Sunday, March 6, 2016

Set Your Table With Flair--A Simple Saint Pat's

Hello, friends!  Thank you for stopping by to visit me today!  I can't believe that another year has gone by and that once again it's time to don our green and take a sweet little mental jaunt to the Emerald Isle.  I also will be hopping along with one of the sweetest hosts, Cuisine Kathleen, for her Annual Saint Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.

I am reflecting a bit today, as my husband's paternal grandmother was full-blood Irish.  She was a lady with a wicked sense of humor, my eldest daughter's namesake, and the glue that kept the family together.  Prone to joking and inspiring bouts of laughter, even in her later years...she was definitely a character and very endearing.

Each year when the weather becomes warm, all of my little ones' hair turn to beautiful shades of auburn, burnished copper, and strawberry blonde...I am reminded of those wonderful genes, and I can only smile.

This year for Saint Patrick's Day, I am keeping things low-key and simple.  A sweet and uncomplicated table set with a little bit of kitsch for fun seems so fitting for the overall sentiment of this joyous holiday, also reminiscent of my hubby's dearly departed grandmother.  I hope  you enjoy the post!

I began the setting with a linen of white with shamrocks, shamrocks, and more shamrocks!!

A rustic little teapot planter became the centerpiece

filled with green, green,

and more green!

Crocheted tea towels adorned with patterned green napkins (shamrocks) and tied with a bit of fabric (more shamrocks!) were placed over simple white plates and celedon saucers.

At each setting, a gold coin with either a four-leaf clover

or sweet words were placed 

along with very simple flatware.

Stout mugs and tumblers of green 

join a jolly little pot

perfect for serving sips of Irish Mocha Crèmes.  To read the recipe for my simple Irish Mocha Crèmes, you may visit the post on my blog Parsimonious Pabulum here.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

From my collection:

White plates and mugs, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Celadon saucers, local thrift
Teapot, Target
Green tumblers, HomeGoods
Flatware, Ralph Lauren Beacon Collection
Teapot planter, HomeGoods
Florals and gold coins, all, Michael's Crafts
Crocheted Tea Towels, Boutross Fine Linens, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Fabric, all, thrifted 

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  1. What a delightful post. Your hubs grandmother sounds quite the character! Your children's hair with all the auburn lights sounds beautiful. I come from a family of red-haired Irishmen. I got the blue eyes but not the red hair.
    Love your St. Patrick's table. The tablecloth and napkins are lovely with the shamrocks and I love the pretty green glasses. A great way to enjoy this day.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day……….

    1. Thank you for stopping by! My hubby grows his beard from time to time, and although he is blond, it's full-blown red! Lol! Those are strong genes! :0)

  2. You created a cute tablescape. The color of those flowers are perfect and I like the rustic tin you put them in. Love the cute napkins and the Irish Mocha sounds so good! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  3. So pretty with just green and white! The shamrock fabric is so neat. You are a very good writer telling your story! Your grandmother-in-law must have been a delight to all!

    Happy St. Pat's Day!


  4. I loved hearing the description of your hubby's grandmother. She sounded like she was a fun loving person. Your centerpiece is so pretty and I so love the napkins with the crocheted trim. Hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘

  5. I ♥♥♥ the shamrock linens. Sweet insights into your family.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Those napkins are so pretty, the perfect shade of green! Thanks so much for taking part, and your kind words! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you once again, Kathleen for hosting your wonderful party and for sharing your creativity with us!

  7. I'm in love with your table topper and napkins with the cute shamrocks.
    You always set beautiful tables with the perfect elements, my friend.
    Sounds like your hubby's Irish grandma was such a fun and special lady.
    Happy St. Pat's.

  8. Your table setting is lovely.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC and I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day.

  9. Niiiice! I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'm intrigued by your Irish Mocha Cremes.

    1. So glad, Margie...they are yummy! Thank you for stopping by!

  10. You know what I loved most about reading all these St. Patrick's Day posts? It was the stories behind so many bloggers' family roots! I am generalizing in saying this, but based on your husband's grandmother's description, I think the Irish must've been a fun-loving people overall. I know my Dad's folks were/are certainly that way - even having fun at funeral wakes!
    Love the clover green glas against the whites and tiny shamrocks on your textiles. What a way to usher in spring! Have a great weekend.
    Rita C at Panoply

    1. She was so fun! I love the story your table told, too, absolutely charming! Thank you so much for stopping in for a visit!

  11. Cute tablescape...Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!


  12. Cute tablescape for St Patrick's Day! My hubby also has Irish roots and there is a lot of red hair in his family, including him. Although his was more auburn. Funny thing is, not one of the many grandchildren have red hair nor any of the great-grandchildren which is too bad. Perhaps in the next generation it will show up. Thanks for linking and enjoy your weekend.


    1. Oh, those gingers! :)
      Thank you for stopping by, Sandi!

  13. So cute, but I love that watering can centerpiece! It steals the show!!

  14. Darling & very festive St. Patrick's Day decor! The centerpiece was a brilliant idea & I think I have the same teapot shown behind it. Love your Irish Mocha Crèmes...I'm off to find the recipe right now. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Such a fun table. I love the tablecloth and napkins! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Your table is so pretty! You know what I love? Your thoughts about your kids hair. :)