Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I wanna be Irish!

Yay!  It's St. Patricks Day!  No, I'm not Irish but I sure would like to be!  Like a lot of people, there's just something about the beautiful land of Ireland that holds such special appeal to me, especially this time of year!


  Combine the allure of all that mystic beauty with the legends and lore then throw in some green beer and I'm in!   Albeit, my green beer of choice lately is Bud Light Lime, though. LOL!  Stay with me here now,ehh!  Still, who hasn't wanted to be Irish for a day, especially on St. Patty's Day?    Soooo...I set a little table scape for the Irish dreamer in me.

I sure do wish I had some of those gorgeous shamrock dishes I have been seeing out here in blog land, but I do not, so alas, what's an Irish girl wanna be to do?

Well, she creates her own there laddie!

Just add a few gel shamrocks to some green apple plates, along with Fransican Ivy and Butlers Pantry and I'd say your looking rather festive there. 

Don't forget the dark green Libby glassware...

....and some gold chocolate coins to entice the wee little leprechauns to come out of hiding! 

And with a bit o' Luck.... might enjoy the mystique...

...of being...

...Irish for a day! 
 Care to join me, ehh?

Special thanks to Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen for inspiring me to use the gold coins.  I just loved this idea from one of her previous year tablescapes. Thank you so much for the inspiration!  Be sure and stop by Tablescape Thursday for more inspiring and memorable tablescapes.

  I hope each of you have a wonderful and happy
St. Patricks Day! 


  1. So cute Mary!I love those little shamrock plates! The plaid napkins are perfect!

  2. Adorable your touch of whimsy!

  3. Cute table-Happy St. Patty's Day Mary! Have fun:@)

  4. adorable and pretty your table is. Love the shamrocks. I'll be over for a traditional Irish! Lovely job and thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

  5. So fun and festive Mary! I'm ashamed to admit that I don't have any St. Patrick's day decor but after seeing all the great stuff in blogland I might just have to hit up the Clearance aisle! :-)

  6. Mary! Oh, how I've missed you! I'm dropping by to wish you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Love your cute table, and I would say that you have been very creative with your greens as they work perfectly. Looks very Irish to me, darlin'! Seeing those chocolate coins is making me crave chocolate, you naughty one, you!

    Hope to be blogging again on a more regular basis in the not too distant future.

    Warm hugs,

    Sheila :-)

  7. Wonderful table!!! I have used the gel things on wine glasses but never thought to "enhance" a plate with them! Great idea! Love the lantern too and the hydrangeas! XO, Pinky

  8. How cute! I love how beautifully those Franciscan ivy plates work for St. Pat's. It's always nice when things can do double duty. The little leprechauns add a nice touch of whimsy.

  9. what a lovely table and I'm sure that little leprechaun will grant your Irish wish.

  10. WOW! Everything looks FABULOUS! No Pinching goin on at your house!!


  11. Love that dining room! And your Irish tablescape is darling. Happy St. Paddy's Day friend.

  12. Mary, I love that table!!! The leprechaun left some of those gold coins on Jemma's bed after he turned her room upside down!!! :-) I think it is brilliant that you use the gel things on the plates and glasses. You are so smart! My family came from Northern Ireland and I just love it there! I always say that I would move there in a heartbeat! You should go one day. It is wonderful!

  13. Very it! I am your newest follower, looking forward to more tablescapes.

  14. Cute table, Mary. The leprachaun is adorable. I love your Franciscan Ivy plates.

  15. Why sure you're Irish! Isn't everybody on St. Paddy's day? Love your pretty green table.

  16. I am so late making the rounds...but I wanted to say that your table is wonderful and I don't miss any shamrock dishes one wee bit!! The ivy dishes are beautiful and perfect for your St. Patrick's Day table!

  17. You did a wonderful job, and that from Irish Kathleen!
    I just noticed your PB lantern with the gel shamrocks! I didn't think of that! I have used it on my table, as well as my PB lookalikes from Christmas Tree Shop...3 for 11.00!


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