Wednesday

Country Shamrocks

 I always enjoy joining Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish and today she is having her Irish Blog Crawl! Click on her name to join in the fun!

Inspiration for this tablescape started with this wooden shamrock banner:
 
 I have used it on this table and on a curtain valance, but this time I'm using it as part of the centerpiece on the table:

I'm calling it Country Shamrocks since they are gingham and dots. I decided to use a white lace tablecloth (since I've used my green one and my white Battenburg lace one in the past.) I also think the gingham and dots look neat with the lace.


I added my little collection of Irish lads and lassies, along with candles for the centerpiece:


A pretty little dancing lassie is in the center:


Cute Irish couples flank either side:


They are all from Michael's a few years ago. I didn't see any there this year.






The napkins are gingham and dotted fabric:

The foam shamrocks on the napkin rings are from Dollar Tree. The metal napkin rings are from World Market.


 The clear flatware is from Ross. The white plates, and "crystal" goblets from Dollar Tree, and the green chargers from Target.


I'm not Irish but I always enjoy decorating for St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Country Shamrocks tablescape.

I'm also linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday and Alma's Seasonal Sundays. Thanks ladies for hosting! Click on their names for lots more inspiration.

A shamrock for you from this cute little Leprechaun!
 I also looked up a few cute tidbits about shamrocks:



A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.  ~Author Unknown

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

The word ‘charm’ comes from the French ‘charme’, which means song. Here is an ancient charm poem from Ireland that explains why a four-leaved shamrock is so lucky:
One leaf is for fame,
And one leaf is for wealth,
And one is for a faithful love,
And one to bring you glorious health.
According to legend, the leaves of a four-leaf clover represent hope, faith, and love, and God added another leaf for luck.

 What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?  A rash of good luck! ~Author Unknown


Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck.  ~Author Unknown

Giggles!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Katherine

15 comments:

Betty Marie's said...

Very pretty and I do love those napkins!

Rosie M. said...

I love your table. Great use of the banner as a centerpiece, and your figurines are darling. How could anyone not smile while looking at them?! Your tablecloth is stunning, and all your elements come together so well to make a wonderful St. Patrick's Day table. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a great table! Love the shamrock centerpiece and those napkins! You have some cute Irish figurines! I think those are the first green glass candlesticks I've seen- love it! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tea in Texas said...

Precious Country tablescape! Your checks and dots just cause your table to be a cute country feel! I love the napkins with the silver woven napkin rings. The Irish couples are perfect for the centerpiece! Have a great March 17th!

Pam

Ann Krucek said...

So cute!! You know you had me at the mix of polka dots and checks!! I like your green candlesticks too!! Love it! Have a wonderful St. Patty's day!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a cute table! Love the wooden shamrocks, the dancers, and those green candlesticks! Those are the perfect shade of green!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day, my friend!

xo

Sheila

Sarah said...

Fun table with your dancing gals and leprechauns. Happy St. Pat's Day!

tablescapesbybev said...

I love every element of this table...the napkins, banner, everything. The candle holders are beautiful!

Adrienne said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear friend. Your table is wonderful, as always. I love that garland and your place settings would welcome anyone who sits at your table. I wish I could be there to see it all in person. Still dreaming of the day I head your way. I'm not decorating for St. Pat's Day this year - too much going on. But I really enjoy what you've done.
~Adrienne~

Creations By Cindy said...

Just adorable! LOVE than banner and those napkins are the cutest ever! You amaze me at how you have such an eye for the neatest things for your tables!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kathleen said...

Love that banner as a runner! Napkins are cute!
Thanks for taking part in the blog crawl, even though you aren't Irish! I appreciate it. Happy
St. Joe's Day to Joe. His feast day! :)
It is 20 degrees and windy as heck here, we need some Spring!

Marigene said...

What a lovely festive table, Katherine. I ♥ the napkins. Cute centerpiece with the little figurines and banner.
Have a wonderful week.

ellen b. said...

Love those napkins, Katherine. The banner is great. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Nancy's Notes said...

Great tablescape and what a sweet blog!

Rettabug said...

What a WONDERFUL Irish day tablescape, Katherine! I love the wooden shamrock banner used down the center & all your other pieces are so precious with it.
I've missed visiting you (& so many others) This winter was rough up here.
I'm glad to see you still setting pretty tables.

Hugs,
Rett