Welcome everyone! I’m posting another St Patrick’s Day table setting. Why? Good question. I really like celebrating individual theme holidays but I don’t buy a lot of themed dinnerware or extras. I don’t have a lot of extra storage and all that takes a lot of room. So, I really try to create theme settings that are not over the top, a little bit elegant and fairly simple. I also try to use the thrifted items I have acquired. Otherwise, why buy them. Items are to be used not just stored on a shelf and admired. I found some new plates this week and wanted to try them for St. Patrick’s Day.
Today’s plate stack is anchored by a table cloth I found a few months ago. It has a beautiful muted green stripe against a white background and works well in my Morning Room. It’s made out of a linen blend and backed with a plain white backing. The dinner plate and the dessert plate are Villeroy & Boch. I found place settings for four this week and wanted to try them out. The in-between salad plate is hand-thrown pottery that adds some texture and color to the white dishes. They were also found at a Thrift Store. I added a cotton napkin in white, pink and green to pick up some of the green in the table cloth and in the flower centerpiece.
Individual flower arrangements accompany each place setting. A sparkly shamrock shares the flower bouquet at each place setting adding a traditional nod to this table. The flowers are displayed in small mercury glass holders that pick up the silver in the goblets at each place setting.
I used a combination of formal and informal drink ware. The casual, colored, pottery cups add a country feel to the table. The more formal silver goblets are a recent find and bring a more formal flavor to the table. After all it is St. Patrick’s Day and we should toast the event with these pretty silver goblets.
The flatware is very simple and has a bit of a colonial flair. It keeps the place setting grounded. In the background you can see silver candle sticks also in a very simple style. They are topped by multi-colored green pillar candles.
The flower centerpiece is in a simple pottery bowl and composed of grocery store flowers. It is smaller and sized for the round Morning Room table. I had tried another table setting with most of the same elements that just did not work. This one came together quickly and easily.
The moral is;” if you don’t like how it is turning out, do something different. “
Eventually things will click and you will create a beautiful table setting that you will love.
Have fun with your St. Patrick’s Day table setting. Whether it’s simple or elaborate or over-the-top embrace it and celebrate the day.