Teacup Thursday: "Handpainted Green Teacup"

Well, here we are... the last day in March! This forest green little cup is handpainted. Hope you've enjoyed viewing some of our green teacups! I'd like to leave you with an Irish Blessing:
May the roads rise to meet you.
May the wind be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rain fall soft upon your fields
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Until Next time have a wonderful day!



Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air
Lady Linda Teacup

If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!



Teacup Thursday: "Another Copelands Grosvenor"

Here's another Copeland Grosvenor (click here to view its sister teacup that I shared 2 weeks ago). This teacup is called "Green Duchess". Isn't the little Madam Alexander Doll cute! My mom got this little Irish Lassie when she was a young girl and then gave her to me!


Hills as green as emeralds
Cover the countryside
Lakes as blue as sapphires-
And Ireland's special pride
And rivers that shine like silver
Make Ireland look so fair-
But the friendliness of her people
Is the richest treasure there.






Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air
Lady Linda Teacup

If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!

Irish Farmhouse Tea - Pictures

A few Picture Highlights from our Irish Farmhouse Teas...









Teacup Thursday: "Aynsley"

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

In honor of this 'fine bonney day!' I thought I'd share
with you my 'greenest' teacup!  
(Glitter Shamrocks are available at Miss Spenser's) 
~Legend of Saint Patrick~
Good St. Patrick travelled far, to teach God's Holy Word
And when he came to Erin's sod, a wondrous thing occurred
He plucked a shamrock from the earth and held it in His hand
To symbolise the Trinity that all might understand
The first leaf for the Father
And the second for the Son
The third leaf for the Holy Spirit
All three of them in one.


Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air
Lady Linda Teacup
The Tablescaper
The Plumed Pen

If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!

Recipe ~ Aunt Mary's Irish Soda Bread

Aunt Mary’s Irish Soda Bread
If you can’t trust a Mary Catharine Gallagher for
Irish Soda Bread…who can you trust?
This is an old Irish Family’s recipe.
4 C Flour
1 C Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 TBSP Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Caraway Seeds
Buttermilk (1 C, but may need more)
1 Egg
¼ C Butter
1 ½ C Golden Raisins
½ C Currants


Aunt Mary used measuring methods such as, fill the sifter full of flour; a good chunk of butter; 2 fist fulls of raisins…(smile)

Soak raisins and currants in hot water. Measure flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and caraway seeds into a large mixing bowl; cut in butter until resembles coarse crumbs. Drain water off of fruit; add to flour mixture. Mix egg with 1 C Buttermilk. Pour Buttermilk into the dry ingredients, mix well until everything is wet and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Add more milk if needed. Place onto floured counter; knead slightly to form a round loaf.

Place in a HOT iron frying pan which has been greased and floured. Cut a large cross nearly through the loaf. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes; then lower the temperature to 250 degrees and bake an additional 60 minutes. Remove from oven and while still hot, brush with mixture of 5 TBSP sugar and ¼ C of evaporated milk (mixed well). Turn out on wire rack when cool.




St. Patrick Friendship Quote..







A best friend is like a
four leaf clover:
hard to find
and lucky to have.
~Author Unknown

Country Woman Magazine


Exciting News here at Miss Spenser's! We've been featured in Country Woman Magazine, in the April/May 2011 edition. It's out in the stands now!! We're on page 20-21. Check it out!!

Thank you to all of our  tea friends for your support! We couldn't make it without you!!

Teacup Thursday: "Copelands Grosvenor"

A BLESSING FOR YOU AND YOURS
May the grace of God’s protection
And His great love abide
Within your home-within the hearts
Of all who dwell inside.
This Pretty Little Teacup was made
by Copelands Grosvenor China. 

(Irish Teacup Card by Kimberly Shaw; available at Miss Spenser's Special-Teas)


Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air
Lady Linda Teacup
The Tablescaper


If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!

Teacup Thursday: "Royal Stafford"


Can you believe March is here!! This year is already going by so fast! I thought it would be fun to share with you green teacups for this month in honor of St. Patricks Day. This first week's teacup is made Royal Stafford.

The framed picture in the background we got at an antique store. I love what is says:
God hath not promised skies ever blue,
Flowers-strewn pathways always for you.
God hath not promised Sun without Rain,
Joy withough sorrow, Peace without pain;
But He hath promised strength from above,
Unfailing Sympathy,
Undying Love.


Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air


If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!

Photo Highlights from our Free Tea Tasting Event!

This past weekend we had a Free Tea Tasting Event. We had a lot of fun sharing with our guests different varieties of teas
and educating them on how to brew tea properly! 
We even had a few 'tea converts'!!
Here are some picture highlights...

The Tables are ready...

Little Snacks



One of the teas sampled was our White Raspberry Champagne.  This tea is a delicious, refreshing tea with a touch of sweetness from the raspberry flavoring.  We served this tea iced and we placed fresh raspberries in it for a pretty presentation.


Guests Having Fun!

This was little Emma's first teatime experience. We were so impressed with her manners!! She is such a lady!!



Do these two look like 'mother-daughter' or what!! We think they should enter the mother/daughter contest at the State Fair!!


We hope to be hosting more Tea Tasting Events in the future! So be watching!!!





Audio Player

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...