I am still loving my oh-so-versatile shabby box! This time I have filled it with all things Irish for the Wearin’ o’ the Green! After all, when your great-grandmother’s name is Tootie O’Toole, you’ve got to have a little Irish in you! Sooo…
…I started with a cabbage leaf…what else? This Bordallo plate just reminds me of all the Saint Paddy’s Days I spent eating corned beef and cabbage as a child. It was a family tradition!
Next, I added a vintage coffee pot filled with white hydrangeas in honor of a favorite winter time drink…Irish coffee…or rather my version…coffee with a little Bailey’s Irish cream. Yum!
Of course, we have to have some Irish lead crystal, so I have included this wonderful little urn filled with vintage silverplate!
And we cannot forget to add some shamrocks…from a dismantled door decoration found on sale for $7.00 at Hobby Lobby! I debated about including a real shamrock for luck, but my staff would just eat it. Is that still lucky? Hmmm…
And my favorite addition…a little music box that has an Irish blessing on the lid and plays When Irish Eyes Are Smiling…a gift from my mother many years ago. She was the traveling companion of President Jimmy Carter’s mother (fondly known as Miss Lillian) during a Friendship Force visit to Ireland in 1977…a thrill she never forgot.
And finally, Baby Kitty reminds me that the Irish flag is not just green and white…it’s also orange! Doesn’t he add just the right touch?
And here is the result…my shabby Saint Paddy’s Day centerpiece! Gotta love the rustic look! Several people have asked me where I found the box, so I will tell you that it came from Joss and Main. I am lovin’ my shabby little box…
…because I have been able to decorate it for every holiday. So I bet you know what I’ll be doing later this month. That’s right…decorating it for Easter! I can’t wait!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my centerpiece! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for the Saint Patrick’s Day Blog Crawl
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for the Winter Blues Party
Jaime Lyn at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy for Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Me on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!