Seamus & Shamrock Farewell Tea

March is blowing out like a lion in my neck of the country today. Temperatures in the ’20’s and snow expected overnight.


Hope my budding daffodils survive to thrive . . .


And, just when I’m getting all my bunnies and Beatrix Potter out to play, too!

No matter. March has flown by and my Blogoversary celebrations are wrapping up this week with my All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-up – live till midnight on Friday.  Do click on the LINK HERE and link in your brightest and best post from this past month – or more! Up to four! Illustrating one of the lines in the verse from the hymn.

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All who link in will be entered in my GIVE-AWAY – one for each link-in. Winner announced on Pink Saturday this weekend!

But, today I’m thinking tea as I type with fingerless gloves on my chilly hands. Taking tea with Seamus and shamrocks and how I shall be packing them away with a fond farewell by the end of the week with dear Beatrix blooming next on my tea cabinet vignette.


My shamrock teapot for one pot is steeping – what else: GREEN TEA . . . while this sweet treat shamrock plate by Tara, made in Galway, is the perfect frame for my yummy today – my Anise & Almond Tea Cookie – Recipe HERE.


I’ve stuffed it with home-made strawberry jam . . .


Made by a talented young lady musician I work with as a writing mentor. I help Haley with her blog about her Irish fiddle gigs, travels and competitions at Tuneful Journeys.


Ed and I thoroughly enjoyed her playing recently at the local Celtic Celebration with other gifted young Irish musicians.



Tea is ready and I’ll be sipping from my shamrock teacup and saucer – named for my daughter, Bethany . . .



And, tipping my hat to my little vintage leprechaun from Ireland but Made in Japan circa 1950’s. . .


Who has presided over all and sundry in the dining room this month and  having a jolly time of it, I daresay!


March and St. Patrick’s Day greenery is only days from turning to April when I have high hopes for the return of florals in my garden and buds turning to leaves on my lilac trees! As we look towards Resurrection Sunday I am confident of the New Life that promises and is surely fulfilled in due season – fierce winters notwithstanding! So, though March is quickly passing away – the words of St. Patrick I’ll carry into each day . . .


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 Sharing Seamus & Shamrock Farewell Tea this week with:

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage Tea Time Tuesday

Kathy at Delightsome Life’s Return to Loveliness

Terri at Artful Affirmations Tea Cup Tuesday

Martha at Martha’s Favorites

Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideens Teatime Blog

Ruth at Antiques and Teacups

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. Love your farewell tea! Your china is beautiful and I can only imagine how wonderful the Celtic Celebration must have been! Great picture of you and Miss Haley! Love it all my friend. Your blog for me is a like a small getaway! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Good afternoon Kathy,
    What a sweet teacup named for your Bethany! I don’t own one shamrock teacup or teapot. And I’m a smigeon Irish too. Hubby is half Irish. Oh well, perhaps I’ll find one someday. Your biscuit with strawberry jam looks delicious! I just made a batch of biscuits this afternoon for we are expecting a monster of a snow storm the next two days. We could receive anywhere from 40-50 cm or 15-19 inches of the white stuff. But it’s the winds we’re most concerned about! We dread losing our power this time of year! It’s been so cold. Needless to say, I probably won’t be blogging the next couple of days. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a lovely week, my friend.


  3. Lavender Cottage says:

    I adore Celtic music and would surely enjoy Haley’s playing too. A nice teacup with your daughter’s name on the bottom and a yummy tea cookie.

  4. I would love to attend a celtic celebration someday!. Looking forward to trying your anise and almond tea cookie.

  5. Hello Kathy, oh my but you have a lovely post today! I love all the glitter! Your shamrock china is fab. I was just looking at one of my clover tea cups earlier and realizing I missed St. Paddy’s Day! oh no! I am glad to see you didn’t. Your setting looks lovely.
    I am hoping we are going to see much more of spring soon. It is a chilly day here too. I am picturing you sitting at your wiriting desk with your fingerless gloves and a cup of tea : )

  6. So glad you shared this link at Friends Sharing Tea. The celtic musicians look amazing. Beautiful shamrock pieces too!

  7. I love St. Patrick’s Day and I my favorite color is green. Really enjoyed your post and your Celtic teascape. I love Celtic music and how wonderful to support these young performers. Stay warm. Spring will arrive! Happy Tea Day!

  8. How delightful! I would love to be there to tag along with you…you make everything fun! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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