I wanted to join the St. Patrick’s Day blog party with Cuisine Kathleen and have been thinking about what to do for a few days. I had a few things in mind, one of them being this great feather boa. I picked it up at Dirt Cheap a while back for $2…original price $12. Score!
The other thing that I had in mind was to NOT use my Thomas Kinkade Spode since that is what I have used for my past St. Patrick’s Day tables. Why not use my new magnolia dishes? They do have green in them, so I thought that they would work well.
The last thing that I was thinking was about my green balloon goblets, which I had last used at Christmas. When I got out these 3 items and then put the magnolia plates on top of the solid black dinner plates, I realized that all of elements are pretty dark. I needed something to lighten up the table a little bit.
How about these great napkins? There’s probably not a
person, animal, puppet around that says St. Patrick’s day more than Kermit the Frog, you have to admit. To continue trying to lighten things up, I used my floral napkin rings rather than the themed ones.
Green flatware from Dollar General completes the setting, but things still looked a little dark to me.
I saw these great Dollar General flower pots when I was getting out the dishes and thought that they would do the job of lightening things up. I cut up a Dollar Tree scarf and stuffed in some Dollar Tree flowers that I cut apart with wire pliers.
Well, they are not really as light as I had hoped, but they are still cute and I like the whimsical touch they add to the table.
Speaking of whimsy, do you like this cute derby? I found it at Dirt Cheap also ($2) and I perched it atop my tall candle holder with some Dollar Tree beads wound around.
I also dug out my green striped pillar candle. The light shades of green are much better than using my Christmas green ones which are really dark.
I still thought the table was a little dark, but I had an instant cure. Remember the flowers that I rescued from the snow and ice a couple of days ago? They were already in a blue and green striped vase, so they are perfect as a bright touch to this table!
I added some Dollar Tree table scatter and I was done.
I love my St. Patrick’s table! This is truly one of my favorite theme tables that I have done, and I owe it all to a cheap feather boa and Christmas glasses.
As for another weather update (which I am sure you’re getting tired of, but remember that this type of weather is unusual for our state), we did have snow and ice in the wee hours of yesterday morning.
It never got above freezing yesterday and there is still a good bit of ice on the ground.
However, today the temps are rising and a lot of it is melting. What doesn’t melt today will finish melting tomorrow when the high is in the 50’s.
So have a happy St. Patrick’s day and stay warm!
I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living, From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday, Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours, Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season, The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style , Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House, Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately, Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring, Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia, Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design