It’s that time of year again when green is in the air – and on the tables! My St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape for 2017 was so much fun to prepare! In the beginning, I had no plan. However, an old and dirty glass basket I happened to stumble upon while treasure hunting changed everything. Once cleaned, it was incredibly beautiful. I suddenly knew – then and there – what was going to be my table centerpiece for St. Patrick’s Day! From that point on, everything else just seemed to come together seamlessly.
The Irish coins are simple enough to find locally or online, along with a variety of St. Patrick’s Day Hats. Amazon also sells a party variety pack, that includes a bow tie like the one pictured on my Swung Vase. Whatever you do buy to decorate your table for St. Patrick’s Day, after the dinner is over … take your supplies and save them in plastic bags for next year’s celebration. I do this every year, and some of my items have been on the table for years. Every year; however, I will usually buy one or two new items – just to keep everything looking fresh.
If you would like to learn more about the Fostoria American pattern, please check out the FostoriaAmerican2056.com website. The 10 oz. Goblets are a favorite of mine, and I use this drinkware for a variety of celebrations. Wedding Bowls were mainly produced in clear crystal; however, Fostoria Glass also produced a limited supply in White Milk Glass. The tall vase is called a Swung Vase, and you can learn more about these statuesque beauties here.
If you find that you still need a little more tablescape inspiration, please take a peek at this St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape I did a couple of years ago – in which I used a variety of old dishes – and the “Petite Flora” Ironstone pattern. With the removal of any Irish or St. Patrick’s Day elements, it would also make for a beautiful Spring Tablescape.
“For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and may the luck of the Irish be with you – and yours – for 2017.