Monday, March 15, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday - St. Patrick's

Today I'm joining in on the holiday tabletop fun over at Marty's "A Stroll Through Life". My tabletops are all dressed for St. Patrick's Day.

My first "tabletop" is an old washstand in the dining room. This came from my grandfather's family. They weren't Irish...but we'll just pretend.

Under the cloche we have a little Irish angel ... can't have an Irish blessing without an angel can we?

Isn't he sweet? I got him last year at an antique store -- he looks like he's just about to say something...or maybe he's singing us a little Irish ditty.

My chalk board tray wishing you the sentiments of the day.

I found these sheep a few months back. First I got one at Goodwill and then the next week I saw a matching one at a thrift store. They're made by partylites. They reminded me of sheep grazing in green Irish fields.

The apothecary jar contains a leprechaun I purchased a few weeks ago from eBay.

He's daydreaming in the shade of a little mushroom among the green....dried peas.

And you know what happens when you capture a leprechaun don't you? He has to give you his gold!

My next "tabletop" is my sideboard. I'm only showing the part decorated for St. Patrick's Day.

My Irish teapot set upon a little saucer I purchased last year from Marshall's.

A pot of "shamrocks" from the grocery store.

A framed postcard of a little cottage that looks Irish to me.

And my small collection of little cottages and a church for a wee Irish village. Be sure to visit Marty and see all the tabletops for some fun Irish inspiration.

See ya!


  1. Girl you really outdid yourself with all these preeties my friend...I didn't know you could buy shamrocks see I found out something new coming here ha ha!! Happy St. Paddy day to you my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. You have so many green St. Pat's things. I really don't have much of anything. You confused me with the cloche party icon...I thought maybe it was tomorrow too and I knew I wasn't ready for that yet! I need a calendar just for things happening in blogland. I really love that teapot.

  3. These a soooo cute. I especially loved the irish tea pot. Thanks for sharing these.

  4. I love your tea anything that is passed down from generation to generation. So creative of you to use dried English peas...just the right touch for some Irish green.Thanks for sharing.


  5. Oops! Thanks Sue -- I grabbed the wrong sign -- didn't I?

  6. Your teapot and your saucer are so pretty, Martha. I also like the angel in the cloche. It looks like a Hummel. Beautiful table tops!...Christine

  7. What a lot of cute pieces you have. The sheep are so the perfect touch. The teapot is beautiful, and your angel is sweet.

  8. Hi Martha! This is so pretty! Your tea pot is so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Precious! I love your apothecary jar arrangement and the precious little angel figurine holding the shamrock!

  10. Your little angle is so cute! I love your irish collections. :)


  11. Oh Martha, those are the cuttest figurines i have seen, love your collection. The teapot is so pretty, I loved you using the peas, creative and just right...Phyllis

  12. Martha,
    Love your pretties! The teapot is pretty! I love teapots and all the greens.

  13. Oh, this is just way too cute. I just love it all. YOur little angel, the leprechaun and the lovely tray. You knew that the minute I saw a cloche or an apothecary jar my eyes would light up. Using the peas is such a fabulous idea., now why didn't I think of that. lol Your little village is gorgeous. What wonderful pieces. Everything is so pretty and so St. Patrick's Day. How Fun. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  14. Love the cart for this St. Patrick's Day vignette. The teapot is lovely and love that cloche! Ooooh, I also love the chalkboard sign!

  15. Wonderful St Patrick's Day vignettes. I love how you used the peas. I'm going to remember that, definitely.

  16. Green dried peas??!!! No WAY! I never woulda thought of that Martha. I need to go through my pantry for some inspiration. I once put coffee grounds in a jar with a candle plopped in the middle. It smelled so good. But that's no where near as brilliant as the peas.

  17. Hi Martha! love your St Paddy's Day decor...especially the tea pot! So festive! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  18. Oh my. Beautiful decor and I love the cloche. Just sweet, sweet, sweet!

  19. Oh that is so pretty Martha! Nice and green!

  20. Hi, Martha. I am part Irish and I LOVE all of your little things! Especially those little houses in the front and the little angel holding the shamrock. Precious things!
    Best regards,