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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My DOLLAR TREE St. Patrick's Day Picnic Tea

Hi, All 
All of my ST. PATRICK'S DAY decorations are packed away, possibly to never be found again.....
The packed boxes have already been moved to the new house....

so in order to PLAY in 
annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl,
as I have done from her very FIRST one...
I visited
THE DOLLAR TREE
for some inexpensive PLAY TOYS.....





...cute little PAPER napkins


 ...a cute little cup....white with green.
I am such a sucker for CUTE CUPS....just love 'em.


...a cute little
GREEN
watering can
with white daises...

Puzzle fun over at
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 ...a little green basket I already had,
filled with COLOR....
Colorful tea towel, bright yellow square plates ....

 bought from WALMART.
I've been "eyeing" them for several months now...
we love subs but not sure these would be good...

 ...as delicious as can be....

...and just perfect for our ST. PADDY'S DAY picnic tea....


...all served on my vintage white wicker tea cart from my mom, 43 years ago.

I sure would rather have my little mama than this silly, old tea cart !!













 AND THEN COMES........DESSERT  :)




 Blessings to you for a great St. Patrick's Day.
ALSO linking with
Centerpiece Wed.
Rednesday
Cottage Style Party
Show and share
Wednesday Extravaganza
What's it Wed.

42 comments:

Vee said...

They have all that stuff at the Dollar Tree? My ver favorite is the mug...adorable.

Barbara F. said...

Wow, the $ Tree never ceases to amaze me! I was there today, my local one is pretty cleaned out of all St. Pat/Easter things! You set a mighty fine green tea party, BJ! That sub looks like it is from a deli! xo

Kathy Moreland said...

Can I come over? I'm about to starve, and that looks so delish!! You sure did good with your DT goodies. I got a few goodies from there today (Easter). Be sure to come look at my 2 new bunnies. See ya!

Madeline's Album said...

The dollar tree is one of my favorite stores. I pick up most of my decorations there. I have already taken down my St. Patricks Day decorations and put out my Easter decorations. That sub looks so good. Love all the photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' those cute little napkins and surely wishing I had some of that yummy sandwich right about now:@)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I love cute mugs too! Everything looks beautiful:)

Love Of Quilts said...

Lots of great fines...the d tree has it all. Food looks yummy.

NanaDiana said...

Well, for having everything packed away I'd say you did an exceptional job with your St. Paddy's presentation. I love it- xo Diana

Jo May said...

gosh Bj this makes me hungry for a sub and cookies...love your photo's.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I will have to give those subs from Walmart a try, they sure look good. Your gonna be so happy in your new home and all things in their place and the fun begins...yay

Blondie's Journal said...

You did good, BJ! I guess I just don't have the imagination to come up with something so cute like this, so I am really inspired. That sub looks delicious and I love your mother's tray!

XO,
Jane

Theresa said...

OH that looks SO YUMMY:) Gorgeous green decorations! Have a blessed week dear friend! HUGS!

Michelle said...

I always love visiting the Dollar Tree. Lots of house stuff as well as classroom stuff!

Debbie said...

I love this! I had wanted to do something for the blog crawl, but I never got finished enough to do it. And then, YOU show up in the middle of packing and moving and put me to shame.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great finds on your Dollar Tree finds. The sub sandwich looks great and I would be loving the ice cream and cookies.
You did an excellent job on your St Paddy's decorations for having everything packed.
Mary

Linda said...

You are BACK!! I can tell you're feeling better and I am so happy to see this fun post!

Miriam said...

I love your St Patrick's decorations. Dollar stores are great places to find so many neat items.
(btw, I've been following you on your blog & no word verify on mine either)
Have nice week!

Miriam said...

Bj, I'm so glad you pointed out that my follower gadget wasn't up. All this time I thought it was-LOL!
It's there now. Thank you & for your kind comments :)

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Amazing...and from the Dollar Tree & Wal~Mart!!! I adore the idea of a Sanit Patrick's Day picnic...especially in the middle of a move!!!
...and until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand!
Fondly,
Pat

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a lovely picnic you had! I am a sucker for cute cups, too. I have a mug collection :)

Jan Morrow said...

