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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day Table


I will be joining Cuisine Kathleen for her 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. Please join in, too.


I started with a solid dark green loose weave linen tablecloth. I have been looking for a green plaid, but haven't seen one that spoke to me. The shamrock napkins are some I made a couple of years ago...and I am also using a small white one with a green napkin ring. The flatware is Oneida Louisiana.




I am using double "chargers", the off white octagonal chargers are topped with a plain green (dinner) plate from Old Time Pottery. The plate we will be using for our corned beef dinner is a white Wedgwood Hedge Rose and the soup/salad bowl is Myott Colleen...very Irish, I would say! The only thing I bought for this table are the green plates, the rest was in my inventory and you have seen several times before! I haven't come across any bright green dinner plates that would be good for a St. Paddy's tablescape, but that is okay seeing they would only be used one time a year!




I think the iced tea glasses are Cristal d'Arques and my favorites, are the green etched wine glass, that I wish I knew the maker of. They may be from the 1930's...I just am not sure. I do know that I paid 99¢ each for them at Goodwill a few years ago. I keep looking on eBay to see if there are any like them, but to date haven't found any.


The centerpiece is a little Irish leprechaun toasting everyone with a mug of beer perched on a dessert pedestal and white candlesticks with green candles.











Thanks for stopping by today...do come back the next time.

I will be joining

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Centerpiece Wednesday/The Style Sisters
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Season Sundays/The Tablescaper

Ladies, thanks for hosting each week!

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the napkins and my great-grandmother would love this table as she was from County Kerry Dingle Bay Island in Ireland. bbb

The French Hutch said...

What a gorgeous table for St. Patrick's Day. Marigene I love how you mixed your place setting and those Irish bowls are stunning! The centerpiece is perfect, I'm loving the little leprechaun! Happy St. Patrick's Day from a wee bit Irish friend.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

How festive! I like how you boldly stacked plates of various shapes, too. The flatware is beautiful.

P.S. How generous of you to send such a lovely gift to Emily of The French Hutch. You have a kind spirit!

XOXO,
Meredith

Tricia said...

Beautiful, Marigene! The leprechaun adds a touch of whimsy. The Colleen bowls are GORGEOUS! And I can see why you love those etched green glasses -- they are stunning!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your plate stack! Your etched green glasses are stunning also. Fun St Pat's table! Hugs, Linda

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
The Emerald Isle tablecloth is stunning!!! I adore the embossing on your white candlesticks, dear friend!!! Whimsical leprechaun adds such a festive flavor to your Saint Patrick's Day tablescape! I am in L O V E with the green and gold edged plate atop your stacked dinnerware!!!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Alycia Nichols said...

Are you kiddin' me, lady?? Why on earth would you want to buy green plates when these beautiful floral salad bowls work so beautifully??!?! They celebrate the holiday without screamin' it. That totally works, especially when you're working with a pattern so versatile and pretty as the one on the bowls! You've pulled everything together so nicely, and I wouldn't change a thing for this table...except that I would invite ME to come eat dinner at it! :-) Have a great week with the expected warmth, and a fun St. Patrick's Day! (We're inundated with out-of-towners here for March Madness!)

xinex said...

Your table is really beautiful, Marigene. I like the raised edging on the plates. Your center piece is really cute and the etched glasses are very pretty...Christine

Babs said...

Marigene your table is gorgeous! Love the mix of stemware and your Colleen soup bowls are perfect. Beautiful pattern and what a find in the etched green glasses. Happy St. Patrick's Day Marigene!

Pat@BPM said...

I love the centerpiece. Wonderful St Pat's table, Marigene.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

The HOME GIRL said...

I love this, Marigene! The Plates are wonderful from top to bottom! The leprachaun is so cute and I love the napkins as well! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Looks like you'll be celebrating it in style!!! =D

The HOME GIRL said...

This table is really great, Marigene! I love the plates from top to bottom! Very well put together! I love the centerpiece with the cute Leprechaun (sp?) and the lovely candles, and I love your napkins! Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day! =D

The HOME GIRL said...

OOPS! Sorry I posted twice....I didn't notice you had comment moderation and I thought it didn't go through..feel free to delete this one and one of the last two! haha! Have a geat week!

Rettabug said...

Top o' the Evening, to you, Marigene! You've got the party spirit going on at your house...GREAT Irish display of some really pretty items. Love the china & your centerpiece!!

Hugs,
Rett

Kathleen said...

I love those soup bowls, what a beautiful pattern! Of course I love those green etched glasses, they are so pretty!
Lovely table, and I appreciate you doing it since I know you aren't Irish!
Thanks so much for linking up!

kitty said...

Marigene, first off, I love the napkins you made...such cute fabric! The bowls are absolutely gorgeous. Your leprechaun is too cute. Great job!

Tea in Texas said...

Lovely St. Pat's Day tablescape! The Collen bowls are so Irish and perfect for using in your table decortations. I like your layers of plates and bowl plus the lovely crystal and green etched wines. Your wines were a bargain and perfect with all the green. Have a wonderful March 17th!

