Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday's Inspiration: Green



I've been having cable problems off and on for two days now, and have been frantically adding spring images to my etsy shop in between the down times.  So...  I'm sorry that this post is a little later than planned.  :)

This tea set makes a yearly appearance on my blog every March.  It belonged to my mother, and was not made in Ireland as you might think, but in Japan.  It's got a very delicate glaze that makes it seem to glow when placed in the right light.  I love to serve tea in it, along with some Irish Soda Bread.  However, I've gone gluten-free, so I guess it's just tea this year.  :)

Wishing all of you a very happy St. Patrick's Day!  xoxo


29 comments:

  1. Mary,
    What a delicate Tea Set, dear friend!!!
    Heirlooms are such loved pieces, providing comfort in their being and the rememberances they bring to mind! Thank you for sharing this unique set with us at Saint Patrick's Day!
    I look forward to each assigned theme and am trying new lighting for this week. Thank you for hosting Thursday's Inspirations!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Frustrating when technology goes awry, isn't it???

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  2. What a beautiful tea set, it's perfect for St Patrick's day too. Thank you for the party and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much, Bi Ti! I can't find a place on your blog to comment, so I will just tell you here that your photos and poetry are absolutely beautiful! xoxo

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  3. A beautiful shamrock tea set, I'll bring the cookies I made.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day Mary.
    Judith

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  4. Happy St. Patrick's Day, happy to join this week with a green theme.

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  5. That is a lovely tea set, so delicately colored. How you must enjoy using it each year. Have a wonderful week.

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  6. Your images are evolving . . . I didn't think they could get better. Maybe it's that new camera of yours. xo

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    1. You're welcome to come any time, Lynn! xoxo

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  8. What fun to glance at the thumbnails and see all that green. I was surprised to learn that your shamrock tea set is from Japan with its Irish theme. Fun! On a purely photographic note, I have been intrigued by the dark backgrounds and the subject in full color and brightness in the foreground. It is stunning.

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  9. how very pretty - I love vintage tea sets!

    Nikki x

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  10. The tea-set is magnificent. I can see why it makes a yearly appearance.

    Thanks for hosting this fun party that I just discovered. Since green is my favorite color, I had to link up.

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    1. Welcome, Dayle! So happy to see you here! xoxo

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  11. Mary,
    Such a sweet and treasured tea-set. She would grace anyone's home with style!
    Thank you for sharing her with your followers!
    Just linked up some stuffed green peppers-
    Jemma

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  12. I found your blog party through another blog and I was happy I actually had something green to post. Thanks for having me.

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    1. Thanks so much! So glad to have you here! xoxo

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  13. All the green's are so pretty. It is my first time linking up here. Thanks for having me, Laura

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura, and welcome! xoxo

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  14. It's a beautiful tea set, Mary. I'm so glad to finally be able to join in again - thanks for organizing this link!

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  15. Well, you already know my views on this tea set! ;)

    You've gone completely gluten free? Is it working? I've been simply noticing the difference when I cook from Aran Goyoaga's book - I feel lighter, somehow, and I don't THINK it's my imagination. ;) Do you have the book, yet?

    Well, enjoy this beautiful spring day. This morning, the sky is piercingly blue and perfectly clear! It's been a long time since I've seen anything like it. =]

    xxo

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    1. Hi Katy, I've been gluten-free and sugar-free since January 1012, except for the occasional chicken francese and eggplant parmesan... Lost about 30 lbs. I feel much better without the cravings associated with bread and pasta. I did "fall off the wagon" at Christmas, and gained six pounds back. :(

      Starting to cloud up here. I don't think we will be seeing the sun for the next five days! :( Enjoy your blue skies! xoxo

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  16. Mary, Your tea set is lovely and your photo of it is absolutely gorgeous! I see you are gluten free! Just a quick mention--chatting with my doctor, she mentioned that much gluten-free prepackaged food is very high in added sugar, just as "lite" items often have added salt for flavoring. If you are doing all your own baking, of course this isn't an issue. Just something to watch out for. Thank you for the party. I'm looking forward to joining in future weeks too! Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, I don't bother with any of the gluten-free packaged food. In fact, I am almost entirely free of any processed food whatsoever. Basically vegetables, fruits, nuts and meat... sometimes a little cheese or yogurt. :)

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  17. What a dummy I am! I never even realized that St Patty's Day would be right after your "green" theme!!! Adorable pattern!!!...:)JP

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  18. Your tea set is delightful. Thanks for hosting such a lovely party!

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  19. Simply adore this tea set! Beautiful!

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