Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Patty's Day Game

An 'O can make Irish of thee
Just as easily as a Mc'D
So whatever your name
Play the St. Patty's day game
And be Irish as Irish can be!

Linda Riggs

Once, again, it is time for wearing of the green and trying to decide how to dress our tables for the big day. St. Patrick's Day is the one day we can all be Irish.

I invited a little Irish lad and lassie to help me celebrate this year.  They were delighted to be surrounded by so many familiar things.

A collection of Waterford "Lismore" pieces...

A carafe

A biscuit barrel

And a spirits decanter to hold Irish whiskey, no doubt.  Sorry, children - no whiskey for you!

Shamrocks to add a bit of Irish luck!

Belleek "Shamrock" salad plates must look familiar to these visitors.

More Irish crystal - sherbets and ice beverages in the Galway "Longford" pattern.

A bit of a cheat here - this goblet is Tiffin, but made with the Irish in mind.  The color is "Killarney" green.

Actually, green is everywhere - in the napkins, napkin rings, tablecloth and the shamrocks on the placemats.  The thing that struck me most, when I visited Ireland was all of the different variations of green.  I love mixing all of those together for this special day, when we all think of Ireland.  I hope that my new friends are reminded of home and that all of you play the St. Patty's day game, even it you are not really Irish!!

Diane O'Strick!

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  1. Diane..I love all of your green and your crystal pieces are beautiful.
    you have once again set a lovely table....
    Love, Mona

  2. Your table setting is lovely, the dishes are gorgeous, along with the beautiful crystal pieces. I also love your pretty placemats, they are so delicate. Have a very happy St. Patrick's week.

  3. Oooh, how pretty! I agree -- most greens play together very nicely. Love (and covet) your salad plates!

  4. Love it,the tablescape and the poem. I have Waterford Lismore, too. But it so outclasses my green and white dishes! ;-) xo

  5. That is such a pretty tablescape! Your dishes are lovely.

  6. What a beautiful table you've set, Diane! So elegant!

  7. Hi Diane, I love everything about your O' Strick table!! The Belleek plates are wonderful and I love your lad and lassie. I don't own any Waterford, but I'm enjoying seeing yours. Your guest will certainly feel special at your St. Paddy's Day table.

  8. I forgot to tell you that my hubby and I visited Ireland several years ago. You are so right in saying that it was just a patchwork of greens. What a wonderul time we had!

  9. Hi, Diane! Alycia O'Nichols here! Or would I be Alycia McNichols? Either one sounds better than my former name: O'Rodriguez or McRodriguez! :-) I am going to get to Ireland some day. Some day! I REALLY want to visit that country!!! Other family members have been there and didn't want to leave. They say it is more beautiful than I could ever imagine from any photo. I love what you've created with all this beautiful crystal! Nothing says Ireland to me like crystal!!!!!!!!! (Maybe that's the REAL reason I want to go there? :-)) It's fun how you tied it all together (literally AND visually!) with the shamrock garland! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day celebration!

  10. What a gorgeous table for St. Patrick's Day! The plates, the silverware, the crystal! It's all so wonderful! Can't wait for corned beef!!

  11. Your table is beautiful and the lad and lassie are o'dorable:@)

  12. I chose an Irish name for myself for this week, but I guess I could have just chosen O'Linda McGreen!! I agree that every green imaginable covers the Irish landscape. I couldn't believe it when I saw it! Your table is just as pretty with all the greens and the beautiful dishes and glasses. Happy St. Patty's Day to you! Linda

  13. Beautiful table! I love my Waterford Lismore. I bought it for myself when I retired.
    A very festive yet elegant table.
    Thanks for joining the blog crawl!

  14. Your tablescape is an elegant one for a St. Patrick's Day celebration. You have so many Irish creations. The lovely Waterford crystal and Belleck plates is a definite best of all things Irish. The biscuit barrel is my favorite and your lad and lassie are ready for a jig. A very beautiful table and truly Irish!


  15. Oh my goodness...so many GORGEOUS pieces to comment on! I love your beautiful Waterford...that is my DD's same pattern, Lismore. Your Tiffin goblets are lovely but I am totally pea green with envy over all your beautiful Belleek. Outstanding tablescape...you've done Kathleen's party proud!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day,

  16. Very pretty tablescape. I almost bought the lad and lassie - they are so cute!!

  17. Your table is stunning, Diane. Love all the sparkly crystals and the plates. Beautiful centerpiece!..Christine

  18. Oh my, this is a beautiful table with soooo many beautiful things. The dishes, the crystal, the lad and lassie.. Wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's and may all the Irish blessings come your way! xo marlis

  19. Gorgeous table, Diane...your crystal collection is fabulous. The salad plates are beautiful...I would be afraid to use them for fear I would break one.
    Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!

  20. All so elegant, Diane. Your LIsmore is gorgeous. We have the biscuit barrel too. It's one of my favorite wedding gifts. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah


  21. Thank you Diane...It was nice collecting information and doing a St Patrick's scape for Kathaleen..I enjoyed doing it .your setting is wonderful with all the beautiful things of your collection. Happy Patrick Day to you....:):)

  22. Diane,
    What a great St. Patrick's Day post!!

    I especially love how beautiful your crystal pieces look and I love those St. Pat's Day figures!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by....

    I have some of my Easter decorations posted if you have time to stop by....


  23. Lovely! Love all your beautiful crystal- Irish or not!!! Happy St. Pat's Day!!!

  24. OMG... Diane, I myself is worrying that I didn't managed to creat for St. Paddy's Day. One big problem is that, I don't really have those green-green gadgets §:-(

    TY for sharing... and I am loving all the crystals.

    Happy TS and GB on your w/end.
    /CC girl

  25. Waterford and Belleek!! Can't get any more beautiful than that on St Patrick's Day! Have a wonderful weekend!

  26. Your Lismore is lovely. St. Patrick himself could dine here! Have a nice weekend.

  27. Hi, Diane,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments about my spring table.
    I need to get busy with my St. Paddy's table! I do love that day, too. Your table is gorgeous. My favorite thing is your beautiful green flatware! Perfect for the table.

    McDonna :)

  28. Your tribute to St. Patrick is sublime from the Waterford to the Beleek, only the best.... and it is radiant!

  29. Your Waterford crystal collection is wonderful, Diane! I have a few pieces i bought in Ireland at the factory. Sadly it is closed now. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  30. I had never heard that little poem! Adorable! I think I'll print it out and lay it on the table for this weekend's dinner party. Your Belleek is sooo beautiful! You don't need another thing to adorn this table but that gorgeous Belleek. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  31. That was a cute poem. I never heard it before. YOur table is beautiful, such pretty things you have! Love the placemats. The sherbert dishes are so pretty and of course the Belleek. Have a great day. XO, Pinky

  32. Very, very pretty!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  33. So fun!

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper