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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Tuesday Cuppa Tea Irish Scones For Saint Patrick's Day

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I tried to do this post several times our 42nd anniversary Mexico cruise but had so many problems working on Blogger on my iPad. I found iPad and Blogger are not BFF...I can't get to the photos I have taken to post them here...sigh...So, I am finally doing this after having unloaded the car,  fed the cat and had a short nap at home before dinner and the final episode of Downton Abbey...soo sad about that too!!! So, am reprising last year's Saint Patrick's Day tea party post, as that holiday is approaching fast, as I don't have time to do a new one the way I would like....but have added a new recipe for Adare Manor Scones from Bon Apetit, instead of the Kerrygold Butter Scone recipe I shared last year....

Hello and welcome to my St. Patrick's Day tea edition of Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

I hope that Irish Eyes are smiling for you this week! 

It's been fun putting this together...and it really started as an Irish breakfast...with a Shelley Shamrock teacup, Irish Breakfast Tea, crumpets and boiled eggs in Guinness eggcups!

I had to grab a quick window of sunlight pretty early in the morning, as rain was expected...no surprise, this is the Pacific Northwest...although it has seemed more like California this year!

Since this is Tuesday Cuppa Tea...meet my Irish teacup! A Shelley Shamrock pattern cup and saucer in the Dainty shape.  I love the little clover chintz pattern!

The pattern number is 8064 ad the color is the /57. The st was also made with various green and gold trim combinations, and the /57 means green handle and trim.  The pattern was made starting in 1908 when it was entered in the pattern books, and was made in Bute, Mocha, New York, Norman and Vincent shapes under older backstamps. Because it was a very popular patter, it ontinued to be made on the Dainty shape from 1940 to 1966 when the pottery closed. One of Shelley's more enduring patterns.

Another Irish pattern I have is this George Jones, Crescent China England demitasse in the Shannon pattern from the Edwardian era, with a wonderful art nouveau Celtic knot design....

And another Shamrock set by Aynsley, England from the 1930s...that we used for tea a few days ago...

But back to today's Irish Breakfast tea....

You may remember that we had tea at the Tea Room At Port Gamble a few weeks ago, I posted about it HERE and brought home a tin of Irish Breakfast tea for St. Patricks Day. It is a nice loose tea...described as a blend of Chinese and Indian teas with some Golden Tips. It is very nice! 

 A few weeks ago we had to visit JoAnns Fabrics for something, and I saw this lovely shamrock fabric 
with copper flecks, so I bought some and made a tablecloth for my small tea table in the sunroom...isn't that perfect?!!

And I had to have my boiled eggs in our Guinness eggcups! A few years ago we were on a drive from our week in London up to the family in the midlands and happened to see a church fete going on, with a bit of a jumble sale...and found these. I LOVE them and Guinness is/was my Honey's favorite drink....

I take my tea with Demarara sugar...an Irish product...and here, with my Apostle sugar tongs...surely it's St. Patrick!

From Tea Time Magazine...

And my crumpets!

That was breakfast...but for tea time...


  1. Hi Ruth, you have so many different shamrock teacups and other pieces, how nice! I saw a shamrock teacup on my latest antiquing trip and I don't remember what the mark was on the bottom. Maybe I'll have to go back and check. Your post cards are all nice ones too!
    Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  2. Dear Ruth:
    I am loving your post and special tea cups and the recipe! I can't wait to finally get moved and get to unpack my things as I have already missed Valentines Day. I think we just may be driving on St. Patrick's Day too. You put so much into this post and that made it delightful!

  3. My dear friend, everything is ready for the most beautiful celebration of St.Patrick at your home, what a wonderful atmosphere you gave life to !

    Have a beautiful week,
    sending hugs to you


  4. You've shared such beautiful teacups for St. Patrick's Day, Ruth! Thank you for the recipe for the scones, too, and for hosting your party.

  5. Ruth, your shamrock teacups are lovely! I do not have a one. It's difficult finding special teacups here. Especially fine china ones. Your scones and crumpets look wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.


  6. I love, love, love this post. Of course, March is "my month" and our trip to Ireland last fall was the best!

  7. Oh Ruth,
    I love that Shelley Shamrock teacup and is that the matching luncheon plate you have too? So very beautiful. Your tablecloth is sweet. Shamrocks are so dainty on china. Happy Tuesday Cuppa Tea and Thank you for hosting! Karen

  8. Everything is simply wonderful - I'm ready for a cup of tea in a green tea cup - and a treat to enjoy along with the tea. I love the shamrock teacup.

  9. Welcome back, Ruth! Your pretty shamrock teacups are getting me in the mood for St. Paddy's Day. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  10. Nice blog.. A great selection of Irish teacups, the shamrock fabric, the Guinness egg cup are so cute, the Irish breakfast tea and the crumpets look so delicious. Happy St. Pat's Day.

  11. You have so many beautiful Irish things. The teacups are darling!...Christine

  12. That was a great find of the shamrock fabric and it complements your collection of teacups.

  13. That Shannon teacup is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting!

  14. Oh, everything is just beautiful! I love all of the different shamrock teacups, especially "Shannon". Love the shamrock fabric as well.

  15. Ruth, of course they are not as pretty as your teacups, but those Guinness egg cups are adorable!

  16. Oh Ruth, I love this post, so much with your teacups.

  17. Love this post with all the pretty shamrock wares!

  18. Your Shannon teacup is just gorgeous!


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