Monday, March 14, 2011

Flying the Green

A little note if you are here for
M. E. Monday, 3-21-2011.
Hope everyone celebrated the green on St. Patrick's Day. Ann Estelle has been enjoying the windy days and doing a little cooking. She has some shamrock cookies left and would love to share.

It's a windy March day.

Ann Estelle has been

at the park flying the green.

Though St. Patrick's Day

is right around the corner, March 15th is

Cuisine Kathleen's

St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop.

So come on in and join the party.

Ann Estelle is waiting for you.

She's set a special table 

just for you and her.

A vintage ironstone jardiniere is

filled with delicate white hydrangeas.

The table is scattered with lucky

gold coins and glittery shamrocks.

Each Place Setting 

Honors the Green.

Shamrock Green Linens

Vintage Flatware

Layers of 

Green and White

Wedgwood Nantucket Basket

Alternates with Cabbage Leaf Plates

8" Salads 

by Olfaire, Portugal

Chargers by 

Sur La Table, Portugal

Ceramic Cup Cakes Offer 

Good Luck and . . .

Happy St. Patrick's Day 


Heather Goldminc's artistic talents

are produced by Blue Sky Clayworks.

Ann Estelle made these

shamrock cookies just for you!


Ann Estelle paper doll, HOME COMPANION,

ME image from
Mary Engelbreit 2011 Desk Calendar

Click the links below to join the fun.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sweet table Sarah!~ You always make your tables so cute with a touch of whimsy, I love that!

  2. As usual, I just love it. Those cabbage plates are my favorite part of it. Well... aside from Ann Estelle. I love paper dolls.

  3. What a fun setting Sarah! Love the pretty plates and the kite is just too cute:@)

  4. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Sarah. Very cute post!...Christine

  5. Oh "Ann Estelle" you have been so busy getting everything ready for St. Patricks's Day at Cuisine Kathleen's blog crawl. Your tablescape is lovely and the ceramic cupcakes are just the cutest things ever. Thanks for making cookies. They look delicious and I'll see you there tomorrow.

  6. It's nice to see Anne Estelle again! Her cookies look yummy! Your green themed table setting is just beautiful! I love those majolica leaf plates!

  7. Sarah,

    What a great table for St. Paddy's Day!! Love all the layers...cabbage plates are my favorites! Also the cute little cupcakes are precious! Have a great week!

    Miss Bloomers

  8. So cute and fun! Love the ceramic cupcakes!

  9. That Ann Estelle - what a clever girl! Between the two of your I just know that your St Patrick's Day celebration will be lots of fun.

  10. Everything looks so cute. Love ME.
    The sugar cookies sure look good. Wish I had 3 of them right now with a glass of cold milk. :))

  11. Love your layered cabbage leaf plates & your sweet ceramic cupcakes too! Wishing you & Ann Estelle a happy St. Paddy's celebration!

  12. What a table, perfect for St. Patrick's day and those plates are just awesome!


  13. Happy Saint Patricks Day, Sarah! Looks like you are really ready with your Green and White Table setting and the Windy Texas Weather Kite Flying. Everything is so pretty!

    I can't find the name of the quilt block....except it is a 9 patch. I'll keep looking...I'll happen on it one of these days.

  14. Hi Sarah, love your blog! Is your blog header the one that Vicki designed? It's very lovely!! I am always on the look-out for those cabbage plates, I love them but they are hard to find! Love your design and great photography!! Thanks for your comments, I will follow!!

  15. Your tablescapes are always so lovely and the St Patricks Day celebration is no exception.
    So stylish, just like you!

  16. Charming table Sarah!

    Susan and Bentley

  17. The two of you have made such a pretty and festive party. I certainly wish I could be there with you.

    I love the flatware - so pretty.

