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07 March, 2012

Shabby Saint Patrick's Day Centerpiece

040I 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…

018 …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!

007aNext, 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!

004 Of course, we have to have some Irish lead crystal, so I have included this wonderful little urn filled with vintage silverplate!

063And 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…

014 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.

030 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?

055 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…

page …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!

75 comments:

  1. This little box is really a versatile piece for display. I love all of your displays and this one is so cute. Love the majolica plate and the cute shamrocks. Baby Kitty does seem to approve.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Your box looks great Debbie, so versatile! Love the mosaic-have fun:@)

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  3. You have done some amazing things with that box. You make me want to go and find myself a box! It's so seasonal and would be perfect at this Sunday's Seasonal Sunday. I do hope you'll join me.

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. What a great line-up, you clever lady!! Can't wait to see Easter's box!! I do love a cute bunny,
    xo Kathysue

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  5. Green, my favorite. though they have all been beautiful.

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  6. This is like "the little box that could"! Can't wait to see what you have in store for Easter! xo Kim

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  7. Debbie, Now I am on the search for my own box. Everything you have done with yours is beautiful. Love the majolica. Thanks for joining my party this week. Hugs, Sherry

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  8. Your treasured box never fails to disappoint!

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  9. A box for all seasons ha ha!! Love this my dear friend..Hope you have a GREAT day..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  10. You are so creative with your little box! I love this one too and little kitty is indeed the perfect perfect touch. Hope you're having a wonderful day, Gail

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  11. Wow Debbie...I am loving it!
    What a versatile piece you have there with so many creative ways you come up with.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  12. Debbie, your table is lovely. The flatware caught my eye right away. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Not to shabby for your little shabby box!

    ~Bliss~

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  14. I love this, Debbie. And I remember Miss Lillian.

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  15. Oh how pretty Debbie, I love it. Your box is wonderful and it definitely always makes such a great vignette. Love the cabbage plate and the clovers. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

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  16. Boy, Debbie, you are certainly getting your decors worth out of that box! Another great display and I love looking back at your past vignettes. I've got to figure out something new for my wood tote.

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  17. Very creative with your wee box.
    Love your past boxes.Since I'm married to a Irishman we us the word wee instead of little.
    Happy St. PADDYS day to you.
    Have a super week.

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  18. Beautiful Debbie! I love the mosaic showing all the changes!

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  19. No Irish in me...but I love the silverware you showed...My grandma had that pattern...and nope, I don't have even one piece....but it reminds me of her whenever I see it!!

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  20. The little box is just right for a special display and your St.Patrick's Day vignette is definitely special. Love the symbolism of the pieces, your music box and the memories of your mom's visit to Ireland with Miss Lillian. I remember seeing her on tv. Miss Lillian..not your mom. Sorry. :)

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  21. I love the versatality of that little box. It is just darling all decorated for St. Paddy's Day. Very sweet. I love a piece that can be changed up with each Season. xo Diana

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  22. Debbie, it looks just beautiful!
    I love all the displays you do in your box. So very pretty!

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  23. Looks great, Debbie. That shabby box is so versatile! I was wondering what happened to the other green & white plate you bought the last time we were out?? Anyway, the cabbage leaf plate is perfect! Linda

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  24. What a beautiful collection of all your Saint Patrick's goodies. I love how you displayed them. Hope you come visit me for Simple & Sweet Fridays on my site.

    Love, Jody

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  25. I love having a decorating tool like you shabby box! Each holiday has it's own special look. Love the green and how sweet that you Mom went with Miss Lillian to Ireland! Oh Baby Kitty adds just that last perfect touch! Hugs, Linda

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  26. Debbie, I look forward to seeing the changes of your box for each new holiday. Sorta of what I do with my scales. It's a fun challenge to come up with something new. I've been unsure what to do for St. Patrick's Day, but seeing your green apple gave me an idea. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

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  27. It's a great display piece! Can't wait to see it for Easter.
    Deb

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  28. I love that every item has a little bit o' history to it!

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  29. Love your shabby little box and all the items with their story. Especially the story behind the music box with the Irish Blessing.

    You have a knack for creativity.

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  30. Your seasonal boxes are very attractive, Debbie. My question is are your "assistants" really leaving those gorgeous flowers alone? My Matisse can't wait to paw fresh flowers (obviously, I don't have them anymore!).

    Mary in Oregon

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  31. My flowers are always "faux," Mary! And even at that, I still have to watch Miss Isabella, who will eat anything!

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  32. I just love the versatility of your wonderful box! Tootie O'Toole! Wow, that is a fabulous name and kind of sets the whole tone for the table! I just love your collection of silver you displayed here. It seems to go along with the tradition of your traditional St. Patrick's Day food. We enjoyed the same. Somehow I dropped the ball on it, but I do have fond memories of corned beef and cabbage.

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  33. That is such a cute shabby chic box and the way you have it styled for each season is beautiful! Love each and every vignette! The cabbage plates are so great for spring and St. Paddys..going to be using mine for my Blog crawl table! Great post!

    Miss Bloomers

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  34. wow..fabulous display and use of the box!! I am learning so much fun stuff from bloggers..before I would go from Valentines day to Easter..now I have Shamrocks all over...fun!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  35. Debbie, I love your box you use for seasonal vignettes. This is lovely, loving the green. Your music box, what a treasured gift. I see Baby Kitty approves too! Happy Spring and St. Paddy Day to you, from a very Irish gal.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  36. Debbie, that shabby little box gets tons of decorating mileage!! with that name I bet your grandmother was a hoot! xo

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  37. Another creative holiday arrangement - I love that little wooden box of yours and I love how you re-create something wonderful with every season/holiday!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  38. Man, I feel guilty right now....I'm Irish, and I don't decorate for St. Patty's day. Your vignette is so cute!

