St. Patricks Day Tablescape~Step by Step


The weekend before St. Patricks Day is a dual celebration in the Macklem house.  Not only do we have traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner in honor of St. Patrick,  but it's also my husband's birthday.







A meal that is visually unappealing (like boiled meat) needs a little help to look as good as it tastes.  
 Good thing for pretty tablescapes, right?










This year, thanks to an after Christmas sale at Target, I was able to put together a sophisticated green tablescape inexpensively.  Green and brown crackled votive candle holders and a green tablecloth (folded in thirds to look like a runner) are Christmas decorations bought deeply discounted after the season. 








 I used fresh tulips and a bundle of pussy willow to create a large scale centerpiece in a basket (click here for a step by step tutorial).  I used multi-purpose tags from Ballard Designs as our place cards tied with a green bow to make each setting special. Our everyday white dishes and stemware keep it casual. 



{Hannah's glass is filled with sparkling grape juice}



Click Here for a step by step tutorial on my tulip and pussy willow centerpiece. 








 I'll show you how simple it was to make this large scale centerpiece.

Here is how the rest came together…




I found these cute multipurpose labels at Ballard Design a while ago.  I used green ribbon to tie them to  napkins as place card holders. 





I folded the green tablecloth from Target in thirds (the long way) to make it look like a runner.  







To give the cloth a crisp clean edge, I ironed it right on the table.  







I placed three green and brown crackled glass candle holders on either side of the centerpiece.






Even though this tablescape was created for St. Patricks Day,  I'll use it through the Spring and maybe alter it a bit for Easter.  Nothing says Spring like a bright green/brown/white color palette and an arrangement of tulips and pussy willow.


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19 comments:

  1. Always a visual treat! Please share the cabbage receipe

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    1. Thanks! I'll add the recipe to the centerpiece tutorial tomorrow:) Be sure to come by. Sarah

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  2. That looks lovely! Yes, a table like that can even make corned beef and cabbage look spectacular!

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  3. Gorgeous table and I just love that center piece!

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    1. Thanks Three Mango Seeds:) It's hard not to love tulips. :)

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  4. What "Three Mango Seeds" said!

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  5. Looking forward to the tutorial. We are having a surprise 70th Birthday party for my mom on Saturday and will be decorating with flowers and green - two of her favorite things. I plan on using a mixture of potted plants and cut flowers down the center of the table, since the plan is to have one long table of about 30 people.

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    1. Amanda, that table sounds gorgeous! Enjoy your family:)

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  6. I am noticing the color on your dining room walls. What is it, if you don't mind sharing!

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    1. Hi there, it's "crevecouer" by Martha Stewart.

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  7. It's gorgeous...simple, classic and elegant. Love it!

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  8. What a pretty table. And your napkin rings with the lables are perfect. Thanks for the ideas. susan@ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

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  9. Where did the candle holders come from?? Love the brown/green together, wonderful inspiration for me to do this for my family coming over on St.Patty's Day Sunday, thank you!!

    xoxo
    Michele

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    1. Hi Michele, thanks for stopping by. The candle holders are from Target (Christmas line). Have fun with the family. ~Sarah

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  10. Beautiful and Tulips are my favorite flower, so I love it even more. As always, your décor speaks to me. Thanks for sharing this.

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