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Monday, March 14, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day Decor

Sweet Guy is on spring break this week. Alas we will be home for most of it so I wanted to make the best of it. What could be more festive than a St. Patrick’s Day themed table?

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Using the colors of the Irish flag for inspiration I started with an Irish linen tablecloth with floral embroidery in shades of orange and green.

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Of course Ireland is filled with “Happy Villages” so I thought I would use my china pattern with the same name. The green glassware was found at Marshalls for a song.

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The centerpiece is a wee bit different in that vegetables are the abundant feature.

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Cabbage, Brussel sprouts, and parsley nestle atop a bed of Swiss chard. Floral bouquets rest inside bell peppers.

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Green apples act as candle holders for ambiance.

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Over on the counter are some sweet treats.

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Sweet Guy is going to have a few friends over on Wednesday and hopefully they will enjoy all the festive offerings.

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Each soda bottle has a different tag so no mix ups should occur.

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In addition to green apples, cookies and a wee pot of gold we are planning to serve corned beef sandwiches and Irish potato chips.

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I would love to hear what you have planned for this festive day.

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Be sure to wear green and dance a jig!


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Manu said...

What a lovely table.
I eally like your Irish decorations and the combo green and white is also perfect for spring.
Have a great day

Kiki Nakita said...


You're so creative. I especially love your tablecloth, dishware and centerpiece. It makes me want to attempt making a vegetable/floral arrangement. Are you planning a how to?

Have a great week,

Eilis said...

Your centerpiece is stunning. I never would have thought of including vegetables, but I will now!

Stacey said...

Laura, this is beautiful! I love the cabbage.

Christine said...

Everything just POPS with the white backdrop. Outstanding !

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Kiki,

I took Swiss chard and layered it on a plate and filled in the bare spots with parsley. (But you could also use lettuce or cabbage leaves.)
In the center of the plate I placed a head of cabbage with a small hole cut out on top to hold a few flowers. The tops of two bell papers were cut off and the insides cleaned out. Flowers were inserted. They were placed on either side of the cabbage. A apple votive was placed in the font center of the cabbage and on either side of the plate on the table. Brussels sprouts were tucked in on the plate and a few were scattered around on the table along with some gold foil chocolate coins. (You can get these at Cost Plus World Market). For a bit of extra color the top heads of small flowers were also sprinkled about.

I hope these directions, along with the photos, will help you to create your own centerpiece.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the how-to Laura!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table, Laura. Whenever I see orange paired with green, I think of a beautiful garden filled with orange ranunculus. Your centerpiece is so unique, ♥ it.
Happy SPD!

Melanie's Cottage said...

What a pretty table. I love the centerpiece!

Bonnie said...

Great centerpiece and mostly eatable. Laura, your vintage cloth is so pretty.
I really like your kitchen that I spy in the background.
Your guys will appreciate the snacks.
Happy Tuesday.

Daniela said...

I think that yours is truly an art, it's not only good taste, my dear Laura, yours are masterpiece of decoration, thank you for sharing them,... always !

May the remainder of your week be blessed with joy
sending love across the many miles


Mountain Mama said...

Such a lovely table - can I borrow it for my dinner party on Thursday? I just posted my St Pat's menu today!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

What a beautiful and creative centerpiece for this special "green" occasion! I'm sure your son and his friends will enjoy all the efforts you put into that terrific tablescape. Happy St Patrick's Day to you!

Hena Tayeb said...

so beautifully done.

Laura said...

You have created an elegant and festive celebration for your family.
The centerpiece is absolutely stunning!
I am going to study it carefully because lower arrangements are not my strong suit.

Enjoyed visiting dear Laura,

Laura @ WSP

Sarah said...

Beautiful table, Laura. You are ready for St. Patrick's Day!

Lorrie said...

Your Irish-themed table centerpiece is so charming, Laura. Not only charming, but brilliant! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tammy Lagaly said...

I love your centerpiece! So unusual and beautiful!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Laura,

Every detail of this table setting is stunning and this centerpiece is beautiful!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a cheery table for celebrating, Laura, and I especially love your creative centerpiece. Friendly Village is one of my very favorite patterns, too. Sweet Guy and his friends will be in heaven with corned beef sandwiches and all your other treats. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘
p.s. I read your post on planning your trip to Ireland. My late beloved and I went for our dream vacation in 2009, and took a bus tour. You will love it!!

Jeanie said...

I can't think of anything more delightful on this St. Patrick's Day than settling in at your lovely table for a long talk and revel in the beautiful surroundings! Have a splendid day -- I know you will at that table!

Carol said...

Laura, that is a beautiful table, and I absolutely love that you used vegetables in such a unique way! I'm a total "dud" when it comes to St. Patrick's Day.....only a Shamrock that I've already almost killed with over-watering....sigh! I'm sure your son and his friends had a great time!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Denise said...

Well Laura, that centerpiece is truly inspired -- what a great idea!! It turned out beautifully, my friend. :) I love the embroidered tablecloth with the colors of the Irish flag. You'll find lots of wonderful linens to add to your collection when you visit Ireland. I've always like the "Friendly Village" dishes and they work perfectly for your St. Paddy's Day table.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and a happy weekend, too!


Denise at Forest Manor

yuni min said...

Oh my!!! I love the tablescape and your centerpiece!! Your china is unbelievable! Everything is too pretty.

Heather Clamp said...

Love, love, love your centerpiece, Laura! So beautiful and creative! And I'm admiring your green stemware. I'm a sucker for green. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Laura, Your menu for the weekend gathering sounds wonderful! The tags on the bottles are quite clever and I LOVE your centerpiece with the veggies and apple votive holders! Happy SPD! Linda

Rita C. said...

Oh, so pretty, Laura! I love the tablecloth and centerpiece. The setup looks so nice against the backdrop of your kitchen counter and open space. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The way you used vegetables on the decor is genius!

Kathleen said...

Lovely table, Laura, very serene! Thanks so much for taking part in the annual crawl! Love your centerpiece!