St. Patrick’s Day Table Decor (Pretty and Simple)
Are you looking forward to spring and the spring holidays? Well, since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17th, I’ve started decorating with some green. In fact, if you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day table ideas, you’re in luck! Today, I’m sharing my simple St. Patrick’s Day table decor along with a group of talented bloggers for a St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting Blog Hop!
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St. Patrick’s Day Table Decor:
Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from Celebrate and Decorate! I’m sure you enjoyed Chloe’s St. Patrick’s Day table decor and her adorable idea for a table centerpiece. She always creates something special!
Also, a big thank you to our host Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz for organizing the blog tour! Debbee always decorates such amazing table settings. I’m sure you will love her latest table featuring some lucky shamrocks!
Let’s continue the tour with my St. Patrick’s Day table decor…
Welcome to my kitchen!
This year, I set my kitchen table in a St. Patrick’s Day theme using traditional green and white…
St. Patrick’s Day Table Ideas – Shop Your Home:
Just like most of my seasonal decorating, I kept my St. Patrick’s Day table simple.
Rather than buy a bunch of new things, I challenged myself to create a table setting using mostly items I already owned.
Though, I did buy the daisies and the shamrock plant. As always, I’ll try again to keep the plant alive…although the one I bought a few years ago didn’t make it very long. Unfortunately, I’ve never been known for having a green thumb!
Lately, I’ve been thinking about buying some colored glassware. Recently, I’ve seen some cute ones and I love the way they add a nice splash of color to a table. Then again, so do the green S. Pellegrino bottles used as vases! Don’t you think they’re perfect for St. Patrick’s Day?! Since I like to keep my table centerpieces simple, the bottles and shamrocks were just enough.
Also, I love the way the green bottles stand out against the white runner. Originally, I thought about creating a custom St. Patrick’s Day table runner by drawing or stamping shamrocks on a piece of burlap. Sure, a shamrock table runner would have been cute but once I placed the green bottles on the white runner, I was sold. Plus, I didn’t have to spend all that time on the DIY project – ha!
St. Patrick’s Day Table Decor – Classic Green and White:
As I mentioned, I like to keep a subtle approach to holiday decorating.
For my St. Patrick’s Day table, I just decorated with some simple greens and whites…
And as a nod to the holiday, I created some super easy DIY napkin rings. To make them, I just cut up some cardboard paper towel rolls, wrapped a piece of wired burlap ribbon around them and drew a green shamrock with a Sharpie. So easy! If you want some more DIY napkin ring ideas, be sure to check out – How to Make Easy DIY Napkin Rings.
So, you might have noticed that I have two napkins on each of the place settings. Yeah, we’re messy eaters…just kidding. Actually, the white napkins are the “real” napkins and the green and white checked ones are just pieces of fabric rolled up. Since I was using white dinner plates, white salad plates and white napkins, I needed more color. Luckily, I had the green and white checked fabric laying around so they added the pop of green I needed on each place setting!
Like I said, I didn’t want to spend a lot of time or money to create my St. Patrick’s Day table decor! It’s not like Christmas, where the decorations stay out for a month or two. Even if you’re having a St. Patrick’s Day party, you don’t have to do a ton of decorating. Basically, most people eat some corned beef and cabbage, drink a little green beer and their St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete! In my opinion, a simple table setting is all you need!
Though I must admit, I’m not really a big fan of St. Patrick’s Day themed food. Even though I’m happy to provide a traditional St. Patty’s day dinner for guests, I don’t eat much of it. Well, maybe a bite or two of Irish soda bread…but that’s it. Then again, if someone comes up with some fun Saint Patricks Day cocktails, I’m willing to give those a try!
Is it just me, or is all this green and white getting you excited for spring?
St. Patrick’s Day Table Decorations – Natural Textures:
Besides all the green and white, I threw in some texture for interest.
Adding texture was easy to do with a wicker basket for the plant, some twine on the bottles and my go-to seagrass placemats. In fact, I just wrote a blog post on 7 Ways to Set a Table with Natural Fiber Placemats if you want some more inspiration.
