St Patricks Day is looming, I mean seriously it is only four days away and I have yet to share a tablescape. Although it appears that I have been a tad bit busy, but that should not be perceived as an excuse, just a statement of fact. My table is set and this year I even discovered a new napkin fold. A four leaf clover to bring everyone a bit of wee luck.
St Patrick’s Day Table
Is this not the cutest little napkin? I added a wee pot of gold to the middle of each to create a little texture. I will be sharing the napkin tutorial with you later on this week. Four Leaf Clover napkins just in time for March 17th. Tablescapes are for me an organic creation. There is no right way or wrong way to set your table, except for the standard Miss Manner rules of course.
How to Set a Table
Have you ever asked yourself why, oh why do spoons go with knifes? Who decided that the forks go on the left? Do you just usually look at the table and go, darn what goes where? Here is a fun little trick for you, when setting that table always picture the word FORKS. Starting from the left F is for fork, O is for Plate, K is for Knife and S is for Spoon, The ‘R” is to tell you the setting is correct LOL. Emily Post gave a great tip on the rest, holding your hands in front of you form a D and then a B. A D with your hand is telling you drinks on the right, the B is bread and butter on the left. Now you are set to create your own fun table
St Pat’s Day Table
2017 table is slightly different, I ordered this amazing Salad Bowl and Salt Cellar from Uncommon Goods and had to incorporate them. Are they not the absolute perfect accessory for one’s table? Salad Bowl has wooden oars created specifically to complete the look. I wish I had ordered them before Carly and Sebastian’s Baby Shower. Carly’s Nautical look Shower would have been complete with these accessories. As an FYI I am still debating ordering the condiment holder but I think that may be overkill. Lucky for me Mothers Day is coming up fast so I am hoping someone may be looking for ideas.
Have you discovered Uncommon Goods yet, they are a privately owned retailer founded in 1999. They feature unique jewellery, table top items and home decor ( and cat furniture). A business created with Linda in mind wouldn’t you say?
I used my everyday white square plates and they were the perfect accent to the Clover Leaf napkins.
Accents found at your local dollar store are perfect for adding a bit of festivity to your table. I found the wee pots of gold and the Shamrocks a few years ago and use them in a variety of ways. My place cards were shamrocks held in place with easels. I am always on the look out for unique pieces to style my table. Remember when you see something you love, think outside of the box for how you incorporate it in your life. Coffee table items can be place anywhere. Books can be used as accents and not just sit on the shelf. Normal Kitchen and Bar Accessories can create amazing centerpieces
Thanks and Links
Special Thank you to Uncommon Goods for pairing with me to present my 2017 St Patricks Day Table. I can’t wait to use the boats for a summer Nautical Theme.