A St. Patrick’s Day tablescape is coming up my friends ….it is that time of year….Check out the “Not Lucky just very Blessed” sign that I used last year sitting on the corner of this year’s table.
I do not feel lucky, but I do feel very Blessed…and not for just this St. Patrick’s Day, but for all the year long.
Can you believe it is already the season for the wearin’ of the green and St. Patrick’s Day?
It seems we just got all the Christmas decor put away doesn’t it?
Or is it just me?
St. Patrick’s Day has always been a special day for me!
Perhaps it is my Irish heritage and I do have red hair! LOL
(My natural hair color is red, even though I color my hair and have for years.)
I also have a grandson with red hair and… two little great grand daughters.
Of course, being Irish does not mean one is always a “red head”..one of my good friends is a lass born and raised in Ireland and her hair is a beautiful raven color.
She often comments on this blog and I treasure her friendship.
Friendships are important aren’t they?
I don’t know why, but I think of friendships associated with St. Patrick’s Day.
Perhaps it is because “everyone” is suddenly Irish when the 17th day of March rolls around. LOL
I am very Blessed in so many ways…my health goes without saying, but I am also very Blessed in having the Captain as my spouse and good friend.
I am very Blessed that we have such a wonderful church family.
I am very Blessed that we live in this United States (imperfect as it is) and particularly that we live in sunny Florida.
I am very Blessed to have so many Blogging friends.
And I am very Blessed to have dishes, and other items to set up a 2022 St. Patrick’s Day tablescape, as I did last week for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day!
The green plaid tablecloth and napkins have been used several times over the years…and I love their vivid green color.
Silver napkin rings are so cute with the knife, fork and spoon soldered to a silver ring.
Green handled flatware flank the plate setting.
The placemats are shaped like a shamrock and are actually two-sided.
One side is white with a green shamrock design, while the other side is solid green, which is the side I chose.
As I gathered plates for a plate stack, I changed my mind several times, finally deciding on a Cabbage Green charger and salad plate by Bordallo Pinheiro that I have had for years.
A white beaded dinner plate is sandwiched in between the cabbage plates.
Sitting atop the cabbage salad plate is a shamrock shaped, lidded ramekin.
The two green glasses are from the dollar store purchased many years ago.
The green wine glass is stemmed and the water glass has shamrock designs.
A green cabbage cup and saucer sit atop a white warmer shaped like a star.
(No one likes a cooling cup of coffee with dinner.)
The center piece is a pale green cake stand and is perched on a green cabbage platter which was gifted by a friend.
The platter and the lidded cabbage bowl shaped like a real cabbage were both gifts from this sweet friend.
There are other cabbage pieces on the table including a shamrock casserole dish, gourd teapot, squash teapot and cabbage gravy and vegetable dishes as well as Jadite salt and pepper shakers,
Green shamrock beads were tossed on the table for a bit of kitsch.
Blessings Always to all my friends and family.
The Lord Bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Blog Hops are such fun and what a delight to see inspirational tablescapes from all over this United States (as well as other countries)…
St. Patrick’s Day Flying Colors Tablescape ☘ Panoply
Top of the Mornin’ to You! ☘ Hyacinths for the Soul
A Table With Irish Knot Carolers ☘ Life and Linda
Feelin’ A Wee Bit Irish ☘ Home is Where the Boat Is
Easy, Hearty Irish Stew for St. Patrick’s Day ☘ Debbee’s Buzz
St. Patrick’s Day Copper & Green Table ☘ Karins Kottage
Lucky & Blessed St. Patrick’s Day Table ☘ The Painted Apron
Copycat Red Robin Chocolate Guinness Shake ☘ My Hubbard Home
Putting a Spring Into My Step on St. Patrick’s Day ☘ The Little Yellow Corner Store
St. Patrick’s Day Blessings and Tablescape ☘ Me and My Captain
Flower Pot Leprechaun Hat St. Patrick’s Day Craft ☘ Interior Frugalista
How to Set an Elegantly Nonconformist St Patrick’s Day Tablescapee☘ Mantel and Table
Enchanted Leprechaun Grove ☘ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger Dollar Tree DIY ☘ Zucchini Sisters
Kari, that cabbage bowl is so fabulous and makes the perfect centerpiece! I’m swooning over the cabbage cups and saucers, too. Green is my favorite color, so I’m loving all of the different shades of green on your table. I’m mad for plaid, so your green plaid tablecloth and napkin set also caught my attention. I love your thoughts about feeling blessed. It’s a nice reminder that we all need to count our blessings! It’s always fun to hop with you, my friend. I am so glad that your health has improved. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
What a gorgeous tablescape! There are so many wonderful details and layers. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Thanks Laura, I’m so looking forward to your final kitchen reveal as I know you are extra busy with the remodeling! So far everything I’ve seen is just gorgeous.
