Setting a table in mid-March is tricky. At this point, I’m so done with winter (even though there’s snow piled up outside) and all I want to see is spring. With the glorious greens of St. Patrick’s Day, and just a few days shy of the first day of spring, a table set with fresh whites, greens, and vintage glassware is just what I’m yearning for!

Scot Haney, co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut visited me at Connecticut Country House, and I was so excited to show him our intimate dining room that I lightly decorated in “St. Patrick’s Day/early spring style”.

Much of what I used to set my St. Patrick’s Day/Springtime table will be offered on tomorrow morning’s NMCH Hunt Club! Happy Hunting!

Enjoy your weekend!

Love, Nora

 

  • Nora –
    Thought I’d help you out with the correct name for that lovely vintage green and white quilt. There is no quilt pattern called “hearts and clovers”; there is a “hearts and gizzards” but you would clearly see the kaleidescope of hearts and a swirly “gizzards” in the block. Neither is that sweet quilt a “Double Wedding Ring” pattern; on that one you would see multiple interlocking rings which were composed of small multi-colored pieces.
    Your little beauty is correctly called “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul” – the allusion to the positive/negative play of the two colors. You have an added bonus on yours, the quilter devised her own original design on the outer border, making this quilt really distinctive.
    Also very unusual to see this pattern in green – red and white were/are the classic combination. So between the unusual colors and the distinctive border, your quilt is a very special one

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