Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Lucky in Life ~ Celebrating Green at the Table

Welcome to the St. Patrick's Day 
Table Setting Blog Hop
If you are here from my friend Jenna @
The Painted Apron
I know your enjoyed her Green Table.  
Jenna is amazingly talented!

I'm thrilled to join this entire group of talented tabletop stylists 
to share our table inspiration for St. Patrick's Day.

Neither my husband nor I are Irish.  
We don't officially celebrate St. Patrick's Day
but I usually bring out the green for a tablescape.
I titled this year's table, Lucky in Life! 
It's all about celebrating with gratitude for all we have.

Last year I was extremely lucky to snag one of the 
limited edition Lucky Check Clover plates
produced by MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY.

It's absolutely one of my favorite pieces
 and was inspiration for my
St. Patrick's Day tea tray last year.

Lady Luck was on my side again this year when 
MacKenzie-Childs offered another limited group of these beauties.
Lucky Me, now I have a pair for our table for two.

I filled our Olfaire Cabbage Leaf tureen with grocery store blooms.
I love the Raffine Dianthus for a touch of lavender 
among the mass of green and white.

Green Ball Dianthus ~ Green Ranunculus ~ White Alstroemeria 
I also added kale, a tip from my friend, 
Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is. 
Great filler for less than a dollar a bunch!

I immediately pulled out my new Crown Linen Design 
dusty pink ruffled 
velvet placemats.

They are the perfect base for my Mackenzie-Childs stack.
Courtly Check Charger
Chelsea Luster Luncheon Plate
Lucky Green Check Clover
Irish Crystal Stem

I used my new Crown Linen Damask Silver napkin rings 
with Crown Linen black and white check napkins.

The beautiful Chelsea Luster
 plates are dated 2005.

Lusterware was popular in Victorian England and uses
copper luster that becomes iridescent with age.

The flower details are hand applied decals.
Do you see the buzzing bee?

The Irish Coffee mugs were a lucky Goodwill find.
They are rimmed in gold and have an 
etched shamrock for good luck!

I thought you might enjoy an Irish Coffee
before hopping over to visit
Zucchini Sisters ☘ Green & Orange 
St. Patrick's Day Table

Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you'll leave a comment and let
me know how you celebrate.
A big shoutout and thank you to 
for organizing this group hop.

Below is a complete list for our 
St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Blog Hop

Debbees Buzz ☘ Vintage Dishes & Lucky Clover Fold Napkins

Home is Where the Boat Is ☘ Loads of Shamrocks St. Patrick's Day Table

Panoply ☘ An Unpretentious St. Patrick's Day

My Hubbard Home ☘ Putting on the Green & Yellow

Life and Linda ☘ Keeper of the Traveling Shamrock Cloth

Corner of Plaid and Paisley  Reprise of Ewe & McGreggor St. Patrick's Day Table

Me and My Captain ☘ Not Lucky, Just Very Blessed

Red Cottage Chronicles ☘ Channeling My Inner Irish

Celebrate and Decorate ☘ St. Patrick's Day Luncheon Tablescape

Calypso in the Country ☘ St. Patrick's Day Table Decor

Design Morsels ☘ St. Patrick's Day Table

The Painted Apron  Celebrating the Green Table

Hyacinth for the Soul ☘ Lucky in Life ~ Celebrating Green Table

Zucchini Sisters ☘ Green & Orange St. Patrick's Day Table


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. Swoon, Sarah! I don’t know what I love more, your gorgeous flower arrangement in your cabbage leaf tureen or your beautiful plate layers of your Chelsea Luster plate topped with adorable Lucky Green Check Clover! Lucky you indeed, both the clover plates and Irish Coffee mugs. I’m smitten with your ‘Lucky Charm’ Irish boy too! Thanks for the beauty and fun this morning. So happy to see you part of this hop. ♥♣

  2. I love the Lucky Charm collage!! Wonder how you did that. Great centerpiece in the cabbage leaf...A pleasure to see all.

    1. Ruthie, the Lucky Charm collage is from Bobbie @ rollingihllscottageandstudio on Instagram. You can buy her downloadable kit for $10. Her projects are great fun, and she provides step by step tutorials on her IG fee.

  3. Everything is so fabulous for St.Patrick's Day or any spring day Sarah! the Irish coffee mugs were a super find.
    Love the kale idea - must remember that - and the entire green and white floral display is really fabulous. I can see you and M enjoying some special Irish inspired meals on those dishes too.
    I took out my very minimal collection of St. Patrick's Day decor yesterday - soon will hang the shamrock flag from the pole and shamrock front door decor etc.
    Hugs - Mary

  4. Beautiful, Sarah! Your table is so well-appointed, consistently. I told you I would dilly dally long enough not to score one of those gorgeous four leaf clover plates, and I have mixed emotions in reporting I was successful in my dilly dallying. Having one leads to wanting two, of course, and I'm happy you now have a pair. Those Chelsea Luster plates are also beautiful, are those an M-C ceramic as well? You can't go wrong with Crown Linens for a fine and finished look as you've done. I love your vintage elements you've added also. Slainte!

