Happy early St. Patrick's Day!
And of course, a bit of mood music
The pictures from today's tea didn't turn out as nice as the vision I had in my head...but oh well!
I brought some "spotted dog" soda bread scones (with Irish butter) over to my parents house for a small tea party, along with some of my shamrock sets--including my two new sets (the one on the left--Royal Crest, and the one in the back--Elizabethan). All three sets are made in England.
I make these scones every year for St. Paddy's day, and they always turn out perfectly. I posted the recipe a couple of years ago here.
I choose to hold the tea in my parent's sun room, where they had left out their Irish tree from Christmas!
There are some great ornaments on the tree, including a tea cup
and even a shamrock shaped flag!
St. Paddy is even on the table.
And I'll leave you with a bit of an Irish blessing:
May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love.