Thank you for finding time to read and comment.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours and your furry friends too!!!☘️☘️🌈☘️
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
I love your table Kari! Especially the pieces that come from friends – it’s wonderful to be reminded of someone when you use pieces they’ve given you. It makes everything extra special! Plus those cabbage teacups are just darling – I know we both love a good teacup! 🙂 It’s been great sharing this hop with you. Hope you’re doing well down there. Happy St Patrick’s Day!
thanks Barb….I think of your wonderful teacup and saucer often…I enjoyed my turn at hosting her. I like your new format, and so glad you stopped by. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours.
Rita C. says
Kari, your list of blessings top my gratitude prayers each night, followed by intentions for those who have not! You’ve put a meaningful message to the holiday with beautiful elements from your collection. I love the classic Bordello Pinheiro dishware, and your friend’s gift of the cake stand and cabbage were quite generous. Blessed to have your friendship and privileged to keep you on my prayer list for good health.
Thank you sweet Rita….I am so happy and thankful to have you for a friend. It means more than you know. I love blogging and hope to be able to keep it up, I have met so many wonderful people through this little blog. I so appreciate your much needed prayers my health….and as you know you and your family are always in my prayers.
I am also excited to see all you have done and are doing to your new home. I love living vicariously through you as you work in your home and garden and in your antique booth. And on a side note, even though I wanted my Kansas to win the BB game with your W.V., I still felt a certain kinship with the Mountaineers because of you.
Hugs and much Love
Kari, I am so happy you started your post with your sign to count our blessings. Truly, it is needed at this time. I am trying to practice this reminder daily and to appreciate the basics in my life and ways to help establish it for others who have recently lost it. Your table is so cheerful, especially with your lovely choice of green and white plaid in your tablecloth. That immediately makes me feel welcomed and at home since I love anything that is plaid. It is beautifully mixed with all of your pieces in your plate stack and your adorable ramekins. Sending more blessings your way for a very happy St. Patrick’s Day and more.
thank you Marsha…I can’t count my Blessings enough…I believe we take life so for granted, I know I did before my Pancreatic Cancer illness.
In fact, just two weeks before my diagnosis, my “former” doctor said she wished all her patients were as healthy as I was. This after I asked her repeatedly to do a Cat Scan to determine why I was having little twinges along my bra line. And to be fair, up to this point in my life, I had been very healthy…but when I expressed my concern, she said it was most likely a UTI which I was positive it was not. I will always thank a PA at Urgent Care for insisting I have a Cat Scan and Pet Scan, etc which found the tumor immediately.
I praise God for all His Blessings and I will always give God the Glory.
Kari, I agree, st. Patrick’s Day does seem to be a friendly day, everyone coming together to have fun regardless of their heritage. I am not Irish but I was born on St. Patrick’s Day and I have red hair!! I am still hoping for a grandchild with red hair, none yet!! So give yours an extra hug!! Your table is wonderful!! I especially love your tablecloth and the cute ramekins. You have a great collection of cabbage pieces that I am envious of! Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!!☘️🌈
Thanks Ann and what a treat to be born on St. Patrick’s Day! Happy early Birthday to you!!! Sometimes having a birthday or anniversary, etc near or on a holiday can be sort of a let down because one might feel overshadowed etc. …but with yours, it is a day of celebration with friends and family. And it doesn’t matter if one is truly Irish or not…it is their spirit that counts…as I said…everyone is friendly and Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. I know your day will be extra special and yes, we need to hug our little ‘gingers’ just a little bit tighter. Thanks for stopping by.
