Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape With Belleek


On St. Patrick's Day, everyone wants to be Irish! They say if you're lucky enough to be Irish, your lucky enough! So today, I'm pretending to be Irish!

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I set the table in the living room with Belleek, which was passed down from my Mother-in-law...

...as were the Irish linens.

The exquisite detail of the linens...

...the exquisite detail of the china.

I used a lovely apple green velvet remnant as the foundation to highlight the linens.


I dug the shamrocks straight from my garden, along with the moss to fill the little containers on the plates.


Silver plate chargers, flatware and bone handled knives complete the setting.


My cherished Irish linen drapes in the background make me happy!

Wishing you all a happy St. Patrick's Day!

"May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of St. Patrick behold you."

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54 comments:

Debbie said...

Lucky you that you can dig shamrocks from your garden! Your MIL's Beleek collection is wonderful. You must be the favorite DIL ;o) My husband tells me that I am the favorite too. I chuckle at that, because I am the only DIL.

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a beautiful collection of Belleek, Delores, and you have set a wonderful table once again! You have that magic touch that is much more than luck!

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Xo,
Jane

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

A gorgeous table! Your Belleek is so pretty!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Absolutely stunning table! Every detail is perfect!!

Priscilla said...

What a wonderful link with your belle-mère. Lovely.

Debby said...

I love all your shamrocks. Those dishes are beautiful.

Dianne said...

Sitting at one of your tables would be such a treat. It would not even matter what we ate. The settings are just beautiful and the details do not go unnoticed.

Marlis said...

Beautiful.. elegant.. truly befitting the Belleek and the Irish linens.. which made me do a double take. How lovely they are. What absolute treasures you have been entrusted with. Oh my. A very lovely table indeed. Great idea to put the shamrocks in the little containers!

Kathysue said...

Hi D!!! I love this table setting. It is so pretty and festive at the same time. Now I am hungry for corned beef and cabbage!!! Kathysue

Deserae said...

Gorgeous table vignette! Happy St. Patrick's Day :o)
~Des

Lori Lucas said...

Your table is just spectacular! Every single detail is just wonderful. Love it. Lori L

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

As always..Delores..
Your images are Beautiful!!
xxxxxxCoty

Step inside my home said...

Oh how I love your Irish Beleek... you have set such a lovely table using all your cherished pieces. The little shamrock planters are a nice touch. ~Susie

Magpies and Magnolias said...

You are one of the bloggers who inspired me to try my hand at tablescaping. You always amaze me with how beautiful your tables are each time!

Mary said...

This is so dreamy~ from your green velvet, beautiful linens & Belleek, to wee mossy shamrocks! It's all beautiful~ Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it, how fun to have the shamrocks in the yard! Happy St. Patrick's Day-enjoy:@)

Scribbler said...

I had no idea Balleek made place settings. I have always admired it, and you are very lucky to have these. Beautiful table, as always.

Sarah said...

Delores, your table is exquisite. What beautiful china to have been passed along for you to treasure. No daughters-in-law in my future, so I hope my nieces will appreciate some of the things I eventually pass along to them. ;-)
The Belleek china has such a delicate quality, and this pattern is truly special. Love the basket weave border. Is that a little bee on the top of the sugar bowl? Sweet!
Cute idea to fill the little bowls with your garden shamrocks.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Donnie said...

What a beautiful table and just perfect for the passing of the green.

Designs By Pinky said...

Delores, this table wins my heart. My Mom was 100% Irish and my Dad100% Italian so my Mom LOOOVED St. Patty's day! Your Beleek is gorgeous, I love that you dug the shamrocks right out of your garden too! The linens are exquisite, how lucky that you have so many beautiful things. But it is not luck but a gift that you set such a beautiful table, time after time. Your never disappoint. XO, Pinky

Blue Fruit said...

This is SO pretty! Gorgeous china too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

No THAT'S a beautifully set Irish table! Such gorgeous Beleek! THis makes my heart sing!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful table setting with the Belleek china. I love it's creaminess with the green. I have one piece of Belleek, an ashtray, and you can see how I used it in my post at Tablescape Thursday too. Pamela

Bonnie said...

Your china is beautiful and your tablescape styling is original and classy. I would have to pretend to be Irish too. Great job as always.

Entertaining Women said...

Aren't family treasures always the very best! The Beleek and the linens are gorgeous, and I love them set against the green velvet. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

maureen harber said...

Oh those silver chargers make my heart skip a beat!!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Irish or not, it's a lucky person who sits at this beautiful table. laurie

Tricia Rose said...

Did you find any four-leafed clover Delores? wonderful table-scape, I hope you had some Irish whiskey tucked away in there!

Andrea (Softer Side of Me) said...

