Sunday, March 11, 2012

Shades of Green & St Patrick's Day

Spring is popping out all over in Oklahoma.  I love this time of year as there are so many shades of green in the landscape.  The color of my fescue grass is the prettiest spring green as we have cool temperatures and 
 more rain.  St. Patrick's Day and Easter are just around the corner!

In preparation of Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl I put together a table with my favorite shades of green.  Kathleen said no re-runs this year so I gathered my green dishes and went to work on my little kitchen table.

My best friend sent me this beautiful teapot as a gift several years ago and I just treasure it!

I love the luster finish and the hand painted shamrocks.

The only thing new I purchased for this table was the potted shamrock.  I spent  a whopping $3.99 at the grocery store and the rest I had on hand.

I did start with a tablecloth I purchased last year on sale after St. Patrick's Day.   This shade of green is a little bright but I decided 
I could tone it down with other 
shades of green.   

I purchased the twig chargers from Pier One last fall.  I love the natural element they bring to the table.  They are the perfect beginning to a garden or Easter table too!

I layered the lime green dinner plates I purchased at T.J. Max a few years ago.  The embossed design is so pretty.

The shamrock plates are from Portugal and I was so pleased to find them.   I decided to layer them between the lime green dinner and salad plate for new and fresh look. 
  Remembering the no re-runs rule! 

I finished layering with the matching mugs and added my embroidered linen napkins.   They are not irish linen but I enjoy them as they were given to me by my mother and have my maiden name initial on the edge.  

So I've got my green on and 
 I'll be crawling around  to see everyones creations at Kathleen's Blog Crawl as well as some of the weekly parties.


  1. How absolutely charming and oh so Irish. That teapot is precious. This is the perfect St Pat's table.

  2. Your table is so beautifully love the teapot and the combination of the plates that you nested atop the charger is very artful...Thanks for stopping by and seeing me and leaving your most kind comment!...Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  3. Loving all the green! Very pretty table.

  4. This is gorgeous. I love the tablecloth and all of the great, green dish finds! That teapot is darling - great job!!

  5. Looks great!!! Very nice decor in the table for St.Patrick's day.

    Saint Patrick’s Day

  6. Guess I've become somewhat of a "follower" - strange things you do out of friendship, but then again, I was looking at your wonderful creations before we actually met!

    This St. Patrick's Day table is really lovely. Was looking for some inspiration here as we aren't having too much of the wearing of the green around here. As usual you've put everything together just right!

  7. Beautiful! Where in the world do you store all your table decor and dishes. You always do such beautiful decorating. Blessings!

  8. Love all the greens you're serving up for St. Patrick's Day! what a great tablecloth and those wonderful dishes.

  9. Quite the festive table for St. Paddy's Day. Your teapot and warmer are nice and the tablecloth brings it all together.

  10. A fun table! Love your pretty tea pot and the chargers are really neat:@)

  11. wonderful I love your stacked dishes.

  12. Great table! I think the twig chargers were just the thing for your table. They made the dishes stand out even more.
    Have a great St. Patrick's Day

  13. Beautiful Saint Pat's table, Sonia!

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

  14. Hi Sonia,
    Your tablescape is just wonderful with your stacked china and green theme. I really like your chargers and they lend a nice natural element to the table. Love the mugs and your teapot is the cutest thing! What a sweet gift from your friend! Thank you so much for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a wonderful St. Patricks day.


  15. Your table is just so darn pretty! Love that teapot with the warmer- it's so unique and I want one! The Portuguese shamrock plates are very pretty and I like how you layered all the elements. Your shamrock plants looks much fuller than mine- they get leggy after a while and mine has actually led a full life of one year. Very special indeed, considering that I have a brown thumb~ LOL
    Happy St. Paddy's Day, Sonia. ~ Sue

  16. This is such a pretty table, with all your beautiful GREENS...they blend & balance well together.
    Your teapot is glorious & I am envious!

    Happy St. Patty's Day, a wee bit early,

  17. Hi Sonia, Your entire table is so subtly dressed for St. Patty's that it could also be for Spring! I love your pretty teapot--you have a friend with very good taste! Linda

  18. I love the bright tablecloth! I have once again organized myself into oblivion, and cannot find my St. Pat's stuff! You did a wonderful composition of different shades of green.

  19. Love your table, Sonia! Love the teapot. How nice of your friend to give it to you. Love your plates too. Did you notice we used similar ones?...Christine

  20. Your table is so pretty with it's many shades of green. I like the brown woven place mats and the monogrammed napkins. Great mugs, too. Happy St.Patrick's Day!

  21. Hi Sonia,
    I've really enjoyed your St. Patricks Day Tea and seeing your lovely tablesetting. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Sonia, this is a delightful table with your layers of green and sculpted borders. I love the way the stack of plates works together. Gorgeous napkins! All the more special that they were gifts from your mother. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

  23. Sonia, my eyes went to that gorgeous teapot immediately. It is just lovely! Love your table, so fresh , and yes, a great slide into SPring!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to do this new and delightful post for the blog crawl!
    Happy SPD!

  24. Lovely table setting.Great job!I your teapot.What a special friend to give you such a gift.Denise

  25. What a charming the tablecloth! Happy SPD!

  26. So many precious elements...I love the teapot, and the tablecloth is perfection! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  27. Hi Sonia! I saw your comment over at That Old House and the part about living in Oklahoma jumped out at me. I am also a fellow Okie and had to drop by to say hi as I come across Okie bloggers very rarely. In fact, I could probably count on one hand the number I know about. :/
    Anyway, I live about an hour east of you...north of Chandler, if that tells you anything.
    Your table setting is absolutely beautiful and the colors are gorgeous! Drop by and see me sometime.

  28. I like all your layers on the table especially the chargers and your napkins are a true treasure.

  29. Hi Wonderful Sonia!

    Thank-you for stopping by... always so sweet to hear from you.

    Your table is darling.... love that green!

    Happy St. Paddy's day, friend....

    love, kelee

  30. Your tablecloth is what really caught my the color. The teapot is gorgeous, very special friend. Your post and photos were wonderful.

  31. Love your ideas! Stunning and I can see that you are really passionate on table decorating! Thanks for spreading this excellent ideas! Thumbs up!

    Pintuck Tablecloths

  32. Love this! Great take on St. Pat's. Wonderful shades.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  33. I love the table you created and love the tea pot... I once had a tea cup from Ireland, I thought I lost it -however it landed up in my sister's china cabinet!

  34. Hi, Sonia
    Those charges are great! Love them. So many beautiful layers to your tablescape. Looks great!


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