  18. Sarah, Your table is lovely!
    Blessings, Beth

  19. A lovely St. Patrick's Day table!

  20. Hello Sarah,
    such a nice table. I really love it.
    Greetings, Johanna

  21. What a festive table, the ceramic cupcakes, adorable.

  22. Sarah,
    How precious! Adore the hydrangea in your centerpiece. Those cabbage plates are so appropriate for this celebration! Thank you for such a whimisical post featuring my favorite ME decor!

  23. Love the vintage flat wear, and the cabbage plates. The cupcakes are so adorable. A fun and whimsical table!

  24. Oh Sarah, thank you sooo very much for your visit, and the most lovely and generous comments...I couldn't believe it cause I was ready to go visit you when I saw your darling ceramic cup cake and here you were,, visiting me!
    The cabbage plates are gorgeous, I'd love to have those for mix and match.
    Beautiful vintage flatware! I love
    your whole table!
    Have a wonderful St. Patrick's and God bless.

  25. "Happy St Paddy's Day to you and yours"!!! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE those cupcakes!!! I am "DEFINITELY" putting those on my WISH LIST!!! Your whole post is So Much Fun! Love the whimsy, just "Too Cute"!
    I am having a giveaway! Be sure to stop over if you would like to be entered,
    Hugs to you,

  26. What a delightful place you have here! Beautifully decorated and oh my how tasty the cookies look! Wishing you well! Cathy

  27. Love it! I love those ceramic cupcakes too!
    That Ann Estelle is a great baker too.
    Thanks so much for taking part in the blog crawl! Loved your post!

  28. I love the whole scape, but I'm drooling over that vintage flatware. So beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

  29. What a delightful post! Love those ceramic cupcakes!

    Happy St. Pat's Day!


  30. Looks beautiful Sarah!

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

  31. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


    tURNED OUT perfect!

  32. It all looks beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in and linking up to my St Patrick's Blogging Carnival.

    Happy St Patricks Day from N Ireland.

  33. Your table is sooo pretty. I love those plates....Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  34. Hi lovely lady it looks Beautiful Sarah !! I hope you have a Great St.Patricks's Day sweet lady.
    xxoo Diane

  35. Wow-what a beautiful table. Those green Shamrock linens are adorable and oh how I love the cupcakes! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my Shamrock burlap pillows - that's how I discovered your site! I'm your newest follower! Happy St. Pat's!

  36. Sarah, ME needs to give you a commission! You use her designs so cleverly. I love Ann Estelle with the kite, and that adorable elf on your calendar. I love those cabbage plates, and I love hydrangeas, so I'd love to join Ann Estelle at these pretty place settings! Those ceramic cupcakes are just tooooo cute! laurie

  37. So very enchanting. I love your cabbage plates (he he... I used mine too). The ceramic cupcakes are darling. I love the hydrangeas in the ironstone.. Lovely!!!

  38. What a delightful post. Loved those cabbage plates and all.

  39. It looks like you will be having a wonderful St Patrick's Day this year! What a gorgeous tablescape Sarah!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and Happy St Patrick's day!

    Best wishes,

  40. Ann Estelle is a cutie and looks like she knows her way around a table. Your table is beautiful and green. At first glance I thought the cupcakes were real!!!!

    Thank you for stopping, as well!


  41. Hi Sarah!
    Your St. Patrick's Table is adorable and pretty at the same time! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  42. Hi Sarah! How festive! I love that tureen and your flatware is so pretty! Happy Saint Paddy's Day!...hugs...Debbie
    PS...Gorgeous photo of the pocket watches! Too bad I am so far away from Round top!

  43. Sarah, I love every bit of your festive table. Your vintage ironstone jardiniere is breathtaking filled with the soft white hydrangeas! I'll have to check out the beautiful cupcakes on the link.

  44. Hi Sarah, Please tell Ann Estelle I love her party table and I would love one of her Shamrock cookies to go with my morning coffee.
    Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day..........

    The French Hutch

  45. Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for sharing this pretty St Paddy's Day table at my party. I especially love the cabbage plates and the ceramic cupcakes.

