St Patty’s Day Tablescape

I know I’m not Irish ancestry… but isn’t everyone Irish on St. Patty’s Day?

What’s more refreshing than a bright green color after a long dark winter.  Green predominately reminds us of Spring.  Grass begins to turn green and crocuses spring up with green leaves a sure sign of spring. I think setting my March table with an eye for green anything, gives a nod to the Irish Day.

So fill up your pot with the corn beef and cabbage and set your table for “Luck O’ the Irish” dinner.  This month my bright green placemats start the setting, topped with a wood look square charger.  I used a very simple square inexpensive corelle plate for squared symmetry.  I scored the napkins a few years back at CB2.    Purchased as 4 napkins in various black and white patterns.

Fresh green table setting
Fresh green table setting

 The little clovers in the center are just stuffed felt Michaels store holiday items.

 The best part of the table is the centerpiece the Leprechaun is hiding the wine bottle beneath his clever orange beard I believe he is smiling.  After photographing I decided the table needed a bit more glint so I changed the flatware to gold and added some gold coins for Luck!

gold flatware
gold flatware
Added Gold
Added Gold

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Leprechaun hiding the wine
Leprechaun hiding the wine
Irish Setter
Irish Setter

 

 

Set your lucky table and see if your Irish eyes are smiling!

Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works. Ecclesiastes 9:7

 

 

Mangia from Italy

Food Glorious Food!!

It is true what they say about the food in Italy!!!   A feast for the eyes and the stomach.  Foodie Alert!  This was more that just satisfying your tastes buds, it’s a sensual experience.  By this I mean,  you use many of your senses to enjoy it.  The smell, the vision, the taste and the touch.

Best Bruschetta with the top quality ingredients
Bruschetta with the top quality tomatoes and cheese and adorned with figs, jams, and olives, potatoes

 

Our B & B served us a daily breakfast on a tray …more than enough for two.

Breakfast for Two
Breakfast for Two

 

 

 

 

 

The shops on the streets had alluring desserts calling my name and gelato was everywhere!

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We also found tempting fruits stands in the streets so you can can choose healthy and fresh foods

Fruit carts
Fruit carts

 

 

 

 

Rome was overflowing with restaurants and shops of the most delicious foods.  As we ate our way through Rome our senses were delighted to be included.

Isaiah 1:19 – If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land

stay tuned……..there’s more to come about Italy