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 ago. The 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.