Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday

Today I have a St. Patrick's Day tablescape. The inspiration for this tablescape came from these green glasses, and sherbet dishes.
These have been in the attic for years and when my husband was up there this week retrieving the Easter boxes, I had him bring these glasses down. I have had them since the early 70s. I used them with Correlle dishes that had a green floral border on them. I got rid of the dishes, but kept the glasses because they match some Phalzgraft Christmas dishes I have. (Make note to myself to get those dishes down next Christmas, I haven't done a tablescape with them!)

The Centerpiece:
You may have already seen this terrarium in the cloche party. I was planning to use something else for the centerpiece, but when I placed the terrarium on the table, it just looked like it belonged there! Everything else took second place to this!

The chargers are a lighter green than these photos show. I bought them 4 for $9.99 at Target before Christmas, but never used them. I had planned to return them, but waited too long, actually I forgot I had them! They sure work well with this St. Patrick's Day tablescape!

My green Christmas napkins also work well! The napkin rings are pony tail holders purchased a year or two ago. The clear crystal look flatware are being used in many tablescapes lately, they look so pretty with many tablescapes, I'm so glad I bought them, that $11.99 was spent well!!

Green faux lucky coins are on each plate and scattered around the centerpiece.

View from the top. A very simple tablescape, but it cost nothing, I already had everything on hand!

A place for you:
Won't you join me? I'm serving a green salad for lunch. Dessert will be green pistachio pudding made with crushed pineapple, nuts, green cherries, and whipped cream. Back in the 70s we called that pudding "Watergate Salad" (because it was full of nuts! LOL!) Do you remember that? Have you ever had it? I really like it, and it's easy - made with instant pistachio pudding! I always make it for St. Patrick's Day.

Tablescape Thursday is hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks, Susan for hosting so we can play with our dishes! Go here to Susan's blog.

I don't have many pictures this time because the battery went dead on my camera. I had wanted to do my St. Patrick's Day tablescape next week, or on the 17th, but we are going to be on Spring Break soon, and I'm not sure I'll be able to post while we are gone.

Have fun looking at everybody's tablescapes, I always do!

God Bless.

Katherine

43 comments:

Adrienne said...

Another gorgeous, inspiring table! I love the pretty green pieces. I used to have the same Corelle dishes but moved them on to someone else many years ago. The glasses are wonderful and so right for this season!
~Adrienne~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your St. Patrick's look! I really like that crystal clear flatware that goes with anything. Everything looks "Top O' The Mornin'" on your fun table!

Linda said...

Your table looks great and even better that you had everything you needed. I am doing a table and I've only bought some ribbon. Fun. I do remember watergate salad and have not had it in years...hmmm...sounds yummy!

Sherry said...

So pretty! I love your centerpiece.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Top of the mornin to you! Your table is very St. Pattys! And yes, I do remember Watergate salad. I aways loved it!

Mimi said...

Nice St. Pat's table...cute centerpiece! I like those green glasses from the 70's...brings back good memories...

Nancy said...

Love your centerpiece! Love the green glasses too...I have a set myself!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Those green glasses are lovely..Pistashio pudding, what a great idea~!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Katherine, Your tablescape is fit for any lucky leprechaun! The ponytail holder napkin rings are brilliant! You need to keep these beautiful green dishes out so we can see them more often.
Yvonne

Lady Katherine said...

How lucky to have found such great buys. I love the green glasses, I have clear ones. Great table setting for St. Patrick's Day.
I see the Old Country Roses standing proud in the background! You know I love it.

Megan said...

So very pretty. I love the contrast of the green with the white. And you might need to do a post about the china cabinet I see in the background.
I still have my Corelle with the "gold butterflies". I saw on Etsy that it is now considered vintage. I'm not sure if I'm pleased that I now have "vintage" dishes or upset that my wedding dishes are vintage. (:\)

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Such a beautiful and festive St. Patrick's Day tablescape!

Jane

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a great table for St. Patrick's day! Your glasses and little sherbet glasses are so pretty. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Katherine Sweetie...
How absolutely beautiful these green glasses, charges and I so adore the little terrarium with the little Irish people inside. I love the coins strewn about and the tablecloth looks so lovely. Silverware just gorgeous. Napkins sure do match and I love the use of a ponytail holder. How sweet is that? Just a beautiful table for the eyes to see.

Luck of the Irish. Thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful day tomorrow sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

LOVE your Indiana Glass "Whitehall" so much in the green!! I have amber and clear, but not the sherbet glasses. Beautiful table with the rich green. Fabulous!!

Charli and me said...

I just love your Saint Patrick's Day tablescape. It's beautiful. Your centerpeice is lovely and those glasses so pretty.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Katherine!

Your table looks wonderful. And I LOVE "Watergate Salad"! I make it regularly and that is what we call it too!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I just love this...its really a Paddy kinda of table and yes I so remember the salad we use to have it also at Christmas time...Thanks for sharing this my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Petite Little Bee said...

