Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It's Tablescape Thursday again -- and this week EVERBODY's Irish!
Our daughter's birthday was Monday and she always requests a corned beef and cabbage dinner since St. Patrick's day is right around the corner. These pictures may seem a little more random than usual because they were taken quickly after work before everyone arrived for the birthday celebration.
The centerpiece was a pot of "shamrocks" from the grocery store and a platter of David Winter cottages set on the "greenery" of dried split peas. And a few gold coins mixed in.
I gave one of these to my friend Jane for her March birthday too and she's got a bloom on hers. I'll be happy if I can just keep mine alive.
I found a couple of "Partylite" sheep last year around this time at two different thrift stores. They reminded me of the Irish countryside so they joined the table too.
All four of my grandgirls got some green to wear for St. Patrick's day. These were for the twins. My other two girls got theirs in the mail last week. We'll be seeing them soon (but after St. Patrick's day)
I found these little Irish cottage plates at Marshall's a couple of years ago at an after Christmas sale --- thought they were perfect for St. Patrick's. The napkins were from Kohl's a couple of years ago. White Gibson dinner plates from Big Lot's....thanks to Gollum for sending us all there!
I love using these large cabbage leaves for St. Patrick's and Easter placemats. These were from a craft store.
The girl's also got to take home their St. Patrick's cups to have for this week too --- perhaps they'll be drinking green milk! These came from Target this year. They loved the floating shamrocks.
Green polka dot plates from Target are always fun!
Another angle of the centerpiece.
I love Irish soda bread -- always good for toast the next day as well.
Green goblets would be perfect for green beer.....but we just had water in ours. (suits me....I don't like beer)
Tee shirts to go!
Our birthday girl also won some awards this weekend at a state Nursing Student competition. Now she'll get the chance to compete in a national competition in California. Go Katy!
Nana with her two Irish lasses! Happy St. Patrick's everyone -- be sure to see all the fun tables set this week over at "Between Naps on the Porch" -- hosted by Susan who always encourages us to have fun with the dishes for every occasion!