Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Table and Spring Cloche Party, 2012

It's Party Time! I hope you get to visit both Kathleen at for her 4th annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl and Marty's Spring Cloche party at I hope you don't mind me integrating the 2.

I decided to use a cloch for my centerpiece.

Napkins were from Homegoods in Fort Myers.

I have had these 2 glasses, probably from TJ Maxx in Baton Rouge.

The salad plates and small bowls are also from HG in Fort Myers. I used white square, actually more like a trapezoid plate chargers. I think I got them from Ross a long time ago and I just pulled out my green dinner plates out of a baroque style set.

I don't know what the nationality of the doll napkin ring is but today, she is Irish.

a close up of my cloche centerpiece with antique Bavarian teacups, a yellow bird sitting in a nest on top.

Now, I would like to show you more cloches. This one's in my black china cabinet in the kitchen. I just store some dessert plates in it.

My hen cloche that I have displayed on my kitchen island right now.

There she is at the end of the white plates.

A pastry cloche with white ceramic promegranates in them. I got the promegranates at Williams Sonoma from their clearance table. I knew I could use them one day. I also moved the glass box under the kitchen cabinet. It used to be on the kitchen island but I moved a rack with white plates there.

Inside the glass box or can I call it terrarium, is a mini tea set resembling a Quimper. It is unmarked so I am not sure who the maker is.

I took out one promegranate for you to see. I think one of the ones left inside the cloche is a tomato.

Thanks for these fun parties, Kathleen and Marty and thanks to all who visited especially the ones who left comments. I really appreciate it.

 Happy St. Patrick's everyone!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Everything looks beautiful! Love those shamrock plates! The tea cups in the cloche look great!

We were out of town until today and I almost missed the cloche party, so I had to do encores!

I have a new Irish tablescape for Kathleen's party, please come back to see it too!


Marigene said...

Loving all the green this week! Love your very Irish table, Christine...the green stems are great.


I'm loving your St. Patrick's tablescape my sweet friend, such beautiful and fun things. Love your dishes and the cute napkin rings, there are some like that here too with cute indian girls, similar to yours. So funny, I placed my teacups under glass too! I love your cloches, all of them and all your dishes in the rack. Thank you for your concern dear friend, I'm so glad my hard week is over. So anyway, lets kiss...even though WE'RE NOT IRISH! LOL...

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I love your table soo cute and creative...such a great job...The cloches are the the coolest the small white ones so unusual...also kive the one over the dessert plates...clever

KathyB. said...

All of these settings & ideas are so lovely & creative! I love the way you tell where you got the items you show, and the ideas are ones I know I can use as inspiration for many other themes. I especially like the way you used cloches & terrarium as centerpieces of the table and counter decor. As usual, lovely Christine !

bj said...

As always, all your beautiful things come together to make a lovely table.
I love all your pretty cloches...and especially love the stacked plates under one.
xo bj

Yummilicious At Chubby Chieque said...

Another awesome treasures... I love the terrarium, if we both call it. That's so cute.

I so envied the celebration of St. Patrick's Day, however, Scandinavian don't really care and it's not honoured. I might set for my own, I guess, the problem is, where can I get thouse stuffs? Hmmm... I must work hard to find some.

Happy Tuesday Ate Xine,

I opened a new foodie blog, kahapon so, just press the Chubb Chieque whe you jump in my blogs. Or maybe you can check my foodie blog. Who knows baka magustuhan mo yong recipe ko. I still have one posted.
Salamat po.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A very pretty table Christine! Love the green stemware and the square clover plates are really fun-enjoy:@)

Debbiedoo's said...

Happy Happy. Your table is adorable and I love your cloches!

Sonia said...

Beautiful usual you always set a beautiful table! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Miss Bloomers

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hi Christine! Your St.Patty's day tablescape is wonderful! I really like the shamrock plates and those napkins too, but I am LOVIN your pretty green stems. Your cloches are so cute. I just have to "pin" your adorable stacked teacups. Haha! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Rettabug said...

