Wednesday, March 13, 2013

♣♣♣ Irish Celebrations! ♣♣♣

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Come on in The Gazebo House....its PARTY TIME!!!

Cuisine Kathleen is hosting her 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl, Wednesday night, at 7 pm EST.

Whether you're Irish or not, come join the fun & see how GREEN we can get.

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The Gazebo House is decorated to the hilt, with GREEN everywhere!

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 Our evening meals at the kitchen/sunroom table have been set all month with these lovely placemats, a gift from Ms. Kathleen herself.  Thank you, Sweetie! 

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I just love them, with their delicate little shamrock embroideries & the tiny button accents.  So Sweet!
I need to copy this idea & do up some napkins to match for next year.  
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We've been enjoying our Irish Soda Bread,
made with Kathleen's special recipe
found HERE.  

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 My dining room table is set just like it is every year,
with my Chantilly Tiara GREEN glass dishes

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 A new addition to the table is this lovely sugar shuttle that I stumbled across in a local consignment shop.  It is MUCH prettier than the first one I bought, years ago!

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I usually serve cashews in mine, but this year, I've used spice gumdrops instead.  The little scoop makes it so nice to serve yourself just a few.

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The two matching Muirfield crystal relish dishes are new,
as are the pretty GREEN votive candle holders.  

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The delecate silverware pattern is Onieda's Wildwood/Always, 1958.  It goes well with the lightness of the dishes on the Waterford tablecloth.

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My centerpiece is a gift from my little sister & I just LOVE it!
Each little round serving tray folds up to the center, making it very easy to store.  So thoughtful of her to share her treasures with me.  Thanks RuthE!! 

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 Another shared treasure, which isn't mine to keep,
is this Celtic beautiful table topper.  Cuisine Kathleen received it from Marigene, with the stipulation that it had to be passed on to another blogger after using it for the party.
I have my Celtic cross on it & it has been in our guest room all month long.  
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I wonder who it will go to next??

Thanks for visiting The Gazebo House & please go see all the other participants of the St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.
Thank you, Kathleen for hosting such a fun gathering each year!   Nobody does "Irish" better than YOU!!

I will also be linking up to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursdays as well as The Tablescaper for her
Seasonal Sundays. 


  1. Beautiful, those place mats from Kathleen are so pretty. I love the green Depression dishes and glasses. The traveling cloth is beautiful as is the Celtic cross. xo

  2. You are all set Rett, ya just need a green beer:@) Everything is beautiful, love the little bit of orange in the primrose!

  3. That was great, you did us proud! So happy to see the placemats and the traveling cloth! Can't wait to see who it travels to next!
    Your table is beautiful, such a wonderful shade of green!
    Slainte' and thanks so much for taking part in the crawl!

  4. All of your green glassware is so pretty!! I love that you used green gumdrops instead of nuts for this occasion!! That traveling tablecloth is beautiful, what an honor!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

  5. What fun to see all your green, Rett! Do you know, I received one of those sugar shuttles as a wedding gift and I don't know what happened to it! The placemats are perfect from Kathleen! I love all your milk glass, too. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you and your sweetie!

  6. sure are ready for St. Patrick! I love the shamrock on your front door...and the table with the green is just breathtaking...and I think you did the traveling tabletopper justice! I wonder who will be the next caretaker of the green...
    Happy St. Patrick's Day, Rett!

  7. Hi Rett, Thank you SO much for thinking of me when I was sick--I really appreciate it. Your Irish treasures are all wonderful and I could look at that table setting for quite a long time. The dishes are beautiful and the flatware does work very well with it. I noticed your little leprechaun thimble right away--he's adorable. I wonder who will be the next member of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cloth? You have certainly shown it off beautifully. Happy St. Patty's Day! Linda

  8. It's all so lovely! I don't know which part I like the best!

  9. You are certainly ready for St. Patrick's Day! I love the whole house being decorated and each photo is so beautiful. The tiny Leprechaun on the thimble is my favorite but the place mats are just darling. The gorgeous depression green dishes are lovely and the sugar scuttle is perfect with the sweet green and white candies.


