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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sunday Favorites-Celebrating St Paddy's Day

It's time for Sunday Favorites hosted by Chari at Happy to Design. Since St Paddy's day is coming up this week, I thought I would repost last years St Paddy's day post from my family blog. This is from 3/17/09.

Top o' the mornin' to you! And Happy St Paddy's Day. Normally I don't celebrate or decorate for St Paddy's Day, but this year I decided "Why not?". So come along with me for a look around my house for a wee bit of Irish charm.

First we have to make a little detour to my work office, I wanted to show you the 3 pretty fairies on my calendar for March. Aren't they the sweetest?
I decided I needed to dress a little Irish or Gaelic today. So I put on my Gaelic Poesy Love Ring. Poesy rings date back to the middle ages & are inscribed with a short poem or sweet sentiment. They were given as a romantic gift or a token of friendship. Outer band of my ring is inscribed: "Gra anois agus go deo." Inner band inscribed: "Love, Now and Forever."
Then I put on my new shamrock pendant. This was a recent purchase from ebay. Now I am ready to start my day & show you my wee bit of Irish around my house.
I want to officially welcome you to my house.
We have a surprise guest today. His name is Finnegan O'Brien and he is offering you a cup of hot chocolate. Do you want marshamallows with your hot chocolate? Who can resist such a flirt?
And here we have an Irish lass named Siobhan. She is so happy you came & wants to give you a kiss.
They are really trying to trick you into letting them out. You see, I trapped these 2 sly leprechauns by luring them with a pot of gold. And it worked! So don't feel sorry for them, and by all means, don't let them out!!!! At least not until tomorrow.
I need them to be the centerpiece for my dinner tonight. I'm not a great cook so I need all the luck I can get.

I have an Irish blessing for you all.
May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.

Look, I've spotted another leprechaun. This one was out on my front porch. But he got away right after I snapped his photo.
A couple of leprechauns stole my gold coins from this bowl on my front porch, but they left me their hats and a couple of shamrocks to let me know they were the thiefs.
Here is the table on my front porch. I like to change out the tablecloth each season & the decor on top of the table.
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!
Happy St Patrick's Day!!!
"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand."


  1. Kim, always enjoy your posts, this one is no exception, I adore the cute St. Paddys day goodies you have. The tablecloth is soo cute and the wreath is just one of my favorites for sure and I cannot forget the little figurines, soooo cute, thanks for sharing all the wonderful collectibles....Phyllis

  2. Gorgeous decorations. I love that you decorate the front porch too, so pretty. Your cloche is just one of my favorite ever. Your little figurines are way too cute. Such a lovely tablescape. Well done. Hugs, Marty

  3. I always LOVE those cabbage leaf plates, have never seen any in person, but I sure do like them.

  4. It is looking very lucky around here today.

  5. Hi Girlfriend...

    Oohh...what beautiful Irish decor, my friend! How do you do it? You always have your house decorated with each beautifully! I really enjoyed seeing that gorgeous St. Pat's Day tablescape again...I love those cabbage plates, Kim! Ohhh...and your pretty cloche with that darling lass and laddy leprechaun!!! I loved how you decorated your front porch...your home is always so fun and festive! Love that pretty shamrock tablecloth! sorry about the leprechauns taking your gold coins...but hey, they left you some cute little hats! Hehe! Ohhh yes, and I love your ring! Girlfriend, that is GORGEOUS!!! I would love to have one of those...sooo pretty!

    Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous St. Patty's Day decor with us for Sunday Favorites! It was such a treat!

    Hope that you had a great weekend, Darlin'!
    Chari @Happy To Design