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Monday, March 12, 2012

This One Is For Saint Kathleen!

I am happy to join Cuisine Kathleen's 4th Annual Saint Patrick Day's Crawl. Thanks for hosting this fun party, again, this year, Kathleen!

This year I decided not to use my usual SPD decorations, instead just a green/white/orange table to honor the colors of the Irish flag.

I started with an embroidered off white tablecloth. The colors taupe, green, tiny bits of yellow and orange. With the green and orange, I felt this suitable for SPD.


I don't have the Bordello Pinheiro cabbage plates that flooded the market a few years ago, but do have cabbage plates that would suffice for a SPD tablescape. The next layer is a white luncheon plate and finally the green and white salad plate.


I had pulled out the orange stemware, but it was just too strong a color for what I had in mind, so back into the hutch it went. The glassware used for this table is some found at Savers for 75¢ per stem. I am always drawn to anything green, somehow they ended up in the cart that day!


Being SPD, I absolutely had to use the green handled Madeline flatware! I love this stuff and it was so inexpensive...still looking for some in red.


I had a bit of a time wavering between green, or orange napkins...Howard was walking through, he said to go with the pale orange and use green napkin rings. I thought he was nuts, but when I tried it, I really liked it.


A wooden compote filled with a bag of clementines and white candles and candle holders rounded out the centerpiece. I made the compote with a wooden bowl and candle holder, then spray painted it green.






Our dinner for SPD will be corned beef with all the trimmings...meaning...potatoes, carrots and cabbage, fresh baked bread and a dessert, yet to be determined.

Tablecloth-Savers
Napkins-Thrift store, not sure if Goodwill or Savers
Green Madeline flatware-World Market
Green cabbage leaf charger (Home Essentials and Beyond) TJMaxx several years ago
White luncheon plate (Alfred Meakin)-ARC Thrift Store
Green/white salad plate (Glenwood Wood & Sons) eBay about 3 years ago
Green stemware-Savers
Candleholders-Goodwill
Compote-I made it from thrift store pieces
Candles-WalMart

Thanks for taking the time to visit today, hope you will enjoy it enough to make another visit.

I will be joining the following parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

60 comments:

Kathe said...

I love your not-in-your-face-with leprechauns non traditional SPD table! I have the same flatware in the cream color from CP-WM. Your plates are every bit as special as any Bordello Pinheiro! Maybe more so because as you said, they have flooded the market just a bit :)

The French Hutch said...

Love how you did your SPD tablescape. Great tablecloth and love the green. I think the burst of Orange from the fruit makes for a great centerpiece! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Love the tablecloth.

Magic

Babs said...

Marigene, I love your green, white and orange tablescape representing the colors of the Irish flag.:)Just perfect and the orange really picks up the bit of orange in your tablecloth.
How smart you are making the compote. Love that shade of green. Now...is it corned beef and cabbage time, yet? I'm ready.
Have a great St. Patrick's Day!
Babs

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful table, Marigene, perfect for the holiday. I absolutely love the tablecloth, so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Howard was right...I was really drawn to the picture with the salad plate, napkin, and pretty napkin ring! Now you just need a big tureen with an Irish boiled dinner! Very nice!
Lynne

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So pretty Marigene -- loving that tablecloth :)

Blessings!
Gail

Anonymous said...

My great grandmother was from County Kerry Dingle Bay Island in Ireland so I know she would love this tablescape as much as I do. Hugs, bbb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is a really nice table! I didn't know the Irish flag had orange in it, I love to learn new things. I think I'm up to a simple SPD table this year also. Oh I do love some corned beef and cabbage! Hugs, Linda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful St Pat's table!

Alycia Nichols said...

Uh oh...Howard is becoming a "Tablescape Whisperer", too! Ramon has gotten WAY into what I do now...a little TOO much, possibly! ;-) I must admit that I love the orange on there with the green napkin ring. Good job, Marigene AND Howard!

mark said...

Very nice!

Sherry said...

What pretty green dishes and flatware! Lovely!
Sherry

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I think I need some green flatware!! Beautiful table Marigene!

xinex said...

You know, Marigene, orange and sage green is one of my favorite color combos. Your table is beautiful,love your transferware. Come see my dining room if you haven't yet, it's the post before St. Patrick's party. I finally finished putting dishes away....Christine

xinex said...

You know, Marigene, orange and sage green is one of my favorite color combos. Your table is beautiful,love your transferware. Come see my dining room if you haven't yet, it's the post before St. Patrick's party. I finally finished putting dishes away....Christine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I like the pop of orange with it! Love the green flatware!

I'll have a new Irish tablescape for Kathleen's party tomorrow, hope you'll come back for it!

Katherine

bj said...

Your table looks beautiful.
I choose to not use all the traditional SP Day decos, too.
I pretty much stuck with green and white.
Love your pretty plates...

LDH said...

So nice stopping by to visit and see all the lovely details in your table! Sweet color combinations too.

Kindly, Lorraine

Rettabug said...

What a refreshingly delightful table to celebrate Saint Kathleen...and St. Patrick, too! LOL

I like your splash of orange & never seem to think of adding it to my tables. *sigh* I think I'm in a rut.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Early,
Rett

Pat's Pink Apron said...

A very lovely table. I love that table cloth too.
Pat

Scribbler said...

