Sunday, March 13, 2011


Today I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites.  This is a re-run of a post from last year!  I hope you enjoy my St Patrick's Day tablescape!
The winner of the teapot will be announced at the end of this post! 

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
**Thanks to Sherry @ Back to Vintage for letting me know these are made by Edwin Knowles and are in the Yorktown pattern!**
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 Mr ALC 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.

This year I have used some of these elements in a vignette I will share on the St Patrick's Day Blog 
Crawl on March 15th at 
Cuisine Kathleen!

I am also linking this post up to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Now for the winner of the teapot!
the winner is
bj said... 31 sweet of these bloggers to send you such nice things. I love them. I am hoping your sweet grandbaby WILL be born on the 10th...Mr. Sweet's birthday and our anniversary. :))) I WANT THAT TEAPOT !!!!!
BJ email me your address and I will get this little teapot to you! 
Congrats and thank you to all who entered!  I always wish I could send something to every one of you! 


laxsupermom said...

What a lovely table! What a fun idea using hair bows for the napkin rings! You have such beautiful dishes & I love the addition of the ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love your tablescape and all the fun St. Paddy's Day decor. Come sneak a peek at my St. Patrick's Day goodies at my blog. Tiff (The Cranky Queen) I am a follower and enjoy your blog.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats to BJ! Cute table Linda! Lovin' those great green plates, what a cool shape:@)

Diann said...

Congrats to BJ! this tablescape was just so cute! I loved the milk glass used and the cute St. paddy's day ribbon! Just adorable!

Jane said...

I'm glad you reran this post because I missed it last year. The table is lovely. I love the layered plates and adding the ribbon to the white plate to tie it all together was the perfect touch!!

A Few Pennies said...

Linda! that is so beautiful--I am jealous; truly I love it and what inspiration for tablescape! Have a great Sunday.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a great table for St. Paddy's Day, Linda! I love everything! And a big Hooray for BJ on winning that cute teapot!


Sharing Shadymont said...


I just love your tablescape. The greens are gorgeous. The ceramic clovers just top it all off! Great job!!1

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love, love that green plate with the swirl on the sides!!! Great layering of green and white!!! The hobnail sugar and them too!!!

Gina said...

That's a beautiful St. Patty's table! I love the vintage green plates...they're so unusual, I've never seen anything like them before.

Congrats BJ!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty - You did good! :D
Congratulations to the winner!

Douce France..... said...

I really Love your setting Linda!
And Congrats to the winner!

Thanks again for posting MY GIVEAWAY
on your side bar!

Cheryl said...

Hi Linda,
I love your St. Paddy's Day table...meakes me feel green all over! So glad that BJ won the's so cute!

Chatty Crone said...

I am excited - I remember your beautiful table scape from last year and I think it is still beautiful. Love the vintage green plates. We have been friends for awhile - nice. sandie

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

LOVE the vintage green plates!!!! Do you know who makes them? The look kind of Fiesta-ish...the table scape looks great!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE those milk white plates with the raised ivy edges!

lvroftiques said...

Darling Linda! I really love the ribbon laced plates! I had to run and check my silver because your grandparents looked so much like mine... It was close but not identical. Very nice! Vanna

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Linda this is just so cute! I love the shamrock ribbon in the plates! That just totally made it for me! Congrats to BJ too! How wonderful for her! :)

Donnie said...

What a fun tablescape and congrats to BJ. Great post.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Congrats to bj! I'm sure she will do a fun post for us to see! Your green plates are the neatest shape! And your whole table is fun and interesting! Linda

Susan said...

"Shore 'tis" a table fit for a queen! To be "shore," lace is, indeed, quite a look for the Irish table. All that is needed,lassie, is a tune of "When Irish Eyes Are Smilin." Many thanks for your Irish creativity. "When Irish Eyes Are Smilin', Sure 'Til Like A Morn in Spring..." Susan

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hey girlfriend
Happy St. Patty's day to you. Your table just keeps getting prettier every time I come by.
Glad you like Sunday Matinee. I have sooooo many great movies to write about, untill next week.
Oh and Brad brings the girls home to mama tomorrow night : )

sweet european dreams said...

LOVE those Yorktown plates and the milk glass pieces are precious. Definitely worth a re-post today! -diane

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Linda...

My friend, it is such a treat to have you join in with our Sunday Favorites repost party this week! Thank you!!! Ohhh...I just love your St. Patrick's Day's lovely! Love, love, LOVE your pretty place settings...layers and layers of pretty dishes...YES!!! I love the white ivy charger plates...this is the first time that I've seen them! I would love to have a set! They really are so perfect for a St. Pat's table! Ohhh...and the little ceramic shamrocks that you topped the place settings off with...sooo cute! Love those! Everything is just sooo pretty, Linda! Loved your pretty floral arrangement too! Thank you again...for sharing your pretty table with us for Sunday Favorites!!!

Have a wonderful week, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...a big ol' congratulations to BJ for being the lucky winner of your giveaway! She is such a sweetheart...couldn't have happened to a sweeter gal!

KarenSue said...

Linda, You have inspired me! I don't usually decorate for St. Patricks day but I think I will this year! I love your table!
Enjoy your day~KarenSue

Ann in the UP said...

Very, very pretty. I love green and milk glass together. Do you have to cook a separate course for every layer of dishes? If so, you've set yourself up for a big day of cooking!

Laurie said...

It's a LOVELY tablescape!

~~Carol~~ said...

Nobody puts together a prettier table than you Linda! The be-ribboned plates really make it special, and I love those little milk glass s&p shakers. Just lovely!

Betsy said...

What a gorgeous table! What time is dinner? Can you set an extra place?
Congratulations to BJ, she's such a sweet lady.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love the bears, love the milkglass with the greens, and love that you weaved ribbon into the edge. Wonderful ideas, and beautifully done!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
Congrats to the lovely and sweet BJ!!

I love your St.Patrick's Day tablescape. It's so pretty with all of those stacked plates in such lovely colors and patterns. So very pretty.


Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

What a great table!
I love all your plates and glasses!!

Marlis said...

I am so glad you chose to replay this table. What nice ideas. I love that you decided to weave the ribbon through the reticulated edge of the plate. It certainly blended all the colors and made the presentation so very interesting. great table!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, this table is so pretty. I'm loving the shape of those green plates! The ribbon edging the milkglass plate is such a festive touch. I don't think I saw this the first time you posted it, so I am so glad you re-posted this beautiful scape. laurie

The Tablescaper said...

What a great table. Love that ivy charger. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

pamq said...


Now how do you top that for this year?!?

Love the ribbon threaded through the rims of the milk glass plates!

And those Yorktown plates! Very cool!

Congrats to BJ!

bj said...

Your table is just stunning. I LOVE the ribbon thru the plates. And the little shamrocks just set it all off. Very pretty.

Again, I say THANK YOU for the teapot. I will just love it, I know.:)
xo bj

Ann said...

What a wonderful table setting...
I love your vintage plates and the way you use ribbons and bows in this lovely setting ♥

Erin said...

I LOVE your table Linda!!! I am partial to green, but love how you incorporated the silver and white, perfection!

Nancy's Notes said...

Linda, you know how to do it sweet lady! What a beautiful and special table! What pretty ribbon edges on those plates, I really do love that wonderful look! I love it all~


Annesphamily said...

That BJ is one lucky Texas lady! Linda you are so awesome with all your beautiful settings.

cute or kill? said...

The green deco plates are not Knowles "Yorktown" but an even earlier design (possibly the first American streamline dinnerware) - James River Potteries "Cascade." They're very similar.