Thursday, March 11, 2010


Today I am joining Susan over at
BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for Tablescape Thursday.

I wanted to do a St. Patrick's Day Table.  I shopped my home and except for some ribbon I had most everything already.

I started with a lace tablecloth (so Irish don't you think?) and
layered green placemats over that.
I used my white ivy charger plates
then added these vintage green plates
Next I added a white milk glass plate with a decorated cut out edge.  To blend the colors of green I found this ribbon and threaded it through the edge of the plates.
 Added a small milk glass plate with a green edge
Each place setting had a ceramic clover decoration added
I used my parents wedding silverware
The napkins are fine linen with a lace embellishment
For a napkin ring I tied them with green ribbon and added this bow which was a hair clip (2 for $1 at Target).
A green glass for water or wine
The centerpiece was some 'pretend' flowers in an old green planter
Cute little St. Patrick's bears sit on a small cake plate with green beads and shamrocks
A little magical fairly looks at her reflection
I added a green cup & saucer for Mister to have coffee
I will have the 'good' stuff...Irish coffee!

A few milk glass serving pieces
More vintage green serving pieces
Lots of Green for Good Luck
Add some yummy Corned Beef & Cabbage and I'm all set.

Hope you enjoyed this St. Patrick's Day Tablescape.

Don't forget to visit Susan and see all the other lovely table settings.



Style Sisters said...

Very fun dishes and great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! It looks like you are ready for the Big Day!


Tara said...

LOVE it! I especially love those green plates...very unique looking!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Very Clover...I mean clever...of you Linda. I especially like the ribbon woven through the milk glass plate....I have some of those and what a good idea for other holidays, too. The Irish lace table cloth was a nice touch as well as 'Irish Coffee'. Ya'll go ahead with the cornbeef and cabbage....I'll just have another cup of coffee....Sue

LV said...

I can one things, you know how to set a lovely table. That is a great St. Patrick feature.

Jeanette said...

Great ideas, creative fun table.

The Lazy Peacock said...

gorgeous! love the green glass with the milk glass, it looks beautiful.

Kathy said...

Hi Linda...Your Tablescape is beautiful...Your green plates are so unusual...
I collect Mt.Clemens Pottery...almost the same shade of green...Never have I seen that shape before...very cool.

xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Chatty Crone said...

Loved, loved, loved your tablescape. Each plate was unique and I truly liked them all.

Liked the ribbon you put around the edge of the plate too.

Hope you are having a wonderful visit with your mom.


bj said...

I LOVE IT your pretty white tablecloth and all the dishes are just perfect...O, and would you please fix ME an Irish coffee, too? Come over and I'll give YOU some ice cream...:)
xo bj

Another's Treasure said...

This is so neat, Linda! Green is my favorite color, so I'm loving all the green dishes :)


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your mix of green is so pretty. I used many colors of green this week too. I think your mix of styles of dishes is very well done. There is so much interest!
The milk glass accents are perfect with this and your beautiful lace placemats!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Okay, let's get this decorated your table for St. Pat's then got in the car and went to Texas. Right?

Love the green vintage plates. I've not seen that pattern before. Hope you're having fun!

Anonymous said...

Linda, you did it up just beautifully. I like how you wove the ribbon through the plate. And the hair bows - how clever.

Susan said...

Linda, your table was absolutely gorgeous. Honestly, it looked like something out of a magazine! That little stautuette looking in the mirror was too adorable. Everything was really lovely. Congratulations! Sincerely, Susan

Mimi said...

Oh, Linda...that is a beautiful table! I love the green plates...they look so nice with the milk glass. Are the plate, cup and saucer all part of a set? Who made them? My favorite is the little milk glass plate with the pale green edge, very pretty. Cute napkin rings, too.

Oliva said...

What a beautiful table! I love your milk glass pieces!!!

Troy said...

Cool table, I love the green pltes! Could definitely enjoy corned beef off those plates. (Of course, I'd enjoy corned beef off of paper plates too...)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen St. Patrick's Day decor so pretty and elegant. I love the ribbon in your plate and all the layers of such beautiful dishes. You said you were "green with envy" over my tablescape and I feel the old green monster is creeping up in me too over your table! :)

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

What an exceptionally pretty and artistically composed St. Patricks day table my dear!.., I especially just love those cascading beads!~ Lovely!

You are most warmly welcome to visit my blog as well; (this is my second time participating with the lovely Susan's 'Tablescape Thursday'), and I'm thoroughly enjoying the delightful experience of meeting folks like you!

I have just become a follower of yours and would love it if you would follow me as well.

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Penit

My name is PJ. said...

Linda, It's all so magazine worthy, truly, but when I saw those vintage green plates - I literally gasped because I *heart* every. single. one!

Tammy @ said...

Linda, what a gorgeous tablescape! I am a sucker for milk glass and those green plates are unlike any I have ever seen! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Best wishes,

Diann said...

Oh Linda! this table is so pretty and filled with a bunch of gorgeous pieces! love the white ivy plates and those vintage green plates! And then the white plates with the ribbon are absolutely adorable!! Everything looks perfect!! Great job!