Placesettings: the luck of the stylish


It’s my lucky day!

I don’t think there’s much Irish in either BluesRay or me, but we’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day anyway.


The table has a vintage white cotton damask cloth to start, topped with a wonderful Startex print of lucky charms.

The tag says it’s a kitchen towel.

Startex towel

The square shape says it’s a table topper! Because this is my house . . . .

But, man, those were the golden days of kitchen textiles. Imagine an entire drawer in your kitchen, filled with colorful printed Startex towels. Luck of the stylish, indeed.

Lucky symbols

There’s a lucky horseshoe. A lucky elephant. Two lucky numbers. And two lucky rabbit’s feet!


Not to mention a lucky wishbone and a slew of lucky four-leaf clovers. Or shamrocks. Take your pick.


We’re using Lu-Ray plates in Windsor green, plus some vintage plastic-handled forks that were made in Taiwan. Wish I could find more of them!

The corned beef’ll go in the oven this afternoon. Dessert? That’s all set.


Happy St Patrick’s Day!