St. Patrick’s Day Tea Party

Welcome to the 29th Tablescape Thursday!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner…let’s celebrate with some tea out on the porch!


And of course, we must have green tea, since we are celebrating St. Paddy’s Day. (The green tole tray was a wedding gift 30 years ago.)


I picked fresh flowers from the garden..ย  Ahhh…their sweet, sweet fragrance is wonderful!


Little bees must have been tucked down inside the daffodils.


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


A little sugar with your tea? (Found this adorable shamrock tea set at A Classy Flea.)


How about some cream?


A bees-eye view…


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


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



Can’t wait to see all the wonderful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday! ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. Mari at Once Upon a Plate says


    I wish I could duplicate it exactly for our St. Patty’s Day feast. Truly lovely. xo~m

  2. Oh, Susan, this is exquisite! I couldn’t have dreamed up a setting like this if I tried. From the daffodils to the shamrock-sprigged china to the green napkin rings, this is a quintessentially “Susan” creation, touched with grace and an inspiration for all.

  3. prof en retraite says

    Hi Susan! Love your gorgeous tea set!! Very festive! Adn your flowers are gorgeous! Have a great weekend…hugs…Debbie

  4. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    This is beautiful, Susan!! I’d love to have tea on your porch.

  5. Entertain Exchange says

    Iโ€™m jealous of your beautiful daffodils. Mine are not even out of the ground yet. Lovely shamrock tea set. Yes, I would like to stop by!

  6. Dream Mom says

    Love the tea set. It is very feminine and pretty! LOL on the green tea-I almost used that myself this week for my St. Patrick’s Day tablescape.

    The porch sounds very inviting. Who wouldn’t love tea on that tray? Very nice and very pretty!

    Thank you for hosting this every week. It has been such a pleasure to view all of the wonderful tablescapes people have. I love seeing all of the pretty dishes and creative ways people use them. Lots of wonderful ideas as well.

  7. Perfect! I love the shamrock tea set.
    Just beautiful!
    Can’t wait for daffodills here!

  8. Hi Susan! I loved your post. I couldnt decided to run my St Pats post today or next week. Mine will post next week. I cant wait for your to see my dishes then. I LOVE yours.
    I dont know why when I linked it said Book giveaway. That is not true and I dont know how to chnage it. I am having big problems with my linky’s too. Sorry.
    Anyway, drop by if you can. I would love for you to visit.

  9. carolinajewel says

    LOVE, love, love that shamrock tea set and the golden flowers are like the end of the rainbow! Lovely! ๐Ÿ˜€ Jewel

  10. Susan,
    I remember those adorable tea cups when you posted your flea marketing trip. They are just darling! And the daffodils! Oh, my goodness! Linda

  11. Susan,
    that is just the cutest shamrock tea set and I love the bee spoons, how cute is that? Flowers already? I’m green with envy. LOL, Cindy

  12. Janie's World says

    So dainty and sweet! I love the tea set. The daffodils are the perfect spring flower! So cheery.

  13. Kristens Creations says

    Beautiful! I love all the different daffodils, they are one of my favorite flowers.

  14. Gypsy aka Tam says

    what a stunning teascape on your porch for St. Paddy’s Day!!! I love your dishes, absolutly beautiful and your photography is awesome.
    Thank you for hosting Tablescape Thursday.

  15. This is just gorgeous girl….love those beautiful daffodils! You have taken a flower that can be seen across the countryside in fancy gardens to rural ditches and gave it a place of honor fit for a Queen….love it!!!!

  16. Lovely tea for 2! If I were a bee, I will choose the white with pale yellow center. You daffodils are so pretty. My daffodils in the yard are all brown now….Christine

  17. Your St. Paddy day dishes are so sweet. I just wanted to thank you for according to Shelia “enabling” us. I needed an excuse for all the plates and serving pieces, hidden in the recesses of….everything! Now, when my hubby asks why another plate???…I can say, “It is all Susan’s fault!, Shelia said so!!”

  18. English Cottage in Georgia says

    You never fail to amaze me. The tea tray setting is so delightful. I love the yellow and St. Pat’s green clover on the cups.

  19. Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 says

    Oh Susan! It’s beautiful! Everything you do is beautiful! Oh, to be your next door neighbor and BFF so I could come over all the time and sit on your lovely porch and drink coffee, or tea, or how ’bout a margarita this summer?! I love your silverware with the little bee! God Bless! and thank you for hosting this grand event and my first entry! Lauralu ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Oh the clover leaf tea set is just stunning. This is just a perfect way to feel pampered and enjoy some wonderful quiet time and a cup of tea. It looks so inviting. Hugs, Marty

  21. So beautiful as always! Love Love Love the spoons! Deb

  22. Miss Janice says

    What a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day setting…love the shamrock china, love it! Susan, your settings are ALWAYS awesome!

