Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Tablescape 2012

We've always loved St. Patrick's Day. Our daughter's birthday is the 14th and she always asks for Irish fare for her birthday dinner. Can't go wrong with corned beef brisket and cabbage and potatos. So, come on and join us for some food and blarney!
You can be sure I've set a place for you.
I found these salad plates a few years ago right after Christmas on sale at Marshall's --- As soon as I saw them I thought "perfect for St. Patrick's" --- don't you love the little Irish cottages?
Silk cabbage leaves make the perfect placemat for an Irish supper.
Green goblets for tea and we'll have some Irish coffee with our dessert.
Using the same chargers, flatware, napkins and green goblets from last week's table makes this a simple tablescape to put together. You can really change the theme and look of a table by just changing the top dish and the centerpiece!
A hammered aluminum tray hold my little Irish village......
....a couple of cottages.....
.....and a village church.
And I do believe that we've discovered a happy leprechaun underneath this mushroom!
Overview of the table.
Overview of the centerpiece.
We must have a shammrock or two!
And it looks like we've been rewarded with a wee bit of gold.
My only purchase for this table was a couple of bags of chocolate gold coins and a bag of dried split peas for my Irish "greenery". Hope your St. Patrick's day is full of fun, blessings and a wee bit of blarney too! See ya!

31 comments:

  1. Your little Irish village and the cottages on your plates are just adorable I could move right in! Linda

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  2. Great table Martha! Love your pretty plates and the peas are just too cute:@)

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  3. Martha,
    Your table is lovely and Your little village is so cute! Happy St. Patrick's Day! early...
    Pat

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  4. Beautiful table! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. Love your table Martha! The lentils are inspired! Love the cute little Irish cottage plates also!

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  6. So pretty! I adore the little village and the cabbage leaves!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  7. Martha, I love your darling dishes with the cottages. How perfect they are for St. Pat's Day. Your centerpiece with the village is just the cutest!!

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  8. Could it be any more adorable or Irish!! How lovely Martha! You are an expert at this. I am always amazed at what you mange to come up with! You astonish me! I love it. Truly. xxoo

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  9. I love those plates! They are perfect for you little Irish village scene, and the cabbage leaf placemats are perfect with it.

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  10. Those little thatched roof cottage plates sure add a special touch to your festive SPD table.

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  11. The little cottages are darling. Perfect to decorate for St. Patrick's Day.

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  12. Martha, this is lovely! I would have snapped up those dishes in a heartbeat! And the centerpiece, adorable! Thanks so much for linking up with this wonderful table! Happy SPD! Slainte'!

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  13. This is such a great arrangement. The little cottages certainly add to the theme. You know, I always like coming away with a good idea. Your use of "pea gravel" was ingenious. Thanks for that tip.

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  14. Sorry I'm late to arrive, but I've been away from my computer. Your table is charming as always. Your dishes are perfect. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

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  15. What a fabulous table! I love your little village, it's awesome! I'm going to be posting my second tablescape tomorrow which will be for St. Pat's Day. I am still a newbie at this, but it's so much fun.

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  16. Cool table! The village rocks! Sorry for not visiting for a while, but I'm slowly getting back.

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  17. Martha, I like your dinnerware with the cottage on the plates. It does look Irish-inspired. Your little village scene on the platter looks so cute as your centerpiece. Wish a leprechaun would leave ME some coins~ LOL Enjoy your St. Paddy's celebration. :-) Sue

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  18. I know to expect something I will like from you, and this time it's your dishes. They are terrific.

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  19. ARE THOSE DAVID WINTERS COTTAGES?CHURCH? I have a few myself. I have St. George church....have you ever found his little hidden mice if they are. Love the table....Happy St. Paddy's Day to you....I will be wearing the green on Saturday....being part Irish meself.

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  20. Hi Martha,
    I love your tablescape, especially the Irish village, wish I could fit!

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  21. Oh Martha, I just love your sweet table. Your china is so beautiful. The little village is perfect for this Irish celebration.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh my goodness glory Miss Martha, I simply adore how you've blended the colors in this magnificent table-scape. Bu~ti~Ful!!!

    I'm quite smitten with your little Irish village.

    God bless ya and have yourself a sunshiny kinda day sweetie!!! :o)

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  23. Oh this is so pretty! I love the dishes with the sweet cottages. Clever idea using the split peas!

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  24. This is one of the prettiest SP tables I've seen, Mizz Martha...you do have an eye for a pretty table.
    xo bj

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  25. A very pretty tablescape! Adorable cottage plates. Love the little cottages. Ingenious use of split peas. Love the placemats, too.

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  26. Beautiful St. Patrick's table. Love the plates and I love the village...Christine

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  27. Dear Sweet Martha,

    I am so inlove with the village mushroom. Your salad plates are cuties too. How I wish I could purchase here in Sweden such lovely things.

    TY for coming and stop over at D`Box.

    Hugs,
    /CC

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  28. Hello dear Martha,
    If ever you visit me again. Pls scrool down my post about St. Paddy. Let me know, k?

    Happy W/end.
    /CC

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  29. I love the plates with the cottages on them...brought to mind one of my favorite old movies..."The Quiet American" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. She liked to set a nice table, too! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  30. Hello there, simply become alert to your weblog thru Google, and fosbobetund that it’s really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels

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  31. like your table a lot!!!!!!
    d

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