Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Tea in the Sunroom


Happy St. Patrick's Day!
To celebrate, I am serving morning tea for two in the sunroom with my Irish Belleek tea set.

This little Belleek teapot is shaped like a seashell, with little seashell feet and lid.

I set the Irish Pine coffee table with a Fostoria cake stand and majolica vase centerpiece.
I'm serving banana nut bread for my special "guest."


The teacups are also shaped like a seashell. These are very delicate parian china Belleek
dishes with the old dark green maker's mark.


A close up of the little dessert plate.

After our morning walk, we settled in for our tea.

The creamer and sugar have shamrocks, but are not Belleek.

This little pot is Belleek though, filled with jam for the bread.

Here's my walking partner and "guest" for morning tea!
Dexter isn't Irish, but he loves banana bread and the attention.

"My, what a lovely table you've set!"

"Hmmmm, the banana bread smells delicious!"

Dexter and I love the sunroom.
He is usually asleep at my feet while I sit in here and read or blog.


I love to sit in here and watch the birds play in the fountain outside.

Here is my favorite chair.

Over a hundred years ago, this was an outside porch, which is why there is a tongue and groove ceiling. Eventually, it was enclosed with windows and doors.
I think it is my favorite room in the house!

Dexter and I hope you are enjoying your St. Patrick's Day!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting us ....




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59 comments:

kim said...

Delores, every time I see one of your rooms for the first time my jaw drops. I love your sun room. How cozy and yet bright at the same time. I love the shape of the windows. Such great architectural features in your home. My sun room is my favorite, too. Love your guest, too. Very cute.

Jeanette said...

I love that cake plate! Everything is just lovely.

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful room!!! You are so lucky to have such a great place to settle into. Funny, I too blog from my sunroom with my fluffy ones by my side.

The Belleek looks terrific with the cabbage plates. The whole table looks so inviting.

- The Tablescaper

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous table and sunroom, Delores.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Oh lucky girl to have such a pretty sunroom. I would spend all my time in there .

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is wonderful, Delores...I love the cake stand and of course the shell shaped Belleek. And your sunroom is lovely and comfortable. Very nice!

xoxo
Jane

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I love your pretty sunroom -- I can see why it would be a favorite room! Love the shell Belleek! Everything's lovely!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh, such a lovely tea & room. Can we all join in for tea? Well I guess we'd better ask Dexter! Just a lovely, lovely setting.

Sherry said...

Your table is lovely...and the sunroom is fantastic. This would be my favorite room too.

Bunny Jean's Decor... and More! said...

So sweet of you to set the table at Dexter's height. I hope he is careful with your Beleek!

That room would be my favorite one too. Looks so cozy, and I would love to sit there and look at the yard.

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Julie said...

Love your green Table...So Pretty...and that Dexter is such a cute fellow...
HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY
xoxo
Julie

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

The perfect sunlight room to have St.Paticks morning tea and with such handsome company! A yearly ritual I am sure.....or should be. Happy St. Paddys Day to you.

ellen b. said...

Oh what a lovely setting. Your Belleek is beautiful. I love that delicate looking teapot! The layering of the dishes is very nice!

Stacey said...

Delores, you are living the dream there! Your home is just unbelievably beautiful.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I had to look at your post a few times. So beautiful. Love the dog, he is so well mannered for the pictures...I'm very impressed. I looked at your whole blog...I just loved it. It got to me! Big smile. You know how once in awhile you happen upon a blog and it stirs part of your soul...well yours did. I just love it! Love your room too with the colors of the furniture and the dishes, oh my!
Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! I love this table, it's a gorgeous setting! The teapot is about the prettiest ever and your sunroom is totally delightful! A pic out of a magazine! Cindy

Stine in Ontario said...

The sunroom is such a lovely room! I think I would love to spend many happy hours there. :)

Sharlotte said...

Hi Delores,
I'm with you, this is a great room! I think I'd spend a lot of time relaxing in that big comfy chair! You have a great table for two...and your walking buddy looks like a good friend. I love the tea pot, cups, and saucers, the shell shapes are so neat. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sharlotte

Dining Delight said...

Your sunroom is beautiful and what a lovely setting for your tea! Very unique style of teapot and cups!

DD

Sonia said...

Oh Delores,

Your sunroom is just heaven! I just love your Belleek tea set and that little honeypot is my favorite! What a treat to spend time in that room. I can see why that chair is your favorite place. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Very nice tea table, looks lovely and inviting.
Don't know how Dexter could resist that banana bread! lol
Love love love your sunroom. How gorgeous and cozy and a nice view of that beautiful bird bath.
Like how you have the topiaries in the windows too.
Have a great day,
Blessings, Nellie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Delores, another beautiful room. This does look like such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the view. I'm in love with that gorgeouis iron table at the end of the room. Your tea table is so pretty. The shell-shaped pieces look so romantic. I cannot believe you have a Majolica vase with shamrocks on it. Dexter is such a polite tea guest. My dog would be on that table eating all of the ban. bread. laurie

Mimi said...

Delores what a beautiful sunroom...and your tea table setting is stunning! Dexter is adorable and so well mannered not to have helped himself to the goodies!

Denise said...

I love your sunroom!!!
And Dexter is adorable!
Have a Fabulous Day!:)
*Hug's*
Denise

Becolorful said...

This is a delightful room. I would love spending time here too. That sofa with the casual pillows looks like a great place to crash.
Pam @ Becolorful

Razmataz said...

Lovely. How I would like to take tea in that room with the seashell cup......

Jducks said...

You mean if I hadn't cancelled our walk yesterday, my pup Shakira and I would have enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day tea with you and Dex? I'll never miss a day of exercise again!
Love the candlestick holders. Are they old? xo Jenny and Shakira

Kathysue said...

