Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wearing 'o the Green Tablescape


St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Saturday, and my table is wearing ‘o the green in celebration.
I am a big fan of green and white, and, as a consequence, I thoroughly enjoyed putting this table together.
The Fitz & Floyd pitcher centerpiece belonged to my mother. When, a dozen or so years ago, I started having the St. Patrick’s Day dinner, she passed it on to me. It has become as much of a tradition as the corned beef!
I decided to fill it with flowers this year, instead of my usual pot of shamrocks. That turned out to be a bit of a mistake. This pitcher is huge!
It has a very wide opening, and the sad bunch of flowers that I had picked up at the market needed some serious help, so I filled in with some artificial flowers. I think I pulled it off.
I topped it with a vintage St. Patrick’s Day card from the collection of St. Patrick’s cards that I started a while ago. Isn’t it sweet?
This year, I’m happy to say, I was finally able to locate a pair of leprechaun salt and pepper shakers to match the pitcher! This Fitz and Floyd pattern goes back to the 80s, so they’re not all that easy to find. I’m happy to have this whimsical addition to my table.
The wine glasses are new this year and from Pier 1. I thought they added a bit of sparkle and whimsy to the table, plus they hold a lot of wine!
The napkins with the shamrocks are new as well. I found these, believe it or not, on Amazon. They are nice, large, and quite colorful, not to mention low in price. You can find them here.
The chargers, a gift from a blogger friend, are used more often than any others in my collection. The white plates, “Blanc Amelie” from Versailles, are also among my favorites, because they blend with everything. The raised border gives them a rather elegant look; the mugs are this pattern as well. 
 Lotus bowls that I generally use for serving Asian food, worked well here as vessels for shamrock cookies.
The lidded soup bowls I have had for about 40 years. They are handy for a variety of foods and make a very special presentation. 
If you are celebrating this year with a dinner or gathering, tell me about it, I love to hear what others do!


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14 comments:

Linda said...

I've been waiting for this! In particular I love the soup bowls, the napkins, and the wine glasses, but everything is so very pretty. I love the green and white too.

thel day said...

A lovely Irish table. Beautiful dishes and the salt and pepper shakers are so cute. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Ann Krucek said...

Just love the black and white striped placemats as a backdrop to all your great green and white dishes! What a fun St. Patty's Day table!!

Louca por porcelana said...

WOW!Great tea time!Lots of treasures!Nice to meet your blog.

Margie said...

What a festive table! Your table captures the spirit of St. Paddy's Day perfectly.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Super cute Pattie! LOVE the soup bowls! Just adorable!
Jenna

Marigene said...

Very cute green table, Pattie! I ♥♥♥ the mini soup tureens. The leprechaun pitcher/vase is adorable with the little fiddler.
Have a happy SPD!

sandy said...

this looks great - i love it. The other day I was looking at some older files and found Tablescapes from the LA county fair back in 2009. We never miss going to that section of the fair where they have the table settings and also the quilting and art and other such creative things. I thought of you when I saw them. I have never in my life set a nice table but i sure appreciate looking at them. Raising four boys I just either used some kind of melmac, or cheap dinner ware or paper plates. If I tried to decorate a table it would have been a disaster.

Alycia Nichols said...

I’m laughing at the little redness on the cheeks and noses of those leprechauns! They must have been drinking from those Pier 1 wine glasses that hold a hefty amount!!! It’s so neat that you have that St. Patrick’s pitcher/vase to anchor your setting. You can build so many different looks around it! Yup...you pulled off the mix on the flowers. I’ve done that on MANY occasions!

Sandra said...

I'd love to share corned beef with you at this table. The pitcher and salt/pepper shakers are fabulous (I'm a devoted Fitz & Floyd fan). What I really adore are the soup tureens - they're a lovely pattern and add so much to the celebratory feeling. The gold coins will surely bring you luck!
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

Zaa said...

OMG ..This is just too INVITING ... Your green tablescape is so IRISH that I can hear it singing...Those little Leprechaun shakers make me want to dance the jig right up to your table...Of course I do love the eighties decor and remember those lidded bowls .... You have elegantly mixed eras and cultures with the addition of your lotus plate and added so much inspiration into St. Patrick’s Day celebrations... I love it !!!!
Thanks for your kind visit to the Grand Lady... Please do come again... I’m your newest follower...Hugs

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Love your tablescape! Those dishes are so, so lovely and fun!

Liz Martin said...

Another stunning tablescape! Your parties must be the best :) Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop!

Mother of 3 said...

Such a pretty table! I love the crockery you used.