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Sunday, March 11, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Table

With our last name, it's no surprise that March 17th is a special day.  Mr. B is half Irish. I have been told I have a wee bit of Irish in my blood too.  But then I have also been told I have a wee bit of just about every heritage coursing through my veins too, so I may or, I may not be able to claim an Irish background. 

I started with a green and white check I got on clearance online from Boscovs. I then used a crocheted runner to break up the green a bit.
I decided to go for a green, gold and white theme so I started with a gold charger, followed by a thrift store plate with green ivy, our every day Gibson salad plate. On one of my many thrift shopping trips, the luck of the Irish was with me as, I found napkins that also have ivy on them!

Another thrift find is a small gold rimmed Irish coffee glass. If you look closely you will see a little shamrock in the stem.

Wanting to get a bit more of the green, I made lime jello and used the coffee glasses as dessert glasses.
I also used a set of ivy salt & peppers on the table.
My vintage gold plated flatware makes another appearance.
Irish crystal stemware and, because he is half Irish, pint glasses for a nice cold Irish Red home brewed just for today by Mr. B, emblazed with his own custom label.



I put the centerpiece together using a cake plate, a shamrock wreath, a sweet little leprechaun, some gold coins, and a small plaque.Irish crystal candlesticks complete the table.

 


I know I am a bit early to the party but with so many to attend I wanted to be sure I was ready! I am notorious for being unfashionably early. First to arrive, last to leave is my motto! Sláinte friends!

59 comments:

  1. Alright Kathe. That's it- I need to come to dinner! It's just that easy- your tables are always so so inviting, I am inviting myself right one over! And this table looks really really fun! My kiddos would love that green jello goodness! As always, you are one amazing lady who has such talent for table setting. Beautiful!

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  2. I love the green and white tablecloth, plus the touches of gold for this setting.

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  3. What a nice table! I have those same little irish coffee glasses! Happy St Pat's!

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  4. Great green tablescape Kathe! And those green desserts in the glasses look fun!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. Very sharp, Kathe. Very, very sharp.

    I really like those Irish Coffee glasses. (I really like Irish coffee, too!) All your ivy things go so well together. The delicate crocheted runner give a touch of elegance to the checkered tablecloth.

    I JUST got some gold flatware. I been wanting some for years. Every time Christmas rolled around, I wished for some - but alas! during December there were always other things that needed to be purchased first.
    Do you use yours often? I notice you said yours was vintage. How great.

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  6. I love your table. I never thought about decorating for St Pat's Day before, but you can bet I will next year. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a fun table! Everything looks great! I'm now a follower!

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  8. I love the china! It looks great!

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  9. You did a lovely job, Kathe (with an e...LOL) You reminded me that my Mom always made GREEN Jell-O for St. Patrick's Day & she would tint the whipped cream GREEN, too. *smile*

    I like your centerpiece a lot & all your pretties look great.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day, Early,
    Rett

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  10. Lovely tablescape, I wish I could be there and have tea with a gnome :)) Visiting from Friday Shoutout.

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  11. Thank you for joining the fun at Your Cozy Home Party this week. Hope you will pass the word about us. Your tablescape is true to the St. Patrick's theme with all the pretty green things. I'm sure it will be a hit with everyone. ---------Shannon

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  12. Love all the green, Kathe! Beautiful piece of crochet work.

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  13. Wonderful table and I love the runner. It is so unusual - Happy St. Pat's!

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  14. Fun table, it looks like you're all set for St. Pat's Day-enjoy:@)

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  15. Hi Kathe!

    I really like those Irish Coffee stemware glasses, great with the green Jell-o. I might just try that recipe... it's one that I think I can manage, lol. I might also add some store bought cupcakes.

    Thanks for sharing at my party.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop

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  16. Beautiful table and so much fun too. I always loved Irish coffee and your stems and I also love Bailys on my coffee. You're perfect for St. Patricks sweet lady. I just dropped from Bunny Hop Party. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  17. your table looks so inviting! have a lovely St Patricks Day :)

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  18. A gorgeous tablescape just in time for the big day! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I wish you the happiest of days and the luck of the Irish!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  19. What lovely lace setting off the green of the tablecloth. Just beautiful.

