Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Shamrock Afternoon Tea Luncheon

Here is a pretty tablescape all set up
 for a lovely
afternoon shamrock tea party.

I really do have a lot of shamrock china -
 have been collecting it for years.

The above pic was from my last year's shamrock tea. 
I love those shamrock sugar cubes and just HAD to share again
because they're all gone now. They're a deeper green than it
shows in the pic - it's pretty washed out. Sorry.

A colorful shamrock runner and scatters
 of green shamrocks complete this table top
in a festive and fun way.

A green Shamrock Beanie made it front and center
as a whimsical centerpiece.

He's sitting on a small shamrock teapot.

These cute shamrock cordial glasses
 are perfect to fill with green pistachio mousse
 with shaved dark chocolate on top!

How perfect to eat the mousse with a little china shamrock spoon.

The hand painted china shamrock ornament
 is the favor my guests get to take home.

Today the sugar bowl is just simply holding shamrock scatters.

All the green on my table doesn't match exactly -
 some is lighter, some is a more yellowy green,
 some is darker........
much like Eire itself -
 the land of ten thousand shades of green!

This Lefton bell matches the teapot in the background.

How nice it would be to just ring the bell for more tea, 
as if I were a Crawley.  Heh heh.

These sweet linen napkins have a clover pattern on th em
but unfortunately my photog skills didn't work and one
cannot see the pattern. Oops.

Lemon cream cake with buttercream frosting
 reminds me of the gold found in a pot of gold
 at the end of a leprechaun's rainbow

As always, thank you for your visit!




  1. You have got the prettiest shamrock pieces, Michele! I love them all and they make for such a pretty tablescape!

  2. What a delightful tea table all set with shamrock china! You really do have some lovely pieces and it would be lovely to sit and have tea with you. You know, folks often refer to our Island as being like Ireland. In fact we have a gospel singer who comes from Belfast every year to give a concert here because he feels it is so much like his home land. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your week. Happy St. Patrick's Day, my friend!


  3. I love your shamrock dishes! They are so delicate yet whimsical. Very pretty table

  4. I had no idea they made shamrock chine-very pretty. Very festive for St. Patrick's Day.


  5. Oh I so enjoyed this Shamrock tea. Everything came together beautifully. It won't be long before you're back to hosting teas for your RL friends as well.

  6. Ring the bell Michele and see what happens! You've definitely got the Irish in you with so many shamrock tea things. I'd like to sip tea with you and browse your little Irish Blessings book.

  7. that whole post is so beautiful, love the shamrock china, and glass, runner all of it. Going back to look at it again. I have a pile of cousins in Ireland and been there twice and have no Irish green china, going to have to go back to Ireland and fix that. God bless...

  8. I just love your shamrock china collection. So pretty! I couldn't possibly tell you my favorite...Thanks for linking your lovely Irish tea to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  9. O.k.....totally wonderful Michelle! I love your tea cups and china! What a beautiful table you have set! You are all set for the 15th! Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

  10. These dishes are so outstanding. I have never seen any of them before - a darling post and thank you so much for linking to Friends Sharing Tea!

  11. Your china is so pretty! The simple combination of green and white is so refreshing.
    The cake looks delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Beautiful post Michele, gorgeous pottery, loven all the green and how cool is that bear, thanks for sharing, this wonderful table, cake looks yummy... Have a great week...

  13. Love your Shamrock tea. Wish I could have enjoyed it with you...even last year. You are truly a lady of my heart. So beautiful!! N.

  14. Oh heavens I am so envious of your beautiful shamrock china and all your gorgeous goodies. I'm not Irish but I sure love the shamrock china and all you have. You show it beautifully also.
    What is Irish Blessings about?
    Have you ever read any of Maeve Binchy's books. I love her books. She features mostly Dublin but goes into other parts of Ireland also.
    Happy Days, so enjoy your wonderful blog.

  15. This is an elegant St. Patrick's day table-setting. I especially love the teapot.

    What a good idea to have a give-away gift at your tea, the kind of gift people want to take home. You have given me some ideas, I just hope I can be as creative.

  16. Michelle, what a wonderful collection of Shamrock china. It is gorgeous. Beautiful St. Patrick's Day celebration!

  17. Dear Michele,
    I am soaking in all of your wonderful shamrock china and Irish spirit in. I love them all. they make me smile. I too, would love to visit you this time of year!!!
    Enjoy the wearin' of the green, Ruthie

  18. Michele, what a beautiful tea you've set for your guests. You do have a lot of shamrock pieces and I love seeing them. I have that beanie bear, too! Ireland is the the only European country that my hubby and I have visited and oh what a patchwork of greens it was! Happy St. Paddy's Day! xo

  19. Michele, I love your shamrock tea settings, that cake looks so good.

  20. The cake looks so yummy and the tea looks great love the dishes and the Beanie.


  21. So cute with all the green and white. Your dishes are so feminine and pretty. Come link up to centerpiece Wed on my blog The Style Sisters http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/03/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_12.html

  22. Dear Michele,
    Your shamrock afternoon tea luncheon looks beautiful! I love all your shamrock china. Your lemon cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Love all of your wonderful shamrock dishes and your tea look amazing. Wish I could join you. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  24. This is beautiful china, Michele. I'm going to a St. Patrick's Day party on Sunday but it won't be as beautiful as your setting.

  25. Hello Michele,
    Love your dishware! I don't have any Irish-themed china, but now I am thinking that next time I see it, I just may have to pick up some pieces. Beautiful. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  26. So many cute details here. Your shamrock china is charming. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

  27. All of your shamrock pieces are just beautiful-enjoy:@)

  28. Great collection of shamrock dishes! And I love the centerpiece!

  29. Beautiful! I've got to put out ours!

  30. Your collection of shamrock china is amazing. It's so pretty. Happy St.Patrick's Day!

  31. Your shamrock set is beautiful!

  32. What lucky guests to be able to take home that charming ornament! We have beanies for many holidays, but I'm not sure there is a leprechaun version living here. I'll have to check! Your shamrock china is very pretty! Enjoy St. Patrick's day. Linda

  33. Thanks for linking your lovely luncheon to the Blog Crawl. It is a perfect addition, you can't have too many shamrocks!

  34. Simply magnificent! Oh, how I'd love to be a guest at such a beautifully decorated teatime!


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