Happy Monday! St. Patrick’s Day is a week away and in anticipation, I’m sharing some love of the Irish with the wearing of the green at the table.
A longstanding Irish tradition, “The Wearing of the Green” originally referred to wearing a shamrock in one’s hat on or a jacket lapel and has roots in the seventeenth century, when wearing symbols of Catholicism or support for the Irish Republic was forbidden in Ireland. The Irish defiantly wore shamrocks, and later green clothing, to symbolize their faith and support for an independent Ireland.
My inspiration for my St. Patrick’s Day-themed table came from an assortment of vintage St. Patrick’s Day postcards and a shamrock embroidered runner.
I’ve always loved vintage postcards that have survived through the years. . .oh the stories they could tell.
I picked up the postcards at an antique mall for a couple of dollars each . . .the oldest one with a post mark of 1911, addressed to ‘Mary’. ☘️
An embroidered shamrock runner is layered over a green herringbone patterned tablecloth. . .
For each petal on the shamrock. This brings a wish your way – Good health, good luck, and happiness. For today and every day.
– Irish Blessing
Help yourself to a sweet shamrock, a Grace’s Irish Oatmeal Biscuit, served up in a cabbage leaf bowl!
I recycled my Monday Morning Blooms pitchers, filled with white and green grocery store flowers. . .
Hydrangeas, alstroemeria, stock, mums, spray roses and hyacinths.
Cabbage Plates / Bordallo Pinheiro, Tuesday Morning, several years ago
Ironstone pitchers & postcards / vintage
Flatware / Hampton Forge, Sophia, Horchow
Charges & Napkins / Pier 1
Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond
Goblets / Artland Iris
Shamrock runner and green tablecloth / Amazon
Grace’s Irish Oatmeal Biscuits / World Market
☘️ Erin Go Bragh Ireland Forever ☘️
Here’s to an island fair and green,
Where the laugh is heard and the smile is seen,
Here’s to her blue skies and jolly fine weather,
Oh here’s to the Ireland we all love together.
Find a round up of of recipes and table inspiration to help you Eat, Drink and Be Irish, HERE.