Monday, March 11, 2013

St.Patrick's Day Tea Table

 The tea table is set for St.Patrucks' Day with my collection of
Royal Tara Teacup Trios.
I'm also using the matching teapot, creamer (milk jug),
open sugar and matching cake plate.
 
Y'all know I got hooked on collecting English Teacup Trios
during travels in England. 
I don't often find a matching cake plate, but when I do,
I've been known to snatch them. 
Shall I serve sandwiches or sweets on the serving plate,
 or use it under my teapot as in the top photo?
I've been known to use them both ways.


 
 
I couldn't resist re-posting the bottom photo.
 
This is my
"Cup of Christmas Tea" table,from a fun raiser tea a few years ago.
The square green base plates were Aunt Ida's.  She told me about
a trip she and her son took with her husband to Chicago in the 1940's.
She purchased these plates in Chicago and brought them back home
to Kentucky in a box on her lap. 
I enjoy setting a pretty table with loving thoughts of Aunt Ida.
 
 
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19 comments:

Beth said...

Your table looks pretty, Linda. Your china is elegant. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Blessings, Beth

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful setting Linda. I love the Royal Tara pattern. How special to have the family history with the green plates, and they are so decorative! A real family treasure!
Ruth

Beth said...

What a beautiful table you set. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for visiting my Tea Cup Tuesday page too.

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful St. Patrick's Day table, Linda!

Terri said...

Hello Linda,
Beautiful St. Patrick's Day tea! I love your Royal Tara setting here, it looks amazing! I am sure you will have a great time at your lovely table.
Hugs,
Terri

s. franks said...

Linda, I love your St. Patrick Day table. It is beautiful.

Sandy

Angela McRae said...

Prettiest St. Patrick's Day table EVER! Leave it to you to find trios in this pattern!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
Your St. Patrick's Day table is just lovely! I love the sweet shamrock pattern. Would love to sit and have tea with you. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Linda, your table looks so fresh and spring-happy. My daughter, nicknamed Clover, is in love with St Patrick's day and is reading over my shoulder to see all the pretty clover patterns this week. You're is the prettiest one we've seen so far.

Sylvia said...

Pretty table settings for St.Patrick's Day, Linda!

Bernideen said...

What an beautiful table you have set and I always love hearing about your Aunt Ida!

Rosemary said...

Such a festive table for St Patty's Day! Love it!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I just adore your pretty shamrock china!

Your table is really lovely.

Lavender Cottage said...

Oh come now Linda, it's a cake plate - load it with sweets for us. :-) The Royal Tara is a pretty pattern and your Aunt Ida's square green plates would be nice for a St. Patrick's Day table as well.
Judith

Betty Stapleton said...

What beautiful china pieces, was in Ireland in October and have all these Irish relatives and no Irish china, just my Irish trivet, or my mothers. Beautiful post...

KathyB. said...

The china is so pretty. Although green is not a color I have much of, I am finding I am drawn to the shamrock china. ( and I'm not even Irish!)The green plates from your Aunt Ida beautifully enhances the table-setting.

KathyB. said...

The china is so pretty. Although green is not a color I have much of, I am finding I am drawn to the shamrock china. ( and I'm not even Irish!)The green plates from your Aunt Ida beautifully enhances the table-setting.

Joy said...

Gorgeous! And your Aunt Ida's green plates set off the china perfectly.

Marilyn said...

I love the square green plates from your Aunt Ida. What a special treasure.

 

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