Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Embracing the Green

This St. Patrick's Day, I'm trying to "Embrace the Green"....of my dated kitchen!  We reno'd our kitchen back in the 90's when Hunter Green and Oak were in and we loved it.  Fast forward to 2011 and I'm NOT loving it anymore but it's not in the budget to update it at present.  Thus, I'm thinking St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to "Embrace the Green"!
This table is attached to our island and its hard to put a tablecloth on but I do anything to cover up some of the green!
I started with this "Leprechaun Under Glass" as my centerpiece.  I used a black metal bowl filled with faux greenery, back-to-back leprechauns, two shamrocks and gold coins and put them under my candleholder-turned-cloche.


I set the table for two, Mr. Delight and myself!  I gave him my one and only square shamrock plate layered on a square black plate and square white charger.
I made some placecards on the computer and added them to these green Sundae dishes filled with faux ivy and a shamrock.
I tied little plastic green beer steins around the bottom of the sundae cups with gold ribbon.

Of course, we need some "regular sized" beer steins for our "green" beer! I paired these with some multi-coloured green stems I bought at a local grocery store.
Again, these cylinder vases with inserts come in handy! I put shamrock garland, green beads and gold thread inside.

 Gold covered chocolate coins are scattered over the tabletop.
Here's a look at the vignette on the end of the island.
A display on the counter by sundeck door.
Some greenery in the corner by kitchen window.
Shamrock cling-on added to candle holder and a plastic green beer stein with gold coins.

Trying to melt the snow from the inside!  LOL!



 The next morning, Mr. Delight made us some yummy French toast with berries, pineapple and whip cream so we ate at our "Irish Table"!

Hope you've enjoyed this St. Patrick's Day tablescape where I tried to "Embrace the Green" of my dated kitchen!  (Not sure it worked....I'm still dreaming of an update!) 
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31 comments:

Marlis said...

Love your table! Wow. I love all your details you carried out to perfection.

Alycia Nichols said...

OK, here's the deal: Your table is a part of your island, and the island is green, and Ireland is called the Emeral Isle...so you're in like Flint! No need for a tablecloth on St. Patrick's Day! :-) Great table with so many cool details. I like the "Leprachaun Under Glass" centerpiece! So imaginative! I hope you had a fun Mardi Gras Tuesday. I'm still in recovery mode! Have a wonderful week!!!

xinex said...

Everything on your table is so pretty. It is so festive...Christine

Sarah said...

Well you may be getting tired of the green, but your table is perfect for St. Paddy's Day. Cute details and dishes. ~ Sarah

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just gorgeous and I think your kitchen is too! The table has so many wonderful details. The French toast looks pretty spectacular too.

Carol

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A very fun and festive table! Lovin' your great green stemware-enjoy:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Lovin all your greens -- since green is one of my favorite colors. Your St. Patrick's kitchen looks festive and breakfast sounds yummy!

Pat said...

Beautiful St Pat's table and vignettes!!

We have an oak bar with green counter top.:-)

Willow said...

Everything looks so very lovely. You have done a beautiful job. Happy St. Paddys Day.

Sevenoaks Furniture said...

It's lovely.. You've arranged the table just perfectly it's very festive. Good job! Thanks you so much for sharing this in here..

Tess said...

You've "embraced your green" fabulously!!! Your table looks terrific...really adorable for St.Patrick's Day!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Really cute tablescape. Love that Leprachaun under glass. Very festive display. ~~Sherry~~

jewelry making said...

I heard about landscape and seascape but it is my first time to read about tablescape. My goodness!!! This is wonderful. You made it perfectly.

Marigene said...

What a fun table...I do like your kitchen...green is my favorite color!

Entertaining Women said...

Darling tablescape. I empathize with you about being tired of your kitchen, but it really is lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, your tablescape is gorgeous. Love your leprechaun, how cute is he. Beautiful vignettes. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

A Hint of Home said...

What a great St. Patty's Day tablescape!
Your kitchen is so pretty!
Happy St. Patty's Day!

Barbara F. said...

My very first visit to your blog! It is wonderful. I think your kitchen is very lovely. The dark green works for a lot of holidays/themes. I liked all your accents, especially the cloche and the vignette by the sundoor and the grass with the Celtic cross. A fun "visit" to your home. xo,

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

You have trapped your leprechaun so he must grant you a wish--maybe for a new kitchen? Then send him to me because I need it more-- my kitchen is from 1987 :) Your table is so pretty and that breakfast sounds yummy. I hope your snow is melting. Linda

Maggie said...

I would say that you have not only embraced the green but given it a bug hug too!
A delightful post, your table & vignettes are great.
I'm so enjoying seeing how US bloggers celebrate St Patricks Day.

Maggie said...

Sorry......that should be BIG hug ( i think there's a bug in my PC!)
Maggie

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Firstly, that french toast is so over-the-top -- YUM!! Your table is sweet and I love all your little St Paddy's touches :)

Blessings!
Gail

Queenie said...

Everything's beautiful..love your cloche centerpiece and all of your creative vignettes!
Happy St. Patrick's Day :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

Karen said...

Very festive!

Barbara F. said...

I also meant to say I had that same cream-and-gold teapot - it was a gift from a friend but unfortunately it went to a yard sale. Seeing it again mad me have a little regret!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a delightful table! I really love your green glass goblets. And that berry topped french toast looks delish!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The green kitchen is perfect for the St. Pat's tablescape! You have some really neat Irish things, and displayed so well! I still like Hunter Green and oak!!

Katherine

Foley said...

Love your table - you have a real talent in putting together the various vignettes. Your centerpiece is my favorite.
Pass the French Toast !! lol

Kathleen said...

Love your kitchen, love your table, love the French toast and loved that you joined in., Thanks so much!

Frieda said...

Bonjour,
I' m so happy to discover
your beatiful world
Wish you a nice day
Frieda

Wendy said...

Totally awesome!! Wow, this I have to say is very creative! Inspiration flowing my way~~

~~Wendy