Saturday, March 8, 2014


Even though we are not Irish (well maybe we are a little, we have not done the DNA testing) I love to celebrate St. Paddy's Day.
  The table is set for two. I was going to just get a little bouquet of white tulips (I love tulips) but was in Marshall's and they had these beautiful white flowers, very large as we are seeing everywhere these days, I could not resist and thought they could be used for many things.  I pulled just one - not sure what they are supposed to be but my best guess would be Casablanca Lilly, to make a festive arrangement.
 I just used the Lilly, some preserved cedar (it is so leafy and looks very elegant) pipe cleaners and some of the foam shamrocks from the $store.
 Very simple in a little lead crystal vase.  I used the pipe cleaners to attach the shamrocks together (so they look finished) with a little hot glue and added the green & white polka dot bow.
 I took the Valentine items out of these two cute lanterns and added a fresh candle, sat them in some green beads (found a big bag of them on clearance for .89 cents) added a couple of strips of wire shamrock garland around the top, added a little boxwood and then the festive ribbon.

Very simple, very fast and ready for a New England boiled dinner for St. Paddy's Day.  Will publish the menu for the dinner along with recipes on a future post.


Stainless, Mikasa Sinclair pattern
Water & Wine goblets, Villeroy & Boch Bernadotte pattern
Coffee & square plate, In Living Color
Cocktail & white linen napkins, Williams-Sonoma
Shamrock dessert plate, Big Lots
Salad Plate, IKEA
Shamrock plate in the middle, Kate Williams for Global Design
Table cloth, TJ Maxx
Lanterns, Tai Pan Trading
Casablanca Lilly, Marshall's
Foam Shamrocks, Dollar General
Green pipe cleaners, Hobby Lobby
Green polka dot grosgrain, Hobby Lobby
Green wire shamrock garland, Michael's
Narrow grosgrain shamrock ribbon, Hobby Lobby
White candles, Hobby Lobby
 Lead crystal vase, Tuesday Morning
White runner, specialty store
 Preserved cedar link
Green beads for candles, Craft Warehouse 
Small cotton runner with crochet edge, from my linen closet

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Your St.Patrick's day dinner is beautiful. You won't have to worry about the cops coming in the PADDY WAGON
    for you.

  2. Thank you so much for your lovely comment anonymous, very much appreciated. Aloha🌸🌴🌸🌴

  3. Thank you Andrew, nice comments are always appreciated.