Friday, March 18, 2011

St Patricks day 2011

St Patricks day is one of those days where all the Irish folk head off and really enjoy themselves. I have long admired how they can go out (to the local Irish pub of course), meet up with old and new friends and make the evening one of pure delight. Along with Guiness and any kind of dark stout beer and a good helping of Irish stew and more than a touch of the most hearty sing song that you could possibly imagine. 

 Heres my little contribution to the evenings entertainment. A table set in green, green and yet more green. I used my white with silver trim for this tablescape. I wanted the green to be the star of the table.

I must confess that curently I don't own any crockery with even the slightest hint of a little shamrock Or Lephracorn. So I have made do with throwing together as much of the green stuff (and I don't mean dollars) to create my St Patricks day tablescape.

 I just wanted to show you the bottles that I have been collecting and how they come in so many different shapes and styles.

 My asparagus votives originally came in three (always a good number in design) but, unfortunately I broke one.
 Cute little votives with tiny shades.


So here it is, St Patricks day dinner!!

May all your pots at the end of the rainbow be filled with gold!

I laid the table one way during the day, but, come the evening you can see that I changed it slightly by adding the little palm twists to each place setting and I changed the napkins slightly by tucking them under the plates.


  1. I'm your newest follower pretty girl. I humbly thank you so very much for such generous comments of my St. Pat's tablescape! I love your table. Beatiful china on top of such pretty tablecloth. I love all the green in the centerpiece, it's terrific! I will be visiting you very often.
    Enjoy St. Pat's Day.

  2. Jo, your table is wonderful! I love all your pics and those little votives are so pretty. The candlelight is magical.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  3. Wonderful. I love all the green table wear. Happy St. Pat's Day! Jennifer

  4. You have some beautiful things. Very pretty. Happy St Patrick's Day.

  5. mmmmmmmm Asparagus - my favourite. Have a great St Pats!

  6. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. It certainly makes blogging much more fun when you know someone actually gets to see it. Not that it would stop me if no one saw it, I have far too much to say and if you read some of my earlier blogs then you will know that I usually do say it! I love tablescaping, (i had no idea thats what it's called)and now I get to share my passion with other like minded people. Once again thank you all....I am going to spend all morning looking at the other "Tablescape thursday" tables...I am so excited that I finally worked out how to do it!! HURRAY for me!!

    Susan you are an absolute diamond for hosting this. Was it your idea or did you steal it from some other forum. Can you tell I'm really excited about it?? ha ha xx

  7. Calm and dainty with pretty things on.

    Happy TS and enjoy your w/end.

    Greetings from the snowy Stockholm,

  8. I love the peaceful tone set by the translucent green glass. The greenbottles are fascinating. I admire your skill with an assymetrical design for your centerpiece. I'm the original 'Miss Symmetry', and I always think that some day, I'll branch out, but I never do in reality. Well conceived and executed. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

  9. A wonderful SPD table. Love all the green and white, reminds me that spring is around the corner.

  10. I love all the deep greens! What a lovely table!...Christine