St. Patrick’s Day Table

Kathleen at Kathleen Cuisine is hosting her 8th annual St. Patrick’s Day Blog Crawl today starting this evening and I didn’t want to miss it so I found some green to share.

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It was hard to get the kitchen colors to show right in these photos. We have no yellow on the cabinets. The kitchen and eating area are three shades of green.

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Pewter seemed like a good choice to add to the table so my chargers, flatware, and tankards are pewter. Maybe those tankards will hold some Guinness tonight. The flowers at the center of the table were a birthday gift for me from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook delivered to my birthday brunch by Anneliese. My milestone medicare birthday was on Monday of this week. I’ll share about my birthday on Friday.

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My house smells delicious right now as my corned beef and cabbage meal has been cooking in the slow cooker all day today. Since Dear and I are headed for a little getaway on St. Patrick’s day tomorrow I decided to make our Irish meal tonight. It will be fun for the four of us to sit at the table all decked out for Kathleen’s St. Patty’s Day Blog Crawl.

Here’s a link to a recipe for these light green cookies that would be fun to serve on St. Patrick’s day that I posted this week on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog.

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Pistachio-Coconut Cookies.

I’ll leave you with this old Celtic blessing and a Celtic Cross from Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.

An Old Celtic Blessing

May the blessing of light be on you –
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

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27 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Table

  1. Ellen, your table looks so nice and Irish. 🙂 I LOVE the lace tablecloth; I have one very similar, but I think it’s too big for our dining room table now that we don’t have the leaf in it. We had a much bigger dining room in our first house. I think it’s interesting that you used pewter on your table; it has such an old country feel about it, making it a perfect choice for a St. Paddy’s Day table.

    Your corned beef and cabbage meal sounds delish, and thanks so much for sharing the cookie recipe. I hope you have a great rest of the week!!

    Warm Irish hugs,

    Denise

  2. Lovely table with your touches of green. The lace tablecloth is beautiful. I love pewter, but I do not own any. The green goblets caught my eye. thanks for sharing such a lovely table with your Celtic blessings.

  3. I am loving all the pretty greens at your table! Beautiful pewter tankard and flatware! Hope you have a wonderful, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hugs, Poppy

  4. What a beautiful table and the lace tablecloth makes me think of Irish lace. Your meal sounds wonderful and so do those yummy looking cookies. Happy milestone birthday and welcome to the Medicare crowd, Ellen. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy your getaway and thanks for the Celtic Blessing. ☘

  5. Oh Ellen, you table looks Lovely!
    I’m not sure what you heard above the noise when I set them down before you… but the flowers are from all of us with love!

  6. Oh yum! I found your other blog too and see you are the one I need to follow for food. LOL! Your recipes look so delicious. Your table is wonderful, I love your fresh flowers and your pretty green stemware. So pretty!

  7. What a lovely way to honor the day and that blessing is very nice. I was surprised to see that you have yellow cabinets because I missed that, but I see now that it is a trick of lighting. They’d look good yellow, though, said the lover of the color.

  8. Ellen, thanks so much for taking the time to join in the blog crawl! You are a dear friend! Your flowers are gorgeous, and welcome to MEDICARE! Happy Birthday! Your table looks so pretty with the green glassware. Now this Irish girl doesn’t drink a drop, but I used to enter the Jameson Poetry Contest every year! Honorable mention, but never won. I guess they could tell I was a tea totaler!

  9. What a pretty table with green stem ware, pewter charges and fresh flowers! Happy Birthday, too! It’s a grand time of life you are entering! Medicare is the prize!! 🙂

  10. Your beautiful shades of green, fresh flowers, and lovely lace are the perfect combination for a beautiful Saint Patrick’s Day Tablescape. Happy birthday! Yea Medicare!!

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