Tuesday, March 13, 2012
4th Annual St. Paddy's Day Blog Crawl At Cuisine Kathleen
This post is dedicated to two of my friends, both fair lassies! Kathleen J. of the O'Hearn clan and Diane of the Collins' clan. Top o' the mornin' to both of these fine colleens
It's that time to add a little wearin' of the green to my home
A quick trip to Dollar Tree for the felt shamrock and silk carnations ,and a cute green mug to use as a vase. The tea cloth was an EBay purchase made after seeing Kathleen's linky party last year! I was blogging just a couple of days, and was absolutely mesmerized by the whole thing. I was quite linky challenged for awhile.
I think this might be a shillelagh? (Update: It is a harp, a shillelagh is a walking stick! Thanks Pat and Diane!) Forgive me, I've not one drop of Irish blood, but I do enjoy a good St.Paddy's party! There is a corned beef in my freezer and buttermilk to be used in my Irish soda bread. Only problem is, I hope I can read the recipe :/
This is the pan I like to bake my soda bread in. I bought it at a lovely tea room and gift shop called Granny McCarthy's in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
I am pushing myself a little here, so just did one place setting to give you a general idea. I found the cutest demit tasse cups with shamrocks in Christmas Tree Shop.
I popped in some mint Lindt truffles.
Close up of the saucer.
Please be sure to stop by and visit all the other participating blogs. I guarantee they will knock your green socks off! Thanks to the very talented Kathleen for hosting this each year, She does a great job and has lots of prizes.
I leave you with this Poem for a Friend.....(author unknown)
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter, too
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!