Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Going Green

For each petal on the shamrock

This brings a wish your way

Good health, good luck, and happiness

For today and everyday!

I found this little guy at Goodwill about a month ago and fell
instantly in love. (Please don't tell my husband!) For $2.92, he
was just perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

He has red hair and I love that his mouth looks like a heart!

I've had this vintage postcard for years and thought that it
was a pretty addition to the vignette.

The coffee service is Napoleon Ivy by Wedgwood that was
seen in a previous post. I've had this since my first marriage and
never tire of the pattern!

The embroidered tablecloth that you can barely see was my mom's,
but she was English.

The silver teaspoon belonged to my grandmother who was Norwegian.
I love these spoons but I never use them so it was nice
to be able to add one to the mix.

So, this vignette features cherished pieces from three generations.
And not one of us is Irish!

On that note...

Linking to the following fun parties:

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground

Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Treasures and Trinkets Thursday @ My Cottage Charm



Just gorgeous! I love your little guy too, he's so cute on your vignette. I love your ivy, Wedgewood Napoleon tea set, it's beautiful. Love the whole thing. You can visit me too, I'll be so thrilled.
Happy St Patty's

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous table. I love the China, nice that you kept that, it sure was worth it. The little guy is cute with his little heart lips.

Martha said...

I'm not Irish either but embrace St. Patrick's Day!!!

Love your table setting and that china is perfect for St. Patrick's Day!!!

I have two demitasse cups in that same pattern -- and I love it and wish I had more!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love the green ivy ... thanks for sharing.

Marlis said...

Love your vignette. He's quite the charmer that you found. And the price was right to boot. Your tea set is quite lovely. Sláinte

Sarah said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Your little guy was a great find. Thanks for sharing this charming vignette to celebrate the green. ~ Sarah

Shelia said...

Wow! This is so lovely! Your little guy is as cute as can be! Your dishes are so charming too! What a lovely vignette! :)
Thanks for popping in to see my daughter's house.
Be a sweetie,

Donnie said...

How come I can never find a "man" at loved your vignette.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I'm still chuckling over Donnie's comment. He was quite a find. Love the whole table and all of the great accessories.

Entertaining Women said...

A wonderful continental collection of beautiful family treasures to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Your Irish laddie looks so proud to be in the midst of all your beautiful things. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love that Napoleon Ivy! I'm determined not to OD on the green stuff so you are the first St Paddy's I've visited so it's still cute! Ha! I read your wild craigslist adventure. Crazy, but THOSE DOORS!!!!! Thanks for visiting me twice today. You say such nice things.

Marigene said...

Your wee Irish lad is a great addition to your tea table! What a beautiful tea set.
Happy SPD!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great find. I can't believe somebody got rid of that right before St. Patrick's day. Great vignette!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your Goodwill find is a perfect little lad. Love your tea set! I'm not Irish either but I am loving all the green! Happy St. Patty's Day to you!
Blessings My Friend,

tale of many cities said...

cute find!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog...I think my husband hired a painter because he knew his life would be miserable if I had to do it! Love this post...very beautiful. I'm following you now and will visit again soon. ~Ann

My Cottage Charm said...

I would have fallen in love too..your secret is safe with me, I won't tell you hubby! :) lol
I love your vignette..everything is just perfect for this glorious St Patty's day! :)
Thanks for linking up friend

Diane said...

Looks great! Like how you used a painting in the back, it gives a very Irish feel to your setting. Looking forward to your next tablescape. Diane

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a wonderful and festive table! Great Goodwill find, too!

Tess said...

Such beautiful china and they mix so well together. I love it that your pieces are from your "non-Irish" family. That vintage postcard is charming and your Irishman is a handsome guy!

Alycia Nichols said...

I really like your "new Irish love" with his fiery red hair ad porcelain (literally!) skin. He's quite a handsome young fellow! He looks right at home in your pretty setting! I hope you and Mr. Magpie are having a great St. Patrick's Day. Don't party too hard! :-)

Liz- said...

Love your statue! Great find..and what a bargain! How nice that you've tied three generations together! Lovely vignette!

once in a blue moon said...

beautiful pics~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your new Irish lad looks wonderful on this table! I love all your treasures. Those ivy covered dishes are so pretty. Love all of this!!!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love everything Irish...AND green! This was such a wonderful treat for me stopping by here to say hi and see your display. Loved it all. I had all my Irish stuff up yesterday [well, since March 1st, but I'm taking it down this morning. If you'd like to see what I have it's the post below the link I'm leaving for you]

My Friday's Link:
My Handmade Lighthouse Dolphin Shelf

I do hope you'll find time to stop by for a visit with me. Have a super weekend!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful! Love the dishes ~

I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you!


Babs said...

Your Napoleon Ivy china is so perfect with a timeless look and I love the little peeks at your mother's tablecloth. What a treasure!
Beautiful vignette and that little green man from GW is definitely a find. Beautiful post. Have a great weekend.

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

This is absolutely the cutest post! Love the little guy and the picture behind. I simply adore cottages. Have a great week and blessings to you, Lynn

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a beautiful tablescape, the ivy china is so similar to a set my mom had, and your little Irish gentleman is really a sweet find! So glad you linked up for VIF!

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! I love, love your little Irish man. He is adorable! If I saw him at the thrift store I would have snagged him too! Thanks for linking up!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hello! I am so happy to have just stumbled across your blog. I can see we have a lot in common ~~ DISHES! :) I love what I am seeing and am signing up to be your latest follower.

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