I am feeling more seasonal this year than in the past. This year I cannot wait for spring weather and seasonal celebrations to arrive. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorites. I love the food, I love the fun, I love the green everything, and I love that it is the day for planting potatoes and, as such, the official beginning of spring gardening!
I had fun with this table setting. Ever since purchasing the sleigh plates with the black polka-dotted edge (222 Fifth. Adirondack design), I have challenged myself to use them in as many table settings as possible. So far, so good.
I started in January with this table setting, and did very little, as you can see, to turn that wintry setting into this springtime setting. It certainly serves to prove that the careful purchase of a set of plates can carry you all year round, and no one is the wiser.
I added a bright green circular placemat beneath the wicker one, swapped the green cups for white ones, placed a colorful St. Patrick’s Day runner down the center of the table, and added some crystal and pressed glass accessories to give the table some sparkle.
The antique crystal candle holders that were a gift from Mr. O-P when we married are extra special.
The pitcher use as a centerpiece was a gift from my mother long ago. I wish she could join me at this colorful table. She loved coming to my St. Patrick's Day dinners as much as I enjoyed making them.
The buckets I found at Michael’s and, at a dollar a piece, could not pass them up. Green popcorn beckons guests, who are directed to sit at a place marked by a vintage postcard depicting a male or female according to their gender.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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