Cuisine Kathleen's St. Pat Blog Crawl

Time to join Cuisine Kathleen's annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl!  Inspiration for this tablescape started with this darling little wheelbarrow I found at Hobby Lobby recently.

 I used the wheelbarrow and my Irish dancer figurines for the centerpiece.

The wheelbarrow is filled with silk shamrocks

I doubled green napkins with white and used pony tail ties for the napkin rings.

The white plates are from Dollar Tree and the green chargers from Target, years ago.

The "crystal" glasses are also from Dollar Tree a few years ago

The wheelbarrow is the only thing I bought new. I also used it filled with red roses for Valentine's Day.

 Next month it will be filled with spring flowers!

Other St. Pat's Day decor in the house:

 Decor in the dining room before I did the tablescape:

Then I used most of it for the tablescape!

Thanks to Cuisine Kathleen for hosting! Click on her name for lots more fun.
I'm also joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots of inspiration as well!

Yellow roses from my husband! Thanks, Joe!

I made a Shutterfly album of my St. Pat's Day decor over the last years, if you would like to see it send me your emal addy and I will send it to you. I tried to add the url here, but it did not work. It is on my Facebook page too.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



The Reason for the Season

 This last Christmas tablescape features The Holy Family. The Reason for the Season. Sometimes we get so caught up in the busyness of the holidays and we forget what the holiday is for. Jesus came to earth as our Saviour! Praise God for sending His Son!  

I collect Nativities and this white one is one of my favorites. I think it came from Hobby Lobby years ago.
I have done several tablescapes with the white Nativity, one was done in all white. I have used it on a burgundy tablecloth, a lace tablecloth, and now a green tablecloth.

The dishes came from Cracker Barrel a few years ago.

Each plate has a different word.

The dessert plate has a pretty holly design on it, and the smaller plates repeat the special word.

My new Christmas plaid napkins are used again, this time with a sheer white napkin and pearl napkin rings.
I love these napkins and have enjoyed using them with the last three tablescapes!
The flatware is clear plastic handles

The Centerpiece

White silk poinsettias flank the Holy Family creating a beautiful centerpiece

A place just for you. Do you want Peace? Love? Joy? Hope?

Susan's Tablescape Thursday will be up early for us to post to. Click on her name for more inspiration.

Praying you will have a very Blessed Christmas celebrating our Lord Jesus' birthday.



Santa 'Scape

Inspiration for this Santa tablescape started with these vintage look Santa chargers found at Michael's last month. They were on sale for $2.50 each, and since I love vintage look things I couldn't resist getting them.

I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish. Click on her name for lots of inspiration. I'm also joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Thanks to these ladies for hosting these fun parties for us!

I made one other purchase - this pretty red lace tablecloth, it was only $7.99 at Ross.

I also used my new red goblets (featured in last week's tablescape) as well as the red plaid napkins, used last week. I'm going to get a lot of mileage from these!
I've had the red flatware for a long time and the clear plates. I used the clear dinner plates and clear salad plates so the charger picture could show through.

For the centerpiece I used these cute little Santa guys!

I collect cute and unusual Santas!

Here they are close-up:

I also have a Santa tree with these Santa elves on it. They elves all have wings, not sure what they are called.

These pretty Santas also deserve some recognition!

We have enjoyed this cheerful merry 'scape!

Here's a place for you to sit!

Can you see the puppet on a stick Santa is holding?

I have a "Santa on a Stick" I display on a curtain valance each year:
(I have him on a door knob here so he shows up better.) I found him at Tuesday Morning years ago.

Ho, ho, ho!! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Do you see what I forgot?