Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Table for St. Patrick's Day

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We did every year when daughter J was small. She loved leprechauns and the mischief they would cause around the house. Teenage J -- not so much!

So it has been several years since I decorated for St. Patrick's Day. This weekend J will be home from college, providing the perfect excuse to celebrate!


The stained glass shamrock welcomes the sun.



Shades of green, gold and white, the colors of the Irish flag, set the theme. A mint green cloth covers the table, topped with gold chargers. Matching napkins cradle yellow and white ones, both held by a gold beaded napkin ring (also seen at another celebration).



I thought a transitional table setting that straddled memories and current experiences would be just the thing! I dove into the storage box and rediscovered a smiling leprechaun. . .




and a couple of convivial stuffed bears wearing and carrying shamrocks.



And for a design that acknowledges today, a tall vase (actually a hurricane) showcases two varieties of faux tulips, held in place by pretty lime paper.




They're joined by white candles in brass holders.


Place settings are composed of our everyday dishes which have a trellis pattern on the rims, first seen in the fall, and figural salad plates with three different flower designs. All green of course! Shamrocks fill the desert bowls (to confine the glitter!)





My dad's vintage glasses from the 1960's will be filled with the Guinness beer chilling in the fridge.


Join us for a St. Patrick's dinner at eight.


"May the road rise up to meet you..."


Resources

Table linens | Macy's and Sur La Table
Napkin rings | Pier 1
Dinner plates | Villery & Boch 'French Garden'
Salad plates | Bordallo Pinheiro 'BPI85' (I think)
Goblets | Marquis by Waterford
Hurricane | Crate and Barrel

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25 comments:

  1. Oh I love it. My daughter always loves it when I repeat a childhood event like this.
    Especially now that she has an 8 year old to enjoy it too! I know your daughter will be delighted. I hope you can come over and share at The Fabulous Spring/Easter party.
    The party is over here:ourholidayjourney.blogspot.com
    Enjoy your dinner. Happy Spring!

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    1. My daughter did enjoy it - she smiled when she saw her bears on the table. Thanks for the invitation to your party!

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  2. Very pretty! I love St. Patrick's Day. My hubby's birthday is the 13th and we always celebrated his birthday on St. Patrick's Day. He loved corned beef! I continue the tradition. Love the bears! I think I have at least one green bear -- thanks for the idea. The tulips look so real! Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick's Day. I bet your daughter enjoyed the celebration.

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    1. I love corned beef too! My Irish grandmother always cooked it with new potatoes instead of cabbage - love it that way. Don't you think the faux flowers they make now are fabulous? Enjoy your St. Pat's celebration.

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  4. Hi there! Let's try this again...such a vibrant setting! I've enjoyed looking at all the details. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love this table and the idea of replicating old memories! Enjoy your time with your daughter. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. I cherish every moment I get with my daughter now - it was just yesterday when she played with all the stuffed bears. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Nice post and beautiful table. We have celebrated St. Patty's Day for years. We love it. Stop by and see my St. Patty's tablescape.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've always thought this was a fun holiday! Will do!

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  7. Your tablescape is beautiful with those lovely dishes. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

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    1. I found the dishes at an antique store - they were quite the bargain! Thanks for providing such a great party to link to!

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  8. Sandra,
    Your table is elegant and fun at the same time... I love the green dishes. So pretty!!!

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    1. I thought they were perfect for St. Patrick's day, though I didn't have that in mind when I bought them. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Oh my gosh those plates are beautiful! I hope you're enjoying St. Pats day and thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked them. Although we had to return to school, we've been having St. Pat's celebration for a week! Thanks for hosting the fun party!

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  10. I love the green plates. Precious. Thanks for linking to Monday Social. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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    1. I'm glad so many have enjoyed the plates. You never know what you might find at an antique store! I'm always happy to join a great party.

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  11. Sandra, what a lovely table that you have created. I love all the elements, especially the figurative green plates. I know it is fun having your daughter home from college to join in the celebration! Wishing you a beautiful Sunday!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliments. Holidays are always better when you can celebrate them with family!

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  12. What a beautiful table and I hope your daughter liked it. I don't usually celebrate St. Patrick's day either anymore. When my Mom was alive we did, it was her favorite holiday! Your dishes are BEAUTIFUL! Hope your weekend is going great!

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    1. Thanks so much! St. Patrick has brought warmer weather with him and the blue skies are beautiful - a lucky day indeed!

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  13. What a great St. Patrick's Day tablescape! Love the colors you used and the cute bears and Laprechaun you brought out. I like how the gold chargers- they seem to enhance the green dishes. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed this- they tend to get more nostalgic as time goes on and they make their visits back home.

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    1. Why, thank you! I think the mix worked well for a fun holiday. And I believe my daughter did enjoy it - she stayed an extra day! Yay!

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