Quiet St. Patrick’s Day?
If you are coming from the Corner of Plaid and Paisley, welcome.
I repeat, Quiet St. Patrick’s Day?
Pretty much all is quiet these days since Covid has taken over many aspects of our lives.
We’ve become wearers of masks and carry hand sanitizers like our cell phones.
AND to say ‘Quiet St.Patrick’s Day 2021’ is almost laughable as it is usually (In non pandemic times) anything but quiet, however, the Captain and I don’t get very rambunctious as we stay home to a home cooked meal of traditional Irish fare.
Yes, I make corned beef and cabbage, see menu below.
And once in a while, I get really daring and make a dessert with a little, (and I do mean “little”) Irish Liqueur…. like delectable Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake or a Bread Pudding with a “Jameson” sauce!
This year is a very special St.Patrick’s Day for the Captain and Me.
As this little sign says…we are not lucky, we are Blessed.
God has truly blessed us and there is no luck of the Irish involved.
God is very purposeful.
In the book of Job, last chapter, Job says to God; “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42: 2
The Captain and I are Blessed to be able to celebrate these special times such as Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and the many other special occasions.
First the Menu for a Quiet St. Patrick’s Day 2021:
Irish Soup, could be Irish Creamed Potato Soup OR Creamed Colcannon Soup
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Roasted Potatoes, Carrots and Brussel Sprouts with bacon and onions.
Irish soda bread with Irish butter (I like Kerrygold brand butter)
Dessert TBD (Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake or a Bread Pudding with a “Jameson” sauce)
Now that we know the menu, let’s look at the table setting.
My 2021 table setting starts with the three leaf shamrock placemat.
Notice I did not say 4 leaf clover.
Check out this site to know the difference.
I used white dinner plates as they allow the corned beef and cabbage to pop on the plate.
The salad plate and the soup bowl are the majolica in Cabbage Green by Bordallo Pinheiro and I have had them for years.
I don’t have a complete set.
I do however have serving pieces and the like, so I can combine them with other plates, etc and it works quite nicely.
I used the “crooked stick” flatware (that is not their name) because I thought they resembled an Irish shillelagh walking stick or cane.
For the Irish soup,…. both suggested soups are a creamed soup (use your immersion blender), although I am leaning towards the Colcannon Soup made with bacon, potatoes, leeks and heavy cream, I will be using these small, white Oriental soup spoons.
The napkins are actually a palm frond napkin, which is definitely not Irish, but I liked how they picked up the various shades of green on the table. LOL
The sheep or baby lambs that are scattered about the table seemed perfect for the setting along with what appears to be a chubby leprechaun.
However, it is in fact a Santa dressed in green and wearing a shamrock!
I found him several years ago on Etsy and because of my Irish heritage, I just had to purchase him.
The green and white striped candlesticks hold green candles that have little fairy lights wrapping around the girth of the candles.
They are so pretty at night.
Green tapers are in my silver 3 tier candelabra.
Green water glasses sit in the middle of the Shamrock placemat.
The pewter based drink (ale) holder has a white insert for your drink of choice.
The little sheep seem to be munching on the cookie tray.
I ordered the cookies from a local Italian Bakery.
The decorated shortbread cookies are set on a cabbage plate.
Years ago I purchases an Irish Baleek Shamrock Tea Set with teapot, creamer, sugar and cups and saucers and a few other pieces.
I adore them.
You can see them in my St. Patrick’s 2018 post here.
Perhaps you might find an idea or two from this table setting that you would like to incorporate into your own Quiet St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Or you may go to my home page and click on St. Patrick’s Day themes (or type it in the search bar) and see my previous years’ table settings.
As you can see from my table today, you can use whatever you have to complete your table setting…it doesn’t have to be all St. Patrick’s Day themed.
I used Italian cookies, white Oriental soup spoons, palm frond napkins, a Christmas Santa and I tossed in a Tam O’ Shanter cap…. which isn’t Irish at all, but Scottish.
“A tam o‘ shanter (in the British military often abbreviated to ToS), or ‘tammie’ is a name given to the traditional Scottish bonnet worn by men. The name derives from Tam o‘ Shanter, the eponymous hero of the 1790 Robert Burns poem.”
Blessed…I have been Blessed with so many friends and particularly blogger friends who have been there for me during my illness.
Below are just a few blogger friends starting with Maureen at Red Cottage Chronicles.
Thank you sweet friends and here is to a Beautiful and Quiet St. Patrick’s Day for all.
Debbees Buzz ☘ Vintage Dishes & Lucky Clover Fold Napkins
Home is Where the Boat Is ☘ Loads of Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day Table
Panoply ☘ An Unpretentious St. Patrick’s Day
My Hubbard Home ☘ Putting on the Green & Yellow
Life and Linda ☘ Keeper of the Traveling Shamrock Cloth
Corner of Plaid and Paisley ☘ Reprise of Ewe & McGreggor St. Patrick’s Day Table
Me and My Captain ☘ Not Lucky, Just Very Blessed
Red Cottage Chronicles ☘ Channeling My Inner Irish
Celebrate and Decorate ☘ St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Tablescape
Calypso in the Country ☘ St. Patrick’s Day Table Decor
Design Morsels ☘ St. Patrick’s Day Table
The Painted Apron ☘ Celebrating the Green Table
Hyacinth for the Soul ☘ Lucky in Life ~ Celebrating Green Table
Zucchini Sisters ☘ Green & Orange St. Patrick’s Day Table