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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Y’ALL CONVINCED ME!

Your comments on my previous post convinced me that “if it’s green, it’s Irish” – at least during the month of March. For this green tablescape, I even moved my high/low table in front of the green plaid loveseat in my family room. Do ya think I might be getting a little carried away with this green in March obsession?


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Since I’ve always used a mixture of patterns that have nothing to do with each other, I don’t guess I can blame y’all for that! I’ve said it before – you don’t find matching and coordinating linens and china if you are a bargain hunter, so I’ve learned to like things that don’t coordinate! That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it!


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Dinner Plates: Apple Blossom, Ridgways, England}purchased at a garage sale. Green Depression Glass plates} purchased at an estate sale. White metal chargers} purchased at an estate sale.leprechan

Tom Clark Gnome} A gift from my sister-in-law


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Stemware} Our “every day” wedding selection; tablecloth, napkins, napkin rings, and flatware} estate sales

Okay, I’ve got daisies and four-leaf clovers on the tablecloth, Lillies of the Valley on the napkins, Apple Blossoms on the plates, and berries on the centerpiece wreath!  I think we can safely say that nothing on this table matches anything else on this table!  I’m not even going to start counting the different shades of green!

Speaking of “luck of the Irish” (oh, I wasn’t, was I?…Well, I’m going to now!)  I recently had the luck of the Irish when I won the giveaway at Foley’s Follies! The prize was a beautiful server with a cloche lid! Since I haven’t prepared any pretty food to put in the server (and since I’m kind of “in to” green this month), I put an “Irish village” under the cloche to show it to you.


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Do you see that rather stern looking Irish lady? She’s delivering food, and she’s upset, because she thinks I should have displayed this server with a  delicious cupcake in it instead of a village! 

Barb didn’t stop with just the server! Look what else I won.


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I wish you could smell these candles. They are delicious! No, I didn’t take a bite out of the candle, but they do smell delicious! And see all of that bling around the candles? Barb sent bling in my prize box! If you haven’t visited Barb, stop by Foley’s Follies and see what she’s up to these days. Barb is such a sweet lady, and she always shares the most wonderful recipes. Thank you so much Barb.

Now all ye lads and lassies, do an Irish jig on over to Between Naps on the Porch for links to tablescapes. Top o’ the day to ya! laurie

48 comments:

Maggie B said...

Begorrah Laurie,
Your eclectic Irish tablescape looks grand.
Thanks for stopping by my G post.
~Maggie~

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I had to look and then go back and look 2 more times.. I cant tell you how much I like what you've done. Sitting the table in front of your loveseat is absolute GENIUS.. It looks so very welcoming in homey. The colors you've used and your gnome are just perfect with your other items. You just keep right on obsessing with the green and irish and I'll be back every time to enjoy all this eye candy.. I so need some of that grapevine with the green buds.. That was the perfect surround for your gnome.. OK, I'll hush but can you tell how much I love your scape> well if not, I'm telling you now..

Sonny~I enjoyed my visit here so much...

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' sweet friend...

Ohhh...what a beautiful Irish table, Laurie! Ohh..and is this the pretty loveseat that sits in front of that wall of shelves in your den/family room? What a great area to dine in! Girl, I love that tablecloth and I love your little gnome!!! What beautiful china! I love that pattern! Such a fun and festive St. Patrick's Day table! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Liz said...

You have more pretty dishes than anyone I know!!! Even more than me!:)

This is a lovely Irish table!!:)

~Liz

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love it! As always! All the greens and blooms -- It looks lika a grand Irish Spring at your home. I'm "gathering" for my Irish tablescape coming up soon. Loving all the inspiration this week.

KBeau said...

Love the Ridgways plates. I have a collections of Ridgways stuff, mostly red dominate to coordinate with my Old Britain Castles dishes. The collection started with a small dessert plate that my mother gave me. She has a whole set of them, and she gave one to me and one to Susie. I've found other stuff on eBay, most recently a tea set that arrived broken. I blogged about that one. Beautiful tablescape, Laurie.

Kim said...

I love mismatched, it looks so welcoming. Nice job!

GardenofDaisies said...

Laurie, it is looking very Irish at your house! :-)
I love your tablecloth, with the shamrocks and daisies... If you come back to my blog later today you will see why. :-)

luvtodecorate said...

Your dishes are so pretty! Everything just flows together so nicely...I especially love the tablecloth!

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, anything you do has my vote! Everything looks so nice. You're good!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty Irish table! I really like the green stemware.
Beautiful blue sky this morning! :)

Nancy said...

Your table is so pretty! I especially like your Ridgway dishes! I have the matching platter right now. I love that pattern because you can mix it with so many things and colors! Love what you did here!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

You silly thing, girl everything you do is always wonderful...how many dishes do you have my friend...You could do a post a day for a year just on your dishes ha ha!! Girl I'm irish and don't have one irish thing in my house to decorate with ha ha!! Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Well no irish here. I have nothing green.....but I am enjoying seeing all your lovely things!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, I love the wonderful mix of the patterns in the linens and the china. As usual, everything is just so pretty. You always give me such inspiration. I've been trying to find some green that matched, and now I know I don't have to. Thanks. Your new treasures are wonderful, congratulations on your win. You know I love the cloche. Hugs, Marty

Lynette said...

How lovely Laurie - everything looks so pretty and festive!

My girl's birthday is on St. P's day so we tend to make a pretty big deal out of it at my house! Gotta love the green, eh?

Happy Day to you!

linda said...

i love it and the table cloth is just darling :)

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
What a fabulous St. Patrick's day table. I love all the plates you've used. You know that all greens go together nicely....its just one of those colours.
Congratulations on your win...lovely...nice to have all those candles too.

