Monday, March 14, 2016

Springtime Table for St. Pat's



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 letterP 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


17 comments:

Marigene said...

What a pretty SPD table...♥ the salad plates. Your little leprechaun is adorable. I have bought roses that lasted only long enough to get them home...very irritating. I now avoid them like the plague. I wish I could find a grocery store nearby that had ranunculus...they are so beautiful.
Happy Saint Pat's Day, Pattie!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Terrific spring St Patrick's table! Those salad plates are wonderful - the veggies on them look so decorative. How fun to have a bowl of green popcorn at each place setting - yum! Maddening about your bouquet but they look nice in the pics.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Great table Pattie! Love the drama of the stripes and the way you did the napkin! And those plates are fabulous!!
Jenna

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love those vegetable plates! Too bad about the flowers- I would march back there and make them give me another bundle! I like the green popcorn and the striped placemats.

Mary Keels said...

Oh no! So sorry that your flowers did not last. Your plates are wonderful though! When I think of Ireland I do think of fresh vegetables too so I think they are quite fitting. I am joining you today from the blog crawl as well. I hope you have a happy St. Patricks day tomorrow!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful leprechaun pitcher. Special it was your mother's.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pattie, Your fiddling leprechaun pitcher is unique and adorable! So nice that you have it in your collection from your mother. It is so frustrating to come home with flowers that immediately wilt and I have had the same problem with roses. Sometimes I can revive them by slitting the stem and submerging for awhile. I do love the plates! I'll sit at the kale setting! Linda

Pat Cantwell said...

Pattie,
I adore this St. Patrick's Day Tablescape, dear one!
My favorite has to be your stripe black & white placemats
used with the solid green and the salad plate depicting the carrots!
Your vegetable plates, on this tablescape, all complement your theme!
HaPpY St. PaTrIcK's DaY!
Fondly,
Pat

Mary said...

Pattie, I love your wonderful veggie salad plates and your leprechaun pitcher! Sorry about your flowers :( I miss being near a TJ's and never had a problem when I purchased flowers there. Happy St. Paddy's Day! ♣

Valerie Roberts said...

Gorgeous table. Again you are so talented. I love tho vegetable plates, they are divine.

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table. Love the plates. And the letter P. Visiting from Kathleen blog party.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Beautiful table and I am very fond of those vegetable plates! Happy St. Paddy's Day ♣

Lady of the Manor said...

Lovely table! Those veggie plates are so pretty. Good luck with your garden this spring. There's nothing like homegrown produce!

bj said...

I love your pretty, fresh and fun table...Happy St. Pats Day

Sarah said...

Beautiful! This is my kind of table. Love your black and white placemats and those plates from WS.

Kathleen said...

Hi Pattie! Thanks so much for joining in the crawl! I love those plates, so cute! Makes me want to eat my veggies! The pitcher is wonderful! Happy Easter, too!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow Pattie, I am loving this table. You paired it beautifully with the placemats. Those veggie plates are beautiful. The florals is lovely. I am so glad you share this lovely table at our link party, DI&DI. Happy Sunday.