Shamrocks Usher Spring Blooms to the Table

It all began with thoughts of green and white.  I’m not Irish, but I had St. Patty’s Day in mind for this table.  Shamrocks from Dollar Tree are all you need!

Shamrock Accents

Since we enjoyed spring on many February days, I decided St. Patrick’s Day needs acknowledgement early, too.

This particular day was warm but dark and drizzly.

Tea Towel Place Mats

We have green and white tea towels for place mats.  I’d collected all green and white dishes at the time.

Green and White

When it came to napkins, I was drawn to this blooming cloth.

Shamrock Accents

At that point, yellow salad plates were added to the stack.

Plate Stack

Last week when I set this table, nothing was blooming in our yard.  Yet.

Spring Blooms and Shamrocks

Wal-Mart garden department had these beauties tucked over to the side – Polyanthus Primrose.  I bought seven.

Polyanthus Primrose

Why seven?  I don’t know…the number of completion in the Bible…an odd number, often preferred in decorating…truth is, I couldn’t decide which colors, and I wanted every one!

Three are in this pot of gold – well, brass really.  I know I can’t fool you!  😉

Pot of Gold/Brass

I’m glad I didn’t plant the blooms yet.  Over the weekend, we had a couple of 22-degree nights.  Yikes!

Matching Blooms

This week, there are a few blooms popping open in our yard.  You’ll see them in tomorrow’s What’s Blooming Wednesday #53.  You’ll also see the beginnings of my year of sacrifice.  :-/

Spring Shamrocks and Blooms

Are you still having freezing temps?  Do you have spring blooms yet?

Blessings~

I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday.

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Comments

  1. says

    Kim, such a happy table on this gray Tuesday morning. Love the nod to St. Patrick’s Day. The dish towels look so crisp and make a wonderful background for your dish stack…love the blooming napkins! Are you serving breakfast at this lovely table this morning, if so I could pop in? Happy Tuesday.
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    • says

      Thanks, Pam. Yes, I’d love for you to pop in! Not sure I have what you need for Whole30, but possibly you could sneak in a biscuit? It is a dreary looking day so far, but if you visited, you’d brighten things greatly! Hope your day turns shiny! 🙂

  2. Belinda Longwith says

    Gorgeous table! Our weather has been in the 70’s and 40’s lately and the daffodils are in full bloom here in NW Ark. A taste of spring but I must say I’d like at least one BIG snow, just one. Thank you for your beautiful ideas.

    • says

      Thank you! Your weather sounds similar to ours. We’re both due for a heavy bug year with no freezing temps for long enough. Get out the bug spray! 🙂

    • says

      You are right! It’s been so warm this winter with no flowers. Warm weather seams strange without flowers. Yes, you got it right – primroses. I hope you’re heeling nicely! 🙂

  3. robin says

    First thing I noticed was how well the tablescape went with your green walls. I like how the flowers and napkin add a pop to the whole thing.

    I was thinking about St Pat’s Day today. Tomorrow I’m putting away the XOXO chargers and red plates and getting out the green, changing the red tablecloth to green, and getting out the green plates.

    I guess I will have to find the decorations too. LOL I don’t have many St Pat’s Day stuff anymore. I got rid of a lot when I moved.

    Temps here today were in the 60s…breezy and slightly sunny. PERFECT. I like to have to wear a light jacket. Sunday and Monday were VERY cold. Boooo. LOL!

    Today was book-mending day. Hymnals and Bibles. I glued missing pages back in. When you use the right glue….it makes it so much better! I bought PVA ph neutral glue. It makes all the difference!

    Tomorrow I will be starting the harder task…fixing the books that have covers and back that have fallen off. Fixing those takes a lot of time. Ya have to take everything apart and re-do. But thanks to Youtube I, too, can be a bookbinder! ha!

    • says

      Thank you, Robin. I don’t have many St. Patty decorations, either. Sunday and Monday were very cold here, too. 22 degrees both nights – more like your temps than ours. You are truly a woman of many talents, you bookbinder, you! 😉

    • says

      Ooh. I’m guessing y’all have another couple of months before warming up well? Sunshine is a mood lifter. I hope it lasts! 🙂

    • says

      Thank you, Jenna. The napkins were nice, but not nearly as nice as when I stumbled upon the flowers! It makes my heart sing, too. 🙂

  4. says

    After two weeks of unseasonably warm weather, I had to shovel snow and remove ice from the driveway this morning. Needless to say this beautiful spring table is like a breath of fresh air. Thank You!

    • says

      Thank you, Sandra. Things are certainly abnormal this year! I hope you enjoyed your weather tease while it lasted. 🙂

  5. says

    The table is looking amazing with these colorful towels and flowers. I wish I could do this for my lovely family and once again thanks kim for this inspiration.

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