Starting Early!

I’m one of those people that gets to places early and starts planning ahead. So we had our Fat Tuesday dinner on a St. Patrick’s Day table last night. I’m sharing that table for Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and also linking it up with Kathleen’s St. Patrick’s Day Party next Tuesday.



When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.







Our Girls ~ Their eyes aren’t Irish but they were smiling last night. We had dinner together with Katie, Josh and Laura. We had an old Russian favorite for dinner and got caught up on what’s happening in our lives right now. Good times…


I’ll share the recipe soon on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

31 thoughts on “Starting Early!

  1. Aah cabbage rolls. love them myself. Your table looks wonderful. The lace tablecloth beneath the other is a wonderful way to be able to use the lovely cloths. The green classes are perfect! Your girls are gorgeous!

  2. Your table is wonderful…did you paint your dining room green for St. Paddy’s Day? πŸ˜‰

    Your green glasses are gorgeous! Your girls look happy…could it be for delicious dinner?

  3. Such a wonderful tablescape…such beautiful daughters. It must have been a great evening. The color of your green goblets is stunning…I think that you must enjoy using them on many occasions. Wow! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  4. Ellen, your table is so pretty, and so are your daughters. The needlework tablecloth is lovely, and the floral plates are perfect with it. I’m loving that green stemware. Dinner looks delicious! laurie

  5. grill, you just amaze me. not only with your lovely tables, but you find a reason to celebrate everything and make it special. the cabbage rolls look so good. hope the recipe is coming soon, if not trade a spot with me :”)

  6. Beautiful girls! The table is lovely! Love your green mosaic too! Those green glasses are beautiful! Thanks for joining in the Blog Crawl.
    Dinner looks delicious too!
    Congrats on winning the napkins. I will get them out to you asap!

  7. It’s looking mighty green over there…and mighty pretty as well! And now we all have no excuse for not realizing St. Patrick’s Day is coming. Soon.

  8. Your table is never boring. I love that plate that is pictured with your cabbage rolls. We called them Galopse at home… is that close to the Russian word?

  9. Another amazing table… really should publish a book on table scapes ….or are you already publishing a book? Soon and very soon!

  10. The green stemware is beautiful!!! And that lace tablecloth is just gorgeous!!! I understand about getting ready early. Hats off to you for that! Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

  11. Great table! Love the flowered dishes and your table topper is so colorful and cheerful-enjoy:@)

  12. Your table setting is so festive and pretty… the food looks delish….looks like a great time with your pretty girls…making memories with family and the people that we love is always priceless.
    loved the poem that you shared πŸ™‚
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you
    Big hugs,

  13. I love the green stemware, the embroidered tablecloth is gorgeous, pretty plates…everything is so festive and happy. Your girls are beautiful, they don’t need Irish eyes! Wow…your dinner sounds great, wish I was there tasting it!
    Love your visit, you’re very welcome to.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day for all of you.

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