Friday, March 11, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Wishes

Wanting to send you best  wishes, I began "shopping" the house for things which might remind everyone of Ireland.
As I searched, thoughts of my husband's Irish grandmother came to mind, and this little Irish tale began:

It was almost tea time when the mail finally arrived.
Mary Jane placed the mail on the little tray, made a cup of tea and seated herself at the desk.

Looking at the card, she closed her eyes and  remembered her father with his wool cap and blackthorn walking stick as they walked down the lane together.

Sweet memories of long ago.

Wishing each of you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day.

The vintage postcards are from an antique mall perhaps 10 years ago.
The silver tray from Good Will
Teacup from a china set by Arcadian, "Old Rose" pattern, given to me by my aunt.
Monogrammed napkins are from Marshall's last year.
Irish cap and blackthorn walking stick belong to my husband
and the Hellebores (Lenten roses) are from our yard.

I'll be joining Cuisine Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. See you there.
                                Third Annual   St. Patrick\ 


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a wonderful post, Babs! The postcards are such treasures and your teascape is lovely! Happy Saint Paddy's Day!...hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

The "wee" bit of Irish in me was deeply touched by the loveliness of this post. May your Irish eyes always see the beauty in common items!. . .and that's no blarney!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great tale and I love your photos. Happy St. Patrick's day.

Anonymous said...

Babs this post is fabulous! Wonderful images and story!

Happy St Patrick's Day!


Oh Babs, this post is so warm and beautiful! Wishing you the best St Patty's Day to pretty Irish lady.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my doggies and cake plates.
I'll be joining Cuisine Kathleen too with a tablescape to honour St. Patty's Day. I will visit you for sure!
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Great post. I don't have much for St. Patrick's Day. Oh how I love your vintage postcards.

Marlis said...

Lovely post indeed. I love the card and how you wove your tale. thanks for dropping in with your very kind comments.

Meredith said...

What a beautiful setting. Love the postcard and the tea set. Thanks for your sweet comment on my post!

Karen said...

Bab's, how endearing. I love making a "story" from my favorite and special items I own from family members. Precious!
Thanks so much for your visits. I appreciate your comments so much.
Ladybug Creek

Sarah said...

Babs, this is the most charming post. Each detail perfect to relate this sweet story. Thanks for sharing!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Christie said...

This post is precious the antique post card you shared and the tea tray...everything's gorgeous :)
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you..
Big hugs,

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Such a Charming Post! I loved every detail AND I LOVE your Lenten Roses. That is my Very Favorite Color for them... I Love your Blog and I'm your NEWEST FOLLOWER! I am hoping you will Follow Me Too...PLEASE STOP BY an enter my "GIVEAWAY"!!!
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs, Donna

Betty said...

Beautiful post. Happy St. Paddys Day.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I especially love the vintage Irish castle postcard! Happy St Patrick's day to you!!

Marigene said...

What a sweet post...I love the walking stick and cap.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Hi Babs, so nice to see you again! Here I am too at Kathleen's...hope you come by, it'll be so nice to have you!

Happy St. Patty's sweetie.

Debby S. said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and pics. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Debby S. said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and pics. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely tray vignette! Thanks so much for linking up, and Happy SPD!

Foley said...

What gorgeous postcards, and the tray - I've never been that lucky at a GW store!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for your visit! What a beautiful vignette! I love those embossed cards and use them for greeting cards with my own photos. I am so envious that you have helleborus blooming already!