Tablescapes, Leprechaun Village, a Sip & a Nosh

I thought I’d take you to Ireland today for a bit of a sip and a nosh in an Irish village.  An Irish Leprechaun Village…

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Leprechauns live here in little stone cottages with window boxes and cabbage trees.  Their yards are moss and clover.

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They are off looking for pots of gold right now so it’s safe to have a peek around…

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There are green and gold coins scattered all over, those messy Leprechauns! Gold must be easy for them to find!

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Giant cabbage trees grow helter skelter around the village.

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You must be getting thirsty by now, on this bright sunny day…

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How about some Baileys Irish Creme on the rocks,

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on the COFFEE rocks, that is!

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This is such a delightful treat, coffee, dessert and a cocktail all rolled into one!

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Oh look, they have left us a giant 4 leaf clover!

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This shamrock is filled with savory Cheddar and chives, very lucky for us indeed!

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The leprechauns sure know how to live!

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Have you ever noticed how shamrock leaves look sorta like hearts?

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Well, I thought so too!

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I had a stash of these cheesy hearts tucked away in the freezer that I made in February…

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A few more chives for the top and stem, and Voila, a perfect little plate of savory bites for St. Patrick’s Day!

Of course Bailey’s Irish Creme is totally awesome over regular ice cubes, but with a little leftover coffee you can really make it tasty!  Do you even have an ice cube tray?  I was trying to improvise when I remembered….I DID have an ice cube tray!

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I had some in the closet holding earrings…

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Coffee ice cubes have so many possibilities, I want to keep some on hand for iced coffee too…

If you don’t have an ice cube tray, you can always use an egg carton!

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You can see the method for making the Cheesy Chive Hearts by clicking here

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Thanks for visiting the Leprechaun Village today, I hope you enjoyed your sip & a nosh~

Please scroll down to the comment form at the bottom of the page, I would love to hear from you!

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14 Responses to “Tablescapes, Leprechaun Village, a Sip & a Nosh”
  1. What a fun and festive post! Love the cheddar hearts being made into a four-leaf clover!!
    Kenley

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  2. Love the village, food, and libation. Wonderful post.

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  3. Coffee rocks…that makes a heap of sense!!! I will need to pin this to remember it. (Sad that I have become so dependent upon my Pinterest boards to assist my memory!) I love a nice glass of Irish cream after dinner, but I always have hated how it gets watered down from the ice. It’s a MUST that it be on the rocks, so this solves that problem! Thank you! 🙂 I like your leprechaun village! Wow…this had to have taken quite some time to construct! I really like the “giant cabbage trees” and the moss covered land!

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  4. The Baileys over coffee ice cubes sounds delicious. What a great idea. Love your leprechaun village too. It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

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  5. This is fun! Love your village and I’d love to join you for a drink and snack-enjoy:@)

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  6. Mary says:

    Your leprechaun village is so clever and fun! Love the idea of coffee ice cubes, we have a Keurig now so no left over coffee but a great idea, especially using an egg carton! Your cheesy heart/shamocks are genius~ I wish I had some in the freezer 🙂

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  7. Love the idea of the coffee rocks.. now that idea rocks!!! And I love Baileys.. oh that might be my middle name? lol. Darling village.. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s day and sending all the good Irish blessings your way.. xo marlis

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  8. Sarah says:

    Well, I love Bailey’s Irish Cream, and your idea of the coffee rocks is a great idea. Love the tip of using an egg carton for making the ice cubes. How very clever! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ~ Sarah

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  9. Marigene says:

    Love your little Irish village table…those cheddar bites look yummy!

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