Tuesday, March 15, 2011
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...
I will be joining Cuisine Kathleen for her third annual Saint Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. Thanks for hosting, Kathleen.
There is no Irish blood in my body, but my favorite color is green...can that possibly count as being part Irish? If not, I will have to be like the many others and just be Irish for one day out of three hundred sixty five!
While at Savers a couple weeks ago I spotted something that looked hand crocheted...I hurriedly pulled it off the hanger...oh my goodness it was a good sized tablecloth in excellent condition. It is made of heavy cotton thread...who in the world would send a potential family heirloom to the thrift store? Mind you, I am not complaining, just having a hard time understanding why something that took countless hours to make wasn't wanted by a family member or at least a dear friend. The price was only $6.99. It will be considered my Irish lace for this post. I believe the pattern is called pineapple...if this is incorrect, could someone identify it for me?
One square of the tablecloth. There are 7 squares on the short side 8 squares on the long side; each square is a about 9"x9"...you can see how much work was put into making this.
I have used dark green metal charger plates topped with a creamy white dinner and salad plate. The colors in the soup bowls have always reminded me of a Beleek piece I had seen a long time ago...the pattern is Myott's Colleen, so that officially makes them Irish, right!
The shamrock napkins underneath the soup bowl were made from cotton fabric I had bought long ago. I used some of the fabric to jazz up the dark green linen napkins. The flatware is Oneida's Afterglow, circa 1958.
The glassware is Anchor Hocking Wexford, it may not be Waterford, but Wexford is a county in Ireland!
Pretty plate edges.
The entire table.
We all need a little Irish coffee once in awhile!
An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth!
I will also be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday. Thank you both for hosting these fun memes.
Thank you for the visit today, I know you have a busy schedule...hope you make it back here again.
Happy Saint Paddy's Day to you!