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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

W e e Bit Irish. . .

On Crooked Creek,
both "Mr. Ed" and I are a wee bit Irish. 

 In honour of our Irish heritage,
I created a  Saint Patrick's Day tablescape!

My inspiration for this tablescape 
comes from our Cabbage Tureen!

continue in On Crooked Creek's dining room.

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I chose this sage green, ecru and tan 
windowpane tablecloth as a backdrop, 
then added a ecru linen tablecloth
for a more dramatic appearance. 

Using my everyday Gibson sage dinnerware 
combined with select vintage unmarked creamy ivory pieces,
kept that streamlined design amidst this tablescape.

In lieu of a place mat,
a Sage green dinner plate becomes a charger.

Angling rims gives greater visual appeal
as seen here in the top rim shot!

The contrast of sage green against the ecru linen tablecloth
creates a continuation of the Saint Patrick's Day color palette.

Continuing with a sage green salad plate. . .

 then adding an unmarked vintage soup bowl. . .

gives a stunning angled top rim shot!

By continued layer and angling,
my choice of dinnerware has created 
a Cabbage Rose for my dining room table!

Sometimes needing a refresher course 
on "perfect place settings",
this illustration from Pottery Barn 
enables me to achieve the effect I desire.

Showcasing my newly acquired 
vintage restaurant ware SYRACUSE `` CHINA 
                                                   94 ` A             U. S. A.
saucers for a bread plate with bread knife.
I, also, included my new ironstone butter pats.

Our everyday Oneida flatware complete with soup spoon.

Libby Claret Wine stemware serves as our water goblet.

I chose a less formal 
gold and tan stripe cloth napkin
held loosely with a leaf painted ecru napkin ring.

The subtle addition of color
keeps this monochromatic color scheme from
becoming too monotonous.

This ceramic Cabbage Tureen is the second I've owned. 
My first was purchased with Wedding Gift money in 1969!
However, during one of our Military Moves, 
it was broken beyond repair.
"Mr. Ed" and I purchased this one in an Antique Shop
in Louisburg, Kansas in 1990 
for double the amount of the original.

A pair of ironstone planters filled with faux Snowball blooms, 
in white and celadon green, 
extends our Saint Patrick's Day tablescape
On Crooked Creek!

Turning my vintage McCoy creamy ivory bowl upside down
creates a dramatic presence for the Cabbage Tureen.

Of course, this pair of birds not only enhances the color palette,
but adds a touch of whimsy to our Saint Patrick's Day tablescape!

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I'll leave you with our favorite
Saint Patrick's Day Blessing
as you browse through the elements, once more. . .

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back,

the sun shine warm upon you face,

the rain fall soft upon your fields,

and until we meet again

may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek will be joining

Tablescape Thursday!

And. . .

Tutorials Tips and Tidbits!

And. . .

Debra @ Common Ground for
Be Inspired Friday!

Also joining. . .

Cuisine Kathleen for
5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl!

Be sure to visit
for you’ll come away
filled with amazing inspirations
for use in your own home décor!
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