We’re coming up to the end of February, and spring beckons. The days are noticeably lighter and warm(ish) enough to tempt me outside to set a bright spring table.

With St Patrick’s Day around the corner, I wanted to try my hand at a suitably seasonal but hearty dish, Beef and Mushroom Raised Pie.












The crust is sturdy enough to stand upright (like a pork pie) but tender enough to melt in your mouth. The perfect centrepiece! I made a couple while I was at it—one for St Patrick’s Day with the shamrock crust.

And a plainer one, which I used for the centrepiece—I gave the Shamrock one to a neighbour. 🙂

Vintage Barlaston Green Leaf plates by Wedgwood added a festive touch without being too gimmicky.

The Matilda tablecloth is from Mrs Alice. The green and brown pattern makes an excellent background for so many settings.

I last used it in the Forest Foraging Table in the fall.

The sunshine was really bright, but it was too chilly to wait for a more mellow light later in the day.

Hurry up! We are a bit cold! This metal nest doesn’t provide much warmth.

Hang in – just a couple more shots.

Aaaand – we are done.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, all.