Beyond the food, I’m not one that does a lot specifically for St Patrick’s Day. But I do have a couple of fun things I’ve done over the years, and thought you’d like to revisit some and see what is going on this year. It is the one day I bring out my Irish Coffee glass mugs. They aren’t big, about 6 ounces, but so festive and a fun excuse to add a bit of libation to an after dinner coffee.
To see this whole table, visit my post from 2015 on a beautiful, all green tablescape – Spring Green Table.
I’m hosting a Virtual Retreat today for local friends. In honor of the day, I have a corned beef brisket in my larger slow cooker. I got this bigger one, a KitchenAid Slow Cooker in 2018. I love how it is programmable, and will tell me how long it has been sitting on ‘keep warm’ once it’s program has finished. It’s six quart size can handle big briskets, whole turkeys and nice Easter hams. See my post on Slow Cooker Ham. It is on sale right now too at Amazon.
I’ll make the cheddar mashed potatoes and the cabbage for our meal tonight as well. See my recipe on Slow Cooked Corned Beef. I’ll add the cabbage to the cooker about 30 minutes before we will be ready to eat. Yum, this turns out sooooo good!! And it makes great sandwiches the next day too.
In the kitchen, my tables have the green runners from my Thread Color Experiment. The little table that has a library shelf underneath has the small runner, with a green pottery piece, green cover cookbook, and the orchid.
On the pie safe that I use as an island, the matching table runner displays a cute rabbit plate.
On the coffee table, my Snowflake Runner creates a base for my favorite rabbit divided serving dish. Mostly I just use this for a display piece, but occasionally it has served crudites.
I made this shamrock wall hanging some years ago, and I have never shown it to you. It is really simple, just raw edge applique on a neutral background. I pieced a bunch of green fabrics together, then cut out the shape that I just drew freehand with chalk on the fabric. No pattern was used.
The applique was machine stitched to the background using a blanket stitch, then stipple quilted. I used cotton thread, and cotton batting. The shamrock is quilted with green thread, with the background done in off-white.
The border has a freehand ribbon candy quilting in green thread.
I put it on the table between the wing chairs in the library. A favorite book and a small, green, Bowknot depression glass bowl completes the display.
Note for those doing the Pachanga Mystery Quilt Along – I made an error on the pdf for Step 5. On the full size, you should have 68 HSTs. I have made that correction to the pdf – download the Step 5 Corrected Version for your sewing rooms.
There are still some slots left in my Scrap Dancing on Zoom class on March 27th at 4 pm Eastern Daylight Time. See the details and sign up HERE.
Are you displaying green this week, or wearing green today? What’s for dinner this evening?
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