Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Set Your Table With Flair--Drinks For Saint Paddy and Me

Top O' the Mornin' to ya!

It be Saint Paddy's Day,

So let us jig and be glad.

Come and join for tea with me and my lad.

I be a sweet lassie,
Who adores things quite classy,

But on this special day,
We will make things his way.

A very stout cuppa, not too frou-frou, you see,
For in Ireland, sweet darlin's, that's how things be.

If Twinings isn't your particular cup of tea,
Please enjoy a simple recipe to you from me.

A café of chocolate and crème de menthe,
On a wonderful journey, your taste buds will be sent.

                     Parsimonious Décor Darling Irish Mocha For Two

Two cups Kerig brewed mochas (I used Café Escapes)
For each cup:
       1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
       1/2 teaspoon crème de menthe
       1 teaspoon sugar
       Green whipped cream to garnish

For the very simple step-by-step guide, please visit the full post on my blog Parsimonious Pabulum here.

Enjoy!  Have a wonderful Saint Patrick's Day!  If you please, also visit these videos.  These two songs are faves of mine, and both fit today's occasion.

The first is by Irish singer Enya off of her album The Celts and is entitled "Scotland."  Although the song is not Irish itself, I love the bagpipes combined with piano. 

The second is entitled "The Wind That Shakes The Barley."  It is an Irish ballad written by Robert Dwyer Joyce (1836–1883), a Limerick-born poet and professor of English literature. The song is written from the perspective of a doomed young Wexford rebel who is about to sacrifice his relationship with his loved one and plunge into the cauldron of violence associated with the 1798 rebellion in Ireland.

Here, the ballad is interpreted and sung by Lisa Gerrard of one of my favorite world music bands, Dead Can Dance.  It is haunting, forlorn, and yet, very beautiful.

From my collection:

White plates and coffee mugs, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Flatware, Ralph Lauren Beacon Collection
All linen, green and white, HomeGoods
Shamrock adornments, The 99¢ Store

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  1. As enticing as your mugs of green look, I think I would be happy to sip the Irish Breakfast tea. Your presentation is lovely and festive. Thank you for joining me for tea and Happy St Patrick's Day!


  2. A very nicely composed posting!

  3. Happy St. Paddy's Day! I'm normally a tea drinker but I'd love to try your café of chocolate and crème de menthe!

  4. Wow, a post with a rhyme! You're multi-talented. I really like the sweet ribbons around your napkins and do enjoy Irish Breakfast tea in the morning. Love that Enya is included in the post. I listen to her music when I travel. No one else has a voice like hers. Hope you had a nice St. Patrick's Day! ~Nora

    1. Thank you, Nora! I love Enya too, she and Tori Amos have been among my favorite singers since high school! Thank you for visiting!

  5. What a charming tea setting you have created and your prose is equally charming! What a lovely way to start one's day!

    1. Thank you so kindly, Candy! Nice to hear from you. :)

  6. How beautiful to celeb St. Pat's Day pretty girl. I love your cofé of chocolate, it looks so inviting, wish I had one! I love all the greens and that bow and green shamrock holding the lovely flatware are so pretty.

    1. Thank you so much, Fabby!!! They were fun to make too. ;)

  7. A great post! Hope you had a great day as well.

    1. Thank you, Amalia! We did, I hope you enjoyed yours, too. :)

  8. I love your napkins with the ribbon of shamrocks used as napkin rings. Your drinks are the best for a celebration of St. Paddy's Day celebration. Have a great week!


  9. Lovely and creative ideas. Clever napkin rings. I love how the cups, napkins, and spoons were placed. So creative. Have a great weekend. Valerie R.

  10. Beautiful setting! I bet St. Paddy would've loved to have a drink with you! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!