Happy Tea Time Thursday! It's almost St. Patrick's Day and I feel like we have to sneak it in with Easter so early this year. I usually decorate my tea room to celebrate my Irish heritage, however, I just got my Easter decorations up today. Jim and I will be going to our daughter's for dinner on Sunday but I'll probably make our traditional St. Pat's meal for Jimmy as he loves corned beef and cabbage. My photos are a bit sad tonight, so I borrowed a great shot of this cup and saucer (at the top of the blog) to really show the great features of this cup and saucer.
We were at an Estate sale over the weekend and I spotted this beautiful cup and saucer on the table. It's so pretty with the green handle and trim. As you can see, it's a Royal Albert and a bargain at $5.00!
This little lad and lassie just appeared to dance their Irish jig to liven up the day. I think they are so sweet.
A couple friends appeared to join the fun. The handson man is made of wool and has quite the nice outfit. Even his red mittens are wool. Note the pixie or maybe a leprechaun hanging out in the tea cup.
He is a character and has to be watched....this will be his first St. Pat's Day at the Colantino Cottage. I hope he behaves himself.
My dear friend Ann was able to travel to Ireland last year. She bought back gifts for us lucky friends from the Belleek factory. I was gifted this darling vase with clovers and basket weave. it's just so sweet.
It was another warm day here in Oregon. I was busy decorating and cleaning inside, but I did go outside to take a few snaps of some signs of spring. My neighbor's forsythia is blooming~always one of the first bloomers.
Our grass is nice and green again and our handyman Duane actually mowed it on Monday.
When I looked out my bedroom window this morning I really was surprised to see the plum tree in bloom. Less than a week until the official first day of SPRING!