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Monday, March 15, 2010

Kiss me I'm Irish (sort of)

Ok, so I'm only partly Irish, but isn't everyone Irish come St Paddy's Day?

So in celebration of all my Irishness I thought I'd share some more of my St Paddy's Day decor.

Welcome to my house, won't you please come in? I won't even make you take off your shoes.

This is the sofa table behind my ugly couch (notice that I never show you my couch? There is a reason for that). This table desperately needs a makeover. I did buy some burlap to make a runner, but some leprechaun who will remain anonymous is currently hiding it from me. Hopefully I can find it & make a runner before this burlap craze is over with.
I'm more of a frenchy kind of girl, but even my Eiffel Tower got a little green Irish makeover. The curly ribbon bows came from the Dollar Tree. I was too lazy to curl my own ribbon.

This cloche has been holding some vintage bottles that I got from ebay a couple of years ago (I got them for a steal).
I added some sparkly shamrocks and a leprechaun hat.

And some blarney stones that say "Kiss me I'm Irish". I also added 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."

My ring came from Pyramid Collection.

I hung my 4 leaf clover charm on the outside of this cloche. It came from ebay last year or the year before.

Next I will show you the little cabinet that sits at the end of my kitchen cabinets. The white frame always sits here. I bought it at a thrift store years ago. It was gold. I painted it white & distressed it. The apothecary jar always sits here as well. Lately I have filled it with my letter balls that I got from Coldwater Creek outlet last summer.

The mercury glass birds were from Target at Christmas. But since they are birdies, they will work for spring as well.
This framed print came from JoAnn Fabrics about 10 years ago. The little bowl I got last year & have no idea where it came from. Probably Marshall's, but I can't remember (hazard of getting old).
And finally is this leprechaun print. I really love this. It is a print I borrowed from the Internet. I placed it in a clearance frame I picked up at TJ Maxx last month.

I hope that you have enjoyed my St Paddy's Day decor. If you missed the post about my Lucky Charms St Paddy's Day mantel, click here to view.

Before you go, I thought I'd leave you with a little Irish blessing.

Happy St Patrick's Day to you!

Linking to:

St Patrick's Day Blogging Carnival @ Welcome to my World

St Patrick's Day Blog Crawl @ Cuisine Kathleen

Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life


  1. Kim you really have special knack for putting together the cloches and vignettes! I enjoyed looking at them. I have the same little St. Patricks heart on my front door!

  2. Kim you really out did yourself once again...Love the stones and all your St.Paddy day stuff and your so right were all a wee bit irish this time of year...however I'm irish all yeat long ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. Love the pretty St. Paddys day collections, beautiful vingettes, gotta love the irish green...Phyllis

  4. Wonderful treasures...wonderful memories.

  5. Cute stuff, as always!

    I better hurry and get my SPD stuff posted... I am so behind.

    I saw that Pier One has those letter/number balls. I think they were 2.50 each. I couldn't decide what to get, can't get as many as you have.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  6. You always have so many cute things! I love the little pic and all your apothecary jars are fabulous!

  7. Part Irish... Pure Irish...
    You're all Irish on St. Paddy's Day!!!
    Love all your green decor. So festive. hugs, Sue

  8. Kim...I LOVE your St. Paddy's decor. Absolutely precious!


  9. Oh my....I ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ your 4-leaf clover charm!! Did you see my post about my collection of them?

    I love all your sweet little GREEN things!

  10. This is all gorgeous. I love your displays in your cloches. That always makes me drool. So pretty. All of your vignettes are just so pretty and so is the door sign. Very Irish. Love it. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  11. Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland :)

    A lovely collection!

  12. Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland :)

    A lovely collection!

  13. Kim! You have some great Irish and I like how you showcased it. Happy St. Patrick's day to you...

  14. Very cute and fun. I kind of like your sofa table. You cracked me up about the ugly couch! I enjoy visiting.
    Thanks for sharing your fun decorating.
    Have a great Wednesday,

  15. Everything looks fantastic..
    I, too, saw that cute print on the really looks cute in your frame..
    xo bj

  16. i love the poem ring - very cool :D

  17. So many pretties! Love them all but especially the cloche with the vintage bottles and the shamrocks, they just speak to me :-)

  18. Your decor is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.