Love all the green. Beautiful table setting. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers, Lia

xinex said...

Pretty table! Love the terrarium...Christine

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I think green is a great color year around. It works with many holidays. I love items that are versatile and your clear flatware reflect whatever color your napkins are. It's fun to find a great bargain.

Kimberly said...

That is so very festive. I like all the green...and we still have some time before St. Pats day. You must be ready for spring.

Maryrose said...

Hi Katherine,
What a fun table. I love those ponytail holders as napkin rings, very creative. Your glasses are darling, I bet you even wish you had those old correlle dishes now. Very festive and St Patricks day fun.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your St. Patrick's table is just gorgeous. You know that I love your terrarium. It is perfect for this table and your wonderful green glasses really set the stage. All of your accessories and dishes are just perfect. A very pretty and inviting table. Hugs, Marty

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Such attention to detail. I loved the coin idea! Wonderful! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
Hugs,
Mona

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Sandy said...

Love the St. Pat's theme and the elegance!

Love Bears All Things said...

Where are you going to spend Spring Break?
It snowed Tuesday morning at the retreat. It was located near Cullman above Smith Lake. It snowed really hard but melted when it hit the ground. It had accumulated in some places we passed on our way home. I don't know if it snowed here in Huntsville. I've lost count of the number of times it has snowed this year but we've really had very little to lay on the ground.
I like that color of green. I broke down and bought green napkins for St. Patty's Day. Green is not a color I like but I did it. I like the ribbon on the napkin rings. I couldn't find any so just used rattan.
Mama Bear

Cynthia said...

Lovely table! My parents had those same glasses and sherbet dishes but only in brown. Have a great evening!

Denise Marie said...

cuteness. love the green glass.

Kathleen said...

Thank goodness you didn't get rid of those glasses! I love them..When I think of the things I got rid of I could cry..(but dh jumps for joy!)
The table is so pretty! I love your terrarium with the figures..I named mine Michael and Kathleen..:)
Great job, K! Looking forward to you coming to my party on the 16th!
Practice your dance steps!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh, I adore the little creamy yellow rose print at the bottom of your page, Sweet!
Your St. Paddys table is so lovely.

Marilyn said...

Such a festive tablescape. It puts me in the mood for St. Patrick's Day and excited for the tea I am attending on that day. Your green glasses are especially pretty on the table.

Bill said...

Hi Katherine,
Your table looks so fresh and inviting! Everything works perfectly together, and the ponytail holders add the perfect touch of softness. I used some this week too ... but they're more masculine (if hair ornaments can be masculine!) -- rectangular and covered in (faux I'm sure) leather.

I'm glad you went with the centerpiece you selected -- I thought it was ideal.

Bye for now,
Bill

A Hint of Home said...

Aren't you glad you have the chargers still. It makes a great St. Patty's day tablescape. You must hold the tablescape Queen title. You do a great job!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Beautiful tablescape Katherine, I have those same glasses and goblets, I bought mine at an antique auction some years back and enjoy them so much. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Katherine, Your table is so fresh and Spring like! I adore the glasses and the terrarium is charming.
Have a nice day
xoxo
Bunny

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Hi Katherine,
I tried to leave a comment but I don't think it worked?? I just love your springtime and cheerful table setting.
The glasses are amazing as is your terrarium.
xoxo
Bunny

GWENDOLYN said...

Beautiful tablescape. The green glasses are perfect for the month. Your dessert sounds yummy.
Blessings!
Gwen

PEA said...

Omigosh, I had forgotten about "Watergate Pudding"! lol Such a lovely St. Patrick's Day tablescape you did, it all looks wonderful. I was looking around and all I have in green are a few green depression glass dishes I've bought at the auction...will have to use them on St. Patrick's Day:-) xoxo

The Tablescaper said...

Katherine:

Great table. Isn't it neat how you can pull something out, that you haven't used in years, and put it to good use? Using the unexpected is what makes tablescaping fun; like hair scrunchies for napkin rings!

- The Tablescaper

parTea lady said...

Your St. Patrick's Day tablescape is lovely. I like the pretty white linens and plates with the deep green.

I have been looking to find more of those glasses and compotes for years. I picked up a few at a yard sale quite a while ago, but have not been able to find more.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Katherine! I am disappointed in not seeing as many St. Pat's/Irish tablescapes as I hoped I would see. People seem to skip right over the holiday as they rush right into Easter already! LOVE your table, and I think next year I may just have to get my own St. Pat's table posted! We Irish have to "step up to the plate" (like that?!) and show how an Irish table is done for the big day!
LOVE your table today, with all the green, your cute centerpiece, ponytail-shamrock napkin rings (LOVE it!), and coins! LOVE the sherbet dishes too.. I'm keeping an eye open to find some for myself! ~tina