Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Patrick's for Tablescape Thursday

First off, I would really like to thank all of you who commented with such wonderful suggestions for my "messy closet" post on Met Monday.  I think I am going to try two methods. One will be hanging the tablecloths I use the most in another closet that has a rod and the other is a wonderful idea that Denise (aka "OA" a friend on the Garden Web/Holidays forum) came up with which incorporates using pieces of cardboard between the various kinds of placemats. Hopefully, things won't get so messy!


Now on to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at BNOTP....in keeping with the "season", here's another St. Patrick's Day tablescape. This time, it is a black and green colour scheme.


The centerpiece is created by using my trio of glass vases and adding shamrock garland inside. Three leprechauns and their pot o' gold sit at the corners.



I got these large glasses at a local grocery store last summer.  I like that they have two tones of green in them.

Want to create a tablescape using "themed" dishes without buying new ones?...just put a vinyl cling-on type sticker on a white plate!

Of course, I wouldn't eat off of them but they look nice when guests come to the table and could be removed or could be used to set a bowl of soup on later.

Another variation in the shamrock pattern.


 Lime green napkins are held with a gold ring and a shamrock is tucked in with the fork.

I got this plaque at Home Sense last year. It is supposed to hang on the wall but I use it laying down or sometimes in a plate stand.

Chocolate gold coins are scattered over the table. Its always fun when you can eat the decorations!



I do have a bit of  Irish in my family tree as my maternal Great-Grandmother was from Ireland.  She even tried to book passage to North America on the Titanic but fortunately, it was all booked up and she had to choose another ship!
Be sure to head over to BNOTP to check out more ideas to create an Irish themed table!

43 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Your St. Patrick's Day table is lovely! And that green stemware you found at the grocery store is gorgeous!

Kat :)

ellen b said...

Ahh perfect! Green and gold are a great choice for a St. Patrick's Day table! Lovely...

Beth said...

Love the chargers, the plates and salad plates! The napkin rings are really cool too! This is an elegant setting for St. Patrick's Day. Glad I got to visit today!

Kathleen said...

Woohoo!! #1 GOOD FOR YOU!
So GGma had the luck of the Irish! Which I was always told was no luck at all..:)
But she escaped a terrible fate.
Love those little clings. When it is time to eat the guests could stick them on their forehead..after a few Guinness , ie..LOL
Fun table, DD!
Those green stems are so pretty!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun, festive table! And I love your shamrock plates! Can't believe you found that stemware at the grocery -- it's a great find!
Cute leprechauns, too. Looks like they've been busy having a party! Mine have been busy on my blog as well. I love the wee ones...

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Freda Marie said...

Wow, very pretty.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

How fun! I love that you used the pretty battenburg lace on your table. Thank you for the window cling idea, I'll have to try that in the future!
Happy St. Patty's day from another Irishwoman!
Cheers, Andrea

Melody said...

Boy do I have the luck o' the Irish. You table is terrific! Those glasses remind me of sea glass. Your plates are too cute...oh the whole table is perfectly Sy patty!

Rettabug said...

That is a brilliant idea to put a cling type decoration on a white plate! You could also do it UNDER a clear one, too. Thanks for that great tip.

I love your entire tablescape! I looked all over to try to find gold coins to use on mine. I only saw green. :(

What a festive table!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a fun table! I love all the sparkle of the shamrocks. I love all the lace doiley and placemats!
Yvonne

Jeanette said...

Love the cling idea. And your linens are beautiful. Just a beautiful table.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! Amazing about your grandmother! Love your fun table - & eating the decorations! Those glasses are wonderful with the multi greens and how cute those clings are on the plates - another idea I got from Laurie of Bargain Hunting is to just cover up those sorts of decorations with a clear plate - then you can see it and eat off of it too!

Mimi said...

Cute Irish table...love the shaded stems...where did you find them?

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like a great celebration! The vinyl clings are a great way to extend your collection.

- The Tablescaper

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is adorable! Great idea to use the cling-ons! You have so many pretty Irish decorations and wonderful ideas for putting it all together! Fabulous!

