Monday, March 14, 2011

St. Pat's Day Celebration! Giveaway!

I'm am joining Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen for her
annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.
 Make sure you visit her and come to the party!

     It is a bit of a stretch for me to come up with St. Patrick's Day things. It isn't a holiday that we really celebrate at our house. It was made even more difficult because our house is a mess right now as you may have read in the previous post. So, when in doubt for what to do...I set a table! It is so dark and gloomy in my part of the world today that I apologize for the photos. They looked much too bright with the flash.

     The square green charger plates I've had a long time. They came from Walmart. They are topped with new white plates marked "Certified International" that I found for $3 each at TJ Maxx on Saturday. The small salad plates with the strawberry pattern were a flea market purchase and are marked Churchill England. Gold flatware for a little luck and vintage wine glasses finish the place setting.

My Belleek creamer, sugar bowl and
vase belonged to my husband's aunt.

A small Annalee kitten celebrates the day.

     The tablecloth and napkins belonged to my mother. They are handmade and had never been used. I have no idea where she got them, but I love the floral design.

Don't Forget To Sign Up For My Giveaway

I am also joining Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays and
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.

Please visit our hostesses and thank
them for putting on such great parties!


Pondside said...

What a lot of lovely Irish treasures - you'll be all set for Thursday.

Alycia Nichols said...

Even though you don't usually celebrate St. Patrick's Day at your house, you did a very good job at capturing the essence of the celebration! I'll bet you had fun putting the table together, too! I think it is very sweet that you brought out your Mother's linens to make the table extra special. I hope the gloomies leave your area soon. We got about 3" of SNOW last night into today. What the heck?!??!! Most of it has melted on the hard surfaces now, and with temps expected in the 60s with sunshine tomorrow (hooray!), the rest should be nothing but a memory soon. Now go get some green on and rock out hard on Thursday!!! :-)

bj said...

Your table is very pretty,Suz.
I love that beautiful tablecloth.
xoxo bj

Lynn said...

Pretty table Sue! Lovin' the tablecloth and those strawberry plates:@)

Sue said...

You have just the right touches of green to celebrate St. Paddy's Day, Sue! That tablecloth is gorgeous- how wonderful to have something so special. Use it often and show it off! Those strawberry plates are sweet and of course, I love Belleek.
:-) Sue

Unknown said...

Sue...what a sweet table! Those new plates from TJM are gorgeous -- I need to go check our TJM :)


Maggie said...

A delightful table set for dinner a deux with a pretty cloth and a tasteful hint of green.
The strawberry design plates are lovely.

Christie said...

Your table setting is so your kitty in her green dress :)
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
Big hugs,

Betty said...

Your table looks so lovely. Happy St. Paddys Day.

Donnie said...

What wonderful memories are displayed on your table. I loved it.

Slice of Pie Cookbooks and Entertaining said...

Your tablecloth and Beleek are very special ... Thanks for sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty. You did a great job for it to have been a "bit of a stretch". :D

dee dee said...

Sue, in spite of your litchen being pulled apart, you came up with a simply lovely tablescape! I am missing getting to play with my dishes...ahhhh one day! Till then I'll keep enjoying yours!
Dee Dee

Gypsy Heart said...

So pretty! I think your mom must have been like mine..."saving" those special items and not using them. :-) I use everything...all the time!


Karen said...

Lovely setting!

jules said...

You did an awesome job. The pieces all look so good together.

Foley said...

Pretty table - love your Belleek -and your Annalee kitty would go great with my Annalee mouse!!

Marigene said...

Lovely Irish table...beautiful linens.


I love your tablecloth, beautiful Belleek China, the real Irish way all the way. Everything looks so good together! Hope you come and visit me too at Kathleen's, in the meantime, have a wonderful St. Patty's Day.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sue, Such a pretty table and I adore your Belleek pieces. Happy St Paddys Day!

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much for putting together that pretty table even though you don't celebrate! I am so glad you joined the blog party, I appreciate it!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

For someone who doesn't celebrate St. Patrick's day -- you've certainly set a fine table! Love your pretty dishes.

Unknown said...

hI sUe- Love your St. Patty's table its so darling! I sure hope you have a great St. Patty's too. I adore your blue and yellow lemon table as well. Plus that lemon cake yum! I want some now. HE! P.S. your comment made me chuckle. Take care. winks-jen