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St. Patrick's Day Tablescape in the Dining Room

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy Thursday!  St. Patrick's Day is Monday, and I can't wait.  I decorated three rooms in the house, including the dining room.  I'm using the cabbage leaf plates because cabbages are thrown from the floats during the St. Patrick's Day parade in New Orleans.

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I recycled the candles and holders I used during Mardi Gras.  I bought them at the after Christmas sale from Pier 1.  

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I wanted to buy some Bells of Ireland at the flower market, but I bought some white roses that were on sale.  They were out of Bells of Ireland, but I hope to get some over the weekend.

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The napkins are new.  I bought them 50% off at Sur la Table.  They are in last year's Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald.

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The vegetable pitcher is vintage Laura Ashley.

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The runner is new.  I found it on sale at Home Goods.


Table runner:  Home Goods
Emerald vase:  The Fresh Market
Willow chargers, candle, candle holder, votives,  and napkin rings:  Pier 1
Cabbage plates, bistro wine glasses:  Williams-Sonoma
Flatware:  Horchow
Irish Angel:  Guardian Angel Collection (gift)
White Russell Wright Iroquois plates:  Vintage
Vegetable pitcher:  Vintage Laura Ashley

Until next time…

Irish blessings!
Ricki Jill


  1. How beautiful and perfect everything is for this holiday. I went back to look again at your sweet angel. I love little added touches like this and mixing vintage with new! Wonderful decorating! Sweet hugs!

  2. Have a wonderful St. Patty's Day! Your tablescape looks beautiful ... If only I lived closer I'd invite myself over ...... sending hugs, Katie

  3. This is so lovely, RJ! What a pretty table for St. Patty's Day! Happy green to ya!
    Be a sweetie,Shelia;)

  4. Very pretty table! I especially love the Laura Ashley pitcher (oh how I miss her) and the cabbage plates.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. I absolutely Adore this with a capital A. You know I love the seasons and the holidays and this totally speaks to my Irish heart. A+ my friend! :)

  6. I just realized that I can set a green table on Monday night. Our St. Patrick's Day party is on Saturday.

    I am off to the store to buy supplies to make strawberry pie for Pi Day. My son and his girlfriend said they need to celebrate it tonight. I said it is only 3.13, but he pointed out that Pi Day can be any day thing month since it is 3.14 all month.

  7. How pretty! I much prefer your table cabbage plates to being pelted by cabbages in New Orleans (ouch!). ;)

  8. Such a pretty table! I especially love your vintage LA pitcher.

    Now tell me: where is that flower market???

  9. Very festive and pretty, RJ! I love the pitcher.

  10. RJ,
    Such a pretty table...I'm ready for some corned beef and cabbage. (I can't believe we're half way through March already!)
    Have a fun St. Patrick's Day.

  11. A nice table display.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  12. Love your table- especially that runner- what a great find! The roses are beautiful- I hope you can find the Bells of Ireland- those are the neatest flower! I like the napkins (I got them in a yellow gold color). Have a great St. Patrick's Day!

  13. I love it Ricki Jil! Cabbage is so appropriate for an Irish Holiday. I love the runner. I hope you are able to find the Bells of Ireland. Are your napkin rings small Tera Cotta pots? Happy Thursday to you too my sweet friend.

  14. I am waiting to see what edible treats land there!

  15. Just gorgeous! Are you serving corned beef & cabbage on Monday? I only fix it once a year, and Monday is the day!

  16. Fun and festive, Ricki Jill. Love to use my cabbage leaf plates for this holiday, but went with tartan this year because I received some green tartan as a gift. I stopped by TJ Maxx this afternoon and brought home a fabulous cabbage tureen. I think it might be my Easter centerpiece if I find a pretty hydrangea plant to put in it. ;-)
    Happy St. Pat's Day!

  17. Che belle !!! I love your style !!!!!!
    The white roses are gorgeous.

  18. Hi Ricki! It's been a while since I visited your blog. Life and my schedule has been crazy lately. Hence, my blog hopping adventures took a step back.

    I like the mats under each plates. Is it made of wood? In my country, we use same materials for a real dinner plate. What we usually do here, we buy cut rite or paper plates to serve as lining for the nice wooden dinner plates.

    Wishing you a great weekend Ricki!

  19. Beautiful St. Patrick's Day table! I love the cabbage leaf plates!


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