Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shawn's Irish Cream & St.Patrick's Day Tablescape

It's almost Saint Patrick's Day again!  Do you celebrate or do anything special?   We usually make some sort of Irish dish, either a stew or Colcannan as a side dish and always, always, always have homemade Irish cream.   We serve the Irish Cream over coffee flavored ice cream and crumble heath bars on top.  It's my favorite way to have Irish Cream.  I've made truffles with it as well and of course it's great in coffee too.  I've shared some tablescape pics from the past since we are in the midst of packing up and painting a new house.  

May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live. 
~Irish Blessing~

Centerpiece - floral swags of lilac and hydrangea on either side with a lattice planter full of roses in the center
Plates- Green Transferware at my shop HERE
Chargers- Spode Byron 
Flatware - Barenthal Marbre Vert
Linens- Irish Lace napkins used in place of placemats, placed at an angle so that they hang over the table
Napkin Rings- I fashioned these from pony tail holders and hair clips purchased at Walmart 
Sherbet Glasses- Forest Green Boopie (look on Etsy, Ebay or antiques stores)
Irish Coffee Glasses- Eamon's of Ireland (I found mine on Ebay)
Cut Glass Goblets - Tuesday Morning
Shawn's Homemade Irish Cream recipe HERE
Colcannon (Irish Potatoes) recipe HERE
Irish Cream Truffles recipe:  HERE

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday 
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special 

Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for her St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch 
Rattlebridge Farm


  1. Absolutely gorgeous table Nancy! Love your pieces and linens! Happy St. Paddy's Day!
    Miss Bloomers

  2. beautiful is your tablescape!!!! Love it all. My kind of napkin rings too! Your place mats are lovely! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Lovely! We have some of the sherbet glasses and goblets to match. They used to belong to DH's grandparents and they are cherished.

    Thanks for the recipes, too!


  4. Very pretty, Nancy. Love those Irish coffee mugs!!

  5. Still in love with those top dishes in the tablescape. The Irish cream served over coffee ice cream sounds divine! Love the sparkl shamrock napkin rings!

  6. You must have made a special reservation with the sunlight to get it to behave so perfectly for your photos...gorgeous tablescape...magnificent vignette. Thanks for inviting us for a peek, and Happy St. Pat's Day. Best of luck with the move...such a huge undertaking. Cherry Kay

  7. Lovely, Nancy, I remember the recipe from last year. Everything looks beautiful!
    Thanks for taking part in the 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl!

  8. Nancy,
    Elegant Irish dining at its finest, dear one!!!
    Thank you for sharing your creative design with this Irish Cream Saint Patrick's Day tablescape!

  9. Nancy, you have me craving some Irish cream. Everything looks gorgeous as always. The embossed detail on the square plates is so pretty, and all the food looks delicious. Good luck with your move. Happy St. Pat's Day!

  10. Gorgeous. Everything is stunning.

  11. So lovely and them all. Great shamrock napkin rings!

  12. Very beautiful table as usual and your transferware greens are gorgeous! Love the shamrock napking holders, the perfect touch for a St. Pat's Day table setting. Very happy to have visited you. Enjoy your weekend.

  13. Nancy:

    This is so pretty. I do hope you'll share it at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  14. Hoping you had a lovely St. Patrick's Day, Nancy. Your tables for this day have always been so lovely. And I remember the Irish Cream! This year I made a simple beef stew on Sunday, the day before, and then mixed cabbage into mashed potatoes (bubble and squeak) to have with some ham on St. Patrick's Day. Good solid cottage fare! Wishing you a lovely Spring and much good luck with your new home.

  15. Hi Nancy, beautiful tablescape. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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