Now I'm in a great green mood! Darling ideas. My bff's birthday is March 17th and we've always had a shamrock theme so I'll share these ideas with her. -- Jan

LV said...

BJ, You amaze me how you are so involved in moving, which is a pain, cook and take time to blog. I am tired to just thinking about it.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

that sammie looks delicious. so good. enjoy!!

i love st. patrick's day. brings out the irish in us all. ( :

Beverly said...

It looks a if you will have a proper St. Patrick's Day. And, pretty, too.

Irene said...

Looks like you found the pot of gold at that Dollar Tree. LOL Happy St. Patty's Day to ya.

Audrey said...

hi bj ... Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too. Looks like you are having a fun and beautiful picnic. Pictures are great. So happy you have time and feel like blogging ... always enjoyable.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Marlis said...

Glad you are both feeling better! And the new look on the blog is just wonderful.. great job. Love your pretties and boy we do have the best Dollar Tree on our side of town, don't we?.. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's day and sending all the good Irish blessings your way.. xo marlis

kitty said...

Looks like a great picnic to me, bj!! I have that same mug from the $ Tree. You sure found some cute things to celebrate St. Paddy's Day.

Jeanne said...

Hi bj, Since my dad was Irish, I adore your post. I am doing a St. Pat post on Pink Saturday. I talk about my dad a bit in my post on Sat. I so get what you said about your mom. I miss my mom and dad so much. It doesn't matter that they have been gone for many years. They are always a part of our lives because of the loving influence they were.

Your post is Irish sweet bj. The puzzle is cute too. You are an artist at blogging. I mean it!

Love, Jeanne

Sarah said...

BJ, you are clever to pop over to $ store to find your green for the crawl. '-) It all looks festive, but wow oh wow is that vintage tea cart pulling at my heart strings. Can we see more of it sometime?
Have fun settling in. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

chateau chic said...

I would love to come to your St. Patty's Day picnic!! Looks wonderful, fun and festive.
Mary Alice

xinex said...

This is so cute, BJ. Love the dollar items and you are such an expert in presenting food. Not sure how the twins will be dressed on St Pat's Day but I am going to see them next weekend and I am so excited!!!!! They have grown so much, not even looking like babies anymore...Christine

Tricia said...

Cute post, BJ! I especially loved being reminded of When Irish Eyes are Smiling and I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover, as my family used to sing those on long car trips. Great memories!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Such a happy and cheerful post, BJ....I love all of it!

Shelby Beach said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! It's right around the corner. I love March...not only do I enjoy St. Patty's Day, I enjoy my Birthday, and Easter too! Happy March to you:0)

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I didn't do the blog crawl this year. I just don't have St. Pat's stuff and the few things I do have I used in the prior years. You did a great job with your visit to the dollar store...very creative!

My husband gets the Walmart Subs for his lunch once in a while...he says they are good!

Marigene said...

Who knew the dollar store had such cute items...and I am amazed that WalMart's subs are so yummy. I love the vignette you did into a jigsaw puzzle!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

The DT is my place to go for little accent pieces - love their holiday stuff! This was a cute post!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj! your new blog look is so cute!!! Our Walmart has a subway inside of it, so I'm not sure it also sells its own subs! What I'm drooling over is that pickle! I just love dill pickles. Happy St. Patty's to you and I hope your move goes smoothly. Linda

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

BJ, you are such a good sport! Love that you went to the DT and joined the party! xo

Diane said...

What sweet St. Paddy's day decor. I love your cute mug and picnic goodies. I'm visiting from Kathleen's and I'm now following you. Hope you'll stop by for a visit!

Kathleen said...

I love your Picnic, aren't you clever. I also appreciate you taking the time to join in, with all you have going on, thank you!