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  39. Love the centerpiece! One of my favorite songs is Danny Boy! I don't recall having many decorations for St. Patricks, however, I always make Irish Potato candies. Love them!

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  40. I knew I adored that shabby box the first time you used it and now I love it even more. What a treasure it is!

    It's as versatile as your talents sweetie!!!

    God bless ya and have an incredible day!!! :o)

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  41. Debbie that is one cute little box! It's perfect for everything! And how wonderful that your mother was Ms. Lillian's traveling companion! She must have some stories for sure huh? *winks*

    I giggled when I saw your comment about how there's never "frenchy" stuff like that at your Goodwill, because I always think YOU find such great frenchy stuff there! Lol! Vanna

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  42. This box is just perfect for all your creative centerpieces. Love this one.

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  43. What a great box. You've got me looking around all my stuff stashed away to see if I have anything similar. Anyhoo, thanks for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

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  44. I absolutely love this. a box for all seasons - the perfect idea. And your St. Patrick's box - too cute.

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  45. I can honestly say I have never decorated for St. Patrick's Day but I love this!

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  46. Okay, now I need my own box! It looks like such fun to decorate and you have an amazing touch with it. I remember Miss Lillian! She was very loved I think by the American people. Your mom certainly must have enjoyed that trip! Good idea not to give the staff extra things to get them in trouble. My sister just had her littlest kitty in for an operation to remove ribbon he ate from a Valentine's display. Linda

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  47. Gorgeous! You have so many great pieces...I gues that is why you are a plate addict! Beautiful job!
    -Shelley

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  48. Beautiful! I recently found your blog and I am enjoying it so much! I love the box. That gives me so many ideas!

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  49. Debbie,
    WoW! What a versitle decor piece! I've tried to pick a favorite and find whatever is presently before me gets voted as favorite! Ha! I'll be back for the Easter "box" reveal!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  50. I love your box that you decorate so beautifully that I am absolutely on the hunt for one...They are always so artfully done...I adore them all...

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  51. i hope I'm not too late to say this is a great idea! And a lovely execution, as well :) I too like to establish a "frame" in which I can swap decorations according to every season or holiday! But your crate works wonders! Visiting from Funky Junk (my entry is http://meehameeha.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-make-spring-vignette-in-5.html)

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  52. You know I love that little box! I get so excited when you post about it. The St. Pat's version is super cute! I can't wait to see it at Easter!

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  53. I adore that little box!!! It is so versatile! Great job on all the different vignettes you've made. Thanks so much for sharing! Stopping by from Cowgirl Up.
    Lynn @ Scrapity Anne

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  54. You've made me want to get a little box. The problem is, I'm just not good at putting little things together and having it end up in one cohesive piece. You're sure talented in that way. It was fun seeing all the seasons you've decorated for using it.

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  55. These are all fabulous Debbie.

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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  56. So pretty dressed up for St Patrick's! Looking forward to seeing the box dressed up for Easter!

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  57. You are getting the best usage out of this little box, Debbie! Your Irish vignette is darling and how nice that you have a memory of both your mother AND one of her own special commemorations. Happy St. Paddy's Day! ~ Sue

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  58. Debbie, I laughed out loud at the "orange" kitty comment! Too funny!

    Your little shabby box has really come in handy for each holiday & I love how you filled it for this one. We share the same heritage...my Mom's maiden name was Peggy O'Neil!!!

    Happy St. Patty's Day, a wee bit early,
    Rett

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  59. There is nothing shabby about your centerpiece, Debbie! Love all the shades of green. Glad that you got that little bit of orange in the photo...Baby Kitty is gorgeous!

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  60. The centerpieces you have created in your shabby box are lovely. What a perfect way to show off special treasures

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  61. Love the box~especially the flatware you have on display!
    Angie

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  62. Love it! My living room is all green and whites in this cheerful springy, apple green color.

    ♥Linsey

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  63. Darling kitty, love your table arrangement & design~ Happy SPD!

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  64. You are so clever! You get so much use out of this fabulous box! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and show off your idea.

    Karin

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  65. Clever of you to use this box in so may ways.

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  66. Tootie O'Toole would be very proud of you and happy there aren't any Frenhcy things here! :)
    Wonderful seasonal box, your creativity is amazing!
    Thanks for linking this and those pretty candles to the Blog Crawl!

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  67. And I forgot to say, Slainte'! Merci!

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  68. So happy you linked up to "Cowgirl Up". I featured your decor on my facebook page, so make sure to grab a button. See the facebook feature here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437

    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    Cowgirl Up- The Linked Linky Party

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  69. Your all set with your cute fun shabby box.Hope to see it again and again.Enjoyed your wonderful post.I'm going to follow you now :) Denise

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  70. I love your shabby little box and how you decorate it for every holiday. I want one too!!! Did you buy it or make it?

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  71. Adorable - great colors and that box is FUN! Would love if you came by my party to link it up - I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  72. What you do with your shabby box is truly amazing! With A Tootsie O'Toole, I definitely would say there is some Irish there..lol
    Especially loved how you incorporated 'orange' into the decor :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie