Monday, March 5, 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

St. Patrick's Day will be here before we know it.

I'm serving French Vanilla tea - it's lovely with a splash of milk.

Enjoy a pretty sugar cookie with your tea.

Our hostess for Tea Time Tuesday, Sandi, adores rocks. So I'm sharing these in Sandi's honor. Above, a cold water agate.

A fossil of a shell. My dad used to haul rock and he frequently found really neat rocks at the quarry. I was a rock collector in my youth, largely because of his influence.

An amethyst - not from the quarry. This is a semi-precious stone not native to Iowa.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

If you would like to make your own Keep Calm image, click here.

I'm linking to Tea Time Tuesday.
I'm linking to Friends Sharing Tea.

Thanks for visiting, and God bless you!



  1. Love your Keep Calm poster! Have a great week Beth:@)

  2. Beth,
    Cute tea post!! I had to chuckle because I am sitting here drinking the exact same French Vanilla tea!!
    I love it!!


  3. Ooh the cookie and tea looks delightful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Hi Beth, I'm going to try to be back to blogging, at least a bit until spring comes.

    I just LOVE the bird song you have playing on your blog now. It's lovely.

    Cheers, Diane

  5. Hi Beth,
    Like your shamrock tablecloth. I am an Irish girl myself, part Irish anyway. My Dad took his Irishness
    very seriously. People used to give him all sorts of things for St. Patricks day. The most I do is make
    Irish Colcannon and maybe set the table in green. When I was in school or working I would wear green....
    didn't want to get pinched of course!! lol

    Thanks for your sweet wishes for Dee and Jerry, only 4 more days.
    Am so hoping they started putting the roof on today. I is supposed to be finished by Wednesday, but it would sure be nice if they did it a lil ahead of schedule. A little less stress for them. They have done nothing but pack since last
    Thursday. Fortunately, they found
    some guys to move them that aren't too expensive, so they are letting them move all the big stuff like the furniture and they will take the breakable stuff themselves.
    We are gonna help them on Friday night too, so we will have 4 vehicles to move things. Should be fun..........cause we can hardly wait to see the house.

    Enjoy your tea time and those great looking St. Patty's day cookies.
    So cute..........

    Hope all is well with you and yours
    Gotta get busy I have company coming and now they are coming a day earlier than I expected, now they are coming in on Wed. but that will be fine, they are the same folks we had last year so we are looking forward to it. Great fellowship!

    Take care,
    Blessings, Nellie

  6. Hi Beth,

    Your shamrock cookies look delicious! I'm happy to be joining you for tea this week.

  7. Hi Beth,
    Your teacup is very pretty. There is just something about white that grabs me! Your poster is very cute too and the cookies look good.

    Now about those rocks; they are fabulous! The agate is beautiful as is the amethyst. The fossil is quite interesting. Thank you for sharing these with us today.
    I will share my rocks one of these weeks. I really don't have them in a nice display yet. But I'm working on it. The agate you sent me is the only one I have so it's very special to me! Have a lovely day, my friend.


  8. Vanilla tea AND cookies? Yummy!

    That keep calm poster is terrific. What a good reminder. :)

  9. Hi Beth
    Mmm, the shamrock sugar cookies look yummy! I find the rocks you've shown very interesting, I actually took geology in high school.
    Had to laugh at Sandi's comment, she has rocks too so I can see a rock theme for tea coming up in the future. LOL

  10. Hi Beth,
    Yummy looking cookies with the green tablecloth. So spring looking. I enjoy looking for Lake Superior agate rocks when I'm walking the shore and always bring a rock home from my vacations for my gardens.
    Happy March!

  11. Hi Beth,
    nice post. Your cookies are so pretty. And the precious rocks look very nice. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  12. Oh Beth, I love your shamrock tablecloth. It goes perfectly with your yummy cookies & tea. I love your poster, too!!

  13. Hello Beth,
    thanks for visiting me today :-)
    What amazing shamrock cookies you have there - green cookies for a green thumb!
    And French Vanilla tea sounds truly delightful!
    You have a very lovely blog.
    Have a blessed week...Trish

  14. The french vanilla tea and those cookies would go nicely together.
    Happy Tea Day!

  15. What are the bright colors you have on your blog! A blog that makes you happy. Vanilla tea is good. The cookies are really yummy out. Thanks for the tea hour with you! Have a great Tuesday! Zinnia

  16. Hi Beth! I haven't drank Bigelow's French Vanilla tea in a long time, but you've prompted me to put it on my grocery list. Love the St. Patrick's Day inspiration. The decorated sugar cookies look yummy!

  17. awww what a lovely post! love the keep calm poster and the cute st.patrick's cookies, your teacup is so pretty and now i really want to make french vanilla tea!


  18. What a darling post Beth and thank you for linking to Friends Sharing Tea!

  19. I bet those shamrock cookies are delicious. What a beautiful post! I love your teacup and french vanilla is one of my favorites. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage. Have a wonderful evening.


  20. What a beautiful tea cup. I love the colour and the little scroll detail.

    Madison xxx

  21. Those cookies look wonderful. And I like your Keep Calm image.

  22. We were both enjoying tea & a green treat this week, huh Beth? I love that French Vanilla tea & keep it downstairs in the sewing room so I can make it there, in between projects.

    Is a primula the same as a primrose? They sure look the same! I have one on display in the kitchen & will post a photo of it in my upcoming St. Patrick's Day post. I've never tried to grow them here in Ohio.

    Rett, who was THRILLED to see my crocus come up FINALLY!!!!! YAY!!


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