Overall, between the white, green and natural elements, I think my table is ready St. Patrick’s Day…and spring! For more ideas, here are even more ways to decorate in the month of March – Goodbye February, Hello March!
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Hopefully, these are some simple ideas you can use for St. Patrick’s Day table decor!
Once again, thank you to Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz for hosting! Also, please be sure to visit all the pretty St. Patrick’s Day dining tables from the list below. You’ll see all kinds of festive table decorations from pots of gold to leprechaun hats to four leaf clovers and more!
If you’re following along in order, Design Morsels is next! I know you’re going to love Andrea’s beautiful St. Patrick’s Day table! Enjoy!
Debbees Buzz ☘ Vintage Dishes & Lucky Clover Fold Napkins
Home is Where the Boat Is ☘ Loads of Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day Table
Panoply ☘ An Unpretentious St. Patrick’s Day
My Hubbard Home ☘ Putting on the Green & Yellow
Life and Linda ☘ Keeper of the Traveling Shamrock Cloth
Corner of Plaid and Paisley ☘ Reprise of Ewe & McGreggor St. Patrick’s Day Table
Me and My Captain ☘ Not Lucky, Just Very Blessed
Red Cottage Chronicles ☘ Channeling My Inner Irish
Celebrate and Decorate ☘ St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Tablescape
Calypso in the Country ☘ St. Patrick’s Day Table Decor
Design Morsels ☘ St. Patrick’s Day Table
The Painted Apron ☘ Celebrating the Green Table
Hyacinth for the Soul ☘ Lucky in Life ~ Celebrating Green Table
Zucchini Sisters ☘ Green & Orange St. Patrick’s Day Table
Will you be decorating your table for St. Patrick’s Day this year?
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I LOVE you table! It is so clean and fresh looking. I was so surprised at how you made the napkin rings. I think they look terrific and maybe, hopefully, will try my hand at making those. The green bottles look awesome too. I have done that with blue bottles and a yellow and blue table. I think I am off to buy some Pellegrino. Very pretty runner too. You have a magnificent kitchen!
Thank you so much, Ruthie! What a lovely comment! I’ve never used colored bottles for vases before so I’m glad you like them…now I’ll be on the lookout for some pretty blue ones as well! Thanks for stopping by!
Shelley, I honestly must admit that I took a cue from you in that your simply classic style inspired me for my own table for this holiday. I knew you would have a table that would state the apparent feast with easy-going style, and it does. I love the shamrock plant and looked for one myself (prior years I was lucky to find one, but not this time). I think your choice of the Pellegrino bottles was a good one. Opting for colorful glassware is a deep rabbit hole that could be hard to get out of, lol, especially when visiting the Dollar Tree! The green & white napkins and small shamrock on the DIY napkin rings are just enough added color. As always, it’s a pleasure being at the table with you!
Thanks so much, Rita! Yes, I see we both went with the understated look. Regarding the shamrock plant, I found mine at the grocery store. I think it was around seven dollars so not a huge investment for something I’ll probably kill! Great hopping with you again!
Lovely table Shelley. Sometimes simple is best. The Shamrock plant is perfect. I looked for one at my local grocery store, but no luck.
Your napkin rings are darling. A wonderful feeling to create something so pretty. The Pellegrino bottles are a nice touch being green and all. So cost efficient. Always a pleasure to join you. Happy March.
Thank you Linda! I bought my shamrock at the grocery store and they were just putting them out. Keep looking! I’m glad you liked how my table turned out – definitely a budget friendly design!
So cute Shelley, the daisies are perfect and I love your clever napkin rings! Green & white is so fresh and it’s filling your kitchen with Spring!
Thanks Jenna! All the green definitely has me in the mood for spring! Great to hop with you!
Fun, festive table, Shelly. Great idea to use the green glass bottles! Your green checked napkins with the clever shamrock napkin ring are the perfect touch. Happy St. Pat’s Day. Fun hopping with you!
Thanks so much, Sarah! Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Shelley I love your approach to table decorations. This one is like a breath of fresh air. In fact, when I saw the first picture, I thought you had a new dining table and white chairs. It was like seeing the table and background kitchen for the first time.
