Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Little Green Tablescape

Dear Red Couch Readers, today I bring to you "a little bit of green" to brighten up your world as it brightened up my table today. 
I found these green chargers for a quarter at Wal-Mart after Christmas and thought:  "Ding, ding, ding, I will use them for St. Patrick's Day to give a pop to my table."
I tucked a bit of green checked fabric in my napkin bundle to add a little color.
I picked up these green plastic mugs at the Dollar Store.  Don't tell my children, but I am reusing these to put little gifties in for St. Patrick's Day.  Yes I am an awesome mom!
I have had these candlesticks for almost 20 years, and every once in awhile I remember to set them out for St. Paddy's Day.
Of course if you were here you would get a little treat -- Ande's Mints -- on your table.
The tablecloth is a new purchase from the Christmas Tree Store when I visited Virginia in February.
Here is a view of my bubbly glass.
I love this little Dollar Store sign, which I hang on my buffet -- it is my only St. Patrick's Day Decoration.
On the Homefront:  My daughter Tati's  end of the year swim banquet brought me doing table decorations.  Our school colors are blue -- our Mascot is a dinosaur -- so I did these yarn balls in turqoise and blue and placed them on the tables.  My daughter Talley and I made about 36 of these for the banquet.  Yes, we have no life!
And some good news.  My husband is coming home for about 5 days tomorrow.  Soooo good to see him.
Thanks for dropping by my couch!


Sarah said...

Joni, your green does make me smile. I need to get with the program and pull out my green. Thanks for the inspiration............Sarah

Lynn said...

Your table is very pretty Joni! I love the chargers and pretty candlesticks:@)

Lisa said...

Loving your tablescape - that was so smart to pick up green after Christmas (wish I had thought of it)!

Tricia said...

What a pretty table, Joni! I love the plaid and the gingham together. Great idea, using the Andes mints to add some green and some fun!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

I love your Tablescape, the green plaid and gingham are perfect companions!! So fresh and inviting..beautiful!

Alycia Nichols said...

First, HOORAY that hubby's coming home for a bit!!! I know that will be a wonderful homecoming! I like your ode to the Irish! You were able to get the point across with only one "obviously Irish" decoration in place! This is a table that could easily transition into a summertime table, too! You and your daughter have much patience to make that many yarn balls! That's a messy, tedious job from what I've heard! Yours look! Enjoy your time with hubby, and have a great weekend!

Marigene said...

Joni, you know I love this table with all the green! The candlesticks are great!
I can imagine how happy you will be to have your husband home for a few days...enjoy!

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE your beautiful St. Patrick's Day tablescape!!.. All the green checks and gingham!! Beautiful! ~tina

Marlis said...

Yeah on getting to spend time with your husband.. Have a wonderful time. I love your table.. only one irish themed piece in the mix! The white plates are fabulous.. omg.. Love the yarn balls.. xo marlis

On Crooked Creek said...

Soon the sound of the door opening, heavy footsteps and childrens shouts as hubby enters into your lives, once again!!!Being a retired Military wife...I definitely understand!!!
Your St. Patrick's Day Tablescape is adorable!!!
Enjoy your family time!!!

vignette design said...

Great green table! Love the green glasses and checks together.

Sue said...

Yes, you are an awesome mom:) Have fun with your husband home! Love the festive, green table!

Kathleen said...

SO happy dh is coming home for a visit!

Love your bright and cheery table, the chargers are perfect!
Thanks or linking to Let's Dish! Don't forget the big blog crawl next Wed.!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your table looks so festive and I like how you did it with simple items!
hugs, Linda

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great showing of your greens and especially those .25 green charger. I love a bargain! Congrats and enjoy your family and especially your hubby coming home.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your greens just make it seem like spring all over. I can't wait!

Debbie said...

I will start with a big YAY about your husband coming home for a week!! I remember so well when we were in that cross country situation growing up. You must be so excited!

As for the table, I just plain love it. My favorite part is the gingham linen. That doesn't just say Happy St. Patrick's Day; it says "happy" period.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

I am drawn to all the green checks! Love those green glass candlesticks. Enjoy your time with your husband!

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Sue said...

I don't have anything out for St. Pat's. I think I might have a couple things down in the dish room...maybe will be inspired to bring them up before the week is over. Your table looks great. Very smart on the chargers!

Glad you have a husband coming home. I'm not sure that I knew he was gone...but, I'm happy for you!