Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Are We Green Yet?

No, not yet?  Well, I have a little something that can take care of that for ya! It's an Irish Country setting you will fall in love with!  Sounds dreamy right?   Fair warning though, this post is heavy laden with pictures and is only one of many that are likely to bring out the Irish desire in you.

Follow me later today as I join;
  Cuisine Kathleen for her 8th annual St. Patricks Day Blog Crawl and
 Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

It's bright and sunny here in the countryside and we are full of all kinds of greenery bursting out everywhere.  Inside, I've set the table for St. Patricks day using a mix of dishes that I hoped would compliment a few new items I made especially for this year. 

I have to say personally that I think this is one of the prettiest settings I have done so far.  I was amazed when looking back that I have only done two St. Patricks day settings, one here in 2012  and here in 2011 .  My how time flys when you are not blogging.  LOL!

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year to do tablescapes.   I really don't mean to sound so vain but I think the colors and choices I chose for this setting are "so me".  I am so in love with it!
 It all came together so fast after being inspired by the beautiful embroidered napkins that I made.  But before I let you look at them, let me take you through the setting I chose first.

 I decided to use woven oval placemats to give more texture to my country setting.  I think they are so pretty behind my Lenox Butlers Pantry dinner plate.

For the salad plate I chose this melamine floral dish in a lime green.  Who says St. Patricks day has to be all emerald green anyway?  I like the way the shape and color and patterns compliment each other.

Then I decided to top off my stack with these pretty china bowls I inherited from my grandmother.  I chose them because of their color and the florals to give that country feel.

My silverware is stainless Louisiana by Oneida.

I pulled out the tall green hand blown goblets I purchased one year from an antique store that also sells resale items.  I decided to use the foam shamrock thingys from the dollar tree as coasters.  Cute! Cute!

Speaking of foam shamrock thingys, did you see what I did with the sparkly glittery ones?  So easy!  Oh wait, am I teasing you a bit too much?  Oh okay, I'll share the napkins now.  (big grin!)

Here they are!  So sorry for the tease. Haha!  I just can't help but enjoy a little shanigans for St. Pattys day yall.  I did want you to see how I decided to layer another napkin underneath the white Shamrock cutout napkins.  I'll get back to why on that in a bit.  For now let me show you the pretty clover designs that I embroidered myself with my machine.  These four are from a set of 8 different designs.  I just love this designer.  I love how each clover is different from the other.  The color combinations I chose were so cheery and fun.  I  actually enjoyed watching each one stitch out as it was on the machine.  

I think this one might be my most favorite though!

Yes, the shades of green on my napkins are every bit as vibrant as what you see here.   I think they are just so cool!  So now you can also see why I chose some of the dishes I did and the rest of the setting can't you?  I wanted colors that would pop right along side of the napkins.

I chose the checked green napkins to sit behind the white napkins to add a bit more layers of color and texture because of the fringe they had.

I thought the fringed napkins complimented the fringe on my table runner.....

.....which I discovered is from Scotland when I flipped it over while setting the table.  Sweet!

The stars of my centerpiece are the floral arrangement, hurricane candles and few little mischievous leprechauns.

I even spread a bit more greenery around the rest of the kitchen, well just a touch here and there.

All I need to do now is hop on over to the Blog Crawl and pick up a recipe or two for dinner and I'm all set.  I'm sure there will be a few goodies to choose from.  I can hardly wait!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out my St. Patricks day tablescape.  I hope you enjoyed the peek.  If you did, I would love to hear from you if you have a moment.  

My tablescape isn't the only green around here.  Outside the weather is warming already and the tree have buds and amongst the yellow pollen there is green poking up everywhere.  I love spring and cannot wait to share some of our yard with you soon.

I hope you all have a great week and a wonderfully 
Happy St. Patricks Day!

Hugs and Waves!


