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I am delighted to welcome Alice to the team as one of our new blog contributors. Alice specializes in creating amazing tablescapes for all occasions. For her first post, Alice shares a delightful St Patrick’s Day tablescape.
Here’s a twist on a St Patricks Day Tablescape, modern, soft and romantic!
Our color scheme consists of subtle shades of green, gold and pink for a soft romantic feel.
How To Prepare Your St Patrick’s Day Tablescape:
Our tablescape tutorial is divided into three parts
- Hanging floral wreath
- Table botanicals
Hanging Wreath -Materials needed
- A grapevine door wreath frame with or without flowers – I used a premade wreath with cream flowers
- Floral wire -22 gauge
- Floral tape
- Fresh, dried or silk flowers in soft shades of green, creams and pinks
- Bells of Ireland and Seeded Eucalyptus
Cut Seeded Eucalyptus in 10″-12″ pieces. Tape eight bunches of 5 – 6 stems together with floral tape. Keep bottom ends even to create a natural look on the bunches with height variation as shown.
Next place wreath on flat surface with backside facing you and distribute the bunches evenly as shown. Secure each piece on with wire.
Carefully turn wreath over and insert flowers in bunches of 2-3 stems and secure with wire.
Cut 6 long pieces of Bells of Ireland approximately 12″- 16″ each and prepare by wiring and taping each piece as shown below.
Secure each piece on wreath with wire spacing out evenly and alternating long and short pieces.
Attach three pieces of ribbon evenly spaced around the wreath and hang securely from an hook attached to the ceiling or suspend from an overhanging chandelier.
Table Botanicals -Materials needed
Tableware –Materials needed
Place chargers on table making sure the edges are even with the table edge. Using linen is optional for this look I prefer tablescape I am placing the chargers directly on the table.
Next place your dinner plate on top of charger making sure it is centered evenly.
Fold napkin into a long rectangle and place on top of dinner plate allowing for a few inched of overhang on the table edge as shown below.
Next place salad plate on top of napkin securing the napkin in place and place each small floral piece to the top right of each place setting.
Place centerpiece on table centering directly beneath hanging wreath and add stemware to the top right on the left of small floral piece
Place Silver on each side of place setting …remember knife is always on the right.
As a finishing touch I always add a little bit of whimsy to my tables….here we’ve added a fun first course of baby potatoes part boiled with a little olive oil, sea salt , rosemary and of course a shamrock pick!
Then the completed tablescape!
How do you normally like to do your tablescapes?
Do you prefer to stick to the traditional look or do you like playing around with styles? I’d love to hear from you below.