Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Are you someone who loves fun, colorful St. Patrick’s Day table decorations? Or do you (like Mr. G.Q) hope I forget that St. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner on March 17?
I LOVE a chance to set a pretty early spring (alright, late winter) green and white tablescape! I found some FABULOUS table runners that I really can’t wait to show you! They are the star of this St. Patrick’s Day tablescape! And so easy to use! Just pull them out of the box and pop them right on the table with no ironing needed! Yay!
I’m fifty percent Irish and I happen to love making corned beef, cabbage, and Irish soda bread! I enjoy all the traditions and they make me remember my childhood. My dad was a union sheet metal worker. He ran for office several times in his union, so he would trot out my five brothers, my mom, and me on a regular basis to attend the St. Patrick’s Day parade! You know the one! Where they dye the Chicago River green for a day! It was very fun marching in the parade, but boy was it ever cold! I loved wearing a green bow in my hair and a green sweater!
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St. Patrick’s Day Table Decorations
Okay, let’s get down to the actual St. Patrick’s Day table decorations. Below is a collage I put together of all the items needed for this pretty tablescape. Just click on the caption below the collage to see all the fun items.
Step One for the St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape
First I placed these darling shamrock table runners. I have a really BIG dining room table so I used three runners across. Two would work for most tables. They really came out of the packaging this smooth and are NOT in need of ironing!
Step Two for the St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape
To keep the theme going for the St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape, I layered very inexpensive gold mesh placemats on top of the runners. Leprechauns and pots of gold are all part of Irish folklore so I thought these gold placemats would be cute. Then I added white cotton napkins, gold flatware (totally dishwasher safe), simple white ceramic dinner plates, and a gold-edged salad or dessert plate. Check out the oh-so-sweet mini salt and pepper shakers (a housewarming present from my good friend, Linda).
Step 3 of the St. Patrick’s Day Table Decorations
Here’s where I added some playful “kiss me I’m Irish” necklaces and sparkly shamrocks to each place setting to keep the St. Patrick’s Day table decorations going.
Here’s a view from across the table so you can see several place settings.
Step Four of the St. Patrick’s Day Table Decorations
Next, I wanted to put together some type of centerpieces. I took two more of the gold-rimmed dessert plates and put them on either side of the table. I also scattered lots of small sparkly shamrocks on the table between the runners. And the Rochere water glasses have bees embossed on them!
On the two plates, I added a pot of silk ivy to each plate for a sense of lushness. I put out brass (more of the gold look) candlesticks. These candlesticks are such a great value. I put battery-operated white tapers in them and they looked so realistic, my girlfriend kept trying to blow them out!
Step Five: The St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece
For the actual St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece, I used this green leprechaun hat (I substituted a green pot of gold on the links as my hat is old) which is all decorated in green garland. It’s playful and big enough to accommodate a vase of flowers. I decided to skip that because it’s already tall and I didn’t want to obscure any guest’s view across the table.
Here’s a view of the table before lighting the candles.
Here’s the finished product with the prettily lit candles. It’s such a festive yet elegant grouping of St. Patrick’s Day Table Decorations, don’t you think?
Conclusion to the St. Patrick’s Day Table Decorations
Have I gotten you interested in having a St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Maybe a wreath or a sign for the front door? Or maybe I have just helped you enjoy a few minutes of your day remembering how you like to celebrate this fun Irish holiday!
PS Here are a few more posts for you to enjoy:
Delicious, Easy and Quick Irish Soda Bread
Delicious Easter Sugar Cookies!
Bunny Decor for Easter – Spring Has Sprung!
Ina Garten’s Lemon Yogurt Cake
Always in the spirit of things, Julie! I can attest to your Soda Bread being fantastic. I don’t know why I don’t make it more than once a year. Simple and delicious.
Good idea Joanie!