St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It makes so few demands, and yet rewards us with good food, the promise of spring, and an abundance of my favorite color, green!
I started setting tables in honor of the coming holiday late last week, pulling out a set of salad plates depicting some of my favorite fresh summer vegetables that will soon be planted in my meager garden.
Seeds give off such a feeling of hope, don't you think?
The pitcher was once in my mother's collection, and has long served as a focal point for my St. Patrick's Day tables. Generally I fill it with shamrocks, but this year decided on a floral bouquet from Trader Joe's. Bad idea. By morning half of the flowers had wilted, and by the following day they were dead. Never again!
The black letter “P” is actually one half of a set of bookends that I recently unearthed, and decided to use.
Green popcorn and chocolate kisses fill white lotus bowls. It wouldn't be St. Pat's without green popcorn!
Pitcher – Fitz & Floyd
Salad Plates – Williams-Sonoma
Lotus Bowls & Napkins – Pier One
Placemats – Three French Hens
Flatware – Crate & Barrel