May the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
For my Tablescape Thursday I used the Irish village cottages
my mother brought me back from Ireland.
But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love.
If you must steal, steal away from bad company.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away...
The village sits among dishes of green, antique white and silver.
Different shades and textures of green add to the Irish landscape.
All the greens, silvers, antique whites and cottages sit on a piece of shamrock linen
my mother also brought back to me
If you look closely you will see that each shamrock is outlined in green thread. It is SO beautiful and one of the favorite things I own.
Isn't it funny how the little things are the ones that mean the most to us?
For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way.
Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day
The mugs, also from Ireland, are made for Irish Coffee.
Somehow, I forgot to put them on the table when I was
creating my tablescape! I remembered too late, so you
get to see them in their little cluster.
They too are beautiful when you see the etching close up.
Even my teapot from Ireland is a cottage.
My mother brings back perfect gifts for me.
May the most you wish for be the least you get.
All kinds of little cottages dot the Irish tablescape!
My daughters also have been to Ireland, and they
brought me back (among other things) this wonderful
book about Ireland landscapes.
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness come through your door.
My Granddad Flanagan and one of his (many!) sisters.
They had eyes of clear blue....like the skies of Ireland.
May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you.
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
My tablescape is linked to Susan at: