Welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea....another St. Patrick's Day edition! It just keeps showing up!
Aye and begarra but everyone is Irish this time of year! I have the corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots all ready to go in my new Crock-Pot Express Pot and plans for Irish soda bread or scones with my Irish breakfast tea!
It's been a great excuse for a few festive afternoon teas in the sunroom...in between storms. But...we are supposed to have our first spring weather in the 60s the first of the week...hope so!
I set out tea in the sunroom yesterday afternoon with our Irish petit fours. The china is an Aynsley Shamrocks teacup trio I have had for quite awhile that comes out this time of year.
The petit fours is an annual St. Patrick's week teatime splurge for us...
This wonderful Irish shamrocks design by Aynsley, England dates to 1939 to 1959 and is a very pale greenish white with the green clover shamrocks and gold trim. I love the swirl molded bone china design. It is even prettier than the photos.
Here are a few photos from one of our visits to Ireland...this was a couple of years ago when we took a trans Atlantic repositioning cruise on the Brilliance Of The Seas as our taxi to get to England for our annual month long buying trip for Antiques And Teacups. We took 15 days from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton and stopped at Cobh or Cove so we could visit Dublin as well. I took this from the ship in Cobh, which was home to the White Star office that was the Titanic's last stop before starting their ill fated journey.
The buses were waiting on the quay to take folks on tours. We headed into Cobh first to spend the early morning seeing the town. This is the Kennedy Park along the sea front.
Later we took a tour into Dublin via Kinsale.
We had lunch at the Bulmer pub, actually an Irish breakfast. Love the English/Irish bacon and banger sausages, but have never liked Irish blood sausage...didn't eat that...
And visited Charles Fort, the oldest surviving 17th century star fortification and one of Kinsale's historic treasures.
Ireland was indeed green and lovely, the people warm and friendly and we enjoyed our visits immensley....but I figure that's enough travelogue for one post!
So I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! Below is a list of the some of the blog parties I'll be linky to, and my Tuesday Cuppa Tea linky so you can link your tea related post to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! And I love your comments! It's so neat getting to know you all!
I am joining: