Thanksgiving at the Junction

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day

Every holiday brings about a celebratory feeling. We plan for them, shop for them and center our family meals around them. St. Patricks Day for most is one of those holidays that they seem to "adopt". Everyone is Irish on St. Patricks Day!
I don't have a drop of Irish blood, however, my sainted husband. 'himself',  is half Irish - the better half my
mother -in-law would say, so I do consider it a family centered holiday.
Although I would love a vast collection of Bellek, I am sorry to say - I don't own a piece! I normally rely on the greens and creams I have from other collections.
This year I stumbled upon a cute set of salad plates that sport pretty green Shamrocks!
 So - my tablescape, will be 'Wearin' the Green"!

Welcome to ...
The St. Patricks Day Luncheon

I could not seem to find any napkins that had a Celtic feel -
so I bought some fabric from Joanns and made my own

I took my accent cues from the gold coins
and added the gold chargers for a bit more formality.
I love how you can see the little Shamrock under
the Anchor cut glass soup bowl

These little salad plates set
 the St. Pattys Day tone -
a wonderful addition!

A closeup of the Stack

A full view of the place setting

Fortunately, I have a number of green stems
 for wine and water.
These are the perfect shade of green.

A full table view

The buffet is set for
after dinner Irish Coffee ... Yum!

Ready for dessert! Hmmm.
What should I serve?

Thank you all for dropping by.
I will leave you with a snippet of the Irish Prayer....

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

This week I'm linking to
 Seasonal Sundays
Tablescape Thursday
St. Patricks Day
Blog Crawl
with Cuisine Kathleen
 Come join in the fun by
clicking on the links on the


  1. How amazing your St. Patrick's Day tablescape is! I love, love it! Everything in it it's great...your center piece is so pretty, the dishes are beautiful, each one of them, you did an incredible job with the napkins, such perfect material with the shamrocks! I love your buffet for the Irish coffee with the great mugs. Thank you for sharing as I grew up in Astoria, NY in an Irish and Italian neighborhood, so I love Irish coffee and everything else... (now it's Greek).

    Happy St. Patty's Day!

  2. Lovin' the green glass, especially the large one on the buffet, and the napkins you made are beautiful-enjoy:@)

  3. What a beautiful festive! Love those glasses! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Great table!!! Love how celebratory it was. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Oh how pretty! I love those napkins you made, and yes, those glasses are a perfect shade of green! Beautiful table!
    You are all ready for the big day! I hope you are joining in the 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Party at my blog. We had so much fun last year!

  6. Being green is my favorite color, I love this time of year with all the green tables.
    Gorgeous table...the salad plates add that special Irish touch. Love your green stemware.

  7. This is such a beautiful table, I can't imagine anything prettier to celebrate for the holiday. Not only are the dishes wonderful, but indeed the whole room is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. So festive. I love green. I don't have any St Pat's Day china--hmm maybe I should look for some. So fun!

  9. This is just such a perfect St Paddy's day table. I've never seen dishes with shammrocks. Very cool.

  10. Your table is absolutely perfect. I love the green of your glasses, and I love the shamrock plates and the center topper. all very gorgeous.

  11. Fun and festive. Love all the green elements. Have a fun St Patricks day

  12. Oh, I love your table and your new salad plates are just so darn cute!! I am a bit envious of your gorgeous green stemware and wish that I had some just like yours!! You were so creative to make your napkins.....what a great idea for those times that the "right" ones just can't be found! You certainly created a table to be proud of!!!!!

  13. This St. Paddy's Day table is wonderful!! All of your table top things are beautfiul!! What a "lucky" find your plates were and your green glassware is gorgeous!

  14. Where so many St. Patrick's Day tables are really kind of cheesy...yours is really beautiful. The shamrock salads are the prettiest pieces that I've seen for this endearing holiday. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  15. A beautiful table you have set. I love the shamrock plates. Happy St. Pattys Day.

  16. Wow! What a beautiful St.Patricks day tablescape! I just love those shamrock dishes too! I've not seen any around here! You did a fantastic job on the napkins too! They are adorable!

  17. Your tablescape is gorgeous! Love the centerpiece and the napkins that you made and those little green glittered hats are adorable :)
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Big hugs,

  18. p.s. I love your blog...and I'm your newest follower....I will look forward to exploring your blog more :)

  19. Great table and what wonderful stems -- loving the green :)


  20. Your tablescape looks perfect for St. Pat's Day! So very green and everything pops when having that beautiful white cutwork table square underneath! The dishes are lovely and the green stemware adds to the Irish-ness! I really like the set-up on your buffet too, you have some wonderful items!


  21. Al your greens look so festive! I especially like your green stemware.

  22. Thanks so much for joining in the blog crawl!
    Happy SPD!

  23. Your table is just lovely! That is the look that I wanted to do on mine! I was right! It does look beautiful! Now I really have to find an emerald green tablecloth. Great minds huh?!

    Thanks for stopping by! I am off to check out your other posts now. I saw the first part of one where the weather is being a pain. Sounds like exactly how I feel.

  24. Well done, Lassie! You may not be Irish, but you came out shining like a sweet Colleen. Everything is lovely, and the green stemware, in particular, makes the entire table dance. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  25. Everything is so lovely. Those shamrock dishes really helped set the theme.

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  27. Would you please share where you found the beautiful salad plates with the shamrocks? And who makes them? Pattern? Thank you. Wonder if they make the dinner plates too.