Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Green Tea for St. Patrick's Day

Hello everyone, and Welcome!

I was inspired to go searching for green around my home today because my kids had a "pinching" fit early this morning. I had to RUN to the closet for a green apron because I had forgotten and dressed in jeans with a gray t-shirt! They were daunted a bit at my quick recovery, but happily continued pestering each other till they had it all worked out. That kept them busy while I "shopped" for things to attempt a little tablescape with. I guess I am feeling celebratory this week because of the sweet little guy who was born in Colorado on Monday(See all about Hunter one post down! He's a CUTIE!)!

I began with a linen/cotton blend napkin I found at Walmart about four years ago--laid it across a bamboo tray that usually just holds books and such in my front room. This I placed on a beautiful old bedspread from a garage sale--it's in perfect condition and I simply love the design that's quilted/woven into it--is this matelasse? I don't know for sure!

Anyway, the teacup and saucer are mismatched ironstone that I found at Goodwill and a garage sale--I think that together they look like a little lady with a flowing full skirt! The saucer is a pattern I remember from my Grandmother's house when I was a little girl--I have several pieces of it--Johnson Brothers, England.

The cup has two different scenes on the sides with a plaque in the center that says "God Bless Our Home". Sweet!

Speaking of sweet, this little dish holding the sugar cubes for our tea is just beautiful, the way it sparkles in the light.

The green basket holding a tealight is a recent gift of love from a dear friend--I don't know how old it is, but the ruffle on the edge perfectly complements the ruffly edge on the green vase my mom brought me from a flea market in Colorado a couple of years ago(Did I mention that I have a NEW NEPHEW in Colorado????).

The pillar candle sits on a sweet little Wedgwood saucer I paid approximately .10 for at a garage sale. The candle itself came from World Market. It smells so yummy! Asian Pear, I think, is the scent. Perfect to pair with our White Pear tea.

(That's a yellow wood sorrel leaf in the tea--it tastes like lemon and looks like clover.)

Of course, a peaceful tea for one needs a good book or two--children's classics, or poetry for you?

While the camera was out I went on a search for other green things around my house:

A tiny vase, made in Japan.

A pretty saucer missing its cup, also made in Japan. I adore the pink blossoms.

This lovely old scale.

I love this little flowerpot.

And last but not least, two things that belonged to my maternal grandmother. This tall green vase has been around forever. I acquired it when Mom brought me daisies last year for my birthday. We had such a fun day together--a rare but much treasured treat. The other is a brooch that I always admired in Mamaw's jewelry box--I never saw her wear it. But somehow it came to me after her passing. I don't know who knew I admired it so!

The back says Czechoslovakia. That's all I know about it!

I found a neat companion for it this week at Goodwill. Not old, but they will look great on my green polka-dot sweater together!

Hope you've enjoyed our little look at some of my favorite (green)things!
I certainly had fun!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I am participating in Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady, as well as Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch. What fun!(see the buttons in my sidebar)

There was ONE MORE sweet green thing I needed to add to this collection:
Ok, so he himself is not green, but he looks so cute in that green stripe! Did I mention I have a new nephew in Colorado? ;-) He's just a doll.


The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

You just gave me the best idea... I have this little single pink depression glass dish that I never know what to do with... it ends up being for change which is a shame. I think I will keep sugar cubes in it! I love that idea and thanks!

Happy VTT,

P. said...

What a lovely tea! That tulip-shaped flower pot is amazing. And I love the Czech pin!

Barry said...

Looks good!

Mimi said...

Very pretty linens.

CC said...

I loved your tea..and your grandmothers pin is just gorgeous. But it's the spread that won my heart..great goodness!!! it's beautiful. I love,love,love it. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

Coloradolady said...

What amazing things~all wonderful for St. Pat's Day....I love the little dish the sugar cubes are sweet, and love the green floral plate! Have a great VTT!

Charlotte said...

Lovely green items-all of them! I especially like the plate from Japan.

Debbie said...

What a fun collection of green.

Sherry said...

Cute! I love the wee little dressed green thing at the end! All your greens were pretty.
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