Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lucky Leprechauns



With St. Patrick's Day only a few weeks away, I thought I'd join in with Susan's Tablescape Thursday over at BNOTP by showing a tablescape I did a couple of years ago (before I was a blogger) for this Irish holiday.


The colours green and gold with a white lace center are the foundation for this theme.  Instead of a pot o' gold, I created a vase o' leprechaun as a centerpiece.
 


Usually, it is still very much winter here in March so I had left my snowflake decor hanging from the chandelier.
  


I don't have any themed dishes for this holiday but used a green rimmed salad plate on top of a gold rimmed dinner plate.  Gold chargers and flatware complete the place setting.
  


I can't believe how much snow we had 2 years ago at this time (by windows, after Mr. Delight had shoveled the roof).  Fortunately, this year, we have only about a foot of the white stuff left.
  


All of the shamrock pieces you see were from a local Dollar Store.  I used vinyl cling-on type stickers on glassware (votive holders and centerpiece) to get a themed look without buying actual pieces.  The leprechauns and pots of gold were from a local drug store.
  


We even got to have just the right music with our dinner...when you push the leprechaun's belly, it plays "When Irish Eyes are Smiling"
 

I'm sure some Irish luck will follow you as you head on over to BNOTP and check out the other wonderful tablescapes.

34 comments:

Pat@BPM said...

Delightful Saint Patricks Day table. I love the green rimmed salad plates, especially.

Joyce said...

Top of the morn to you and what a lovely table you have set for the St. Paddys day:)
Joyce

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love it! I've been eyeing your header! It's so nice to see the full production!
Happy St Patricks Day!

Kathleen said...

Hi DD, you know I love the Irish theme! I love your tablescape, so much fun!
So you must have sent all your snow down here, eh??:)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm doing a St. Pat's table today as well. It's hard, I don't have any themed things to use...I'm winging it. I love your "vase o' leprechaun"!

Nancy said...

Your table is elegant and fun at the same time! Love it!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love your table and all your St. Patty items.. very pretty indeed.

Sherry said...

I love your table. The green and the gold look fabulous together. What fun with the leprechauns!

Mimi said...

What a cute Irish table!

xinex said...

I feel lucky just looking at your pretty tablescape. So festive!..Christine

dee dee said...

What a fun tablescape! So very cute!
Dee Dee

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

So festive and pretty. Makes me want corned beef and cabbage. Rosie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How cute is this! The vase of leprechauns is adorable! Love it as the banner too!

Katherine

The Tablescaper said...

Oh how fun! A table full of such celebration!!

- The Tablescaper

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love your green salad plate and your leprechaun in the vase. The gold and green look so good together.

Beth said...

How charming! I love this!
Blessings - Beth

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Such a beautiful charming tablescape, love all the details and the napkin ring thing looks so regal and important, love it all...Phyllis

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Those ARE lucky leprocons! Your tablescape is gorgeous! Come see me sometime! Would love to have you visit!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I just love everything about this table!

Melody said...

Gosh and begora!
that is a table everybody'll want to kiss the cook for. Great job.

Maryrose said...

Oh so cute...love your St Patricks Day table and that's
no Blarney.
Luck of the Irish to you.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

What a great St. Patrick's Day table!! Love all of it! Beautiful!

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

that's such a pretty table, I love the way you paired the green with the gold, looks very lively.

Carrie said...

What a delightful table setting...everything looks so festive!

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful Saint Patrick's Day tablescape. I just love it ♥ Your Leprechauns are adorable.

Jo said...

Lovin these little green people, your TT is so hoping for an early "irish spring".And me too!

Bill said...

You really have a flair for this ... nicely done -- so festive and fun!

Petite Little Bee said...

Magical. Love the linens! Thanks for sharing your Tablescape with us. Cheers, Lia

Scribbler said...

I am getting ready for St. Pat's I think! Getting inspired to find my stuff -- last year I put it away so efficiently I have no idea where it is! Yours is terrific!

Scribbler

HollyC said...

This is such a beautiful table! I don't really have any St. Patrick's Day decor, but seeing your table has me really wanting some!
~Holly

Maggie said...

wow I luv the Irish theme
Maggie
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http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

niartist said...

Three words: SO MUCH FUN! I love this! Thanks for sharing!

berrygirl said...

I love this tablescape!!! Perfectly fun!!!

Clark said...

What a delightful table setting...everything looks so festive!