WONDERFUL layers & layers of green & cloches galore, Christine! I love your little *Quimper* teaset under the frame. Sarah, (Hyacinths..Soul) could probably tell you all about it.

Your various vignettes inspire me to do more in the way of grouping things creatively. You're so good at that!

Thanks for sharing & Happy Early St. Paddy's Day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, your tablescape is gorgeous. Love the shamrock dishes,how fun are they. The little basket on top of the stack of teacups is such a cute cloche display. Very clever. I adore you gorgeous hen cloche, beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

Christine, I like that you combined the two parties~ You can't go wrong with green and cloches! I saw the shamrock plates at HG last month- shoulda bought them- instead I bought the ones w/the shamrock sprigs. I need both! LOL Absolutely love the hen cloche. And where did you get that metal dish holder on your counter? I want one BAD!!!
Great job on it all, my friend! ~ Sue

Sonia said...

Hi Christine, I'm back and yes I did notice we had almost the same dishes! Great minds think alike...we both do love our dishes-- dont' we!? Your shamrock dishes have a little different pattern but the colors and style are the same! No wonder we like each other's tables so much! Hope you are enjoying the all the parties!! So fun to see all these pretty Spring tables! Have fun!
Miss Bloomers

Richard Cottrell said...

What a fun display of the green. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty, Christine! I love all the green stemware and your teacups are gorgeous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous, Christine! I love your tablescape and I just love that centerpiece cloche! The teacups with the nest topping them off ~ simple, yet elegant.

Miss Kitty said...

Wow! So many pretty things to look at! All are great but my favs are the "terrarium" that you have put interesting things in and the stack of teacups in the cloche on the table. Thank you so much for taking the time to share those great photos with us. I saw your post over at "A Stroll Thru Life".

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Christine, Your cloches are so well done. I really like the ones with the china tea cups and dishes and the one with the rooster! Have a nice St. Patty's Day! Linda

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How cute! I'm loving all the different shamrock dishes I'm seeing! How pretty those napkins are and everything looks more elegant under glass......don't you think?

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I know I've told you before, but I adore that little Quimper-looking tea set. Your St. Pat's table is so pretty. I just cannot imagine, with all of your dishes, how you ever find the dishes you need for a scape. What great clover dishes, and those little doll napkin rings are so cute. What a great cloche for those dessert plates. I don't have any that are that wide AND that tall. laurie

Jewel Sauls said...

Love your St. Patrick's Day table! Those are great shamrock plates!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Christine! I really do love the napkins so adorable! The plates are neat too, great cloche and table setting!

Kathleen said...

Love that table Christine, the plates are so pretty, and those napkins are great!
Thanks so much for joining in the blog crawl! Your cloches are wonderful!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, you have such wonderful stuff to use! I love those napkins and those dishes. I need to keep my eye out for some fabulous St. Patrick's themed stuff at the "after" sales. It all looks wonderful, Christine.

Dolores said...

This is a beautiful and fun St. Patrick's day table.... I love it!

Priscilla said...

Oh, so many wonderful things. You are so clever the way you have put your table together.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very fun! You really know how to decorate in style! ♥

Sarah said...

Sorry I'm late to arrive, but I've been away from my computer. Another lovely table. Love the green stemware. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Chandy said...

Christine, I love that table! So cute! And you know I'm salivating right now over those clover square plates! Just pure cute!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Christine,

I love your tablescape and your cloches.


lulumusing said...

All your pieces are a delight. You know, I grew up in Ft. Myers and return there for family visits. I didn't know there was a Home Goods so I will have to check it out when I go in a few weeks. Are you close by?

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

So many treasures from your table that I like. The flat ware, centerpiece and the shamrock plates. Happy SPD.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful and festive St. Patrick's Day tablescape!
And your Cloches are so charming!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your table is so cute. I don't think I have anything St. Patrick's Day in my house. The center piece is so pretty and I love the plates with the clovers on them.

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