Friday, February 17, 2012

Launching St. Patrick's Day



While I admit to going all out for Christmas decorating,  and maybe a little bit at Easter,
 

 



 I have never been a big Valentine's Day decorator or St. Patrick's Day.






   But this year I want to add a punch of green to my home decor in honour of St. Patty's Day.




I have a sweet collection of teddy bears, so I rounded up anything with green in it,
 threw a dollar store green garland in an apothecary jar, a couple of horse shoes, china....and grabbed my camera.




This week I will slowly start to pull more green decor out, collect all my china that has green in it, and display them in my china cabinets.







I think I was a little disappointed with myself that I did not make the effort to decorate for Valentine's Day, so I am pulling out the stops for this sweet Irish holiday.




Although I am full Canadian/British blood, my maternal grandfather came from Bristol, England,
 my family roots go as far back as 1732 to Antrim, Ireland, on my Dad's side.
Do any of you have Irish blood running through your veins?




I will probably start another series on life as an Irishmen, or something along that idea....I do have so much fun putting together pretty images from tumblr or pinterest.




Maybe we can figure out how to actually catch a Leprechaun and that pot of gold.....you know me, I have a solution for all kinds of impossible tasks!!




So ladies and gentlemen, let's gather all our greens and celebrate St. Patrick's Day!




Diane



I will be joining in these linky parties

Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Inspiration Friday at At The Picket Fence
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
  Woman Thing at Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musing


5 comments:

  1. Your teddy bears are really cute in their tartan (Scottish or Irish) and I love the old platter's pretty design. I don't 'do' St. Patrick's day I guess because of my English/Scottish heritage. My maternal grandmother was from Scotland but no direct connections to Ireland anywhere. Enjoy the weekend my friend. Hugs, Pam

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  2. I have never decorated for St. Patty's Day either. Maybe I should. My family is Irish on both sides. I have Flynn and McMath and Morey...all Irish and who knows what else.....Very cute teddy bears! I have a collection too.

    Holly

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  3. I don't think I've decorated for St Patrick's Day since my children were young - perhaps it's time!

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  4. Because of our Irish ancestry, we do celebrate St. Patrick's day..somewhat..at our house. We didn't grow up celebrating it, but I love remembering our ancestors and how their lives were. Your bears are so cute in their green checked outfits,and I like all the things you collected to decorate with. I've gathering my green things and thinking of how
    to decorate. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Hello! Wonderful St. Patrick's day vignette! Yes, I am Irish too - my father was very proud of his heritage and instilled that in all of us. When I see pictures of the Irish countryside my heart turns flips - I know that's home! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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