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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St Patrick’s Day Dinner

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Our St. Patrick’s dinner will be served in the study this year.

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In my previous post, I shared this lad and lassie, who are strolling through the park (which is on the piano in our study).

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The Irish village and park are also featured on our table.  A mixed fruit salad will be served in the green depression glass compotes.

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Green depression glass plates will hold cheese bites to nibble with our fruit salad.

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Although they are an English village, these dinner plates remind me of my idea of an Irish village.  (Ascot by Wood and Sons, England). 

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I used vintage green glass napkin ring holders (purchased at an estate sale a long time ago) on shamrock napkins.

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I recently bought these emerald green wine stems at an estate sale.  The water goblet is my set of mixed jewel toned goblets.

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I only have two of the green, so I supplemented the place settings with two gold stems.

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On the salt and pepper houses, window boxes overflow with flowers.

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An Irish village in a basket.

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Did you see who is hiding in the grass?

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You can just see the top of another little leprechaun hiding in the grass.

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Did you spot what the leprechauns are looking for?  Yes, there is a pot of gold.  (I make such sacrifices for my tablescapes.  I had to eat a few Kisses with Almonds to make the gold for this pot.)

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An Irish Blessing:

May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!


This post is partying at The Blog Crawl at Cuisine KathleenCenterpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


ellen b. said...

Love your St. Pat's table. Those green goblets are great!

Sarah said...

Laurie, your table is filled with delights. I like the way your tables tell a story. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your family.

Tricia said...

Laurie, what a charming table! I love the Irish village theme, and the centerpiece is so clever! And you even have the perfect plates! I really love your green Depression glass. I feel another collection coming on. . . .

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

The Irish Village is my favorite part of this! I could've used a piece of that for mine! I think the dishes you chose are perfect and I love the emerald green stemware piece! Wishing you a Happy St. Patricks Day!

Betty Marie's said...

Laurie, very cute center piece and I do love your dishes, very nice!

Marigene said...

Beautiful green table, Laurie! Love the tablecloth. Those plates are wonderful. I have those same tall stems in red...have looked for the green, but not found any to date.
Have a great week.

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Laurie your table is just so richly Irish. Love the centerpiece and the little leprechauns hiding in the grass.
Your plates are gorgeous. I love the village scene. Your tablecloth is so pretty. You just make every event so special. Your hubby and family are so very blessed. Having dinner at your home is so special.
You are one talented girly!!

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great evening sweet friend.

Denise said...

This is such a fun and charming table, Laurie. I love everything about it! My favorite things are the shamrock table topper and the Ascot plates. I've never seen a table topper like that; it's so pretty.

I also love your green depression glass and the salt and pepper houses. Your village is so sweet; it reminds me of some of the pieces I have.

I thoroughly enjoyed your post -- Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Visiting from Kathleen's Blog Crawl.


Denise at Forest Manor

Rosie M. said...

Such a fun table! Your tablecloth sets the perfect spring mood and I LOVE your centerpiece and your "Irish Village". You certainly scored with those green stemmed goblets. Very well done! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

xinex said...

Your Irish Village is so cute and so creative with the pot of gold. I love your green golblets and I like the plates. I have them too....Christine

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I especially love the transferware, Depression glass, and that gorgeous stemware.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Hi, Laurie--it's such fun to visit! I have been completely flattened by family (and Yorkie) illnesses and barely get around blogland anymore. I have missed you. So glad I found your post at Kathleen's. Your tablescape is beautiful. I have the same green Depression sherbets, just a few, but none of that gorgeous china.
Love your Irish village, too, and the way you arranged it.

Diane said...

Adorable centerpiece, Laurie, and those dinner plates are just the perfect touch for a tribute to Ireland! Love all of the green and the shamrock napkins - wonderful table!

Unknown said...

Your table is so adorable. I love you village and the English plates are perfect. I had so much fun looking at your tablescape.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun Laurie,

I always love seeing all the fun and beautiful things you do in your home..
I don't think those glasses are depression but vaseline can see the yellow in them and if you put them under a black light they will just glow..They are worth so many $$$ more that depression glass..Do you have a black light??
I have a small collection of vaseline glass also have a black pen light I take out with me when I go to antique stores to check it out..Love ya girl..have a GREAT ST> Patty's day..hugs and smiles Gloria

Tea in Texas said...

What a wonderful tablescape, I love your choice of colors. It looks like it would be fun to share this table with you.
Have a great week,

Palomasea said...

You are so talented Laurie...oh my goodness.
Charming and beautiful, your attention to detail is perfection...(and I adore your whimsy and sense of humor!)
Enjoy St. Patty's Day, dear friend!
Blessings to you,
- Irina

Kathleen said...

An Irish village in a basket, that is wonderful! I bet lots of wee people live in that village and drink wee little mugs of beer! :) I love all the shamrocks on the table, hard to find pretty Irish themed cloths here!
Thanks so much for putting on your sturdy oxfords and taking part in the blog crawl!
Have a grand Mar. 17th, Slainte'!