Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St Patrick's Day Refreshments

ABC Wednesday - "I" is for Irish

I know you must all be parched from travelling all over Blogland visiting everyone participating in Kathleen's Blog Crawl, so I thought I 'd offer up some liquid refreshments and a chance to take a bit of a break.  Please feel free to help yourself and stop back again later in the day for another recharge!

The table covering was crocheted by my maternal grandmother
and is actually a bedspread.

We have Champagne Punch served in a vintage Homer Laughlin punch bowl.

Coffee or tea ... if you have never tasted coffee with a shot of Crème de menthe .... do try it!

Vintage pewter tea service.

Vintage Haviland

From a set of vintage silver forks, this one has a gondola on it.

Cabbage plates, perfect for St Patrick's Day, from Home Goods

Vintage Home Laughlin covered muffin plate.

Cut glasses were my mother-in-law's

Punch Bowl back stamp
Reverse side of bowl

Vintage Homer Laughlin Ivory Fiesta Mugs for Irish Coffee

Perhaps a bit of Guiness would hit the spot for you?

Vintage Belleek creamer and sugar

I'm so pleased you could drop by during your travels around the St Patrick's Day celebrations!


  1. A beautiful serving table, Candy. Everything is just perfect and so so pretty.

  2. Refreshing indeed! A beautiful table Candy, love the topper:@)

  3. Candy, what a delightful looking table, it's so inviting! I'll be there soon!


  4. Gorgeous buffet, Candy! That punchbowl is just so special. The range of dish shapes and patterns on the tabletop are just super, and thet texture of the bed/table cover really makes them pop!

  5. What a lovely and inviting table you have set for us. Happy St. Paddys Day.

  6. Your bedspread is amazing. It must have taken your grandmother a very long time to crochet that--I think it was pieced. Please do not let any of us visitors spill on it! The punch bowl is also fabulous. And I did not know that the covered dish was a muffin dish. I always think of butter when I see the covers--don't know why. Beautiful table--I'll be back for refreshments later-irish coffee or a Guinness! Linda

  7. So pretty Candy -- I am loving it all but especially the bedspread and that punch bowl :)


  8. what a fun table! Looks like a great time to be had!!

  9. What a beautiful, lovely table you have set! So many details. One of my favorite things is the crochet bed covering used as a tablecloth.

    Thanks for sharing,

  10. You have made me feel warmly welcomed! Everything is just perfect and so beautifully photographed! The punch bowl could just jump off the screen and right into my home! Love all your most special touches here!

  11. Very pretty! Love the pewter tea service!

  12. How on earth did you ever know that I'd been all over blogland at blog parties and was famished?! Thank you for the punch sweetie :) What a fun and beautiful post and tablescape.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Big hugs,

  13. Hello Candy,
    oh my, what an abundance of nice food and treats. I think, I will came back in the evening for the Guinness. At the moment some tea is fine.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful buffet and Happy St. Patrick's day.
    Greetings, Johanna

  14. delicious meals, wow.

    lovely shots.

  15. What a beautiful table!!! Love your Belleek sugar and creamer! And the tablecloth/bedspread is such a treasure!! LOVE IT!! Your green cabbage plates are perfect for the occasion!

  16. This is SO beautiful, and I'd love to have the crochet pattern your g-ma used for the beadspread!! I could work on it for years...

  17. I simply love all your vintage pieces. What a beautiful table. It makes me want to visit you and enjoy the hospitality. Love the sugar swizzle sticks too.

  18. Make mine a black coffee with a shot of Creme de Menthe!
    Jane x

  19. A beautiful table and a lot of stunning things, but if I could not have anything, I only would love your vintage punch bowl! It's totally GORGEOUS!!! Your Belleck sugar and creamer would be nice too! OK, the whole thing like the plates, your grandmother's bed spread as tbcloth is perfect and a treasure, I loved the idea!
    You're welcome too, to visit me, I could offer you lunch for for St. Pat's.
    Happy St. Patty's Day.

  20. Yes had a Guinness at lunch today. It's a law or something on Irish Week right!

    Love your table and your photos are to die for!

  21. The bedspread is amazing and how special that it belonged to your Grandmother. I love you table setting and especially the punchbowl. ~~Sherry~~

  22. My head is spinning!..The punch bowl...the gondola pic oh the "tablecloth"...I am Irish and I am swooning!

  23. Candy, I'm feeling the luck o'the Irish with your wonderful table. That punch bowl is magnificent! I have never seen anything like it. And you just better be careful... if I could I would reach into the screen and "borrow" that covered muffin dish. I think that is the prettiest dish I have seen in a long time.
    I'll take the delicious Irish Coffee and a big dollop of that whipped cream!
    Thanks for the refreshments!

  24. these are all quite lovely - even the beer.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  25. What wonderful pieces you have, love the punch bowl! The idea of using the bedspread for the tablecloth is brilliant..it is so pretty.
    You did a wonderful job!

  26. Thanks so much for the wonderful refreshaments! It is a little too late for the beer so I will take a cup of tea, please! That ounch bowl is amazing, have never seen one! Love it all and your photography is amazing! XO, Pinky

  27. Wow! Candy, this is an amazing table. Everything looks so inviting and so Irish. That punch bowl steals the show.

    - The Tablescaper

  28. Such elegant pictures... Each one stunning. I love using vintage quilts or lace bedspreads for table coverings.

  29. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


  30. How wonderfulln INVITING! I loved the green and white sugars..actually, I liked it all.


  31. Absolutely BEAUTIUL!!! I love green and your table makes me want to come visit for awhile. I LOVE your punch bowl, heck, I love everything on your table!

  32. Candy,
    Terrific table! The bedspread/tablecloth is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The covered muffin dish - I think I need one! The teacups are lovely. Just wonderful. I think I'll have an Irish coffee!

  33. I am sticking to the tea this morning, but man o man that Guiness I had yesterday was tasty!

    Thank you all for visiting and for your sweet comments, I do appreciate it!


  34. I'm still partyin' so I'm a wee bit late to partake of your refreshments, Candy! What a beautiful scene you've set out for everyone...gorgeous use of that handmade bedspread. I hope no one spilled anything on it.

    I ♥♥♥ that little Belleek sugar & creamer set & the covered muffin dish is especially darling.
    The best piece HAS to be that punch bowl, though. What a treasure!!! You always have the nicest things to show & share. I learn so much from your blog.


  35. Thanks Rett, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit.


  36. Thanks Beverly, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit!



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