Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Three ♣ Tables and a Vignette

I promised I would give the details of the tables I showed you in my St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.  There is still time to link up to the Crawl, and be included in the raffle for lots of prizes.  Click HERE.

Lots of great posts linked up!

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Irish wool place mat, gift from my sis many years ago

Shamrock Napkin, from my niece, also long ago

The cloth napkin ring is latticed with a button. .25 from CTS!

Green flute, part of my generous birthday gift from Alma, The Tablescaper

Shamrock teapot CTs

Shamrock cup and scone set, CTS

Pot of clover, birthday gift.

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The Connollys, Donnellys, and Dolans , (my family) came for lunch.  I had to keep this one simple, they are not fond of too much cwap on the table, they are interested in the food!

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Dark green ruffled tablecloth, with a vintage topper sent to me by my dear friend Marigene , In the Middle of Nowhere.  This topper will be moving on to another blogger, announced Wed.  The idea is to have it move through blogland!

White charger, dark green plate by Pfaltzgraff, white soup by gofortun, Israel, green and white check napkin held by a green jingly napkin ring.

Shamrock pitcher from TJMAxx, daffs from the super market, 1.99 a bunch, that's 2.

Green flatware last year's birthday gift from Susan, Savoring Time in the Kitchen.  I loved it so I expanded it to service for 12, Cost plus.

Glasses by Lenox  Green shamrock bowls CTS, as well as the little white bowls.

Pitcher by Villeroy and Boch, I have the sugar and creamer too, a gift from my neighbor.

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Next a fun table.

 Feb 2012 011 The centerpiece is a hat from Hallmark, marked $9.99, via CTS for 1.80.  I stuffed it.  I hope to transform it into Peter Rabbit's hat for Easter.

A green and white check tablecloth with a white ruffle,

shamrock placemat and green ruffled charger from CTS.

Green swirly flatware by Cambridge, CTS,

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Kiwi plate through the kindness of The Tablescaper from the Reading Dish Outlet, .98!  They are lovely!  She called from Pa to see if I wanted to buy some. Of course!

The green shamrock plate was a prior birthday gift from The Tablescaper.   The napkins are dish towels from CTS,  $1.29 and the covered Irish cupcake is from CTS, $1.99

Feb 2012 011The hobnail tumblers are from CTS, 1.99 and I clipped the initial for a place marker on it with a shamrock mini clothespin.

Feb 2012 001The hats and leprechaun felt overall goody bags, CTS. 

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I filled a milk bottle with green tea, :) and hung one of the wood shamrock napkin rings I made around it.

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Now go take a nap, then come back cause I have one more to go!

March 2012 055The centerpiece is a shamrock bowl raised up on a smaller one.

March 2012 062  The stems are Waterford Lismore, as is the wine decanter.  There are glass shamrocks around the centerpiece. The glass roll and butter dishes were my mom's.

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I made the table cloth, fabric is from Duralee Outlet. Green glass charger by Gorham, flatware from Cost Plus, and faux Belleek from CTS.  I put it next to some real Belleek I have , and it is not bad! These were my birthday present, and I had a 20 off coupon.

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The napkin ring has stones that remind me of Connemara marble.  They were .25 in CTS, so I am guessing it is not, LOL!

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The off white napkins trimmed with green I have had a long time.  I used them for my dil's baby shower in March of 2001!  It was an Irish theme, no pink and blue!  :)

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Thanks for visiting, hope you are still awake!

I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday.

A special thank you to all of you who entered the crawl, or left a comment.  I have made it to almost all of you for a visit, and I will get to all!

Winners announced Wed. 

***Our friend Patricia at Butter Yum, needs your vote to win a scholarship to a foodie conference. Please hop over and vote for her!


  1. Thank you so much, Kathleen! I'm sorry I missed the blog crawl.... we're in the process of moving, might have to have gall bladder surger, and everything is chaotic at the moment... Calgon, take me away!

    Anyway, you know how I love your amazing tablescapes - the shamrock teapot is especially cute. One of my daughters is a St. Patrick's Day baby, so I really love this post.

    I better go - I have to throw a few thing in the laundry and straighten up the kitchen still, and it's getting late... ugh.

  2. Oh Kathleen... I don't know what to say - you are the sweetest blogger out there. Really, I'm touched. Thank you, my dear friend!

    (((GREAT BIG HUG)))

  3. I still can't believe that you pulled off 3 tablescapes this week. You are one crazy lady - but I luv ya! so happy you're enjoying your birthday gifts.

