Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Yesterday I was sewing  and had a
great view of the outdoors.  
Suddenly, it began to snow so
I went upstairs to the main level
for a cup of Irish Breakfast Tea!

Doesn't hot tea taste wonderful
on a cold day?

Right here in the kitchen I
set up a little table.

I recently made a tea cozy using
some of the linen embroidered
napkins my Grandmaw made
for me almost 50 years ago.
Since there were 12 large napkins
I used the ones that had some
 stains and cut out pieces that
missed the stained parts.

This little topper was one of the
table cloths Grandmaw embroidered
and I have a larger one.

I also pulled out some fun
 Irish cookbooks to enjoy.

A local friend,  Karen,  sent
me this Shamrock cup and 
saucer recently:

I have shared several recipes over
 the years
of various Irish Scones and one
can be found here.

I hope you can join my
 tea related blog part at the
bottom here and I will also
be sharing at:


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely tea setting in front of the window with the dusting of snow on the patio! We haven't had much snow this winter but it sounds like we are in for three Nor'easters in a row the next few days.
Love your tea cozy and the shamrock teacup. How lovely you could take the napkins and make the cozy from them. The topper is pretty too. Your grandmother would be pleased, I'm sure! I think your standing bunny is adorable! Thanks for the party and enjoy your day. Blessings...Sandi

Marilyn Miller said...

I adore all the linens with the green. That shamrock teacup is wonderful too. I have Elizabeth Knight's, Celtic Tea book and must run and see what fun things I can do for the upcoming wearing of the green.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I just love those painted pressed back chairs at the small round table. It looks a perfect place to share tea.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

so pretty what you did with your grandmother's linens

Unknown said...

Love this tea -- love your linens! And now your Grandmaw's linens will live on!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'd love to join you at your pretty table, Bernideen, and admire your tea cozy and the topper. What sweet reminders of of grandmaw. I would also love looking at your Irish books. Isn't your shamrock teacup a beauty? Thank you so much for hosting and enjoy your week!

Vee said...

It snowed?! Crazy...

Oh I love what you’ve done with your grandmother’s linen. Very creative and lovely!

Sandra said...

Such a pretty, calming table set for tea. I love that you used your grandmother's embroidery - it's beautiful. The everyday artistry that folks took for granted will live on in your blog.
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

Louca por porcelana said...

What a beautiful table as ever!Love your linens and the gorgeous teacup!Thanks for hosting!Best wishes.Maristella.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

What wonderful heirloom napkins and tablecloth Bernideen. Green is my favorite color so you know I'm loving this post with all the green! Cute postcards too. How fun to use your teacup from Karen for the occasion. Your metal bunny you got in Springfield looks great on that shelf unit. Fun! Fun! xoxo

Antiques And Teacups said...

A wonderful way to use the less than perfect napkins and so have a perfect accompaniment to the treasured tablecloth. We had a dusting a couple of days ago...and to think the time change is Sunday! Amazing! A lovely place for tea! Thanks so much for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Zaa said...

What a charming St. Paddy’s Table setting... Green refreshes everything , doesn’t it !!!! What lovely linens from your grandmother... How nice that you are repurposing them... They are indeed gems to be shared for another generations... Your grannie would be proud....What a lovely shamrock teaset for St Patrick’s Day... Everything is absolutely delightful ..including the postcards and I’d love to peek inside those cookbooks ( ha ha)..Thanks for sharing ....Hugs

Margie said...

What a pretty tea cozy! I'm also admiring your lovely shamrock teacups. I'd love to add a shamrock teacup to my collection. Thank you for hosting and have a great day!

Sandi Magle said...

So pretty Bernideen, I'm gutting my craft room so no time for tea posts...but really enjoy reading them...grins,

Jean | said...

Bernideen, such beautiful photos, as always. Love how you've used your grandmother's linens. Even though tea was right there with my scrambled eggs, I neglected to take a picture of the teapot or teacup. So I hesitate to add the link to my post. But I hope everyone will come visit and get in on my Le Creuset Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Nonstick 10-Inch Fry Pan Giveaway (and, if they need to, check out how I think scrambled eggs should be made!).

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello!! I finally have a few posts that I thought would be okay to link up to your lovely party!! The first showcases some of my tea pot collection and the other 2 share my St. Pat's decor where I dded some of my Olde Curiosity Shop dishes including a tea pot and cup and saucer.Along with some Irish tea pot ornaments...... I hope these are okay!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I forgot to mention how much I love your tea cozy , your beautiful vintage post cards and the lovely tea cups..

Angela said...

I'm not a huge fan of tea. But I love old-fashioned tea cups. I just drink juice or water out of them!

Beth in NEPA said...

It has been awhile since I have done anything tea related but this seemed a good day to start back. I really enjoyed seeing all the tea things you shared today.
Beth ( )