Hope you are having a great day
Judi

Kathleen said...

You've won the GREEN ribbon for that scape! I love it, and what bargains you have found at those estate sales..and you manage to put it all together!
I have been trying to find chargers like that..I found them, then forgot to bookmark them..and the ones i found weren't very pricey..
Maybe I will have the luck of the Irish and someone will know the site that had them!
They go with everything!
Love your gifts from Barb..she's a great gal!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
I am lovin your mismatched Irish table that looks just perfect! Mixing and matching is always more interesting anyway! I love the Gnome too, he adds such a touch of the whimsical! You always have the best stuff! Hugs, Cindy

Mimi said...

What a delightful Irish table...I love everything on it...especially the gnome.

Denise Marie said...

wonderful...just love those apple blossom dishes.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I'm Irish so I can tell you that your table looks perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

I love the chargers. I have some too and I love when I use them.

Hugs,
Joanne

xinex said...

Congratulations, Laurie, for winning all those goodies! I love the Irish cottage you put in the dome and of course I always like your plates and glasses...Christine

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Laurie your table is so wonderful, love all those things you won...you just are so lucky, love the placemats and love all the little irish goodies...Phyllis

Prior said...

I LOVE it! Congrats on winning the cloche. Lezlee

Patriotic Mom said...

Laurie, I love the leprechaun! I remember Martha Stewart said things do not have to be matchy, matchy. Your tablescape is lovely, glasses and table covering. The Luck of the Irish to ya! Joan

Bill said...

Nicely done, Laurie! I LOVE that you kept saying "estate sale" ... over and over ... like a mantra! Aren't they wonderful? Does your heart skip a beat as you drive up to one? I find myself wanting to unbuckle my seat belt before the vehicle comes to a complete stop ...

Sounds like an addiction, doesn't it? We could be doing something worse, right?

Your mis-matched table looks so warm and inviting ... much more interesting than matchy-matchy!

Bill

The Tablescaper said...

Love the apple blossom plates!

- The Tablescaper

aimee said...

hi :) i love all of your green! it is so beautiful. my oldest sister got married on st.patricks day, but didnt realize it until after the reception dinner lol. i also have a question. how do you do a collage with your pictures! i am very interested. i wanted to creat one for a post i am working on, but have no CLUE! can you please help me? i hope i am not being presumptuous in giving my email thedailyapron@sbcglobal.net
blessings,
aimee

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My gosh, your Irish tablesetting is stunning. I love it. Such beautiful plates.
I didn't do a single Irish thing this year and I am a Duffy! How could I be so remiss! That's ok..I'll just enjoy yours. T'is wonderful! Ok..so my brogue is not so hot! :)
Lotsa hugs,
Mona

Erica said...

Everything is just stunning and beautiful. I love the Gnome.
Thanks for sharing your photo's.

Erica :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That shamrock tablecloth is the bee's knees. I love that! And the table in front of the sofa....well....Mr. Laurie is a lucky guy. xoxo Happy Friday Laurie

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a beauifully set table, Laure! I love those dinner dishes! That pattern, Apple Blossom is so pretty. My heart would have been doing flip flops if I'd found those at a garage sale! WhaT a score!

Manuela

The Muse said...

you have brought so many singularities...and made them work as a group in such a creative manner! what an eye.. :) ah, tis the eye of an irish lassie :)
lol
CUTE! :)

Connie said...

Hi laurie,
I still think of you ! Thought I would stop by and say Hi.
I love your new banner-- so colorful!

Hope all is well with you and your family. We are all up here looking for the start of spring. Can't wait !!!
I wondered if you got snow in your hometown ?
Be well and keep cranking out those lovely works of art.
Connie

Cote de Texas said...

THOSE DISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOA. I'm green, hehe, with envy!!!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your apple blossom dishes are lovely. I can't believe you good (Irish) luck in finding them at a garage sale. I would love these. Top o' the day to ya, too!
Yvonne

LillyB said...

Love your Table sister!!

Lady Katherine said...

Love the table in front of the sofa! Set the mood! The dishes are great. I love the chargers! I going to have to borrow my daughters green dishes! lol

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, Laurie, it all looks very Irish to me. My mother's maiden name was a Mc-something. Every St. Pat's the family all gathered to feast on cabbage and corned beef, (and get drunk). You've done an outstanding job.

Megan said...

Oh!Oh!Oh! I LOVE those white metal chargers. What a fabulous find. Your tablescape is wonderful. So many beautiful things to look at. But those white metal chargers---SIGH!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Laurie Sweetie...
I so love this post. The green is just perfect and with all of it put together you have made a table fit for a Queen (estate sale or not). I love it. The tablecloth is so beautiful, and the dishes look gorgeous as a set. You have a beautiful eye for matching, and you've done it one again so beautifully. I thank you for sharing.

I love the little leprechaun/gnome, he's precious. I also drooled over the cloche (don't worry I wiped it up with my kleenex). It is beautiful and I love the little village inside. Great choice, it does look lovely.

Have a beautiful day sweetie and thank you for sharing.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Sandy said...

Oh so fun. We're a big Irish family, so I really enjoyed this! :)

Helen said...

Laurie !!! There is no such thing as too much green in March! Enjoy your Sunday ........

Duchess of Tea said...

Laurie darling thanks so much for visiting my cottage, joining my followers and for the lovely comment you left behind, much appreciated. I look forward to taking tea with you weekly. See you next Tuesday if not sooner.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Sarah said...

Hi Laurie, I've been out of town so trying to do a little catching up this evening. This is a fun table.

Miss Janice said...

I LOVE the dishes in this tablescape! Now I'm off to check out a beautiful tole platter I see on your sidebar!