March 17th is just around the corner and even though Texas has opened their restaurants, we will be spending it at home and I will be setting a casual St. Patrick’s Day Table. Normally, IF we did anything at all for St. Patrick’s Day it would be to throw on an “I’m Irish” t-shirt and go out to partake of very casual dining. However, just because we are staying at home this year doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Just so we are clear, it’s so casual that it isn’t even going to be at the table.
It’s going to be at our new counter height bar in the kitchen.
But it would be weird to say “casual St. Patrick’s Day bar”.
Gives a whole new visual!
Green and Gold
The plan is to use all things green and gold.
Sounds easy, right?
However, when I started planning I realized that I really don’t have a lot of green or gold.
I started with this nubby bright green placemat.
Followed by a gold charger.
Next, I used a white hob nail plate, followed by a Bordallo Pinneiro Cabbage salad plate.
I added this gold and white striped napkin and gold napkin ring.
As well as my gold rimmed stainless flatware.
This crystal Pioneer Woman tumbler finished off my place setting.
For dessert I took a mini vanilla bean cupcake and placed into a black pot.
For a fun embellishment I added a green “Lucky” coin.
If I had been serving this to company, I definitely would have pushed the cupcake further down into the pot.
But we both know that the cupcake was going to be eaten faster than you can say Shenanigans, so why bother making getting it out any harder than it already was?
I had this green pot complete with a multi- green plaid bow.
The bow is what tied everything together, as I used several different green colors in my place setting.
Normally, I would fill this pot of gold with a fun plant, however this time I filled it with beads, an Irish sign, lucky coins and a cute Leprechaun!
With the addition of a few fun shamrocks on each side of my centerpiece, my casual St. Patrick’s Day table is complete.
Even with the Pandemic, we can still celebrate and make holidays special for the ones we love.
Now if I could only catch a leprechaun and wish for dinner to be cooked and served by someone else!
Until next time…