Delores, I just adore your table! Love the Belleek! I would love to be a guest at your table....beautiful!
Andrea

xinex said...

Oh so pretty, Delores! I love your napkins and placemats...Christine

Martina said...

Beautiful as always Delores! Martina

Tess said...

Ohhhh, your Belleek is just beautiful, as are the linens...such a nice inheritance. Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Michelle said...

Love it! So cute and puts me in the spirit!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful setting, Delores. Love the dishes. Lucky you to get those. Great linens, too.

Under Her Wings said...

Now that is an absolutely gorgeous table setting! I love everything about it, the lovely cherished plates, the silver, the velvet underdressing, the shamrocks--love it all! Thanks for sharing that with us, and Happy St. Paddy's Day to you, too!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** TOP O' TH' MORNIN' T' YA, DARLIN' GIRLFRIEND!... ***

As always, a beautiful ode... this time to the Irish, of which I am "connected", because of marriage! (You sure lucked out in the treasures your MIL is able to pass down to you, too!)...

Always an admirer of Belleek (w/ only a SMALL collection of it for the table), I ALSO love it with those MAGNIFICENT LINENS!!! THEY... ARE... BEAUTIFUL!!!

Looks like I missed your LAST BLOG (!!!)... I have NO IDEA how THAT happened, but oooooh-la-la, were there some absolute to-die-for places you shared!!!

Ain't life GRAND???

Here's to corned beef n' cabbage & beer (n' some yummy potatoes,too) tonight!!! (And a longer-than-usual workout tomorrow!!!)...

Big ol' Irish hugs,
Linda (AND Jim, T.H.E. Irishman!)
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful. I almost didn't want to come here today. Several years ago my fil took all of his mother's AND grandmother's china and sold it to a dealer. There were 7 complete sets of china. The one I loved best was this pattern and I was just sick-he never even offered to let anyone in the family buy it. I found out about it 2 or 3 years after the fact at an Irish shop when the owner told me that she was surprised that no one in the family wanted Grandmother's set...It still makes me sad.

I am so happy that you have a set to enjoy...you are a lucky gal! xxoo Diana

Gale said...

So pretty! Love the idea of the clover plants!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous Delores. I love your Belleck China and all your napkins and place mats. The linen is beautiful too. Come over pretty girl, would love to celebrate St. Pat's with you!
FABBY

Table Escapes said...

Well done Delores! Couldn't be sweeter.
I have been inspired by your use of leopard print..
I am replacing 2 rooms wall to wall carpeting on 1st floor (which is mostly hardwood w/area carpets)...and am using Stark's antelope.....wish me luck!
I am finding that blogging takes a lot of time ...I haven't done in a couple of months.

Liz- said...

So well done! Love the china...just precious and with the linen it's perfect~ I would want to leave this out and just enjoy viewing it!Love the shamrocks..how perfect!
Happy St. Patricks Day! Liz

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

You're wearing the green oh so well. Beautiful table!

Jeannine said...

Lovely table. It looks so inviting to have a break from a busy day. Thanks for sharing.

Julio Muao said...

Happy Saint Pattys Day Delores!

What a fabulous homage to the Irish! My Partner Dan is an O'Donnell so we had our traditional corn beef and cabbage(yuck)lol. Everything looks beautiful and compliments the colors and textures in the room perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy F. said...

Beautiful!

Etta said...

Amazing tablescape... you're so talented!
Kisses
Etta

Sheila said...

You are blessed to have been handed down such exquisite treasures, and you are truly blessed with such wonderful talent to put it all together the way you do. Love it!

Kathleen said...

What a treasure that Belleek is! I am green with envy. It makes such a beautiful table! Thanks so much for joining in the blog crawl!

Tretswelt said...

Hallo!Wie schaffst du das?So wunderschönen Tischdekos...und mit Glamour!Maravilhoso!
Schönes Wochenende.Bussi.Luciene.

Babs said...

Delores, I love, love the apple green velvet and the majolica. Your tablescape is absolute perfection. Hope you have a great weekend.

The Polished Pebble said...

Perfection as usual!
Hope you had a fun St. Paddys Day

xo kelley

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Delores...

My friend, your St.Patrick's Day table is GORGEOUS! Of course, your lovely Belleek is sooo perfect for this table! I love the green velvet remnant that you used for the table covering...sooo beautiful! The Irish linens just "sing" against the green velvet! And last but not least...my favorite...is the little shamrock and moss planter that you added to the place settings! Soooo pretty and sooo perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous table with us, my friend! This was such a treat!!!

Happy spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful collection of Beleek you have. It makes for a wonderful table.

24 Corners said...

Truly lovely...and the planted shamrocks are just magical, such a sweet idea!
xo J~

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