Look at what I was lucky enough to catch.
This is my newest eBay find. I was lucky enough to snatch him for $4.95. Isn't he cute? I didn't want him escaping, so I trapped him under this cloche. He looks quite comfy. I've named him Liam.
So to make him feel a little at home, I decided to bring a wee bit of green to my china hutch.
The easiest way to add a bit of Irish is to add reproduction vintage post cards. I happen to have a CD with a lot of these images.
But you can find lots on the Internet.
I found some free printables on the web as well. Just cut them out & tape to the plates. I found some at Lizard & Ladybug.
And some at Anna and Blue Paperie.
I found a ceramic crown at Michael's last month. It has hearts on it so I used it for Valentine's Day. But the hearts are actually in the shape of a clover, so it also works for St Patty's Day. I placed it under a glass cheese dome. Filled up the crown with gold coins (that you can not see) and placed a green leprechaun hat on top.
The bottle on the left is a seltzer bottle. Part of my bottle collection. I found it at an antique store last year for cheap. I liked it as it is quite heavy.
And the small vintage frame came from a thrift store a few years back. I printed out some more St Patty's day vintage images to place in the frame.
On the right hand side I have another cheese dome. This one is filled with moss covered rocks that I got last year from Dollar Tree. I hung a ceramic sign with an Irish blessing that came from Michael's last year or the year before.
Another thrift store vintage frame with another vintage image. The tall cloche is one I made from an old anniversary clock glass dome. I glued the glass knob on top. Filled it up with moss balls that came from Michael's last year.
I added some glitter shamrocks and a leprechaun hat to the apothecary jars.
I seem to have quite a collection of cloches and apothecary jars. I love them. But sometimes I get stumped with what to fill them with.
I still love my number balls that I've had for a couple of years now. And I love the domino pieces. Reminds me of my parents & vacation. We always play domino's when we go on vacation with them. And I found the vintage clothes pins at the thrift store a few months back.
I found these cool shamrock printables from Blooming Homestead.
I cut them out & taped them to my white plates. Easy peasy.
Behind my leprechaun I added a shamrock wreath. I have a couple of these wreaths that I've picked up over the years at Michael's.
I think my new leprechaun feels right at home on my hutch. And don't worry. I'm not going to fall for any of his shenanigans. I know Liam is going to try & trick me into letting him go. I may be blond, but I'm not dumb. But then, he did promise to show me his pot of gold if I let him out for a minute.
I hope that you liked my St Patrick's day china hutch and my new leprechaun friend. I have two more leprechauns that I've captured in another part of the room. I'll share that later. So stay tuned.
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