We're a family of redheads. There's lots of Irish blood in our veins. So St. Patrick's Day is a favorite at our house.
My spot for St. Patrick's Day decor is the dough cabinet I inherited from my mother. This is one of my favorite pieces of furniture, and its deep tabletop is perfect for creating holiday vignettes.
This is actually two small vignettes. One includes a homemade chalkboard plate (I use this for everything!), a bright green vase, and three different St. Patrick's pieces collected over the years.
The other vignette is anchored by this fun subway art from eighteen25. I simply printed it and popped it into an 8x10 frame. It's not a perfect fit, but it's close enough for fun. The pitcher was a TJMaxx find two years ago.
And here are the of the few remaining Beanie Babies to be found around our house. We used to have dozens of these toys; most of them have gone to other homes over the years. But these guys have hung around to help us celebrate.
Last but not least, Lee added a Lego mini-fig leprechaun to the decor. Isn't he cute?
The other spot for a little St. Paddy's decor is the dining table on my screened porch. I simply used a wall hanging (found at a thrift store last year) as a table runner and topped it with glass hurricanes filled with gold. Let's hope the meals served here are end-of-the-rainbow worthy!
TIP: Paint gravel with metallic gold spray paint and you've got instant gold! This is fun for St. Patrick's Day and it's also great for pirate play. Years ago I buried a bunch of this in our back yard; Will and Preston had hours of fun digging for it.
Do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day?
**I'm joining the St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen, the Tutorials and Tips party at Home Stories A to Z, and Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now.