Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

In 2011 I started a blog, I was technically challenged and in a tech fog

I stumbled upon a site so green, pretty dishes and great food called Cuisine Kathleen

There was a St. Paddy's Day blog crawl, you just had to link
but being tech challenged, I just could not think

I visited and commented and made quite a fuss
Next year, I told the birdies, this will be us!

So I gathered whatever I could that was green
to link up and party with the Divine Kathleen

It sure doesn't matter that I am Italian descent

Everyone is Irish at this fun event!

So grab a libation, pull up a chair

you'll swear you're in Dublin when you visit here!

I will also be partying at Tablescape Thursday and Seasonal Sundays; for more great tables, please be sure to stop by.  And because the prompt is green, also joining Thursday Inspiration, and Green Day and to welcome back Natasha for G'Day

Tablecloth - gift several years ago (please excuse the wrinkles)
Shamrock glasses, Eamon, Ireland - gift last summer from a downsizing friend, also four 'on the rocks'.  Thanks, Diane
White square plates, $ Tree, green salad, Fishs Eddy, small salad/appetizer Corelle Ivy, thrift store
Stainless - Christmas Tree Shop
Napkins (reversible) - I made them (with lots of help) 
Sparkling ornaments - Pier I



  1. How fun. Really cute and pretty things. I'm speaking with an accent now!! LOL

  2. LOVE THIS! I think you and Kathleen are the best St Patrick's Day blog poets of Blogdom, Barbara!

    Your shamrock glasses are so pretty!

    Have a happy St. Patrick's Day on Sunday!

  3. Barbara you are a poet!!! This post had me smiling ear to ear! Great job :)

  4. Love your cute tablescape! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

  5. Love the rhyme ;o) You sure know how to decorate for a non-Irish gal. Happy St. Paddy's Day, O' Barbara!! xo

  6. What a fun poem, Barbara! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is techie challenged. You put together a cute Irish table with your thrift store finds! Happy St. Patrick's Day!! xo

  7. Cute poem Barbara! K's Blog crawl was only my 3rd post of all time, this is the 4th year... Time does fly! Lovin' your super cute shamrock glasses-enjoy:@)

  8. Oh. Love the Corelle featured...I've got to figure out how I might use mine. I never knew that you were a "new" blogger. You've always seemed right at home.

  9. Dearest Barbara,
    Wow, Happy St. Patrick's Day♡♡♡ How gorgeously you created this post for the event, my friend. Haha, I didn't know the word "libation".

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  10. Love it all, Barbara. What a fun tablescape! I've been making the corned beef and cabbage dinner for years. My boys still look forward to it and I'll be making it again on Sunday. I can use some inspiration for the table. I'm in the throes of Easter decorating, but will have to whisk it away to bring on the leprechauns for one day.
    Happy St. Patty's Day to you. I think on the 17th we can all claim to be Irish, can't we?

  11. Love your poem and your table Barbara! I really really love your napkins!

  12. You have a true talent with the your poetry in the post. The darling tablescape is perfect for St. Patrick's Day I love the napkins and great being reversible. You are enjoying the tablescaping and hope your March 17th is happy day.


  13. Cute post, Barbara! Your table is beautiful!..Christine

  14. Get on down with your bad self!!!! That was such a cute rhyme!!! I'm so glad that this year the luck o' the Irish is with you so that you are less tech-challenged and able to fully participate! You put together such a cute table, and I'm impressed that you MADE the napkins even if you did have lots of help. Heck, even with help I'm a mess at sewing!!! :-) Fun post! Have a fun weekend celebrating Italian-Irish style!!! :-)

  15. You do Irish so well! Great great glasses.. Loved this post, made me smile.. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's day and sending all the good Irish blessings your way.. xo marlis

  16. Hi Barb, well, we are all lucky that you decided to take that plunge and join the blog world! You poem is perfect. Enjoy St. Patty's on S.I. Linda

  17. Barbara, I was reading your post when I saw your comment come through in my email. We were visiting each other at the same time. '-)
    This is a darling post. Love the cute rhyme, and your table is delightful. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah
    Let me know if you get something on King's Lane. So many pretty choices.

  18. Barb,

    I love your St. Pat's Day post....

    So you are of Italian Descent... I am of Polish descent but grew up in an area where many Italians settled along with Polish, Slovak and Russian immigrants. Many of my friends were Italian and i visited their Nonni's and ate a lot of homemade pasta!!! Italian food is my favorite and my downfall as far as my weight.....

    I think the new Pope will be quite an inspirational Pope. Joe was home and we were both glued to the TV yesterday and i too became emotional. He seems so kind and unpretentious.

    Thanks so much for always stopping by!!


  19. St. Patrick's Day is one of those celebrations that makes everyone happy no matter what nationality. No Irish blood in this house either! Love your fun, Irish place setting!

  20. Very clever! So glad you joined the party this year -- it's my first time, too. I especially love your clover-etched glasses!

  21. My family's heritage is German and Cherokee Indian, but it's fun to particiate in Kathleen's party since green is my favorite color. I love those shamrock glasses on your table. You and the birdies did a fine savvy or putting your post together!

  22. your words are so fun! and so clever...thanks for visiting me..please come again..


  23. You're certainly in green mode, a lovely St. Paddy's tablescape.

  24. Barbara,
    You figured all this out, I do see, dear one!!!
    So~o~o glad you made it to the Party this year!!!
    Loved your poem with all the fabulous green tablescaping decor!!! Part of me shares your heritage, as well!!!
    Visiting from Mary's!!!
    Happy Saint Patrick's Day from the Irish part of me!!!

