Monday, March 10, 2014

Thinking Green

I wanted to join the fifth annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen this year, so I started by pulling out my vintage green glassware.  The water glasses originally belonged to my husband's grandparents, and for Christmas this year, my mother surprised me with the little "liquor cocktails" to match.  The pattern is by Anchor Hocking and is called either "Burple" or "Inspiration."  I love the deep emerald green.
For last year's St. Patrick's Day table I used the same glasses with my grandmother's wedding china, so I wanted to do something different this year.  I remembered some Williams-Sonoma salad plates with a green and gold pattern, so pulled those out.  I layered them on top of a plain white dinner plate and a larger gold ceramic plate.  I used plain white placemats and white napkins with a simple cutwork design and added our silver flatware.
For a little more green, I added a gold-trimmed green glass piece from my in-laws' collection.
For flowers, I found two small pots of yellow kalanchoes at HEB and decided they could be "pots of gold."  They were just starting to bloom in this photo.
Here's a "diner's view" across the table:
 Here's a view of the table set for four:
As the week went on, the kalanchoes opened up a bit more.
No shamrocks, leprechauns, or other traditional St. Patrick's Day elements on this table, but I hope all the green plus the pots of gold will qualify it for Kathleen's party!  Thank you for visiting my table this week!

28 comments:

  1. Such a lovely table. Really like your dishes, all perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

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  2. Tricia, you are so creative when it comes to creating themes and coordinating dishes, glassware, linens and flowers it amazes me. If you taught a class on setting a beautiful table no doubt there would always be a waiting list!

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  3. I really love your table. The plates are great in green and gold! I have those same glasses and I love them!! You did a wonderful job on this table!
    hugs, Linda

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  4. Simple and beautiful - absolutely love it! The kalenchoe are perfect and I love the green glassware!

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  5. Tricia, it's delightful! Love the new double kalanchoe blooms that we see now. The "little pots of gold" are adorable.
    I pulled out some things today to set a St. Pat's table or tea tray. Haven't yet decided. ;-)

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  6. Tricia, I think your table setting is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. I absolutely adore the plates - they are wonderful. Of course, I love the green glassware, too. I am getting excited about Kathleen's Blog Crawl - what fun!!

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  7. Absolutely this qualifies for the St. Patrick's party at Kathleen's! I like the plates you chose and the idea of the gold kalanchoe as your "pot of gold" cute! Those emerald green stemware pieces are beautiful and so is the little green/gold piece from the in-laws. The linens reflect a bit of the "Irish linen" too! Have a great St. Patrick's Day!

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  8. Tricia, I love your pots of gold kalanchoes! Your emerald green stems are perfect for your St. Paddy's Day table!

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  9. Hi, Tricia! I LOVE this table. Your green glassware is such a striking shade of green; I love your plates and your napkins are so delicate and pretty! Your flowers are PERFECT for this setting. You've done a wonderful job. Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  10. A very lovely table for St. Patrick's Day! I love your green depression glasses and the pretty addition to your collection. The Kalanchoe are so pretty for a pot of gold as your centerpiece. Have a delightful week!

    Pam

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  11. I've always been tempted to collect the green burpie goblets. They are so good looking! I've never seen the Williams Sonoma plates; they are wonderful. I used white placemats this week, too...great minds and all that! Thanks for inviting us for a peek, and Happy St. Pat's Day! Cherry Kay

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  12. WOW! Tricia, this is just beautiful..I love, love those glasses..and those plates are perfect...and that little green pot and those kalanchoes. Yep! you really hit a homerun here...
    Love, Mona

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  13. How wonderfully creative and I love your stemware gorgeous!

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  14. Your deep emerald green goblets are beautiful! My aunt had those and I always admired them. You have a gift of selecting clever elements. Unique idea to use gold kalanchoes representing the pot of gold. I used the ubiquitous shamrock.LOL!

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  15. Very pretty, I love your glasses and the fun design of your salad plates:@)

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  16. Beautiful table, Tricia. I love those salad plates with the emerald glassware. What a cute idea using the kalanchoe plants as pots of gold.
    Have a great week.

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  17. Love it! Now I need some of those "liquor cocktails" to go with mine. I have those napkins too -- they were my mother's. I guess my yellow roses were the pot of gold, but I am too thick to have thought of it! LOL

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  18. I really love the deep emerald green on the table, Tricia. So pretty mixed with yellow too....Christine

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  19. Beautiful. Love your stemware and the salad plates. Lovely!

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  20. Perfect!! I love those plates with your vintage glassware and the kalanchoe really do look like pots of gold!

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  21. I love love love this table~ the WS plates are gorgeous! The gold accents with your vintage emerald green glasses couldn't be more perfect for this holiday, and your pots of gold are a brilliant touch! Just beautiful!
    Jenna

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  22. Tricia, those glasses and the liquor cocktails are beautiful. Your WS plates are perfect for this table, and what a pretty pattern. And the greens pop on those crisp white placemats with the crisp white napkins The gold trimmed green glass piece is gorgeous. Yes, your table definitely qualifies for a St Pat table. Well done, Tricia. laurie

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  23. Many are the times I drank out of those glasses at my aunt's house. Funny how some things bring back memories, so I especially appreciate your table.

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  24. Lovely table setting to honour St. Pat with the stunning glassware and pretty dishes sweet Tricia! Your 'pots of gold' are just the perfect touch for this setting. I totally love everything here! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit, you made my day!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  25. I love those gorgeous green stemware...makes such a pretty statement at your table setting! And the Williams-Sonoma salad plate with the green and gold pattern is perfect for this beautiful tablescape...love the layering of plates:) Wonderful job! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hugs, Poppy

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  26. Your showing the green grandly, Tricia. So glad to have you at the 6th Annual Blog Crawl! The glasses are so pretty!
    Have a grand Mar. 17th!

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  27. Great table! I also have the green glasses. I added another glass last week, when I realized there are 5 different sizes I decided to add to my collect one size at a time. I am now on the third size. Thank goodness for gifting!!!! I have so many ladies comment on who they remember having these glasses from there child hood. Always good memories.

    Cathy<;)

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  28. Loving the beautiful green. The stemware really is beautiful. I only wish I had more from my family as keepsakes...

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