  23. HI Susan! First of all I am so excited to be participating for the FIRST time! Now, I absolutely LOOOVE your shamrock dishes! The St., Paddy’s day ‘scape on the pirch is perfection….as usual!:) I have looked EVERYWHERE for some dishes with shamrocks. Soo, the search continues! You are always SUCH an inspiration to everyone! Thanks for “having me”!!! Love, Pinky

  24. Momovthree says

    Such a quaint, perfect tablescape! I love all the little details you include in your settings, like the bee silverware.

    I’m hoping to come back tomorrow and comment on some others. For some reason I’m having issues with certain comment windows. Off to see more.

  25. Karen at Nittany Inspirations says

    We are Irish, so I’m Jonesing over the shamrock china. I have submitted my first Tablescape Thursday post.

  26. Your porch always looks so inviting, and that tea set is so cute. Plus your pictures are beautiful.

  27. Susan,

    Love the shamrocks and if I was a bee I would pick the white with orange center, it looks so inviting

  28. Hi Susan….great find at the Classy Flea…very pretty set..and beautiful flowers..I had to put off my green table until next week…This week was Barbie’s 50th Birthday so I celebrated and did my table for her party….Please stop by and say Happy Birthday!!

  29. Alisa Lucas-Brown says

    I adore this little Shamrock tea set! This is one holiday that I don’t have any dishes or linens that stay with the holiday theme. I loved your post. Thanks

  30. santamaker says

    What gorgeous flowers! You got those from your garden? Wow. Cute china!

  31. Where do you live that you are getting fresh flowers from your garden? i would love to do tea. My favorite is Chai with whip cream!

  32. hi Susan,what a beautiful post!it brought a much needed smile to my face ,i love it all..thank you..silvia.

  33. Happy To Be says

    Susan this is so pretty…reminds of belleck …love the flowers wish mine would bloom…hugs and smiles Glโ™ฅria

  34. I cannot think of anywhere I would rather have tea than on your porch. Is it just me……….or are YOU the most divine hostess in the universe??? Beautiful setting for tea……..and you are so very kind. Do your neighbors just hide in the bushes until you get home and LEAP onto your porch for comfort and tea??? I would …lol!

  35. This is so pretty Susan! Love those daffodils! Oh, I’m such a silly. I signed up 2 times. Could you delete #38? I was hurrying to watch American Idol and signed up again.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. This is how the decorative beauty. I see, I have opened appetite. I want to eat. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Health is the Greatest Happiness
    The World at The Present

  37. Absolutely beautiful, Susan…I am green with shamrocks, uhhh, I mean, with envy over that precious tea set…
    Have a wonderful Thursday..
    xo bj

  38. Susan — what a great tablescape. Love the china and covet it from afar — the daffodils make it perfect!

    Sorry I can’t participate this week but we’ve not entertained! Hopefully next week!


  39. Those flowers are gorgeous! Love the napkin rings too – and the tea set, of course! :O)

  40. salmagundi says

    No mention of that wonderful green tole tray!!! Everything looks wonderful. Sally

  41. I hope you are lucky enough that all these daffodils came from your yard. They are exquisite. I love the different varieties. I need a Classy Flea in my hometown!! Thanks for posting and hosting!

  42. Absolutely charming! Every little detail is so perfect!
    (I am a first time poster to the Thursday Tablescape.)

  43. once in a blue moon... says

    prettiest tea i have ever seen. i so love all your pics, the bee silverware, oh my, i think i have to shop tonight… and the clovers, well, frankly, they make me green with envy! gorgeous, every sq inch!

  44. I loved your tea set, very fun. Your flowers from the garden are tremendous… how nice to have such a green thumb. Thanks for the tea, Maryrose

  45. Just a note…I don’t know if it’s a problem with my computer or a Blogger hiccup, but I am having trouble leaving comments on a few blogs–Debbie (Confessions of a Plate Addict) is one.

  46. Susan… This meme is my favorite of the week… I’m a sucker for pretty tablescapes. I’m looking forward to joining in again soon!

    I love your “scape” today… those shamrock dishes are just beautiful! I have some Belleek shamrock pieces that yours reminds me of… Now I have some great ideas to tablescape them with.
    have a wonderful week!
    blessings. Dixie

  47. OH how I adore those flowers! They’re simply gorgous and so perfect! Lovely St. Paddy’s day tea service, so fresh and pretty! Thanks for sharing… and thanks for hosting Tablescape Thursday! So very lovely!! Katy (Plucky)

  48. Susan, Susan Susan . . . you have the best blog on the block.
    I give up. NOT!

    This is a beautiful post. Thank you.

