Monday, March 15, 2010

St Paddy's Day Table

St Patrick's Day is almost here and I finally finished my tablescape.  

These square plates and bowls from T.J. Maxx are from Portugal and were the inspiration for the table. 

The placemats and napkins were purchased at J.C. Penney's at 75 % off several years ago and the color is a great match to the lighter shade of the green shamrocks.  

I had purchased several tablecloths with different shades of green but they didn't look right with the softer tones in the plates.  My friend even let me borrow a few of her cute shamrock tablecloths, but again they were too bright for the plates. I just used my old standby white cutwork tablecloth.     

I found a great pitcher with handpainted shamrocks at Goodwill.  I think it looks great with daffodils from my yard.  I'm so excited that something is actually blooming in my yard!

I found some little green shamrocks to decorate the tablecloth with and used  simple votive candles in  crystal glasses  for some candlelight. 

In reading about St. Patrick,  I found that he used the shamrock to explain the trinity of God .  I love that the shamrock has a spiritual meaning as well as the symbol for good luck.

I found this vintage picture already framed in an antique shop and thought it was perfect to add to my table.  The angel has glittered wings and is being  showered by shamrocks.  

I hope everyone has a wonderful St. Patrick's Day filled with fun, great food and friends!  I'm off  to Fredericksburg to the Texas hill country to spend time with great friends, music, food and shopping!   

I'm linking this week with Kathleen for the Saint Paddy's Crawl and Marty for Tabletop Tuesdays  and then on Thursday for Susan's BNOTP for  Tablescape Thursday.

I also found Janmary's St. Paddy's Day Carnival to link with much fun all the way from Ireland!


  1. I love this table. So pretty. The picture was a great find, too.


  2. This is all so sweet. I don't think I've ever seen dishes with three leaf clovers. Great find! Happy St. Pats to you!

  3. Sonis what adorable and unique dishes! I just love them and your precious St Patty's day tablescape. ~Beautiful job! :)

  4. hi! the shamrocks are wonderful!! i love the shape of the bowl too!
    happy st patricks day!!

  5. What a pretty Irish setting. I really like the sweet little framed print. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Sonia, your table is beautiful. I love the artwork and all the pretty little touches.

    Have a wonderful time down south! My dad lives less than an hour from Fredricksburg. I talked to him today and it was 75 degrees!

  7. Sonia, those dishes are adorable. Beautiful St. Pat's table.

  8. That is just lovely! Those dishes are so sweet!
    Thanks so much for joining the party..
    Have a great time and Happy SPD!

  9. Beautiful table out did yourself with fun...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  10. Your dishes are just so perfect, I love them, didn't Pennys use to carry the coolest things, wow I sure think that has changed, I stopped the other day, thought I would see a rabbit or easter ceramic basket, nothing there, the lady said Oh we don't have anything like that and have not carried anything like that for years, (maybe thats why their business is so slow)..I wish they had those dishes like yours I would get them, thanks for sharing....Phyllis

  11. I love your table and you little topiary trees. How pretty!


  12. Such cute dishes - great tablescape. BUT - I really love your photo of the Irish angel....

  13. Oh Sonia! what a beautiful table! I love the square shamrock plates!

  14. Sonia...your table is lovely. That framed picture is precious and I too love the spiritual picture of the shamrock!


  15. I adore your Irish angel....she is BEAUTIFUL as is everything else in this post. Very very pretty!

    Happy St. Patty's Day!

  16. Those plates and bowls where adorable! And the clover on the napkin was such a cute touch! Happy St. Pats day to you!~

  17. Such pretty dishes and I love the beautiful angel in the frame!!

  18. Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland :)

    Love those daffodils!

  19. Cute tablescape and love the dishes from Penney's. Those napkin rings are perfect the Irish look:)

  20. Darling tablescape. I love those dishes. Happy Saint Paddy's Day!

  21. This is such a cute tablescape, Sonia. Your dishes are so unique! You got some great deals, too! Love the little shamrocks everywhere. Wonderful table!

    Happy St. Paddy's Day! :-)


  22. adorable.. loving the shamrocks and your lovely angel..
    Happy St Pat's to you and yours

  23. You've made a lovely, lovely setting...I enjoy how you used the lighter shade of green with the placemats.

  24. Lovely tablescape, the dishes are fab but the angel covered in shamrocks is just adorable.
    Thanks for visiting Normandy, call in again soon!

  25. Hi sweet friend...

    Ohhh...what great dishes! They make for a fabulous St. Patrick's Day table, Sonia! If I had seen those at TJ Maxx...I would have picked them up for sure! They would look great with all the yellow-green that I've used in my Spring decor in my dining room! Hehe! Anyway...I love them! And...the placemats look fabulous with them! I like your white just looks so pretty with the white background of the made a great choice, my friend! Your shamrock pitcher...gorgeous! And your sunny yellow daffodils are sooo pretty! Your table just sings of Spring, my friend!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Well Darlin', you have a great time in Fredricksburg...I'm so envious! I told you that my sister only lives about 30mins. from there. She does alot of shopping there...they have so many cute and unique shops! Have fun and enjoy, sweet girl!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  26. You have been collecting your theme pieces for some time, haven't you? My husband is Irish, and I should do better than I have for this time of the year. Thank you for some great ideas, and for the thoughts about St. Patrick.

  27. Lovely tablescape. It is nice to see such beautiful daffodils too. Mine are poking up about 3 inches now. We still have snow flurries in the forecast!

    I love the angel picture too! What a great find!

  28. A lovely St. Pat's table -- I love your dishes and how pretty are the daffodils!

  29. What a beautiful table. Love the daffodils and all of the green. Very nice blog. Thanks for sharing!!

  30. Congrats :)

    You won a prize as part of my St Patrick's Blogging Carnival.

    Email me with your address to claim your prize :)

  31. This is all very pretty! Great dishes!

    Love the framed vintage print!



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