Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Little St. Patrick's "Night" Romance

 
With St. Patrick's Day being so close to Easter this year, I was feeling lazy and thought I'd skip doing anything in the way of St. Paddy's decor. But then, I had second thoughts and I decided I really should pay tribute to my Irish heritage (my great-grandmother was from Ireland) and do a little something.
 
 
 I didn't want to buy more decorations but wanted to make what I have look a bit different. Thus, I came up with the idea for a little St. Patrick's "Night" romance and created this table for two.




A Leprechaun with his pot of gold peeks out from beside the green and brown place setting.

 
Here's a picture I took in the daylight so you can see the place setting better.  I used a green and a brown napkin folding them in an accordion style and placed a tiny "green beer" stein and some shamrock garland in the middle.  
A ring of shamrocks (wire garland) surrounds the dinner plate.



 
One advantage of a table for two against a window is that you can use a tall "centerpiece" as it can be off to one side and it won't impede sight lines.
 
 Here, I used pillar candles and a trio of greenery in pots with shamrocks stuck in the tops.
  


 These Dollar Store votive holders cast a romantic glow and an interesting pattern on the tabletop.
 
From breakfasts-before-work to romantic-dinner-for-two's, Mr. Delight and I eat a lot of our meals at this little table by the window and will, no doubt, enjoy our St. Patrick's Night meal here as well.
 



 However, I'm wondering if I need to rethink the menu though as somehow, Irish Stew and soda bread doesn't seem quite "romantic" enough for all this candlelight! 

 
 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!

I will be linking this post to these terrific blogs:

5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
 

11 comments:

Diane said...

Wow - what a unique idea! I wish I could just "do a little something" that looked like I had been planning it for months. I always enjoy your tables, but also your photography. This time is no exception. The table is lovely and I do not think it matters what you serve!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This is the most gorgeous St. Patrick's day table that I have seen! Everything looks so elegant and tasteful! You did an incredible job!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

You have captured the candlelight so well! I find it to be very difficult to get good night pictures. I also like to dine by the window and I am laughing at your "romantic" stew! I think it sounds delicious. Linda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty and intimate! Love the brown and green napkins:@)

Marigene said...

What a romantic St. Paddy's table! I love the candlelight shots.

Maria C said...

What a pretty setting for a romantic dinner! Your window with the white grids and the brown curtains create a lovely backdrop to what you added to your table! Love the candlelight! I like that you have so many different kinds of candles, and yet, it doesn't overwhelm the setting. The menu sounds delicious to me and I bet your husband will love it, too!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh I think what you've chosen is a grand meal for St Pat's Day!
Your setting is very beautiful, what a lot of time and thought you've put into it.
Thank you for visiting me from Kathleen's - appreciate that!
Shane ♥

Mary said...

Swoon! What a romantic candlelit table for two! Your nighttime photography is beautiful, complete with the blue hour! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lisa said...

I have never seen a St. Pat's table by candle light, and I LOVE it! I am crazy for the way you have the table in front of the window - beautiful! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
xo,
Lisa

Ruth Kelly said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you. Your romantic setting was gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

So glad to have you in the Crawl, DD! A little green goes a long way, and your romantic table is terrific! I think Irish Stew can be very romantic, LOL!