  49. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    This is beautiful! The flowers are so perfect, I didn’t realize at first that they were real! Love it all… โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

  50. Your table is beautiful! And tea on your porch was so wonderful!

  51. Debbie @ says

    Hi Susan. I love your dishes and those daffodils. I have one and I am thrilled! Hahaha…funny how little things can make us do the happy dance. I’ve looked at everyone’s tables so far…this has been so much fun…you are a great hostess!

  52. My Crafty Little Page says

    Thanks for a lovely tea. Being a new”bee” I’d choose that bright center daffodil! Or just rest on the pretty bee spoon next to that fabulous china! What a fun event you’ve created. xoxo Nancy

  53. jerseygirl211 says

    My Italian husbans tells me I only have St. Patty’s day to let it be known that I’m half Irish. So you would think that I’d do it up big and have a WONDERFUL dish display like yours. ๐Ÿ™ I love it. Now I have to go back and view it again.


  54. Fifi Flowers says

    Love your photos… I stole one… I hope you don’t mind… ENJOY your day!

  55. Victorian Garden Gourmet says

    Love all the fresh greens and yellows of spring time. It looks like a peaceful spot to spend the day.

  56. Bama Belle says

    Love the bee spoons. Goodness what a precious find! Thanks for hosting today!

  57. What an absolutely adorable fresh springy arrangement. Forget about the beer and let’s have tea!

  58. What an absolutely adorable fresh springy arrangement. Forget about the beer and let’s have tea!

  59. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Susan, this is absolutely adorable! Loved what you did! Those daffodils and the shamrock china together just speak spring and St. Patrick’s day. It is just precious!

    I almost didn’t participaate because I’ve got craziness ahead tomorrow, but I had told you I would so I’m here. It’s not exactly what I had planned… long story… but I hope it’s okay.

    Sending much love your way for hosting us…



  60. Another great tablescape, Susan! I love that tea set and that adorable spoon! I was looking for something similar at my local HomeGoods last week, but I guess I was a day or two too late because it seemed picked out and none of the good pieces completed a set. Oh, well…

    Great table today! My eyes are feasting as I type! Happy Thursday!

  61. Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia says

    Hi Susan,

    The colours of your daffodils are adorable. The nice thing for me with winter coming our way in Australia is that I can follow your blog and others through spring. I can’t wait, I can just imagine what you have planned for your spring tablesettings.

    Thank you again, for hosting such a wonderful event, I am really enjoying being a part or your world each week.

    Have a lovely weekend,

  62. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    As always — wish I could join you on your porch! This bee would have a tough time choosing a flower — I think I would visit them all!

  63. Southern Lady says

    Susan, Martha Stewart herself would be impressed with your tea party. It is absolute perfection … from the beautiful bouquet of daffodils from your garden, to the “bee” spoons, to the dainty little shamrock tea set.

    Thank you for hosting our “Tablescape Thursdays.” You are an inspiration to us all.



  64. As usual, classy and pretty.



  65. Lovely tea setting, Susan!
    Just to let you know, I’m playing along with Tablescaping! Thanks for hosting!

  66. Melissa Wertz says

    Thank you for hosting. Lovely tea set! I really like the tea tray as well. And everything is displayed beautifully. Thank you for tea!

  67. Susan this is perfection.I fell in love with that teaset when you found it.I couldn’t wait until St.Pattys day to see how you would used it. It is so delicate and sweet.I love—– the way you used the delicate fabric under it.Well done,as always…Ann

  68. The White Bench says

    Hi Susan!
    Thanks for hosting this! I simply adore your St.Patrick’s Day tea… and love daffodils too! I posted about them yesterday…
    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

  69. Oh how wonderful! Are the daffodils from your garden? They are beautiful! I forgot about St. Patrick’s Day coming up… I have a tea set with shamrocks, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. What a gorgeous post. Thank you so much for hosting this fun event. Last week was my first attempt to join in but I ran into several problems with my crazy computer that will not let me link back. This week I did another post same problem.
    Any way, I so enjoy visiting all of your participants and thank you again.