Pam

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Really pretty, Marigene! I love the soup bowls with those gorgeous napkins.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a pretty table! Your soup/salad bowl is absolutely gorgeous:@)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, I don't know which of your pretties is my favorite--the gorgeous bowl, the dainty glass, or the linens! A very pretty table and fun too with the happy leprechaun. Linda

Kathe said...

Beautiful Marigene! I love the pattern on the Colleen bowls! And should you ever tire of those green goblets...lol! Happy St. Pat's Day to you my friend!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

If I EVER see those beautiful green etched wine glasses for sale locally, they are coming home with me. The Colleen bowls are gorgeous. Happy St. Patrick's Day from this non-Irish lass. xo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The little Leprechaun is really cute! Love those napkins too! You must love this time of year with all the green on display! Isn't that your favorite color?

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Katherine

Marlis said...

So pretty Marigene. Love the shamrock napkins and the cute Leprechaun!! But most of all the Colleen dishes.. They are fabulous. Wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's and may all the Irish blessings come your way! xo marlis

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Hi Marigene - Wow, I love your table. The white is beautiful against the dark green tablecloth. You have a gift for mixing and matching beautiful things. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG Marigene, what a beautiful table! Your dishes and Irish bowls..SWOON!! The leprechaun centerpiece is adorable, wish I owned a leprechaun, for luck, lol..Lovely flatware too. Have a very happy St. Patrick's Day for you and yours, from a non-Irish friend.
FABBY

Sue said...

those green edges dinner plates are beautiful....
How is the diet going....I went and treated myself to a bikini at Target yesterday...Only to be worn in the privacy of my backyard....I know I should be ashamed of myself at 62 to be so bold....I am down to 148 from 174....going for that 135 mark....Who knows what I'll be buying when I reach that goal....not that I think I ever will but I'm hanging in there....and no I did not have one popover!!

Mary said...

Marigene~ I'm green with envy over your Myott Colleen bowls, so pretty and I love your stack & layers! Your green etched stems are lovely, what a find! Happy St. Paddy's Day :)

Scribbler said...

Wonderful table! Your tables are always so inventive and real, and that is what I like. The little leprechaun is really cute! I wish I had had time to join in.

Sarah said...

Marigene, this table is sheer delight! You don't need any green plates. Love the stack you selected, especially those darling bowls in Myott Colleen. Perfect! Your St. Patrick on his pot of gold is darling. Each image is stellar, but really like the shot of the stack with that shamrock front and center. Bravo and Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Barbara F. said...

Those napkins are great, as is the entire table. The green stemware, oh, I want some! xo

Diane said...

I am madly in love with those Myott Colleen bowls - what a fantastic pattern! The green glassware is so pretty and your other dishes are wonderful - hope that the luck of the Irish is with you!!

bj said...

This is a breathtaking table..so so pretty. Your centerpiece is so neat with that little leprechaun.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Over from Style Sisters.

Jewel Sauls said...

So pretty! Love the mix of dishes and the cute centerpiece!

GardenofDaisies said...

Marigene, I love your Myott Colleen bowls!! That is an Irish table, for sure!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I really love your china! Your bowls are stunning! Your St. Patrick's Day table is so pretty, and I like the black napkins with the shamrocks! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and I appreciate your kind comments!

xo,
RJ

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful and festive table for St. Pat's! Your centerpiece is darling and I love your china pattern!

Diann said...

What a wonderful and pretty St. Patrick's Day tablescape! The dishes are beautiful and I love the little guy in the center! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Schotzy said...

Love your greens and the leprechaun is darling!!!!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hello Marigene!

You have created a lovely table with pieces that work perfectly for St Patrick's Day! The green etched glasses are really beautiful and the charming leprechaun centerpiece is adorable :)

Great fun stopping by!
Kindly, Lorraine

Gina said...

This is so pretty, Marigene! Your bowls are beautiful & I love your green wine glasses.

Entertaining Women said...

Your Colleen rimmed soup is absolutely beautiful. It's a lovely crown jewel for your wonderful place setting. You've set a perfect St. Patrick's Day table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Dining Delight said...

I enjoyed seeing your St. Patrick's table and especially loved those napkins (can't believe you made them!) and the octagonal chargers. Your centerpiece is perfect too.

DD

Maria C said...

Marigene: Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes, I did see your tablecloth last week and my napkins do match it. Isn't it a great pattern? I'm looking forward to playing up the pink on another tablescape in the future.

I love the napkins you've used on your post! There's something so ethereal about lace! Very pretty table! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Crystal Grandeur said...



Thank you Margene....every time you come out with beautiful scapes.very pretty indeed.the green glasses are great...Happy Pat's Day to you...love sujatha:):)

Ruth Kelly said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you. Your centerpiece is adorable.

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, rats...I almost missed this post! I can't find a place on here to subscribe to your post by email so an alert thing will come to my email box. Did I miss that or do you not have one? I hate it when I miss good posts!!! Glad I saw this one on Seasonal Sunday! It's an Irish winner!!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, I LOVE those bowls! I also agree with you, I LOVE those wine stems. And what a cute little guy in the center of the table. Well done. laurie