Wednesday, March 12, 2014

St Patrick's Day Tablescape

 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!


~~louise~~ said...

You know how thrilled I am when you share one of your amazing tablescapes, Pattie. This one does not disappoint!

It looks so festive. I don't think you missed a beat:) I'm sure your Mom is celebrating in your heart. Thank you so much for sharing, Pattie...

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your tablescape - everything is perfect. The candle stick are so pretty and give you lots of sparkle.
Love the Irish pitcher, he is so cute.
Thanks so much for sharing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pattie, this is as cute as can be! And I adore those cute buckets. I wish I had spotted some, and I wish I could join you for the celebration!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!



Scribbler said...

This is so cute -- all your little Irish touches are perfect! I really like your idea that dishes can be used for most of the year.

Sarah said...

Fun table setting! I will send this link to my niece who has my mother's set of the same green dinner ware - Old Curiosity Shop. Loving the green popcorn. Happy St. Pat's Day!

Mary said...

Pattie, Your St. Paddy's table in all its details is wonderful! I love those cute buckets you found, even better filled with green popcorn! I love the touch of black in your dishes layers...the runner, postcards and adorable pitcher too! Wishing a Happy St. Paddy's/ Pattie's :) Day!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful all of the plates. That runner is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I love your St. Patrick's day table setting. I specially like the table runner, so festive.
Visiting from Common Ground today.

The Tablescaper said...

I love all of the detail of this table, particularly the green pop corn!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Hi Pattie! So good to see you. I love all the things you mention, and I LOVE this fun table. Green popcorn! My gkids would love it!
Hope all is well with you!
Thanks so much for taking part in the 6th annual St. Pat's Bog Crawl! Slainte'!
I've got 12 Soda Breads in the oven for tomorrow's party. Maybe I should make the green popcorn too!

Marigene said...

What a festive the table runner. That cute pitcher makes a great vessel for the shamrock centerpiece! I like the idea of a pail of popcorn.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Pattie, I love everything about this tablescape. Happy St. Pat's Day! said...

What a great happy table Pattie! I love your runner, and the pitcher is fabulous! The male/female vintage cards tucked in the popcorn are sheer genius! Happy St. Pat's to you!

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty table.