  71. Hi Susan, As always it is beautiful! I really enjoy these tablescapes!!!! I am gathering some things together and hopefully I will be ready to join in the fun real soon! Blessings, Nancy

  72. Please come check out my 2 new salt cellars…Ann

  73. cedwards55 says

    Susan, What a way to start my day! This is so pretty and inviting. I can’t believe you already have daffodils in bloom. I want that one with the orange center. Just beautiful. Enjoy the porch! It’s really cold in Illinois today. 19 degrees right now. This is just the breath of Spring I needed!

  74. Holly Jolly says

    Holy Moly do I want to come to your house for a brunch. This is astondingly beautiful. Thanks for the views!!!!

  75. Southerner says

    Okay, for you to have a shamrock tea set for St Patricks Day you are just totally getting on my nerves. I am just joking. Kindof. I am wondering… do you ever like eat off the fast food wrapper- please lie and tell me yes so I feel better.

  76. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    I currently have an Irish tea party post up on my blog too.

    Yours is so welcoming and lovely.
    Come by for a visit.

  77. This tea set is so beautiful. I love the details in this set. OK so I don’t know if this ever happens to you but last night when I woke up at 2 am and realized I forgot to comment after posting my link last night :0)
    Do you think I might be blogging too much when I wake up thinking about commenting???
    Have a wonderful day Susan!

  78. Beaux Mondes Designs says

    Another example of why you have been deemed the tablescape diva. Your sense of style is so inspiring.

  79. Raggedy Girl says


    You should consider writing a book about Table Scapes as this is your thing and your talent should be shared. Absolutely brilliant today!

    Have a Terrific Thursday
    from A Raggedy Roberta Anne

  80. Susan, your daffodils are amazing.They are such a happy little flower. I would love to have a cup of green tea at your table setting. You always make everything so lovely and special.The bee spoons are a great touch, Kathysue

  81. "Blossom" says

    I think if I was a bee I would land on one and go all the way around to each flower until I had a belly full. Such a stunning table tea sitting. Everything looks so nice and it looks like great weather there. Enjoy

  82. Susan … you have the sweetest way with words..I would settle right down inside the whitest flower I could find. Lovely beyond words today.

  83. Sofia Striffler says

    How lovely on the porch. wish I had a porch to sit in. Lovely Irish china.

    Thanks for sharing

  84. I truly love it! Those plates are adorable!

  85. Such a peaceful setting Susan. Love your dishes , flowers and the bee flatware. All pretty!
    Linda Q

  86. redsoxmom says

    I love the tea set and am totally drooling over the silverware. I want them! They would go with the glasses I want to get. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am late posting today so I’m 80 something on the list–I think you are going to hit 100 tablescape postiers in the next few weeks, easy. Wow!!

  87. Scribbler says

    Susan, your shamrock tea is so lovely. This is the most pleasing rendition of shamrock china I’ve ever seen.

    You might want to let some of the ladies know that it is impossible to post a comment on their blogs because the word verification thin doesn’t seem to be working correctly! They may be wondering why they don’t have many or any comments. You were so helpful to me in that regard.



  88. Oh my gosh – my birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day and I would love to have some china like that. Did you get it all at a flea market – or just the one piece?

    Since my husband has been ill, I have been doing good to get my food onto a paper plate…

  89. Beth at Aunties says

    Simply lovely! I think we would all love to enjoy tea with you in your gorgeous porch. The Shamrocks on the china so darling and the flowers all make a perfect combination of fun festivity!
    Thank you for sharing!


  90. Melissa Miller says

    So lovely Susan!
    I do adore the Green sprinkling of Shamrocks and the gorgeous flowers.

    I’ll be joining you next week with my Easter tablescape.
    I’m pretty sure I have a MM post as well.

    See you then.
    ~Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Linda/ "Mom..." says

    ***** SS~ I think this is one your PRETTIEST n' SWEETEST ever! (It's sooo CHEERFUL, too!)… My computer's been OUT, & NOW I STILL can't post my TT (at RMS) ~~~ will keep trying thru this evening~ Thanks, gf! Hugs, Linda

  92. I’m just so jealous that you picked those gorgeous flowers from your garden!!! I love your tea set. You’ve inspired me to have a different tea setting each Sat evening on my coffee table, when my sister comes over to watch murder mysteries on TV. She says it’s the highlight of her week. Isn’t that neat?

  93. Aaaaaah I loved my spot of green tea on your porch! And the flowers smell soooooo good! ๐Ÿ™‚
    This is absolutely beautiful Susan! A relaxing feast for the eyes!! Love ya! L~

  94. Justine/Justiney/Tiney says

    Susan, I can’t believe this is my first time stopping by to see your tablescapes! I loved this. Simple and elegant. The sugar and creamer set is adorable and oh how I love daffodils!!!!

    Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

  95. Teehee! You’re funny!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    I have got to get to Classy Flea! That tea set is so charming! laurie

  97. Oh my! Came back for a second visit with my speakers on …. I LOVE Bruce the Boss and this piece of his music is so awesome….

  98. Oh how I love your cups and saucers! Where did you get them!

  99. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Oh, yum…these do look good! The little shamrock china in my TT came from a little antique store/flea market called A Classy Flea…here in my home town. But, today when I stopped into Marshalls on the way home from work, I saw a darling little set there for sale…don’t know if you have a Marshalls where you live.
    Thanks so much for you visit! Love the pics in your sidebar! ๐Ÿ™‚ Susan

  100. Is over 100 comments a record for you?? Woohooooooo!! I’m SO HAPPY for you! Love ya gf!! ๐Ÿ™‚ L~

  101. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    Hi Susan, Sorry I posted so late today. I was having issues… :0{

  102. Oh that is the sweetest tea set I’ve ever seen, especially for this holiday!! I just love your settings…and your porch! What a comforting place to sit and have tea. ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. Susan, this is just gorgeous! I love the china, and the beautiful daffodils,amd that porch, oh my! You are just the best! Hugs, Connie

  104. Linda/ "Mom..." says

    ***** WHEW! I finally got thru~~~ Thank you soo much for adding me to “the list”, Sweetest Susan! XOXOXO Linda

  105. Hi Susan…sorry to be so late to visit, but my server has been down…grrr! What a wonderful setting you have prepared and serving it on your gorgeous porch makes it even better! Loved it all!
    ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bo

  106. Linda/ "Mom..." says

    ~~~ Good morning!~~~ From what I can see in blogland, I’m not the ONLY one who has been having “computer problems”… wow, it’s been happening to ALOT of people the last few days!!! Anyone know “wassup”? Love, Linda ~~~

  107. Your daffodils are divine! I meant to get some planted this year but,didn't get around to it. Now it's too late & I will just live through yours! Thanks for sharing. And the shammrock tea set is toooooooooooooooo cute. You were so blessed to have found it. Your whole tablescape is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

  108. Absolutely precious Susan. I love the delicate pattern of the green clover (shamrocks) against the white china, combined with the napkins, napkin rings (cute!)and the beauty of the daffodils in that great vase! I could truly curl up on that swing and daydream with a cup of tea, but to chat would be even better! Jan

  109. kari and kijsa says

    Another beautiful tablescape!! blessings,
    kari & kijsa

  110. OHHHHH Susan, That was breath-taking, what beautiful pictures and the arrangement of the cups and floweres was beautiful.
    I will have to think about Tablescape Thursday.

  111. Lady Katherine says

    I will be right over for tea! I love the set, the tray is wonderful. The beads are too cute! My grandchildren picked all my daffodils! and I mean all! We were waiting for a warm day to take the baby’s picture, We have one of each child before they turn two years old, all dress in white, and use the same little chair.The girls picture is took in with the daffodils. I guess we will have to wait for my grandmothers pink roses to bloom. lol Is the tea ready?

  112. "Blossom" says

    Susan thank you for stopping over. And thank you for such a nice comment on my tablscape thursday; I’m just excited that you stopped by.

  113. Glenda/MidSouth says

    What a pretty and relaxing setting. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  114. Charli and me says

    So pretty Susan. I love how you put everything together in just the right way.

  115. TattingChic says

    What another lovely tablescape you have created! That china is absolutely beautiful! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

    Is that “Irish Cream” in that there creamer? Hmmmmmm? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  116. Kathleen Ellis says

    What a lovely tea time…I just want to linger! just pretend I’m not here,ok?!
    Have a fabulous weekend…what’s left!

  117. Anonymous says

    I love the tablescape! Your little white shamrock tea set is so pretty; it reminds me of the Belleek china sets from Ireland.

  118. I am trying to find the tea set that you have displayed in your St. Patricks Day tablescape. Can you tell me the brand or maker of it or where I could possibly find it?

    • Hi Delana,
      Unfortunately, they don’t have a hallmark of any type on them so I have no idea of the manufacturer. I found the few pieces I have in a thrift store many years ago. I’d love to find more pieces but have never run across anymore.

  119. Back for a cup of tea to take all this in again, Susan. Delightful. I love that sweet china. It certainly would start the day off right.

  120. Where can we purchase this tea set?

  121. This is so beautiful! If I were a bee, I’d choose the all white daffodils – I love them so much! All your flowers are lovely, and the porch and tea tray too! So fun to go back those many years and see what you were up to then! Happy Thursday Susan, and Thank you!

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