Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lucky Charms Tablescape


As I'm a wee bit Irish, I'm very excited to be joining in with Cuisine Kathleen's 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. 

Be sure to pop over and spread some Irish cheer while you visit with all the great guests gathered there.



My tablescape began with this bowl of lucky charms.  Got to love Dollar Store inspiration!
 
 
I gathered up a selection of various green dishware.
 
 
These were placed on a white plate serving as a charger and a green placemat.
 
 
This table is set in preparation for a St. Patrick's Day luncheon for Mr. Delight and I.
 
 
I used about six different shades of green to celebrate this special Irish holiday.
 
 
The napkins were embellished with faux boxwood and a shamrock.
 
 
This Irish cross from HomeSense years ago was made part of the centerpiece.
 
 
A pitcher of faux boxwood and a pillar candle complete the table décor.
(yep, that's snow outside the window but it's a lot less than at this time last year!)
 
 
Can you see the hidden shamrocks tucked into the boxwood?
 
 
A green ribbon and shamrock accent were added to the candleholder.
 
 
Below the centerpiece, a couple of white birds join in the fun.
 
 
These little guys are pretty special to me as Mr. Delight surprised me with them after one of his work trips out of town.
 
 

Since their names are Celtic in origin, I'm also introducing "Owen and Keeran". Those are the Pier 1 names for my new chairs (Owen) and table (Keeran).  (Though it's spelled differently, I even have a cousin with the same name - Kieran.)
We had wanted to replace the big, bulky, burgundy (yes 3 bad B's!) wingbacks we've had here for awhile now.  When I was "gifted" with some funds from my grandma's estate (special thanks to my mom and of course, my late grandma), I decided to spend it on the table & chairs.

 
 
We made a lot of trips to Pier 1 to finally decide on these specific chairs (they have so many!) but are very happy with our choice. They work well for dining but are also the right size and style to easily pull into the living room when extra seating is required there.
(Pillow & Throw also from Pier 1 last year - no, this is not a sponsored post - just love their stuff!)
 
 
Can't wait for St. Patrick's Day to have our lunch at this table.  Guess I better come up with something other than these bowls of Lucky Charms to eat!


Remember to head on over to Cuisine Kathleen's and check out all the others who are embracing the green!


Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table & Dreaming
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Talented Tuesdays at Home Remedies
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
What We Accomplished at Green Willow Pond
Share Your Style at Northern Nesting
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

23 comments:

Terri Steffes said...

I love your decor! The greens are gorgeous together. I am visiting from Kathleen's. I decided to start at the end of the list instead of the first!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Gorgeous tablescape--and I am swooning over your chairs!

bj said...

I love your great table..
and your chairs are so stinkin' cute, I just penned them....:)

xinex said...

I love your new table and chairs, so beautiful! Love the tablescape too and the birds that your sweet hubby gave you....Christine

happywonderer.com said...

What a lovely setting. I really like your cross. That was a fun idea to add the lucky charms to the bowls!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a wonderful presentation! Love the multiple shades of green and the cross. The little birds are so cute with the vignette. The chairs look so inviting with the pillows and the throw. Everything looks cozy! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Beautiful table...I especially love that cross!

Mary said...

I love your new chairs! They make the perfect sitting area for a cozy table for St. Paddy's Day. Love the sweet birds too. ♥

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Lori, When you said "lucky charms" I was picturing something with little marshmallows and a leprechaun! I think I have a box in my pantry. Yours are much prettier! All the greens really say Ireland to me. And your new table and chairs are wonderful. You can enjoy happy memories of your grandma while you relax! Linda

Candy S said...

Elegant and cozy is not easy but you have created a wonderfully elegant yet still cozy tablescape on your beautiful new table. The shades of green are like the Irish countryside. How boring it would be if everything were the same shade of green. Have a wonderful evening..... Candy

Sonia said...

Love your tablescape and your new chairs are just lovely! Great tablescape with all those pretty shades of green!
Miss Bloomers

The Tablescaper said...

Love your new chairs and your fabulous table. A great celebration.

Thanks for the visit.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Marigene said...

What a charming, cozy tablescape...love all the greens. All I can think of when I hear Lucky Charms is a box of oversweet cereal my kids loved!
Have a great week...

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a wonderful spot for a table for 2! Your bowl of lucky charms has me grinning, and I love your mix of greens~ crazy for your chairs too!
Jenna

Lady of the Manor said...

You've set a lovely table! It's so spring-like and colorful. Beautiful!!

Kathleen said...

DD, your pictures are so perfectly clear! All those beautiful greens hop off the screen. Love the napkin treatment! I am 100% Irish and I have never named my chairs, lol! You are funny! Thanks so much for crawling down from Canada to join in, dear friend! down

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Lovely table, I love the gorgeous varying greens, so pretty! Great boxwoods, I love them too! :)

chateau chic said...

Pier One has great stuff!! Love the table and chairs and other accessories. Your table setting is perfect for St. Patty's Day...love the way you mixed all the shades of green!!
Mary Alice

Sarah said...

My first comment disappeared, so will try again.
Your new table and chairs are a perfect spot for dining. Great job on your tablescape. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Crystal Grandeur said...


Hi Your post looks so dreamy. You have done it so beautifully. The table near the window adds up the charm. Happy St Pat day to you. Love sujatha:)

Pat Cantwell said...

Lori,
Sorry, dear one. . .I missed this post from the St. Patrick's day Blog Crawl!!! What caught my eye at The Scoop were these gorgeous chairs!!! I am quite smitten with them, also!!! (And, yes. . .I think Grandmother would approve!!!)
I recently visited my Pier 1 and agree whole heartily that they have some amazing furniture pieces!!!
Now about that luncheon. . .Lucky Charms (cereal) are magically delicious!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Lilasesazuis Gata said...

Belíssimo nos detalhes.

Encantada!

beijinhos,

Lígia e =ˆ.ˆ=

Lilasesazuis Gata said...

Belíssimo nos detalhes.

Encantada!

beijinhos,

Lígia e =ˆ.ˆ=