Are you looking for timeless, inexpensive St Patricks Day Table Decorations? If you are, you’ve come to the right place!
My friend Meg of Green with Decor invited me to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Home Tours(thanks, Meg!). Before you go, be sure to check out the other ideas from the other talented and fabulous blogs listed at the bottom of this post. But for now, let me show you what I came up with and share oodles of table setting pretty picture goodness with you!
TABLE SETTING HISTORY
According to Wikipedia, “table setting or place setting refers to the way to set the table with tableware—such as eating utensils and for serving and eating. The arrangement for a single diner is called a place setting. The practice of dictating the precise arrangement of tableware has varied across cultures and historical periods.” This definition is followed by 13 – thirteen – photos of the different courses and service settings throughout a formal meal. It’s dizzying. And if that weren’t enough to attest to the seriousness of table-scaping, Y’all, Amazon has a book on the “Art of Table Setting.” I’m not all about that. I’m honestly excited if I can put the utensils in the right place (fork on the left), and about using what’s around the house – well, save for a few gold and green coins that I picked up!
HOW TO SET A TABLE WITH INEXPENSIVE ST PATRICKS DAY DECORATIONS
Color played a huge part in this table setting. For a table runner, I pieced together three fat quarters of quilting fabric in coordinating colors and patterns.
The centerpiece is a combination of spring flowers and plants in yellows, whites and a shot of plum. I used two potted shamrock plants, one in purple, one in green – you can find them at most grocery stores at this time of year – daffodils from my yard, as well as a bouquet of Shasta daisies, green pincushion flowers, and freesia, all displayed together in a large basket. Like the table, it’s loose and informal.
The gold chargers are ones I’ve used for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The plates and silverware are those we use for every day – it’s so fun to dress up ordinary things for a holiday. No matter what you serve it looks fantastic!
The napkins are folded into a clover shape and topped with a gold coin embellished St. Patrick’s Day ribbon.
A few other inexpensive, festive touches make this table fit for any leprechaun who might want to leave his pot o’ gold!
While this table setting will not end up on Wikipedia, my family so enjoyed it, and I hope I was able to provide you with a few ideas for your table this St. Patrick’s Day!
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Huge thanks again to Meg for including me in this home tour. It’s been so much fun! Please, be sure to visit the other links for more St. Patrick’s Day decorating inspiration!