Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Irish Afternoon Tea at Sonny's

Its still tuesday so I'm not to late.. I wanted to leave Lori's table up a couple days till I was sure everyone had seen it and she got a chance to see all your sweet comments.
 I didnt do a table , just a little afternoon tea for Me and Tommy.  Men~! he walked straight in and asked me if I expected him to eat green cake. I said , no , ya dont have too .. I can take it next door:-) He likes to tease me almost better than he likes to eat, Almost..   I made some pistachio pudding too, cause the old boy like it and I like him, so...
 I wish you all the Happiest of St Patty's Day.
 Lets get on with this party , shall we...
 My Green Thumb Gnome has arrived to bring a great harvest to my garden. He always arrives in early spring and sprinkles his magic around. Since he always helps me I thought it only right to invite him in for a snack..
Please go visit all these parties to see more St. Pattys Day and other delights
Wanda at The Plumed Pen,
Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor.
Martha at    Martha's Favorites
Tablescape Thursdays (hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch)

Thank you all for coming by to see my Irish Afternoon Tea. I wish you were here to eat some of that cake.
I wish you and yours all the Blessings heaven allows and I hope we can all meet here again next St. Pattys Day..
Ps.. Kathys comment reminded me I forgot to give you the recipe for the St Patty Cake...so here it is::
chocolate cake mix of your choice- mixed according to directions. 
chop up to a fine state 3 peppermint patty candy rounds- the large ones
add to cake mix and bake as package directs
cool and frost.. I used cream cheese icing lightly tinted with green food coloring.
those mints melted into the cake give it a really yummy flavor and moistness.


  1. I wish I was there to eat some of that cake, Sonny! That looks so good, as does the pistachio pudding {pistachio is one of my favorites in ice cream and pudding}.

  2. Oh this is lovely (and green)! Thank you for sharing your tea with us!

  3. Hi Kathy.. I wish you were here too.. I cant believe I forgot to add the recipe. Thanks for visitng me and reminding me. I'll go back and add it now...
    ps. Tommy will be so glad to see you when he comes to read the comments.. you know he thinks you are just tooooooooo adorable:-)

  4. Many blessings to you, Sonny- lovely as always!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. This is just exquisite. Everything is just perfectly stunning. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  6. Such a lovely Tea for Hubby and You! I love the pudding! The cake is so pretty with the pearls on top! The tea set is lovely! Your whole setting makes me want to come have some Mint Cake, I love you used the peppermint paddies to make it. Gnome the know is wonderful! I love his magic he brings to your garden and to your Tea! Your Tea is just lovely! I know I said that, lol But I do love it! Happy Saint Patrick's Day and Thank You so much for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday!

  7. Beautiful table setting and that cake looks and sounds delicious.

  8. Hello Sonny...

    My friend, your afternoon tea for you and your honey is absolutely gorgeous! What a treat! Your teapot and teacups is my very favorite pattern!!! I just adore it! That white looks sooo beautiful paired with all that St. Pat's Day green!!! Mmmm...your cake and pistachio pudding look scrumptious! I got a giggle out of what your honey said about the green cake and your response! That's too cute! Now I have to tell you that I think your little Green Thumb gnome is just the cutest thing I've ever seen and he just makes your pretty tea table! I do declare that you could see the "smile in his eyes"! Shoot, I didn't know there was a Green Thumb gnome...no wonder all my green plants suffer! Hehe! I could sure use a little of his magic and blessings at my house! wink!

    Well my dear, thank you so much for sharing your lovely St. Pat's Day tea with us! It was such a treat! I also wanted to thank you for your recent visit to my place! Come by anytime!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  9. Your table looks so pretty. The presentation of that pudding in those pretty sherbets is perfect, and I would certainly eat some of that beautiful green cake. Your gnome is so pretty, and I love the pretty ribbon around the candles. laurie

  10. Sonny, can I come over please? It looks so lovely, I am totally inspired by you!~

  11. This is such a lovely setting. Your little Irishman is so cute and all of your green desserts look delicious and PERFECT for St. Patrick's Day!

  12. Your tea party with the green cake looks very pretty. Thanks for joining the party.
    Rhondi @ Rose Colored Glasses

  13. Such a lovely setting! A perfect St.Patrick's Day
    treats! Delicious looking! Have a wonderful St.Patrick's Day. ~Theresa MsartistSewCrafty

  14. What a great thing to do. I think I will surprise my husband with an afternoon this weekend. I'm quite sure he would be shocked! :) This is so pretty.

    Happy Paddy's Day!


  15. I love cake and I love mint chocolate anything so I'm so in for that cake!

  16. What a beautiful tea setting! It is put together in a way that is very visually appealing - great photography! Love the white teapot and cups - top o' the morning to you!

