I found at GW. I will surely keep looking for at least 4 more. I'm your newest follower; I hope you'll visit back and perhaps follow? :) Seems we have common interests with finches and chickadees. :)

    1. Zuni, I have no idea - there are no markings. I went to your blog, though, to see your awesome "green" china cabinet (well done, by the way) and yours sure do look like mine........not sure ???

  9. Very lovely table. The party sounds like fun. Enjoy.

  10. Everything is absolutely GORGEOUS! Your table is beautiful. And your glasses and dishes are all so lovely. I love it all. And to have my soup served in those darling cups....I am so honored and flattered. Thankyou for using my recipe and giving a link back. Michele that was so very very kind of you. What lucky guests to be coming your soiree. Wish I lived closer and I'd crash the party. (smile) Have a WONDERFUL time.

    Big Big hugs,


    PS Can hardly wait to see the rest of the plans for the party.

  11. Wow, this is definitely your holiday! I love all your shamrock pieces and the green glassware. Wish I were a guest at your party. - sounds delicious!!

  12. What a lovely table and lucky luncheon ladies! :) I love all of your shamrock dishes. The whole thing is just perfect!!

  13. I love your post! Love the dishes! Thanks for sharing Joann Come and follow me back!

  14. Your table looks great. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

  15. This completely took my breath away! I am in love. Can I come over for tea?!?!? HA!

  16. A wonderful Irish table! Loved it! It's great you have so much shamrock china. Perfect! As to the luggage problem at Grafton street in Dublin...we sailed home and had first class flights across the US on points with two bags free. Did that 3 years in a row! WooHoo for points!

  17. I am GREEN with envy over your beautiful shamrock china!! I want some & have been looking for a long time. Please share some of your sources?

    Our tables are so similar...I have lots of green depression glass, although the ones I used in today's tablescape are reproduction. The real ones come out on March 17th. LOL

    Do be careful putting hot soup into your depression glass cups. An antique dealer just told me last week about how he cracked several of his depression glass plates by serving HOT food on them. We both wanted to cry over the loss.

    I enjoyed my first visit to your blog & am off to explore a wee bit more.

    Happy St. Patty's Day, a wee bit early,

  18. I am green with envy over your Shamrock china! ;) The tablescape is beautiful. You have a very nice blog, and I am now following you! Patsy

  19. Goodness! What a charming and delightful St. Pat's Day lucnheon you have set out for us to enjoy!
    Lots of beautiful eye candy!


  20. Michele, your table looks beautiful. What a treat it would be to have lunch sitting there with all the pretty things to look at. Thank you for showing it at the party. I'm sure we all got some good ideas from your post. Also, thank you for the sweet comment concerning my Grandmother's passing. She will be missed.--------- Shannon

  21. Beautiful table...I feel like I am in green heaven! Thanks for sharing...

  22. I've been dropping by everyone's posts today to let them know about their feature, but saw you already noticed yours. You are very welcome, and I'm happy to show off beautiful posts! Thank you for dropping by and sharing with us. Have a wonderful weekend!

  23. This is just so beautiful! The color on that cup just pops off the screen. Lovely table!

  24. Hello there Michele, just dropped by (1st time visit) from 'Tea with Friends,' Angela's site in Newnan, Georgia. I love your St. Patrick's Day table setting, so pretty! Hope you're feeling better and that you were able to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - my favorite holiday too.
    Take care, Joanie


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