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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spring Tea

Welcome, spring!
It feels wonderful to "smell" spring in the air!
No more lake effect snow advisory.
No more icy roads and hazardous road conditions.
No more removing snow from rooftops!
Yes, it's that time of the year again, when we celebrate 


The weather is finally warming up. All the snow has melted, and I can finally get to see green grass in my yard. It feels wonderful to be puttering around in my backyard.
I have spring fever!

St Patrick's Day is just around the corner.
Trees are blooming again, and  birds are singing.
Everything in nature is green and lively once again! 
That means it's time to celebrate the arrival of this new season!
Spring is in the air and I am celebrating with a cup of Irish breakfast tea.

Two of my my favorite black tea flavors:
 Earl Grey and Irish breakfast tea.

The tea box is a pretty way to store the different variety of tea bags.

I love drinking tea! 
Although, I love the aroma of good coffee, I prefer drinking tea!

Especially, in a delicate bone china tea cup

Love the scroll pattern of this Royal Chelsea bone china cup and saucer

Sugar cubes in a pretty little green bowl

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day. 
~ Author unknown

Wishing everyone a very Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

I'm so glad you stopped by to share a cup of tea with me, today!
I hope you enjoyed your time here.
Happy week to all!

A big shout out to these wonderful ladies for featuring my Styling Bookshelves and Mantel Decorating Tips at their weekly parties. Stop by and visit them for plethora of home decor ideas and tips, mouth-watering recipes, and inspiring home decor projects or simply share your own creative projects at their link parties!

 Thank you, ladies!

~ Hugs, Poppy~

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  1. I love your tea box! Your whole set looks perfectly quaint. And the shamrocks are a beautiful, fresh, festive touch. Irish breakfast tea happens to be one of my favorite morning teas as well.

    I am so excited that spring is finally here!

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

  2. How beautiful and INVITING your tea setting is! I love what you did with your shamrocks in the darling white pot and your china tea cups and saucers are absolutely lovely. I could just "spirit" your rea box away from you!

  3. Love your charming tea. Such a great setting for St. Patrick's day. The china is gorgeous!

  4. My dear {new} friend, what a charming and oh-so-beautiful post! How I love the elegant white with the lovely green - a perfect combination for a spring tea.

    It was truly a joy to see you at Roses of Inspiration - thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining the party. And thank you ever so much for your kind and thoughtful words. Your comment brought a genuine smile to my face :)

    Have a delightful week! Hugs!

  5. Love the pretty teapot and teacup! Bring on spring!

  6. I love your tea tray. It really looks like Spring!

  7. Love your little pot of shamrocks! I want to find one of those :)

  8. Everything is beautiful.

    I have a little box which from you pic, I see will be perfect to hold tea.

    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at SYC.

  9. I love your tea pot and the box that holds your tea is cute too. :)

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  10. Gorgeous tea Poppy! I too have the fever and have been spending most of my days in the garden. Spring cleaning just about complete and I've planted pots of spring color. My favorite time of the year! Wish I was there to sip tea with you in that gorgeous cup! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Hello Poppy :)

    What a beautiful way to enjoy tea. It makes me want to have some myself, so I think I will.

    Thank you for your visit and very sweet comment.


  12. What a beautifully sweet tray! That little Shamrock is such a beautiful green.

  13. We are kindred spirits. I too prefer tea and have the same exact tea caddy. Your post was truly a joy to read and I hope that you will continue adding your ray of sunshine every week on Thoughts of Home on Thursdays.

  14. What a beautiful tea setting and I love the little green clovers. I co-host a blog party on Monday's called Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up at Julie's Lifestyle. I would love to have you share this with us. Thanks.

  15. Great Tea Box. Lovely St. Patrick's Day tea-scape. Just enough green to make your beautiful china "pop"! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  16. Spring is hopefully just around the corner. I am ready! I like your tea party things!

  17. Sweet Poppy, I wanted to let you know that this beautiful and refreshing post will be featured at Roses of Inspiration tomorrow. Thank you for sharing :)

    Have a delightful and joyous week! Hugs!

  18. Spring is most definitely in the air!
    Thank you for sharing a cup of tea, what a gorgeous teacup and saucer.
    I love earl grey especially with something sweet. I've never had Irish tea, I shall have a look for it next time I go shopping.
    Have a lovely week :)

  19. Your tea box is very cute and a wonderful way to house your teas. I have that same little teapot and your teacup is lovely! The shamrock plant is really sweet and brings a nice St Patricks Day feel to your table. Thank you for sharing with us and have a wonderful day, Poppy.


  20. Lovely post! I'm visiting from Kathleen Cuisines St. Patty day crawl.

  21. Perfect Poppy! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  22. Such a lovely tea tray. Beautiful tea cups.

  23. Beautiful post. Wonderful photo's. Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.

  24. Love your yeah tray vignette! The china is beautiful! I agree it's nice to not have any lake effect snow advisories. We've melted down here and it's wonderful to see the ground again!
    Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  25. I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home Poppy!

  26. Thanks for joining and sharing this pretty teatime with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We hope to see you again.

  27. Hi Poppy, I also like the aroma of coffee, but I love drinking tea! I always have a cup at hand. We had some nice spring weather, but more snow expected this weekend in New England. On the first day of Spring!! Well I will keep warm with a nice cup of tea and I'll try to make it as pretty as yours is. Linda

  28. What a lovely tea tray. Cute little shamrock plant. Hope you don't get any more snow until next winter!
    Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen. ♣

  29. Thanks so much for joining in the Blog Crawl with your pretty tea! The shamrock really pops off the screen. Yes, more snow for the weekend, but Spring must be close!

  30. Everything looks so cute and this sounds yummy! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  31. Lovely!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  32. Lovely Poppy! I'll be right over to share a cup! ;) If only...

  33. What a delightful tea, Poppy. I love it. Happy Easter!....Christine


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy