Monday, March 14, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Table

I am honestly so confused with the time change and the idea that no sooner have I decorated in green, it will be time to pull out the pastels for Easter! I had a "betwixt and between" table all planned out to fill up the time between St. Patty's and Easter, and the time went so fast, I never had a chance to photograph and post the table!! Before I knew it, it was time for Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl at So, here I am, ready for St. Patrick's Day and my mouth is watering for corned beef and cabbage.  This year I'll be trying a crock pot recipe for my corned beef.  My Mom, being from Massachusetts, always called it "New England Boiled Supper". I thought it would be good to try a recipe that I didn't have to worry about during the day. With Easter so close, I've been using my time to decorate the house and put together all the Easter baskets.  I usually do a family basket for each of our girls' families and then separate baskets for the grandchildren. So, I'm working on 12 baskets!! But, first, let's celebrate St. Patrick's Day in all its green glory!!

Here's the table I created:

Here's how it was created:

I started with placemats I had found on sale last year at Sur La Table.  I love the toile pattern feel to them and I am especially fond of this shade of green. I can't believe this is the first time I am using them, because they are so pretty!

I then layered a felt shamrock placemat that I will use as a "charger". I found it at The Dollar Tree Store. Ya gotta' love that place!!

Next came my Metaceramica dinner plates from HomeGoods.  They are made in Portugal, and are workhorses in my dish collection!

I then added my favorite plates for adding interest and texture to my plate stack. They are called Castleware from Tabletops Lifestyles and I also found them at HomeGoods. I'm always happy when I can use them on my table. I love their pointed scalloped edging and raised pattern.

To top the dish stack I placed a leprechaun hat from The Dollar Tree Store. I'm hoping my dinner guests will be good sports and wear them during dinner (or at least for a picture!). Would that be asking too much? It is a holiday, after all.

My place setting is completed with white handled flatware from Tuesday Morning (I can't remember the pattern; but it is pretty popular with tablescapers); my favorite green goblets from Pier One; and, white napkins that I've placed into the goblets to give some height to the table.

My centerpiece consists of a leprechaun hat I found at the Dollar Tree store that I'm using as a "vase" for my faux green carnations and some shamrock picks. Flanking the hat are green and white sprays also found at the Dollar Tree store. I encircled everything with a St. Patrick's Day garland. For some added interest I added my salt and pepper shakers that my stepdaughter had given me one Christmas (I love their sweet expressions!) and some other frogs from my hubby's frog collection (this is getting to be a tradition on my St. Patrick Day's tables!).  See here and here. Then I added some green and gold scatter of shamrocks.

So, at least my table is ready.  Now, I just have to wait until March 17th, get out the crock pot, add all of the ingredients, and wait until that delicious aroma fills the house. Then, we can officially celebrate St. Patty's Day and get ready for EASTER!! Yikes!!

I'll be joining Kathleen at for her St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl and
Susan at for Tablescape Thursday as well as Christine for her Dishing It! and Digging It! at Many thanks, ladies, for hosting these parties. Dear readers, please stop by these wonderful blogs for a chance to enjoy the creativity of all the participants who share their tables, et al.

Thank you for your comments. They are so appreciated.



  1. Rosie, I don't know where to start, I love every aspect of your charming table. The green and white toile placemats are a perfect base to show off the lovely shades of green for Saint Patrick's Day. I love the deep green felt shamrock with the pristine white dinner plate - a beautiful contrast of light and dark colors! The little frogs are really the bomb for the bit of whimsy that every table needs. And of course the leprechauns hat filled with green carnations is the perfect final touch. Great job! I'll see you at Kathleen's Crawl tomorrow.


  2. Rosie, You started my taste buds drooling. Love the smell of corned beef simmering in the pot. I enjoy each tablescaping. You are so creative, not just with the tablescapes, but with your decorations in your home on each holiday. I look forward to seeing them all. This is a really cool table. ( Tell Jim he will inherit my Elvis frog.) LOL.
    Happy St. Paddy's Day to you both.


  3. You've set a cheery and fun table for St. Patty's Day! I love all of your green, especially those little leprechaun hats. I'd better get to my table if I'm to ready for the party, too.

  4. This table is adorable Rosie! I love the centerpiece especially and those unusual castleware plates! What fun to host a St. Pat's day dinner, your guests will love all the details! I also love your idea of family Easter baskets, I do a similar thing for Valentine's Day every year. It certainly has been no stop holidays this spring, but just think, we won't have to lift a finger in April! Have fun!

  5. Beautiful table, just love the creative centerpiece. Adorable S&P set! Visiting from the crawl.

  6. Magic Hutch,
    I adore your St. Patrick's Day Tablescape, dear one!
    The use of your Dollar Tree placemats is stunning!
    HaPpY St. PaTrIcK's DaY!

  7. Wonderfully layered St. Patrick's day table! Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen's blog crawl!

  8. Well, enjoy this adorable green tablescape while you can. It certainly puts a smile on one's face. Yes, Easter will be here shortly. I didn't even set a St. Paddy's table. '-)

  9. What a cute table. Every detail is great. I'm sure your home will be smelling fantastic on St. Patrick's Day! Have a great one!

  10. So pretty. Yes, you have to love the Dollar Tree. Those salt and pepper shakers are too cute. Visiting from Kathleen's blog crawl.

  11. Hi Rosie, I like the toile placemats you found! You can use them for so many occasions. I do think your guests should wear the hats for few minutes. What a great picture! I can't imagine doing 12 baskets! Linda

  12. Rosie, I am sure by now you have eaten your corned beef dinner on that lovely SPD table...sorry I am so late in getting around to everyone this year!
    I love the flower filled hat as a centerpiece.
    Hope you get all the Easter baskets done so you can kick back and relax a little before Easter.
    Happy Saint Patrick's Day♣

  13. Love your table, thank you so much for putting on your Leprechaun hat while working on Easter baskets! Those placemats are gorgeous! I think you will get a lot of use from them, so many possibilities! Hope you enjoyed your burled dinner as my Nana used to call it! :) Happy Easter, dear Rosie, so good to see you!

  14. Wonderful placemats and your cute little Irish hats. The centerpiece is lovely. I love those little salt and pepper shakers. Thanks so much for sharing at DI&DI.

  15. Rosie, what a beautiful table! The placemats caught my eye immediately...the plate stack is perfect along with the centerpiece. I know your guests loved dining at your table! Happy Tuesday, Pam @ Everyday Living