Sunday, March 11, 2012

Luck of the Irish

This week's tablescape theme is green and white for St. Patrick's Day which I know I am a week early, but we are getting ready for it.  Aren't these flowers to die for?  I stopped at Trader Joe's to see if they finally got in some spring bouquets and can you believe they were 3.99 a bunch?  Of course, if one is good, five must be better; right?  I filled my cart and off I went to mix and match.  I made three huge bouquets like this one.

Now I know you want to know what those martini glasses are filled with so I will just go ahead and share.  We mixed coffee ice cream and Bailey's Irish Cream, topped it with whipped cream and garnished it with a green candy stick dipped in chocolate.  Let me tell you it was sinfully delicious!  What could be more Irish than Bailey's Irish Cream?  The Belleek cup and saucer was a gift I had bought my mother before she passed away.  It is so beautifully translucent and delicate, I was almost afraid to use it.  If you are wondering how Stephanie got the chocolate to stick to the sides of the glass, it is Magic Shell swirled into a slightly frozen glass and then we filled it with the adult only milk shake.
The cake pops are even Bailey's Irish Cream flavored.  I think I like this Irish holiday more and more.  Look at this beautiful four-leaf clover plant.  I stopped in at Julie O'Keefe's Home and Garden in La Canada, California, and she gave me this beautiful plant to use in this photo shoot.  I just love it.  It is perfect!  I haven't seen these little plants anywhere else this year.
These cake pops are wonderful and so pretty too.

One last thing before I go.  I think by now you know I have a weakness for vintage textiles.  I only keep the best for myself and I wish I would have ironed this one a little better for you.  This is from an old toile drapery panel and this print is fabulous.  I use this every Christmas at the shop to dress a table.  The green and white is perfect for so many occasions.  It is one of the finest examples of antique toile I have come across and this piece is probably from the 1930s.  Well, it's almost an antique.  Thanks for visiting.  Hope you enjoyed today's tea.  Happy Sunday.

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Anne said...

YUM looks delicious.The table scape looks so pretty.Love that sweet tablecloth.Gorgeous flowers too.

Connie said...

This is the very prettiest St. Patty's table I have ever seen. It is so elegant. fan and follower, Connie

Michelle @ Liturgical Time said...

So beautiful! I'm following from the Linky followers blog hop, and am so glad I stopped by.

Bliss said...

I closed my eyes and pretended I threw my face into a glass of whipped cream. I was happy.


Jennelise said...

Gorgeous table and your treats make my mouth water :)

Rustique Gal said...

Maggie, Lovin your blog! This vintage tablecloth is so perfect! I love your tablescape-looks yummy and pretty too. I found your printed tissue on pinterest and followed it here. Great stuff. I'll be visiting again!