When Irish eyes are smiling

by Julie Nichols, March 13, 2014


This petite tea set was given to us by my mother-in-law who lost her battle to emphysema 3 years ago. We miss her very much and she will always remain near and dear in our hearts. Over the years she has given us many lovely gifts. This one reminds me of her the most.

Green was her favorite color and she never missed wearing it on St. Patrick's Day.

I used a collection of beach glass, a wine bottle, and a Christmas ornament
to make a casual display of green.

The Irish linen and the tea set were gifts she brought back from a trip to Ireland.

The linen has embroidered shamrocks and lace trim

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  1. What a lovely tea set and sweet tribute to your mother-in-law.
    Happy St. Pat's Day!

  2. Such a charming vignette for St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  3. Hi- visiting from Amaze me Monday. That is such a sweet tea set and even lovelier that it came from your mother in-law. What a sad disease to die from- I lost a cousin to it about 6 years ago.
    It's wonderful that you keep her memory alive with nice treaures like this. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

  4. Beautiful look for St. Patrick's Day.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. A beautiful green display. The teaset is a wonderful remembrance of your mil! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. So very sweet. Love family pieces, those are the best! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  7. This table is simply lovely and the green and white tea set with bottles and flowers - well, just really beautiful. Makes us happy to look at it. Thanks for adding this to your gallery at #simplybebetsy.

    Sharon and Denise

  8. Your table is gorgeous and what a beautiful tea set and lovely reminder of your mother in law. Love the way you used the wine bottle also.


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