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Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape and Giveaway

UPDATE: The Random Number Generator has selected #2~ OUR SOUTHERN TABLE. Jen is a longtime reader and a dear friend. Her weight loss journey is truly inspiring.

Two weeks ago I discovered something dangerous in my neighborhood… See’s Candy.

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I allowed myself to go in with the single mission of purchasing three large candy eggs to nest in some Easter baskets. Then I spied Saint Patrick and it was all over. So I had to create a tablescape.

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I had posted a few St. Patrick’s Day ideas last week and really loved this candle.

Green-Ribbon Wrapped Candle

I put my own spin on the idea by taking a glass votive holder and wrapping white Irish linen around it. Kelly green velvet ribbon was wrapped around the middle and secured with a pearl pin. Oh does it look pretty at night!

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I also loved the white flowers in glass containers.

I was able to find green alstroemeria, white freesia’s and roses.

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The glass vase was wrapped in linen too.

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More green velvet was secured with my mom’s lovely vintage broach.

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Our everyday white Villeroy and Boch china and vintage silver-plate make for a simple setting.

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Corned beef is on the menu. Pardon me, would you happen to mind if I eat it with a bit of spicy mustard? This wee tureen will hold it beautifully.

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Now I meant to post this giveaway on Monday to thank you ALL for your support. As you may know I went to La Jolla and Sweet boy has been on spring break this week…..blah, blah, blah. But I wanted to let you know how much you mean to me. I have not been able to visit everyone as much as I would like now that I am in school full time, but I really appreciate and treasure each and every one of you.

So I bought you your own St. Patrick’s chocolate. I promise it will be delicious even AFTER St. Paddy’s Day.

I also found two lovely Pottery Barn natural Irish linen hand towels with a scalloped edge and embroidered white clover.  I’ve added in a key necklace that felt a bit Celtic to me, some lovely soap and a vintage bouquet of flowers to jazz up your springtime hat, tote or blazer.

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Leave a comment. That’s it. You don’t have to be a follower or even Irish.

But if by chance you follow me on Pinterest you can leave a second comment.

Twitter ~ a third.

Facebook ~ a fourth.

May you have the luck of the Irish! I’ll pick a winner on Monday.


Linking to:

Jennifer Rizzo, T T & J, Common Ground, French Country Cottage, The Charm of Home, Someday Crafts


Jen said...

Your St. Patrick's day table is just perfect! I love the broaches you have attached to the ribbon and linen, and the simple white china just really brings is all together! I truly love corned beef all year long, not just at St. Paddy's day. We have such a full weekend that I am still hoping to squeeze in just a wee bit of Irish festivities for the family. It just wouldn't be the same without it.

Have a lovely weekend!

Jen said...

PS. I do follow you on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter, but in the interest of time, I'm just leaving one extra comment. =)

Marcy said...

Love the green and white! And what lovely gifts in your giveaway!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your table decor!! So beautiful!! And what a sweet giveaway!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Lovely table Laura!
Oh and that broach is stunning.
That candy is just the cutest!
Would love to win too!
I follow on fb, and pinterest too.
So 3 entries for me..thanks friend,

Stephanie said...

I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the great giveaway and great tables decor!

Stephanie said...

P.S. I also follow you on Pinterest!

Sue said...

Once again you have a beautiful tablescape that I absolutely love. I always look forward to seeing your next creation :) Love the items in your giveaway.

Sue said...

I also follow you on Facebook

Sue said...

And follow you on Pinterest

Karen Albert said...

Dear Laura you have brightened my day! I love how you see an idea, run with it and make it your very own!

A lovely giveaway!

Art by Karena

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

That tablescape is beautiful! How fun. I have been trying to think of something to do for St Patty's and this may be just the right idea!


Beautiful tablescape with such pretty elements perfect for St. Pat's celebration. I also love your candles and the other adorable things here. Happy St. Patrick weekend.

Karen Albert said...

Laura I follow you everywhere....Pinterest,Twitter and Facebook!!

Art by Karena

Linda said...

Oh Laura,
Everything you create is so very lovely. Puts me to shame, but I love LOVE these adorable little holidays and my house has been festively decorated for a month now for St. Patrick's Day and I too will be creating a special dinner, but I don't have any fun chocolate like that. This small rural area, isn't really filled with lots of specialty items - boo :(

Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend,

Linda said...

... and I also of course follow you on Facebook. I don't do the other things.

The luck of the Irish always be yours,

Kelly Dee said...

I am always inspired by your lovely ideas, love following your blog!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is so pretty. I love it and I love your mom's brooch on the ribbon, how special. Hugs, Marty

French said...

