St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting and Decorations + CAKE
You all, in two weeks it is going to be spring. How did that happen? I feel like I was just putting away my St. Patrick’s Day Table and Decorations! I blinked my eyes and K was asking me to put away the Valentine’s Day decor and bust out the St. Patrick’s Day bin. Heck, I’m not Irish, but green is my favorite color so I’m all about St. Paddy’s Day. Plus I love Ireland! It’s beautiful there and the people are SO wonderful. I don’t really have a rhyme or reason to my methods. I collect a hodgepodge of things over time and put them together until I like it. This year, I added one of my favorite things in the world to my decor; a cake (of course). Because a table isn’t complete without cake, I say! 😉
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St. Patrick’s Day Table and Decorations – Our Table
I cannot take much credit for the table. K did most of it herself. She LOVES decorating and it makes me happy that she likes to get involved with the house.
For my place settings, I use place-mats in lieu of a table runner. These are cute alternatives (I love anything beaded). My white Bormioli Rocco Parma Charger Plates get a lot of use since they’re so versatile and I like the pop they give to these cute little shamrock dessert plates. (These are WOW.) I usually tie it all up with a napkin fold, but these shamrock napkin ring holders were too cute to pass up. The Irish coffee mugs I found last year from a vintage shop. I use these to serve up homemade hot chocolate creations topped with whipped cream for K whenever she has friends spend the night. They get a kick out of it. Amazon has similar ones here and here.
I usually go bigger with the flowers, but this time around I wanted to let my Indiana Colony Glass Vase* do most of the talking. My mom gave it to me and I love seeing it out on the table. I grabbed two sprays of florals from the craft store and let them do their own thing. These are fun, too.
The icing on the cake, is well…a cake! Totally inspired by blogger Bella Bucchiotti’s feature on Wear +Where+ Well, I made this Lucky Charms cake switching the colors up a bit. Hers is much prettier than mine LOL, but I will tell you that is one good recipe. It tastes really good 🙂 . I liked the touch of a distressed cake stand. I’m really digging this one, too. A side note: I use USA Pan Bakeware whenever I bake anything. They are the best. No greasing necessary. Aaaand of course, I serve my cake with tea.
St. Patrick’s Day Table and Decorations – The Mantel
Most of you know I switch up my mantel every month. For St. Patrick’s Day I keep it pretty simple: a couple of little wood signs, another lucky leprechaun and some garland. I’m a sucker for my garland. Oh – and yes, he’s blue, but the bluebird of happiness is always somewhere on the mantel. We got ours from Terra Studios and watched the guy making them. It was pretty cool.
St. Patrick’s Day Table and Decorations – The Front Doors
Confession: I was pretty lazy with the front of the house. I stuck a couple of wood signs on our front doors and called it a day. Festive enough, right?
Decorations done, cake and tea at the ready, I’m reminiscing of times enjoying”craic” in Ireland and looking forward to getting back. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! How are you celebrating?
*this isn’t the same exact vase, but it’s similar