Antique Bavarian China in a Beautiful Candlelight Table Setting

Welcome to the 704th Tablescape Thursday! St. Patrick’s Day was a week ago but I couldn’t wait until next year to share a beautiful table setting Warren created and shared with me just a few days ago. Warren put this beautiful table setting together for a recent family gathering.

Warren said, “Recently, eleven members of our family gathered to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with our traditional buffet dinner of corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, supplemented with spinach balls, fish cakes, and salad.”

Gilt and Hand-Painted Bavarian Tirschenreuth in St. Patrick's Day Table


“For the occasion, I created a green and gold tablescape set on a black tablecloth with a gold table runner (Homegoods). I chose for the dinner plates, a mixture of very pretty antique Tirschenreuth plates (Ebay) with green bands, gold filagrees, and floral designs. They were placed on bright green chargers (Christmas Tree Shops).

St. Patrick's Day Table Ideas


Here’s a closer view of the beautiful, floral dinner plates.


The colors are just so beautiful!





I love the centerpiece Warren and his wife, Kathie, created for this occasion! Notice how it beautifully repeats the stunning floral patterns found in the plates.

St. Patrick's Day Table with Beautiful Bavarian Tirschenreuth


Warren said, “For the centerpiece, Kathie and I constructed a bowl of artificial flowers, which resembled the floral pattern in the plates pictured above. We purchased the artificial flowers at a salvage store where they were being sold for pennies on the dollar. We brought home four 18-gallon tubs of flowers.”

Candlelight St. Patrick's Day Table Setting, Floral Centerpiece


“The bowl of flowers was surrounded by three gold-stem hurricane candle holders, which we found for 70% off in the “Back Stage” department at our local Macy’s store.”

Floral Centerpiece & Candlelight for St. Patrick's Day Table


The glow of the candlelight is just beautiful!

Hand-Painted Bavarian Tirschenreuth in St. Patrick's Day Table


Warren said, “The green and gold theme was continued with emerald green Cristal D’Arques-Durand water glasses (eBay), gold-rimmed wine glasses from HomeGoods, and faux gold flatware we purchased, many years ago, in Lancaster, PA.”

Cristal D'Arques-Durand Glasses


“Finally, Leprachauns straddling green depression glass bowls of gold coins added a bit of Irish whimsy and completed the connection to Saint Patrick’s Day.”

Leprechaun in St. Patrick's Day Table Setting


Leprechaun for a St. Patrick's Day Table Setting


Whenever Warren and Kathie entertain family and friends, the dinner they prepare always sounds as amazing as the table setting Warren creates. Warren said, “For dessert, we had a moist dense chocolate cake served on Lenox Ming dessert plates, which I found in a local Goodwill store.”

Gilt & Hand-Painted Bavarian Tirschenreuth in St. Patrick's Day Table


Thanks so much to Warren for sharing this special, beautiful St. Patrick’s Day table setting! Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. What a lovely table! Thanks to Warren and to you for sharing it.

  2. WOW! Both elegant AND cheerful! What a fun table setting….so well done.

  3. franki parde says

    Not enough accolades!!!!!! franki

  4. Gorgeous table scape. Those plates are so elegant.

  5. Margo Kuhn says

    Thank you for sharing Warren’s table. It was very elegant and colorful. I too did a St. Patrick’s day table, but mine was much simplier. If you wish to see it, let me know where I can send it.

  6. The green and gold combination is just beautiful. Well done. I love the centerpiece and how the flowers mimic the dinner plates. Lovely and elegant table setting.

  7. wow! Fantastic! beautiful in every detail! love color green!

  8. Wow, besides being a very fun table it is stunningly gorgeous in every way. I love everything about it….the china is superb and the centerpiece was PERFECT to complete the look. Beautiful job and I appreciate it very much and even though I’m not Irish…I wanna be!

  9. Sherry Batterton says

    I agree Susan, the colors are beautiful. The green and gold so vibrant and the rose color adds such a pop. His tablescapes are so creative not only in the place settings, but in the theme and fun of the design. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Tina W Reynolds says

    Beautiful, intricate and still fun! I especially enjoy reading all of the “scavenger hunts” over time that contribute to a rich and complex table such as this. I love it when things are part eBay, a smidgeon of HomeGoods, something inherited and some just plain lucky finds! All put together with an eye for what will please and entertain. Bravo!

  11. Another beautiful table and dessert from Warren and Kathie – I love the centerpiece complementing those gorgeous plates! And the description of that dessert has me remembering that cake for breakfast IS a thing, right?! Lovely all around! Thanks to all three of you!

  12. Antoinette says

    Just lovely! Warren has outdone himself once again!

  13. Everything looks beautiful & festive! Those plates are works of art! I don’t know I’d let anyone actually use them! :0)

  14. Those dishes are phenomenal! What a beautiful table!

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