I’m not a big St. Patrick’s Day person. Are you?
I like to give ideas for tablescapes at those times when you don’t have event- or holiday-specific decor. St. Patrick’s Day tables don’t require loads of green, shamrocks, and gold pots a-plenty.
Most of us have gotten away from brass fixtures and gold accessories. I read a technique recently for discovering certain colors in your surroundings. The article said to concentrate on a color as you walk through your home, and that color will pop out to you everywhere.
As I sit here writing this post, I look up and see more items with gold highlights shimmering at me. But over the last few days, I struggled with this week’s tablescape.
As a matter of fact, last night I told PAM over the phone just before going to sleep that I wasn’t doing a tablescape this week. Ha!
As soon as I woke up this morning, this table was already coming together. I fussed with myself over doing it after committing NOT to do it.
But, tablescapes come together very quickly for me – once I get started with a piece of the vision.
I wish everything did. I discovered this fabric that PAM gave me, so I cut out the napkins. I’ll stitch around them another day…no time this morning. 🙂
I found only one set of green plates (that are – ha! – for spring). You’ll see them again soon, you can be sure of it.
You’ve seen all these plates and the bronze ware before but never in this combination. You know how I love my Dollar Tree smokey grey stems!
You may wonder why the pom-poms.
This is why. It’s ice, not snow.
Along with gold, this morning as I listen to ice tickling the windows, I’ve got ice-skating on my mind.
While looking for gold, I noticed the pom-poms left over from my Pom-Pom Initial project. They remind me of ice skate pom-pom shoe-laces, so I decided to tie them onto the cold frame.
They have as much to do with this table as the runner…just some quirky additions to throw in the element of surprise. I’m
weird daring like that.
I hope you have better weather than we do this morning. While things aren’t supposed to be perfect every day, I’d love for you to enjoy something perfect about your day.
Can you share one – something perfect about your day – something you’re thankful for?
I’ll start. I’m oh, so thankful for this comfortable chair in my warm den surrounded by newly-discovered things of gold. I see six now!
Like when finding the gold, once you concentrate on being thankful, those things pop out to you everywhere. This hot cup of coffee…you, my fun readers…
I’m skating over to share at Tablescape Thursday.