Monday, March 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Table for One

When you think of St. Patrick's Day, traditionally, you think of shamrocks, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, Beer, and mustard. We Tablescapers think of Irish linen, Waterford crystal, and Beleek - to name a few things. Pat came up with a tablescape to capture both ways of thinking:
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "King James" by Oneida

Pat used this unusual shamrock-shaped green plate as a salad plate

The dinner plate is "Racine" by Hutschenreuther

The vintage Irish Linen napkin really was ironed (although it doesn't look like it....)

Not quite ecru - and not white - the placemat sits on a dark green tablecloth

Heavy and gorgeous - glassware is "Omega" Marquis by Waterford

Waterford Salt/Pepper shakers are a gift from Pat's husband for Mother's Day a few years ago

Even mustard looks rich in a crystal bowl.......ready for the corned beef and cabbage. In my case, ready for the cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.....

Pat received this beautiful Waterford vase as an engagement gift from her future Mother-in-law nearly 45 years ago

The candle holders are inexpensive crystal by Shannon

One last look
Where it came from:
Green Tablecloth - from Gottschalk's (a local Department store) years ago
Ecru Irish Linen Placemat - from Lentz Department Store in Ferndale, CA (they feature gorgeous Irish linen products in addition to clothes, etc.)
Green Charger - a gift to Pat from her Sister-in-Law
White Dinnerware - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther from eBay and
Green Shamrock Salad Plate - from Linda's Hallmark Store in Fortuna, CA years ago
Flatware - "King James" by Oneida (our Mother's)
White Linen Napkin - vintage (from our collection)
Crystal Glassware - "Omega" Marquis by Waterford
Waterford Salt/Pepper Shakers - Mother's Day gift to Pat from her husband
Waterford Flower Vase - Engagement gift to Pat from her future Mother-in-Law
Candle Holders - by Shannon Crystal from Ross
Green Candle Tapers - from Pier 1 last Christmas

We will be joining:
Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl this Wednesday:
Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:


  1. This is so elegant! Love the green charger and the shamrock plate. They add the pop of color to all the gorgeous glassware!

  2. You have some beautiful pieces! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

  3. Wow! If I sat at this place setting, I don't think I want to get up! Beautiful. Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen. xo

  4. What a glorious collection of Waterford...and you're so right...even mustard looks regal in crystal. I love the salt and pepper set! I've decided that if linen makes it to the table without any wrinkles, no one believes that it's really linen. Thanks for inviting us for a peek and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Cherry Kay

  5. Striking green shamrock plate. Love all the waterford crystal. I was reminded I have a Waterford vase that I had forgotten about. Linens are lovely.

  6. Beautiful pieces and wonderful display!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

  7. I LOVE your Waterford pieces and the beautiful lace placemat. That shamrock dish is lovely. A very special table, ladies. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  8. Beautiful details as always. Loving that pretty green shamrock plate. How unusual!
    Happy St. Pat's Day!

  9. Love all of your elegant. Those shamrock plates are great.

  10. I adore your table for one! WOW...the Crystal just gave it a pop to me! Very elegant! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. So pretty with the emerald green, sparkling crystal and lace.

  12. sorry I haven;t been commenting for a long due a long illness..I love your salt shakers placemat and shamrock dish. Very nice tablescape

  13. What a wonderful collection of pieces. The shamrock plate is terrific, something I would quickly have grabbed had I seen it.