Tuesday, March 13, 2012

4th Annual St. Paddy's Day Blog Crawl At Cuisine Kathleen

This post is dedicated to two of my friends, both fair lassies!  Kathleen J. of the O'Hearn clan and Diane of the Collins' clan.  Top o' the mornin' to both of these fine colleens

It's that time to add a little wearin' of the green to my home

A quick trip to Dollar Tree for the felt shamrock and silk carnations ,and a cute green mug to use as a vase.  The tea cloth was an EBay purchase made after seeing Kathleen's linky party last year!  I was blogging just a couple of days, and was absolutely mesmerized by the whole thing.  I was quite linky challenged for awhile.

I think this might be a shillelagh?  (Update:  It is a harp, a shillelagh is a walking stick!  Thanks Pat and Diane!)  Forgive me, I've not one drop of Irish blood, but I do enjoy a good St.Paddy's party!  There is a corned beef in my freezer and buttermilk to be used in my Irish soda bread.  Only problem is, I hope I can read the recipe :/

This is the pan I like to bake my soda bread in.  I bought it at a lovely tea room and gift shop called Granny McCarthy's in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

I am pushing myself a little here, so just did one place setting to give you a general idea.  I found the cutest demit tasse cups with shamrocks in Christmas Tree Shop.  

I popped in some mint Lindt truffles.

Close up of the saucer.

Please be sure to stop by and visit all the other participating blogs.  I guarantee they will knock your green socks off!  Thanks to the very talented Kathleen for hosting this each year, She does a great job and has lots of prizes.  

I leave you with this Poem for a Friend.....(author unknown)

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter, too
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!



  1. Yay, Barbara, you're back!!! You did a great job with this table. I love seeing everyone's Irish treasures every year. :)

    That's a beautiful tea cloth you found on e-bay last year. I do love Irish linens. Your soda bread pan is so pretty; love the celtic knot border. I also love your little green rooster plate. Everything looks so festive.

    I'm glad you're on the mend Barbara, and I hope you have a great week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. Luck of the Irish be with ya. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  3. Barbara F.,
    What a great Irish table everything is very festive looking & that baking dish is beautiful.
    Glad your on the mend. Love that poem. Have a good week.

  4. It is good that you are bouncing back after your surgery! I've missed your posts. I especially enjoyed this one as I have Irish ancestry and enjoy observing the day.

  5. Love your fun setting Barbara, the tea cloth is really neat and cute cups! Hope you're getting better by the day:@)

  6. Dearest Barbara,
    Wonderful tablescape♡♡♡
    Thanks to blogging, I've learned lots of other culture!!!
    I hope you are really bouncing back and feeling better, my friend.
    Lots of love and Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

  7. Barbara, you are so sweet to join the party. You should be resting! Love your table! The tea cups are lovely. Wishing you miles and miles of Irish smiles ;o)

  8. Your table setting is lovely. I have always thought that the Irish were a jolly people. I was married 31 years ago by a happy Irish priest. Love this tea cup and saucer and all the splashes of green.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  9. Beautiful greens here, girl..
    Happiest St. Paddys Day to ye.......

  10. I would love both a tea cloth like that and a cup and saucer like that. They are both so very much up my alley.

    I'm so glad to see you up and about in time for the blog crawl. I didn't even have eye surgery, and I haven't begun to crawl yet. Good grief I've been busy.

  11. Happy St Patrick's Day to you! Are you sure you have no Irish blood in you? You sure do it up well!I love all the special touches on your table. I remember the wonderful tea we enjoyed at McCarthy's.

  12. Just lovely Barbara!!! I don't have a drop of Irish blood in me, but you can still call me Patti O'Furniture on St. Paddy's Day!! xxoo

  13. Happy St. Patricks Day to you--I don't have any Irish blood either, but why pass up a good reason to celebrate something? Especially when there is soda bread to be eaten. Thank you for the nice blessing I am enjoying reading all the different Irish blessings today! Linda

  14. mint truffles...yummy, of course I notice the sweets first...but I love all of your green! Yes, it is so much fun seeing everyone's green posts.

  15. Your tea cloth is just lovely! I love the delicate shamrocks! Sweet little cup. I bought one too, it is just so cute.
    Thanks so much for joining the crawl and your kind words!
    I will have a zeppole in your honor on the 19 th!

  16. Happy St. Patrick's Day! So good to see you posting. I'm part of the blog crawl, too, and had a great time with it.

  17. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Tablescape you did a wonderful job putting this together for St. Patrick's Day.I hope you are really bouncing back and feeling better, my friend. Thank so much for your funny comment. I also have to have eye Surgery but not right now.
    I hope you have a wonderful week sweet lady with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  18. Barbara, what fun, fun, table decor!! I do enjoy 'dressing up' the table for *all* of the holidays!! I need to make a table runner for St. Paddy's day ... perhaps in time for NEXT year. LOL! It's good to *see* you here -- hugs!!!! :)

  19. Hi Barbara!

    I know you made your Irish friends happy with this festive post! The design on your tablecloth is a harp --it is one of Ireland's natonal symbols and used to be on their coins before they joined the EURO. A shilllagh is a thick natural walking stick.

    I love the shamrock teacup and saucer --I wish there were a CTS here in Brooklyn -- I miss out on all the cute things you and Kathleen buy!!

    ♣ Happy Saint Patrick's Day!♣

  20. Well, this Irish girl thinks your tablescape is fabulous! Charming to the extreme!

  21. I went to Ireland back in 1995... I was "in love" with this Irish "bloke"... but he went back "home" and I just had to admit he would never commit...
    Well, I got married to my husband 4 years after that...

  22. Love the embroidered table topper, beautiful!

  23. Love the details! Thanks for sharing. I should pop up if you add me to your side bar.I had to start my blog over and lost all my followers,but i am popping up now Joann

  24. Love that Irish poem Barbara; speaks to my soul. What a great post to celebrate St Pat's.

  25. Your tea cloth is beautiful! I love your teacup too! Thanks for stopping by to visit me. I love it!
    Blessings My Friend,

  26. Even more beautiful shamrock china. I've seen such lovely pieces on the blog crawl. Thank you for sharing yours. Sorry I'm late to arrive, but I've been away from my computer. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

  27. Hi Barbara,

    Beautiful Irish decorations! The shamrock cup and saucer are just the cutest with the truffles.


  28. Hi Barbara! Oh, what a precious setting! Your cloth and dishes are so pretty! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. What a wonderful tablesetting for St. Patrick's Day! Love that embroidered cloth. I do have some Scotch-Irish on one side of the family. We had corned beef and cabbage for dinner this evening. Your soda bread looks delicious! Don't overdo, my friend. Take care of yourself.


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