Thursday, March 17, 2022

St. Patrick's Day Tea Time!

Hi friends!

I couldn't let this day slip by without wishing you a very


It's an important day to my family,

though this year none of us could get together.

And whew do I ever miss my father today!

Thought I'd put together a little tea-for-one

and gather some of my more favorite Irish-themed

things to make a tea vignette with my twin Adderly teacups.

I used to have a fairly large collection of shamrock

teacups, but I have since sold or gifted most of them.

I cannot even begin to tell you how many proper

 St. Patrick's Afternoon Tea Parties 

 I have had to cancel due to snow storms. 

(It's entirely too much work to do to have to then cancel.)

 So I stopped having them some years ago.

 And of course today is in the 70s. 

Not complaining, but still!

Last week we had a huge snow storm. 

Life in mid-Ohio is not boring!

I made a cinnamon coffee cake and in my excitement putting this together forgot about the cake. Oops. 

I received three wonderful cards (above) this year.

Thank you Marina, Ginny and Mary Beth.

They help things look and feel so festive. 

And I can't close without sharing a pic of my grand girl

with her smiling Irish eyes (and her two new teeth!)

I think she may have just quit Irish dancing for this pic her momma too, because her hands are still in fists.

Sure hope one day soon she may begin lessons.

God love her, she watches the videos

and tries to self teach. Precious.

A world of wishes at your command.

God and his angels close to hand.

Friends and family their love impart,

And Irish blessings in your heart!

As always, thank you for your visit!


Monday, February 14, 2022

Valentine's Tea Luncheon


Well now, it certainly has been a minute

 since I last posted - and for that I sincerely apologize.

I could give you a thousand reasons why it happened.

But I have decided to just hop on back and share

a Val Day Tea Luncheon I hosted last week.

I figured it would be a nice way to

wish you all a happy Val Day, too.

I set up a pretty table in the kitchen and invited

my two daughters and my grand daughter.

It's the first formal luncheon I have hosted

since before Covid hit the world.

So hosting this tea was good in many ways.

It brings such a smile to my face to share these happy pics!

Hasn't our grand gotten big?

She lost her first tooth just a few days prior to the tea.

And she lost her second tooth only just today!

(Perhaps it was due to eating

too many conversation hearts candies!)

This sweet girl makes every holiday better. 

Royal Albert Old English Rose china

along with pink Depression glass together

makes a perfect Valentine's table.

And I used my favorite pink linen vintage napkins.

I love love love an opportunity to use them.

I kept the plates easy to wash up-

and nothing that would devastate me should

a little 5 year old accidentally break any.

Up till now she and Mom have been nervous to use.

Some of my older readers may remember my youngest

daughter will always choose a hefty mug over a china cup.

Slowly but surely she is coming around! Ha!

About a week before this luncheon I had my girls

over for an easy casual lunch and we made valentines.

We had such a fun day!

She still had all her baby teeth then!

Hope you all had a truly wonderful 

St. Valentine's Day.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

(Thank you for not giving up on me!)