Welcome to a pot of gold worth of St. Patrick’s Day table setting and centerpiece inspiration — all in one place!
It’s the first time I’ve ever hosted a blog hop, and I’m so lucky to have 13 talented table stylists share their holiday settings here. Follow the rainbow to each, with links at the end of this post.
Come March, my everyday Ireland Pursuit pattern dishes are showcased in a St. Patrick’s Day tablescape, along with a trio of place settings on the adjacent island. Also wearing a wee bit of green are the overhead chandelier, and several vignettes on the kitchen counter and open shelves.
To do something a little different this year, I layered my husband’s great grandmother’s vintage Havilland and woodcut chargers into the dish stack. And, I topped it off with a new clover napkin fold.
In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing a 3 leaf clover napkin fold to embellish seasonal table settings with a wee bit of green.
Folding napkins into attractive and creative shapes is a cheap and easy way to dress-up a table and impress guests. Over the last several years, I’ve used 18 different napkin folds in tablescapes. See them all in, Napkin Folds for All Seasons, Holidays & Occasions.
Most are super fast and easy to do! Others have more steps, or require practice to learn the technique. Think of it as very basic origami, but with fabric rather than paper!
The 3 leaf clover napkin fold is part of this month’s Craft Hop hosted by Andrea of Design Morsels. Links to all 14 posts are listed at the end. If you’re coming from Cecilia’s and her lovely fresh citrus and herb bouquet, welcome!
Even though we won’t be able to celebrate in church or with guests, I’m going ahead and setting an Easter table anyway. What I’ll actually serve for brunch and dinner is still to be determined.
Who could have ever imagined a spring and Easter like this? But, under the circumstances, I think it’s important to celebrate the holiday as best we can. To cherish memories of Easters past, while being prayerful and hopeful that better days lay ahead.
With that in mind, I kept my Easter table simple; using things I had at hand. Since Pittsburgh has been under a mandatory stay at home order for quite awhile, I shopped my own home for seasonal tableware, linens, and decor.
Inspiration for the table theme comes from the rustic rabbit sculpture that anchors the centerpiece. And, I’ve used a sweet bunny napkin fold to add some whimsy to the pale yellow and pink Easter table.
Once again, I’m delighted to participate in the annual Easter Tablescape Hop hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. I appreciate you hopping on over for a visit!
Last week I shared, A Tweet Tablescape to Welcome Spring, which included a napkin folded into the shape of a dramatic bloom. Today, I’ll show how you can easily recreate the same flower napkin fold.
Not only does the 12-petal flower napkin look great on a spring or summer table, but think how lovely it would be for a bridal shower or wedding reception. The DIY fold is an inexpensive way to impress guests and add some “wow” to any gathering.
There’s no need for a napkin ring, ribbon or ties to create the pretty flower — just napkins, glasses and a little elbow grease!
Candidly, the flower is probably the most involved napkin fold I’ve tried over the past couple of years. But, I was able to get figure it out after just a couple of tries — and so will you!
To make it easy, I’ve illustrated each of the four steps in making the flower napkin fold. I’ve also included a couple of tips for more easy handling of the folds and petals. With a few minutes of practice, you’ll quickly get the hang of it.
Little birdies and woodland animals are just beginning to venture out as the first blooms open on my early spring table.
It’s one of twenty-six in this month’s Spring Tablescape Blog Hop. A big shoutout to Chloe of Celebrate & Decoratewho is our hostess with the mostess! Organizing such a large number of bloggers is a big undertaking. And, one that takes a significant dose of patience and perseverance too!
Welcome to all! If you’re hopping over from Pam’s pretty pink and bunnies table at Everyday Living, I sure appreciate you stopping by.
Here in Pittsburgh, this really is a very early spring table. That’s because I set and photographed the tablescape way back on February 15th. There was snow on the ground and freezing temps. A few days later, hubby and I headed out for a weeklong Terrific Telluride, Colorado Ski Vacation. It was hard to think spring as I packed long underwear and ski gear, while dreaming of fresh powder lol!
But, by combining two sets of bird and animal dishes, I was able to find my early spring table mojo — with a somewhat unique color scheme.
Ever since I purchased a beautiful tablecloth, embroidered with olive branches, I’ve been wanting to create a Greek tablescape.
Last September, while on a Visit to Amazing Ancient Athens, I noticed shops selling cotton clothing and linens everywhere. Later, on an excursion outside the capital to Delphi: Center of the World, we saw cotton being harvested. Lining the road, on both sides of the highway, were little cotton balls that had escaped during baling and transport. It actually looked it had snowed in Greece!
Our guide explained that Greece is a major producer and exporter of cotton — accounting for more than 80 percent of European production. Neighboring Turkey, imports over a third of the cotton. Making up eight percent of Greece’s agricultural output, high-quality Egyptian cotton is very important to the economy.
The evening before boarding a Small Ship Greek Island Cruise, a tablecloth embroidered with black olives, caught my eye. I knew it would go perfectly with my china back home. And, linens were one of the few souvenirs that would also fit in my luggage!
It’s taken me nearly a year to style a Greek tablescape, and it’s got me longing to return there!
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Hi! I’m Debbee, a maker of all manner of things, who likes to incorporate themes into craft projects, holiday and seasonal decor, table settings, and parties. My friends call me, the Queen of Theme lol!
Home is the suburbs of Pittsburgh, but I also enjoy exploring the world with my husband. We raised two wonderful sons and are now youngish early retirees.