St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape

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 Table Setting Tablescape

 

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.
~Adrienne Cook

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape 09

 

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~Author Unknown

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

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!
~Author Unknown

Leprechaun Centerpiece for a St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

 

An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.
~Irish Saying

St. Patrick's Day Dishes China with Shamrocks

 

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

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…
~Andrew Cherry

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting with Shamrock Plates

 

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.
~Author Unknown

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Shamrock Dishware

 

When Irish eyes are smiling,
‘Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
~Author Unknown

St. Patrick's Day Napkin Rings

 

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

Green Stemware for a St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

 

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

Leprechaun Centerpiece

 

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

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

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.
~Irish Blessing

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.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape 09

 

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!

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Comments

  1. I love your Irishman, he is very happy. Great Irish sayings, Susan. Love your table as usual!…Christine

  2. Dining Delight says:

    Susan, your St. Pat's day tablescape is terrific! Love your St. Pat figurine – how perfect! The dishes are terrific too. Fun to read all the Irish verses! As always, thanks for hosting this terrific meme!

    DD

  3. SouthernGal says:

    Very cute. I like the hair tie the best as well. Anything that hastens Spring has my vote!

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

  4. So simple!

  5. What a great tablescape! What I wouldn't give for a little Irish "Spring" right about now!
    Dee Dee

  6. Andrea at Opulent Cottage says:

    Your tablescape is wonderful, Susan! We have a huge St. Patrick's Day celebration here in East Dallas, and your table is a great inspiration for the holiday. I may print out the limericks to share with everyone!
    Cheers, Andrea

  7. Susan, I can't believe you did ST. Patrick's Day ahead of me!
    We have 3 more TTH before the big day!:) It's never too soon to celebrate the Wearin' of the Green!
    I love your table, your MAN looks like mine,they must be related ,and we have the same plates…
    And St Patrick's Day does make me feel Spring is almost here..
    And your table is very Springy!
    Irish Springy..;)

  8. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    Your Irish tablescape is adorable! Loved the poems and Irish blessings too!

    I'm also yearning for spring with my tablescape!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

  9. Your St. Pat's tablescape is beautiful and vibrant!

  10. black eyed susans kitchen says:

    Susan, That table setting is the sweetest St. Patricks day theme I have ever seen!
    ♥, Susan

  11. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Well now, aren't you the early bird of Spring with your St. Patrick's Tablescape? I like your early Spring prediction much more than that old groundhog's — what does he know?

  12. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says:

    Charming!

  13. I love your St. Patty's table!!!! It is festive and so cute! I ahve been gathering things to do one too but didn't plan to post it til March. I hope YOUR method DOES bring Spring sooner!!!!1 However, it is snowing here right now, but not supposed to amount to anything, thank goodness!!! I LOVE the ribbons as the napkin ring! Really cute! Thanks again for hosting this wonderful event each week! XO, Pinky

  14. Just a dreamer says:

    Susan, just too darn cute. Simple but whimsical. Since I'm 1/4 Irish, I know the secret about how to hold onto that blade of grass!!! Jackie A HUG

  15. Michael Lee West says:

    Festive and charming. I would love to sit down to a St.Patrick's day meal at this table.The pot of gold theme is perfect!

  16. My husband just came back from a business trip to Dublin! To visit a good pub was a must!

    Maya @ http://completely-coastal.com

  17. myletterstoemily says:

    i love the irish blessings and the
    lovely table setting!

    you are such a source of inspiration.

  18. Ceekay- Thinkin of Home says:

    Your St Patty's day table is so pretty. I don't do that holiday…but I think it looks so fresh with the Green and white!

  19. I can't tell ye how happy ye have made me by decorating for St. Patrick's Day! So many in blogland are skipping right over it and going to Easter.

    "May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you."

  20. Wow, I love that table! I can feel the luck rubbing on me! :-D

    Glad that I got to join today!

  21. Bonnilynne says:

    Just darling, as usual! Love the salads!

  22. Ah lil' lassie…tis a smile u be bringin to the land of blog!

  23. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    You have something for every holiday don't you? Your dessert plates are wonderful! You are a terrible influence on me. I never gave St. Pat's Day a thought and I've already bought a little something to put on my table. I'm having so much fun! Thanks again for hosting such a great event!

    Sue

  24. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says:

    What a cute and festive table! Love the hair ties…Funny, I was looking for some pink ones for my table this week, but never found the right shade. Always beautifully perfect:-)

  25. What a special St Pat's Day tablescape. I'm still in search of my green for the holiday and I'm almost ready.

    Thanks for sharing. It is definitely a fun holiday and your table certainly reflects it.

