I have never set a table for St. Patrick's Day before, but I have admired many in Blogland and decided to give it a try this year. When I started, I knew only that I wanted to use the vintage forest green "Burple" glasses that originally belonged to my husband's grandparents. I always use them at Christmas, and this year I also put them to work on my Mardi Gras table.
I especially love the swirly feet of these glasses.
Then I remembered the Battenburg lace placemats and cutwork napkins my daughter bought for me while on her honeymoon in Ireland.
To show off the design, I layered them with green placemats and napkins. (Please pretend I ironed that napkin below.) I don't have any green plates, but I do have my grandmother's wedding
china, which features a green band, so I pulled out the dinner and salad
plates. The pattern is Admiral, by Heinrich H&C. I have a large set of it and could serve dinner and coffee to 24 people, if I were so inclined. This table, though, is set for only four.
For a centerpiece, I remembered an idea I had seen on Pinterest for using gravy boats to hold flowers. Grandma's Admiral has two gravy boats (Southerners like lots of gravy), so I pulled those out. I found green and white mums and green hypericum berries at HEB, and they practically arranged themselves.
The table needed a little more green, so I checked my usual storage places and found this small vase that belonged to my in-laws. We'll pretend it's a pot o' gold.
Here's a look at the whole table. You can see the late afternoon sun streaming in.
Nary a shamrock or leprechaun to be found, but maybe this green and white table works for St. Patrick's Day. To see lots more festive green and white, be sure to visit Cuisine Kathleen's
5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl! I'll also be linking to Between Naps on the Porch's
Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for visiting!