Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We are still on vacation so I'm combining posts this week. I'm joining in three memes, Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, Kathleen's 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl, and Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Click on their names to go to their blogs for lots of inspiration! Thanks, ladies for hosting!
I have another Irish themed tablescape, this one has an Irish derby hat theme.
The centerpiece
The cute little girl dressed in green is holding a green shamrock

The little green stool was a dollar at Target last year

A tiny pot of gold hidden under the stool!

A shamrock necklace and faux coins

Derby hat from one of my teddy bears!

These little derby hats were on sale at Michael's 5 for $1.00!

They have rubber bands on them and
make great napkin rings!

Dollar Tree white plates on green chargers

I'm using the Dollar Tree "crystal" again

A very inexpensive Irish themed tablescape

Click on each icon above to go to their blogs!

A shamrock for you!

May you have a very happy St. Patrick's Day!

Don't eat too much corned beef!

Dance an Irish Jig!

Kiss someone Irish!

Here are a few of my favorite Irish Blessings for you:

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
and may you be in heaven a half hour before
the devil knows you're dead!

May the road you walk be a smooth one,
May your troubles be few, if any,
May the days and years that lie ahead
Be healthy, happy, and many.

May you have friends in abundance,
May the sun shine bright around you.
May the world be a wonderful place to live.
And may God's love always surround you.
Irish Blessing

These are the things I wish for you,
Someone to love,
Some work to do
A bit o' sun
A bit o' cheer,
And a guardian angel
Always near.
Traditional Irish Blessing

May your life always be like a teapot -
Overflowing to warm the soul. Irish Blessing

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Green "Watergate Salad"

1 cup Miniature Marshmallows
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding
1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple, in juice, undrained
1/2 cup chopped Pecans
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Topping

COMBINE marshmallows, dry pudding mix, pineapple and nuts in large bowl.

STIR in COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 1 hour.


Kathleen said...

Wonderful dear K! I love the little stool, what a great idea for the table. And your little girl is so precious.!
I hope you are having a wonderful time, and I thank yo so much for joining in the party! What a fun table..Slainte'

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Such a pretty St. Paddy's table. Love your centerpiece. Thanks for sharing.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun post out did yourself once again with all this St.Paddy's day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mrs. P. said...

Kathrine...everything looks so festive....I love the little gal with the shamrock :)


Mimi said...

Love your Irish table, especially the little lass dressed in green.

ellen b said...

Hello Katherine, What a cute idea for napkin rings. Your table is great and that green dessert is a great idea!

Liz said...

Oh Goodness! Very pretty! Love the little green stool that you used in your centerpiece.


A Hint of Home said...

Cute, Cute table! I love those hats.
Still traveling as well. I hope your trip was good.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH, I love your beautiful centerpiece, the lovely tablecloth and all the wonderful cloche's you have created! Great Job!

Lori said...

Love your table and love that salad, I had forgotten about that one, oldie but goodie.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, this is all just gorgeous. I love your tablescape. The tiny little hats are so cute and the stool is such a great idea. Very pretty. YOur tablecloth is stunning. Your cloches are so well done, and so is the terreriam. You know how much I love your cloches and you always decorate them so perfectly. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's all so beautiful, Katherine!

Hope you are having a Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Rettabug said...

Such a delightful collection of Irish treasures! Wish I'd seen that cute little stool last year..darn!

I may have to change my plans about serving sherbet for dessert tomorrow after seeing your Watergate salad. That's looks & sounds YUMMY & I have everything in the house to make it, too. yippee!
Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your vacation & Happy St. P's day!


Southern Touch Catering said...

Cutest napkin ring holder's, ever! What a creative touch. Thanks for posting the salad recipe too. It's always a winner!

La Tea Dah said...

Such a beautiful 'green' table and oh, so cheerful!

I hope you are enjoying your vacation!


Denise Marie said...

Adorable post! Love the lassie at your table. Love all your blessings too.

Megan said...

What a delightful tablescape. The napkin holders are so cute--what a creative idea. But of course I am drooling over all the cutwork. I love white cutwork linens. I think I might use your Irish Blessings in my St. Patrick's Day emails to family. Hope you are enjoying your vacation and some beautiful weather as well.

JanMary said...

Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland.

What a lovely collection of all things green and irish :)

Miss Janice said...

Love your St. Patrick's Day tablescape and I think the little derby hats placed over the napkins is a darling idea! Very cute!

Marilyn said...

Cute~ Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wonderful and fantastic ideas! Happy St Pattys Day!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a cute and clever tablescape, Katherine. I love the little chair from Target and the 'basket' sitting on it. Your idea for the napkin rings is so cute, too! Love your tablecloth and cloches. You did a wonderful job for St. Paddy's Day!! :-)


Julie said...

Love your Table...So Pretty

Dining Delight said...

What a fun St. Pat's Day table! I really like the little hats at each place setting! My fav of your decorations are the couple doing the Irish jig - very cute and unique! I especially like how you put them in your little terrarium - like a little house for them!


D said...

Very pretty St. Patrick's table.
Great job.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Katherine...

Well my friend, I just love all of your St. Pat's Day decor! I remember seeing your pretty terrarium a few days back...I love how you added the greenery,'s gorgeous! And...I love your little Irish dancers under the cloche! Too cute! You certainly have set a beautiful table in celebration of this fun holiday! What a beautiful tablecloth, Katherine...I love it! I always have so much fun seeing what you're going to do with your table are always so creative! I love, love, LOVE that beautiful white porcelain flower pretty! The little miniature daisies look absolutely gorgeous in it! And...that little girl dressed in green figurine is adorable! It's all sooo pretty, my friend...thank you for sharing this beautiful and festive table with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sherry said...

Love your little hats on your plates. It all looks so festive! I like that kind of salad and it looks great in that sherbet.
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Kathleen said...

Hi K!
Thanks again for such a lovely post! The salad looks very refreshing after all the Soda Bread I ate!
Have a great weekend!


Such a sweet and lovely table setting for the holiday.