Delores, Now you have done it for sure!! I want your house.A sunroom, Omgoodness. I think I just found my favorite spot in your house, this is amazing and I want to sit there and watch your birds, it is just done so lovely. What a beautiful home you have and what a talent you are to add to its beauty. Love it!! Kathysue

Cindy said...

What a lovely tea! I wouldn't get nothing done if I had your beautiful sunroom. Everything was done so nice.

Jeannine said...

Such a lovely tea table. The seashell teapot is adorable. Thanks for sharing such a great table. the porch is very sweet. We don't hae much of that in tract housing!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a pretty tablescape and your sunroom is to die for!
Debbie

Sherry said...

I love your Belleek!!! I love the tea pot, but the little creamer and sugar steal my heart. It is all so gorgeous! Beautiful sun room too.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Sherry

Bill said...

Everything about this post is wonderful ... the beautiful room, the great views, the very special dishes and serving piece! You've photographed it beautifully. Dexter's adorable! I try not to covet ... but that Fostoria cake stand caught my eye from the little glimpse in the first photo. Is it a family piece?

Regards,
Bill

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Everything is just perfect. I love to grab them from you ...he he-

Great place to relax.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi, just a beautiful post from beginning to end. Lovely!!

Barb ♥

netierose said...

What a lovely tea time! It feels like I'm a guest in that heavenly sun porch! Love the photos and your creative setting.

Maureen said...

What a charming setting for a cup of tea! It's just gorgeous!

The Southern Belle said...

You have done it. You have set the standard for the rest of us. Thank you for your inspiration. Your porch and setting and DOG are lovely! :-)

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful! What a cute guest!

xinex said...

What a pretty and cozy sunroom, Delores! I love your Belleek teapot, it is so unique. Your table setting so pretty with all the gorgeous items that you have...Christine

Really Rainey said...

What a fabulous post... I went thorough it slowly and leisurely... loving all your pretty things... especially the sugar, creamer, and honey pot! Then I came to that photo of your fountain out your window... I really think its among one of your best photos... Beautiful, Zen-like, relaxing. Perfect photo.
Love yer blog...
~Rainey~

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a great post girl...I loved seeing Dexter and your sun room so pretty my friend...Hope you have a GREAT day on your piece of Calif. Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Allie and Pattie said...

What a beautiful spot- the atmosphere, view and decor couldn't be more perfect. Just lovely!
xoxo Pattie

Kiera said...

lovely tea...I wish I could join you for a spot of tea and a nice warm scone...
http://chambersmade.blogspot.com/2010/03/im-woman-sconed.html

Heidi said...

Hi Delores,
Your sunroom is absolutley lovely! I would be in there all the time. I love your choice of furnishings they look so comfy, and the french door leading to the outdoors - how perfect. What a beautiful room!
The tea table looks very inviting, too! I would love to sit there with you for a nice long chat.
Have a great weekend my friend!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Delores...

Ohhh my goodness...I love, love, LOVE your sunroon, my friend! It's absolutely gorgeous...I would just adore spending time in this lovely room! Not only is the room beautiful but the view as well! I love your pretty fountain! I just adore the furniture that you have placed here. Love that pretty red checked chair and ottoman...it would be my favorite chair too! hehe! Ohh...and all of those beautiful decorative pillows...ahhh! Thank you for sharing your fabulous sunroon with us today and for setting such a lovely tea! Your Beleek teapot and teacups are simply divine! I love the shell pattern! Beautiful placesettings with the green majolica plates! This is just perfect, Delores! You have such a great eye for design, my friend!

I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my Spring Green tablescape and for leaving such a sweet note! Thank you!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Ooops...it's just lil' ol' me again! hehe!

I forgot to mention that your Dexter is just adorable! Bet he enjoyed the banana bread! Too cute!!!

Chari

Nouveau Stitch said...

Stunning sunroom and lovely tablescape. But then, who'd expect anything different? Thanks for stopping by and checking out my slipcovers.

Ellen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting in such a pretty room! Looks like a great place to curl up and read. Your tea time guests is adorable. :-)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I would love to have tea with you in this room!
And, poochy can stay too! :) The honey pot with the clovers was so adorable!

Have a great weekend!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely Bee-You-Tee-Full! What a great post! I dropped in from "My Romantic Home" and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

suzyq said...

I'm in love with Dexter!! What a gorgeous room to sit and relax in..
Suzyq

Low Tide High Style said...

Your sunroom is gorgeous! And I love sweet Dexter and all of your wonderful Belleek pieces, especially that seashell teapot!

Kat :)

helenabelle said...

What a beautiful room with a gorgeous table setting. I love it all. I hope Dexter enjoyed his tea time!!

The Barnett Family said...

No wonder Dexter and you love the sunroom so much. It is a gorgeous room....perfect addition to your home. You photographed everything to the tee. Your tablescape was just perfect too. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings~
Tonya

Kristy C. said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have recently discovered "Between Naps on the Porch" and Tablescape Thursday. I will be posting my first one this week! I have enjoyed looking at your room! I have an outdoor porch that I plan to enclose too...although I must admit, it may already be my favorite "room"
Thanks for sharing!

once in a blue moon... said...

i adore your sunroom and dexter... everything is adorable, right down to your candles, cute cute cute!

Mike said...

Sunrooms can also be installed in less time than custom-built additions. With most of the elements pre-constructed, a sunroom can be put together in a less than a month. If an existing patio or deck is used for the foundation, construction time can be reduced even further.

Patio Sunrooms allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of your yard in a climate-controlled environment. Rain or shine, you'll have a place to commune with nature, read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee. A four-season sun room will even allow you to enjoy those quite winter mornings when the snow blankets the landscape.

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

What a beautiful sunroom!

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