Let The Shenanigans Begin

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Now that Valentine’s Day is over it’s time to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day. It’s one of my favorite because it’s such a happy holiday. With all of the green, it reminds me that spring is just around the corner. At this time of year I am soooooo ready for some Spring weather! So, as my chalkboard sign says, let the shenanigans begin!


In years past I have used a green “pot of gold” and put an Oxalis plant in it for my table centerpiece.

Unfortunately, when I went to my local nursery there were no Oxalis plants to be had.

I thought that maybe it was time to find a new centerpiece, so I headed to Michaels to see what they had in the way of St. Patrick’s day decor.

As it turns out they didn’t have all that much.

I was just about to give up when I spotted this basket.

It was green and twiggy.

Straight out of the forrest!

In my mind, if I were a Leprechaun this is exactly the type of container that I would put my valuables in!


So I took it home and filled it with all sorts of riches and treasures.


Then I added a sweet bow to the side of the basket for some fun.

The perfect centerpiece to be sure!

Let the Shenanigans begin

Once I had my centerpiece complete it was time to add my place settings.

I started with delicate green placemats, from Ross, that remind me of spring grass.

Next, I added white Atelier plates, followed by green lettuce Bordallo Pimmeiro salad plates.

The silverware and glasses are from Southern Living at home.

The white linen napkins are new to me from Hobby Lobby’s last years Spring line.

Yellow flower napkin rings give the place setting a little pop of color.

Let the shenanigans begin

I honestly couldn’t be happier with the results.

Simple, sweet, timeless and classic.

My kind of tablescape.

I have to admit, closer to St. Patrick’s day I may add some Rollo candy to the Leprachaun’s treasure to hand out to my guests.

I can’t believe that Spring is just around the corner!

So, let’s all let the shenanigans begin!

Until next time…..

Tammy from Patina and Paint


    1. Thank you Cindy. How fun would it be to have your birthday on St. Paddy’s day? Mine is the first day of Spring. Happy Birthday to your 3rd child!

  1. I am not a celebrator of St. Patrick’s Day but the window valance in the background caught my eye, as it did Janelle Hastings. Do you think a tutorial of how to make it might b a future project? I just happen to have some black and white toile waiting to be used. ❤️

  2. Tammy, I love your centerpiece and table settings! It is all so very “springy”! 🙂 I’ve got to get myself in gear and decide what I’m going to do for my table. I am not a spring/summer decorator, but need something festive-looking on the table! Love your ideas!! Love and hugs!

    1. Thanks Benita! I have to admit that I don’t do as much in the spring and summer in the decorating department. I’m too busy being outside! I mostly stick to the eating area in my kitchen. It’s quick and easy, and if truth be told makes me feel like I am accomplishing something! lol

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