Welcome to the 78th Tablescape Thursday!
If I show you a St. Patrick’s Day tablescape now, will it make spring come faster? I wish. I couldn’t make up my mind which napkin rings to use, so I used four different kinds. The frilly ribbon one is actually a hair tie from Big Lots. They only had two hair ties, so I used one as a napkin ring and took the other one apart and used the ribbons and various parts to decorate the stems of the wine glasses. If I had been able to find 3 more, I think those are the ones I would have chosen for my napkin rings…just love the way they look. Hope you enjoy!
St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, here’s a drink to his health!
But not too many drinks, lest we lose ourselves and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick, and see them snakes again!
An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
There’s a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
‘Twas St Patrick himself, sure, that set it;
And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It thrives through the bog, through the brake, and the mireland;
And he called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland…
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
When Irish eyes are smiling,
‘Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.
~Mary Elizabeth Blake
When after the Winter alarmin’,
The Spring steps in so charmin’,
So fresh and arch
In the middle of March,
Wid her hand St. Patrick’s arm on…
~Alfred Percival Graves
Oh, the music in the air!
An’ the joy that’s ivrywhere -
Shure, the whole blue vault of heaven is wan grand triumphal arch,
An’ the earth below is gay
Wid its tender green th’-day,
Fur the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March!
~Thomas Augustin Daly
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
Looking for more inspiration for your St. Patrick’s Day table? You’ll find additional St. Patrick’s Day tablescapes here: St. Patrick’s Day Tablescapes.
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!
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