Sunday, February 25, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Greenhouse Tablescape

This fun tablescape came together like a little puzzle recently. It's a nod to my Irish heritage, and it could easily host a casual meal for a few of my sisters or maybe just a few friends (sisters from different misters). 
Y'all know how much I've enjoyed my little flock of sheep in my sunroom since the beginning of the new year. Then, instead of a bouquet for Valentine's Day, I told Mr. P. I wanted the hellebore plant you see below. The intention was to set a table with it (and not necessarily with the sheep).
The balmy weather this past week was beckoning me to come outside and plant that hellebore, so I did. It's a good thing too, because the plant was rootbound in its pot. It's much happier now.
Planting the hellebore took away from my centerpiece idea, so I decided the flock needed a shepherd of sorts - a lucky one - that I scored in December. That's when a St. Patrick's Day theme took hold.
I had picked up some cute little plates from Pier 1, knowing I'd use them at some point soon. I decided a simple table, using my everyday Pfaltzgraff with these new plates and the flock, would be timely for St. Patrick's Day. I added vintage bakelite flatware first seen in this post.
Some Williams Sonoma dish towels in a coordinating shade of green made great napkins. A good, simple tablescape was set.
I knew I had some green glassware in my inventory, but a trip to pick up a pizza led me on a detour to the Dollar Tree. I came home with green wine glasses and St. Patrick's Day scarves. And a pizza. 😉 I decided the scarves would be a cute and fun takeaway for the gals invited.
At this point I still hadn't dug out my green glassware. I did, however, pull out a few lucky coins for each place setting. These are Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, 4 of 80 gifted to my mother in a little kettle pot (her pot of gold) on her 80th birthday celebration in early March, 2000.
I pulled the green glassware I originally intended to use, and the table was finally set.
I have only created one other tablescape on the theme of the March 17 holiday, and it was without your typical cheeky decor. Somehow, though, this one had me going. My entire family attended a high school whose team was the Fighting Irish, with a leprechaun as mascot, so it was always a fun holiday growing up. My mom, primarily Italian, always celebrated this holiday in a fun way too, but it was my dad's Irish ancestry that gave us all our pale-skin freckles and reddish undertones. A few of my siblings (and I) have green eyes. And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure, they'll steal your heart away....just ask Mr. P.  
I hope you all have a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to wear your green, or else be pinched!

Rita C. at Panoply
(A special thanks to Ginnie at My Little Home's Best of the Weekend Party #152 , to Kathryn from the Dedicated House: Make It Pretty Monday #245  and to Richella at Imparting Grace: Grace at Home #289 for featuring this post!)

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