A Wee Bit of an Irish Tea

Hi everyone~!

Well, St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and I thought I would show you a sweet little teacup I recently found among other things in a box we won at an auction. It was just tossed in the bottom of a box of junk. We had no idea it was in there because we hadn’t inspected the box beforehand. But, we had saw a couple of glass items on top of the box that we could use (we are gearing up for a festival next month in which we are renting a booth) so, when nobody bid on the box, the auctioneer looked at us and asked if we would give him $1.00 for it. Sure, what the heck. So, it was sold. LOL

The box ended up containing several treasures but, I will share those at a later date. This teacup was such a pleasant surprise to uncover. And great timing!

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Okay, let’s have a bit of tea and Irish wisdom.

St. Patrick Tea 001St. Patrick Tea 002“May your home always be too small to hold all your friends”

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“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night”

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“May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing
The earth has angels all to few
And Heaven is overflowing.”

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“'Tis better to buy a small bouquet
And give to your friend this very day,
Than a bushel of roses white and red
To lay on his coffin after he's dead.”

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“May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.”

I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and a great week! Thank you for stopping by!

I’m joining:

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Tea Time Tuesday

Tea Cup Tuesday with Terri

Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha

Tea Time Tuesday with Lady Katherine

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

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  1. Diann I love that cup! What a serendipitous find! All those Irish saying are fun. Wish I was there for a cuppa and some of the pie!

  2. That cup is precious! I love it. I have a thing for the equestrian theme. Your sayings were sweet! I wish the same right back to you!

  3. What a sweet little cup - I'm looking forward to finding out what else was in that bargain box! Scarlett x

  4. I know I can always come to you for anything Irish. I love your cup and all those sweet sayings.

  5. What a pretty little teacup, it's just as lovely as can be! Thanks for sharing those remarkable sayings!


  6. I loved reading all the Irish words of wisdom. The teacup you found must have been special to someone at one time but at least it's found a good home now.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day, your tablescape for tea is lovely.

  7. What a beautiful teacup you have found. Happy St. Paddys Day.

  8. What a fun tea, Diann! Wonderful cup you found in that box of junk!! Love all your Irish quotes and thanks for the tea. Thank you for stopping by and having tea with me and Happy St. Patricks Day to you! Have a great week.


  9. Dearest Diann,

    What a fabulous St. Paddy's day tea! I love every detail and I would love to have a piece of that, creamy, yummy pie!..,I especially love your special teacup find, the fun shamrock plate, the sayings and the overall vignette.~ Thanks so much for sharing!

    Thanks also for joining in with the fun once again with TTTT and also for my 74th, Tuesday Tea For Two'!

    Have a marvelous week and St. Paddy's day on Thursday!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  10. What a neat plate! I really like your shamrock dessert plate too. Thanks for sharing your bit of Irish wisdom!
    Blessings, Beth

  11. Hello Diann,
    Happy St. Patricks Day! Very nice post.
    Greetings, Johanna

  12. What a cute tea cup. The Irish sayings were interesting and mostly new to me. Thanks for sharing. Pamela

  13. how nice of you to share such sweet thoughts! very inspiring...

    i am a follower now:)

  14. Hi Diann: What a clever table you have set. I love the shamrock plates. Too, cute. Your tea cup is so beautiful. I just love it all today. Have a wonderful week. So glad you stopped and shared with us. Blessings, Martha

  15. Well, that was a fun find, just in time!

    Love your pretty white tea set. And thank you for the fun words of wisdom.

  16. lovely setting for St. Patrick's day! love the combination colours! lovely!

  17. Thank you for the beautiful Irish Blessings! Your tea party is marvelous!

  18. How fortuitous to get an Irish cup just in time for St. Paddy's Day! It is a truly unique and lovely cup. I love the clover on it. I wonder about it's history.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tea with us. It looks so lovely!

  19. This is exciting and wonderful! It is gorgeous! Love all your Irish pieces - so beautiful. The same thing sort of happened to us. We attended an auction at a storage facility. In one of the lots was a box - for an old coffee maker - inside the box was the most beautiful set of china! My heart leapt with joy!
    Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness this week - my heart leapt for joy for YOU!

  20. What a lovely setting. Happy St Pat's Day, and all the luck of the Irish!


  21. Diann,
    Such a pretty Tea scape here today to celebrate St. pat's Day!!


  22. Love the green beads with white teapot. We just came back from Mardi Gras and I have green beads, lol. Love the green and white striped shamrock plate. Blessings.

  23. What a wonderful find...as myself on my post today, I purchased a box full of goodies at auction on the weekend.It's so fun when we find little teasures...your teacup is adorable and yes in time for a little lucky St. Pats celebration! x

  24. Just a brief note but packed full of appreciation, for your post that you shared with us this week. I am eager to see you and what you design next week.
    Until then, blessings, Pam

  25. Nice find! I like the shamrock dish too.

  26. You do have the Irish spirit this month.
    I am loving each of your green posts and your Irish blessings and of course your thrifty finds.


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