Sunday, March 9, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape - Cabbage, Parsley and Potatoes

We are putting on the Green! 
 With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, it was time to set an appropriate table.
Green is one of my favorite colors, but that could be because I was born on St. Patrick's Day!!  I am not  a speck of Irish, but I love to celebrate it!!
 I choose Irish foods as my inspiration this year.  Since I did not think it would be wise to use a hunk of Corned Beef for my centerpiece - I went with Cabbage, Parsley and Potatoes to tell the story!
It all started with the green and gold plates that were on clearance at HomeGoods.  You know - I have a hard time passing up a deal!
I stacked them up with several other dishes because the green in the small square dessert plate is much more olive that the green in the patterned plate - but once I put a few plates between them it wasn't as noticeable.
This was the first time I have ever bought food to match my plates.  I went to the grocery store to by some potatoes and I found my self picking out Klondike Goldust Potatoes just because they went better with my color scheme!  
I added a little shamrock button to my burlap napkins to give it a little more character.
Of course I included my favorite Irish saying,
May You be in Heaven a Half Hour Before the Devil Knows You're Dead!

I celebrate every year with a traditional green beer, I would love to hear how you celebrate!
May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

Burlap Chargers - a couple month's ago at Hobby Lobby with coupon only $1.99 a piece!
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery last year
Green and Gold Patterned brim plates - Home Goods a couple weeks ago on clearance
White scalloped edge salad plate - Pier 1 Imports two years ago- but I think they still carry them
Wheat (Gold) Sorrento Signature Salad Plate and Oregano square dessert plate - Butterchurn Kitchen wares in Walnut Creek Ohio
Green Wine Glasses - World Market last year
Burlap Napkins-by Nancy's Nook - Olde Picket Fence in Hartville, Ohio
Gold Flatware - many, many years ago at Value City (now closed)
Burlap runner - on loan from my girlfriend, Jean - she may never get it back!
The Trophy shaped urns were a clearance item in Target a couple years ago.

I will be linking up to the following parties:
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings The Heart of Your Home
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials & Tips Link Party @Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Your table looks wonderful! Love the colour combo's and how they mix so well together. How great that you used food as your centerpiece and picked the right "shade" of potatoes! Terrific! I think I have the same gold-en flatware and will be using it in my SP's t'scape. Hope you have a Happy Bday!


  2. Super cute and clever centerpiece! I need to remember to shop the produce section to help with a color scheme! Happy Almost-Birthday!

  3. Ann, the table is beautiful and I love your centerpiece. The thing I really noticed, though, is your photography. You did a wonderful job photographing everything. Also, happy early birthday - how wonderful to be born on such a fun holiday!!

  4. Love all the texture and green goodness of your St. Patrick's table. Your veggies,and fresh things in the tablescape are perfect with your pretty dishes. Happy St. Patrick's Day, and Happy Birthday!

  5. Love this and all of it's earthiness! Moss is a wonderful thing. The stack is fantastic.

    Do link to Seasonal Sundays this week!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  6. Oh I love it, so pretty and love your little quote too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. The POTATOES are the perfect touch - my Irish eyes are still smiling. Happy B-day to a true Irish woman... Maureen the Irish Queen...

  8. So full of green! Love the cabbage and potatoes and glad you decided not to include corned beef!! Delightful! I always love your tables~

  9. Ann, I love the bounty of green and herbs in your centerpiece! Your rustic burlap touches and little shamrock button detail on your napkin are wonderful! Happy Almost Birthday!

  10. I chuckled when I read that you bought food to match your plates! I love the green plant material and will borrow that idea for my dinner party next week.

  11. That's funny about the potatoes- I did the same with my pistachio muffins! I do like the rustic elements in the center of the table with the potatoes, parsley and cabbage. The dish stack looks great! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  12. Hi Ann,
    I love all your natural elements for your centerpiece, especially the matching potatoes... too cute!! Your dishes are so pretty and all your shades of green remind me of the patchwork of green colors in the countryside of Ireland. Happy Birthday to you! 🍀

  13. I absolutely love the way you stacked the plates! Such a clever idea with the nature and rustic center..I will have to remember this! So very creative and cute!

  14. Your stack of greens is perfect. I look to nature to see that all greens can work together beautifully. Love the idea of the parsley on the table. I'm making a note of that! '-)
    Happy St. Pat's Day!

  15. Beautiful your plate stack.

  16. I love it all and the burlap napkin was an eye catcher for me! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. I will think of your birthday on Monday! Happy early Birthday.

    You were very creative with your tablescape. I love the textures that abound. The first thing I noticed was the fringed burlap napkin in your glass with the tiny shamrock accent. Love it. Then I was impressed with your centerpiece. So neat to use food as your theme.

    Great layering of dishes.

  18. Absolutely beautiful. Love the burlap and natural green touches!

  19. Such a pretty table. I really like that you used all the food in your centerpiece..
    Happy Birthday..(just read this on Monday)
    Love, Mona

  20. Love all the layering going on here! Happy St. Patrick's day!

  21. Absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous tablescape you have created! I love the play of color and texture and how beautifully you layered the plates.....stunning! The centerpiece is so very innovative and looks perfectly pretty:) Loving your gold flatware! Happy St Paddy's Day and a very Happy Almost Birthday! ~ hugs, Poppy

  22. Ann, this is one of my favorites this all the green, especially the edible centerpiece! Nice plate stack...lots of textures on your table.
    Have a wonderful week.

  23. Annie, I love your table!!
    Enjoy your green beer on your St. Patty's day birthday!
    Your Irish Sister, Barb

  24. Adorable and ediblecenterpiece, I love it, as it'll go directly to Spring, perfect! Your layering is lovely with the gorgeous dishes in Green and White. imply stunning my riend! Happy birthday and happy St. Pat's Day too!

  25. How fortunate to have a St. Paddy's Day birthday! Your layering of plates is so pretty and really shows all the colors. I love your centerpiece from the grocery for it has so much texture. A fabulous tablecsape and ideas for me to remember!


  26. So pretty! Love your dishes, such a beautiful combination. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  27. Happy Birthday, you lucky girl!
    I love this table, it is perfect. Those burlap chargers are amazing! I need a Hobby Lobby!
    Thanks so much for taking part in the 6th Annual Irish Blog Crawl!

  28. How beautiful! Love all your green. Happy Birthday....mine was the 15th.


  29. Love the St. Patrick's Day tablescape. Everything is just beautiful! New Follower.

  30. I love this, as well as all your tablescapes. Simply beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Very much appreciated.