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..."
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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