Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!! Typically, we don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but I love working with green. When I was thinking about whether or not we would do something for the day, it dawned on me (in the middle of the night…quite literally!) that I have enough green tableware that I could show you multiple Green Table Setting Ideas all in one post.
This is not a typical post for me, but I thought it might be fun to show you four different options instead of just one full table setting. These four designs are completely different looks so I really had fun with this. I am so eager to know which one you like the best (let me know in the comments below!). With spring approaching, there are a couple of these designs that would great for any spring functions you might be hosting soon, including Easter.
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Green Table Setting Ideas
To create this post, I only used items I already owned. The only items I purchased were the plants and flowers (all from Trader Joe’s). Part of my goal here is to show you how you can reuse some of your tableware in different ways.
Option #1: Formal Green and Gold Table Setting
For this first design, I am using my formal Lenox Tuxedo dinnerware. In spite of the fact that I have hundreds of placemats and napkins, I only use placemats about half the time. However, I flipped when I found these green velvet placemats from Pier One. Sadly, they are on clearance and are hard to find. I have linked one below that is the same color.
I just love mixing green and gold! This would actually be a lovely table setting for Easter. Because of the boldness of the elegant velvet placemats, I just topped off the plates with these sweet candles that your guests could take home.
For more formal table settings, it is all in the details. Beautiful linens, fresh flowers, elegant stemware and you can never use too many candles!
For formal table settings, using fine crystal is the way to go. Being the wine lovers that we are, we invested in multiple sets of Riedel’s collection of wine glasses. I also love that they have coordinating water goblets.
Option #2: Green and White Cottage Farmhouse Table Setting
For this design, I kept things pretty casual. My other name for this table setting is “50 Shades of Green” (ha!).
Layering shades of green is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party! Combining the casual nature of the rattan chargers with the green stained chargers really sets things off nicely.
I love mixing patterns and colors to create texture and interest. The plaid napkins were perfect for this look. Speaking of mixing patterns, using my grandmother’s etched glass stemware with my new green wine glasses really gave this setting a vintage feel.
A simple planter of fresh gerbera daisies from Trader Joe’s were a perfect finishing touch…especially because it was only $3.99! For a complete table setting, it would be impactful to have more of these running down the middle of the table. Super cute and inexpensive!
And, who wouldn’t love a bowl full of macarons?!
For a delicious recipe for Matcha Macarons with Mango Buttercream, click on this image…
Option #3: Rustic Woodland Table Setting
For this look, I also used my green wine glasses and paired it with the grey water goblets. And, I love using these Better Homes & Gardens Crackled Bramley plates for bringing in a bit of a rustic feel. Oh, and yes, they were exclusively made for Walmart.
Using linen napkins with my antler napkin rings certainly added to the rustic feel along with my twig flatware. I couldn’t resist adding in a few of my antler Christmas ornaments to complete the look.
The green bowls really top things off nicely, especially for a St. Patrick’s Day function. This setting would also be a great option for a wild game or steak dinner!
Option #4: Contemporary Gray and Green Table Setting
My home certainly contains a mixture of contemporary and traditional styles and bringing them together feels good to me. If you prefer a cleaner look, then this version might be up your alley.
The simplicity of this table setting helps provide a
These placemats are an absolute favorite of mine, especially for everyday use. They are only $2.99 and are so easy to clean (I have linked them below). They come in a variety of colors and are great for outdoor entertaining as well. These grey wine glasses are also a staple around here. I really like how they offset my clear crystal Mikasa goblets.
So, what is your favorite version of these green table setting ideas? This was fun to put together. Which one best reflects your own style?