Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Day for the Irish

Hi, everyone. 
It's time for the 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen

Wanting to join in the fun for St. Patrick's Day, I set up a little breakfast table by the fireplace.

I did a thrifty setting by re-purposing two Leprechaun hats that were on pots of shamrocks last year... 

...white faux tulips are in a flower pot...painted green...

...and then I tucked white napkins underneath the hats, and topped them with a few gold coins.


Nestled under the tulips, Mamma and Baby sheep are wearing shamrock "collars" especially for the day.
                                      
Here's another quick table setting, because the Fitzpatricks called  :) and are stopping by later, so I thought I'd invite them to stay for supper.

I grabbed the green plaid cloth from the breakfast tablescape, and found my Friendly Village plates. I like to think the little house on the plates looks like an Irish cottage.

Then for a centerpiece, I grabbed a basket and filled it with...potatoes, cabbage and a big bunch of parsley.


Last, I put a few more gold coins, filled with chocolate, in a shamrock dish. I'll send these home with the Fitzpatricks. 
You know I'm kidding about the Fitzpatricks coming for supper, don't you?  :)  Just a little Leprechaun humor

Here's wishing you all a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.
Hugs,
Babs

Linking to these parties ~
Cuisine Kathleen ~ Let's Dish 
Between Naps on the Porch ~ Tablescape Thursday


27 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Babs....the table arrangement is brilliant...love the potatoes the cabbage and the parsley in the basket...
The dishes are perfect as it does look like an Irish cottage....did you cook corned beef....I went to Publix today and bought 5 of them to stock pile in the freezer....will make hot corned beef sandwiches with homemade rye bread tomorrow and corned beed hash with the leftovers.....I love a good hot corned beef sandwich...

Sue said...

Oh Babs....the table arrangement is brilliant...love the potatoes the cabbage and the parsley in the basket...
The dishes are perfect as it does look like an Irish cottage....did you cook corned beef....I went to Publix today and bought 5 of them to stock pile in the freezer....will make hot corned beef sandwiches with homemade rye bread tomorrow and corned beed hash with the leftovers.....I love a good hot corned beef sandwich...

Sarah said...

Babs, this is a darling tablescape. What a clever idea to use the napkin with those cute hats. Loving the plaid tablecloth and your centerpiece of the basket filled with your Irish potatoes and cabbage. You are one clever lady! Thanks for sharing this charing setting. ~ Sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love both settings, that's a great tablecloth! Every time I see those chocolate coins at Christmas I think they could be used for different things throughout the year, you just proved it:@)

Tricia said...

Oh, Babs, that is the cleverest centerpiece! It looks wonderful with the plaid tablecloth, and the Friendly Village stands in perfectly as an Irish cottage!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute settings. Love the green plaid tablecloth that anchors it all.

Alycia Nichols said...

Nailed it! Both times!!! I really, really like that basket filled with the potatoes and green veggies! It's rustic, simple, colorful, compact...very cool!!! The dishes you used are perfect!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Nicely done Babs! The potatoes, cabbage and parsley in the basket are a great accent!

Kelly said...

That table setting is so charming! You thought of every little detail. I love the little hats on the table and then how you filled that cute basket. The plaid table cloth is the perfect backdrop for all of it too.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
I adore the flexibility of your tablescape! Your green palid cloth is stunning!!! Love, LOVE, L O V E the vegetables as a centerpiece!!!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Marigene said...

Love the tablecloth with your Friendly Village dishes...but that vegetable centerpiece is my favorite!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! I love this table, so much fun with such great elements for the green party! Love your pretty tablecloth with the transferware dishes, so beautiful together. Those green hats are darling and the beggie centerpice, amazing! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
FABBY

Mary said...

So clever Babs to repurpose your hats from your pots to as napkin holders! Love your plaid with your Friendly Village plates!

kitty said...

Babs, your table settings just make me smile *_*!!!! I love how you put the napkins in the repurposed leprechaun hats. The table you set for the "Fitzpatrick's" was just toooo cute. Friendly village is just one of my all time faves and they remind me of Irish cottages, too. Love your foodie centerpiece. Looks like you're ready for a great meal. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Marlis said...

Must add Friendly Village to my ever growing list of wants.. what a great table.. and the veggie centerpiece.. adorable. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's day and sending all the good Irish blessings your way.. xo marlis

SavannahGranny said...

You had me fooled. I thought the Fitzpatricks were special friends. They would have to be for all that rushing around.
I think my favorite element is the centerpiece for your special guest. Maybe not I loved the tulips. You fooled me again. When I saw them I thought you had found that sale at Whole Foods some bloggers were talking about.
You have set some lovely tables.
Hugs, Ginger

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the whimsy with the hats on the plates and shamrocks around the sheep's necks.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Both settings are gorgeous and if the Fitzpatricks were really coming, they would shave been so impressed! Love the way you used your hats and coins with the napkins!!

Barbara F. said...

Babs, I just love this table, the centerpiece, fabulous, those lambs wearing shamrocks, so precious, your dishes are beautiful. Happy St. Paddy's Day, visiting from Kathleen's blog crawl. xo

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I want to sit by the fire at this most lovely table an enjoy sweet conversation with you! White tulips are one of my favorite and I feel lucky finding those golden coins falling for the Leprechaun hat.

I think the basket filled with potatoes, cabbage and parsley is so perfect I might like to copy the idea! Did you know my name is Fitzpatrick? Be right over ;)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Those little lambs are adorable and your plates are lovely but what I really love is your basket filled with potatoes, cabbage and parsley! What a cute idea for St. Patrick's Day.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your tablescapes- both of them - are absolutely DARLING!

I think your basket with taters, cabbage and parsley is so danged clever! What a NEAT idea!

As for the Fitzpatricks - I thought for sure you really meant it! LOL!

I am Ferguson on mom's side and Mahoney on Dad's side.....so this time of year is especially fun for us.

Happy St. Patrick's!!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful table setting! Makes me yearn for green summer grass and dandelions. very pretty.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Babs, Every time I see Friendly Village now I fall deeper in love, and the idea of the little Irish cottage has made me determined to find some now. Your table is so pretty--I love the way you insist that you are throwing these together quickly but the result is so inviting. Did the parsley smell wonderful at the table? I love the aroma of fresh herbs. I'm sure the Fitzpatricks had a wonderful time with you. :) Linda

20 North Ora said...

Babs, your table setting is just so pretty and green! Love your tablecloth.

Judy

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I chuckled about the Fitzpatrick's coming to dinner! Love that plaid cloth! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Kathleen said...

Love your little Irish table, that plaid cloth it great! Now I hope you don't let those taters and cabbage go to waste, you can make a colcannon the Fitzpatricks would rave over. You'd be the talk of the town! :)
I so appreciate you going out of your way to join in, I know, pay back comes on Tartan Day in April! :)