I don’t know if it’s the Irish nature of my name or what, but I do love me a little Irish.
I have a little Irish in me, both in terms of heritage and temper (and really, one look at my fair skin!?), so maybe that’s it.
Or maybe I’m just a sucker for corned beef, Irish soda bread and Bailey’s.
Whatever. St. Patrick’s Day is FUN. (One of my very first blog posts was about St. Patrick’s Day last year, I love the Irish Blessing I included then; you can read it here.)
I love that my boys asked me if I was going to be making corned beef for the big day (funny, there was no mention of cabbage).
And since we’re all in the spirit, I threw together a St. Paddy’s Day kitchen tablescape to make it really sing (Oh Danny Boy, anyone?).
Here’s what I did:
I’m loving the basic setup of my everyday table I’ve had since Christmas, with the silverware caddy and salt & pepper on a plate. It’s been so easy to add in a few seasonal items for the small holidays like Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day.
Placemats and napkins from Pier One; chargers from Meier; silverware from Ballard Designs; silverware caddy (originally from Southern Living Home, similar item now available at Bed, Bath and Beyond); shamrock plant from Trader Joe’s; custom-made runner and center riser; chocolate gold coins from World Market; glass hanging votive holder (aka pot o’ gold) from Nell Hill’s; rosewood clover tray from Goodwill.
Sending a little luck of the Irish your way!