St. Patrick's Day Crawl & Tablescape Thursday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Editing to add to Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.

Posting to Kathleen's 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Crawl. Check out all the posts and join in on the St. Paddy's Fun.

We had our St Paddy's Dinner on Saturday. We invited 2 families to join us in the fun.

Irish music playing to set the mood!

The candle holder is from TJMaxx a couple years ago and the vase green bud vase was my Grandmother-in-law's.

Wonderful Irish cheeses made up a cheeseboard with homemade whole wheat crackers on the side.

Festive table set with a green plaid tablecloth I picked up at TJMaxx a few years back on clearance. They only had 4 napkins so I bought a second tablecloth and made some more. Now I have a cloth, 15 napkins and a table runner, all made for about $10.00.

My everday white dishes and flatware

and water goblets from Dollar Tree.

The lovely white bowl with the shamrocks was a gift from a friend.

Some of my vintage pickle dishes...I love these shamrock ones!

Beautiful fresh white tulips in an old green florists vase from the thrift store.

On the menu:
Corned Beef
Sauted Cabbage w/Bacon
Roasted Carrots
Mashed Turnips
Irish Soda Bread w/Irish Butter
Old Fashioned Bread Pudding w/Vanilla Sauce


  1. Kathleen said...:

    Oh that looks wonderful, and the menu sounds delicious! I love the cloth and napkins, what a great deal.
    Thank you so much for joining in the party dear Gail! I was honored to have you!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  1. Everything is just lovely! I have to say, that as one of Scottish blood (waaaaaaay back in the family tree) that it gives me a giggle that St. Patrick was a SCOT! '-)

    By the picked a great PlayList!

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  1. Mimi said...:

    Great menu! Love your Irish green table.

  1. Love your tablesetting...the napkins and tablecloth are that you made the napkins! I also love your little glass shamrock plates. Sounds like you had a good time! Joni

  1. Cindy said...:

    That looks just lovely! I really don't have St.Patrick's Day decor, but your's inspires me. Looks like a lot of fun and I think my kiddos would enjoy it.

  1. Kate said...:

    Wonderful menu! Could you set an extra place? Lovely table...

  1. Faith and begorrah! That is a lovely wee Irish table! I'm one sixteenth Irish - can I be invited next year?

    My wee bit Irish heart is also impressed with turning a tablecloth into napkins, runners, etc. Very clever!

  1. farmlady said...:

    What a beautiful table without spending much money. That's amazing!
    Luck o' the Irish to you and yours.

  1. How fun! We never celebrated St. Patrick's day growing up, but I think I might just have to get into the spirit next year.

  1. Foley said...:

    Menu sounds delicious - need to try the Colcannon! Great table - love the linens!

  1. Oh My goodness~everything looks wonderful.
    I love pickled beets~!
    I hope you have a wonderful day!

  1. katie said...:

    I love this post. Being part Irish and wishing someday to visit, this really caught my eye.
    I love the tablecloth and napkins and shamrock dishes. What a lovely table.

  1. cindy said...:

    With the last name of McGough you'd think we celebrate St. Pat's Day.

    Maybe I will suprise my husband with an Irish meal tomorrow.
    Thanks for the idea

  1. Sue said...:

    Hi Gail, I am happy you stopped by- it gave me a chance for a little visit to Faithfulness Farm. I really like your shamrock shaped pickle dishes and the shamrock embellished bowl. Definitely an Irish meal, that's for sure! I need to bake my soda bread tonight.
    ~ Sue

  1. Lynnie said...:

    I love creating settings like this to have something to hang memories on! Lovely and it looks like you all were set for a fantastic evening!

  1. Rettabug said...:

    I love those little shamrock shaped pickle dishes! Too cute!
    We are on the same track too, as I have some of those same cheeses ready for tomorrow's appetizer tray. :-)

    Happy St. Pat's Day!

  1. Joyce said...:

    Thanks for visiting my blog today and I have to say those are the cutest vintage shamrock dishes. I was just at Disney this past weekend and your would not believe the amount of Irish dolls and shirts and hats they had with Mickey on them for St. Pat's day. I hear they light up the castle green that night too. Well, if they make it they will sell it for whatever holiday and that is the truth.