Kari, what a pretty table with all the different shades of green. You have some beautiful pieces of cabbage ware. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Thank you Sarah (I truly love green) and thank you for stopping by. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and your family!
Sandy Marshall says
Kari, I love your Irish table setting. It’s spectacular, and it reminds me of the time I took my mother to Ireland, and we had a great time there. We made some great friends while there and one from Canada. We stayed in touch for many years, but now they’ve all passed away. Thank you for the number’s Bible verse.
Hugs and love,
Thanks for stopping by Sandy…yes, we are fortunate to have friends from years gone by. My friend Margaret from Ireland commented below and I am so thankful we have kept our friendship alive after all these years and miles. The same with you my friend. I remember the first time we met at the Boeing office at TWA/American. Have a great day and say hello to Ron from the Captain and I. Hugs
Kari, Thank you for the reminder to count our blessings instead of focusing on the negatives, which is so easy to do with all that’s going on in the world and our country. I love your “Forty Shades of Green” at your table and all your pretty tableware, textures and layers. Your shamrock ramekins are adorable and perfect for serving up potato soup or Irish stew! So happy to hop with you and join you at the table again! Wishing you a wonderful St. Paddy’s Day. ☘️☘️☘️
Thanks Mary, I am truly Blessed, especially with wonderful blogger friends such as yourself. I especially like the variety of comments, including the comment below from my friend Margaret from Ireland regarding her take on St. Patrick’s Day. We are fortunate to have the abilities to be in touch with those scattered all over the world. I am so thankful for each and every one. Have a wonderful St. Pat’s Day Mary.
Kari, thank you for reminding us how blessed we are, and within that, who the blessings come from 🙂
You have a beautiful array of pretty green dishes in this tablescape. Everything works so well together.
I have a good amount of Irish in me, and my hair is brown, with lot’s of red highlights!
Have a wonderful dinner at your pretty Irish table.
Thanks for stopping by Rachelle and for your kind comments. My Irish friend, Margaret commented on this post and she is the one still living in Ireland sporting the prettiest raven colored hair. (Scroll down if you care to read her comment regarding St. Patrick’s Day.). She cracks me up.
Margaret Holland says
I love that you guys all celebrate your Irishness. Here I am born and bred and still living in Ireland and I guarantee that nobody here will be setting their table like Kari….We will be having a hooley in the kitchen though. My friends have a sign in their kitchen that says ‘this kitchen is for dancing’ and they do dance and play music there all the time. Happy Saint Patrick’s day to you and Tom dear Kari and to all you blog hoppers too.
Thank you Mags for stopping by…you know I was talking about you in my post today…you are the true Irish born and still living in Ireland person of all our group. You are the real deal my sweet friend. Enjoy your hooley in the kitchen…wish I was there to celebrate with you and Philip. I love to dance, not the proper way I am sure….when one says dance like no one is looking? when I dance, I count on no one looking as I am so bad at it. LOLHugs always and we will talk soon.
Karins Kottage says
I love your post. Friendship is so important. I think you should let your hair be it’s natural red color! I too am mostly Irish and it is so fun learn more about our heritage and all that our ancestors went through to allow us to live here in America. Your table is so festive with all the green! I am in love with your cake stand and the cabbage platter! Sooo pretty! That tea pot on your table is amazing! Fun napkin rings…I used to have some like that…maybe I still do haha I need to look through to see if I still have them haha. Great to blog hop with you and all the other gals!