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  20. Kathe, I linked from Wow us Wednesday's. I am now following your blog. Patsy

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  21. Hi Kathe!
    I love that tablecloth, it really pops. Such a pretty table with all your green and white, and gold flatware! Thanks so much for this sweet entry into the Crawl! I know your heart is still heavy from your loss and it took an extra effort!

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  22. This is so lovely....I love the centerpiece.

    Visiting from Yesterday on Tuesday.

    Have a great day!

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  23. Oh what a beautiful table. I agree what a pretty centerpiece. I am new to your blog. Glad I found it!!

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  24. Kathe your table looks lovely! Thanx for coming to THT!

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  25. Love your motto and your table! So pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Great Spring'tacular linky party!
    Debbie

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  26. Great St. Patrick's Day table, Kathe! Whether you have a little Irish in you or not, you did a great job! I plan to get a little Irish in me this weekend...Irish Cream, that is!!!!!! :-) Have a great celebration!

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  27. Lovely table! Love the center piece.
    Thanks for sharing,Joann
    Come and follow me back I will follow you.

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  28. Your centerpiece is making me smile. It is so cute! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    I am linking from ReFresh/ ReStyle.

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  29. Hi Kathe, no problem if you prepared your table so early as St Patricks Day is still on Saturday. But anyway, I love the way you set up your table, the dinner wares, the glass, every thing on it are all perfect. You really have a very good taste when it comes to tablescaping.

    Universal Chair Covers

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  30. My favorite THREE things are the centerpiece, the tablecloth (want one!) and that centerpiece. It all went together so beautifully, and the green jello "is" the cool whip on top!

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  31. HWhat a pretty and festive tablescape for St. Patrick's Day! I love your centerpiece and the green and gold color combination of china and silverware.

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  32. I love the fact that you made the green jello in the "Irish" goblets...I am "green with envy or ivy" of your table..so wonderfully Irish, down to the homemade beer..How great is that!

    Thank you so much for linking to the Egg-xellent Spring Party..This is a first for me!!

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  33. I love the tableware. The shamrock hidden on the stem is so precious. Thank you for sharing at The NY Melrose Family. I can't wait to see what you share next week.

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  34. I would love to share that table with you. Looks beautiful.

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  35. Popping in from Thrifty Things Friday. Love the Look!~Ames

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  36. this is SOO fun! i love the festivity!
    i would love for you to link this post up to my weekend wrap up link party: spread the love.
    there are no rules, just link up and share your fun things with others! http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/03/spread-love-2.html
    stop by if you are interested!
    {love} lauryn

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  37. Very sophisticated! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday. www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  38. Love table! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday. You participation is always appreciated! Happy St Patrick's Day!

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  39. Hi, Stopping by to let you know I featured your table for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  40. Such a nice table decoration.There are so many different items are use for the decoration.Plates and coffee glasses as the dessert glasses,plates are the perfect designs for the table decoration.


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  41. Great job on the tablescape! I''l be right over...Love the tablecloth and your lucky thrift finds. Super centerpiece too.
    Come on over to our place for our Irish wishes:http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com/

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  42. This is beautiful! I love the dinnerware, silverware and glassware! My favorite color is green and I just LOVE St. Patrick's day decorations. Great job! I would love if you shared this at my linky party this week: http://www.artistic31mama.com/2012/03/fabulous-fridays-3-linky-party-031612.html Have a great weekend!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  43. I LOVE this table! Once we are out of the military, I hope to gather more decor for different seasons ; )

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  44. I LOVE this! Love that jello. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  45. Darling design. I love the ivy plate! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  46. Your St. Paddy's Day table turned out great Kathe! I love all the fun little accents here and there. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful week!

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  47. Happy St. Paddy's Kathe!


    Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday this past week! It means a lot to have you be one of our birds of a feather! I hope the party has brought some good things your way.
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  48. Oh how fun! Your table looks fantastic! All the accent pieces go so well together!
    Melody

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  49. Oh, and I hope you win a prize too! :)
    Melody

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  50. Sooo fun and festive! Thanks so much for linking up at Live Laugh Linky! Hope to see you again this week :)

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  51. I think you are one of the most FESTIVE bloggers I've seen as far as tablescapes go! I love that! :) This looks great! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays by the way!

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  52. Love! Love! Love! Just need an invite ;) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  53. What a lovely table! Thanks for sharing at my party! Can't wait to see what you have this week :)

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