  5. Swoon Sarah! Your plate stack is gorgeous! Lucky you to have not one but two MKC clover plates! I was so tempted to buy one, and when I finally decided I would it was too late, they sold out in a day! Your flower arrangement with kale in so pretty, and I love the Lucky tags you have placed about. The soft pink velvet mats are lovely. St. Patrick's Day is special in our house, it's my granddaughter's birthday! ☘️💕☘️

  6. Sarah your table is gorgeous. I especially love your cabbage bowl filled with luscious blooms. The kale is a nice filler. Your Chelsea Luster plates are gorgeous. loving your lucky clover Mackenzie Child's plate. I did order one from one of the stores you mentioned and they just ran out, so now I am looking again. The crown linens are so pretty with your plate stack. Always a pleasure to join in. Happy March and Happy upcoming St. Patrick's Day.

  7. What a beautiful table, Sarah! Every piece works together so well and the cabbage bowl is perfect for March and St. Patrick's day, too. Love the diversity of the plates and the beautiful spring green. It makes me smile. Big!

  8. what a pretty table. I loved that MC Shamrock plate! I will have to remember the kale for adding to a bouquet of flowers, good tip!

  9. Sarah, oh-my-goodness, your centerpiece is a stunner! Wowza! Kale, gotta remember kale for next year. I'm a little green with envy of your MC collection of tableware. The black and white checks on my table are the poor woman's version lol! Of COURSE I noticed the bee --- even before you asked. Lucky you to find those great glasses at Goodwill too. Thanks so much for joining my little party, an absolute pleasure to have you.

  10. Sarah, what a beautiful table with your lovely china, and new lucky check plates. And the cabbage flower vase (so envious of it) filled with flowers and kale is very clever.
    I'm glad for the opportunity to blog hop with you.

  11. Wow! What amazing treasures you have! You certainly were 'lucky' to get those beautiful Mackenzie Childs shamrock plates. All or your plates are so lovely, as is your gorgeous floral display!

  12. What a beautiful table, I love the vase and arrangements. Everything is just stunning.

  13. Beautiful Sarah! The plate stack topped off with the Lucky Green Check Clover is stunning as is you flower arrangement. I am so sorry I was unable to hop with you ladies, but I am having fun reading everyone’s post.

  14. Perfectly delightful Sarah! So many fabulous details. The Chelsea luster plate is beautiful. Your arrangement is so attractive and embellished with kale was just the right touch. How neat to find those shamrock mugs at Good Will.

  15. Wow, Sarah, I love all the pretty layers of plates and the collage artwork! :D
    You were so lucky to get on of the lucky check plates last year. I was broken hearted last year when the ran out, but I did order one this year. I can't wait for its arrival!

  16. Wow - I love all your dishes! What a beautiful collection you have and that cabbage tureen is fabulous! Great hopping with you!

  17. Dearest Sarah,
    You've been busy styling these lovely photos.
    LOVE your Green Ranunculus; a dream!
    Hugs and wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

  18. Love your teacup! And you hidden Leprechaun. Such a fun table.

  19. Such a pretty stack of dishes and your table is so festive. As you know, we celebrate Pirish, however it will be a small group this year!

  20. I love your lucky check clover plates and your Chelsea Luster plates. Your Bouquet is Beautiful.

  21. Oh, Sarah, your table is absolutely beautiful. I love it all and pairing the green with the black and white is perfect. I always admire your tablescapes and gave you credit in my post a couple of weeks ago for something that I copied from you. I love those Crown Linen Design (which I had forgotten the name when I wrote the post, so thanks for the reminder) placemats and now I see your napkins so guess they will come next. Thanks again for all the beauty..Stay well..xxoJudy

  22. Wow, your table is like the pot at the end of the rainbow!! Just filled with lots and lots of wonderful treasures!!! You have such a wonderful collection of MC and I love the way you always mix and match it. Your centerpiece piece is gorgeous, love the addition of the kale. I hope you have a nice St. Patrick’s Day!! Happy to hop witH you💚

  23. Your centrepiece is trulystunning! I can't ever recall seeing green ranunculus before! Those McKenzie Child plates were quite a find! Lucky you indeed. When I found out MC home base was just a few hours drive from us I couldn't wait to take a day trip. Then, Covid closed our borders so I will have to pack my patience!! Happy St.Patrick's Day!

  24. Sarah, I am impressed with all of the table settings in this blog hop. Love seeing all of the green after seeing white for so long. Neither Joe nor I are Irish, and like you don't officially celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but I bring out the green glass vintage pieces I inherited for a tablescape. SLAINTE!

    It's all about celebrating with gratitude for all we have.

  25. Sarah, first off, I'd like to say what a pleasure it is to "meet" you on this hop! I am swooning over your centerpiece in the cabbage tureen...I can't believe you found the flowers at the grocery store! Adding the kale was a great idea. I'll have to remember that! Being a big fan of vintage, I loved your charming vignette with the vintage inspired ephemera. And the plate stack with the MC plates and the Crown Linen placemats and napkins is gorgeous! The shamrock coffee mugs from Goodwill were a great score. I'd love to pull up a chair at your table and sip some Irish coffee! I'm so glad you joined the hop :) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  26. Sarah, I'm late visiting, I am not getting your new post emails for some reason. I saw this while hoping around visiting parties. I am joining you saying so much gratitude for a safe year. You were lucky to score the MC limited edition clover plates, they are gorgeous. The cabbage centerpiece is stunning as are the plates in the stack. Love how you mix the Goodwill finds into your table setting. Another lovely table........


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