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Friday, March 15, 2013

I've come to the conclusion that I just don't have the Irish gene in me to do beautiful tablescapes like I see this time of year on so many blogs.  So once again I'm resurrecting my tablescape from a couple of years agoThe sad note this year is that the main characters from my tablescape are gone. Ms. Binchy passed away last July, she was one of my favorite authors and of course we all know what happened to the Hostess company.  I guess if there is a bright side to this its that a recent announcement was made that the Hostess company has been purchased and maybe next year at this time I'll have my green snowballs back in the pantry.

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.


NanaDiana said...

Well, it has made a beautiful resurrection! It looks beautiful. Hard to believe it is St. Paddy's Day already- xo Diana

On Crooked Creek said...

Miss Char,
What an exquisite tablescape for St. Patrick's Day!!!
I adore the dinnerware, stemware, and flatware choices!!! $1.99 for the table runner??? Amazing, dear friend!!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful Char, and your new header is perfect for Spring!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

I figured by now you had a complete service of the Spring Greeting! :) 'cause I saw some plates a little while back and paused over whether or not to pick them up for you...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I haven't had a snow ball in years but now you have me craving one. Your table is lovely and I especially like the pretty flatware.

Debbie said...

I need to join you in the no Irish gene corner because try as I might I never get a good St. Pat's table done either. This year, we just used some green floral dishes. Not a shamrock on the table.

But now, if I could just get my hands on a hostess snowball one more time, I would be doing the jig. I love them.