  1. Mary, Your light is dreamy! I do love all the shades of green and variety of plate patterns. Yes, the napkins are wonderful. Great that you have a nice embroidery machine because you could not find a nicer St. Patrick's Day napkin. Your centerpiece, runner and glasses all pull your elements together nicely for your theme. Your mischievous leprechauns add a touch of whimsy.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

  2. Oh Mary, those napkins! Wow, they are gorgeous! What fun to have a machine that can create fancy! Your table bathed in golden sunlight is so welcoming, and I learned from another blogger that Ireland is made up of 40 shades of green, so it's fine to mix in any shade of green! Happy St. Pat's day to you!

    1. Thank you, love the 40 shades of green info!

  3. What a great mix of greens. Love those napkins! Your table looks perfect with the sun streaming in. Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

  4. How talented you are to embroider those clovers with your pretty and perfect for the occasion! Love the addition of lime green salad plates - makes your table look fresh and modern.

  5. Mary, your table is unique in your color combinations, and I am a fan of choosing outside the norm. Your talent on embroidery is so, so good! The table runner from Scotland is beautiful in its muted colors. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Rita C at Panoply

  6. Mary, Your napkins are gorgeous. I am so impressed with all the talents I am seeing on this crawl! Yes, Ireland is made up of many shades of green, so your table is quite appropriate! Love the Lenox pattern. I have it too and it seems to go with so many styles. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Linda

  7. Oh has been way too long since I've visited with you! Such a lovely, sunny setting you have created & color me impressed with those beautiful embroideries you did. Yay you!! I've neglected that part of my machine since the longarm arrived & I miss doing it. I know just what you mean about watching them stitch out...mesmerizing!
    I'm so glad C.Kathleen had her party again this year so we could all reconnect! I've missed my tablescaping buddies.
    p.s. I think of you every single time I change the plates on my triple rack that you told me about. :-)

    1. Aww, that is so sweet you still remember me too. It has been way too long! Happy St. Patricks day to you!

  8. Hi Mary! Those napkins are really sweet. I love all your layering, too. Happy St. Patrick's day to you! I'm visiting from Cuisine Kathleen...

  9. I forgot to answer your question regarding the tea cozy & hot pad. I did not make them, although I could have now. I bought them years ago, before I got back into serious sewing. I should look for some Irish themed fabric on sale now & get busy making gifts for next year. You've given me the idea!!!

  10. What a charming table. Beautiful dishes. I love, love, love those napkins Do you ever sell items like that? Happy St. Patrick's Day

    1. Valerie, I have only been doing embroidery since just after getting my machine this past Christmas. As of yet have not gotten into selling just enjoying it but I am very seriously considering selling to those who may be interested.

    2. Valerie, I have only been doing embroidery since just after getting my machine this past Christmas. As of yet have not gotten into selling just enjoying it but I am very seriously considering selling to those who may be interested.

  11. Wow, you have some skills. Those clovers are lovely. I like your choice of dishes. They pair beautifully.
    A lovely table to enjoy St. Patrick's day. Enjoy!

  12. Mary, what a great mix of green on your sunny table! The pretty clover designs that you embroidered with your machine stole the show! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  13. I'm so impressed with your sewn on embroidery! Beautiful napkins! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. Here from Kathleen's blog crawl :)

  14. Your gorgeous napkins are the star of your beautiful table! Melamine has come a longggg ways in the last few years...those plates are so pretty...lime is one of my favorite colors.
    Happy SPD♣

  15. Your tablescape is so festive and inviting. The embroidered napkins are beautiful! I wish I had a set of them, also. The different shades of green worked out with the rest of the settings on the table.

  16. Great tablescape, but I am swooning over those embroidered shamrock napkins. Want!

  17. Hello Mary! So good to see you! I love those 4 leaf clover napkins! I would love some with shamrocks on them, but never see any. Your table is lovely, light and airy! Thanks so much for joining in the SPD crawl! Happy Easter too!

  18. So pretty!! Such a lovely St. Pat's Day tablescape!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


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