Wednesday, March 13, 2013

~ St. Patrick's Day Tea ~

Hello everyone, I didn't realize I've been away for so long. It's been one of those weeks around here, everything hit at once and had to be attended to. Do you ever have one of those weeks? I hope you're having a stellar week.  Anyhoo..

Sunday while getting things together to begin the baking for the Spring Open House, I put together a table quickly before the cookies disappeared. St. Patty's day is just around the corner, greens were pulled from here and there. 
I
thought it would be fun to put together a tea of sorts. We've had so many cloudy days in a row, a garden theme tea was the perfect choice. Pulled together quickly and effortlessly the table came together. I had to hurry to take advantage of what little sun we had to take these shots.

Thinking outside the box I'm using the cast iron urn holding the cookies as the centerpiece.
Mismatched spoons grace the garden floral napkins.

Cabbage plants flanks either side of the urn to soften the iron texture. Isn't Miss Birdie just the cutest? She's really hoping a few crumbs come her way.


Please help yourself to a cookie or two, there are plenty. I'm still busy trying to prepare the shop for the Spring Open House that begins this weekend. I'll have my camera handy to share a few of those highlights with you in the next few days.

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19 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful! I love your cast iron cake plate with such yummy cookies you baked for the Open House. Your tea pot is adorable and your green dishes are lovely. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
FABBY

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! Those cookies look yummy!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty napkins and the cookies look great:@)

Marlis said...

oh gosh those cookies look lovely on that pretty setting.. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's day and sending all the good Irish blessings your way.. xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

Isn't it a shame that we have to rush around to catch a glimpse of sunlight these days??!?!?! I did the exact same thing, and it was really irritating! I would have to wait until the sun popped from behind the clouds, and that would usually only last for about a minute. Not a lot of photos can be taken in 60 seconds...if you're an amateur like me behind the camera! YOU, however, did a wonderful job! I'm so excited for your upcoming Spring Open House!!!!!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing what new goodies you have on parade! You should have nice weather for it, I think, depending on slowly the warm front moves through. I think we're expected to get up to around 77 or so on Friday here!!! Have fun with it all, and make lots of money! :-)

kitty said...

Hi Lynne, I love the urn as your cookie stand! The topiaries add such a vibrant green to your table. I'm with Mr. Birdie, only I'd love a a whole cookie! Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Sarah said...

Darling table celebrating the green. Thanks for the cookie. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

On Crooked Creek said...

Lynne,
Love your Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape, dear friend!!!
Those green cabbage dishes are calling me...
I love the cast iron cake plate used as your centerpiece!!!
Much success with your Open House!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Fondly,
Pat

Tea in Texas said...

Garden tea party is perfect for this Spring! The pink teapot with cups and saucers is lovely! I live the cenpiece with all the greens . Hope your open house is a success! Pam

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Such a pretty tablescape, love your dishes and all of the sweet details on the table.. very pretty in shades of green!

Sandi Lee said...

Loved the way you used your urn for a cake stand and it fit in so well with the idea of a tea. What a wonderful display. Thanks so much.

Marigene said...

What a lovely table...the use of an urn as the base for a pedestal is such a great idea.

Designs By Pinky said...

Wish I could come and share a cookie and a chat with you! XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

Wish I could come and share a cookie and a chat with you! XO, Pinky

Diane said...

Such a sweet offering for tea and cookies! You did a beautiful job of staging this photo shoot. Love the cabbages and I am always drawn to birds - yours is darling!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Yes, Miss Birdie is very sweet, so plump and cheery, but I think she has her eye on that yummy cookie! I have been having light issues too for my photos, with all the gray skies and snowy days, but your pictures look great. Linda

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

What a gorgeous and yummy centerpiece I really love this!
Karen

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Kathleen said...

I love this tea, so pretty! The centerpiece is great. I was here to visit previously, but it wouldn't take my comment! SO glad it is working today!
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