  17. happy st patricks day to you and tommy! i love the sound of tea and cake. have a great wednesday.

  18. Very stunning! Happy St Patrick's Day to you.


  19. Hi Sonny,,
    (love your name.. reminds me of Sunny, which I was at onetime called)
    Anyway, after your visit, just had to pop over to your place.. so glad I did! What a delightful Tea..scrumptious! Lovely tea set..but the cake..
    I'll bet it was simply delicious.. Looks like from the directions, you may have used one of my family favorites.. either "Uncle Duncan" Hines..or maybe Auntie "Betty as in Crocker"..
    thanks again for visiting ..and allowing me to join your fun!!
    warmest hugs, laughing smiles..

  20. Thank you all so much for visiting me and for leaving such sweet words for me. I really needed them tonight as this morning on my way back from the store I was rear ended . I am find- sore- but fine. I got checked out by the emt's and luckily the man from the garage I use was able to tow my car home and bring me too.. I planned to participate in Thursdays party but I just need to rest up a bit. I'll be ready by monday though I'm sure..
    thank you all again for visiting and a Big welcome to my newest followers. I appreciate you , One and All...

  21. Fantastic tablescape. Love the gnome. I bet that green cake got ate! It looks wonderful. And the pudding too! Thanks for your words of encouragement. This week has been interesting, that is for sure! I will be back soon, I promise!

  22. Hi Sonny. What a beautiful tablescape. Everything looks perfect. Gosh that cake looks yummy! I gave up cake for Lent so I am looking forward to having a slice when Easter comes:)
    Have a great evening.

  23. What a delightful table. I could just jump right into a big bowl of that pistachio pudding! Sweet tea.

  24. Love your Table...So Pretty

  25. It all looks so pretty, but the cake looks crazy delicious & I have'nt had pistachio pudding ín forever! Bella

  26. Would LOVE to sit down and have your tea and GREEN cake! Looks so wonderful! The parfait glasses are terrific and the pudding looks great in them!


  27. We had an Irish Tea at Linderhof as well -- not quite as green as yours, however. Beautiful table and I love your little guy!

  28. Such a pretty green and white table...love your gnome, he is adorable.

  29. Lovely table! I am so glad so many tea party goers also came to Tablescapes T. today! I didn't get to visit all the teas and St. Pat's parties I had wanted to. So it is great to see you here!
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
    Thanks! Sherry

  30. Lovely tea table. Beautiful cake, I'd be happy to eat some!! lol
    I made pistachio pudding too, but added pineplle,
    marshmallows and nuts. It was goodddddddd!
    Your lil Irish gnome is cute! Also like how you put the ribbons around the candles. That was a great idea.
    Have a great day,
    Blessings Nellie

  31. This is so beautiful, SOnny! I love the shade of green. The food looks scrumptious!...Christine

  32. Morning Sonny,
    Saw you came by to visit and just wanted to say Hi and pleased to meet you here in blogland. Also checked out your blog while I was here this time, and it is great. Loved all your decorating ideas.
    Loved all your monogrammed things in your home,
    it is very pretty and sophisticated looking with the black and monograms. My daughter would love it too. she is into black and red with some white and taupe mixed in. Unfortunately she isn't a blogger tho!! lol
    Thanks for becoming a follower that is always
    exciting as you well know.
    Have a great day hon,
    Blessings from Nellie
    your newest follower!! lol

  33. Hi Sonny,
    Cute St. Paddy post! Thank you for offering to spread the word about my giveaway. You’re a doll please spread away. Have a great day!

  34. Pretty tea party table and thank you for posting the recipe for the cake. It looks delicious and the addition of the mints to the chocolate sounds unique.

  35. I love how you used plain white phaltzgraff and a plain glass cake stand (both of which I have!) for this beautiful table setting.

  36. Sonny,
    I love these colors...everything looks so calming and relaxing! All your goodies look so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing!

  37. Sonny, Oh my! So sorry to hear about your accident. Hope all is well!
    Your tea time table is lovely. I love the earthy elements with white and that soft green. What a fabulous way to spend time with your hubby!
    I love the pudding! Do you have leftovers?
    Happy Spring!

  38. its so good to see so many smiling faces here.. I've been resting and trying to stop by as many of your blogs as I can.. tickles me to pieces ya'll like what I did with my display.. we do have leftovers, for sure. I should have made a small cake , giggle. I'll be ready for a tuesday party and if I get real industrious, maybe a Meta Monday too...
    soft hugs to each of you and Happy Spring~!!
    and remember- ♥ Sonny Loves Ya ♥

  39. Wow! I wish I could catch the left over of your delicious cake.

    Happy W/end.

  40. Such a great blog...I love all your special touches! You can tell you love your home! Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...it is so nice to meet you! Stop in and visit sometime! Meme


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