Karin, I do love celebrating my heritage…and sharing with the others. I also like when we bring in new ideas through the talents of new bloggers to our group. Some have been ‘around’ for years and are just now getting ‘around’ to joining our group. Thanks for the tip on hair color…when I was going through chemo, not only did I lose my hair …it turned bright white when it came back in. My little gingers asked me what happened to my red hair. Thanks for stopping by.
the Painted Apron says
Hi Kari, what a sweet idea to count our blessings for St. Patrick’s Day! You have so many cute things for St. Patrick’s Day, the shamrock ramekins are just adorable! I love the cabbage coffee cups too, so cute! Your table of green makes me hear bagpipes in the background~how fun to have Irish heritage ☘️
thanks Jenna and I loved your sunflower as it hung it’s head in remembrance of Ukraine. I so appreciate your friendship and the sharing your many talents. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, your son and grandchildren.
the Painted Apron says
Aw, thanks so much Kari, I appreciate your friendship too xoxoxo
I too feel blessed — including having met you through blogging and our long distance, virtual friendship! You certainly do look like a bonnie Irish lass Kari! Love entire your table; the plaid linens, green handled flatware, plates and glasses. Admit to being green with envy over those very special, lidded shamrock ramekins! Where did you find them? And how lucky to be gifted the cabbage pieces! Reminded me that I have a cabbage oval platter and bowl from WS I can pull out for St. Patrick’s Day! Sometimes I forget what I have and where I stashed it lol! Thank you for contributing your talents to the hop my friend.
Thank you for organizing this event Debbee…I know the work involved and I too, value our friendship.
The ramekins are Temp-Tations by Tara and I have collected many of her stoneware pieces including the heart shaped ramekins and Easter egg ramekins. I hear ya on finding things in your stash…sometimes I find a piece and it is as if I received it the very first time.It is like Christmas all over again.
BTW, my dear Irish friend, Margaret from Dublin, Ireland commented above…she talked of a “hooley in the kitchen”…I think you will get a kick out of her comments.
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and wonderful trip to Ireland.
Linda Primmer says
Hello Kari, your table is lovely. Don’t you love those cute little shamrock ramekins. I have them as well Love the cabbage centerpiece and cake stand. The linens are lovely, it is always great to use them year after year. I am part Irish and I do have a great grandson with red hair. I am so happy your health is good. Many blessings to you and your family. Always a pleasure to join you.
Oh Linda, I am so fortunate that my health is getting better each day and my little red headed grand daughters are a delight as I know yours are too. Thank you my friend for your wonderful sentiments and I wish many Blessings to you and yours also.
Bonnie Morgan says
Yes, Kari, we are all so blessed. I like your list of blessings.
Your St. Patrick’s Day table has so many cute pieces. All the cabbage wear is perfect with your plaid tablecloth and shamrock pieces!
Your table is wearing the green very well.
Beautiful scripture from Numbers.
Thank you Bonnie, I love almost anything green…the Captain is always complimenting me on my green eyes and telling me I should wear more green.LOL Thanks for stopping by. Happy St. Patrick’s Day my friend.
I have some of the Shamrock Temp-tations table top items as well. Make Irish soda bread in them.
Maureen, I also have the hearts and the egg ramekins too…I am a pushover when it comes to Temp-tations. I have so many pieces that I am sure I keep tara in business. LOL Thanks for stopping by my friend.
Marie - Interior Frugalista says
Oh my goodness, I adore the elements in your St. Patrick’s Day tablescape. I’m swooning over the cabbage centerpiece, adorable gourd teapot, and the cabbage cup and saucers! Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️
I really like decorating for this day…thank you for your kind comments Marie, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too.
Oh, my gosh! That cabbage centerpiece is gorgeous! The entire table is beautiful, but that centerpiece. I need that centerpiece. Lol!
Thanks Maria…I just love that cabbage lidded bowl….and I love serving a cabbage casserole out of it even more. thanks for stopping by.
Everyday Living says
Good morning, Kari. Counting our blessings is a great way to start our day and to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! I love your beautifully set table with all of its delightful elements, especially the cabbage wear. The plate stack is perfect with the tablecloth. I am a wee bit Irish and one of our little granddaughters has beautiful red hair. Thanks for sharing the verse in Numbers, one of my favorites. ☘️💚☘️
“Praise God from whom all Blessings flow”……I am so thankful for Him and His mercy and grace. I have noticed your sweet little with the red hair. Aren’t they adorable when they are gingers? I love to cuddle them as do you. Have a good and Blessed day my friend.