  1. Mrs. P- I love Dublinder Cheese. Yummy. I know my invitation was lost in the mail, I just love your menu! I am not sure what colcannon is but I bet I'd love that too. Yummy, again.
    Have a blessed day, my friend!

  1. Everything looks wonderful. This is my second post reading about colcannon. As a person who loves food and everything related...I can't believe I've never heard of it. I did look up the recipe and it looks great!

  1. JanMary said...:

    Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland :)

    Your table setting looks lovely, and the menu too.

    You know I have never had corned beef?!!!

    I recognize the KerriGold cheese though!

  1. ellen b. said...:

    Love the table setting you put together. Perfect for a St. Patrick's day meal. The cheese looks great.

  1. Charli and me said...:

    What fun you must have had! Everything looks wonderful. Happy Saint Paddy's Day ♥

  1. Michelle said...:

    Mmmm I think I should have come to eat at your house. That all looks so good - and such a beautiful tablescape, too!

    I didn't buy the Irish cheese, but I wish I had now that I think about it. Yum! Glad to see you butter your soda bread, too. I felt like I was the only one :)

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  1. Willow said...:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and what a wonderful party. Your table looks lovely and what fun you had sharing a dinner with friends.


  1. Kammy said...:

    I love this post ! I adore your table linen, I have never seen in green !
    Happy St Patty's Day - are you wearing green??

  1. This is such a great post. I love your little vignette and I LOVE Kerrygold cheeses. Your table is perfect for St. Paddy's Day as well as that delicious menu. Love your table linens, too! :-)


  1. Lovely table. And I loved your vignette. Thanks for sharing your St Paddy Day goodies. And Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

  1. Hi Gail!

    I like your menu and your pretty table setting.

    ♣ Happy St. Patrcik's Day! ♣

  1. MyJourneyBack said...:

    One of my favorite meals! What time is dinner? I love the table setting so pretty and festive.
    Isn't dollar tree amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Happy Day,

  1. What a wonderful stop on the St.Patricks day blog crawl! Love your tablescape especially the little glass shamrock dishes. In trying to "spy" your background decore makes me want to see more...I think we have very similar taste! Thanks for stopping over and leaving your sweet comment.

  1. Julie said...:

    Love your Table...So Pretty

  1. Those pickles look pretty good!! Love your table and the napkins especially. How nice to have so many!

  1. Ann said...:

    Wow, what a great St. Patrick's Day table setting. I love it!

  1. Lady Farmer said...:

    What a beautiful table to go with such a fantastic meal!
    Top o' the mornin' to ya! :~}

  1. Sherry said...:

    Oh, Irish cheese that looks yummy!
    I was watching the Bobby Flay special, "A Taste of Ireland", and he said they have a big cheese industry. Never would have thought of it.
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.

  1. Bella said...:

    Hi, Your vintage shamrock pickle dishes are great! I love your plaid tablecloth and napkins too, perfect for Saint Patricks Day! Bella

  1. Hi Gail, I love it!!! All those wonderful checks just make my heart sing. Charming!


  1. Joanne said...:

    That menu sounds awesome! I'm coming to your place next St. Paddy's day! Love the green tablecloths as well, such a nice pattern.

  1. I always love to play music that goes with the theme of my dinner, it just sets the mood. Your table was perfect. Great idea to make napkins out of tablecloth. The green vase is special when it belonged to a family member. I loved your window and print hanging on your wall,too. Lucky guests that got to dine with you at your lovely table.

  1. What a wonderfully festive table -- aren't those goblets from the dollar store wonderful? I've seen them on several blogs and they look great everywhere! I'm going to have to try some of those lovely Irish cheeses -- bet they're wonderful as well. Thanks for your sweet visit!

  1. Beth said...:

    Gail, I LOVE your St. Patrick's Day post! The menu sounds excellent, and the table is gorgeous. I love the linens! Great job! Thanks for stopping by for tea today.
    Blessings, Beth

  1. Cheyenne said...:

    I am LOVING your table settings.

    This one makes my heart sing! St. Patrick's Day & Robbie Burns Day are special days in my family...

    Thanks for sharing your creativity. What fun!

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