Thursday, March 5, 2009

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY

This is my first post on Tablescape Thursday. I've been doing them on my own, all along. Terrie told me the other day, about a group of women who get together and post pics of their tablescapes. So I jumped right in to join them! If this is something that you enjoy doing, you can head over to "Between naps on the porch" site and join in the fun!

My Honey is Irish, so St. Patrick's Day is ALWAYS celebrated in our house. We do everything green (that's probably not all Irish, but it's fun anyway!)

Here is my St Patricks Day table. I did a practice run, so I would know how I want to set it up, next week. I went with gold accents because of the Leprechaun's pot o' gold!



It wouldn't be a special day at PawPaw and MooMoo's house without a special treat for the grandbabies! So the little mesh bags in the forefront are filled w/ goodies just for them!
The "centerpiece" is just a cake stand with metallic green paper shreds. Then a wide mouth vase filled with Kelly green Christmas bulbs. I tied a wire accent around the outside of it, that has clovers entwined on it.

I made the runner for the table. I stopped at Walmart to see if they had any St Pat's material and they only ONE bolt left, and this was it. It's a sheer stiff fabric with glittery appliques on it. Wouldn't have been my first choice, if they would have had others, but it still turned out cute. Was a pain to press though! I had to cover it w/ a tea towel. I just hope nobody spills on it over dinner! haha


The little metallic wire "trees" w/ clover leaves, I picked up at Dollar Tree.


I just tied a ribbon around the napkins. I found this for less than a dollar at Walmart.


I also made little Leprchaun placecards for our guests. On the day of our dinner, I'll write each person's name on the hat.


I found these cute little plastic tumblers at Walmart - 4 for $1. I bought enough for each person to take one home, as a reminder of their visit with us that day. We plan to celebrate on the 15th (Sunday). We'll have a busy weekend. I am catering a banquet on Saturday for our church family, and several college students (friends of our daughters) will be coming in for the banquet, and staying the weekend with us. I thought it would be fun to have this dinner with them on Sunday. They probably don't get to do this kind of thing much. So we'll spoil them and love on them a little, while they are guests here.

THANKS for visiting! Erin Go Bragh!

11 comments:

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

~~~ How delightful this is, and how creative you are! Am sure, too, both young n' old will enjoy & appreciate your generous "do" for them!!! Welcome to Susan's TTs ~~~ they're always the highlight of M-Y week!!! Warmly, Linda

Honeycombmama said...

It's beautiful! We have a lot of Irish in our family as well. The gold accents are great! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful table. Erin Go Braugh
Blessings,
Gina Jo

Janie's World said...

What fun!!! It looks amazing and those grandbabies are going to be so surprised with their little treat bags!
Oh, happy day!

ceekay said...

Welcome Starr to our TT! I look so forward to this every week. Your shamrock tablescape is really sweet. I have NOTHING for St. Paddys day...but you have done a wonderful job! Enjoy!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very nice St Patrick's Day table!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

That is so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us. connie

JudyBug said...

You are so creative! I love your table!

JudyBug

Susan said...

Love you st patrick's day table!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Starr, What a great St. Patrick's Day table! I love all the green and the runner is sooo cute! Your family is going to love this table! I was just noticing some of you wonderful "food" postings. Michael over at Designs by Gollum just put Mr. Linky up for Foodie Friday...you should link one of your wonderful food post! :-) Her website is: http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/
Thanks for participating in Tablescape Thursday...your table is delightful! :-) Susan

Kathleen said...

Love your Wearin of the Green...I am celebrating St Pats till the 17th on my blog...come over for my Irish Soda Bread recipe..
I made 50 of them last year for my gson's Christening!!!

Mama said...

Hello Starr, thank you for stopping by, I love your St Patricks day table, enjoy. Kathy.