Are you looking for St. Patrick’s Day tablescape ideas? Set the scene for your St. Patrick’s Day tablescape with a themed table. Explore creative ideas in this Celtic-inspired post, which includes tips for making your table truly magical with all the vintage details.

How do you decorate a St. Patrick’s Day table?

Decorating a St. Patrick’s Day table is a fun way to celebrate the holiday and create a festive atmosphere. Personalize your table decor based on your preferences and the theme of your gathering. With these ideas, you can create a festive and memorable table setting to celebrate the luck of the Irish.

St. Patrick's Day tablescape place setting.

9 St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is a festive holiday celebrated on March 17th each year, honoring the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. It is a day filled with parades, green and orange attire, and traditional Irish food and drinks. If you’re planning to host a St. Patrick’s Day gathering or simply want to create a festive atmosphere at your table, here are some creative ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day tablescape:

  1. Green and White Theme: Embrace the traditional colors of St. Patrick’s Day by decorating your table with a green and white color scheme. Use a white tablecloth as the base and layer it with a green table runner or placemats. Incorporate green and white striped or Irish linen napkins, and complete the look with green and white floral centerpieces. You can use white flowers with green accents, such as hydrangeas, carnations, tulips, or baby breath.
  2. Pot of Gold: Incorporate gold elements into your tablescape to symbolize the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow—place vintage brass candlesticks in different sizes with white or green tapered candles around the table. Use gold-trimmed place settings, flatware, and gold centerpiece accents.
  3. Shamrock Accents: Shamrocks are iconic symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. Incorporate them into your tablescape by using shamrock-accented plates, napkin rings, or chargers. You can also create DIY shamrock place cards using green cardstock and write each guest’s name on them.
  4. Irish Linens: Incorporate Irish linens to add an elegant touch to your St. Patrick’s Day tablescape. Use Irish lace table runners or placemats for a delicate and intricate look. Pair them with crisp white napkins and green napkin rings. This combination will bring a touch of Irish heritage and sophistication to your table.
  5. Leprechaun Hats: Add a playful element to your St. Patrick’s Day tablescape by incorporating leprechaun hats. These can be small party hats or even edible chocolate hats placed at each place setting. You can also use mini top hats as unique napkin holders or place card holders. It will bring a touch of whimsy and fun to your table. See how I accomplished this in the Bless Your Table with Irish Royal Tara China post.
  6. Vintage Tablecloth: Use a vintage-inspired green tablecloth as the base for your St. Patrick’s Day table. Look for a tablecloth with lace or delicate embroidery for an authentic vintage feel.
  7. Antique China: Set your table with antique china dishes to add a touch of elegance and nostalgia. Look for plates and cups with delicate green patterns or gold accents.
  8. Vintage Glassware: Serve your drinks in vintage glassware to complete the vintage look. Look for green-tinted or etched glassware for an extra touch of charm.
  9. Vintage Centerpiece: Create a centerpiece using vintage items such as old books, antique bottles, or vintage green glass vases filled with fresh flowers or greenery.

The key to a successful St. Patrick’s Day tablescape is to embrace the festive spirit and incorporate elements that symbolize luck, Irish culture, and the traditional colors of the holiday. Enjoy creating a memorable and festive atmosphere for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

Shamrock Plates: St. Patrick’s Day Table Decor

We don’t have any big plans for St. Patrick’s Day this year, but I always love this time-honored holiday, being Irish and all. If you remember, I found this set of Royal Tara china while I was in Maine a few weeks back. Learn more in the 21 Vintage Finds: 4 Days Thrifting in Coastal Maine post.

Shamrock Plates: Royal Tara China Collection on Shelf

You may also enjoy this Bless Your Table with Irish Royal Tara China post, featuring my first St. Patrick’s Day tablescape with this elegant shamrock dinnerware on a rustic table setting.

Shamrock Plates: Irish Royal Tara China Place Setting

I’m so in love with this thrifted china pattern that I collected it all together once again for a simple St. Patrick’s Day tablescape for a late-morning gathering in our breakfast nook to share with you once again.

St. Patrick’s Day Tabletop Decorations

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“Laughter is brightest where food is best.”

Irish Proverb

Tablecloth

I chose to keep the layered everyday tablecloths of blue and white as the foundation for our St. Patrick’s Day tablescape. This is a casual space, after all, where we enjoy morning coffee, breakfast, and time on our devices.

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St. Patrick’s Day Place Setting

Showcasing the Royal Tara shamrock plates, I added white Mountain Weave placemats (made locally) layered with a wooden charger to add texture and depth to the place settings.

My mother’s vintage sterling flatware and thrifted vintage Irish linen napkins are always a timeless favorite.

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape Place Setting

This place setting incorporates the festive colors of St. Patrick’s Day, such as green and gold. It features Irish linen napkins, gold bunnies, rustic chargers, green glassware, and vintage green and white platters. It’s the ideal setup for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day casually and with no fuss.

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape Decorations

Tablescape Glassware

Glassware plays an essential role in setting the tone and aesthetic of a tablescape, whether it’s for a formal dinner, a casual brunch, or a festive celebration. By selecting and arranging glassware thoughtfully, you can elevate the ambiance of your table setting and create a memorable dining experience.

Vintage Lemonade Sets

I’ll be serving juice and water with this vintage lemonade set with white and green flowers. Vintage lemonade sets are a favorite of mine to collect. They add so much charm to a tablescape, outdoors in the summer, around the fire pit, and more. See more in the Cozy Antique Spring Porch Ideas post.

Green Flutes

One of my favorite green glassware to display in the spring on my St. Patrick’s Day table settings are these green flutes, which I purchased from Etsy a couple of years ago. Here, I am displaying the flutes on our dining room table on a cake stand with a glass cloche for spring.

Green Flutes on Dining Room Table Displayed Under a Glass Cloche

Spring Bunnies

I found these gold vintage-style bunnies and thought they were so cute not only for spring decor but also on a bookshelf, coffee table, and other items year-round. Today, I added the bunnies to our St. Patrick’s Day tablescape for a touch of gold representing a pot of Irish gold.

Green and White Vintage Platters

A stack of vintage green and white platters that I collected last summer is an ideal accent for spring decorating. The smaller vintage platter also makes for a cute foundation for one of the golden bunnies.

Also great for St. Patrick’s Day cookies!

St. Patrick's Day cookies on green and white platters.

More St. Patrick’s Day Decor Ideas:

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St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece

My St. Patrick’s Day tablescape centerpiece is simple.

A quick trip to the supermarket combines three bouquets of greenery, one bunch of yellow tulips, and some babys breath. Arranged in one of my favorite vintage silver vases. See more in the Valentine’s Thrifting: Wintery Vintage Haul post.

Get more table centerpiece ideas in this Grow Paperwhites for Saint Patrick’s Day post.

Paperwhites in Green Stoneware Table Centerpiece

St. Patrick’s Day decor is all about embracing the spirit of the holiday and celebrating Irish culture. Have fun with your decorations, and let the luck of the Irish shine throughout your home!

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernard Shaw — one of Ireland’s most prolific dramatists

Ireland 1994

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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4 Comments

  1. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Oh my golly! Those dishes, glasses, and platters are drool-worthy! What fantastic finds. I’ve never seen such and will be on the look out for sure. Love it!!! pinned

    1. Thanks so much Cindy, aren’t they fantastic? I just love them too Cindy. Thanks for dropping by! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. Such a fun table, Ann! And so many great ideas too! Those shamrock dishes were such a find! 🍀💚