Wearin' O The Green

Well, not exactly wearing any green right now, but maybe next Saturday!  I just wanted to share my "St. Paddy's Day Tree" before time gets away from me.  I have never really decorated for St. P's Day, and would simply bring out the Easter things right after Valentine's Day.  That changed this year after   finding out through DNA testing that I am 30% Irish!  Who knew?  Certainly not me!  So, this year I am celebrating the "Green."

Deciding to have a seasonal tree this year has already been one of the most fun 
decisions I've ever made!

Doesn't she look adorable in all her green fashion?  You can see her decked out for Christmas HERE 
and Valentine's Day HERE!

I wasn't sure how I was going to dress her up for St. P's Day, because the ONLY St. Patrick's Day item I had was this little Irish Gnome...truly!  I knew I did not want to spend very much, so I went to HobLob to see what they had on sale.

I found a package of these little shamrock ornies (a set of 8 with a couple of shades of green and some with glitter) and a bundle of little shamrock necklaces that I just draped here and 
there on the tree. 

In wandering around the store, I saw feather boas and knew I could tuck it in and around the tree
for filler.  I also picked up one for my Easter tree....yes, I am already planning for that one!

I made all of the other ornies using scrapbook paper that I already had.  If you know anything about scrapbookers, then you know we are hoarders lovers of pretty paper and cardstock....just sayin'.

We are actually celebrating St. Patrick's Day today, because next Saturday we are hosting several of my high school friends for a mini-class reunion.  Several live in the area and a few others are Winter visitors here.  I thought seriously about cooking the traditional corned beef and cabbage, but we decided hamburgers and hotdogs would be so much easier since we'll be eating outside.  That being said, I have cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage using THIS RECIPE from Marilyn's Treats today. 

I have to confess, in over 50 years of cooking, I had never before made this dish!  WHAT?
Well, it definitely got the "nod" from both of us!  The meat was so very juicy and tender, and the veggies were delicious! Also on the menu today is Irish Soda Bread using THIS RECIPE from kitchme.com.  This is another new one for me!   

Soda bread has the texture and taste of a biscuit....one giant biscuit suits this "Southern-born girl" 
just fine!  Very good and very easy!

Well, that's a wrap for me.  I hope everyone has a great week, and 
Happy St. Patrick's Day in advance!
Warm hugs,

I hope to be joining some of these lovely ladies this week:

Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Carol at The Red Painted Cottage for Share Your Style Party

Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home


  1. I love the idea of using a feather boa! What a perfect way to add a festive touch to the tree! Happy early St. Patrick's Day and enjoy your mini reunion!

  2. Your decorations look great. I've never decorated for St. Patrick's Day before.

  3. Oh my sweetness! I am love with your tree and your topper! The whole thing just makes me smile, you're so creative!

  4. Carol, your Irish tree is just adorable and certainly adorned to a "T"...and congrats on finding out about the Irish in your bloodlines! I have never made corned beef & cabbage but my DIL makes it every year and it's delicious. And I want to reach right through the screen and grab me some of that bread...YUM! I guess the closest thing I might eat to this would be a Reuben...love them! Have a fun party!

  5. Carol,
    Now you know that I would just fall in love with this sweet Irish Tree of yours, didn't you???? It is absolutely adorable and what a fantastic job you did decorating it!! Now isn't it fun to do seasonal Trees!! I so enjoy doing them and it brightens up the house so much, don't you agree??
    Thanks so much for your visits!!!


  6. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته اما بعد ، اهالي المنطقبة الشرقيه بالمملكة العربية السعوديه يسر شركة شام للخدمات المنزليه ان تعلن لجميع اهالي المنطقه عن بدأ تقديم خدماتها الخاصه بالمسابح للموسم الصيفي الجديد وذلك من خلال فروعا في مدينة الدمام ومدينة الخبر ومدينة القطيف ومدينة الجبيل ، واما عن فرعنا في مدينة الدمام فسوف تجدونه علي المتصفح تحت اسم
    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام
    وايضا تحت اسم
    شركة صيانة مسابح بالدمام
    مقترنا برقم هاتف مندوبنا بالدمام لذل فللفحصول علي اي خدمه تخص المسابح تنظيفها او تشغيلها او صيانتها فليس عليك الا التصال بنا وسوف نصلك فورا ، واما اذل كنت من اهل مدينة الخبر وتحتاج الي ان تستفيد من خدماتنا في مدينة الخبر فسوف تجدنا علي المتصفح تحت اسم
    شركة صيانة وتنظيف مسابح بالخبر
    وفي هذا الفرع نسعد بتقديم كل الخدمات التي تخص المسابح لاهالي الخبر من خدمات تنظيف او صيانة او تشغيل برك السباحه ،ولاننا قد عملنا في شركة شام علي تغطية المنطقة الشرقيه كافه فقد حرصنا علي ان يكون لنا فرع في مدينة القطيف يختص بتقديم خدمات المسابح لجميع اهالي مدينة القطيف والذي سوف تجدونه علي المتصفح تحت مسمى
    شركة تنظيف وصيانة مسابح بالقطيف
    وهنا سوف تجدون كل ما يخص المسابح من خدمات تنظيف المسابح بالقطيف وصيانتها وتشغيلها ‘واما عن مدينة الجبيل فلنا ايضا هناك فرع يختص بتقديم خدمات المسابح لجميع اهالي الجبيل من تنظيف وصيانه وتشغيل وهذا الفرع سوف تجدونه علي المتصفح تحت اسم
    شركة صيانة وتنظيف مسابح بالجبيل
    بهذا اعزائي نكون في شركة شام قد استطعنا ان نغطي كافة انحاء المنطقة الشرقيه وتقديم كافة خدمات المسابح التي يحتاجها اهالي المنطقه باحدث الاساليب والطرق العلميه وباستخدام افضل مواد التنظيف واحسن اجهزة ومعدات الصيانه والتعقيم ، فلا تقلق عزيزي العميل ولا تحتار فشركة شام هي افضل اختيار .

  7. Love this! I need to get me a white tree to keep up yaer round!

  8. I like your tree idea. I usually do my kitchen table, maybe a little on the hutch in there...put out the appropriate kitchen towels and flags out front...maybe a throw pillow if I have one...I have a little Irish bear and he went on the sofa...since I'm recuperating, there wasn't any special food...usually I do corn beef sandwiches and sometimes other things.
    When we were in Memphis we went to an Irish Pub early, maybe 4:00 and ate dinner with Irish Beer, before the rowdy crowd...we wore our beads and caps. That was fun.
    Mama Bear

  9. This tree is adorable! And, using a feather boa on a tree of any kind, is genius! You have given me such inspiration here. I have so many lovely things for St. Patrick’s Day that I can’t possibly use them all, my rather large leprechaun to name just one. I have a skinny tree that would easily fit next to my hutch in the kitchen, and that I could deck out with all of my St. Patrick’s Day goodies. Thank you so much for this blog post. Now I’m all excited about next year.

  10. Carol,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I have amassed my Easter Tree decorations over many years..... I look for sales after the holidays...I am looking forward to seeing your Easter Tree..


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