Shamrocks and Artichokes … Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


If you’ve been visiting My Place for awhile, you may remember a few months ago when I shared a beautiful Fall tablescape by my “I met her in Blogland, but she doesn’t have a blog” friend, Bonnie Bee.  Well, you’re in for a quick treat again today because Bonnie sent me a picture of what she called a “pretty low key” tablescape.  There will be only two of them celebrating at their house this year … Bonnie and her husband.  But since I happen to know he has a very Irish surname and a long history of celebrating St. Patty’s Day, I think I can depend on them to enjoy the day enough for Renaissance Man and me as well.  Me thinks at Bonnie’s house there are some Irish eyes smiling twinkling with a great sense of humor!  I sure hope he knows what a pot o’ gold he discovered when he met Bonnie at the end of his rainbow.

Renaissance Man?  He knows what a “pretty low key” table looks like at our house …
and it’s not this!

I’m calling Bonnie’s a whimsically classy St. Patty’s Day tablescape.  I love the soft shades of green and all the textures!  Such beautiful textures …  It’s just perfect how the leaves of the artichokes complement the leafy plates and the flower petals on the cap of the figurine.  I’m going to take a wild guess and say Bonnie never noticed that … that it just happened naturally because it “felt right.”  Yes, me thinks she has the gift of tablescaping.


What do you think?

Thanks, Bonnie, for sharing with us today!  And to each of you.. May the smile of the Lord light you to glory … but if he sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes.
I’m joining Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound — 
where pink AND GREEN are “in” this week!


  1. What a beautiful table. Love your cabbage plates…I have some and they are among my favorites! The bowls are so pretty and I love artichokes!! Very nice St. Patrick’s Day table!
    Happy PS!
    Miss Bloomers

  2. It’s really pretty and I like the cabbage plates and the artichokes. Cute centerpiece, too. Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

  3. I think she did a smash up job. It is absolutely beautiful!!! Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you-xo Diana

  4. Absolutely beautiful. You should link up Bonnie’s tablescape over at Housepitality Designs. Love your blog.

    Have an awesome weekend!


    PS Happy Pink Saturday.

  5. Beautiful table setting, I’d love to sit there! ‘May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow…’ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

  6. Gorgeos table dear Susan! Very whimsy wth the green cabbage plates and the artichoke in each plate. I love the placemats, the lace runner and the other underneath your pretty centerpiece. Hope you had a great St. Patty’s and wishes for lots of luck of the Irish to you! Thanks for your lovely visit.

  7. Beautiful tablescape of your “Irish friend”….thanks for stopping by my “place”…I’m a follower too..

  8. OK Miss BONNIE BEE, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. You definitely need to blog because you have blogger written all over you!

    (Susan, if you don’t mind, please pass the command forward to make sure she gets it. I’m even shaking my Duchess finger in her direction for good measure. I’m picturing a “bee” theme in her header. How cute would that be?)

    Seriously, this is really beautiful to me, and I can’t believe she can make cabbage and artichokes look so elegant.