  26. Susan-If spring comes tomorrow, we all owe you a debt of gratitude! Love this! I used red and green pony tail holders at Christmas! Thanks for getting in the "Irish" mood!

  27. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Erin go bragh! I see the leprechauns have been very busy at your home! You know how they love green! Your little man is such an adorable centerpiece. I think your hair ponytail holder/napkin ring is perfect. I would like to have 4 of those too!
    Susan thank again for hosting. I love TT- both participating and enjoying others labors of love.
    Yvonne

  28. Oh, how cute! I love those plates! The leprechaun is adorable. I don't normally decorate for St. Patties Day, but I may have to start after seeing this adorable table!!
    hugs
    ANDREA at MY FEATHERED NEST

  29. Susan, I agree that the hair ties are great napkin rings. Clever idea! Love all the quotes to go with this delightful table. A fun table!!!

  30. Fifi Flowers says:

    WOW! You are ready for LUCK a month early!!!

  31. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Top of the evnin' to ya Susan! What a delightful table. Love your St. Patty in the center of the table, and I've always loved that china. Oh, that hair ribbon is so cute and perfect for a napkin ring. I really enjoyed all of your quotes too. So much fun. Thanks for hosting. laurie

  32. Richie's 2ts Inspires says:

    A nice & sincere settings to honour St. Patric's Day.

    Stunning…

  33. Lori Lucas says:

    FIRST TIMER!!! That would be me. I have LONG admired (and envied) your tablescapes. I finally linked one to your wonderful blog. I'm still trying to get the hang of it all! Thanks for a wonderful blog!

  34. Susan,
    I love St. Paddy's Day, and I love your tablescape. And I enjoyed all the Irish poems, etc. you threw in. :)

    D

  35. Beautiful St Pat's day tab;escape Suysan, just ooozes good fortune and happiness. gorgeous dishes and stemware. I love the little Irishman and his pot o gold. Kathy.

  36. Gail at Victorian at Heart says:

    What a fun tablescape. You are always so creative. The sayings were an added bonus. We must be on the same wavelength because I used green on my tablescape this time also..that gives me hope. ha.

  37. Hi Susan,
    Lovely GREEN, ST PATRICK's DAY tablescape! It's a bitter sweet day for me – my Mom passed away on St. Patrick's Day…but then I remember that she loved celebrating it. This year I am hosting our neighborhood BUNCO group on St. Patrick's Day so I have to plan snacks and desserts etc. Wish me luck!

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  38. This is so cute and festive! I really want to get into tablescaping. It looks like so much fun. I just love the look especially of the layered plates – the possibilities are endless.

  39. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says:

    Hi Susan~ ~
    This TT is so much fun! Thanks for sharing and please know all your work is appreciated here.

  40. Cindy Conner says:

    Too cute! I love dishes!!!!!! You have been an inspiration!

  41. Love the centerpiece and "napkin rings"!

  42. Susan Wicker says:

    Oh my gosh, Susan. That was an adorable post. Loved the table setting and the hair tie from Big Lots! What a great idea! Great job! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

  43. You are so talented! Very cute.

  44. Victorian Garden Gourmet says:

    Susan,
    Congratulations on your 78th Tablescape Thursday! With St. Patty's Day just around the corner can spring be far behind?
    What a great theme-loved the shamrock dishes and emerald green glassware.
    Kate

  45. Susan, Anything green falls into the 'I love' category, so you know how I feel about this happy table…is breá liom é!

  46. Nellie's Cozy place says:

    Susan,
    Thanks for hosting Tablescape Tuesday, this is my 2nd time participating! Love all the ideas,
    beauty and creativity that all these ladies produce.
    Love your St. Patricks day theme,
    so very cute! I am Irish, but I never really decorate for it, but I do always make an Irish Dish called Irish Colcannon, and always try to wear green, of course!! lol
    You have inspired me, so think I might just decorate the table for it this year. Great job, and It looks so pleasant and inviting.
    Have a great day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  47. Low Tide High Style says:

    Susan, I love all of your wonderful St. Paddy's Day decorations. I have quite a few myself, but I've never seen any shamrock dishes! I love your tablescape and will be on the lookout for some shamrock dishes of my own after seeing your beautiful table!

    Kat :)

  48. What a 'happy-go-lucky' tablescape!
    ~Smiles will be all around this one~
    A fun and fabulous idea to use hair ties! so easy and yet FESTIVE!
    Happy Weekend to you, Susan*
    ~Maria

  49. Your tablescapes are always deiightful!

  50. susan, this is so springish!!
    I love green colours, green shades!
    beautiful!!
    baciusss

  51. Hi Susan.

    What a beautiful table. Your posts should be in a magazine, I swear.
    I love the poems with the pictures, great idea.

    hugs,
    Carey

  52. ThriftyAnnabella says:

    Very nice – I don't think I've ever seen plates with Shamrock's on them before.

