Thursday, March 21, 2013

St. Pat's - Part 2

Two St. Patrick's Day parties this year, and we are not even Irish!  Well, not much anyway . . . It was a lot of fun, but with two meals to cook, one in the middle of the week (after work!) there was no time (or energy) to plan two distinct tablescapes.  Besides all that, I'm a lingerer, and I wasn't done playing with this tablescape.  So I laundered the napkins, and it was déjà vu all over again . . .


I did make a couple of changes from the earlier tablescape, click here to see the first one.  I used my every day dishes, Tradition dinner plates by Apilco, instead of the Mikasa dinner plates. 


When I first saw these salad bowls at Crate and Barrel, I looked at the bottom and they were marked "Cavolo."  I was so excited!  I was thinking Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Leonardo . . .  All great Italian artists whose names ended in "o" . . . Was I holding a future masterpiece in my hands . . . ?  I googled the name the minute I got home . . . Alas . . . cavolo is Italian for cabbage!


And, instead of the Tava chargers from the previous post, I used these woven brown placemats from Bed Bath and Beyond.  It added a lighter feel to the setting to counter the color-saturation of the napkin . . .


Shamrock plants made an easy centerpiece, their lovely green color brightening the table; and afterwards, guests took them home as party favors . . .


A thorough watering really perked them up overnight . . .


We served Irish coffee after dinner . . .  A little advance prep kept this hostess out of the kitchen and enjoying the company of her guests . . .


And a cute little pillow that I couldn't resist . . .


St. Patrick's Day is officially over at our house!


Now I can start thinking about Easter . . . yikes!

Here are the details:

Tablecloth - White, linen, Williams-Sonoma
Placemats - Bed Bath and Beyond
Dinner plates - Tradition by Apilco for Williams-Sonoma
Cabbage "Cavolo" Salad Bowls - Crate and Barrel
Napkins - Raymond Waites at HomeGoods
Napkin Rings - Bed Bath and Beyond
Goblets - The Dollar Tree
Candlesticks and candles - The Dollar Tree
Glass coffee mugs - Bed Bath and Beyond
Silver charger - Pottery Barn
Flatware - Costco
Shamrocks - Dominick's (our local grocery store)
Pillow - Joann's

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish!  I encourage you to stop by to enjoy the creativity of these amazing tablescapers!

10 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your table is beautiful and I love those cabbage bowls, I have the plates and salad plates that match those, have never seen bowls though...so cool...The napkins are so beautiful, love all your st. pattys day things, especially that pretty pretty pillow...

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Hi Maria, it's me again, I forgot to tell you that I am your newest follower and I will be back again to see your sweet sweet blog...

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hola, Maria! So glad you stopped by so I could stop by :). I'm dashing through posts tonight, and in fact you'll notice my post is dated I think March 9....since then we've even had a quick trip to California (from Ohio), so I haven't been attending many parties. But I'm so glad I stopped by, because your table, as always, is lovely. I love your cabbage-leaf bowls. I don't have much green, but cabbage leaf plates are on my must-have list :). Your guests must've loved what you did for them. ~Zuni

PS - we've had snow and high winds today...no sign of spring around here...

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Maria! You poor dear! I can't imagine having to put together TWO festive tables in such a short span of time PLUS having to put in your time at work every day! You are a super woman!!!!! The table is beautiful, and if it worked once...it can certainly work again with a little creative tweaking! It was a great idea to have shamrocks as giveaway favors for your guests! I'll bet they got a real kick out of that!!! The lighter, more airy placemats really make a difference, too. I'm anxious to see what you have rarin' to go for Easter! So glad you shared this 2nd version of your beautiful table with us! Have a great weekend!

AshTreeCottage said...

So nice to meet you Maria! You have set a very pretty table and I am your newest follower.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Entertaining Women said...

I do the same thing all the time. The design is lovely, and that particular napkin lifts the whole tablescape to a new level. Everything is beautiful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...the cabbage bowls are my favorites. And those napkins...I ♥♥♥ them!

Barb said...

Very pretty! I don't know how you had the energy to do that after work but I am sure your guests enjoyed it and felt special.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful table for not making up your mind rather quickly, Maria. I love the cabbage bowls, they're perfect for St. Pat's. I love your beautiful table and dining room! Your guests must be always so happy to be at your beautiful tables with such great hostess as yourself. Enjoy your weekend. I love it when you visit me.
Abrazos,
FABBY

Kathleen said...

That is so funny, 2 tables and you are not Irish!
I love those bowls and the napkins are so pretty!