Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Welcome to my Irish Cottage tea. I am hosting this tea party in my Irish inspired guest room and all the treasures on the table are very special and each piece has a cherished meaning.

Starting with the 12 light pink antique roses that my dear hubby gave me for this tea party.

I am serving an assortment of fruit teas using a collection of tea pots that are displayed in this room. The one to the left with gold top is from my secret pal from church many years ago. The other side sits a pretty solid white topped with a little bird that was a special gift from a dear friend. The center tea pot is one I hand painted with a cottage rose. Behind my hand painted candle is an old vintage tray that I hand painted a ring of light pink roses that seem to reflect the real ones next to it. Served today are an assortment of tea cookies and dark chocolates served on a vintage glass plate I received from my mother's collection many years ago.

Towards the front of my Irish inspired table is a pair of sweet antique shamrock bells I received from my dear friend Randi when we went antiquing many years ago. I love them and they are just very special in that room.

The cups are special too and the light cream cup is an Irish blessing collectible that I got from my hubby one St. Patrick's Day. ( I am half Irish ) The pretty green pedestal style cup and saucer is an antique set that my god sister gave my mother in the 60's one Christmas. And last the sweet cup and saucer with the bird and hand painting was my first purchase on eBay in Sept. of 2005. It is just precious!

I have added these items to the table to give my guests a bit of interest and something to gaze at while they enjoy tea and cookies. The little round frame has shamrocks hand painted and inside I have painted a pink rose to accent the sweet frame.

In front near the floor are a few pots of pink roses, a sweet bunny that I know Amy from Bunny Rose Cottage will love and a couple books of Ireland to browse through while my party guests relax. Lastly, the pumpkin box I received so lovingly handmade by Connie from Living Beautifully sits a top the books and adds the final touch to my tea today. The sweet tea tags that Connie made, are placed on the table along with scattered rose petals for a bit of romance. Each quest will use a napkin that were my dad's vintage handkerchiefs held with a ring of pearls and lace.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today as my guardian angel playing the harp, watches over our tea time together.

Thank you for your company and please return soon. Have a wonderful day.


Anonymous said...

So cute! Don't know how you come up with such good ideas on your own. I would need a brain storming team.

Unknown said...

CELESTE!!! This is my absolute FAVORITE tea party!!!!!! I LOVE everything!!! The bunny :) I am going to come and get him, lol just kidding! And the roses from Larry are so beautiful!! I would dry them in a heartbeat. They would be gorgeous in that room to stay in a vase! And dark chocolate is my favorite! I have to ask ~ is the teapot you painted yours or for sale?? The tray too?? I sat here for the longest time just looking at everything. It is all so beautiful Celeste! I love all the teapots and cups and saucers. I would have bought the bird one too! Truly a beautiful display! My favorite of all :)

Love ya,

Sharon said...

Celeste such a lovely Irish tea party. Thank you for sharing all your treasures with us.

vickie said...

Love it Celeste! Every special piece!


Anonymous said...

I love it all. It was fun looking for all the details of your great collection...

Belinda said...

Oh, what a wonderful theme for a tea party! I am currently daydreaming about a trip to Ireland this coming up spring, so I am delighted to see your Irish themed party. :-) Everything looks really beautiful, and cheery.

Tina Leavy said...

so very pretty.lots of lovely items.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh my, what gorgeous tea parties!! I love the different themes! I don't know which is my favorite, they are all special!

Please stop by my tea party!

P.S. - I belonged to the National Society Tole and Decorative Painters too! You can see something I painted on my blog that I posted last Friday.

I'll be back!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I am half irish too! St. Pats day was huge at our house. I have great memories. Everything looks wonderful. Thank you!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh I heard about those pretty pink roses from your husband! How special!! Love this tea party. You have such a unique sense of style & just the right way to pull everything together. Love those pretty hanky/napkins, so special! If Amy doesn't come for the bunny, I might!

Angelic Accents

Natasha Burns said...

Oh wow your parties are just amazing!!! This one hast to be my favourite!

JEWEL said...

I so enjoyed reading your blogs. Your Golden Girl couldn't be sweeter! Stop by sometime!
and my irish tea blog


Krystal Kats said...

How funny I was doing research on the Irish Rose and turned up your site for a posting back in 07. Love your work it's so charming! have a wonderful weekend! Hugs

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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..