A daring splash of lime green served up this out of the ordinary St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Glittery black felt served as the table cloth (washable, inexpensive and can be cut to fit any size table). Instead of chargers, I used bright green wood placemats.
Of course flowers and candles are always on my table. This time I chose potted white daisies and wrapped with them coordinating tissue paper. So simple and inexpensive, but no less elegant. A couple votive candles nestled in a bed of green glass adds to the ambiance.
White dinner plates are a must for every hostess’s cupboard. If you purchase only one set of dishes, make them white. You can create a new look every time you use them. You’ll never believe it, but I found these oversize soup bowls in bright lime at a dollar store!
I love little butter pat dishes and wonder if they can still be purchased new? They are readily available at flea markets and antique stores. No more “please pass the butter”.
This table was a little cozy, not much room for extras so I folded the napkins on the back of the chairs. They helped brighten up the space when the lights were dimmed. The place card holders are a clever idea – office paper clips. I pinched one to each bowl and attached the guest’s name.
Every party should have good conversation, great food, and some unexpected touches to wow your guests.