The table looks really pretty! Especially love the linen-wrapped candle...

ImagiMeri said...

Oh, I'd love to win the stuff!!!!! And you won't even have to pay for shipping........LOL Just kidding, you don't need to enter me, I've gotten enough wonderful creations and gifties from you pretty lady.

May you have a blessed weekend and Happy St. Patrick Day.

Love ya'

PinkGranny said...

Laura, the soft greens inspire me. It sets the tone for St. Patrick's Day, a day that traditionally brightens us up as we ready for spring.

I have never seen St. Patrick's Chocolate and would like to know where you found it.

Do you grow Lily of the Valley? I had forgotten how much I miss having those little treasures in my garden.

Thanks for a treat on this Friday in March...I would love to win this wonderful package.


Barbara F. said...

Laura, how gorgeous your table is, and what a lovely giveaway. I'd love to enter, I am a follower. I am also amused that the St. Patrick candy is certified Kosher! ;-) xo

Barbara F. said...

I follow you on Pinterest. xo

Barbara F. said...

I follow you on Twitter. xo


I love how you make your "meal time" extra special... :)
Your daughter's bathroom will be very pretty. Love the color combination.
Love the sea horses! How nice to get away with your hubby! Catching up on your posts!

WendyBee said...

Oh, your tablescape is lovely! I am partial to the white flowers too. The other day, I somehow came home from the grocery store with white hyacinths, and shamrocks with white flowers. They know what they are doing when they put the flowers by the entrance. It's the first thing you see, you have to walk by (and smell) them, and you haven't filled up your cart yet and begun to feel anxious about your checkout total.
Love your candle ideas, and your Mum's brooch is really special.

P2 Family said...

I wanna win. Hope the luck o the Irish is with me.

Love your blog.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Laura, what a lovely tablescape! You really have some great ideas!

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Loving your Paddy's day tablescape Laura! It's so lovely seeing so many bloggers around the world celebrating and decorating for St. Patrick's Day. Am going to post some traditional Irish recipes over the weekend, you might be interested. La Fheile Padraig Sona Duit!!

Steph H said...

I love decorating for every holiday including St Patrick's Day! Love all of these ideas :)

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Great inspiration for a day with special significance in our household - it's the day on which my parents met! Thinking of you. xxx

Emilee said...

Thanks for the fun Irish giveaway.

Auntie Em said...

I have never seen StPatty's chocolates. What a treat! Not usually what one associates with the day but who needs an excuse for chocolate? lol
Love your beautiful tablescape and the pretty suggestions. I will have to get something pretty set up for Sunday dinner.
Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great weekend! :)

Sharon Calvert said...

Laura, having enjoyed your informative post about the Book of Kells (which I got to see during my visit to Ireland about 9 years ago), it would be pure joy to win your excellent giveaway choices! Thank you for including me in your drawing.

Sharon in Alabama

kellyr78 said...

I love the items you found, especially the flower arrangement.


pippirose said...

Your table is gorgeous! I just love the green alstroemeria and the freesias.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
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I follow you on Twitter (@pippirose77).

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Sarah said...

This is an absolutely delightful tablescape. I like the simple elegant look of the soft greens and the white freesias. I can smell their sweet fragrance just looking at this post. Those little St. Patrick chocolates are darling and the tea towels are gorgeous. What a thoughtful gift. Thanks for including me. ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

Great table. Love the St. Patty's day touches.

- The Tablescaper

Louise said...

Just one comment from me but parhaps I'll have the luck of the Irish . . .or English.

Everything looks lovely but especially your mum's brooch.

Sarah said...


Sarah said...

Facebook too

openid said...

These Irish eyes are smiling at your beautiful table. I love your mothers brooch paired with the green velvet ribbon.
Your Friend,

openid said...

I follow you on Twitter.
Your Friend,

openid said...

I follow you on Pinterest.
Your Friend,

openid said...

I stalk, I mean follow, you on Facebook as well.
Your Friend,

Bella said...

Perhaps with the luck o'the Irish, I will win your give away!

Vel Criste said...

Beautifully simple Laura! Happy St. Patrick's day dear!

Gale said...

I hoped you enjoyed La Jolla! It's a special's where my husband asked me to marry him! :-)

Would love to win your prize. So pretty! ecarian at yahoo dot com

Chubby Chieque said...

I have set my table striving to get what. It is hard to put all things together when I don't have things in place.

However, I put together my composition, my style on St. Paddy's Day.

Come and visit me and tell me if my creation pass for the theme §:-)

Happy Sunday.
//CC girl

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great St. Patrick's Day table setting!!


Linda Meeks said...