  25. Your green tablescape is very cute. I didn' t know about S.Patrick' s Day, thanks for sharing it.

  26. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Green carnations are so much fun.

  27. Oh Barbara, that was such fun! Love the poem & I love your table too!

  28. What a fun post, Barbara! Love the shamrock glassware.

  29. Those plates with the ivy worked out perfectly. Great table, I would swear your were Irish. xo Ginger

  30. My first comment disappeared.
    Love the way the Ivy dish worked out. Your table is lovely. I think there is a little Irish in you sweet lady. xo Ginger

  31. I saw your question to Beth at Beyond the Garden Gate regarding lilacs not blooming...
    #1 problem is light... they need at least six hours of sun. #2... they like alkaline soil... use lime if necessary. #3... avoid too much nitrogen which encourages foliage rather than bloom. #4... Don't prune in spring and after bloom only to mid-summer. If the plants are young, they may just be establishing themselves... it takes some time for certain varieties to take off, even if they did bloom initially. I hope this helps... Larry

  32. What a fun table! Your little smiling leprechaun is so cute and I love your poem. Happy St.Patrick's Day!

  33. Hi Barbara, Your table looks pretty and I like your poem. Larry gave you good input regarding the lilacs. I have to say I have two very established old-fashioned varieties, and they thrive. I don't do much at all for them other than add a little compost every couple of years. I also have one of the newer varieties and it's a bit less maintenance-free. I moved it once as it wasn't getting enough sun; that took care of the problem and it's growing much better now. Good luck, Barbara! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  34. This is soooo cute, and I love your story with a rhyme! Great job!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  35. Aren't you happy you made the decision to start blogging....isn't it the best...thanks you for visiting my little blog....I do live in the South not France but I guess you read my profile...I love it in the South and it's a wonderful place to live....and they do welcome (somewhat) Italians...although they seem not to trust us too much.....and Italians from Jersey really get the business..but they seem to be getting used to us.....hope you visit again....Thanks Sue.

  36. I love your blog Barbara! I have to make corned beef and cabbage for my Italian hubby every years! Very cute pix.
    Thanks for your visit.

  37. Oh who wouldn't want to party with you Barbara - I'm half Irish by birth - but who cares!!!
    Love all your green and I celebrate everyone - we met such wonderful people when we visited Rome at Christmas time.
    They didn't know us from Adam but they shared their home made Limoncello with us (New Zealanders) in a little restaurant in Roma!!!
    Lovely to meet up with you Katherine
    Shane ♥

  38. I wish I could come up with a fancy rhyme but after a week of teaching I'm brain dead! I love your rhyme,though, and your wonderful St Patrick's Day post!

    Hope your green day is fabulous.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  39. Cute pst Barbara! Love the story and poetry! Cute table!

  40. What fun - love the wee bit of Irish that you've shared Barbara! I should really try to dig something out I'm sure that I have something if I look hard enough!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  41. Love your sweet St. Patrick's Day table. Those etched glasses are beautiful! Thanks so much for contributing to Thursday's Inspiration, and Happy St. Pat's Day! xoxo

  42. How fun! I love the shamrock glass.
    I found you today at G'Day Saturday's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and say hello, too.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  43. Olá, feliz Dia de S. Patrício! Desconhecia que celebravam este dia e o seu significado e cores. Pesquisei na Net e fiquei elucidada. O seu "post" está maravilhosos com os trevos e o verde! Lindo. Abraços Ailime

  44. Thank you for your visit! I should like so much if you could see my Green Day here: Thanks. Hugs Ailime

  45. Hi Barbara, Well this is a very Irish blog post and I love it! Glasses with shamrocks, lucky Irish coins and all that green sure gets my vote!
    Wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day......

    The French Hutch

  46. As peças em tons de verde trazem frescor à mesa...adorei, muito simpático. Beijos!

  47. I am still in a fog sometimes but I sure love blogging! And I'm glad we are friends! Enjoy your weekend! Sweet hugs!

  48. I LOVE this, Barbara, and I am so honored!

    Your table is delightful.
    Your poetry grand,
    Can't wait to meet you
    On NY's Long Ireland! :)

    Thanks so much for crawling in the St. Patrick's Blog Crawl!

  49. Fotos perfeitas para celebrar São Patricks Day, adorei tudo! Grande abraço e grande final de semana!

  50. Olá
    Fotos das mesas bem postas me encheram de saúde... Cada louça maravilhosa!!!
    Bjs fraternos de paz e bem

  51. Barbara~ Love your clever poem! Your smiling leprechaun is so festive along with your shamrock glasses! It's fun being Irish for a day or week :) Wishing you & the birdies a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  52. Cute fun post Barbara! Very festive touches all over, love the sparkly leprechaun!

  53. Oh Wow it all looks wonderful Barbara!

    Wow, wow wow!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    May you always have
    Walls for the winds,
    A roof for the rain,
    Tea beside the fire,
    Laughter to cheer you,
    Those you love near you,
    And all your heart might desire!


    ps thanks for linking up with Green Day

  54. Barbara - love how you joined in the fun with a poem, after Kathleen set the stage! Your shamrock plates and glasses are so cute and the leprechaun surely will bring you and the Birdies some Irish luck!

  55. Well, that was fun! I love how you got right into the spirit - and I can never resist a poem.

  56. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you. May the sun come up and bless you.

  57. So neat to hear of how it all began.

    - The Tablescaper

  58. Don't know if you'll see this, but this is SO CUTE! If you hadn't mentioned it in an email, I would have missed it. I seem to have so little time these days to just sit and enjoy my blog hopping.

    I'm blog HOPING that will change soon!

  59. Thanks so much for linking up to the Say G'Day Party. You are so sweet!!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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