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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Tea for St Patrick’s Day

Today, March 16th, Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen is hosting the 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Blog Roll Party. Visit her for more participants.

Following is a link to another St Patrick’s Day blog carnival, this one in Northern Ireland. It is hosted by Janmary at Welcome to My World Janmary.

In honor of Saint Patrick, I invite you to a luncheon and tea. This setting started with vintage luncheon plates, cups and saucer in Hocking forest green “Charm”.


Since these are a simple square design, I decided to use other simple designs in my tablesetting. My Silver Sunday post showed the simple silverplate pieces I’ve chosen.

Green goblets by Libbey are accompanied by clear Vendange goblets. The linens are white Battenberg lace placemats and green and white napkins in a fern print.


The mixed silverplate flatware came from my mother and from thrift shops at 10 cents each.

The three-tier silverplate server was a gift from my Mother many years ago. Each level has a paper lace doily.

On the top tier is a small angel figurine with shamrock trimmed robe

A pastry server is near simple egg-shaped salt and pepper shakers

Clear candlesticks with simple form were a consignment shop find. The green tapers are from Walmart.
On either side the clear tulip votive candleholders are just two of about a dozen that I have—all from thrift shops at 25 cents, 50 cents or a dollar each. They’ve been placed in”Charm” berry bowls, they hold green votives from Family Dollar. A Paul Revere bowl holds a Battenberg lace roll napkin for scones.

A Paul Revere water pitcher rests in a luncheon plate near dessert bowls on a silverplate trivet.


A two-part server and a compote of a silver bowl on a candlestick are additional serving pieces.Here is a clean-lined silverplate tea set on a silverplate tray, along with a green bud vase. (Sorry that my photos are so poor!)Scattered around the table are paper cutouts of shamrock bunches.

Here I have tried to assemble a monochromatic table setting that is full of green color to evoke the Irish. I hope you enjoyed this design.







Wishing you all a happy St. Patrick’s Day




I am also linking to:

Table Top Tuesday hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life .

Tea Cup Tuesday, co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.
Teatime Tuesday, hosted by Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.
Tea Time Tuesday, hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage

Tea Party Tuesday, is hosted by Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses.

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Linda at Coastal Charm


Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

42 comments:

Debbie said...

Very sweet post, I love your silver tea set!

Beth said...

Love your green dishes!!! Wow, are they ever special! You set a very pretty table. I'd be honored to take tea with you!
Beth

Mimi said...

Love your Irish inspired table...love, love, love all the green!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

This is lovely. I really like all your greens..perfect for St. Paddy's Day!

bj said...

I would dearly LOVE to come to your cottage for tea. Your table is beautiful...love all the pretty greens.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

beautiful Irish table..

Shelia said...

HI Carrie! Oh, everything is so pretty. Love your green green dishes! The table is just gorgeous.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lady Katherine said...

How lovely your Tea Setting is! I love, love your green Hocker dishes! Great buys on the silverware! The tier sever is just beautiful! The silver tea service is wonderful! How lovely the napkins look with the rings to match the silver service. I just love Battenberg Lace! The Goblets look so wonderful with the dishes. The salt and pepper shakers are so pretty, as all your wonderful serving pieces! Now I am in love with your pastry server! How I would love to have one! Thank You so much for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! I just loved looking at your lovely Tea Setting!

ellen b. said...

What lovely greens you have and I like how you put them all together!! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you...

Kathleen said...

That is a lovely ST. Patrick's Day table. You have such pretty things!
Thanks so much for joining the party! Happy SPD to you too!

Liz said...

What a classic Irish tea! Very pretty! Love all of your silver.

~Liz

GardenofDaisies said...

Love all the emerald green glass and the lace. Very Irish!

Kate said...

Lovely green glass! Looks as though you are ready for the day!

Foley said...

Love your vintage green dishes. You have some great pieces...

Miss Janice said...

Love your St. Patrick's Day table. Love the china, crystal, and silver! Your battenburg linens are lovely and look great with the green:)

Maggie B said...

Beautiful table full of beautiful things.
Happy St.Patrick's Day.
~Maggie~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful tablescape!! Those green dishes look wonderful on the white placemats! Such a pretty shade of green!!
Debbie

Rhondi said...

Hi Carrie
The blue glass dishes are beautiful and the table is so elegant. It would be such a treat to sit at a lovely setting like hat and have tea and scones with you. Thanks for inviting me and thanks for joining the tea party today.
Hugs, Rhondi

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! It certainly looks like St. Patty's day has arrived at your home. Such lovely greens. A beautiful table setting. Wishing you rainbows and sunshine. :) Tammy

Willow said...

Your table looks so lovely and I just love that battenburg lace you have.

Willow

Msartist said...

My Irish Eyes are smiling:) What a lovely set up or a wonderful celebration! Your green glass ware is just amazing~
Theresa MsartistSewCrafty

Terri said...

Now that is a proper St. Patric's Day Tea party!
What fun!

Denise Marie said...

very sweet and fun table. Is it not fun to get out our stuff and use it for festive fellowships? I love your vintage postcard. I found some too.

Lavender Cottage said...

You set an elegant table and the green dishes are fantastic for celebrating St. Paddy's Day.

JanMary said...

Lovely collection of irish-ness!

Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a beautiful table setting. I LOVE your green dishes. They are so pretty and all of your accessory pieces are wonderful. Using silver with this table is perfect and your linens are gorgeous. I love all of it. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Carrie! I love your festive tea tablescape! So pretty! Happy St Paddy's Day...Debbie

Charli and me said...

Everything is so pretty. I also love all of your green glass. It's something I am going to be looking for next year. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty table, Carrie! I love all the green, and the Battenburg lace touches! The silver is lovely too. I will add your link to my Tea Time post. Thank you for joining me and have a wonderful evening and Happy St. Patricks Day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love green depresstion glass is it so pretty. You have a wonderful set. Thanks for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday, I would not have been the same if you were at a part of the party. Blessings, Martha

Rettabug said...

I don't know which I love more...your beautiful green depression glass or those GORGEOUS Battenburg lace placemats! Outstanding!

Erin Go Braugh!
Rett

Jane said...

The green dishes are very pretty. Thank you for taking the time to share.

bj said...

Your St. Patrick's Day table is just stunning. I love the green dishes and the lace is so pretty.

Sherrie said...

I just love the dark green glass dishes. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sending me the little reminder about your tea party.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Carrie, that green Hocking ware is perfect for this St. Patrick's table. Your table looks so pretty. Your compote creation is great! That angel is so pretty. laurie

Kammy said...

Very nice table and I love the dollar store too ! Those clear glass green tableware pieces are grand !
Happy St Patty's Day - are you wearing green??
*Pinch*
Kammy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely St Patty's Day tea. Everything looks so pretty.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is lovely. The cutwork place mats are just gorgeous and I love your tea set. Beautiful!

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

xoxo
Jane

Julie said...

Love your green Table...So Pretty
HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY
xoxo
Julie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty Irish setting you've created! Love the dishes and I swoon over battenburg lace!

Sherry said...

I have those green glass plates and bowls. Lovely how you used them. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Sherry

Merrie said...

I love your green dishes! We have some stemware that would go great with them.