Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Celebrating St Paddy's Day

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 I'm jumping in with both feet to join not one, but two parties this week. So come along with me for a look around my house for a wee bit of Irish charm.

The first party is hosted by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner. She hosts a weekly party called "Three or More Tuesday". And the second party I found is sponsered by Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen. So be sure to party on over to their blogs to see what everyone else is decorating or cooking for St Paddy's Day.

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."

Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop by all the parties going on today. But don't party too much!!


Chandy said...

What a gorgeous Green home! I feel welcome already! Thanks for the share and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well!

Kathleen said...

I love it! Your new necklace is so pretty! All your decorations are lovely..

Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks for coming to the party!

Have a grand, green day!

SusanQ said...

I loved seeing all your touches of Irish whimsy and charm and the fairies are cute as can be!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you :)

Florida Sue said...

Kim..It's all so lovely, but the leprechauns in the cloche...I love the whimsy. Great blog..

ellen b. said...

Hello Kim,
What a fun St.Patty's day post. Those 3 faeries are pretty sweet. I love all the clovers and fun accessories you have for this day!

marty39 said...

What a great St. Patty's Day post. I love all your Irish guests and your decorations are just wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Bo said...

Oh my, where do I start...
everything you showed us was delightful...I enjoyed my visit so much! ;- Bo

Marsha said...

What a fun post! I'm glad we made the detour to your office those three fairies are cute little lasses. I have never seen such a ring, it is really beautiful as is your new neckless. The Irish touches around your home are wonderful and you set a beautiful tablescape to join Kathleen's party.

Happy St. Patrick's day!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Happy St'Patrick's Day and Happy 'Three Or More' Tuesday.
What a fun and interesting post. Loved to hear about how you've captured those little leprechauns and all of your green decorations are simply wonderful.
Have a great evening,

Foley said...

What a lovely post..your pieces are gorgeous!!

Anne Marie said...

Thank you for that!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a darling post! From the kissing leprechauns to the beautiful inscription in that silver band... I enjoyed it!

Happy St. Paddy's Day...


SHeila :-)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Luv that necklace...What a great post today...

Anonymous said...

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Jayne said...

Pretty decorations. Nice to see you at Kathleen's party.

Neabear said...

What a fun post! Glad you joined Three or More Tuesday!