My longtime readers know how much I adore St. Patrick’s Day. In years past I have written several Irish themed posts which can be found in the March archives on the sidebar. A post I originally wrote in March 2008 on Thatched Roof Cottages continues to get several hits each week.
For this years St. Patrick’s Day tablescape I wanted to create a setting which one might encounter if they came to the end of a rainbow. I settled on a color palette of greens, browns, creams and of course silver and gold. Then I went around the house collecting things that fit the bill. A bit unorthodox, but quite fun.
I began with a pale green damask tablecloth with matching napkins. The green color is so faint that it almost appears in the pictures as cream.
Next, for a rustic, outdoor feeling I used my $1.00 willow chargers I found a few years ago at Anthropologie.
I created a place card for each guest using an image I found at The Graphics Fairy.
The centerpiece is my favorite part. My “pot of gold” is an antique Bavarian teapot filled with roses that actually have a slight green tinge.
Here’s the back of the teapot and a close up of a few of the chocolate coins scattered in the mossy “meadow”.
Tip#1 ~ Work with the moss outside as it can get a bit messy.
Tip #2 ~ Candles are absent from this tablescape as they could be a potential fire hazard.
This image makes me feel peaceful, happy and … lucky.
On the sideboard/buffet I continued the green theme by using various décor items and a favorite piece of Irish linen.
Here’s a close up of its yummy, hand worked goodness.
The centerpiece features an antique frame with a traditional Irish blessing,
Under the glass cloche is a antique toothpick holder that belonged to my great ~ great grandparents. It’s a leprechaun's top hat, I just know it.
To the right of the centerpiece is a mish mash of green favorites. Like the “cloche”? It’s a sconce votive holder turned upside down.
This is what lies under the wavy glass. Nested eggs on an egg cup.
Don’t you love my wee gold bird? He has peridot green eyes. A treasured gift from a special friend now in heaven.
He is a vintage artificial sweetener holder. The magnetized tongs are miniscule. LOVE!!!!
To the left is Irish potato bread and a plate of bakery sugar cookies. (Truthfully I wish I could eat it all myself. :)
We’re also having corned beef, cabbage, carrots and yes, more potatoes. No famine here.
Need a St. Paddy’s Day Playlist? Here are my favorites.
Need an Irish themed movie? My top 10 list is HERE.
The kidlets and I are off to play miniature golf today ~ yes on a “green”. (Snicker) Thank you for your understanding that my bloggy time is limited this week due to spring break.
What are your St. Paddy’s Day plans?