Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Tea for March

March Tea, The Charm of Home
It's March!  I feel like we have made it to a milestone.  We are at least in the month that will begin spring!  Anyway it's March, so I dug into my cookbooks and decided to use a Darina Allen recipe.  Darina Allen is a wonderful Irish chef.  I was most interested in this cookbook when it came out because she advocates old-time cooking skills and cooking from scratch.  This is something I have been doing a lot of for the last few years.  I made chocolate chip cup cakes and I will talk more about them tomorrow.

Lily of the Valley teacup, The Charm of Home
The teacup has lily of the valley on it.  The pattern is Melba and it is made by Adderley of England.

Silver Teapot, The Charm of Home
I don't know why when I think of a March tea and St. Patrick's Day that I always want to get out the silver tea set.  This is just a thrift shop set of made of silver plate but it looks really elegant anyway.

Lily of the Valley china, The Charm of Home
The plate is made by Royal China and the pattern is Golden Valley.  The pattern goes really well with the tea cup even though they don't go together.  The cupcakes went over really good with the guys.  There wasn't many left on the plate at the end of the photo shoot.

March Tea, The Charm of Home
White tulips with the green glass vase adds to the white and green theme for my March tea.
I will link this to:

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Tea In The Garden at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
From the Farm Blog Hop at Sunny Simple Life 
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground    
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
 Your Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E 
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper 
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View  
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
An Extraordinary Day
Friday's Unfolded at Nancherrow  
Fresh Cut Friday at Rose Vignettes


Betty said...

What a beautiful tea. I love the lily of the valley teacup. That is my birth flower. I cannot believe it is already March.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The lilly of the valley teacup is so delicate and the silver is perfect with touches of white and green. Waiting for spring here as well.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Love the look of the tea set and the plates. Hoping Spring will come soon.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

A lovely cup and saucer. Nice designs. I like your silver wear.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love your lily of the valley tea cup! so cheerful and springlike! and your silver plate pot is beautiful. Spring is on the way!

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Sherry, these pictures were just so spring like and really blessed my heart! The scent of Lily of the valley is wonderful! This was a perfect spring tea setting!

I am featuring your Beautiful blog coming up this next week, as I will be away for a trip to visit my daughter. I am not sure of the exact date! I want to share you :o)
Blessings to you and may Spring warm your heart! Roxy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So beautiful -- I can ALMOST imagine smelling the Lily of the Valley :) A beautiful setting -- especially love the tulips. I bought myself a bunch a week ago just because -- they sure do lift the spirits!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely! The green glass just spakles! The teacup is such a pretty pattern, and lovely photos. Haven't heard of the chef, but how fun to have the cookbook! Thanks for linkinjg to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your green and white tea table is perfect for spring.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I like your white and green theme, Sherry. The green vase is really pretty and the white tulips, well, I love white tulips. And pink too of course. The Lily of the Valley teacup is very sweet and the plate goes so well with it. Your cakes look good too. I always bake from scratch, always have. Not very often do I ever use a mix or buy at the bakery. Home made is always better! Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy the week. Spring's a-comin'!


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

These look fabulous!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Oh, that pattern is so beautiful! Many years ago I read that lilies of the valley represent "I'll bring you the return of happiness." For some {good} reason that stuck with me. Beautiful! ~Zuni

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Love your Lily teacup paired with the tulips! Lovely!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Pretty vignette!! Beautiful photos! I enjoyed your post.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love your lily of the valley china - so pretty!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Beth in NEPA said...

Lilys of the Valley always remind me of my MIL. She loved them as do I.

Christina Paul said...

What a perfectly lovely table- I was sure the silver set was an heirloom and the charming lily of the valley cup is perfect for almost-Spring :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Beautiful teascape. Love, love, love your cup and saucer and the tulips are wonderful. My favorites.
Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

love lily of the valley !
such a precursor of warmer temps [not that we're seeing any of that here, mind you!]
but definitely nice to have it with tea (=

Ruthie Miller said...

I am crazy about your lily of the Valley!! Such pretty pictures of a sweet tea.
Happy day, Ruthie

Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Your Adderley is really beautiful! I adore lily of the valley and your cup has such a lovely image of them. The shape is a good one too. It looks lovely in your vignette here. I too, am amazed it is March already. Spring really is on the way!

Gentle Joy said...

What a lovely tea cup.......and tea set. Thank you for sharing these. :) Gentle Joy

Snap said...

Sherry, I bet your guys love tea day -- especially when there are cupcakes! I enjoyed your pretty green tea celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The tea cup is lovely and everything goes so well together. Happy Tea Day!

Unknown said...

Hi Sherry!
Those cupcakes look wonderful! Are those miniature tulips? They are so delicate. Such a pretty afternoon setting!
Thank you so much for joining in for FCF! :)
I'm glad you did!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said... have the perfect March tea! I love how beautifully everything comes together. Each piece is gorgeous and the tulips are just the finishing touch. And those tease!! They look so yummy!

Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

Laura said...

Such a beautiful Spring tea and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Thank you for joining Inspired Sunday.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Oh, Sherry, I love your white tulips with the stunning lily of the valley china. Your china is wonderful, and I can't believe that they are different patterns. Everything looks great together!

Linking from Rose Vignettes,
Ricki Jill

Kathy said...

Gorgeous post, Laurie - I see those very beautiful blooms in my garden right now - I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos. I just found your blog and I'll definitely be back!