Monday, March 8, 2021

A Table in Green and White with Pops of Color

Early spring is all about the fresh new greens in the garden and on the table! I decided to celebrate with an abundance of greens, using fresh flowers from my garden and a variety of green-toned tablewares.


I started from the top down, building the table settings from the appetizer plates in Celtic designs. They have a central golden focal point that is repeated in the plate rims and the lucky gold coins.


As inspiration, I used this photo I took in Ireland a couple of years ago. The emphasis is on the various greens, but the bright yellow tulips and the blue flowers pop against the green!


Underneath the Celtic plates are my hard-working white dinner plates and placemats made of faux leaves.
 

There are four cultivars of daffodils in the vase, one of which is white. They're backed by luscious camellias, snipped from the shrub next to our side door. The camellias started blooming late this year, impacted by our colder than normal temperatures this winter.


The green wine glasses are some of my favorites. I use them frequently, such as for Summer Bounty and Song of Winter
 

I especially liked the different interpretations of Celtic knots in the dishes. 


This is a photo I took of a swift flowing river after two days of rain. Springtime greens were everywhere on our trip to Ireland!


I saw many, many daffodils blooming when we were there! I don't recall seeing camellias, but they could have graced private gardens.
 

When viewed from above, the pop of color is really prominent!


Depression glass bowls hold the lucky shamrock coins. White linens bordered with green are clasped by brass napkin rings with a high shine.
 

The stories these ruins could tell!


At first I couldn't decide whether to use the brass candlesticks that were on Celtic Patterns for the Table, or go with the ceramic ones. I'm glad I chose these. Their organic leaf-inspired design is a nice counterpoint to the abstract Celtic patterns.

 


I think this is a fresh spring table that perfectly reflects both my Irish heritage and my husband's!

  
   
 
Table resources
Dinner plates | Royal Doulton 'Alice'
Candlesticks | Bordallo Pinheiro
Napkins | Williams Sonoma  
   
   

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22 comments:

  1. It's nice to see all the green and flowers from outside. Those Celtic knot dishes are so special.
    We still have some snow on the ground here in Quebec,
    Spring is coming and we hope better times.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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    1. Thank you, Thelma! We have yet to see snow here in north Georgia, though the Appalachian foothills have had some. But it's only the beginning of March, so who knows? But the daffodils make me happy.

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  2. Love your Celtic appetizer plates and green bordered napkins, Sandra! I love this time of year with the bright greens and yellows. I hope someday to visit Ireland. Your photos from your trip there are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Rita! I think it lifts the spirit to change out the evergreens of winter for the bright greens of spring. My energy certainly goes up! Ireland should be on everybody's travel list!

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  3. Beautiful as always Sandra, and those photos of Ireland!! Another piece of gorgeous inspiration - thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! It's fun to use photos of wonderful places as inspiration in my home.

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  4. Sandra, your tablescape is lovely, and I'm enamored with your beautiful photographs of Ireland! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! Ireland is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for pinning!

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  5. Your table setup is so warm and inviting. I love candle stands and the vase with the fresh flowers. So colorful and pretty! But what I love best are the placemats. Did you buy them or did you make them?Thanks for sharing at our #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly, for your sweet comments! I bought the placemats several years ago at Pier 1. In hindsight I wish I had gotten more than four.

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  6. So very beautiful. Love the leafy mats . Hugs, Sujatha:)

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    1. Thanks, Sujatha! I'm glad you enjoyed this! Hugs

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  7. I just love those plates and all of the green. So looking forward to Spring this year. Thanks for sharing your lovely tables with us each week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Not crazy about our stormy weather this week, but all the rain is really bringing the landscape to life. The cherry trees have begun to bloom!

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  8. Sandra, I am admiring the whole table and wondering where you purchased the napkins. They are so pretty and perfect for a spring lunch or dinner.
    Thank you for adding this post to the Friday with Friends link party!

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    1. My pleasure, Rachelle! I found the napkins at the Williams Sonoma outlet store in Dawsonville, GA last spring (before everything shut down). I often have good luck there.

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  9. What a gorgeous tablescape, Sandra. It's definitely perfect for spring. I especially like the pretty candle holders and the plates with the Celtic knots. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there!

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    1. Thank you, April! I'm delighted you're featuring my table this week!

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  10. Sandra, I love your Celtic appetizer plates and all of your spring greens. Your table is beautiful with the daffodils and the camellia. We visited Ireland in 2015 and would love to return one day. A lovely post that I enjoyed!

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    1. Pam, thank you, I'm glad you did! My garden is full of blooming bulbs and trees, but I can't wait for the new spring leaves to open!

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  11. Viniendo del blog de Fabby he encontrado el tuyo y me encuentro con esta cálida mesa que has preparado para el Día de San Patricio, has conseguido un conjunto armonioso y primaveral tu ramo bonito y delicado, los individuales, todo, todo, pero lo que me ha encantado han sido esos platos con nudos celtas, preciosos y no podían ser más apropiados para ese día. Desde Barcelona, un abrazo

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias, Pilar! ¡Estoy encantado de que hayas disfrutado de mi mesa! Algunos de mis antepasados ​​vinieron de Irlanda y realmente me divierto decorando para el Día de San Patricio. Fabby diseña hermosas mesas, ¿no es así? ¡Gracias por visitarnos y hola desde Atlanta!
      (Espero que Google haya hecho un buen trabajo traduciendo)

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