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St Patricks Day Tablescape

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.

This St Patricks day tablescape is modern, soft and romantic. A different spin from the normal bright green and gold.

This St Patricks day tablescape is modern, soft and romantic. A different spin from the normal bright green and gold.

How To Prepare Your St Patrick’s Day Tablescape:

Our tablescape tutorial is divided into three parts

  • Hanging floral wreath
  • Table botanicals
  • Tableware

Hanging Wreath -Materials needed

This St Patricks day tablescape is modern, soft and romantic. A different spin from the normal bright green and gold.

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.

Seeded Eucalyptus

Next place wreath on flat surface with backside facing you and distribute the bunches evenly as shown.  Secure each piece on with wire.

St Patrick's Wreath

Carefully turn wreath over and insert flowers in bunches of 2-3 stems and secure with wire.

Flowery St Patrick's Wreath

Cut 6 long pieces of Bells of Ireland approximately 12″- 16″ each and prepare by wiring and taping  each piece as shown below.

Bells of Ireland

Wrapped Bells of Ireland

Secure each piece on wreath with wire spacing out evenly and alternating long and short pieces.

St Patrick's Hanging Wreath

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

    • A small vase for each place setting – I used a gilded votive glass
    • 1 Larger vase for center of table
    • Small pieces of Seeded Eucalyptus and a small tip of the Bells of Ireland
    • One small pink flower
    • Floral tape
    • ScissorsSt Patrick's Botanicals

For small floral pieces-Make small bunches of Seeded Eucalyptus, tape with floral tape.  Add one pink flower and one piece small Bells of Ireland Tips.

Flower Display

Floral Display

Tableware –Materials needed

    • 4 Gold chargers
    • 4 Dinner size plates, I used a white plate with a soft green wide boarder
    • 4 Salad plate- I used a white with gold polka dot plate
    • 4 Napkins to coordinate
    • 4 Wine glasses
    • 4 sets of Silverware
    • 4 small Martini glasses
    • Potato salad for Martini Glass

Table Plates

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.

Plate Settings

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.

Plates with Napkins

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.

Salad Plates

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!

St Patrick's Day Table Display

Then the completed tablescape!

This St Patricks day tablescape is modern, soft and romantic. A different spin from the normal bright green and gold.

Hanging St Paterick's Day Tablescape

St Patrick's Day Table

St Patrick's Flower 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.

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26 Responses to St Patricks Day Tablescape

  1. Christine Gallagher February 27, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    This is beautiful, very elegant looking

    • Alice Nielsen February 28, 2015 at 1:55 am #

      Thank you, Christine! It is to date one of my favorite tablescapes.

      • Christine Gallagher February 28, 2015 at 3:45 am #

        well I am glad you are proud of it because you did a wonderful job, I am working on an Easter one hopefully it comes out as nice as yours

        • Alice Nielsen February 28, 2015 at 3:51 am #

          Ah, I’m sure it will be beautiful. I believe when inspiration comes from the heart you get exactly what you wanted!

  2. Lily Lau February 28, 2015 at 2:31 am #

    Aww, that’s pure glamour, Alice 🙂

    • Alice Nielsen February 28, 2015 at 3:24 am #

      Thank you Lily! Who says St. Patrick’s Day can’t be fabulous!

  3. Heather February 28, 2015 at 6:49 am #

    This is gorgeous! I love all the small details that make this so elegant. The pictures are wonderful and informative! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    • Alice Nielsen February 28, 2015 at 8:00 am #

      Thank you Heather! I truly appreciate your kind words, so happy to hear you like the tutorial…there will be more to come!

  4. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai February 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    This tablescape is gorgeous! I love working with Bells of Ireland. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

    • Catherine Holt March 2, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

      Thanks Lorelai. Alice did a wonderful job of creating a romantic and incredibly pretty tablescape 🙂

    • Alice Nielsen March 3, 2015 at 1:32 am #

      Thanks Lorelai,
      I also love Bells of Ireland, such a fabulous spring flower. Glad you liked the tablescape!

  5. Andie Conn March 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    So fancy! (: Thanks for sharing this!
    Visiting from and would love a visit back.

  6. Marissa March 4, 2015 at 1:59 am #


  7. Sinziana March 4, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    Hello Catherine and thanks for sharinf this awsome post at Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I love all the details from this table decoration tutorial!

  8. Corinne March 6, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    I LOVE this! The entire tablescape is gorgeous but I especially love your finishing touch of the potatoes in the martini glass and the suspended wreath. Thank you so much for linking this up at This Is How We Roll Thursday!

    • Alice Nielsen March 6, 2015 at 3:26 am #

      Thank you Corinne, I’m glad you like it. We have a beautiful Easter tablescape coming soon!

    • Catherine Holt March 6, 2015 at 11:56 am #

      Oh I love that too Corinne. I love how Alice incorporated all the elements here 🙂

  9. Elizabeth March 6, 2015 at 3:52 am #

    This is so pretty! I normally don’t like St. Patrick’s day decor because it seems so gaudy, but this is gorgeous!

    • Alice Nielsen March 6, 2015 at 5:39 am #

      Thank you Elizabeth! I really tried to capture the essence of St Patrick’s Day without being obvious, therefore the design concept was subtle but we did manage to include the greens, golds, Bells of Ireland & potatoes. I struggled with the Shamrock but did finally give in!

  10. Amberjane March 6, 2015 at 6:59 am #

    I love the softness – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    • Alice Nielsen March 6, 2015 at 7:04 am #

      Thank you Amberjane! That was the goal soft and romantic for a St. Patrick’s Day twist!

  11. Sharon - Her Organized Chaos March 10, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    Oh my goodness, I am so in love with this setting!! I am usually very traditional but that’s because I can’t seem to come up with something I would like, but I love this! Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! I can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!

    Her Organized Chaos

    • Catherine Holt March 10, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

      It’s so much easier when the inspiration is brought to you isn’t it Sharon. I like traditional things too, but every now and then it is nice to go with something a little different. And Alice certianly shared a pretty tablescape here with us 🙂

    • Alice Nielsen March 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

      Hi Sharon, thanks for pinning and sharing!


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