A St. Patrick’s Day Tea Out On the Porch

Welcome to the 134th Tablescape Thursday!

Happy Tablescape Thursday! I hope your day was fabulous and full of lots of bright, beautiful sunshine. Spring is springing up all over my yard. My daffodils are up and they are just beautiful. Since today is St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share a little teascape I created a couple of years ago with daffodils from my yard. Hope you enjoy!

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow!

I picked fresh flowers from the garden. I love their sweet fragrance!

Little bees must have been tucked down inside the daffodils…

They have settled right down on our spoons. But don’t worry, they are friendly bees. 🙂

A little sugar with your tea?

How about some cream?

A Bee’s-eye view…

If you were a bee, which flower would you choose? 🙂

So glad you could join me for tea out on the porch…

Let’s do this again real soon! 🙂

Can’t wait to see all the wonderful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday! 🙂

Resources:
Shamrock Tea Set: local antique/thrift store (no brand/hallmark on china)
Flatware: Neiman Marcus, years ago but still available on their site
Napkins and Napkin Rings: Kohls, years ago
Daffodils: from the garden

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Comments

  1. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Beautiful teascape, Susan! Happy Saint Paddy's Day!…hugs…Debbie

  2. vignette design says

    Hi Susan,
    Thanks for hosting yet another TT! I love your little tea set. Am wondering who made it? The daffodils are perfect for this time of year. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! ~Delores
    PS: I think Mr. Linky is acting up: Lots of backslashes on the titles. Oh well. Thanks for hosting!

  3. As sweet as a four leaf clover!

  4. Love your tea with Daffodils…especially your bee's eye view! Thanks for hosting~ Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  5. Styling by Coty Farquhar says

    Such a bright and happy post Susan,
    Beautiful photographs of the daffodils.
    Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you.
    xxx Coty

  6. Wow…you must have a lovely garden! Those daffodils are beautiful!

    Meredith

  7. I love that tea set! I would have scooped that up! No daffs here yet!

  8. Susan, this looks like just the spot for me. I'd love to sit on that porch swing and savor a cup of tea. Beautiful setting. I saw a tea pot, sugar, and creamer with shamrocks at a thrift today. Your post makes me wish I'd brought it home. Thought it was a bit pricy though.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

  9. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Susan, I do believe this is your prettiest post ever. I adore the jonquils/daffodils, and I love the china, too. I am having server issues, so I will do my visiting later. Just wanted to log on and check in with you. I hate the picture I ended up with. I tried to go back in and use the first one, but it wouldn't let me. Not sure what happened. Argh.

    Thanks for hosting…

    XO,

    Sheila 🙂

  10. Oh my! Your Daffodils are wonderful. I love your Napolen bee, its my fave! Love to see it on your tables!!!

  11. Oh my! Your Daffodils are wonderful. I love your Napolen bee, its my fave! Love to see it on your tables!!!

  12. Just beautiful….and the daffodils are just amazing…I only wish I could take such gorgeous pictures!

  13. Susan, beautiful as always!! Martina

  14. Abi's Blog says

    Beautiful daffodils! I always enjoy the comments that linking to your party sends me – Thanks!
    Blessings,
    Ava

  15. The flowers are beautiful and I love the china! Hot tea tastes better in a china cup!

    Lovely photos, I feel like I there.

    Mary
    From Virginia

  16. A very pretty and fresh teascape! It fits right in with my many hours of daydreaming of Spring.

  17. Janette @ The2Seasons says

    Love the Belleek. It is so delicate.

  18. Fifi Flowers says

    I recognize that table… I painted it for YOU!!!!

  19. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Such a pretty tea scape. Love that shamrock tea set. Thanks for hosting, and happy St. Patrick's Day. laurie

  20. Entertaining Women says

    I love the tea service. It reminds me a great deal of my Copeland Spode Jewel. The shamrocks against the lacy creamware is elegant. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  21. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    So beautiful! I love daffodils! I can almost smell them!

    Katherine

  22. hey Susan.. lovely. I love the bee on the silver.. I don't know which flower I would choose.. I probably (bee) on of those that hop from flower to flower. yep pretty corney.. Your porch is always so inviting. Thanks for the party..going to send you an email about the permalink.. maybe you could help me.. I really want it on my sidebar and I am having some trouble..

  23. Never mind Susan you gave some great instructions on your FAQ page.. thanks

  24. I would love to have tea with you out of that beautiful teaset. Happy St Patrick's Day.

  25. One of my most favorites of your tablescapes. Maybe it's that I'm so anxious for Spring and it is so wonderful to finally be back on your porch. My daffodils are only 2 inches out of the ground so it will be awhile here! But I will certainly enjoy yours. The tea set is gorgeous.

  26. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    oh, I LOVE those daffodils!! I can't wait until spring.

  27. Such gorgeous and sunny daffodils! And I really love that shamrock tea set; it looks so delicate and feminine, yet fun, with the sweet, wee little shamrocks!

