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St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting With Leprechaun Centerpiece

Welcome to the 286th Tablescape Thursday!

I’m sharing a St. Patrick’s Day table today. It was dark and gloomy out when I took the pictures for this post. Looking forward to some sunshine days and setting table out on the porch again, soon.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

 

You probably recognized Mr. Leprechaun in the centerpiece. He asks to be included in at least one table each year. ;) The bowls are a new addition, I already had the 4-Leaf Clover salad plates and was amazed to stumble across the bowls last year. Both the plates and the bowls are from HomeGoods. Glasses are from Pier 1 several years ago.

St Patrick's Day Tablescape Table Setting

 

I found this large, round platter several years ago and have used it in centerpieces before. The gold beads and decorative glass pieces are all from Pier 1 this year, purchased with a  20% off coupon.

St. Patrick's Day Table Centerpiece

 

They can be reused in a non-St. Patrick’s Day table in the future by just removing the light and dark green 4-leaf clovers.

Centerpiece for a St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

 

I did something a little different this year for my napkin rings.

St. Patrick's Day Dishes with Shamrock and 4 Leaf Clovers

 

I purchased one 4-Leaf Clover garland from Pier 1 for $5.95 (minus 20% since I had a coupon) and broke it down into sections of three.

Garland Made Into Napkin Rings

 

Then I hot glued the end loops back together to create little napkin rings for this St. Patrick’s Day table setting. The garland ended up making 6 napkin rings.

Making Napkin Rings for St. Patrick's Day Tablescape

 

That makes the final cost of each napkin ring around .80 cents. When you’re out shopping for treasures for your table settings, look for things you can transform into napkin rings or place cards for your table. You’ll get something unique without spending a bunch. :)

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape 2

 

You’ll find other creative ideas for making napkin rings and place cards here: Creative Ideas for Napkin Rings and Place Cards

Looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

 

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Comments

  1. Love your tablescape, Susan, but I can’t see where to link?

    Not sure why.

    xo

    Sheila

    • Check again Sheila, it should be there. For some reason the script often corrupts after I’ve added it and I have to go back and add it again. I had a feeling it would do that. So you should see it now.

      • Thanks! I did see it, but I can’t tell if it posted. Will refresh. xoxoxoxo

        • Yeah, it drives me crazy. Just now I went into my post and added a sentence I meant to add about the napkin rings. When I hit save/update and looked at the post, the links were gone again! I just had to add the link up back again for the second time. Grrrr.

  2. Love your creative use of the shamrock garland as napkin rings Susan!

  3. That’s a cute idea how you made the napking rings out of the shamrock garland! Mr. Leprechaun looks quite happy on the platter!

  4. Susan, how lucky that you found the bowls to match your plates. I love that the bowls are square. Your table is so much fun, and how clever to use the banner for napkin rings. Thanks for all of the inspiration you provide. laurie

  5. I love Mr. Leprechaun Susan, he looks like he is dancing a jig on his green glass pebbles! Such a fun and happy table!
    Thanks so much for the tabletop party, my favorite kind!!

  6. Mr. Leprechaun is always looking so festive and so is the table. My faveorites here are the goblets….Christine

  7. Love everything about your St. Patrick’s Day table & the napkin rings look wonderful! Great idea!

  8. Sandi Lee says:

    Love the new plates and bowls and they would look great with the cabbage plates from Bordallo Pineiro mixed in as well.

  9. Hi, Susan! Love your table. What a great idea to fashion napkin rings from a garland. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your weekend! Rosie

  10. Tippysmom says:

    Adorable & festive, as usual! From where did you purchase Mr. Leprechaun? He’s a classic!

  11. As always, your tablescape designs always inspire and delight, Susan!

    Happy to join you with my own take on shamrocks today. Thanks for hosting! Hugs.

  12. Oh I love your St. Patty’s day dishware!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. How cute, Susan! I have always had an affinity for shamrocks after years of teaching at Shamrock High School! lol Have a great weekend!…hugs…Debbie

  14. Adorable St. Pat’s tablescape dear Susan! The dishes are gorgeous and so is the cute leprehaun.
    Thank you so much for the fabulous party.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

  15. I will be in a huge city this st Patrick’s Day hopefully seeing lots of pretty green and Leprechaun’s

  16. I’m always happy to see Mr. Leprechaun because it means spring can’t be far behind! Lucky you to find more of the shamrock pattern, and using garland to make napkin rings is genius!

    • Thanks, Jane! That was luck…usually you see a pattern once in the store and never again! :) Are you and Leo gearing up for some gardening before long? Wish I lived closer to you, I’d come help and apprentice so you guys could teach me about growing veggies!

  17. Juanita in OH says:

    The different greens look so pretty together, I LOVE the shamrock dishes. I am so thankful for the great women that post things like this because I never get out to the stores…in a way it is a good thing, lol. TFS

  18. So pretty Susan…LOVE that flatware!!

  19. Lucky US!! franki

  20. I am so jealous!!! I have been on the hunt for some good St. Patrick’s Day dishes for a couple years now and have found nothing. I love your new plates and bowls!!! Your table looks Fun and Festive!! Just need some green beer in those gorgeous green goblets. Hope you have a fabulous St. Patty’s Day!

  21. Susan, your lucky table is refreshing on this dreary cold day. Need to get one set here. I still have my Valentine centerpiece on the table. Need to alter that asap!

  22. Peggy Thal says:

    Another beautiful and fun table. Love your shamrock dishes. Really like the shape of the bowls. Of course Mr. Leprechaun is the center of attention. Happy Saint Patricks Day!! Another winner Susan.

  23. This is one festive looking table setting! Great idea on repurposing the gurland for napkin rings.

  24. The Paddy’s day table looks very bright and cheery. As I live in Ireland I would like to point out that four leaf clovers are not known very well here. Shamrock’s only have three leaves for God, The Father, The Son and Holy Ghost. As in blessing yourself. The little fellow in the middle of your lovely display has them on his waistcoat. Just saying…..
    Love your site. xx

    • Thanks, Valerie. I like those little Shamrocks on Mr. Leprechaun. :) I had read that Shamrocks just had three leaves and that they represented the Trinity. I know 4-leaf clovers are different and have four leaves. Are four-leaf clovers rare? I’m guessing they are. At first I thought the bowls/plates had shamrocks on them but I decided they looked more like they had 4 leaves instead of three. I would love to visit Ireland one day! Seeing the movie, Waking Ned Divine made me want to visit that much more! Per my baby book, I’m part Irish. :)

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