Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Teacup Thursday #1

♣"How sweetly lies old Ireland
Emerald green beyond the foam,
Awakening sweet memories,
Calling the heart back home."♣

I couldn't resist showing an Irish tea cup today as Teacup Thursday falls on St. Patrick's Day!
I have a nice collection of Irish cup and saucers so it was difficult to choose one. I have two more Teacup Thursdays to feature a couple more, so I decided to show this one today. It says Souvenir of Ireland on it and shows a lady spinning. It's stamped Royal Tara Fine Bone China Ireland on the bottom of the cup and the saucer.
I'm anxious to see what others are sharing today. Don't forget to check Miss Spenser's Special-Teas blog. Thanks for starting this Donna and Spenser. I love so forward to Teacup Thursday.

♣ ♣♣Irish Potato Candy♣♣♣

4 T butter
1 pound box of powdered sugar
2 T corn syrup
4 T milk
1 7 oz package of shredded coconut
2 T vanilla
cinnamon (can mix with cocoa)

In a medium bowl, cream butter and 3 cups of powdered sugar.
Add milk, vanilla and corn syrup and mix thoroughly.
Add remaining sugar and coconut. Seal in a container and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
Shape into 1 inch balls and form into little potato shapes.
Roll in cinnamon/cocoa mixture.
Store in a covered container in the fridge.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.


Jem said...

You Irish themed table is fantastic, Linda! The little leprechaun peeking over the teacup looks so cheeky!

Thank you for posting the recipe, must have a go when I get the chance - Happy St Patrick's Day!

Jem xXx

Susan said...

Your cup with a spinning wheel is fantastic !
I have not seen that design before !

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your tablescape! So perfect for the day. Love Belleek Shamrocks! Thanks so much! My first visit...I have follow-ed you!

Storybook Woods said...

What a sweet tea, I can just picture it!! Clarice

LaVonne said...

Thou shalt not covet.....but oh the spinning wheel tea cup! To die for! All of it is beautiful and I love the cheeky leprechaun too! ;-)

Linda J. said...

Happy St.Patrick's Day! I love your Irish grouping. The teacup is perfect to display today!

Bee happy said...

The picture looks fab, laid out really well:)
Thanks for stopping by my blog,it's great to meet new people.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

troi50 said...

Had several reminders of you out last night when the girls came over. Miniature shamrock tea set, Bailey's "shot" glasses. Also had several of Mom's pieces, forgot to bring out the beleek, but had some behind the glass door on the secretary desk. So glad you had a good time with family!