  46. So beautiful! The little green cupcakes are just too cute! I love the ironstone. Hope you are enjoying this day!

  47. Sarah, what a cute, CUTE tablescape! Love those plates the way you arranged them in alternating colors, and I adore the ivory handled flatware... oh, the ferules are fabulous on the shanks of those pieces!

    I have missed you SO much, my friend, and I am still running around like a chicken with my head cut off... have had workmen in two places, but I escaped today. The only thing is, this server is just slow as molasses, but I have been using the very expensive "stick"... just hope Mr. Magpie doesn't get too upset. LOL! I couldn't take it much longer. I would have blogging into eternity with the other.

    I hope to be able to catch up with everyone soon. I really miss you, and I love the new look of your blog. That header... GORGEOUS!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day, my friend...


    Sheila :-)

  48. What an enchanting table setting. I love the way you set and your precious treasures are sophisticated.

    Happy TS...

    Greetings & blessings from Stockholm,

  49. Beautiful and befitting table honoring the green day! I saw a white hydrangea at Lowes earlier today. Now I'm wishing I'd bought it!

  50. Everything is so pretty and perfect for St. Patrick's Day, Sarah! The cookies look delicious too!

  51. Sarah your St. Patrick's Day tablescape is so beautiful and festive. I love the cabbage plates and ceramic cup cakes. You always have the sweetest accessories.

    Estelle looks so cute in her green holiday finery and her cookies look tasty!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  52. Sarah, don't know how you do it.. but your tablescapes are always so beautiful and festive! My mother-in-law introduced me to ME and her Estelle a long time ago and I saved every single issue of her magazine... don;t you just love the whimsy of ME? :)

  53. How cute!
    That is a friday's favorite for sure :-)

  54. Hi Sarah...

    My friend, your tribute to the "green" is sooo beautiful and just perfect! What a lovely table you have set in honor of St.Patrick's Day! Love all the beautiful plates that you used in your place settings! I just love the cabbage plates...they seem to be very versatile! Sarah, I just swooned as soon as I seen your white ironstone's gorgeous! The white hydrangeas are beautiful too! What a gorgeous combination...that pretty ironstone piece and the flowers! Ahhhh!!! I also enjoyed seeing your darling calendar! Too cute, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us today!

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweet lady!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  55. How very cheerful! I didn't think about checking my ME magazines for St. Patrick's day - you set a very Delightsome green table -
    Hope you have a marvelous weekend,

  56. Beautifully done!I'm so happy I found you, I really enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm following you now! Wishing you happiness, Katherine

  57. HI Sarah! What a precious little table with that little Ann Estelle! I love ME's drawings. Paper dolls were my favorites when I was growing up! :)
    Love all of your green touches and I'm thrilled you'll be coming to my party!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  58. Oh Sarah,
    This is lovely ! I love Ann Estelle! I have every original paper doll Ann Estelle from the ME magazines and I won't cut them up I love them so much. Paper dolls were an absolute favorite of mine when I was little. This is so cute and I love the cabbage leaf and Nantucket Basket plates, just gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking this up!

  59. I always played with paper dolls when I was young. I was also obsessed with those cute troll dolls. I would make houses and beds for them in old shoe boxes.
    nice blog Ill be back
    Kat Griffin

  60. How darling Sarah! I love your tablescape- those plates are beautiful and Ann Estelle is such a sweetie! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  61. Oh my! I haven't thought of Ann Estelle in so many years. I used to cut her out of the ME Home Companion every month for my daughter. She looked like she was quite at home on your tablescape. We share the Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage plates. They are so nice modern take on majolica. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  62. Great St Patty's Day the Anne Estelle paper dolls especially!
    Have a great week!

  63. Sarah -- this is just too cute! Love your pretty tablescape and those cute as can be cupcakes.

  64. Sarah....your tablescapes are always so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing your green with us for ME Monday.
    I just love your little ceramic cupcakes. They're darling.

  65. So creative! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)



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