  28. Antiques And Teacups says

    I'm not linking because I don't do tablescapes, but I LOVE all the offerings of folks who do! Love the shamrock china. So fun to have for this week. Thanks so much for "hosting & posting" (not to be confused with huffing & puffing!. 🙂
    Ruth

  29. martinealison says

    Je vous souhaite une joyeuse Sainte Patrick ma chère…
    Vous avez fait de merveilleuses photos pour illustrer cette journée particulière.
    Votre bouquet de jonquilles est magnifique.
    Dans ma région, chaque année nous fêtons la fête de la jonquille.
    Tous les prés aux alentours sont jaunes de jonquilles en cette période.
    L'ensemble de la population cueillent et décorent les portes des maisons, des voitures, des chars sont crées pour la circonstance…
    Une très belle fête annonciatrice du printemps.
    Bisous

  30. I love, love, love the daffodils. They are so bright and cheerful and make me smile! Your table is adorable.

  31. Happy St Patrick's Day Susan! Love your table! Another beauty!

  32. Susan,
    What a beautiful tea set. Very stunning. Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!
    Sherry

  33. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    How lovely it would "bee" to have a wee bit of tea.

  34. laxsupermom says

    So pretty! Love the daffodils! Some day, you need to give us a tour of where you keep all your linens and china. You must have a dream china closet situation. And if you've never shared it before, snap a pic, and join my newly minted Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely St. Patrick's tea and for hosting this party each week. All of the elegant tablescapes make me want to entertain more.

  35. and then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils… Happy St. Pats, Lori

  36. Happy St. Patrick's Day Susan! Love your daffodils and tea set together! Thanks for being such a wonderful hostess.

  37. OH MY GOOD LORD…I do believe that I have finally managed to join in the Tablescape thursday….I'm so proud of myself.
    Now all I have to do is add a link to you (which I may even have done but who knows?) and I'm all set. PHEW!!!!! JO

    Great pics by the way Susan!!!

  38. So beautiful! What time do you want me there? Happy St Patricks Day to you too!!

  39. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your tea set! It's adorable! What an awesome find! 🙂

  40. FABBY'S LIVING says

    What a gorgeous tea set and cups!!! It's so special…WOW! I'm in love with it, you sure know where to find such gorgeous stuff! Stunning!
    I hope you get a chance and come over and visit my SPD table.
    Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.
    FABBY

  41. Pour l'amour de la vie says

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful….so inviting!!!!!

  42. A Perfect Setting says

    Happy St. Patty's Day!! Susan, I love your adorable tea set, a perfect way to celebrate the day! Your photography is stunning! Thank you so much for hosting this party, I was #1 for the first time!! Yeaaa!!

  43. The daffodils are just lovely! I love that you used them for St Paddy's Day. It's honestly so fitting. Anyone would love tea out on your porch this beautiful spring day!

    Happy St. Paddy's Day!

  44. Those daffodils are just beautiful! They look perfect with that darling tea set. Thank you for hosting these linky parties.
    CAS

  45. Crafty Housewife says

    My heart just fluttered at your shamrock china, bees, and daffodils! My husband, oldest son, cousin and mother all have March birthdays and the daffodils always make me smile for my mother. She taught my son that when you see the daffodils, your birthday is right around the corner and we get to celebrate you! Thanks for sharing this!

  46. That's beautiful post!
    I loved it!

  47. Elisabeth says

    What a beautiful tea setting. I love the tea cup saucers detail. Very pretty napkin rings, too.

    Thanks for giving inspiration to me with all your tablescapes. It's a new hobby of mine. 🙂

    Elisabeth

  48. Nellie's Cozy place says

    Morning Susan,
    Loved your St. Patrick's day tea idea. Everything looks beautiful and inviting. Love all those gorgeous daffodils. Daffodils are such a fun flower to me. If I were a bee I would pick the one with the bright orange center!! lol
    Have a Happy St. patricks day hon,
    blessings, Nellie

  49. Beeutiful by Design says

    Beeutiful 🙂 I love that flatware I'll have to check out their website and save my pennies! Happy St. Patrick's Day – Jennifer

  50. Designs By Pinky says

    I was thinking your tea set was Beleek! It is just as pretty to me! What a wonderful find! I am envious that your daffodils are blooming. We will miss ours, we leave tomorrow for Fl. for the funeral. Thanks again for hosting every week. XO, Pinky

  51. I just did a search on the flatware and it is called Wallace at Neiman Marcus. They also have a set with Roosters on it. They are both beautiful!

  52. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says

    This is darling. What a great place to have tea.

  53. Susan what a great post! I was so disappointed you didn't have a name on the china, it's so sweet. Love the daffodils…beautifully arranged too!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day! Liz

  54. Am always amazed by your attention to detail – – even the stems of your daffodils. Very pretty.

  55. The bee flatware is adorable! Off to shop!! Your tablescape is beautiful.

    Ruth

  56. i suwannee says

    just gorgeous!!

  57. Love your tablescape! I especially adore the bee flatware. I just recently bought some bee salad plates, and now I need that flatware! I'll have to check it out. As always, thanks for hosting Tablescape Thursday.

  58. Susan, I adore your tea theme and love that you incorporated bees. I am now coveting your flatware. Daffodils are my favourite flowers and I have scads of them blooming. In my flickr photostream I have a couple of shots of daffodils with real bees.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/422186793/in/set-72157600001336099/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2402910456/in/set-72157600001336099/

    Thank you again for hosting Tablescape Thursday.

    Becky

  59. Such a lovely display!! The tea set is really one of the prettiest I've ever seen. I'm not Irish, but would use that set often if I were lucky enough to own it! Your daffodils are to die for.

  60. ~CC Catherine says

    I sure wish we lived closer Susan. We could do tea on the porch at least once a week! 🙂 This looks so inviting and your daffodils are G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S. Loving the tea set tablescape. I think I have a teacup & Teapot made by the same company. Mine is all ivory. It was a Mother's day gift one year from our three children. Hugs friend…

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