Schumann Wild Rose

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Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape

This is so exciting for us! We are finally participating in Cuisine Kathleen's annual (this is the 5th) St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl Wednesday night. Pat and I have ooo'd and awwww'd for a long time over all of the tables that we have seen the past few years. What talent. What creativity. And best of all - what a wonderful thing to share it with all of us. So, first of all, thank you to everyone who gives us such inspiration. And thank you to everyone who has been so generous in helping all of us aspiring tablescapers.

Now - business over - onto this week's table. Pat wanted to mix vintage and new and also not use the typical shamrock green color to set the table this week. She started with our very old Haviland Clover Leaf dishware. She mixed it with avocado colored placemats and napkins, inexpensive Dollar Store glassware, and Depressionware candle holders. Mix that with Pier 1, Target, Tuesday Morning, and Michael's "stuff" and (I think) you have a really nice contemporary St. Patrick's Day table.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Pat started with avocado green placemats

She topped them with a white vintage placemat

Dinner plate from Haviland is only 9 1/2" across

Next layer is actually a Haviland Clover Leaf Luncheon plate (8 1/4" across)

Pat wanted to use a simple flatware pattern. She chose King James Silverplate by Oneida

Close up of the plate detail

Pat chose the very popular Dollar Store green glassware and put a Pier 1 Amber Crackle Wine glass with it

The vintage napkin detail matches the placemat

The napkin ring is from Pier 1

The five piece place setting - King James by Oneida silverplate
Pat was afraid that these candle holders were too big - I think they are perfect!

Pat made the centerpiece flower arrangement in a large Clover Leaf serving bowl

She made two little companion arrangements in Clover Leaf gravy boats

The bone dishes will be filled with mints and nuts

One last look from the other end of the table

Tablecloth:  Personal collection
Avocado Green Placemats:  Tuesday Morning
Avocado Green Napkins:  Target
Vintage Placemats and Napkins:  eBay
Napkin Rings:  Pier 1
Haviland Clover Leaf Dinnerware:  Personal collection, eBay, Replacements

Flatware:  King James Silverplate by Oneida (our Mother's)
Green Glassware:  Dollar Store
Amber Crackle Wine Glasses:  Pier 1
Candlesticks:  from Art and Old Things (a local Antique Store)
Candles, Silk Flowers:  Michael's

Please join us Wednesday night for Cuisine Kathleen's 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl:

5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl



  1. This is so beautiful! I love the china with the clover, so elegant. The flowers are so pretty!
    I would love to dine at this table!
    Thanks for the posting my party button! Can't wait!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your beautiful china. Exquisite!

    Jocelyn @

  3. A very elegant table with a stunning china..SWOON! Your centerpiece is gorgeous, along with the stem ware, the place mats are lovely. Beauitiful!! Have a happy St. Patrtick's Day!

  4. a truly gorgeous table!!! My heart stopped with those Haviland dishes.. OMG.. and then the beautiful centerpieces displayed in more of the dishes.. It's all just breathtaking.. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's day and sending all the good Irish blessings your way.. xo marlis

  5. Hi Pat and Katie! There is something so special about a formally set table with delicate china, and your Haviland is absolutely gorgeous!! Using the bone dishes for mints is a great idea. Happy St. Patty's Day! Linda

  6. You girls get five stars on this one. The Haviland dishes make my heart sing. That is one gorgeous pattern. Love the shape of the plates. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

  7. Wow, what a table! Those dishes, fabulous. Love the mix of old and new, and all the things from various stores. You two must have a grand ole time when out shopping! Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen's blog crawl. xo

  8. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful table...the china is one of the prettiest patterns I have seen. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Absolutely stunning china! And I see we were on the same wavelength this week, as I also put my gravy boats to work for the centerpiece! The whole table is lovely and elegant.

  10. Your china is so beautiful, what an elegant table! I really liked your pot of gold table too!