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Monday, March 14, 2011

Irish My Way

I have to admit I haven't had time this year to pull together an Irish table in time so I'm linking back to last years post.  



Irish I'm not but today's table is my rendition of an simple Irish Tablescape with a little chuckle thrown in. May we all have the "luck of the Irish" at least for one day.


Yes I know the Irish don't eat Hostess Snowballs on St. Patrick's day but I just couldn't resist when I saw them in the store in all their green finery and they look so upscale on a sliver platter.  I am a lover of all things junk food and Snowballs are no exception.  They may not be served at an Irish meal but I plan to have one or maybe two sometime today. Also a tribute to one of my favorite Irish authors Maeve Binchy.


My under plate is Lenox Summer Greetings and was the only green plates that I have.  I picked up four place settings at a thrift shop in South Carolina for only $10. The serving plate is Bella Lux.



The stemware is from Pier 1 and the beautiful silver flatware is Maxfield Hotel from Pottery Barn. The table runner I found yesterday at Salvation Army for $1.99, its Liz Claiborne home style.


May the luck of the Irish be with everyone as we join
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20 comments:

Paula said...

Those Snowballs do look upscale on a silver platter. Your tablescape looks springy and perfect for St. Patrick's Day. When you actualy use a tablescape like this, do you take away the top plate and eat on the bottom one or do you eat on stacked plates?? I've always wondered about that.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I have looked and looked for the green snowballs. Oh, I want some sooo bad!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love snowballs, and I really need to find some green ones, or else die them with cake die. Love your vignette. Just perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

La said...

Erin go Bragh!

Donnie said...

Your table setting made those snowballs look exquisite. Bet they tasted good too.

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

What a pretty table!! I also love those silly Snowballs and buy them as soon as I see them. :)

Debbie said...

I love those green plates. I would enjoy having something like that here. I love green.

And the snowballs were just perfect in my book! I haven't seen hostess cakes around here in years. I thought that they had stopped making them.

Now, of course, I'm hungry for a snowball.

And BTW, your pictures look fantastic at the top.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, only you could make snowballs look this good. I too love snowballs and haven't had one in years. I love your silverware so much! Everything looks really pretty and I like the vignette you have set up with shamrock plant, book, silver...the works! Oh! Also love your new header!
Donna

Pat said...

Your table is beautiful!

The green snowballs look delish!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Rachel said...

Hostess snowballs! Those looke DELICIOUS! I love your tablescape!!!

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Okay, I can't stand Hostess snowballs, but your tablescape makes even me want to eat one!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love snowballs sweet lady. Your tablescape looks perfect for St. Patrick's Day ~~~Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes ~~~ Have a nice day ...
Diane

On Crooked Creek said...

Char,
I've a "wee" bit of Irish in me from my dear Daddy! Adored your post. .. yummy snowball cakes. . .save one for me, I'll be right over!
Lovely tablescape with a touch of whimsy! Surely, an Irish trasure!
Fondly,
Pat

Betty said...

Hi
The snowballs are very cute. I love your tablescape. Happy St Patty's Day
xo
Betty

Custom Comforts said...

Love your green snowballs! I've never seen those, but I wouldn't mind having one to munch on for desert right about now :)
I also love your banner with all the touches of pink. So pretty and springy.
Cindy

Marlis said...

OOh those snoballs are sooo wonderful. Gooey and rich and so satisfying.. the irish don't know what they are missing. Your green dishes are perfect.. plaid and all. love the runner too. thanks for dropping in and leaving your kind comments.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love your table, Miss Char! I think that's a very creative use of snowballs. Love it! And I love your flatware and dishes, too. Perfect St. Paddy's Table.

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Entertaining Women said...

I remember 'Snow Balls,' but I didn't know that they were still made. Makes me smile. Some great finds contributed to your lovely tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Rettabug said...

I missed this last year, Char!!! How fun that we were both on the same page with the snowballs...and the shamrock plant, too. LOL

Kathleen said...

I just saw those green snowballs at Rett's. I don't think we have them here in NY!
I love Maeve Binchy's books. I have read them all.