Because neither of us have Irish heritage and we aren’t big drinkers, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a huge to-do in our home. Regardless, I still like to put up a little green here and there. I usually round up whatever green and gold décor pieces I have lying around and mix them together with the small stash of stereotypical St. Patty’s theme items like leprechauns, gold coins and rainbows I’ve accumulated over the past few years. Here’s what I came up with this year to bring a bit of luck to our home.
On one side of the mantel I used a framed Irish phrase I found online and printed with some Celtic graphics for a border along with some green and gold accents. The other side holds my newly thrifted green vase with some white hydrangeas, another gold votive and our pretty D monogram which has hints of gold to it as well.
The button rainbow I created a few years back fit perfectly on the little side table between the chair and couch. A little potted succulent next to it added a bit more green.
The space on either side of the TV got a little attention with more mix and match green and gold. Split peas in a glass jar keep my little leprechaun contained with his gold. I also paired a white crock I picked up at a thrift shop recently with faux clover I found on sale at JoAnns last month. A pretty green bird and some more gold votives finished off the look.
I made this blarney stone back when we lived in Kodiak and love how it looks with gold coins in this pretty cloche which I placed on the buffet in the dining room.
More split peas in a white tray with white pillar candles makes a super simple, but elegant centerpiece.
The entry way was the refuge for all the left over green and gold, which I compiled into two little vignettes around my green filled Scentsy . It was also the perfect spot to hang my lucky leprechaun sign.
And of course I had to make a little green bling for myself to wear today! I put this small pin on my green cardigan and have a larger version on my coat lapel. Irish or not, I’m not getting pinched! 🙂
Do you do something fun or unique to celebrate this fun holiday? Leave a comment and tell me about it!