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St. Patrick's Day Tablescape '09

May your blessings out number
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.


~Irish Blessing

Talk about a tablescapers dream -- a trio of green glasses and plates that just happened to be the perfect shades of green for the inspiration tablecloth.
These beautiful green glasses were a wedding gift in the early 1970's. I have always loved them.

While looking through the napkin cupboard, I found another perfect shade of green--be still my racing heart! (I never remember what napkins I have, so it's a thrill when I come across one that works so nicely)
Gold flatware and chargers are the accent color to all the green. The Vaseline candlesticks were almost perfect for that yellowish-green stripe in the tablecloth. I would have preferred a big bouquet of florist-colored green and white flowers with shamrocks sticking out for the centerpiece, but I worked with what I had on hand, which was this depression-green covered votive holder.




Here is the candlelit table. You may notice that I put the napkins on the plate in this pic.

I couldn't decide which napkin placement I liked best. I do like them on the plate, but ultimately they went back into the glass. I will use the V-shape on the plate another time.





Now I wonder which jacket I should wear to dinner?

These are two green jackets that I purchased last week. Even they match the table!

Thanks for visiting.






Update: I came home from work today and my dear husband presented me with a bouquet of flowers. They were just what I had in mind for the centerpiece.


Don't forget to check out all the other creative tabletops.


at Susan's blog on Thursday. Have fun!

30 comments:

Celestite said...

How fun! I love it.

Susan said...

Hi Zoey! Happy St Pats day (a little early) I knew you would have fabulous fabric on your table! I love the stemware too!!!!

susan

carolinajewel said...

Almost as many shades of green as in Ireland! It is amazing how it all works with your tablecloth! How wonderful to have that many types of green stemware!!!! Either jacket will look great. :D Jewel

Dani said...

I LOVE THIS TABLE!!! It's so great! And I think I like the right jacket better than the left. But what an awesome tablescape! I'm tempted to put one of the pictures of your table on my desktop on St. Patty's Day! :)

Susie said...

What a festive table! Is corned beef and cabbage on the menu??

sandla said...

amazing its better idea for celebration the day

Sugar & Spice Event Design said...

I love how you tipped the glass down on the plate. I have never seen that. I must try it! The table is very festive! Wonderful work!

Martha said...

Happy St. Pat's -- a great tablescape!

prof en retraite said...

I love your St Paddy's day tablescape...so festive!! You did an amazing job of shopping your home...lots of beautiful things! Gorgeous glasses...Debbie

Kathleen Ellis said...

You have certainly applied the "wearin' of the green" rule here! Great St.Patty's table!
Have a fabulous day!
;-D

Dianne said...

Awesome! Some gold foil coins would be neat too! I can just see a lovely corned beef dinner being served here.

Candy said...

They are new...very new...got them yesterday at ROSS. Didn't know I was going to use them in this way though.

Pretty green table you have there!

Candy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You give new meaning to "going green"! You've got it going on!

ceekay said...

Those are lovely green glasses. You set a great St. Patty's table!

Shelia said...

I love your table of green, your dishes and those lovely glasses! Happy Tablescaping Day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Bernie said...

So enjoy your site, I love how you create such beautiful tables to celebrate each occasion. Thank you for sharing:)

Leigh of said...

A great tablescape! I love it! My St Pats will run next week. I hope you will drop by to see it. Great post!

Barb said...

Beautiful green table!!!

I love the combinations of green, and that bright and different tablecloth that pulls it all together.

Blessings on your day,
Barbra Jean

Chandy said...

Thanks for a great share! Happy Thursday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty St Pat's table!!

Janie's World said...

Fun, festive table!!

Candy said...

You are ready for the party!
Cheers, Candy

Melissa Wertz said...

I love it!!! This is just adorable!

Vinita said...

I've was looking for some inspiration on how I'd set my table as to the choice of colors. And here I found it. Green shades are always beautiful

Mary said...

Oh, what fun! And the flowers are the perfect touch to your wonderful table. :) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Zoe,

I was so caught up in my Grandmother's dishes that I didn't post a St. Paddy's Day table. And I love green so I have lots of it. I even have the same ALL GREEN goblets that you showed on your table. You did a great job. Thanks for the visit to my blog.

'D'

Sue said...

Hi Zoey....now that's a St. PAtrick's Day table...the best one I have seen....Bravo. and the flowers were a nice final touch.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Wow, you have gone totally green! It's perfect for St. Pats and yes you are a lucky lass to have those pretty green goblets!
You asked about my giant teapot. It was a gift from my husband about 20 years ago and came from an antique store in Corpus Christi. He paid $20 for it and it's a hotel teapot I was told. Anyway I've only seen one other and it was almost $300! and you're right...it's huge! :)Nancy

The American Homemaker said...

That looks so great!

Kathleen said...

I missed this last week! Very pretty and festive...and I don't remember what napkins I have either...
A friend told me I should do a spread sheet...hmm, don't know how!

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