  53. Annie Wilcox Designs says:

    For out St. Patty's day tabletop, I take all of my kids greens toys and wrap green and gold ribbon around them. A display of green and they love it. Of course green eggs and ham too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  54. Beautiful and very festive! Love the green glasses and stemware. St Pat looks pretty happy I'd say! :-)

  55. I love it! and your charming guest of honor front and center. Will he bring good luck?
    Blessings!
    Gwen

  56. 9405018--Pat says:

    Susan, Love your tablescape….thanks for sharing…Pat H

  57. Life Laugh Latte says:

    Joining you for the first time. We've been admiring Sue's tablescapes for months now. Since we lack the decorating gene, we put our own spin on this cool idea. Hope you'll come by and giggle with us on our vlog version. Holly:)

  58. thestonerabbit says:

    What a refreshing sight….I loved this St. Pat's tablescape of yours!! I loved your Irish blessings, too! dana

  59. Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE says:

    I love this table setting, It feels like Springtime in Ireland over here!!
    xoxo

  60. Gail Moore says:

    This is my first Tablescape Thursday post. Thanks for hosting, Susan. I have been wanting to participate for a long time, but am just now getting to it. I really haven't been blogging very long, and remember seeing your blog when I first started, and thought it was so beautiful. I have enjoyed getting to see so many wonderful ideas by so many wonderful women! It's so inspiring, and much less expensive than decorating magazines!

  61. I am so in love with this tablescape! I can't even begin to tell you! St. Patrick's Day is one of my most favorite holidays and this table is just fantastic! My daughter has the hair ties on your napkin rings! You are so clever!

  62. Chatty Crone says:

    I love St. Pat's day and I love the green. Your tablesetting is beautiful. Love the four leaf clover smaller plates.

    You look ready for spring – but is spring coming here for us – what is with all this cold weather here – tomorrow I think we're warming up.

    Take care.
    Sandie

  63. Paula @ Ooo LaLa says:

    Susan,

    Your tablescapes are absolutely inspiring! Each week I think that you can't top last week, but you always do.

    I have a question. Where do you store your china, centerpieces, linens and all that you use to make your tablescapes? Surely you have a huge pantry or closet! I'm new to Blogland, so if you've already answered this question, forgive my repetition.

    I'm 57, but when I grow up, I want to be able to put a table together like you do!

    Paula

  64. Linda in AZ * says:

    * Dearest Susan~

    What a LOVELY, happy, elegant TABLE~~~~ I adore the sweet, straight-forward, calming simplicity of all one color, as it all looks so very "SPECIAL"!!!!

    I KNOW the "LUCK o' THE IRISH" will definitey be with ya, girlfriend!

    Love,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

  65. This is my favorite tablescape of all times and forever.
    Irish Blessings to ya!

  66. maurakeith says:

    You are so creative…such a beautiful table setting!

  67. Paula @ Ooo LaLa says:

    Susan,

    Coming by The Porch is something I look forward to doing every day. In my dreams I have a porch of my own…maybe one day.

    What a great idea you have for storing all things tablescape! I love it. I love dishes and old linens…they make me weak in the knees.

    Thanks so much for visiting OooLaLa and providing me with the link to your storage solution.
    Paula

  68. a little bit of everything says:

    I just found your blog tonight and we have similar interests! I have become a follower and invite you to do the same. The St. Pat's Day table is so Irish !! Love it!

  69. Lady Katherine says:

    This is just Darling, Susan!

  70. Beautiful!

  71. Susan, I have a huge favor to ask! Could you look at the bottom of your irish man and see who makes him? I am in love with him and desperately need a good leprechaun! You can leave a message at my blog or my email which is on my info page. Thanks so much!!

  72. How interesting to find a blog on tablescape only! I have a collection of plates and everything that goes on a table. This blog will give me ideas on how to use what I have. Thank you!

  73. Lee Ann Miller says:

    I just love those shamrock plates! Where in the world did you find them? I have been searching the internet with no luck for something like that.

    • Thanks, Lee Ann! I found those in HomeGoods a few years back. Not sure if they will get them in again this year but you may want to check there as it gets a little closer to St. Patrick’s Day.

  74. I am in love with your leprechaun figure too! Does he have any marks on the bottom of him? I have been searching for a few years now, locally in stores and also ebay- none to be had! I would love to have one like him or similar. Thanks in advance, Susan.

    • Thanks, Donna! I just looked and unfortunately he doesn’t have any marks. His shoes are just black on the bottom, no sticker or anything. I think I found him in Marshalls. I’m sure it was either Marshalls or HomeGoods. Maybe one of those store will get something similar in again this year. Hope you can find one!

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