Katherine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh how fun! I like the coins, the leprauchans, the black and green! Outstanding job, and lot's of inspiration too!
Cindy

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your table is just so fun and lively, I love the shiney green all over the table and it looks like a party I sure would like to come to, the black and green is so perfect...thanks for sharing, phyllis

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I came back to peep one more time at your tablescape, and in addition to everything else I yammered about, I have to say that your glasses are just amazing! I love how they are tinted in the various shades... almost like an Irish rainbow! Love them. Thanks for sharing all...

The Southern Belle said...

I appreciated reading your story about your grandmother. The twists and turns of life! Your table shines and sparkles. You seem to be quite the successful budget shopper! My kind of tablescaper! :-)

GrannySue said...

How beautiful. And what a perfect idea to put stickers on the plates! I'll definitely be stealing that idea!

Sherry said...

What an interesting story about your great-grandmother. I love your little shamrock plates and it all looks wonderful on the gold chargers.

Donna said...

Great history about your family! My husband's great grandparents were from Ireland and my Dad's family is from there...so a wee bit o' Irish in me, too! ;)

I came over from BNOTP, and I love your tablescape! Looking forward to returning and staying for a while...

Have a great Thursday!

From the Kitchen said...

Top of the morning to you! I love your table. It not only is right for St. Patrick's day, it reminds me that the green of spring is on it's way! After your comment about your closet, I had to peek. I certainly can relate. I straighten them out, admire them for awhile and "poof" they are right back to the messy stage!!!!

Best,
Bonnie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

you have set such a pretty table. Love the green stems. Have a great weekend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fun and inviting table. Love your dishes, so pretty and different. They are perfect. The linens are stunning. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

What a fun table!! I have used the cling thingies on glassware before but not on plates...CUTE! Great job!

kayellen said...

Adorable setting!!!Ready to bless famiy and friends~~~
Happy Tablescape Thurday:)

Kay Ellen

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

The chocolate on the table would be a hit around my home, maybe too good of a hit thought! Cute ideas, pretty table.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

What a fabulous St. Pat's Day tablescape, my friend! Your beautiful china makes for a very elegant table and yet it's so fun and festive! I really do like your trio of glass candleholders that you used for the centerpiece...gorgeous! I see how they could really be versatile and customized for each tablescape! I'll have to look for some! I also love the idea of using the festive shamrock vinyl stickers...that's a great idea!!! Thank you for sharing your fabulous table with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Merri Cvetan, The Design Coach said...

Very pretty. I like the way you use several shades of green.

Cindy - Your Decorating Hotline said...

What a clever idea to use holiday clings on white dishes. I'll be sure to try that - love the idea for a bit of added decor.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

This is such a beautiful and fun St. Patricks table scape. I love the little green men and lovely green glasses. Thanks so much for sharing, and if you have a chance please come by and say hello. Cheers, Lia

Sandy said...

So lovely and festive! :)

Happy St. Pat's Day next week!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a beautiful creations! You really did a great job.

TY for sharing your smart ideas. Love your centerpiece of trio glassvases. Perfect!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love what you did with your plates. who needs to eat of them anyway- not me.. thank you for sharing this terrific idea.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is a really festive table. I love how you did the napkin rings. The stickers are a great idea!

Barbara said...

Very nice!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Simply adorable! I loved the little gold pot with the coins...things like this make me happy that I am Irish! Did you hear we are claiming everything green to be ours? :)

Linda @ Bushel and a Pickle said...

What a happy bright tablescape! I am inspired as I am planning for our daughter's "gotcha" on St. Patrick's day...a particularly special reason to celebrate! Thanks for sharing.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

What a fabulous and artistically created tablescape!~ I love the all of the nuanced tones and particular shades of your selection of pretty greens;(which of course are the colours of your delightful St' Patricks day vignette for your exceptional table).., Utterly beautiful!

This has been my second time participating with Susan's delightfiul blog party, and it has been wonderul!.., Such inspirational fun!

~ Please come vist and see my 'tablescape Thursday' vignette for this week..,You are also most warmly invited to partake with my own, 22nd, 'Tuesday Tea for two', which is a similar kind of blog party meme..,


Warmest regards and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great tablescape. I love the vinyl cling idea. And I really love the chocolate money.

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is my first time here, from Between naps on the porch. Very very beautiful.. Happy St.Patricks day to you!

Erika

Maureen said...

I have the same shamrock plaque ( I purchased mine from Michael's). Mine is hanging on my stair banister.

Top o' the mornin' to ya!