Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day decor


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?



20 comments:

Michelle said...

I don't decorate for much other than Christmas. I do have a lot of Irish blood in me though. ;) My grandmother's side came from County Cork.

Deserae said...

Very cute! I don't decorate for St. Patrick's day...no Irish in these veins I'm afaid.
~Des

Miss Charming said...

Cute decor. Great idea collecting items from around the house like Beanie Babies and Legos.

mamamia said...

I decorate for everything, lol!
My kids love to help with making decorations and some of the food.
I love the gold idea, and especially the buried treasure idea!!!!
I am going to steal that one of you for sure! :)

NanaDiana said...

Hi Richella! Love your Irish take on things. Yep- We are Irish so we decorate for the Holiday, too. Matter of fact I posted a place setting for one today-Irish as Paddy's pig! xo Diana

Kim B. said...

LOVE your tip on spray painting the gravel gold! GREAT idea & really looks like gold nuggets :)

Cathie said...

Irish Red-heads here, also. (maiden name Walsh) I pull out my green glass dishes for St. Paddy's Day.
Love the gold!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your vignette is cute, I love the gold rocks:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I do decorate for St. Patrick's day -- it's one of our favorite holidays!

Designs By Pinky said...

LOve the GOLD, great idea. No, I don't decorate for SPD but I DO tablescapes:):) XO, Pinky

Kathleen said...

Adorable! Love the chalkboard plate and the gold gravel! Great idea!
Thanks so much for joining in the blog crawl! Happy. S P D!

Micupoftea~ said...

Festive & fun! Happy SPD~

Anonymous said...

I am a redhead so is my 39 year old son and 32 year old daughter has beautiful strawberry blonde which is the prettiest color of hair ever!

My paternal grandma was a red head.

Pamela
WV

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love your gold gravel and the little lego guy! I think St. Patty's Day is so fun, but we don't do much to decorate for it! I am working on some shamrock shirts for the boys though:)

Priscilla said...

Such simple things make for a cute vignette.

Sarah said...

Fun to decorate for different holidays. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

susan said...

Momma's side of the family were/are various shades of redhead - mine turns reddish gold with sun but I just faked it &it matches my momma freckles great. Grandma Cannon was a Varney & I can trace directly to Devil Anse Hatfield, eek! :) so Irish & Slovak (daddy) I am. Paczkes for Shrove aka Fat Tuesday & wearing of the green on St Paddy Day. I celebrate 'em all! :) And love your "gold "!

susan said...

Momma's side of the family were/are various shades of redhead - mine turns reddish gold with sun but I just faked it &it matches my momma freckles great. Grandma Cannon was a Varney & I can trace directly to Devil Anse Hatfield, eek! :) so Irish & Slovak (daddy) I am. Paczkes for Shrove aka Fat Tuesday & wearing of the green on St Paddy Day. I celebrate 'em all! :) And love your "gold "!

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

Erin Go Bragh indeed! I have a whole little collection of Erin Go Bragh things. Growing up, my name wasn't popular like it is now and people misspelled it & mispronounced it. There was no Erin on hairclips or plastic mugs. So, St. Patrick's day always made me happy! And if I was a boy I would have been Patrick. :)

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

Oh, and I spent the night in a Hallmark store parking lot to get my hands on an Erin beanie baby.

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