Sunday, March 10, 2013

Shamrocks and A Leprechaun

I'm Irish, English, Scottish, and part Native American!
I love the stories of the leprechaun with his pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow.
When my son was young he had a wonderful preschool teacher. She had the children in the class excited about St. Patrick's Day! She told them the story of catching the leprechaun!They went out to the play ground and tried to catch the leprechaun but could not find him but only what he left. The leprechaun's pot of gold, which was a black plastic cauldron with wonderful gold candy coins. The next year when my son went to school, he asked his teacher if the Leprechaun was coming on St. Patrick's Day?  With some explaining and  my help this great teacher celebrated the Leprechaun coming and finding he had again left his pot of gold behind but he was too quick to be caught!
 I love the Irish traditions and the red hair of the Irish lassies like my Mother!
 The St. Patrick Day tablescape is all things green with a touch of gold!
The tablescape is my catching the pot of gold along with the celebrating of St. Patrick's Day on March 17th! 



Green soup tureens, Green shamrock bowls: Fresh Decor
Dinner plate with embossed shamrocks, Shamrock teapot: Celtic Classics
Green shamrock shape salad bowls, Green shamrock place mats: Dollar Tree
Green Napkins: Reece
Spring Green Goblets: Home Goods
Cups and Saucers: Royal Doulton " Canton" at Antique Elegance Show
Tea: Harney and Sons "Vanilla Comorro"
St. Patrick's Day derby hats: Tom Thumb
Green glass candle holders: Ralph Lauren
Shamrock Vase: Belleck
Irish Lad and Lassie, Shamrocks in pots: Christmas Tree Shop
Green Scale: Goodwill in Eugene Oregon
The excitement of tablescaping is using all the different accessories from the new to the old and different collected pieces from over the years!


Beth said...

Your table looks beautiful! I adore your china and teapot! Love the little leprechaun too. I like your choice of tea; Vanilla Comoro is one of my favorites. Have a great week!

Antiques And Teacups said...

A wonderful St Patrick's tea. What a pretty table! LOVE your china and your leprechauns!

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Pam,
Awesome photos! I'm very happy to learn about St Patrick's day through friends like you who are posting so many beautiful things about such special days.Thank you for your kind visit to my blog and a sweet comment:-)

Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, what a charming St. Patrick's Day table, especially the jolly looking leprechaun.
My husband and I were just commenting this morning how when we've been in the US, there's all kinds of decor available even at the grocer.
Here in Ontario, nothing, other than the dollar store stuff.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what a delightful tablescape with a theme of all things Irish! Love your china! I enjoyed the story of your son at school and his teacher with the wonderful imagination.
My hubby is half Irish and half his siblings are red headed as he was once himself. Thank you for coming to tea and Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a enjoyable time you must of had setting your table with all your beautiful St. Patrick's day items. So pretty! Your story about your son and teacher is so cute, a great memory! Happy St. Patrick's day to you!

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, there's so much to,love about your table!! I could go on and on!!! The leprechaun is darling and I love the lad and lassie. I want a scale so bad and one of these days I'm gonna find one. The teapot is darling and oh my, your dishes and goblets... Just perfect! Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

Deb said...

What a charming tablescape. Love the tea-pot mostly. Deb

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

What a fun and beautiful table! Fantastic photography, too!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Pam,

Love your whimsical St. Patrick's themed teatime post. I especially love the scales, and the teapot with the jaunty leprechaun as well as the pretty teacup; although it is all delightfully charming, festive and pretty!...

(I'm also Irish, English, Scottish, and a tiny part German and French)... You are Irish, English, Scottish, and part Native American. It's always interesting to know a little about where some of us hale from as far as our ancestors are concerned.

I also love the whimsical and delightfully charming stories of the leprechaun with his pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. What a precious memory about when your son was young.

Have a happy St. Patrick's Day and a wonderful week.

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

Terri said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too! Your post is so festive! I love all the green and clover. Your tea pot and tea cup are gorgeous! And that vanilla tin is really special.
Thank you for sharing with us.

Bernideen said...

So many pretty green things- especially your belleck teapot! Everything looks darling!

