Last Updated on 2021-04-05 by Linda
Happy St Patrick’s Day my dear friends. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Now that we have the blessing out of the way time to eat, or at least sit at our beautiful Irish Tablescape.
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My Luck of the Irish Tablescape
We are in the Orange zone, kind of ironic that on this day of green we are affected by the Orange don’t ya think. But on this day in March 2021, the orange and the green shall exist peacefully together. Celebrations are still pared down but not as dramatically as 2020. Our pubs and bars are open for limited hours with limited patrons. But we with green in our blood will always find a way to celebrate.
Today we are sharing a few irish cocktails, sitting at a most awesome table and eating a hungarian dish. Yep Kent opted for Chicken Paprikash, well at least it has potatoes in it lol. No matter it is still being served on the most festive of tables. My Irish Tablescape is great for any dish.
Setting the Table for St Paddy’s Day
My table always starts with the tablecloth. It is truly the canvas that sets the picture. 2021 I had it in my head that I needed a new tablecloth and napkins. So a quick search on Amazon for a green and white checked cloth with matching napkins netted me a perfect set. While I did have a very similar cloth it was smaller and did not have the matching napkins. I do love matchy at times.
The debate was then white chargers or green chargers or maybe even gold to change it up. Dciding I was sticking with the 4 leaf clover napkin made that decision for me. A base of white to allow the napkin design to stand out. a white set of dishes and my julliard silverware formed the basics of the tablescape.
Let’s make it Irish
Now that our canvas is all set, it is time to make it stand out, How to create the perfect St Patrick’s Day table. I always start with the center and work out. Starting with some fun flowers creating a centrepiece. Green and yellow flowers accentuated with ivy and greenery. And set in a Rae Dunn vase.
Candles sticks and wine bottle lights seemed the perfect addition. Next up a sprinkling of glass shamrocks I found at the dollarstore as well as some foam accents I picked up. I also used the shamrock as knife rests, how fun is that?
Pots of Gold
Each place setting had wine glass and champagne glass at the ready. I ordered a few leprechaun pots for each place setting, filling them with lindt chocolates in gold wrappers and a shamrock with their name written out.
I also added a few glitter pots filled with gold coins as a fun addition. No practical value at all but ho needs practical on this special day.
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