Happy St Patty's Day Laura!

May there always be work for your hands to do
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Susan said...

Please enter me into this wonderful give away,

Susan said...

I am a follower!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Sweet giveaway...thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Following on FB too! :)

Babiole de Windsor said...

Oh my what a beautiful broach! And it even looks amazing on a vase :)


Carol said...

This is such a beautiful tablescape, Laura! I would never venture into a See's Candy store, even for a cute St Patrick or an Easter Bunny -- it would be my downfall! The white flowers are so pretty, and the gorgeous broach is such a treasure. I do nothing special for St. Patrick's Day. My only "nod" to this day is that I have lots of green in my Spring and Easter decor; oh, I also have green eyes -- does that count?


Carol said...

I already follow via Pinterest and also started following on FB!

Kit said...

Oh you are such a lovely person! What a great giveaway and mostly what a beautiful tablescape. I have never seen St. Patty's candy like that! Happy St. Pats to you! Kit

8)(8 said...

That's a gorgeous table-scape!

I had no idea See's had St. Patrick's Day Candy!

We just went to visit old friends in La Jolla. Have fun!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Laura, your tablescape for St. Patrick's Day is just lovely! All the things you mentioned go together so perfectly, but the one thing you did not actually mention is the gorgeous white crocheted pineapple tablecloth! That is the first thing that caught my eye and it is just fabulous!

See's Candies is a very dangerous discovery, whether around the corner or online! Total yumminess!

Thanks for a chance at your very generous and Irish giveaway!


Mary Grace McNamara said...

I am new to Pinterest just recently and still haven't quite figured it out, but I do follow you there...such lovely things to look at!


Mary Grace McNamara said...

new twitter follower too...another thing I haven't quite figured out yet!


Mary Grace McNamara said...

and I follow you on facebook...which I have figured out ;)


SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Well, Laura, you had me at See's Candies- my favorite! We don't have one locally, but mail order works well too, maybe too well. ;)

Curtains in My Tree said...

I really like the hand towels and the key necklace
The lace tablecloth you have on your table looks similar to one I have of my grandmothers

Thanks for a chance to win this lovely St Patrick's Day give a way


Laura Turner said...

Your posts (and your comments on my blog) always leave a smile on my face. Isn't See's decadent? We send many boxes all year long to my in-laws in Florida. Your table scape is so lively and refreshing--love the broach and the other rhinestone jewelry on the table--nice touch!
God bless!
Laura from

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

Hi Laura,

What a pretty tablescape. I love that green pin! I hope you have a great St. Patricks.

Amy Jo

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Thank you Laura for your sweet visit.
Your table is beautiful.
I am not Irish but have kissed the Blarney Stone and one day will return there,as it is one of my most favourite places. With a hubby that is Scottish with Irish ancestors (O'Donnell is our name), we are sure to go back one day. To be sure,To be sure. :)

Whytney Ahern said...

Oh I wish I had time to Irish up my house! I am married to a man of Irish descent but my grandmother was a McCubbin!

Whytney Ahern said...

I follow on Pinterest!

Whytney Ahern said...

I follow on Twitter!

Whytney Ahern said...

I Like DTA on Facebook!

mummytotwoboys said...

This is such a lovely giveaway, thank you for the chance

mummytotwoboys at yahoo dot com

mummytotwoboys said...

Follow on pinterest as mummytotwoboys1

Lady Dorothy said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love St. Patrick's day. It's just fun. I love making a special meal. And the history behind it all has such meaning!

(I'm so behind in reading my favorite blogs. I will be catching up on yours soon. How fun to come and find a giveaway!)

Lady Dorothy said...

Of course I follow you on Pinterest! :-)

Lady Dorothy said...

And yes on Facebook, too!

GSGreatEscaper said...

I love fake emeralds. I still have in my closet a sweater with a yoke of 'emeralds and diamonds' and I am hoping to come up with an idea for using them....I also follow on Pinterest....

Patti said...

I hope I am not too late to the party. It would be so much fun to win this prize. I met my husband on St. Pat's day 38 years ago, and we have been married for 36 years. I do hope I win!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm probably to late, too but I love your sweet giveaway! Happy Spring!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm probably to late, too but I love your sweet giveaway! Happy Spring!

Maureen Brady said...

I am getting in just under the wire-whew! Love your tablescape and would love to win the gifts, especially the beautiful linens. Thank you! Slainte!

Maureen Brady said...

Am also following you on FB!

Maureen said...

I hope I'm not arriving too late for the party! Count me in on the draw, please. I could really use some chocolate right now!

Sherry said...

Love the green and white for St. Pat's!