Welcome to the 185th Tablescape Thursday!
Spring officially arrives on March 20th, but it’s already here in Georgia. The temps have been in the upper 70′s; they even went above 80° today.
It was so beautiful out the day I captured these pics. I’m looking forward to seeing green leaves filling out the trees real soon. I don’t think it will be long now.
The sheers were dancing in the spring breezes.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday, it’s time to celebrate with a St. Patrick’s Day themed tablescape.
I was so excited to find shamrocks for the table this year. In years past, I could never find them for my St. Paddy’s Day table.
I love how the light shifted and lit up the shamrocks and the stemware in this shot. Shamrock plants have delicate, little white flowers. I hope you’ll be able to spot them in the photos…they are so pretty.
I placed our Irish Fairy (leprechaun) happily carrying his bindle filled with gold, upon a small pedestal to give him a bit of extra height.
According to legend, leprechauns are supposed to be aloof and unfriendly, living alone, passing their time making shoes. I don’t think our leprechaun looks unfriendly, do you?
Leprechauns always have a hidden pot of gold somewhere. Pssst: The end of a rainbow is a great place to look! Treasure hunters are said to listen for the sound of this Irish Fairy’s shoemaker hammer so they can track him down and steal his treasure.
If the leprechaun is caught, legend says he can be threatened to tell where his treasure is hidden. No wonder they are aloof and unfriendly. I would be too if I had pesky treasure hunters chasing me down! Now, if the captors get careless and take their eyes off him for even a second, the Leprechaun will vanish, as will any hopes of finding the treasure. I can’t help but think of all those “Lucky Charms” commercials I saw growing up. Remember those? Wonder if that cereal still exist?
I found these cute froggy glasses at a local antique/thrift store last year. This seemed like the perfect setting for them. The lily pads and the white flowers around the glasses reminded me of our shamrock centerpiece.
Love the look of organza sheers layered over our napkins…especially in the sunlight.
The Shamrock is the common name for several different varieties of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland.
History has it that the shamrock was chosen as Ireland’s national emblem because of the legend of St. Patrick. (He plucked a shamrock from around his feet and used it to explain the doctrine of the Trinity.)
From the earliest times, the Irish have considered shamrocks to be good-luck symbols. Of course, that belief/superstition has now spread far and wide.
I had some fun playing with my macro lens. Unfortunately, the lens was so heavy, my tripod wouldn’t support it very well. It kept drooping down on me. I think I need a stronger tripod. I did capture one pic of the sunshine lighting up one of the little 3-leafed clovers.
Hope you’re having breezy, springtime days! If you’re not, come sit here on the swing and stay a while. I love having you here!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day Tablescapes:
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Chargers: Horchow, 4 years ago
Dinner Plate: Clarendon, Big Lots, 3 years ago
Shamrock Salad Plates: HomeGoods, several years ago
Leprechaun: Marshall’s, 2-3 years ago
Green Iced Beverage: Pier 1, 2-3 years ago
Froggy Glasses: Antique Mall, last summer
Green Bamboo Flatware: Tuesday Morning, a few weeks ago
Napkins: Found antiquing
Organza Napkin Sheaths: The Magnolia Room, 2 years ago
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