Your attention to the details; green recycled vases on a simple white runner – those napkin rings! What a great idea. My mind is buzzing with ideas on how to create some with flowers, and other simple motifs.
“A breath of fresh air”…I love that description! Thank you, Rachelle! I’m flattered that you like my ideas. It was a fun table to decorate! As always – great hopping with you!
Shelley, love the simplicity and charm of your St. Patrick’s Day tablescape. Using the green bottles as part of your table length centerpiece was genius! I’d love to have green stemware, but wherever to put it! I’m tucking your clever idea away for next year. It all looks so charming with the daisies and fresh clover plant. I also like how we both used green and white check napkins but in very different ways. Another great idea on the table are the fun napkin rings you created. Thank you for contributing your talented table stylings to the hop.
Thank you Debbee! Yes, I noticed we both used green and white checks. Such fun seeing different uses for some of the same things. Thanks so much for hosting this hop! It’s been so inspiring!
Your table is so ready for spring and St. Patrick’s Day! The daisies in the green bottles along with your shamrock plant make the perfect centerpiece for your table. Your sweet little DIY napkin rings are the perfect finishing touch!
Thanks Chloe! I definitely kept it simple so I’m glad you liked it! Always great to hop with you!
I love your burlap napkin rings with the clover. I feel like I can always spot your tables even in a quick scan of all the tables together. Love your style!
Thank you Andrea! I love your style too – I think we both have similar tastes. Great hopping with you again!
Shelly I want your shamrock plant and I can’t honestly say I looked for one because I have not been in a store, grocery or otherwise for such a long time. LOL I order everything on-line and I don’t think a shamrock plant would be too successful in transit. The simplicity of your table makes it all the more like-able and do-able for most table setters. I love it.
Have a great and wonderful St. Patrick’s Day.
Kari @ Me and My Captain
Thanks Kari! I’m happy you appreciate the simplicity of my table. Especially in spring, I like a fresh and simple look. And good luck finding those shamrocks. Maybe get an artificial one online! Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!
Love your simple table with your green bottles of daisies and oxalis as a centerpiece! Your shamrock napkin rings are the perfect touch and so simple to create too! It’s a treat to hop with you and join you at the table. Happy St. Paddy’s Day ♥♣
Thanks so much, Mary! I definitely kept it simple which felt right for spring! Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Shelley, your table is adorable! I love it💚 your green water bottles make a perfect centerpiece, I wish I had thought of that myself!! Your napkin rings and faux napkins are a great plate topper. Your whole kitchen and dining area looks wonderful and inviting. It is a pleasure to hop with you.🍀
Thanks so much Ann! I’m glad you like how it all turned out. Great hopping with you!
Shelley, your table is simple and refreshing! The daisies in the Pellegrino bottles with the jute bows are so pretty. I like how you kept the color palette green and white. It will easily transition to Spring by just removing the shamrock napkin rings. Are the plates ironstone? They look so sturdy! It was fun hopping with you again. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Thanks so much, Rebecca! As you can tell, I’m getting in a spring mood! No, the plates aren’t ironstone but they are a heavier porcelain from Williams Sonoma. Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Shelley, you had me at green bottles and daisies!! Everything else is just a bonus! I have really embraced using what I have this past year when it comes to table styling since we often have been in lock down with limited access to shops! I love your simple approach!
Thanks so much Maureen! Yes, I think we have all thought of ways to repurpose things this past year! Glad you like how my table turned out. Have a wonderful weekend!
Love this table! Such a great understated St. Patrick’s Day vibe. I love green and I love daisies so your post stopped me in my tracks. Love all the great details. Have a great day. XO- MaryJo
Awe, what a nice comment. Thanks so much, MaryJo! I’m happy to hear you liked it!
Lovely St. Patrick’s Day decor ideas. Congratulations, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.
Thanks so much, Bev! Have a great day!
What wonderful ideas! I love St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve never thought of using Pellegrino bottles as St. Patrick’s Day vases–you’re brilliant! And those napkin rings are just darling.
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