I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Saturday, March 10, 2018

St Patrick's Day Tea Time

Hello everyone,
Spring is almost here, and my daffodils are trying to survive the warm and cold
spells we keep experiencing here in Northern California. I found
my precious vintage Aynsley Porcelain Shamrock Clover
teacup and saucer from England at my favorite antique shop last month. 

My daffodils are standing in an ironstone creamer from the same antique shop.
I could spend many hours and a ton of money in the precious place. 
My daffodils are standing in an ironstone creamer from the same antique shop.
I could spend a ton of hours and a ton of money in the precious place. 
The old tea leaves spoon has been in my family since I was a small child.
When I was young, it would be a special treat to be able 
to use the precious spoon for my
cup of tea. 
A tea bag holder, a beaded napkin ring, and gold trimmed napkin
captures St. Patrick's Day Tea Time.
A mosaic is a visual gift of my favorite teacup and saucer for 
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  1. I love the precious tea spoon and I'm happy you kept it.
    The shamrock teacup and saucer is gorgeous.
    Happy St. Pat's Day.

  2. Love your teacup and saucer! I have never seen that pattern. So perfect for St. Patty's Day.

  3. What a unique tea spoon. I'm also admiring your charming Aynsley shamrock tea set. What a lucky find!

  4. Your shamrocks tea cup is just gorgeous! I know you are happy to have it. There aren't nearly as many things to collect for St. Patrick's Day. Hugs!

  5. Betty your Aynsley shamrock teacup and saucer are perfect for the season and St Patrick's Day celebrations. Mu Nana used to have a tea spoon similar to yours as I recall and is a lovely nostalgic touch to your setting.
    So good to have your company @ MM again this week.

  6. We shared the same Aynsley teacup this week...it’s wonderful isn’t it? I love Aynsley! Our daffs are just starting to bloom, so you are way ahead of us in the garden. Such a pretty setting for St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea

  7. Such a delicate teacup and saucer ... my husband would appreciate your sensibility to fine tea brewed the proper way!

  8. That's a beautiful tea cup and perfect for St. Patrick's day. So pretty.

  9. What a sweet tea vignette, Betty! I do love your daffodils and the tea spoon is precious. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  10. Love your new teacup and the beautiful bouquet of daffodils too!
    Looking forward to my daffodils blooming but I will have to wait a
    couple of months yet.

  11. Betty, that Aynsley pattern would be beautiful throughout springtime! Daffodils are perfect for the tea table.

  12. Dear Betty:
    I am loving your springtime daffodils as we are all so ready for spring. Your cup and saucer was a great find and will be perfect for this special time of year. Thanks for sharing and linking!

  13. Love the teacup! Very festive.. Hope you had a wonderful St. Patricks day! Leticia

  14. Hello Betty~ Such a lovely place you have here and I'm happily following along with you.
    Your grandmother's tea set is gorgeous! I took some time and read some of your older posts, just lovely.

    Have a glorious day~

  15. Betty I am dancing an Irish jig over this post. Your sweet shamrock china is a delight.

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