  10. Your home is so festive, Rett. I don't use much green in my home but always love and admire it when I see how beautiful it is in other homes. Your glassware is stunning and so delicate. Your placemats are lovely with the delicate shamrock embroidery down the side. It's all beautiful!

  11. What a wonderful idea, the passing of the Topper! It's gorgeous indeed. Almost sounds very romantic!! I love all the pretty Irish pieces in your home, but I think the green dishes on the white table are just beautiful. Light, airy and so lovely on the eyes. The new scuttle is a real keeper. Wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's and may all the Irish blessings come your way! xo marlis

  12. Right from the front door to your dining room table, there is such a celebration of the green. I love all your Irish decor Rett, especially the tablecloth on loan. I still have to make my Irish soda bread but the corned beef and cabbage are waiting for the crock pot on Sunday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

  13. Rett, I love your beautifully set table with your delicate Chantilly green glass! Your embroidered placemats from Kathleen are so sweet, I'm surprised you didn't take 5 minutes to whip up some matching napkins :) Love your new-to-you sugar shuttle too!

  14. Rett, I don't look at a shamrock that I don't think of you. Love seeing all the green at Gazebo House. The new sugar shuttle is beautiful. Cute idea to sever the lime gum drops. I forgot to pull mine out for this holiday. I always like to have a holiday candy in it. Need to remember this for next year. Seeing your pretty inherited green Depression glass made me think of my niece. She inherited some from her in-laws, and is excited to have a place to display it in their new home. Moving in this week!
    The place mats are darling and that shamrock table topper is perfect. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

  15. So pretty that you should leave the house decorated with green all year! I have a few pieces of the green glass that I inherited, and will have to remember to use it for St. Patrick's Day next year. Love your sugar shuttle, and the traveling table topper is a great idea.

  16. Thanks so much for the tour, Rett! I especially loved the vignette on your baker's rack, the gorgeous green glass in the dining room, and that darling centerpiece from your sister!

  17. Your chantilly tiara dishes are fabulous, Rett! Love the sugar scuttle too. You are right when you say you decorated to the hilt! You must really love St. Patrick's Day (bet you're Irish!). Everything is lovely, and I especially like your stained glass shamrock.
    Blessings, Beth

  18. You have the market cornered on wonderful St. Patrick's Day decorations! Wonderful! I love the idea that you have a traveling tablecloth....kind of like the "Traveling Pants" movie. Sweet Irish blessings traveling from home to home. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  19. I love your green crystal dishes, Rett!They make a beautiful and festive St. Patrick's Day tablescape!

  20. Wow, you definitely know how to decorate. I'm in love with the little sugar shuttle. I don't think I've ever seen one. How adorable.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your family.

  21. Well, Rettabug, you sure know how to DO THE GREEN....this is all just awesome and such fun.
    I love doing the Crawl every of my favorites.

  22. So many great elements, I don't know where to start. Love it all, but especially the sugar shuttle filled with candy - CLEVER! Of course I also love the sweets (being the enchanted oven and all)! You really knocked it out of the ballpark with this post.
    the enchanted oven

  23. Wow - you are ready for today! Love everything from the tablecloth and shamrock topper to the fabulous centerpiece! Your green depression glass is so perfect for this holiday (I love depression glass!!). My little St. Patrick's Day table looks very lonesome - next year, I need to decorate more... Thanks for letting us see all of your treasures!

  24. Rett, You certainly decked out the house for St. Pat's Day, girl! I love that plate holder with the white plates fronted by the polka dotted small ones! And what a unique way to use the sugar scuttle. So inspirational to me! Hope all is well up north of here. We had rain all night long and the creek in back of us came up really high. I've watched it recede, though, so I'm not too worried. That sucker swelled and rose over the banks about 6 feet! And into the peninsula behind our yard. YIKES!!! I would rather have snow than rain, any ol' day. Take care, my friend. Sue

  25. So many beautiful photos in this post. I love all of them. Your vignettes are all so pretty, and so are your tablescapes. That gorgeous dining room tablescape took my breath. What a fun idea with the tablecloth. Don't send it to me. I'm afraid I'd have to say I lost it, so I could keep it for myself! laurie

  26. What beautiful decor to celebrate your heritage!!!


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