Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Luck of the Irish

We're not Irish, but I've set a festive table  

in honor of St. Patrick's Day next Sunday.

I pulled out some shamrock linens.

Set our places with a stack of green and white.

Alternated Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Leaf 

with Wedgwood Nantucket Basket

Added my favorite vintage flatware.

~ Silver and French Ivory ~

Topped each stack with  

these cute ceramic cup cakes.

I found them at 

TJ Max a few years ago.

They are the work 

of Heather Goldminc.

I scattered in a few sparkly 

shamrocks in among my bowl of hearts.

Picked up one of those lucky shamrock plants 

at the grocery today and planted it in 

a vintage ironstone sugar bowl.

This is the mark on the sugar bowl.  

I bought it in the fields at 

Round Top Antique Week several years ago.

Can anyone help me date this piece?

Diane @ Confessions of the Obsessed and
Marigene @ In the Middle of Nowhere
did a little research and found that the sugar bowl is dated
January 14, 1853.
Thanks, friends!

The Shamrock Plant is actually an Oxalyis.  

I'll keep this one as a house plant.

I treat the pink Oxalyis that 

grows wild in my garden as a weed.

It's a nuisance!

Cuisine Kathleen's 
5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl 
~ March 13th ~

I'm ready with some shamrock 

shortbread and a cup of Irish tea

while I sit on the sofa and visit 

all the lovely posts that celebrate the green.

You can see a glimpse of 

above on my computer screen.

Just look at all that pretty green glass.

No, we are not Irish here, 

but luck has come our way.

We found a "Pot of Gold" last March 

when this sweetheart came to live with us.

I made a tray of 

shamrock cookies just for you!

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way ~
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and everyday.
~ Author Unknown ~