As I was looking through my photos, I opened the folder of those I had taken in Ireland in the spring of 2018. That was one of our most enjoyable vacations!
I was once again mesmerized by the beauty of the countryside.
The photos were all the inspiration I needed to set a table to celebrate Spring -- and St. Patrick's Day.
For a color palette, I chose the colors of the sea, for Ireland after all is an island! To the east is the Irish Sea, to the west is the North Atlantic Ocean.
The glass plates and bowls are a watery aqua, with napkins in a matching shade. You may remember the dinner plates from other tablescapes here and here.
The verge of the salad plates are a soft shade of yellow, a pale echo of the daffodils in the center vase.
We found greens of every tone throughout our stay, especially in the meadows filled with grazing sheep.
So sheep found their way to the table! The table throw is a finely woven scarf I bought in Dublin. The teal color works perfectly with the china.
The candlesticks and vase are Irish crystal.
More sheep and cattle on the hillside.
Crystal water and whisky glasses sparkle in the sunlight, and will surely do so when the candles are lit.
I loved the spring flowers in the gardens of Blarney Castle near Cork.
The same oranges and golden yellows are in the daffodils from my garden.
My daffodils have been blooming since early February. Four varieties are currently flowering, despite the unexpected snow and the seemingly incessant rain. Crocuses and the first of the hyacinths have joined them.
Silver tones play well off the aqua dinnerware. They've also got interesting texture, from the napkin rings, to the columnar flatware and the pretty edging on the silverplate trays I'm using for chargers.
More candles are on the buffet, along with Irish whiskey (and sheep!). One set of candlesticks is silverplate, the other is vintage glass.
Green stems and leaves play off the teal cloth.
And both colors are on this shop in Kinsale!
We'll see if I still have daffodils blooming by St. Patrick's Day!
Dinner plates | Pier 1
Salad plates | Wedgwood 'April Beaded'
Bowls | vintage Fire King
Crystal candlesticks, vase | Waterford
Glasses | Godinger 'Dublin'
Green candle holders, trays/chargers | vintage
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