Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Perfect Setting's Wearing of the Green

A little blast from the past, my take on St. Patrick's Day!!

With St. Patrick's Day fast approaching, I have been thinking of tablesettings.  To be perfectly honest, I am not the least bit Irish, but I am all about a great celebration, for whatever reason I can come up with.  That being said, I do not have anything at all relating to St. Patrick's Day.  When I was a child, I did not even have any green clothing, and I would have great anxieties of being pinched for not wearing green.  So my mother would dig through her costume jewelry, and come up with something green that I could wear so I wouldn't be pinched. 

We do have a huge celebration in our neighborhood, as one of my neighbors is Irish.  He will rent a huge tent, hire a band, and the street will be partitioned off.  Hopefully I can dig through my jewelry box and find something that will show my support!

So today, my table is green, sort of, so I won't be "pinched". 
Come on in, and we'll take a closer look.
I found this great ivory lace drapery panel at an outlet store, greatly reduced, and layered it over a white tablecloth.

I tried several different chargers, and decided on these mirrored ones recently purchased at Tuesday Morning.

China is Greenwich by Minton.

Napkins are ivory and are held with a crystal ring.  The design reminded me a little of a clover? maybe? The little butter patty dishes were my Mom's.
I wish I knew the pattern for these wine stems.  I inherited these as well from my Mom's collection. I love the etched design.  The iced beverages were acquired recently from Craigslist!
I remember these candelabras were always on my Mother's sideboard when I was growing up.  They were my maternal grandmother's.

After reading Bill's last post at Affordable Accoutrements on silver overlay, I looked through my china cabinet and found this sugar and creamer.  It looks similar to what he was referring to, but there were no markings, so I'm not sure it's actually silver or an imitation.  I think they are pretty cool regardless...

I added this little vintage clover dish just for fun!

Originally I had planned to use just yellow, white, and green in my centerpiece.  But I saw this bouquet in the store for $9.99, added greenery from my yard and assembled this with a hurricane globe and candle in a silver tray.  The claret-colored alstroemeria blended in with the colors in my dining room.

I recently found this great Maitland-Smith metal urn at an antique mall and just couldn't pass it up!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


  1. Such pretty dishes and love those mirrored chargers. Everything is stunning.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. Elegant. The subtle green leaf china is gorgeous with the white and crystal. So regal. And the flower centerpiece pulls it all together with a pop of color. Beautiful.

  3. Beautiful table! Love the chargers and the dishes are SO pretty. I always love fresh flowers as a centerpiece too/

  4. Ooh this is so pretty and elegant! That overlay is a great idea- smart lady! Those chargers are gorgeous. The centerpiece is perfect- love all the colors. That Maitland Smith urn is awesome! I have a Maitland Smith decorative box that I bought from Ebay. I keep the remotes in it! They make some beautiful stuff!

  5. Lovely lovely table! The glasses may be Chantilly by Cambridge. If not that, then perhaps another Cambridge pattern. It's hard to see the pattern in the photo, but my mother had some that were very similar.

  6. So so pretty! I just love it!

  7. I love that china! How are you? I miss seeing you around. Happy SPD!