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Shamrocks with Gold

 Welcome to the  Lucky Charms tablescape Blog Hop. I want to thank Debbee from Debbee's Buzz for organizing this fun filled blog hop. You will find  tablescapes, crafts and Irish food. Let the Shenanigans begin!  We are all excited to see who is the Keeper of the Cloth this year. Last year Debbee's Buzz had the pleasure of being the Keeper of the Cloth.  I had passed it on to her.

Happy upcoming St. Patrick's Day.  I am actually Scottish. What are the similarities between Scots and Irish people? They are both Celtic nations ☘ Tartans are found on both
They have a drinking reputation. ☘  Both of them love to enjoy and have fun.

I set this table on a dark green tablecloth with cabbage placemats, a gold charger and  Bordallo Pinheiro  cabbage plates. I added a gold plate and a Mackenzie Child's clover plate on top.  Gold flatware picks up the gold in the Lucky Clover plate.

I dressed my chairs  with green pillow cases and a gold chair sash. Gold goblets tie in nicely with the green. I couldn't make up my mind on which tablecloth to use, so I took photos of both.
 A shamrock dish by Temptation is sitting on the Mackenzie Child's Lucky Clover plate.

I found this cute little Leprechaun that lights up.  I thought he would compliment my table nicely.
With the gold tablecloth, I am getting my bling in!

Table Source
Gold tablecloth - Tablecloth Factory
Green tablecloth - Amazon
Cabbage Placemats - Pier1 years ago
Gold plate charger - Tablecloth Factory
Bordallo Pinheiro - plates- Ross
Gold plate -Home Goods years ago
Lucky clover plate - Mackenzie Childs - still available
Shamrock bowl - Temptations
Gold goblets- ZGallerie- years ago
Leprechaun - Ross

I made some Irish pasties for the occasion. Using Pillsbury pie crust, corned beef and potatoes, coleslaw mix and a little mustard.  A pasty is a hand-held pie filled with savory meat or vegetables & spices. A quick and easy pasty to enjoy with a mug of beer.

I also made this Irish Apple Cake.  The recipe is by Gemma Stafford.  It is a cross between a coffee cake and an apple pie.

I decorated our Baker's rack with some St. Paddy's green.

In case you missed last year's St. Patrick's tablescape, here is the link.

Now for the hop, these are teaser photos from each blog participating in this blog hop..Feel free to visit them all to be inspired. Have fun.

How to Make a Beautiful St. Patrick's Tablescape πŸ€ Peacock Ridge Farm

Irish Town and Country Tablescape πŸ€ Panoply

Erin Go Bragh πŸ€ Home is Where the Boat Is

Irish Ancestry: Genealogy, DNA & Visiting Ireland πŸ€ Debbees Buzz

St. Patrick's Day Seed Box Vignette πŸ€ Common Ground

Tuath DΓ© Danann on a St. Patrick's Day Table πŸ€ The Cat's Whiskerz

Lucky & Blessed St. Patrick's Day Tiered Tray πŸ€ The Painted Apron

13th Edition of the Keeper of the Shamrock Cloth πŸ€ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

Pot of Gold & Rainbow Tablescape πŸ€ Mantel and Table

Decorating for St. Patrick's Day πŸ€ Vintage Style Gal

Dollar Tree Monogram Shamrock Pillow πŸ€ Life as a Leo Wife

Casual, Rustic St. Patrick's Day Table πŸ€ Me and My Captain

Shamrocks and Gold πŸ€ Life and Linda

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  1. You always have such beautiful tablescapes Linda! That apple cake looks pretty tasty. I have always admired your Celtic carolers, they are so cute and liven up your tables. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

  2. Linda, such charming place settings to enjoy St. Patrick's Day. The gold tablecloth is gorgeous and is the perfect backdrop for your stack. The placemats are darling and I love you topped the stack with the MC lucky clover plate. A perfect way to enjoy the Irish pasties and apple cake.
    Have a great weekend....

  3. I think we found the pot at the end of the rainbow!!!! your gold and green shamrock place settings are like finding a treasure!! So fabulous! Love it!! Have a fun St. Patty’s Day☘️

  4. What a fun table! Rick is Scots/Irish, too on one side and getting to know his heritage more. Your table is full of magic and I suspect a pot of gold lies in wait!

