Last year I ordered this pretty shamrock-covered china teapot from eBay, and the gracious seller surprised me by including this shamrock teacup as well.
Isn't it lovely? The Lefton teacup has such a cheery pattern and pretty shape.
In fact, this seller included quite a few extra goodies in my package, including the runner and shamrock ornament shown here. At first I wasn't sure I had enough green things to compose a small St. Patrick's Day vignette on my tea trolley, but now I think I do, by golly!
The card at left was a surprise from a reader who recently won one of my giveaways. Perfect!
And the African violet I've been nursing along for two years has finally decided to bloom again, with little buds peeking out at right. Do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day? Maybe it's the Irish in me, but I must say I'm getting into the spirit this year!