    That material from Duralee is outstanding. I think we need to take a field trip there.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. Love your little vintage topper K, it's really cool! Also the flatware, very nice-enjoy:@)

  5. What beautiful tables here! Each and every one is just unique and beautiful but I think the last one is my favorite. SOOO pretty! xo Diana

  6. Each table is beautiful and so different from the last! You've got everything covered...casual, whimsical, elegant. Excellent job on these, Kathleen!

  7. Three amazing tablescapes one for every occasion and each a delight to behold!

  8. Beautiful tables, you did a fantastic and festive party!

  9. Kathleen I really like that flatware. No wonder you bought more of it. The tables are fun and pretty. I think the family will just love them.

  10. Kathleen you are an inspiration to me! I always, ALWAYS love your tablescapes. So creative, fun and gorgeous. These are right up there with my fav's. I wish we had a CTS near me....or maybe I don't...not sure where I would store many more dishes...! I enjoyed the crawl! Hugs, Linda

  11. Thanks for this great party Kathleen! I thought I comment you, wow, whatever happened...I guess I'm not well yet from my horroble last week. I can't believe your fabulous tablescapes! I love your dishes with the shamrocks, creazy about them, so elegant and gorgeous! Loving your flatware and your family will enjoy going over you for St. Patty's, what with you been such a hostess and chef! Wish I could go too...I'm a faux Irish gal lately, lol...Have a happy weekend.

  12. About those green chargers from CTS: they were marked 1.69 at my store too, but when I checked out, they rang up 1.00! I don't know if it was just something special for the day or what.

    You really cannot tell in the photos that the china is not Belleek. I am still not seeing nice china in our CTS -- maybe we don't live in the right area or maybe the store hasn't been open long enough.

    Outstanding tables, and I, too, cannot believe you did three this week.

  13. I just love all your stuff. To me, you are the benchmark for all things festive. Some day I hope to have more things like you so I don't have to craft up a table at holidays. The opening of a CTS abotu an hour from here should help I hope!

    And that table with the waterford is just plain gorgeous to me.

  14. Hi there, I love every tablescape you've shown!!!! You actually have put me to shame-that I'm not showing more of my Irish but I don't have a lot of decorations-will post them tomorrow.
    Thanks so much for sharing-truly I think I've helped Colorado's economy.

  15. I so wish there was a CTS near to get so many beautiful things there...You have been a very busy lady!..They each are all so beautiful and creative!

    Looking forward to you linking up to my very first Tablescape Party.

  16. One better than the next ....amazing. You are one talented lady. I love the tablecloth you sewed yourself. xo

  17. Oh Kathleen as I told you when you showed the photos in the first place that you just blow me away. I am literally awestruck with your creativeness and talent. LOVE love love it. My fav table is the last one and your green silverware just took me away. I think we have a cost plus out here somewhere so am going to look it up. I only wish we had a CTS. Now that is the place to go.

    Have loved your blog crawl. Just so much fun and so many incredible and innovative links to see. Wow wow wow.thankyou dear for hosting such a fun fun event.

    Big hugs,


  18. Oh my word, they are all just gorgeous! Not sure how you do it...
    Sorry I missed the blog crawl...a lot going on here. I know that others are thrilled to have been able to participate.

    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Thank you for visiting me again and following. It has en fun looking at all the posts. Kathleen, I live in far, far west Texas. I am closer to Phoenix than I am to Dallas.

  20. Some fun, some classic--all beautiful! I love all your pieces and how you mixed and matched. I love the simple linen napkin too! Thanks for hosting a fun party! ~Zuni

  21. Oh I love them all! I'm sure it was fun for everyone!

  22. So beautiful pieces. I could bring all back to Sweden §;-)
    Though Stockholm is not too far from Ireland, this country don't celebrate St. Paddy.

    TY for sharing.

    I still messing my new foodie blog so if you ended there, pls use this link, thank you:

  23. I am loving the vignettes! They are all so cute/pretty.

    Thank you again for becoming a follower.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  24. How I love coming to visit you; it's like going to specialty shop or going through one of those expensive decorator books/magazine. You are full of talent and imagination.

  25. This is my 1st visit to your blog and it's lovely! I love all the Irish tables! I wish I was home to use some of my Irish dinnerware! Your post is making me miss my crystal and Belleek! I'm now your newest Follower! Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  26. I'm green with envy! Naturally, my favorite tablescape is the last one :) So pretty! I love the Duralee fabric too.

    I voted for Patricia!

  27. Oh my gosh....three St. Pat's tables...can you speak Gaelic now? They are darling, and it looks like the Blog Crawl is a grand success, yet again. Thanks for hosting us. Cherry Kay

  28. Faux Belleek? You are amazing. I am going to have to start frequenting CTS again . . . got out of the habit.

    But faux BELLEEK? LOVE it!

    It really holds its own with the Waterford, too. Lovely green scene.


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