Celebrating St. Patrick's Day is always a great tradition since there is an ancestor or two in my background from the Isle of Ireland. The over all table of various shades of green gives a festive air to helping with the mood of the day. It makes me think of the song phrase " and the lilt of Irish laughter" from the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
The pale green table cloth is grounded by the green stripe place mats. A center plate is yellow majolica with a scattering of green shamrocks which is surrounded by the celery green handled silverware. The green and yellow enameled demitasse cup and saucer is centered on the plate. Matching green filigreed Aynsley cup, saucer and tea plate flank each side of the shamrocks on the mat. On the tea plat, a ramekin is waiting for a dessert. A shamrock ornament tied with shamrock ribbon repeats the theme as the holder to the pale green napkin. Vintage green depression goblet anchors the top with the miniature green beer mug and tiny top hat.
One of the mice stands on another Irish teapot with a Blarney stone for you to touch. Will it give you the luck of the Irish or am I telling the truth?
A large fellow is dancing a jig and playing a folk tune on top of a green shamrock. Is your foot tapping to the rhythm yet?
An Irish Dog with green spots will croon for you
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" if you pet him on his side.
He sits proudly on his mistresses shamrock apron waiting for his pet.
The final touch is a green shimming shamrock tied with the matching ribbon so if you still haven't gotten enough luck then just sit down and your wish will be granted.