I am truly lovin’ decorating for St. Patrick’s Day as I am part Irish.
Last year, I set up this St. Patrick’s Day tablescape which also included a Menu as you will see below.
This was actually the second St. Patrick’s Day dinner I put together for that week…You see, the Captain and I host a monthly dinner for our “Over 50” group at our church and we always have a great time!
The Menu was of course, Corned Beef and Cabbage. I made 6 corned beef briskets in a large electric roaster and I used 8 very large heads of cabbage for the church dinner.
I really love all the Irish sentiments we see on cards and plaques.
The phrases are really about best wishes and just being kind to one another, which is a good thing isn’t it?
The Menu for our St. Patrick’s Day Dinner was as follows:
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Roasted Potatoes & Carrots
Green Deviled Eggs
Green Pistachio Salad
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Apple Cake
I got the recipe for the Irish Apple cake out of my Irish Pub Cookbook….and I will share it with you.
I started this St Patrick’s tablescape with the Old Curiosity Shop dishes that are in a olive green. As you can see from the dinner plate below they remind me of an Irish or English village. The design around the plates look sort of like a lock you might see on a village door.
The salad plates have a mantel clock that remind me of my grandmother’s clock that sat on her dining room buffet.
The small soup/dessert bowls have a clay pipe and the image of a beer stein.
The cup and saucer are also unique. The saucer has an image of a tea pot and the cup has an inkwell and feather pen beside a candle.
The salt and pepper shakers and the creamer and sugar are also quite unique.
The flatware in an olive green to match the green of the dinnerware.
I carried on the St. Patrick’s Day theme by using my Beleek shamrock tea pot and creamer and sugar.
The water glasses are clear glass goblets and the white napkin rings hold olive colored napkins.
The centerpiece consists of a cabbage bowl filled with Irish potatoes and topped with two white Irish clay pipes and a ribbon of shamrocks.
Little decorative cabbages circle the base of the center piece and small pots of green and white flowers on each side.
Are you planning a traditional dinner or do you prefer something else?
Here is a bit of trivia for you…
Actually, the corned beef and cabbage are not traditional with the Irish.
Tis true, ….
……it was originated here in the United States…..but we love it anyway, especially as a left over making Reuben Sandwiches.
Blessings my dear friends.
Have you noticed all the people wearing green plaid and other Irish greens these days?
Hmmmmmm….everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, aren’t they???
Have a great and blessed week.
Alma Loyd says
Kari, This is truly beautiful. I enjoyed every bit of it. Alma
Thanks Alma….I really enjoy playing with my dishes! teehehehe! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Sandy Park says
Kari, it was so much fun spending time with you this morning, looking at all of your adorable St. Pat’s Day tablescapes. These dishes are perfect for a good ole Irish dinner. I have a bit ‘o the Irish in me too, so Happy St. Patty’s Day early to ya.
Thanks Sandy, Top O’ the Mornin’ to you! It warms my heart to know that my sweet readers are enjoying the tablescapes and it is even better when you comment. You make my day!
Chloe Crabtree says
Your tablescape and your menu are both such a perfect fit for St. Patrick’s Day! Sounds like a lot of corned beef, how many people are in your group that you cook for? Sounds like a great gathering of friends! Sometimes I wish my husband didn’t travel quite so much, so that we would have more opportunities like that!
Thanks Chloe and we do have quite a diverse group…sometimes its 40 and it has been as many as 85. We try to meet at least once a month. As you know I love to decorate but this is some big time decorating compared to my more intimate settings for 4-6. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
Jane Thebo says
How charming! Thanks!
Thanks Jane ….I know you are enjoying your new grand child. Hugs