It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green


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



About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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26 Responses to It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green

  1. Sherry says:

    Very nice Bev! I always think of Kermit at this time of year! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  2. Emily says:

    Great way to use your green and I love the yellow daffs rescued from the cold in the green vase.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day……….

  3. Jewel says:

    Cute table! I love the magnolia dishes!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

  4. Those magnolia plates are lovely! I am so eager to see the yellow daffodils in my neck of the woods, we might have a couple of weeks yet. Visiting from Kathleen’s!

  5. Lori says:

    A feather boa for St. Patrick’s Day is perfect and love how you’ve used it! That derby hat perched on the candleholder is a great accent as well. I think you are making “being green” much easier! Visiting from Kathleen’s.

  6. The boa was a fun start and I like the flower pots and the scarf tucked in. Great choice with the dishes. Whimsy is a good word and I guess that would describe my table well!

  7. Ellen says:

    Those magnolia dishes are so pretty, Bev. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

  8. Diane says:

    You are right, Bev. Kermit is definitely a great addition to a green event! Love the hat and the boa. I bought a couple of those this year, but could not make them work with what I decided to use. You did a great job using yours!

  9. Fun table, Bev….I must’ve missed this post! Love the hat, it’s adorable.

  10. Marigene says:

    Very festive SPD table, Bev! Love the daffodils…haven’t seen any around here, yet.
    Enjoy the remainder of the week.

  11. Bev, It’s always surprising to me when I see what inspires my tables too. I love that you added Kermit! He is one of my favorite characters and I love the way he sings that song. Daffodils can brighten up the gloomiest late winter day, so I’m glad you rescued some and took them in. Linda

  12. Happy St. Pat’s ! Thanks for the visit.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  13. Rosie M. says:

    Hi, Bev,
    This is such a fun table. I love your boa and the daffodils pop with color! Happy St. Patty’s Day!
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  14. Love the feather boa Bev, and your pot o gold daffodils!

  15. Hey Bev,
    I love the feather boa and the green goblets too…Lovely..
    Love, Mona

  16. lulu says:

    How can a table not be fun when it has a feather boa! Your spirit shows through on your table.

  17. Zenda says:

    This is a fun table!! Love those daffodils, too!

  18. allthatsjas says:

    Great choice! Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, can’t wait to see what you’ll share next week!

  19. Katherine says:

    You make being green look easy! Love the green boa, and the green derby hat! The yellow daffodils make it all pop!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


  20. Candy S says:

    You are right it is not easy being green, at least not for the grass this year. As the snow has started to melt I am only seeing brown and grey from the snow mold in my yard. But I am seeing green on your lovely Saint Patrick’s day table. The green boa is a perfect start for the wearing of the green (for your table that is) and the green leaves in the magnolia plates are popping with color. The derby hat and the daffodils bring the whole scene alive for a very festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Have a wonderful weekend….. Candy

  21. Susan says:

    Love the magnolia dishes! Who wouldn’t enjoy eating a meal at this festive and pretty table? Happy Pink Saturday!

  22. Kitty says:

    I love how the boa was the inspiration for your St. Patrick’s Day table, Bev! It certainly added the right creative, green touch as a runner for your table.

  23. LaVoice says:

    Well done on your use of the greens.

  24. Well, I never thought of Kermit being Irish, but why not? I am sure my Irish gkids would love to have him at one of the family parties! A feather O’Boa you mean! Such a fun table, so glad you joined in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Blog Crawl!

  25. Laurie says:

    Oh how cute those napkins are, and perfect for a St. Patrick celebration. Love that green derby hat. I’m going to have to check our DC to see if they have any. Your Christmas stems look great with this table. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  26. This is really a festive table, Bev! I like your magnolia plates a lot, and those beautiful daffodils were definitely the crowning touch. It is fun to create a table “as you go” starting with just one or two items. The feather boa adds just the right splash of green, and the napkins are so cheerful. 🙂

    Thanks for your visit and your kind comments. Have a wonderful weekend!



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