Wonderful table! Are all the husbands now getting in on the act? Mine has suddenly started offering suggestions, too. (I hate it when he is right)

I am loving that green flatware. I think I need to find some.

Ellen

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your gorgeous tablescae...NOT traditional full of leprechauns, lol! Love your green flatware, maybe I should get a set for four like that. Love your dishes too. Thank you for your lovely visit. Hugs,
FABBY

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, Your table is pretty and the orange is a perfect touch on the green and white table--just like the Irish flag! Linda

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I really like how well green and orange go together! I probably would have never thought of it myself but it's a wonderful combination. Love the big bowl of oranges!

Gina said...

This is so pretty, Marigene. I love your salad plates and I think Howard was right..the soft orange napkins were the way to go!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

This is such a terrific table you've put together!! I really do love it!
I think the pale orange napkins, with your green napkin rings and green and white plates is a brilliant idea. :) And your embroidered tablecloth looks so pretty. Using the clementines for a centerpiece is also a great idea; I never seem to think of things like that.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. I hope you have a great week!

All the best,

Denise

Micupoftea~ said...

Perfect color scheme~

kitty said...

Love your tablescape! The green flatware is so pretty and that burst of orange just set everything off.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice, I really like the pop of orange(s)! Happy St. Patty's Day:@)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how lovely! I adore the way you put everything perfectly together.

Happy SPD crawl week! Enjoy!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Your table is so festive and pretty, Marigene. I love, love the china in your header. They remind me of a set my grandmother had.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your tablescape is very festive! I love how you captured the colors of Ireland's flag in your linens, dishes and bowl of oranges. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

what a pretty tablescape. I love the pop of the oranges and the pretty green flatware.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

A very pretty tablescape. Love the idea of the oranges in the compote, and that flatware looks beautiful with your dishes. Happy St. Pat's! laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for the corned beef/cabbage recipe! I want to try it sometime.

Katherine

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Very pretty! I also like the pop of orange with it! I need some green flatware! Your tablecloth go beautiful with your dishes.Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my tablescape for St.Patrick's Day. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Style Sisters said...

very fun St. Patrick's day tablescape! Thank you for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday!
Karin

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

I am so glad to see you have posted again... I missed you.

Your green and orange (and white) is a nice tribute to Ireland and St. Paddy.

I am still trying to get something up in time. I am actually feeling good today and starting to look better too. But I still haven't dared to go out in public... maybe tomorrow.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I love those Meakin plates wow they are so pretty...amd that wonderful tablecloth...so pretty...

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Sweet SPD table! It's all quite beautiful, but I have to say that the tablecloth and the salad plates are my favorites. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello... I'm now following your very lovely blog! Have a great week and a grand St. Pat's Day!

Priscilla said...

Can't forget that ORANGE .

Kathleen said...

Looked at this last night on the ipad, but I have to wait till I get to my computer to read it.
Very pretty take on the colors of the flag, love the green and white plates, very pretty!
I love your green plate, I would like to find some like that! You have those chargers too that are Bordallo I think.
Thanks so much for taking part in the crawl, and I will tell dh my new name! :)

Sarah said...

Oh, I'll second that, Saint Kathleen has a nice ring! ;-)
Beautiful table honoring the colors of the Irish flag. Your green transfer plates are wonderful.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Marlis said...

Pretty pretty table.. Love that you chose those napkins as they feed off the orange centerpiece! Not one leprechaun on my table either. Your tablecloth drew me right in.. Love the design and the stitching. Happy St. Patrick's day, may your day be filled with many blessings. xo marlis

lulumusing said...

The work on the tablecloth is beautiful. The flatware looks like some I got at TJ Maxx last fall and there was a red set there. Had I but known you'd like it.......

Diann said...

"Saint Kathleen" just made me smile! A pretty table Marigene! And I love those plates, so pretty!

Entertaining Women said...

Well, Howard evidently has a good eye for design. Made me smile that he even had an opinion. You've created a lovely soft take on SPD. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

The Tablescaper said...

Love those Meakin plates. They remind me of the ones I currently have in my header.

- The Tablescaper

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love the green handle flatware....so pretty...I could have every color...!!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

This is very nice. I like the pop of orange. Love the flat ware. Hope all is well.

Audra said...

I love the pop of orange on the table. Love the gorgeous place settings and those goblets are to die for. Happy St. Paddy's Day.

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Very pretty! Love the green and white salad plates. Beautiful tablecloth.

simchieinspires said...

So much to carry back to Stockholm, LoL*

Flatwares, the dishes and --- and--- thank you for sharing your never ending great treasures.

Happy TS & a blessed w/end ahead.
//CC

Shelia said...

Very lovely table! Your dinner plates are so pretty and I love your green handled flatware.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Foley said...

Love the DIY compote and Howard must be paying attention to your tablescapes..great choice. The colors blended very well and looks perfect!
Happy St. Patty's Day.

(NOW .... SAINT ????) LOL

Jo's This and That said...

Love your table. Beautiful table cloth,and plates. Thanks for sharing your lovely home Joann

Chubby Chieque said...

Marg,
You have a surprise at CC. Scrool down my St. Paddy's post.

Thank you,
/CC

Meredith said...

Lovely! I got red flatware in the same right before Christmas. I'm sure WM Will have it again.

Michele Oliver said...

Love your table setting. The colors are beautiful together.