KathyB. said...

I like your telling of your son finding the leprechaun's pot of gold, but not the leprechaun. What a good teacher he had, and what memories.

I especially like your teapot. You sure know how to celebrate St. Patrick's day.

Tea in Texas said...

Each time I see your tablescapes, I feel so pleased. Each new setting shows a sparkle in your eyes. Keep up the efforts.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like your son had a fun teacher! Love the beautiful dainty tea cup-enjoy:@)

xinex said...

I love everything about your table, Pam. The china and teapot are so pretty and so are your figures. Beautifully put all together!....Christine

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love your Irish table! The leprechaun is precious, and I love the lad and lassie. I like how you included the scale. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Alycia Nichols said...

Luck o' the Irish Texas-style! I love it!!!!! It's so neat when little kids get involved in fun traditions like catching the leprechaun. They really take the job seriously and work hard to find him, and then they are rewarded for their efforts with a "pot o' gold." I was reading the comment from the lady at Lavender Cottage, and I guess I never stopped to think that Canada...even though it's right next door...wouldn't have all the celebratory options we are afforded here in the states for St. Paddy's Day. CUTE table with lots of fun details!!! I hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day weekend with your family!

Marlis said...

I adore your china!! oh it's just so lovely. the tea setting looks wonderful and I loved the story about your son and the leprechauns.. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's day and sending all the good Irish blessings your way.. xo marlis

Sarah said...

Beautiful tablescape. Love the Royal Albert pattern, your sweet leprechaun and other St. Paddy's decorations. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Tricia said...

Darling! I love all the whimsical touches, and the gorgeous teacup made me want an entire set of that china!

Rita May said...

i love those dishes. Haven't seen that pattern before. It's perfect for March.

Gypsy Heart said...

So very pretty!

Just wanted to say hello to a fellow Texan ~ just found your blog and so happy I did.


Chubby Chieque said...

I am just too envious of all your St. Patrick's treasures.

What a great setting and all the details? Outstanding.

Happy TS,
/CC girl

Marigene said...

Wow, what a festive table! I ♥♥♥ the hobnail goblets...gorgeous shade of green. The little Irish lad and lassie are adorable.

GardenofDaisies said...

Such a pretty table. Love all the Belleek. Cute story about your son and the leprechaun. Hope you have a very happy St Patrick's Day!

we three dogs and me said...

So glad you stopped by. I loved every thing about your post. My favorite is the Irish boys. The fun about holiday posts is the hunting.I am a dog addict they are so comforting when you are alone. I talk to them and they listen haha

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your leprechaun is so wonderful! I have some of his winter fairy relatives, but I've never seen the leprechaun! Isn't it nice to hear of teachers who encourage wonder and excitement in our children? Love your cup too. Linda

Schotzy said...

It is so much fun to see and meet all the kindred spirits out there.. we collectors who love a bargain yet the finer things as well.. Put it all together, and hyou ahve your own personal masterpiece!
Love it all!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a beautiful nod to the Emerald Isle. My mama was a red headed Irish lass, too! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have the same Belleek tea pot! I bought it in Ireland and really treasure it. i was so happy it survived my move from NY to CO!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute fun post! I loved the story of your son and the leprechauns, I am going to borrow that for my grandson! He is going to be looking for a hidden pot of gold in our yard tomorrow. I love your scale and all the cute touches. Thanks,

Rettabug said...

Delightful full of charming & very interesting items! You did a great job of pulling all of them together. Love your little guys in green & I loved the story of your son, remembering the leprechauns pot o' gold. CUTE!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you,

Ruth Kelly said...

Your table setting is just spectacular!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great table. I set up mine but didn't have a chance to post it. Love the tea pot and plates.

Kathleen said...

Love your table, I think we have the same dishes! You have a great collection, love your little leprechaun.
Thanks so much for linking up, could you add a link back to the party please?

Maria A. said...

Hi Pam,
I love your china with shamrocks which seems to be Belleek made, a manufacturer I'm specially fond of.
Your thematic tablescapes are so beautiful and creative!
And now I'm looking forward to seeing your pink lustre collection :) Have you shared it here already?