Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy St. David's Day!

I've been waiting for this week to roll around!! Dr. Dave is a proud Welshman and I have planned for weeks to surprise him with a St. David's Day table. It worked! He had gone "shopping" with me several times when I would talk about St. Patrick's Day and he would make comments that I'd better not make a St. Patrick's Day table without doing a St. David's Day one. I would just laugh it off, all the while secretly scheming!! What fun I had!


I wanted a casual feel to the table, so I chose to not use a tablecloth. Instead, I started with vintage placemats. Wish I could tell you where they came from, but I don't remember! DH thought they came from my family and I thought they came from his! Wherever they came from, I love them and think they are perfect for this table.

Woven charger is from Walmart. It's the same one I use all the time. Yellow plate is dinner plate and white is for salad. There's nothing fancy about the dishes, flatware, or glassware - just my everyday stuff. I just like how all the pieces came together.

Daffodils are the national flower of Wales. Unfortunately, ours aren't up yet so I had to settle for the "long lasting" variety! Ha Ha! I just "planted" them in a glass trifle filled with rocks and stuck the Welsh flag right inside. Can't you just see this same scene in a beautiful garden?

I scattered Welsh books all around the table, including 2 antique books under the flowers.



Hope you enjoyed your special table, Love! I LOVE YOU!!

11 comments:

Beth said...

Very pretty! Nice job, and I love the color combinations. I'm looking forward to seeing your St. Patrick's table, now that I've seen St. Dave's!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how fun! I bet your husband was surprised and so pleased with this table!

Martha said...

Not being Welsh (however, we do live with a corgi) -- I've not heard of St. David's Day. It's a pretty table and I'm sure your DH was pleased -- and now you can have your St. Patrick's Table!

Nancy said...

What a sweet surprise. Very creative and lovely!

Lori Lucas said...

Great surprise having a St. David's Day! Looks great. Hope he enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

Great table...what a nice idea to surprise your sweetie! So was Dr. Dave surprised with his St. David's table?

Barbara said...

Cute! I love the yellow flowers eith the napkins.

Judy said...

I also had never heard of St. David's Day, which I've since learned is on the first day of March. (I googled it) You've done a smashing job on your tablescape, I'm sure your honey loved it. The daffodils are so sunny and springish. Is that a word?!?!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You've surely set a lovely table. I love the yellow and white combo and plan to use that in april myself. Thank you for such pretty photos and interesting information about St. davids day. I want to also thank you for coming to visit me..
~Sonny ~

Sandy said...

So pretty. The flowers add a nice touch.

So nice to meet you, too!

Merri Cvetan, The Design Coach said...

What a nice tribute to a friend. Lovely table. Nothing wrong with everyday dishes.