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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We are celebrating the Luck o' the Irish here at Glitter and Gardenias this week!  

In fact, we are so lucky that we can set our table for our Leprechaun Lunch outside on the deck! Here on the East Coast we have been blessed with absolutely beautiful weather over the last two weeks and I couldn't wait to set my St. Patrick's Day table on the deck! 

We decorated with green and gold this year.  These pretty green plates are my Mom's and they adorn her Christmas tablescapes year after year.  I don't know if she has ever used them for St. Patrick's day, but they are perfect for it!  I placed them on gold chargers and used my old tableware from Pier1, along with my gold embellished glasses, also from Pier1. 

I also borrowed Mom's green table cloth and napkins. 

Because it is so close to Easter, we invited some bunnies along.  They are of course wearing green bows for the occasion. 

The centerpiece is this pretty little shamrock with the loveliest blooms.  

I didn't see any four leaf clovers in it, but it sure is pretty! 

I placed it in a pot that I spray painted gold.  Of course, I also had to add some glitter- gold washi tape! 

And what are we drinking to toast the wearing o'the green?  Well, since it's a school night, we are going with a lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda (diet Sprite)  "mocktail"/ desert.  

It's a light and refreshing treat for an 80 degree St. Patrick's Day! 

Wishing you the luck o' the Irish!

Thanks for stopping by today! 



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