  5. I love your leprechaun/gnome with his wee pot o' gold!

  6. Love your pretty plate stack topped with your MKC Lucky Clover plate Linda! It works well with a green or gold tablecloth. I always love seeing how your baker’s rack is dressed for the holidays. I shared an updated recipe for an Irish Apple Cake last week, it’s good for breakfast, tea or a sweet ending for St. Patrick’s Day! As always, it's a treat to hop with you and join you at the table. Erin go Bragh ☘️πŸ’š

  7. Linda, lucky are the ones who get to enjoy dining at this table. Love your plate stack topped with the MKC Lucky Shamrock. These little plates really offer a stunning touch! Beautiful touches as always. Erin go Bragh!

  8. Linda, I love your table and the food sounds just perfect for St. Patrick's Day! You also decorated the bakers rack so nice and I love the hats and shamrocks. It looks like you are ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day next week!

  9. Your dishware is amazing! I love it. So perfect for St Patrick's Day. So fun hopping with you today.

  10. So fun and festive Linda, I love all that gold! The leprechaun is adorable and of course I love the MKC shamrock plates you lucky girl! Your baker's rack is super cute too, you have really gone all out!
    I hope you'll invite some leprechauns over and have some St. Patrick's Day fun~ your food sounds delicious! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  11. Linda, those M-C four leaf clover plates are the stars here, in my humble opinion. I resisted until this year, but only bought one, so special fo you to have a table setting of four! I love how you couldn't resist your signature bling, right down to changing out the tablecloth. I like both! The foods you made sound delish, and I'll toast to that pasty! Beautiful display of all your M-C checks and St Paddy's Day green in the baker's rack. Happy to be in your company on this blog hop! Let the shenanigans begin!☘️

  12. Linda, your table is gorgeous! Love the plate stack and the clover plate on top is beautiful. I like both tablecloths, but I think the gold one has a bit of an edge up for me. The Baker's rack is so fun all decked out for festivities! The pasty and Irish apple pie both look delicious. I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's day!

  13. The table is lovely, Linda! I especially like those gold glasses. I also love the look of that Irish apple cake...mmm, that sounds delicious!

  14. Beautiful place settings..Your gold glasses just top it off...Enjoy your weekend..

  15. Linda, your table and cabinet must be described as leprechaun bait --- all those golden elements! I adore the MC clover plates, and am green with envy lol! I've never had Irish apply cake, and it and the hand pies look delicious! And, I always enjoy seeing how you style those incredible dish stacks, flatware and glasses from your extensive collection of tableware and linens. Such a festive St. Patrick's Day table!

  16. LOVE the sparkly gold tablecloth Linda! Heck, might as well do all the glam! :) Your menu sounds fabulous too! My husband's family makes pasties and the recipe is being handed down from the last of the older generation. Yours look delicious, and that cake!! I'm definitely going to try that one! Thanks for the St Paddy's AND cooking inspiration. So nice hopping with you, as always! πŸ’š

  17. What a festive St. Paddy’s Day table, Linda. I like both of the tablecloths, but the bling is definitely you. Those MKC clover plates sure are cute. Your apple cake looks so good and I’d love a pasty. πŸ’š☘️πŸ’š

  18. Beautiful stack of dishes! And that cake looks delish!

  19. Thank You Linda for sharing your beautiful Saint Patrick's Day tablescape.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  20. I was hopping along and I had to double check where I was. I immediately fell in love with the plate stacks. So incredibly pretty! Next I saw the leprechaun and he was such a fun addition. Then the third picture popped up and I knew exactly where I was! Of course... it was the bling! As I moved further through the pictures though, I realized it didn't matter at all which tablecloth you used. The food, your gorgeous Baker's rack, and all the little details that are so much a part of your style left little doubt I had made it to your house! Just gorgeous Linda! Thanks so much for the constant inspiration! Have a great weekend!

  21. Love your table always have a unique setting. Your MC pieces are lovely and I, too have the Temptations clover covered them (I also have the heart, egg, and star ones too) I would be disappointed if you did not include your "bling"....always fun blog hopping with you my friend. Kari @ Me and My Captain

  22. I love the lucky clover plates and the gold tablecloth! Everything looks wonderful.

  23. What a lovely tablescape! I love seeing the different ways that people are using the cabbage plates. They are so cute. It was great hopping with you this St. Patrick's Day!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

  24. Linda, your table is fabulous and I love the plate stack! The MC plates are the perfect topper! Happy St. Patrick’s Day πŸ’š

  25. Kari @ Me and My CaptainMarch 16, 2023

    Linda I don't know why my comment was anonymous...but I'm sure you saw it. Hugs Kari

  26. Love these dishes! Hope you had a great St. Pat's Day!


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