Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Dinner is set for St. Patrick's Day
A little green for luck
My centerpiece this week is a sentimental find...a beautiful artisan vase from Romania and a bouquet of corn husk roses from Romania. The vase was one of my first purchases when I lived there. The price was written in pencil on the bottom. I paid barely over a dollar at the time. I bought the roses when my parents came to visit me. I have a couple bouquets.

The doily is also from Romania. I thought the bowl and the vase were too busy without it. The bowl is a 'made in Italy' find from Home Goods last year.

The sun was coming in...

I almost put these green dishes in a garage sale. I never use them anymore. They are very heavy and I made use of them as chargers.

Because they are so large, my salad plates sunk, so I nestled a JB Indies Blue dinner plate in between. My salad plates have a lovely scroll pattern that echoes the scrolls and curves in the centerpiece vase and bowl and also in the coffee cups and saucers and the green tossed tablecloth. I just read on Entertaining Women that this is soothing! Maybe I am trying to relieve some of my own stress from this weekend!
I'm using my Marshall's finds from years ago (made in Romania) goblets. I love these. I love the big tear drop in the stem and the character in the glass. I can't believe they were less than $4 each. The cups and saucers are also from Marshall's several years ago.
The scroll pattern in the napkins also echoes the pattern in the salad plate.

I used a clearance white tablecloth and layered it with a green tablecloth for a little texture.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours! May the luck of the Irish be with you always!

White tablecloth...Target clearance years ago
Green tablecloth...Bed Bath and Beyond years ago
Green dishes...Ross
JB Indies Blue plates...eBay
Salad plates...World Market years ago
goblets...Marshall's years ago
cups and saucers...Marshall's years ago
Candle holders...Pier One years ago
Salt and Pepper birds...Pier One
Centerpiece bowl...Home Goods
Vase and flowers...Romania
Flatware...Target years ago gift from Target

for Tablescape Thursday



Meredidth...first of all, thank you for your so generous comments on my dishes...and you my dear?! What a beautiful tablescape! I love your sentimental center piece,love the Italian bowl, the layers of plates, your doily...such pretty things! Your plates do go with your center piece,
the coffee cups, everything is in nice harmony.
Happy St. Pat's.

Scribbler said...

Interesting table, with the great mix of textures and tones. Happy St. Pat's!

Donnie said...

Loved your mixture of the soothing greens. Beautiful.

Phyllis said...

Your treasures from Romania are just wonderful and dear to your heart, I know. The table is set so perfectly with lovely dishes and stemware. You were fortunate to find the stemware at that price.....congratulations on that purchase. I know your family will feel very special at your table.

Martha said...

A lovely table -- and Ilove that touch of blue -- I, too, have JB Indies -- but then I love anything blue and white -- love your centerpiece and the memories attached.

xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape, Meredith. I have to add that I really love your napkins!...Christine

PAT said...

Your table is wonderful!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

LadyV said...

Lovely table and using the green dishes as chargers is perfect. The napkins are such an elegant touch.

Marigene said...

Lovely table, Meredith...the stemware is beautiful. I like using oversized dinner plates as charger plates.

Alycia Nichols said...

Very pretty setting, Meredith, and a great way to recycle those heavy plates! Chargers are always great to have in as many colors as possible! I also really like that vase used for your centerpiece. It has sentimental value to you as well, which makes it all the more special. Wonderful! I hope you and your family enjoyed this St. Patrick's Day!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

The mixture of all your precious things is very pretty. I love the way you put them together and it's so dainty.

Happy TS and enjoy your w/end.

Greetings from the snowy Stockholm,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is quite pretty with your mixtures and textures. I love your bit of green and those huge plates used as chargers.

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